Manali Tourism

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A road through the river Beas on one side and hills on the other takes you to Manali at an altitude of 2050 metres above sea level. Characterized by a captivating landscape and snow-capped mountains. Experience diverse culture and distinct heritage amalgamated with thrilling activities for adventure enthusiasts.

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Manikaran Gurudwara

Manikaran Gurudwara  Video Review

Manikaran Gurudwara

Mahadev Hirematt
13th Jul 17

Nice place to visit

Nice place to visit  Video Review


13th Mar 17

Hot spring in Manali

Hot spring in Manali  Video Review

Vashist Springs And Temple

Śńēhĩl Chaurasia
30th Dec 17

Amazing Beas

Amazing Beas  Video Review

River Beas

Rahul Shankar
17th Jul 17

Rohtang Pass - Cloudy weather

Rohtang Pass - Cloudy weather  Video Review

Rohtang Pass

Mahadev Hirematt
13th Jul 17

Hadimba temple Manali

Hadimba temple Manali  Video Review

Hadimba Temple

Mahadev Hirematt
13th Jul 17

Solang valley and ski

Solang valley and ski  Video Review

Solang Valley

Mohit Panwar
13th Mar 17

Great place for shopping

Great place for shopping  Video Review

The Mall Road

Fenil Visaria
18th Jan 18

Manu temple in old Manali

Manu temple in old Manali  Video Review

Manu Temple

Nitish Kumar
10th Jan 18

Cold water

Cold water  Video Review

River Beas

Nitish Kumar
10th Jan 18

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Reasons to go to Manali

1Cokabana Teknival Festival – Parvathy Valley
Cokabana Teknival Festival – Parvathy Valley

This is a festival for everyone who wants to explore their connection with the cosmos and Mother Nature. People gather here every May from every part of the universe to witness a 3 day spectacle of dance, psy trance line ups, and the Valley itself. The local culture of Kasol is an integral part of this experience. And yes! The nature’s herbal remedies are abound. 

Pratibha: Amidst the scenic beauty, it is haven for people who want to relax or have adventure. We had a fun time in chit chatting while enjoying the snow peaks and the super delicious food.

Explore the quaint villages 


Read more at Head to the Hills for These 7 Psy Trance Parties this Season

2Kundalini Festival – Manali
Kundalini Festival – Manali

This Psy Trance extravaganza attracts the maximum number of International artists. With a killer line up, meditation zones, and a ‘trippy’ flea market this festival attracts nirvana seekers from all over the world. Manali makes the festival even better, held in late May.  

Navin: Breathtaking Views, steep valleys, snow-capped mountains, fresh air, awesome climate make for lifetime memories.

Trek though the serene outdoors 


Read more at Head to the Hills for These 7 Psy Trance Parties this Season

3Indrasan Festival – A Parvati Valley Production
Indrasan Festival – A Parvati Valley Production

Most popular of all the festivals of the hills, Indrasan attracts the biggest names in the Psy Trance world. Set up in Manali, this festival attracts a large audience from all over the world. This synesthesia of art, music, sustainable living and spirituality takes place in late May. 

Sahir: This region gets you in your own thoughts being right next to huge mountain walls and religious Parvati river which is crystal clear and considered sacred. Magical place for peace seekers and trippers. Do not miss the shining snow on top of those mountains which literally shines almost green at night under moon light. 

Try your hand at sustainble farming


Read more at Head to the Hills for These 7 Psy Trance Parties this Season

4Parvati Peaking – The wilds between Manali and Kasol on the banks of the Parvati
Parvati Peaking – The wilds between Manali and Kasol on the banks of the Parvati

Perhaps the biggest of all the hill parties, this festival attracts the most people and the hippiest crowd. Spread across the forests and riverside meadows of the valley, this festival takes you closest to nature and opens your soul to the mystic within. 

Rituparna: Leaves you with a mind of relaxation, peace and content to be midst of the beauty of nature. To describe the place it is mountains, snow and greenery with wooden cottages, and warmth of the village.

Spend your time exploring the Beas


Read more at Head to the Hills for These 7 Psy Trance Parties this Season

5Arudra Festival - Manali
Arudra Festival  -  Manali

In the first week of June, this festival is all about liberal culture, art, entertainment and offcourse ,psy trance. Probaby the best way to indulge in the diverse culture of the Valley. 

A.S: this is a lovely little village in middle of dense mountain forest. The approach is not scenic but after reaching it is worth every penny. The place is very refreshing with hospitable villagers. 

Explore the Isreali influence on the local culture


Read more at Head to the Hills for These 7 Psy Trance Parties this Season

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The weather was freezing in the night and mornings and the afternoons were very pleasant. We visited in November 6 till 13. But in spite of the cold, there was no shivering. Having a nice cup of tea in the snow in solang valley was more than amazing . . Food and Shopping: The food in Michal is not very spicy. The food in hotels were good but non vegetarian food were not so tasty. When you are in mall roads, try and have **** bit road side food and avoid eating in fancy restaurants. The hot milk and moong Dal halwa in mall road Manali were heavenly. And the chaat. Yum . Highlight of the trip: The view of the snow capped mountains from our hotel in Manali, gezzelig inn vardhan hill. We were truly enchanted. Even today when I feel s little down, I try and remember those majestic himalayan ranges and the long curvy roads with a nice roof of the strong Himalayas above all the time, and I feel energetic and fresh. No wonder the Himalayas are sooo pure.

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We went to Solang valley. The weather was sunny. The scenic views was fascinating. The place was very much crowded with was quite unpleasant . . Food and Shopping: We shopped from Manali mall and luckily got good deals. The food was good. We had only vegetarian. Highlight of the trip: Snowfall and the mesmerising view after overnight heavy snowfall.
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Manali Overview

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.

Photos of Manali

Gauri Shankar Temple, Manali

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Gauri Shankar Temple, Manali
Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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