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We went to Manali between 31st May till 4th June. This was the third time I went to Manali that itself explains how much I love the place. But this times experience was a bad one. Things have changed in Manali in a big way. Everything has become very very commercial. Too much traffic everywhere.
The charm of Manali that is the Rohtang pass, where one gets to see the snow, play in snow, has totally got spoilt. One has to get up at 3 or 4 am in the morning to go there so as to avoid the traffic and in spite of going so early there is no way one can avoid the line of cars on top. You can hardly have fun in snow as the driver leaves you about 3-4 km away from the actual snow point and reaching the snow point is a tedious task. Then there are horses available to take you to the top and they charge exorbitant amount! The return journey is all the more horrible, one is stuck at same spot for at least 2 hours! There are no washrooms, nothing where women can relieve themselves after hours of waiting as for men they can relieve themselves anywhere no one cares. The drivers are hand in glove with everyone there starting from the river rafting guys (which is extremely unsafe, one guy died just the day before we reached there he was recently married!) Then the guys who provide you with jump suits to go in snow... (Earlier they used to give actual fur coats which were worth it, these jump suits are useless) driver has a commission in everything; he is not interested in taking you; he is interested in his commission. If you want to enjoy snow then go else where but Manali is not recommended. Reaching Manali too is tedious. At least 12 hours road journey is needed to reach from any place.
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Monu
  • Monu
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Incredible" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
My Manali experience was good. I loved the tour, the snowfall when the temperature increases. Manikaran and Rohtang is very nice place. The people looked innocent and it looked like a second heaven. I would definitely like to visit the next time as it was incredible.
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Amal
  • Amal
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  • 6 Reviews

"A romantic destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
When you talk about Manali, it is a very cool place to visit and it is a romantic place for honeymoon couples. You will get everything here from foreign to Indian cuisine. Most important is Rohtang Pass and Snow Valley. The place was a great one.
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Stephen Salvatore
  • Stephen Salvatore
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 1 Review

"A beautiful and adventurous hill station" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Manali is a hill station mostly covered with snow all the year. It is different from the other hilly areas because it is very safe and have good roads, hotels, food and medical facilities. April to August is the best time to visit. The people who want to play with snow and enjoy the adventure rides, paragliding and rafting must visit this place. Sohlang valley, Mall Road, Rohtang and Kullu are the nearby places that you must visit. Rohtang Pass is the most important place here. Mall Road of Manali is very good for shopping and taste the traditional foods. Activities like rafting, paragliding, horse riding, motor bike riding, snow rides, skating, camping and trekking keep you busy. People should go there by roads because it is the real fun to watch the beauty of the nature.
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Danish Ansari
  • Danish Ansari
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"A place to visit with family" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I went there two months back. It was a very cool hill station with lot of beautiful places to see. But the most interesting place I liked was Rohtang Pass where snowfall occurs and the temperature falls to zero degrees. I enjoyed a lot there. Pure beauty of nature can be seen.
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Abanish Deb
  • Abanish Deb
  • 4 Reviews

"A place to enjoy with family and friends" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Manali is an awesome place. The beauty of the place will make you visit again and again. You must visit the Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley and the temples. There are many beautiful things to buy. Plan a trip with a group and you will enjoy a lot.
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Ashish
  • Ashish
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews

"A place with natural beauty" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Overall experience to visit Manali was excellent. It is a beautiful place with lots of natural beauty. Places to visit are Rohtang Pass, Sohlang Valley, Log Hut area, Hidemba Temple and Vashisht Bath. Activities to do are river rafting in Bias, paragliding at Sohlang Valley and few other water games.
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Vikas Kejriwal
  • Vikas Kejriwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Adventure sports availability is seasonal" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
As every one knows it's one of the famous hill stations to visit in India. It takes around 14 hours to reach Manali from Delhi. There are lot of places to visit like Beas river, a number of temples and Rohtang pass. For accommodation a number of options are available ranging from two star to four star hotels. Lot of adventure sports like river rafting, paragliding, rope climbing and skiing can be done here. Be prepared for heavy traffic jams. Quality of food is not so good. Adventure sports and Rohtang pass availability is seasonal, so research before planning. Overall, it was a great place
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Aniket Gupta
  • Aniket Gupta
  • 3 Reviews

"A soothing and beautiful place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The overall experience was mind blowing. The climate of Manali was so soothing that no one can resist to enjoy themselves to its fullest. The town was small but really worth a visit and there are many places to see and enjoy. Rohtang is a must visit place in Manali. We really saw heaven on earth over here. Playing in the snow with the clouds touching your skin is fantastic. Food over here was very delicious. We had food in hotel as well as in market area. The food was delicious.
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Syed Ahmed
  • Syed Ahmed
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"A great place to visit with family and friends" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
This is one place you should visit at least once in your life time. I went with a group of friends for four days and there are infinite number of things to do and places to visit in an around Manali. There is paragliding, river rafting, etc. You can get a good hotel for 600 rupees and food is not a problem here.
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Ravi sharma
  • Ravi sharma
  • Lives in Udaipur
  • 4 Reviews

"A not so good place for couples" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The destination is not for the couples. It is for a large group of people who can fight and take the charge for everything. People are not at all good and supportive. They will help you but at the end of the day you will realize that you have been cheated. The sports activities like Rohtang pass river rafting are enjoyable. In Rohtang Pass never buy the kesars, you will be cheated.
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Manali Info

  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1950 m
  • Pincode: 175131
  • District: Kullu
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 01902
  • Weather: Summer 23 to 36°C, Winter -1 to 18°C

Manali is located in the district of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of about 1950 m above sea level, it is about 250 km away from the state capital of Shimla. 

History of Manali

Manali has been named after Brahmasís appointed lawgiver Manu, who is said to have arrived in this region to begin the seventh cycle of creation and destruction. The region is also said to be the home of the seven great sages of the Hindu religion.

Things to do in Manali

As an important hill station and tourist destination of India, Manali offers much in terms of natural beauty such as panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, flower gardens and orchards with green and red apples; places such as Solang Valley known as a winter sports location; the Nehru Kund, which is a clear water spring; the Kothi Village, offering views of a deep gorge through which River Beas flows; and the Rahalla Falls. 

Apart from being a hill station, there are also several other attractions that are an integral part of Manali tourism. The Hadimba Temple built in 1533 AD is dedicated to Hadimba, the wife of Bhima who was one of the Pandavas. The Manu Temple dedicated to the sage and lawgiver Manu is located in old Manali. The Vasishta Temple dedicated to Lord Rama and Sage Vasishta is known for its hot springs. The nearby town of Jagatsukh is home to a few old temples dedicated to Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri.

Manali is a haven for adventure sports enthusiasts. The hill station offers ample opportunities for tourists to participate in activities like skiing, paragliding, trekking, river rafting and fishing. Many Manali holiday packages also include the above sightseeing attractions and activities. 

Food & shopping in Manali

Manali has a mix of popular roadside eateries, cafes and restaurants. Both in Old Manali and the city market, shops selling chaats, north Indian fare, sweets as well hot momos, are a common sight. As for shopping, tourists can buy woolens; local produce like jams and preserves, baked goodies and souvenirs.  

Travelling to Manali

Manali is easily accessible from Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh and Ambala. To reach Manali, tourists can also take flights that connect many cities to the nearest airport located at Bhunter, which is 50 km away from Manali. The best time to visit Manali is between May and October.

Accommodation options in Manali

Tourists can avail services from the numerous hotels in Manali. Apart from 5 star hotels and resorts, Manali also has many homestays tourists can choose from to experience the local flavour of this hill station. 


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