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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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Mayank Vadher
  • Mayank Vadher
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews

"Majestic Manali..!!" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
To term the experience of Manali in one word would be "heavenly". Truly heaven on earth. Experience snowfall for the first time in my life and the overall view of the city was simply like a white snow laden bed. The place is best for honeymoon couples as 95% of crowd come in couple.
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Sujit Chakravarty
  • Sujit Chakravarty
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
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  • 2 Reviews

"A place with beautiful sightseeing" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
I visited manali for mountain biking for 3-4 days, It was awesome and enjoyable. I did cycling for about 90km in 3days and visited many placed in Manali and near Manali and old manali. Hadimba temple, nagar, and solang valley cycling road was great advantageous and beautiful sightseeing.
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Rahul Massy
  • Rahul Massy
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"Fantastic Tour" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Enjoyed atmosphere completely while I travelled in 3rd week of November and the atmosphere was really nice and I was fortunate to see the fresh snow fall in Rohtang. Air is completely pollution free and you can also water rafting in kullu and sky diving in solang valley and ice skating in rohtang and there are many more attractions which tourist won't miss.
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Chirag Mehta
  • Chirag Mehta
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 36 Reviews

"A nice place to hace loads of fun" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
This town is buzzing with people since ages whenever people want to escape from routine they trong to Manali for her sheer calmness and open arms to everyone. With ample of outing, food, stay and activity options available who needs more when they are on holiday. River, snow mountains you can have it all at one place which happens to very few cities.
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Tarit Ray
  • Tarit Ray
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 6 Reviews

"Great place to really enjoy snow" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
We travelled in the Holi weekend to Manali and it was a great decision. It was snowing and raining throughout and we saw snow for the first time. We did skiing and also played with snow at Solang Valley. The town has lots of hotels of various budgets and the Mall road is really clean and well laid out. Lots of options for eating out and places to visit. Only thing it needs is regular flight connectivity which will really make it a much more tourist friendly destination.
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Praveen Rana
  • Praveen Rana
  • 3 Reviews

"Awesome destination" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
It was an amazing experience. I loved every second of it. We really enjoyed a lot. The sightseeing was awesome in Solang Valley. Now will be planning again one more trip with my whole family in future. I really love driving all the way to Manali. The location was so good and romantic.
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Rohit Beniwal
  • Rohit Beniwal
  • Lives in Jaipur
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"Just Amazing!!!" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Went to Manali, Himachal Pradesh with family last month. It's such an amazing place to visit, so beautiful and serine. It's full of natural beauty, a heaven on earth in true sense. I enjoyed a lot there, and would definitely love to visit there next year again, just hope that my father plans it once again.
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Muslim jasdanwala
  • Muslim jasdanwala
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews

"Snow was blissful" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Enjoyed! It was a great fun being in Manali since we experienced snowfall which was not expected. We wanted to see snow and lol!! There was snow everywhere. Everything had become pristine white with snow and it was really a bliss. The children were more than excited and I am sure they are going to cherish the memories for ever. The hotel, food, Solang Valley etc were all a very good experience and value for money. The adventure rides are very expensive and little bargaining surely helps. The car drivers in Manali are very decent and tourist friendly. The overall experience was great!
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Vishal Pathak
  • Vishal Pathak
  • Lives in Agra
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"It was a memorable trip and value for money" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
So I visited Manali with my family last year. And it was a memorable trip. From Paragliding to River Rafting everything there was fun. We stayed at River Crescent and their service is too nice the hotel staff was good, the room was neat, and the food was really delicious. We visited many places there like Rohtang Pass, Hidimba Devi Temple, Mall Road etc. Every place there worth visiting. I'd recommend to everyone to visit Manali once in their lifetime.
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Pankaj Atc
  • Pankaj Atc
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Amazing and a funny place" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
There are so many points to see. Mani Karan a hot and cold water pond is near about 2 to 3 hours journey from Manali. There is a gurudwara. It's all amazing and funny places. My overall experience is best. You can enjoy even with your family friend circle and even alone if you are the nature lover.
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