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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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Amit tiwari

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"An unforgettable moment to see snow falling." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days 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 4 days 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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Ruby Hatode

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"A good place to be visited" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
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 here is Rohtang pass. Please do check before traveling as this place is closed. Open from June to Oct month. 51 km away from Manali.
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Sachin Kumar

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  • Sachin Kumar
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Perfect destinations for every kind of traveller" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Manali in there on everyone's mind while talking of famous hill stations in India and a place doesn't get famous without a reason. It is a perfect destinations for every kind of traveller be it a romantic honeymoon trip from a trekker to a family holiday to just relax. After reaching Manali in january there is a different experience altogether you will just forget everything and all your worries and will fall in love with Manali.

The first place I would like to recommend would be Kothi, trust me this serene village really gives the feeling of being in Switzerland, I went there alone and trekked from Palchan village, it was just awesome experience, the landscape was just looking like switzerland and it gave me a feeling like I have reached and never wanted to come back, another commercial place solang valley can also be visited but kothi cannot be compared to any place in whole of Manali. Other places of interest and should not be missed are hadimba devi temple and vashisht hot springs temple.

The mall, Manali, has a good number of restaurants to cater every kind of budget. The food you would like to have completely depend on your spendings, I being a solo traveller was low on budget and had food on dhabas, but on mall you will find badam wala milk, gulab jamun, 3-in-1 flavours ice cream and momos as well, so you will definitely not going to miss your back-home street food at all. It's all there for you. There are many shops to shop local made fur jackets and local made shawls in reasonable price.

I was most of the time trekking as the lovely surroundings kept me busy all the town, you can easily cover most of the place by walking like van vihar, monastery, old Manali, club house, hadimba temple and sage manu temple so it was easy to pass the town as everything was white in color and there was snow all around. Apart from this the activities which made my time spend and could not even realise when the trip ended were rappelling and river crossing near club house and paragliding and riding snow scooter and tried my hands at skiing as well in Solang valley.

Just all the best as you will be surprised to see the beauty of "white Manali" in winters especially in January and February. Carry lot of warm clothes and gloves as well. Sleeper or volvo bus would be best option for a relaxed journey.
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Santosh Shinde

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  • Santosh Shinde
  • Lives in Ratnagiri
  • 1 Review
  •  8266 readers

"A must visit place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
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 Cafe, Blue Elephant Cafe are some of the popular restaurants of 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 Hadimba. 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.
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Sachin Jain

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  • 2 Reviews
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"A good place for honeymoon" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
You need to visit immediately after marriage i.e as honeymoon destination, it has lots of adventure spots for which you and your partner should be strong enough. You should carry all your medical. Manali is a famous place, still it is not as buzzy as any other famous Himalayan destinations like Shimla. I went there during the month of September. No snow was there which gave us a good chance.
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Nayan Chandra

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"Great place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Manali, under Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, is a hill station situated at a height of 2050m (6398 ft) in the Himalayas. Situated on the Beas river. It is a popular tourist spot for Indians in summer and a magical, snow-covered place in winter.

Rohtang Pass is the main attraction near Manali. The tour of Manali could not completed without visiting this place.

Tourist can also visit the place Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Van Vihar, Manu Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara.
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Faizul Faizul

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  • Faizul Faizul
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
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"Must visit place for couple" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
You need to visit immediately after marriage i.e as honeymoon destination, it has lots of adventure spots for which you and your partner should be strong enough. You should carry all your medical kit. There are lots of things to do around just select which will be suitable for you and try only those, don't eat food in normal hotel, it's not that good. Even a good hotel also charges the same but the food quality is good.
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Rishi Narayanan

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  • Rishi Narayanan
  • Lives in Perinthalmanna
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"Silent, beautiful and highly romantic place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Manali is a famous place, still it is not as buzzy as any other famous Himalayan destinations like Shimla. I went there during the month of September. No snow was there which gave us a good chance to see the greenery. In my opinion, all such destinations have different views during winter and without snow and both should be enjoyed. The famous places near to the town are Hadimba temple, van vihar, club house, manikaran hot spring. 60km up, lies the famous Rohtang pass which is the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley and Ladakh. 40km down lies Kullu and there we have Naggar castle, Buddhist monastery etc. All the way, Himalayan beauty gives you an absolute fiesta for your eyes.

This is an ideal place to escape from the buzz and crowd of the cities and the pressure from your work place.
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  • Pallav vottery
  • Lives in Jabalpur
  • 3 Reviews
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"Perfect place for honeymoon" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Really enjoyed my visit to Manali as there were lot many thing to remember, done shopping and saw the beautiful nature. My partner too enjoyed every moment as well as various sightseeing which made my honeymoon more special. Perfect place for honeymoon, love to visit again. :-)
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