Manali Tourism

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Reasons to go to Manali

1Winter is Here! Places to go Skiing
Winter is Here!  Places to go Skiing

Snow | Adventure | Hill | Weather

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anen khiam adds, “ Thundering white waterfalls from high mountain and serpentine roads leading high up to the destination makes you forget everything and it makes it worthwhile the visit. Enjoyed the activities of skiing, snow motorbike, and just going crazy playing around in the snow.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saket Aggarwal says, “ Manali provides activities for all, ranging from skiing, river crossing and rafting to a bath in hot springs in Manikaran, many temples for religious minded, and a relaxing atmosphere for people not looking for any activity.Lots of preserved forest gardens in walking range to sit and relax. Or go to the banks of River Beas, put your feet in the water and experience heaven on earth.”

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2Places to Experience Snowfall in India
Places to Experience Snowfall in India

Snow | Temple | Valley | Adventure

HolidayIQ Reviewer Srivalli Mutnuru adds, “Solang Valley .. The best beautiful spot my eyes experienced till date The thought of Manali in ...We went to solang Valley on the first day of our trip itself as snowfall started in the early hours .. We enjoyed the fresh snowfall there .. It's the best moment one can ever get to enjoy .. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anen khiam shares, “Wonder of the wonders, the Rohtang Pass was fully covered with fresh snow. Beautiful mountain scenery, high mountains with the peaks covered in clouds, with snow-covered tops. Thundering white waterfalls from high mountain and serpentine roads leading high up to the destination makes you forget everything and it makes it worthwhile the visit. Enjoyed the activities of skiing, snow motorbike, and just going crazy playing around in the snow. ”

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3Winter has Come! Places That Turn Idyllic This Time of the Year
Winter has Come!  Places That Turn Idyllic This Time of the Year

Snow | Valley | Hill | Weather

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vinod Nair adds, “If winter and Snow Fall interests you then be there in November or Feb/ March. You wont be bombarded by snow but still will get enough of it. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer A S says, “We stayed right at the valley for two nights - did camping. At the base of the valley there is a huge ground where had pitched our tents. Extremely exotic place one of the most beautiful valleys, surrounded by huge mountains on the way to Rohtang pass. ...Locals informed us that during winters this place experience almost 8-10 feet high snowfall and this place also hosts national skiing championship. There was also a wooden guest house with traditional chimney we stayed there for a night as it was to chilly to stay in tent. Must visit place. ”

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4Where nature meets adventure!
Where nature meets adventure!

HolidayIQ reviewer Bidisha says, "After travelling to basically everywhere in India, it comes to this. Manali, the best of places I've been to. Been there twice, and will be there many more times.I'd admit that I'm biased, because I'd pick mountains over beaches anyday, but among the whole north west, and even north east, this tiny little valley, will always remain my personal favourite."

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5Explore your adventurous side at Manali
Explore your adventurous side at Manali

Manali is one place which offers you an exciting adventurous holiday along with spectacular natural beauty. It also has a unique cultural aspect that is a welcome addition to your trip. 

The Solang Valley is 12 km north of Manali, on the banks of the Beas River. It's a beautiful lush green valley with the backdrop of snow covered Himalayan peaks.  Mayuri Kubal tells HolidayIQ: "The snow clad mountains, the chilled breeze and the snow sports grab one's attention."

A 50 km drive from Manali, brings you to the legendary Rohtang Pass which is "almost seems like a gate to Narnia, because the worlds on either side of it are completely different. The green, almost soft valley of Kullu suddenly becomes the angry, arid and brown Lahaul and Spiti." says HolidayIQ reviewer Madhuri. 

How to get there: 

By air: The most convenient way to reach Manali by flight is to land at the well connected Kulu Airport and then hire a taxi or board a bus to travel the remaining 50 km by road. 

By train: The best way to get to Manali by train is to take a train to Chandigarh Junction, which is well connected to the entire country and cover the remaining 170 km by road

By road: Manali is on the National Highway 3, well connected to the rest of the country via National Highway 44. 

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Manikaran Gurudwara

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Manikaran Gurudwara

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13th Jul 17

Nice place to visit

Nice place to visit  Video Review

Kothi

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13th Mar 17

Hot spring in Manali

Hot spring in Manali  Video Review

Vashist Springs And Temple

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

Sahil Anand

Sahil Anand5.0/5

1 review

Beutifull Manali

I love Manali. When I come here I jast look it is like a world’s hevan. It’s river raftingand pera gliding is superb. Manali is also very cool place for tr eking. We enjoy here with family as weel as friends. Manali’s bazar Mina bazar is awesome. Manali’s famous place it’s template of hidamba is see our history. At Manali I ride horses and I take a very good food. In Manali we take a bike ride and we also enjoy River crossing. Manali is very lovely place.

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Deepti trivedi

Deepti trivedi4.3/5

2 reviews

Manali - its good hill station.

R0htang pass is obvious choice while visiting Manali, which is 45-50 k from the main city, beautiful sceranic roads. Taxi will charge aroinf 6000/- fo full, taxi, however tempo traveller is also available that charging 1300 per seat and this is rathar good choice as you will get fello traveller. You may need to snow suit that are available on rent 250 per suit, must spent this . Kelong is also one day affair and a=roud 15 km from the town. Taxi will take 5000/- however other modes are also availabel. Adventure biking for rs. 1000/-, paragliding 500/- for small kids, 1000/- for slightly better flight and res 3500 for the ultimate flight. Must enjoy. Apart from this horse riding, yak ride is also availabnle. The roopway is also avai;lable, slightly expensive 700/- per persong but enjoyable . Rest are visiting placed like water fall, hadimba temple, manikarnika etc . River rafting is also available although I could not make it in the Kullu.

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  • Manali - its good hill station.
  • Manali - its good hill station.
  • Manali - its good hill station.
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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.


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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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