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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 Brahmass 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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Sudha Kapoor

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  • Sudha Kapoor
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  168 readers

"Wonderful place!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Went to Manali by car, the journey was awesome full of beautiful scenery. Beas river flowing along road. Manali is a perfect place for holidays. It has many historic Hindu temple, natural spring. Monastery, Hadimba temple surrounded by pine forest it's beautiful place, has small market also were one can buy local handicrafts and gift item. Manali club is nice place to spend time having boating facility and activities for children. Manali is very nice place for holiday.
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Kokila Mishra

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  • Kokila Mishra
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  60 readers

"Stress busters!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Manali in Himachal is the best place to visit in summers where the temperature is low & one can enjoy snow with activities as well greenery, water activities, river rafting etc. The most amazing place I have ever been to very good & delicious food is available. People are very nice no one cheats you their.
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Srikant Kharatmol

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  • Srikant Kharatmol
  • Lives in Surat
  • 4 Reviews
  •  138 readers

"Lovely Destination!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
I went to Manali last month & I found so much beautiful place over there. Its also the most romantic city I visited. It gives you more closer look to your love towards nature and also gives you the time to spend with your loved ones. I love this place.
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Vibhor Kumar

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  • Vibhor Kumar
  • Lives in New Delhi
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"Awesome experience & many beautiful place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
One should visit Manali in winters. Beautiful snow covered mountain and Solang Valley is awesome. Paragliding is must to do activitie. Road trip to rohtang pass is also must to have in itenary. Penalty of temples to visit. An evening at mall road having coffee in cold evening is pure bliss. Fir shopaholics, if you are planning for shopping at mall road, just bargain as hard as you can.
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Navpreet Virk

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  • Navpreet Virk
  • Lives in Panipat
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"Best place to go in summers" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Best time to visit is from April to August. Many places to explore. Firstly mall road to be visited daily till you are there. Best place to stay is nearby villages cottage like Vashishth. I stayed at vashishth home stay which was at awesome location and good food overall staff was very cordial. Places to explore include Vashishth waterfall, Jakhu temple, Rohtang, riverside and many more.
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Sachin Saini

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  • Sachin Saini
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"Wonderful Adventurous trip!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
I visited there on 16th October with one of my friend. The weather was pleasant and we saw a little snowfall at Rohtang top during the ride to Keylong.
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Agniv .

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  • Agniv .
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Had a lovely time at Manali" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Manali is a scenic destination. We went to Solang valley and had a blast in the snow covered areas. One should definitely come here for a visit. We did a lot of shopping too, the rates are extremely cheap and the quality of goods is excellent.
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Deep Kalaria

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  • Deep Kalaria
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  •  354 readers

"Heaven in India, Manali" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Nowadays many places in India are nice to visit but Manali is best and heaven of India. I had recently visited Manali with my family. It take long time to reach there but there were many hotels. We went in one of the best hotel it was so big and beautiful. There were many staff and rooms inside.

The cost was also reasonable and facilities were very nice. The climate there was so cold and everywhere snow was there. So we were taking photos and enjoying in snow by throwing snowball on each other. There everywhere greenery was there and environment was so good. There were many mountains and we also seen different birds coming there. The temperature there was so low and trees were also so big and beautiful.

I was feeling so relaxed and was very happy. There food available was also very nice and many historical places are also there to visit. So it was my and my family best experience to visit Manali called heaven of India.
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Arasu Ram

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  • Arasu Ram
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 2 Reviews
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  •  501 readers

"Manali the majestic!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We went for a tour, it was such an awesome place to visit. The climate was cold, big big mountains nearby lake and more apple trees along the road side. Everyone should visit it. It has some beautiful hill side locations. It was an remarkable trip.
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  • Ayuh Wadhwa
  • Lives in Saharanpur
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"Beautiful place & a must go destination!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was a great experience for my first Manali trip. We have a joint family and each and every member who visited Manali loved the trip. Weather in Manali is just awesome when we visited Manali those were the days of snowfall there and luckily we were able to enjoy it. The place is not that much big so you don't need a trip advisor. Also local people are very helping so they can guide you every thing. The place is just awesome and worth money so if you play for Manali just book it.
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