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 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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Sunny Vadher
  • Sunny Vadher
  • Lives in Rajkot
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"A city with snow and good activities to while away one's time" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
This destination is for all who likes snow and cool atmosphere. Its very neat and clean. The natural beauty of this place is awesome. Its oct to dec is the right time to arrange tour here because this time is for snow falling.

Here you have to must visit rohtang which is situated very high from where you can see snow at entire place. You will enjoy playing with the snow. Second is hadimba temple, vashisht rishi temple and river rafting places are nice.

Here you can enjoy all foods of India like punjabi, south indian, gujarati, golgappa, gulab jamun, jalebi, hot milk are easily available. Also many shops were there from where you can buy woolen cloths like muffler, hand gloves, sweaters, scarf, jacket etc.

The major activity which keep you busy is river rafting, snow riding, sky diving, and byke riding all is enjoyable.

Advice to traveler - when you go to Rohtang, we were told to wear coat, sunglasses hand gloves, rubber boot, and on rent you have to buy. You can go as you like with your normal sweater and shoes.

To visit this place go with by own car or rented car.
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Ajay Bihani
  • Ajay Bihani
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 7 Reviews

"Aweosme Destination for holidays" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Aweosme Destination for holidays, I visited Manali in December, it is an awesome place, you have everything to do here, sight seeing, adventures and all the things for total masti in holidays, it is one of the best place to visit and enjoy holidays. Love Manali so much.
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Vikas Singh
  • Vikas Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Unforgettable trip" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If you love mountains, glaciers and want spend some time in lap of nature, must go to Chandratal (Moonlake). There is no crowd, hardly 10-20 tourists seen in october while that was peak season(famous kullu dussehra festival). You can hire a taxi from manali taxi stand (beside HP State bus stand). Kunzum Pass is In way to chandratal, there is temple of Kunzum maa.
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Amit  Singh
  • Amit Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"A nice place to visit" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Aah, The place covered full of snow is like a woman's neck covered with diamond. Ice skating is what I preferred the most. Lots of other exciting things to follow. Awesome climate can described. You should visit this place at least 10 times in ur life span. This place is an ease for foodies due to its non harmful climate. Accommodations ranges from cheap to class.
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Ram avtar Sharma
  • Ram avtar Sharma
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"A city with good places to visit" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Visited in peak month of June and Rohtang had very scanty snow bound areas,but with unlimited rush everything other than snow was enjoyable. specially, Momos, Samosa and egg( boiled /omelette). Riding Bikes and lots of fun. Market of Mall road is ok but in old city lot of Salls and other woolen items are very cheap and reasonable.
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Gupta
  • Gupta
  • 2 Reviews

"Bring backs the memory" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The virgin beauty we have seen in 1986 has elapsed when we last tour in 2009. Every inch converted into commercial land now. The places we have seen then were an unforgettable memory.
The lush green landscape covered with Apple plantation and footsteps to reach Hotel has now disappears. A jungle of Deodars having Hadimba Temple is not such big as it was. The river was full of life that days, Vashist baths' was neat & clean and kept in liaison with nature.
Rohtang was a far place and was ready to cover us with virgins beauty. The nature was full of life. This time are unable to get such an atmosphere. That was adventures tour.
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Ravi  Kumar
  • Ravi Kumar
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Super Dooper Amazing place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I went in the month of April. It's the best time as it's not that cold and the heat is just setting in. While my stay I visited places like Naggar (which is more like a Heritage Village) the Art Gallery at Naggar. You cannot take photos there but the Paintings by the Russian painter were amazing. We also went to Drifter's Cafe, which is a very hep place. Really loved to be in the cafe.
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Sandeep Gulia
  • Sandeep Gulia
  • Lives in Panipat
  • 1 Review

"A good place to have fun" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Manali is one of the most important hill station one must travel as this destination has many nearby destinations also to enjoy alongside like Manikaran, Kufri, Kullu etc to name a few where you can explore most of the fun you expect from any holiday destination. Good destination. Enjoy
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Sandeep
  • Sandeep
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"A peaceful place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Manali is the best hill station in North. I would love to be there as many time as I can. It is a very much peaceful. The places to visit in Manali are Rohtang, River Beas, River rafting, hidamba temple and many more. Every part of this place was awesome. Still Manali is there in my mind I can't get out of this place.
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Chandra Gowd
  • Chandra Gowd
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Must visit place for newly married couples" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It was an awesome experience and view was excellent. Played skating, parachute diving experience was really awesome, its a must do activity. Manali is the heart of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the best hill station of North India. I went there few months ago with my wife. The weather was awesome.
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