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Manali Tourism

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

History of Manali

Lying at an altitude of 2050 metres above sea level, Manali is a popular hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located in the Beas River Valley. It serves as the gateway to the other hill stations of the North. It is believed that Manali was named after Manu who was the lawgiver of Brahma. Manali is often referred to “Valley of the Gods”. With the pristine River Beas flowing through Manali, it is characterized by a captivating landscape, beautiful orchards and snow capped mountains. Being an eminent tourist destination, there are many Manali sightseeing places.

People and Culture of Manali

Manali is characterized by a distinct socio-cultural lifestyle. The population of Manali mainly comprises Hindus, Punjabis, local Pahadis with a minority of Christians and Tibetans. The diverse culture of the place is reflected in the social customs, numerous festivals and art. Hindi, Punjabi and Pahadi languages are spoken in the place. It is also home to many indigenous and ethnic tribes such as the Gujjar and Kinnaur.

Things To Do in Manali

Among the numerous places to visit in Manali, Rohtang Pass is a must visit. It is a beautiful stretch of land where adventure enthusiasts can take part in various activities such as mountain biking, paragliding, skiing, etc. During the Manali tour, one must definitely visit the Hadimba Temple. It is located in amidst a cedar forest and is dedicated to Hadima. It features an ancient architectural style and carvings of Goddess Durga. Also known as Snow Point, Solang Valley is also among the noteworthy places to see in  Manali. A skiing festival is held at the place every year. Tourists can enjoy snorkeling, zorbing, hot air balloon rides, snow rides and more at the place. While sightseeing in Manali, one must not miss the Beas Kund which is considered to be sacred.

Food and Shopping in Manali

After visiting Manali tourist places tourists can indulge in delicious food at the numerous restaurants and cafes in Manali. One can find all types of cuisines such as Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Chinese and Continental. The local cuisine of Manali is worth trying. One should also not miss the street food of Manali which is mouth watering. Veer Restaurant, World Peace Café, Blue Elephant Café are some of the popular restaurants of Manali.

Tourists looking for things to do in Manali can go for a shopping spree on Mall Road which is located in the heart of Manali. It is lined with numerous shops and emporiums that sell jewellery, wooden furniture, woolen apparel, Kashmiri shawls, etc. One can head over to Tibetan Market to pick up some Tibetan artefacts and souvenirs. Located in the quaint town of Old Manali, Old Manali Market is also worth exploring.

Accommodation in Manali

Manali is well connected by road and air. Those who are wondering how to reach Manali can opt for a bus, car or flight. There are ample of options for accommodation in Manali. Apart from resorts and hotels in Manali, there are also many homestays that lie in close proximity to Manali attractions.


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Nur alam

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  • Nur alam
  • 4 Reviews
  •  411 readers

"The glory of Manali" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
We visited Manali just one day before kojagari Purnima (full moon). We reached here at night after long journey from Shimla.

We saw the blue cascade of flowing of the river Bias. The beautiful noon was melting to the Bias. The blue of sky. The green of shrubs, herbs and the white of ice makes Manali charming.

The people of Manali also innocent. Their behaviour also very nice.

We forget our home.
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Brij bansal

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  • Brij bansal
  • 2 Reviews
  •  153 readers

"Best experience of my life" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
My Manali trip wonderful in the best Manali trip best experience of my life. I am enjoying life first snowfall live in my life. Manali sightseeing and shopping for Mall road and other market. Enjoying my family this trip and my life best trip this year 2017.
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Pradeepbonakurti

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  • Pradeepbonakurti
  • 1 Review
  •  121 readers

"Catch a breathtaking ride on a bike to Rohtang Pass" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Started my journey by hiring a bike and started to Rohtang pass myself. If you want to experience an adventurous feeling and something enthusiastic you should choose to opt for a bike. It's amazing to observe a scenario like that.
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Sunil Singh

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  • Sunil Singh
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  • 1 Review
  •  121 readers

"Great hangout with my friends" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We also visit Kullu and going to local temple and famous temples like Hadimba and wearing local dresses also basically based on pahadi area like Manali actually I have not remember which places I visited but tour was awesome.

No doubt if you looking any kind of of plan to hang out than you should go to Manali very wonderful and wanna go again there.

Hotel services were very good like hospitality.

Overall great service at Sun Park Resort.
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Saakshi

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  • Saakshi
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 3 Reviews
  •  427 readers

"It is awesome" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The place is awesome and beautiful. It is relaxing and gives you an atmosphere of comfort and pleasure. The place leaves you spellbound with its beauty and gives you a pleasant stay out of your regular tiring routine of work and just fulfills your desires for adventure and peace. It is lovely.
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Puneet misri

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  • Puneet misri
  • Lives in Pune
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1147 readers

"Holiday" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Great Service Hotel staff is really nice and hospitality is wonderful. Overall great experience with Sun park resort. Food is really good. Quality of food, hygiene and taste really good. I would like to stay in Sun Park resort once agaun whenever I plan to visit Manali again.
Hotel experience was awe sum but flight experience was pathetic due to indigo service
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 38 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  4738 readers

"Mesmerizing Manali?"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Manali is one of the best hill station in India. Those Manali mountains are risky, edgy but scenes of mountains are really beautiful. Main attraction is Rohtang pass I. E. Snowy mountain! Drink tea/coffee, play with snow, make memories on this perfect point. Visit ancient temples like Hadimba temple simple yet wonderful.
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Vinay pareek

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  • Vinay pareek
  • 2 Reviews
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"Best Hill Station in Indis"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Manali is the best Hill station in India. Its paradise for people who wants peace and greenery. There are many good places to look around like, Hadimba Temple, Rohtang Pass, Manikaran, Club House, Solang Valley, Kullu ( for river rafting) etc.
Plan at least for 5 days 6 nights so that you should not miss any place.
There are many good places for in mall road and around. Foody will have lot of optoons for Italian an, Indian, Veg, Non-veg.
There are amples of hotels which are extremely good properties and highly rated. Holiday Cottages and Resorts, Holidays Heights, Honeymoon Inn, Manali Heights, Anantmaya Resorts, Larissa Resorts etc.
For Michal Packages contact at 91- 8003721048 or tripsvia@gmail. Com
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Damien Chinnappah

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  • Damien Chinnappah
  • 6 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1339 readers

"Heaven on Earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I made it to Manali from Sri Lanka took the bus option from Delhi. Yes it was a tough long journey via bus which took nearly 16 hours of continuous journey. And especially for me coming from a tiny country like Sri Lanka travelling for 16 hours with my wife was itself was a manjor challenge. Still after going through the tiring long journey and reaching Manali was well worth it Due to magnificent setting of this place. A city surrounded by towering ice capped mountains kissing the sky. I was running out of free space on my ipad after capturing so many pictures
Every attraction you visit is a majestic place filled with greenery and serene views. The city is relatively kept clean and the people are relaxed really friendly and helpful. Importantly you don't get ripped off like any other major cities. The food is really tasty and you get many varieties. Also its best if one can negotiate with the guide or the travel agent on what your particular interests are as in, the city comprises lots of temples one can avoid the temples if you are person who is really keen in scenery, greenery, waterfalls, mountains photographing of landscapes etc. This will help you to get a competitive rate from the travel agent or guide and you can spend time on what you are really interested in doing. Or if you're a person interested in temples etc you can do vice versa. This will save time and money both.
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Kavithaa Selvam

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  • Kavithaa Selvam
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
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"Manali visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We expected snow but we could enjoy only the chillness. Snow was viewable at a far distance only at Rohtang pass. Climate was not that much shivering but tolerable cold. Best suited time for visit is February. Overall a pleasant stay in between our hectic schedule.
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