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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 Brahmas’s 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 Mangal
  • Rajesh Mangal
  • Lives in Indore
  • 2 Reviews

"Perfect Honeymoon Place ..;)" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
I went to this place in end of may, Perfect place for newly married couple, oldies also may enjoy Manali, I have seen many 70/80 years couple in Manali to enjoy their time.

Must visit Places :-

1)Rohtak for skying and para gliding.

2)Hadimba temple

3)other places also (do not remember)

Not to do :-

First imp point is, here People go without hotel booking, do not dare to go without hotel booking and transport reservation otherwise you may spoil your trip because People get three months (APR- Jun) to enjoy the Manali trip. This is season of rush so better to go with your owned reservation instead of tours and travels.

Manali transport :-Better you book cab your way (after bargaining) to visit all places in Manali and kullu includes Hadimba temple, Rohtak and many more.

I booked Tata indigo for me and my wife in 3K rupees after bargaining. ;P

Shopping:- Do not purchase all dry fruit items and kesar because all packed items look good but that may bitter in taste or rancid.

Hotel :- Rishi Places

As I have booked this hotel before travel so I did not struggle to find hotel after tired travel from Indore to Manali.

Great place to stay, it is built on Hills so could experience the power of nature. Overall service and management was also good.

That was unforgettable tour for me. I would like to go for many times.

I had all reservation with me from M. P. To Delhi and Delhi to Manali bus.
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Jinesh Shah
  • Jinesh Shah
  • Lives in Khambhat
  • 1 Review

"A great destination for honeymoon" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Its a very nice place with lots of snows and great destination for honeymoon. Surroundings are so beautiful and we can enjoy pure beauty of nature. I also love to travel there with my friends and family. I am going to visit that place again in near future. Must visit that place.
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Rajendra Perumalla
  • Rajendra Perumalla
  • Lives in Sattenapalle
  • 2 Reviews

"Lovable place, must visit" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Manali is an amazing place. Once in a lifetime every couple must visit. Great landscapes are too good for camera clicks many will enjoy the climate, horse ride and the stay in hotel is reasonable. As I visited the place in summer, it was really a refreshment and as a newly married couple we enjoyed every moment.
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Shikha Tripathy
  • Shikha Tripathy
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"An awesome place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Manali is best place if you are hanging with friends. Manali is one of the best place for holiday. You can see the Beauty of nature only in such place.

Snowfall, valley, awesome weather you will love it. There are many religious places to visit like manikaran and naina devi is also there. We were group of 4 friends, we enjoyed a lot there during our stay.
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Amit Jain
  • Amit Jain
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review

"Overall, a fantastic place" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Manali is one of the finest creation of art according to me. It is one of the must visit place in India. The best time I find to visit Manali is in summers as in monsoon, there is a problem of landslides. In winters, the rohtang pass is restricted which is the cynosure of Manali. So visit Manali in summers in April-July. Rohtang pass is the major attraction of Manali. The snowfall, The springs, ICE Covered mountains are must to visit.

The hadimba devi temple, ghatothkach temple must be visited. The vashisht temple popular for hot water springs is an attraction for visitors. The manikaran gurudwara is famous for its hot holy water springs. People bath with this hot holy water. At night, the mall road of manali looks awesome. The taste of food was also awesome. I preferred to have food in the hotel only. Everything was fantastic, I just found the drawback of traffic. We have to wait for many hours due to traffic.

A simple advice to travellers is to plan first and then visit else they will miss out some of the awesome places of Manali.
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Kunal Durve
  • Kunal Durve
  • 4 Reviews

"A must visit place" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Manali is a good place to visit for the nature lovers. It has a very clean atmosphere. Nice and chilled weather around. With a beautiful sight of river flowing along the way of travel. Places is fully covered with mountains from all side. And when it has the snow subsiding on the mountains at that time it looks awesome. Its a must visit place for everyone at least once. Kullu is also place in between the way to manali which is famous for its hosiery items.
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Jatin Garg
  • Jatin Garg
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 16 Reviews

"Good place to relax and shop" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mall Road was not that good but the surrounding places were nice. Kothi, Solang Valeey, Kasol. You will find snow 10 km up the mountains from Manali. I really enjoyed the whole trip. I stayed at a resort with three more friends. We used to eat at Shan-e-Punjab Restaurant at Mall Road which is the only place offering good food at Mall Road. Old Manali has Clubs for Partying. Visit Kasol which is around 40 km for good food and ambience. You will find Israeli food there and so the Israeli People.
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Charuhas D
  • Charuhas D
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"Perfect place to visit in summer vacations" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This place is very beautiful and heaven. The roads, Beas River, Trees and ice are always side by side. This place is full of trees causes no feel of summer.

There are number of places like Hidimba Temple, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Pandoh dam, Bhrigu Lake, Old Manali, Manu Temple etc. Each people must visit this all places especially Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley.

The food and market area, you can find it on the "The Mall Road". There are number of hotels and shops on this road and food quality is best ever in Manali.

Trekking, watching nature and photography makes you very busy. Like in Solang Valley I was watching surrounding mountains full of ice. Also there is Helicopter ride in Solang Valley which is very very beautiful.

Please keep your Sweat Shirts, Umbrella and Camera always with you.

Thank you
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Pankaj Kumar
  • Pankaj Kumar
  • Lives in Gorakhpur
  • 5 Reviews

"The best place for holiday" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Manali is one of the best place for holiday. You can see the Beauty of nature only in such a beautiful place. Valley in the huge mountains with fresh water makes you energetic. Best place for trip and adventure. There are beautiful places where you can travel in the Manali. After a very long time saw such a beautiful place.
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Abhilash
  • Abhilash
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 3 Reviews

"Good destination for food lovers and adventurers" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Worth the money you spend. Splendid beauty of mountains. Select a stay away from the main city. It offers you much needed solace and peace. Good destination for food lovers and adventurers. Paragliding, river rafting, snow ski are some of the activities.
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