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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Anup

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"Honeymoon Destination" new review

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Manali is the honeymoon destination for many new weds. Its good to visit in April when the mountains are covered with snow and the trip to Rohtang is adventurous. But we went in August towards end of our journey from Leh. It was more of a stopover for us, as we left for Delhi the next day. For shopping it's a good time to visit, Due to the Off season, the rates of items are almost at 1/3rd. Do bargain in market for best prices.
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"A good destination if you like cool hill station" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We are from Rajasthan where summer temperature is more than 40C, and I love to stay in Manali where average temperature is 20c which is good for us. In evening it is more downside and more comfortable. You can see ice lying on mountain from your hotel and it's amazing.
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Divyapal Shah

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"Must visit once in a lifetime" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Must visit once in a lifetime. There are plenty of places to visit and also you can do lots of shopping. If visiting during vacation time be ready for lots of traffic jams. But should have minimum of 3 days of time for visiting Manali in order to enjoy the place completely.
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Rakesh kumar

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"Good destination for a family holiday" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Manali is perhaps one place where one can find free flowing river Beas, Mountain peak visits like Rohtang Pass, excellent climate, hills with all amenities etc. The destination is good for either a romantic getaway or a family holiday. There are several activities available like Beas river rafting, paragliding and horse riding at Solang Valley etc. Kullu is famous for shopping shawls and other winter wear.
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Vaibhav Jain

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"Seems, we are on the heaven of the earth." new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Manali, a place which we can call the heaven of the earth, went there for a holiday, the place is too romantic that can be rated with 100/10. Always suggest everybody to go manali, if they want a peaceful romantic holiday. That would be much awesome, the meadows and spring at the destination will give you feel that you are in heaven.
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Amarnath Chatterjee

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"A place completely surrounded by icy hilltops" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I am sure to visit Manali mostly every year in Winter. So pleasant weather, life time experiences of landscape view, completely surrounded by icy hilltops, excellent people. Manali is one of the best creation of god, so naturally blessed with so many beautiful sculptures. Even the wooden works are so marvelous, it's excellent. Will repeat my visit hopefully every year.
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Milind Bhat

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"Queen of the Himachal" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Manali is a beautiful place with loads of activities and views around. Walk down the main Manali center street is a must do during the evenings. Ideal time to travel is June to October. November and December can get quite chilly but this is the less crowded time in Manali. October also has the Kulu festival in the Kullu valley which is a short drive from Manali. Rohtang pass road offer some beautiful sites for the visitors. The Hadimba temple is also a nice lookout point.
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Gaurv  Bareja

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"The most suited place for all" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Last month I visited Manali, I must say this is one of the top most place where I want visit every year the weather and the mountains are soooo goood specially when we visit Rohtang pass it looks like a paradise. It was my first time to Manali but really its not the last time I definitely visit this place again and again in my life.
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"Manali is so beautiful" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I came from Punjab on 14 july. Our Volvo bus departed on 13 july night.

We reached at 7 AM morning, way is totally hilly. Hilly way started from bilaspur, it was beautiful and cool way, we enjoyed fully. On the way river beas was awesome, the flow of river is too fast and near river was we felt very cool.

Mall road of Manali was ultimate. We did lot of shopping and we did sightseeing in Manali van vihar, hadimba temple, river crossing, jakho temple etc.
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"Manali the place you will love to visit every vacation" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Manali is a very nice place with such a healthy environment and places to visit like Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Beas River, Manikaran, etc this place is just awesome. You will enjoy 4-5 days there with new things everyday. Shopping is the real fun on Mall Road as Shopkeeper tells it for the highest price but can easily break down to lowest prices.

Eg. On my last trip to Manali last year, I went there to buy a sweater the shopkeeper asked me for 3000 INR for one, I said 400 INR is what that I will pay and the shopkeeper was ready to give me at 400 INR.

So you need some awesome negotiation skill if you're planning to do shopping from Mall Road of Manali.
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