Manali Tourism
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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

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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Rajesh Merchant
  • Rajesh Merchant
  • Lives in Surat
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  • 4 Reviews

"Great atmosphere and pollution free place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted Today
Generally people love to go to Shimla but I like Manali more. Great atmosphere throughout year, fresh air, less pollution, nice places to visit. Awesome local made products to buy, I have visited Manali 2 times so far and I will visit Manali again and again.
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Sheezan Ahmad
  • Sheezan Ahmad
  • Lives in Noida
  • 21 Reviews

"A memorable stay at Manali" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
One should definitely visit Manali and feel the beauty of the mountains and the nature. The place offers action, adventure, sports and hiking. It has spectacular views and a peaceful and quiet surroundings which the travellers want on a vacation. The hotels were value for money in the centre of Manali. The food and shopping was good. I still remember some of the delicious dishes. Rohtang is one of the place that a traveller should visit once in his life. All over snow everywhere. Temperature is in minus degrees. Too chilled but a great place to hangout. I still miss the comfort, entertainment, relaxation and luxury I spent there. The time will pass very fast and you will not even recognize it. So enjoy to the fullest each and every second of our journey.
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Chandni
  • Chandni
  • Lives in Adyar
  • 3 Reviews

"The best place to relax and have peace" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
I went to Manali in Mid-May and spent 4 days and I felt it was very cool weather and the best place to relax and have peace. Best place to spend time with yourself and with your family. Snow Point, Rohtang, Solang Valley and Manikaran temples are the places to visit.
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Chanchal Gupta
  • Chanchal Gupta
  • 2 Reviews

"Awesome experience and would love to visit again" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I would like to visit the Himachal one more time. All adventurous stuff was very good. Food was awesome special maggi that we have when we are on trip of Rohtang Pass. It was so nice to have it at the time of too much cold. Mountain Biking experience was also fantastic.
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Banty Sharma
  • Banty Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Dream valley of India" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Manali is the dream valley of India. Nice views and nice location for romance and romantic place for couples. This is the lovely place and the Rohtang Pass is beautiful place for sightseeing. Lovely place to stay for some time with your lovely partner.
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Rama krishna Krovi
  • Rama krishna Krovi
  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 15 Reviews

"A good experience while on the go" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
On the way to Manali we have visited shawl industries at Kullu. We observed how shawls are manufactured on looms. The shop above the industry is a very big one and wide range of woollen materials are available with discounted rates. On the way we stopped at a Dhaba for lunch. The parathas and rotis are good. The climate is moderate.
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Mukund Sarda
  • Mukund Sarda
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 10 Reviews

"Superb fun" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
We were a group of 10 boys on an adventure trip. Manali is a very small town in itself. All the spots like Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass etc are nearby from here.

Solang Valley is beautiful spot with sport activities like zorbing, paragliding etc. which are a must try.

When we were going to Rohtang Pass, there were minor landslides going on. So its risky and depends on your luck that whether you will have to face it or not. Rohtang Pass is also very beautiful. Its covered in snow throughout the year unlike solang valley which is snowed only in winter.

We also did river rafting here in the beas river. The main market of Manali is around 1km stretch of the road only. There is nothing much to purchase here because stuff is costly here.
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Balwant Singh
  • Balwant Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"A recommended destination with an excellent climate" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Wow, no word can define my trip to Himachal Pradesh, When I reached, it was raining heavily and I enjoyed it very well. I must recommend others to go there once and enjoy yourself. I bet that you will remember this forever. Heavy rain and so cold you feel like that you are in heaven.
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Vishal Pawar
  • Vishal Pawar
  • Lives in Aurangabad
  • 2 Reviews

"Terrible experience at Manali" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Went there in Feb-15month. It was like another heaven on earth. Really the weather was terrible. Snowfall was so beautiful. Places like Hadimba Temple and other thing were giving a peace to mind. Manali is one of the most beautiful visiting place of India.
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Kailash jain
  • Kailash jain
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 4 Reviews

"Nice experience with snow sports" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Nice experience in Manali trip. We enjoyed a lot and we did snow bike and snow cycle rafting, fountain and skating done at ice playground and dresses were provided by travellers to us.
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