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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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Manali Traveller Reviews

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Amit Bhattar

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  • Amit Bhattar
  • Lives in Surat
  • 9 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2760 readers

"Kullu Manali - The hill station" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Kullu Manali is the hill station to be enjoyed in the winters and after winters, where we will find the snow in the ranges.

This is the place to rest and relax, same like the places in south like Coorg.

Having the beautiful mountains and ranges and a romantic place.
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Sejal maru

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  • Sejal maru
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Nature at the best" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
No words can describe the beauty of Manali .. The snow covered mountains, blue sky, clear water .. Cold climate .. Everything makes for the proper destination for holiday .. We did whole Moonlight river rafting and I must say it was once in a lifetime experience .. Nothing can beat it .. We also visited rohatang pass which was fully covered with snow .. If you wana experience real adventure then Kullu Manali should be a must visit for you
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Charanreddy Reddy

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  • Charanreddy Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's a good place for vacation.. People who loves cool place and for honeymoon it's perfect place and cost of living over there also less. Be careful with cold. Maintain your own luggage with you.
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Khaleel Naha

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  • Khaleel Naha
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  • Lives in Cochin
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  • 10 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
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"Raining Manali"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nothing to say, I have got both the experience of snow falling Manali in December 2015 and now raining Manali in July 2016. It's an entire off season with dry Solang Valley and Mall Road. But our visit made it wonderful with chilling cold and breeze which made our group tour an ever memorable one in mind.
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Rishidev .

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  • Rishidev .
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Mr"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Truly a memorable experience. Manali has never failed to surprise. However, Naggar Castle was a big disappointment. Solang Valley was simply divine, especially the paragliding part and the ropeway. The local market and the Monastry definitely require one full day. One can also visit the Hadimba Temple and the Siyali Mahadev Temples. If one just wants to enjoy nature at its best, then this is it. One can relax on the banks of river Vyas or just sit and relax and relish the scenic natural beauty. Missed the river rafting but thats on agenfa for the next visit. I have visited Manali many times and it has always charmed me. Definitely a great destination whether in summer or in winters, especially when compared with other hill stations.
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Mr. sagar nikam

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  • Mr. sagar nikam
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Honeymoon trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
. You were the best people we meet in Manali. Next tour will be through you guys only where ever we go. Now you are our family tour adviser. Hope to ... We stayed here for 3 nights, really excellent location ... It's located in top view ... Mind blowing place, rooms are very neat & clean .. 24 hrs hot water, staff are very friendly, we called reception and orderd food at 08;00 pm even at tat time they served us ..
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Sunu Thomas

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  • Sunu Thomas
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"Most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Manali is the most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh. With dam, temples, lakes, snow peaked mountains all makes its beauty rich. Travelling through the dangerous but most beautiful Shimla - Manali route was an awesome experience. Vaishno Devi temple is also a visitors attraction.
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Yash Knight

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  • Yash Knight
  • Lives in Udaipur
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"Beautiful .."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its a beautiful place .. I loved it. You will fell chilax. Close to nature. You can do water sports out there .. Like river crossing .. River rafting. Apple farms adds more beauty to Manali. View of mountains covered with snow even in July month makes its really beautiful. Hadimba temple is very beautiful .. One must vist that place ...
Manali is awesome .. I suggest you to soon plan out a trip to manil to know about its beauty.
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Dheeraj

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  • Dheeraj
  • Lives in Jaipur
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Beautiful place and perfect weather for couples.. Very pleasant climate in the month of May.. We enjoyed a lot at Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hadimba temple.. Beautiful scenery all around.. Specially Rohtang pass is awesome to visit in Manali... Vyas river and snow land is perfect place to enjoy..
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Anoop Mishra

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  • Anoop Mishra
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
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"Ideal Destination for couples"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Manali is an ideal place for couples as well as for family to enjoy and ecperience a foreign atmosphere here in India. The climate in Manali compells a tourist to add up their stay for some more time. I visited Manali for the first time but I would love to visit it time and again.
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