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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Kothi, Manali

Nice place to visit
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6.0/7

Solang Valley, Manali

Solang valley and ski
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5.0/7

The Mall Road, Manali

Very good and crowded place
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5.0/7
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Manali Traveller Reviews

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Dinesh kumar

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  • Dinesh kumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  50 readers

"All things good except trasport" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 6 days 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
  •  240 readers

"Not so good" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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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"Best place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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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Pralhad

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  • Pralhad
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"Too Much Traffic Jam place" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
An excellent place to visit... But nobody can escape from Traffic Jam...
You get lot of adventures activities to do. That will be an unforgettable event for you.
But The local government should work towards widening of Roads or construction of Flyover bridges to get rid of Traffic Jam...
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Yagnesh dalal

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  • Yagnesh dalal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  259 readers

"Manali is very nice place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Manali is very nice place. Rohtang pass and Solang Valley, river rafting, paragliding, very nice, we have enjoyed lot.
Car service from Manali to Rohtang pass is now high expenses around Rs. 1000/- of one round trip of per family/per small car.
Must visit Rohtang Pass, Solang valley, Mall road, Hadimba temple.
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Rohit Kumawat

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  • Rohit Kumawat
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Sholang"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Trip to Manali was very good. Sightseeing was good visit to hadimba and vashist temple was the best on the sightseeing day. Next day was Kullu and naggar, rafting experience was awesome and naggar castle was also good and the last day was for sholang which was also one of the best, the fun activities over there was good. Yeah enjoyed a lot.
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Shamsul hoda khan

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  • Shamsul hoda khan
  • Lives in Jamshedpur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Shimla and Manali Tour"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Manali is second Tourist Destination in India. The place is so cool. Tourist likes Mountain, Tree and Show point. There are so good lakes and snow in Manali. Manali is good for Snow time. Tourist can see snow fall in winter season. I like Manali for Adventures and Activities. There is very nice place to Rafting and Paragliding.
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Siddhartha Gupta

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  • Siddhartha Gupta
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  3091 readers

"Wonderful experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Awesome experience must to go... The Nature, the atmosphere altogether is really calm peaceful the must visit destination for each and every couple. The people there are very supporting in nature and The Mall Road is a great place in the evening to sit, relax, chill and shop..
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Iqbal

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  • Iqbal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1430 readers

"Mesmerizing Manali"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Manali is a beautiful city with snapped mountains all around. We visited this location last week end of march 2017 and the climate was very pleasant. Just half an hours drive will take you amidst snow points which the children can enjoy playing in the snow. Need to bargain well with horse owners as they charge huge amounts for short distances which can be trekked on foot as well. Even jumpsuits available on hire on the way to snow point are 250/- while it's only 100/- at the snow point itself. Better to carry snacks and water so you can enjoy for a longer time.
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Biswajeet Mishra

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  • Biswajeet Mishra
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Manali a worth visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Visit Manali in any time through out a year, it depends on how you are travelling or which type of traveller you are it depends on whether you are going for trekking or visiting or you are just travelling for family fun. So you need to choose accordingly and yes if you need snow, I mean a lot of it then surely visit in the month of december/january. You shall have the best and also be able to find the hidden paradise on earth. For shopping I went to th mall road. Its really beautiful but thing are neither too high nor too low in price so be careful. Finally my last advice is to be ever woolen ready and be ready for uncalled natural calamities. You may get all those during winter visit to Manali.
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