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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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Manali Traveller Reviews

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Anup Mishra

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  • Anup Mishra
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 readers

"Ideal Destination for couples" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Today
Manali is an ideal place for couples as well as for family to enjoy and ecperience a foreign atmosphere here in India. The climate in Manali compells a tourist to add up their stay for some more time. I visited Manali for the first time but I would love to visit it time and again.
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Abhishek

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  • Abhishek
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  17 readers

"Good place to visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Must visit, a natural beauty that can refresh your body and mind and makes you feel fresh. Manali is exact the same place, the weather is ultimate twelve months. Everybody should visit atleast once.Because of summer vacation town was over occupied and traffic jams were worst then Delhi.
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Kundhan

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  • Kundhan
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 6 Reviews
  •  222 readers

"Awesome place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
Must visit, a natural beauty that can refresh your body and mind and makes you feel fresh. Manali is exact the same place, the weather is ultimate twelve months. Everybody should visit atleast once in a life time. I have a bet on this that once you will visit this place you will get addicted towards the beauty of Manali.
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Swapnil Shukla

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  • Swapnil Shukla
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  120 readers

"Good place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
I was an awesome experience.. A couple must visit a place like this... The weather and the awesome helping people.. The Mall road is awesome there... You will not get tired roaming all around the Manali.. The hotel are in budget and the food is too different and the snow is awe inspiring.. I will never get bored of visiting Manali again and again.
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Rishabh Trivedi

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  • Rishabh Trivedi
  • Lives in Noida
  • 1 Review
  •  192 readers

"Many spots for photography" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
We stayed in Manali for 3 nights/4 Days in the Royal Park Resort and we enjoyed so much. We also purchased so many woolen goods for our kids, we took so many photographs. We also saw Hot water Springs, Hadimba temple, Ghatotkach temple, Solang valley, and so many spots.
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Mohitkapoor

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  • Mohitkapoor
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  •  1 helpful vote
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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Just a awesome experience... By going Manali... Love this place just love it.. Want to go there again. Enjoyed my holidays a lot there. Great adventurous place... I will refer other people other people to go their and enjoy just love it.
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Ayush Saraogi

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  • Ayush Saraogi
  • Lives in Sihora
  • 1 Review
  •  5382 readers

"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One of the most interesting place. Look for it for enjoyment. The hotels and food facility's are also excellent in this place. I prefer everyone there to go in this place atleast one time. The season in which I prefer is winter season. Try to go there once.
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Vi S s

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  • Vi S s
  • Lives in Pathankot
  • 3 Reviews
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"Beauty of haven" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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Manali is named after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The word Manali is regarded as the changed name of "Manu-Alaya" which literally means "the abode of Manu". Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali is also often referred to as the "Valley of the Gods". The Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.
The British introduced apple trees and trout. The first apple orchard was set up by the British near Patlikuhl, which were earlier not native to Manali. It is said that when apple trees were first planted, the fruits were so plentiful that often branches, unable to bear the weight, would collapse. To this day, apple—along with plum and pear—remain the best source of income for the majority of inhabitants.
Tourism in Manali received a boost after the rise of militancy in Kashmir in the late 1980s. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with many hotels and restaub rants. [5]
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Soumen mukhopadhyay

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  • Soumen mukhopadhyay
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  5560 readers

"Manali Masti" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Next place with hills, snow fall, rivers, at same place and a right choice for relaxation after Switzerland.

Trekking to Jogini falls, Ice-fall at Rohtang Pass, tasting of trout fish of Beas, having coffee at German bakery in the evening is altogether an experience of lifetime.
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Abhishek Lyall

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  • 16 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  12901 readers

"Just awesome" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
There is a lot to explore in Manali. Just be like whatever location you like stop there, click pics, enjoy the views and have fun. If you like non veg try trout fish at chopsticks at Mall Road. Just remember if you go there in May or June there will be a lot of traffic. The trip for us was long but worthwhile.
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