Manali Tourism

Manali is famous for

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 Hiremath
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 Hiremath
13th Jul 17

Hadimba temple Manali

Hadimba temple Manali  Video Review

Hadimba Temple

Mahadev Hiremath
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

1Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass

Rohtang means pile of corpses, a name that stems from the deadly mudslides that often cover the 4,000 m-high road in the Himalayas. Rohtang’s unpredictable weather, snowstorms and avalanches add to the danger factor. HolidayIQ traveller Vishal says, "A very exciting and adventurous place in Manali. The snow at Rohtang and the beautiful road leading to it from Manali is a must go. And most important is one should go in peak season to feel the complete holiday, the crowds, the hustle & bustle of the place which may not be there if you go in off season."


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2Head to Rohtang Pass to play with snow
Head to Rohtang Pass to play with snow

HolidayIQ traveller Anas Aslam says "We had a great time in Manali, it was peak season(summer time) so Manali was crowded still we managed to do all the exciting stuff - paragliding and a trip to Rohtang pass, played with snow there and had a good time."

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3The Valley of the Gods
The Valley of the Gods

HolidayIQ reviewer Rohit says, "Manali is perhaps one of the most recognised tourist spots in north India. Located about 500 km from Delhi, Manali is one of the main honeymoon locations in north India. During winter months it is covered in snow and is well connected by other major cities. Places to visit would include Hadimba temple, Solong valley and Rohtang pass to name a few."


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4Easy Access To Local Information
Easy Access To Local Information

The wealth of information that the hosts have about their local area makes deciding what to see and do a breeze. Such local knowledge is extremely helpful. HolidayIQ Traveller Ruthvik Jaiswal says, “Manali is always an attraction for tourists. At Manali Meadows, rooms were tastefully decorated. Manali Meadows has unique walking tours that take you through unexplored parts of the countryside and surrounding forests.”


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5Photos Of The Himalayas That Will Make You Go Wotha!
Photos Of The Himalayas That Will Make You Go Wotha!

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. HolidayIQ Traveller Divyapal Shah shares, "Must visit once in a lifetime. There are plenty of places to visit and also you can do lots of shopping. If visiting during vacation time be ready for lots of traffic jams. But should have minimum of 3 days of time for visiting Manali in order to enjoy the place completely."


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Reviews (1782)

"Manali has something for everyone; food, adventure, serenity, culture, journey; whatever it may be"



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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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