Manali Tourism

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.


Manali is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Chandigarh  and Ludhiana.

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Manikaran Gurudwara, Manali

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Aman

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  • Aman
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 2 Reviews
  •  53 readers

"Awesum" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
It is one of the most popular tourist place to visit in Manali and also one of the top Michal tourist places. It is the best place to experience snow in summer season and famous place for adventure sports in Michal state. Afterall lovely place to visit.
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Moix Husain

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  • Moix Husain
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  • 3 Reviews
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"Manali and nearby sightseeing, cheapest way" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Manali is one of the best place to visit in Michal. It is economical, natural, relaxing. The environment and the temp is quite so thing in june and July. As there are less tourist in these days, you can have cheaps hotel. If you book hotel away from mall road you can have cheapest rate. And you can have cheap food near mall road at apna dhaba, where unlimited food is offered in just rs70. In breakfast you have best option to have paranthas which is available at rs 25 at mall road. And near by at rs 20. Try to eat at small shops and vendor. Because they will give you traditional taste and value for money.
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Prakhar sharma

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  • Prakhar sharma
  • 1 Review
  •  377 readers

"A place to remember"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Amazing place
Amazing views
Amazing scenery
Amazing sports
Amazing Manali
People should visit rohtang mahri dam solang valley manu temple hadimba temple bear river mall road, they should travel without vehicles as much as they can to experience the beauty of the place
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Pranav Ambaselkar

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  • Pranav Ambaselkar
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  458 readers

"Fantastic"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Fantastic place to visit all round the year. Traffic is a problem. Plan your activities early mornings .. Start early ..
Avoid Booking hotel in city centre. It's very difficult to enter the Manali town in the evening from across the beas river. 4-5km jam to cross a narrow bridge ..
Jana water fall - must visit place. Enjoy the local food there while sitting in the waterfall water .. Awesome experience ..
Get rohtang pass permit online before going there. Local taxis with permits charge very high amount ..
We got the online permit for my car at ₹550. Local taxis were charging up to ₹14000/-
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Ni khil Sh arma

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  • Ni khil Sh arma
  • Lives in Bilaspur
  • 22 photos
  • 38 Reviews
  •  348 helpful votes
  •  26747 readers

"Relaxing mind and soul"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Manali is a tourist destination no doubt, but for me its a birth place and have enjoyed its beauty being local.

We welcome tourist from different parts of world every season and the attraction of nature is real thing that makes millions of tourist to visit this beautiful place.

Whether you come with family, friends I am sure you will love the nature's beauty.

You can come by flight or by road, no means of trains. From Chandigarh if you come by car it will take around 6-7 hours. You can get flights from Delhi easily as it comes to bhuntar airport which is in Kullu and 40 km before to Manali.

There are many good resorts where I have stayed too, like span, Manali inn, ambassador, timbertrail, holiday inn(white meadows), apple valley, apple country to name a few.

YOu can visit rohtang pass, have food in marhi, sports fun in solang nala, can visit, vasisth kund, hadimba mata temple. You can have ride of Yak there at top near temple.

All these places are nearby only but you need a vehicle.

Best weather to go rohtang, as roads are open is june-june as in august rainy season comes.

If you want to see live heavy snow, must visit in month of Nov-jan, but make sure you come for atleast 3, 4 days to spend quality time here.

Feel free to visit Himachal pradesh as you will feel safe in Dev bhoomi!

Best wishes and enjoy your time and vacation.
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Saikat banerjee

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  • Saikat banerjee
  • 3 Reviews
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"Manali as a get way of Himalayan trekking"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We stayed at Manali before and after going to the bhrigu lake trekking. And it was a very soothing place to adjust ourselves with the Himalayan nature. After coming back from trekking, it was a lovely relaxation and enjoyable shopping at Manali. Though the traffic was very irritating, as it was summer (prime season) we enjoyed to visit hadimba devi temple, Manali mall, and other spaces through walking.
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Davinder Randhawa

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  • Davinder Randhawa
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  526 readers

"Holidays in Manali"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Manali is a Beautiful place to relax, everything you need in a vacation.
Games for children, majestic green views, all types of hotels, religious places, forest area, beas river and its magnificent tributaries.
Places like solang valley, club house, mall road, hidimba temple, Gurudwara shri Manikaran sahib are must visit places.
But small shopkeepers and taxi union are looting innocent tourists.
Entry tax for Manali should also be banned by Government.
When public is already giving Himachal Pradesh entry tax there is no point collecting entry tax for Manali.
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Dinesh kumar

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  • Dinesh kumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  604 readers

"All things good except trasport"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Taxi service not good, & booking commitment not meet by any single taxi man.
Always we wait & waste our time for taxi.
Last time booking incharge change taxi from 7 seater to 4 seater.
Ola & uber type taxi service should start at Manali.
Road jam also big problem in June month.
Due to high tourist.
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Raj G

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  • Raj G
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 10 Reviews
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"Not so good"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I heard lot about Manali but I was disappointed with this place.
There is a heavy traffic jam everywhere, we end up spending 90% of our time in jam.
The mall road is too crowded and not so clean.
Also, roads in Manali are too pathetic, with lot of potholes.
There is a serious need to pay attn to travellers otherwise people stop visiting.
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  • Shubham gautam
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  •  735 readers

"Best place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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 Being an eminent tourist destination, there are many Manali sightseeing places. Very beautiful place
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