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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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Kavithaa Selvam

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  • Kavithaa Selvam
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  7139 readers

"Manali visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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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Akash p kumar

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  • Akash p kumar
  • Lives in Tiruvannamalai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1234 readers

"The holidays" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Adventure at its peak ... Awesome experienceI had a wonderful time here! I enjoyed it very much! Thanks for the beautiful memoriesI simply enjoyed the stay and it was excellent positioned for my points of interest ... Super adventure trip it was .,. With lots of experience
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Chitrangi Sharma

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"Manali - Most apt for a family holiday" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I have had heard a lot about Manali that how amazing this place is and that it is the best hillstation of India. So I planned a trip there this month itself with my husband. Manali is a typical hillstation with nothing much to do. Two days are sufficient for this place. For day one you could go to Vashisth temple & Solang valley and day two should be kept for Rohtang. I found Manali to be more appropriate for a family holiday. Also do make It a point to Visit Manali when it snows that is in after the last week of November when it probably snows. Cafes are way overrated and food is average. Nearby places to visit are Kullu and kasol. Hospitality is average too. Although good for adventure lovers indeed. One can go for paragliding, rafting etc. But someone who has had done white water rafting in the Ganges won't find rafting here as thrilling. The best part of Manali is it's beautiful way. Hilly terrain surrounded by flaura and fauna, Beas river flowing beside make this a ultimate view. One must go for a bike trip to Solang valley to all the way to Rohtang pass. This place is safe and best suited for groups travelling in family.
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Debakar ghosh

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  • Debakar ghosh
  • 3 Reviews
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"Awesome place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It can't explain you must go your, family and enjoy the cold weather.

Bike riding, paragliding, river rafting, mountain climbing, etc.

See apple tree and eat some green apples.

Shopping with eating, different types of food and drink some special kind of wine.
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Nalin

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  • Nalin
  • Lives in Goa
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1768 readers

"Manali Memories"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very Beautiful, pollution free place. It easily wins your heart. The place turns out to be heaven for nature lovers with snow clad mountains & Beas river flowing.

Also temples worth visiting are Hadimba, Temple Vashisht Temple, Jagatsukh Temple.

For adventure lovers Solang Valley us mind blowing as you have para gliding, Ropeway & once people reach up the hill they also can do trekking.

Mall Road is quite lively & ideal for shopping.

Rohtang Bypass is the most exciting experience one can imagine.

All & all if you want snowfall in Manali you should visit after 20th December or else for sightseeing& chill weather you can go in October-November.

There are lot of beautiful properties

I was lucky to get amazing properties with Private balcony having Mountain View & that too at a very reasonable Tariff as low as 2000 per day.

On a scale of 1 to 5 manali gets 4.7 from my side.

I love Manali forever.
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Rafioddin Shaikh

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  • Rafioddin Shaikh
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"Indian London"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Manali is very good for newly married couple this city offers some relaxed time for couple nice location mall road is good to shopping the rohtang pass and Solan welly is nice places and other activities like rafting tracking and paragliding is awesome don't think just go.
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Manan Garg

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  • Manan Garg
  • Lives in New Delhi
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"Queens of mountains"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kullu. Manali is very beautiful hillstation just like queen of mountains mall raod rates are very cheap. Beas river is very long and beautiful. There are many types of fruits like apples, kiwi etc. There are many local places to visit there like hadimba temple, bijli mahadev temple and some. Adventurous sports like river rafting and paragliding.
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Vinod Vijay

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  • Vinod Vijay
  • Lives in Jaipur
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"Love a place Manali"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
During our recent trip to Keylong/Lahaul, we came (or went, as you like) across Rohtang pass twice in as many days. Having spent a couple of hours up there and bearing witness to the grand, unabashed jollification all around, I realised that Rohtang Pass is much more than a mere pass. It is a full fledged, inescapable for tourists from Manali and elsewhere.
At 3977 ASL, it may not be as high, as exclusive or as imitable as its bigger brothers in the area (viz. Khardung La, Kunzum La etc), but Rohtang Pass is certainly more celebrated. This is probably the only pass where a larger crowd goes it rather than it. We saw hundreds of 4×4 tourist vehicles, spread like snowflakes all over the barren landscape on both the days; and remember - this was supposedly the lean time at end of season! Reason enough, I tell myself, for Rohtang Pass to deserve an independent account rather than being clubbed among incidentals of larger journeys to Lahaul/ Spiti or Leh.
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Anik Chowdhury

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"Short trip to Manali"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Manali, the beauty queen of Himalayan Tourist attractions. The Manali tour was very short as there was nothing to see outside except the Rothang Pass. The Manali itself is the beautiful place to stay. But food here is very expensive as we hardly found some healthy eating. The cab driver of the city tour and rothang pass tour was very good as the Hotel Sixth Season where we stayed arranged the same. But as a return journey to Delhi we booked the worsh bus of Michal Volvo named private bus where we faced a terrible bad experience. As the bus allowed everyone who boarded but don't have the proper tickets as a result it became a public bus and some drunken miscreants tried to stop the bus by attacking the bus driver, but the passengers and local administration stopped them near Mandi. The Government of Michal should control this bus services as they are cheating the tourists.
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Subhrojit Mondal

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  • Subhrojit Mondal
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"The Heart of Michal Pradesh!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Manali is a Valley nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himavhal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, in the Beas River Valley. It's s great site for adventure seekers providing them with themes of skeeing, treeking, rafting etc. It's a great place to relax as well, to free onself from the tensed life of the cities. All in one it's a paradise!
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