Manali Tourism

Manali Tourism

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Manali is a bustling town with a number of tourist attractions.The end of the cold season about June to July would be ideal as you can see a sizeable amount of snow in the higher ranges of Rohthang which is around 40 km uphill from Manali. But if you are a snow freak then you better be there in the cold months of November. You can reach Manali by road following the NH which is pretty good with some rough stretches along the way or reach by air upto Bhuntar and then by road or by train upto Kalka and then by road. The road upto Manali is amply wide and gives you an amazing ride with spectacular views and good hotels for you to recharge yourself but the roads in Manali are narrow and congested.The roads upto rohthang too are wide with enough scenic views to give you a feel of care free nature. So if you are a romantic couple , or an adventure enthusiast or a roadie then Manali definitely gives you an amazing time.

The town has a number of hotels at various budgets so suit yourself to your comfort and bargain as you will for a really good last minute deals.The century old hadimba temple and the vashisth temples with its hot spring are close by and is a must see but be ready for a really steep road approach. The market is bustling giving you enough variety of tourist souveneirs and collectibles.Be sure to buy the artistic wooden name plates and a lot of exotic fruits like peaches , plums ,cherries some of which would be at the end of the season by June to get bargain prices. There are movie halls and parks for you to while away your time and of course do make a trip to Rohthang (closed on tuesdays)but be sure to depart as early in the morning to avoid the morning traffic. The ride might get bumpy but is definitely rewarding with amazing views giving you ample oppurtunities for memorable photos and also look out for people giving you a horse trek through the mountains for a really romantic journey in the narrow passage ways through the mountains away the hustle and bustle of the roads. On the way back do visit the century old Naggar castle with its really mind blowing views and if you are lucky enough you can discount stay at this palace turned tourist home by HPTDC which would be a truly spectacular experience in the lap of royal luxury!!

Food is amazing at the markets with a number of hygienic stalls along the roads but for the experimentalist do try the japanese cuisine , mexican cuisine continental cuisine easily available at very visible restaurants in the center market. You have a number of options and non vegetarians do try the fresh grilled trout farmed at the various fish farms nearby which would also make an interesting visit.

Trekkers would find this a paradise with a number of serene exotic trekking routes and a number of agents having organised treks for the Adventurous people.You have a lot of power packed activities in Solang Valley about 7 kms from Manali like paragliding, Zorbing -Manali is the only place I have seen having this, horse riding , Dune Buggy rides which are way cheap and affordable and ofcourse skiing ( in winters only). The ropeway does have its charm but is too short around 7 mins and too costly if you dont plan on skiiing at the high ranges. River rafting enthusiasts will find a number of choices all along the river at pretty cheap prices.The romanticists can laze around and have their own world at the cool and breezy river banks.

My fellow travellers be sure to carry essential supplies for small children , torches and umbrellas with manageable warm clothes as the weather is pretty unpredictable up there and for the roadies be sure to get your vehicles serviced and checked before you set out on your fascinating journey because safety comes first right???!!!!

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Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 196 Reviews

"It was a pleasant experience" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Good tourist place to visit during winter season. You can enjoy the snow fall everywhere. It's too crowded on weekends and also hotels has to be booked in advance. Food is very good. It's the best place for newly married couples. Various....... More
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Ashwin Sarda
  • Ashwin Sarda
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 222 Reviews

"Manali can be called as a city of hotel's" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
I have heard a lot about Manali for it's scenic beauty. We were basically here to visit place's like Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Beas Kund, Manikaran etc along with local sightseeing of Manali itself. My first impression of Manali was this....... More
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Donarun Das
  • Donarun Das
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 164 Reviews

"Manali - Traveller's Paradise!" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
A honeymooners destination all around; and you will find this place overly crowded. But, all types of travellers can enjoy here, that is the beauty of the place. It serves as a base camp or end point for multiple Himalayan treks. It also....... More
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Rahul Grover
  • Rahul Grover
  • 2 Reviews

"Explore the beauty of Manali!" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Very good place to visit during summers. A very nice place for shopping too. Local north Indian food tastes yummy. This is the best place to buy winter wears. It is recommended to buy winter wears at Manali. Or you can also choose to ¯drive....... More
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  • Ravi
  • 7 Reviews

"One who needs to spend quality time can visit here!" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One who needs to spend quality time can visit here. Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba Temple, Vashisht Temple, other Temples, Naggar, Art Gallery are must visit. Mall Road is best for foods, momos and cakes in german bakery, chinese food in....... More
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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

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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