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

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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Tejaswi g

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  • Tejaswi g
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3526 readers

"Manali - Great getaway but not in May" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
The place was 25 deg in second week of May. Pleasant but not cold as expected. Choose a simple stay rooms if you will be travelling out for activities. Else choose a good resort that can have in house activities. An entry fee for vehicles entering Manali every time is a govt steal. There are almost no activities till end of May except Rafting. Most of the activities like Paragliding, ATV bikes, etc happen only when Rohtang pass is open for tourist. It was not open till 21st this year. Beware of touts selling attractions that don't exist. Majorly, before Rohtang opens, vehicles are allowed till Marhi (pronounced Muddy). Please avoid as there is no snow and you will get cheated of 6000 for the taxi and 400 per person of winter clothing and boots that you will not need. The place is cold. If you have to go to see small slabs of ice then decked well as it is very cold at that place.
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Prashant Laad

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  • Prashant Laad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  45 readers

"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
At present not able to see main location Rohtang Pass. In Shillong valley no snow is there. Overall, weather is pleasant. Its nice place to visit. If you are snow lover better to go in Winter or by checking Rohtang Pass is open or not. Beaware just give Rs 2000 for personal cab and they are asking for 5000 or 6000.
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Kunjal Parmar

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  • Kunjal Parmar
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 1 Review
  •  102 readers

"The weather was cool and beautiful" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
We went at the end of April month. The weather was cool and beautiful but the ultimate purpose of playing in ice couldn't be fulfilled as Rohtang pass was closed due to environmental constraints. Even Solange Valley where no such permission is required and is of easy access no ice was found. One must go before end of May month.
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Irshad mohammed

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  • Irshad mohammed
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  • 2 Reviews
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"Awesome place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Except for the afternoon sunny weather I enjoyed every moment of my trip to Manali. Rotang Pass was still not open during my visit, its another sad part. Though we have reached to snow hill by treking the hills. Adventurous trek it was. Best place to the couple.
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Kislay Singh

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  • Kislay Singh
  • Lives in Raipur
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  9686 readers

"Awesome place with interesting food" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
One month ago I visited Manali. It has become my favourite destination. Manali is an awesome place. Many of the tourists will love Manali. There are often things in Manali which people can see and have fun. In Manali, the famous 'Mall Road' which is a great place for passing your time.

Manali is best famous for the hills and valleys. Near Manali there are great tourist spots like 'Solang valley' and 'Hampta valley'. The main tourist spot is the 'Rohtang pass' in which there many places like 'Gulaba'. In Manali city, there are many temples like Hadimba temple, Ghatothkach temple, Vashisht temple and Manu temple.

Manali is also well famous for its handloom and shawls. But the very interesting was the food. There are various recipes which make people more attracted towards food. Van Vihar is a famous place where film shooting is generally casted. If you visit Manali, you will be very happy after seeing the beauty of hills in Manali.
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Ajay Deol

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  • Ajay Deol
  • Lives in Sirsa
  • 1 Review
  •  7829 readers

"Good local food enjoyable stay" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It was very precious time of my life because that day was good for me. My life partner and I enjoyed snow. Good afternoon snow and sunshine. The food of Mall Road, I remember till today because quality of it was remarkable and we enjoyed the night with red wine with chicken breast. It was a fantastic trip of my life. I can't forget it till my death.
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Murali nandigama

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  • Murali nandigama
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  • 2 Reviews
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"Wonderful place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you are a Californian and looking for a Yosemite and Lake Tahoe experience along with a nice river rafting, Manali is the place to visit in India.

You can do Paragliding, River rafting, Trekking, Mountaineering and also visit a nice fort and a bunch of ancient temples nearby and before I forget. You can also have sumptuous food at dirt cheap cost with an abundance of clean water to drink without worrying about spoiling your health.

Solang, Gulaba and Rohtang Pass are not be missed.

Fantastic wool garments and shawls at a fraction of the price compared to any other urban place.
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Navin raj kumar Ap

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  • Lives in Erode
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"Fun and Adventure packed Holiday" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We went to Manali trip last summer 2015 as a family trip. One of the important tourism spot in India, a must visit place. Breathtaking Views, steep valleys, snow-capped mountains, fresh air, awesome climate made a great memory of my lifetime. River rafting, ATV bike ride, Snow-mobile ride and Snow sliding experience in Rohtang-Pass was a pure adventure and Must-Do list here. HPTDC offers a good stay at APPLE BLOSSOM RESORT (pre-booking is important).
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Amit tiwari

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  • Amit tiwari
  • 3 Reviews
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"An unforgettable moment to see snow falling." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
We have a wonderful and unforgettable tour around a bit and after the wedding, including memories of our first visit to this pleasant retreat with a fresh mind. Must visit once in your life. And don't miss to experience river rafting. Please do negotiate with them. All sight scenes are worth to visit. Nothing great in Kullu except for rafting. The best place.
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Mahesh Lohia

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  • Mahesh Lohia
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 1 Review
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"Best visit time is Nov to April" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nice place, nice food. Best visit time is Nov to April. Must visit rohtang pass. Try pizza and restaurant 1947. Taste the kulfi. The taxi drivers are cheaters. When you buy warm clothes they collect Rs 1900 but it actual cost is Rs 250, beware. Search best hotels in internet.
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