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Manali Tourism

Tourism in Manali

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Manali Tourism Guide

Often referred to as the ‘honeymoon capital of India’, Manali is nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. Situated at a height of 6726 feet above sea level in the Beas River Valley, this Himalayan resort town has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Manali tourism will take you through the best time of your life. This beautiful town is surrounded by snow-clad mountains and woody forests making it one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. 

History Of Manali

Manali means the dwelling place of Manu. According to Hindu Mythology, it is believed that the seventh incarnation of Manu found a small fish while taking a bath. The fish told Maun to look after it and someday the fish would do him great favor. Manu, the seventh incarnation took care of the fish until it grew big enough to be left into the sea. Before the fish was left out in the sea, it warned Manu of the severe floods that would submerge the entire world and asked him to build a seaworthy ark. Floods came and the fish (Matsya) took the avatar of Lord Vishnu and saved Manu and the Seven Sages. Since then the place is called Manali.

Language and Culture in Manali

Manali houses people belonging to various tribes. The languages spoken in Manali are mainly Hindi and Pahari. The culture of people of Manali can be reflected in the festivals they celebrate. The majority of people celebrate Dussehra, Hadimba Devi Fair, Doongri Forest Festival, Losar Festival, and Pipal Jatra. 

Tourism in Manali

Manali Tourism is not just limited to the picturesque views it offers. Manali also has a number of adventure activities one can indulge in. From rafting and skiing to paragliding and trekking, this resort town has the adventure for everyone that visits. Besides adventure activities, there are plenty of temples including Raghunath temple and Jagannath Devi Temple being some of the most important ones tourists do give a visit.

Honeymoon in Manali

Manali is a famous honeymoon destination in India. The place is visited by many couples owing to its beautiful landscapes, pleasant weather, panoramic views, vibrant festivals, delicious food, and lastly the warm and hospitable people. People come here to spend a few days amidst Himalayan Ranges, gorgeous gardens, and snow-capped mountains. Manali Tourism is flourishing due to an increase in the number of honeymoon couples.

Famous Food Areas in Manali

For some really good places to eat at in Manali, the places that you need to must try include The Lazy Dog, RedHouse Cafe, Bob Dylan’s Cafe, Cafe m 1947, Blue Elephant Cafe and Johnson’s Bar and Cafe. Right from local cuisine to international cuisines like Italian and Chinese, most of them are available in many places in Manali.

Top Stay Areas in Manali

The best areas to stay in Manali are Mall Road, Old Manali, Vashisht, and Manali outskirts. 

Shopping in Manali

Manali offers some beautiful souvenirs in its local markets. From keychains to nameplates, all are available to get customized to one’s own message and are surely worth buying as mementos. For hippies, Old Manali has some great Aladeen pants, psy-printed t-shirts, and all similar clothing. With Manali Tourism packages enjoy shopping the beautiful hill station.

Facts About Manali

Manali has a huge number of tourist places and with Manali Tourism witness all these beautiful places. Rohtang Pass is the best place to visit in Manali is toured by every second person traveling to the place. Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. The place gives panoramic views of distant Himalayan snow-capped peaks. The Manali Wildlife Sanctuary is also a great place to visit. Also, Solang Valley, another one of the very popular tourist attractions in Manali is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The place is famous for fun activities like zorbing and skating and for adventure sports parachuting and paragliding. Comprising giant slopes of lawn, Solang Valley becomes excellent ski-resort in winters.


Want more in Manali? Visit this perfect hill resort and explore the other less crowded side Old Manali by taking the bridge and witness some stunning views from the place which stay hidden from New Manali. Moreover, you will find beautiful guesthouses and lodges for a very cheaper price than New Manali with better facilities. You would surely don’t want to leave Old Manali in a day or two!We, with this Manali tour guide, will provide you with everything you need to know for a better vacation in Manali!

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Places To Visit In Manali

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  • Beas Kund In Manali

    Located in the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, Beas Kund is not just a beautiful place but also a place of immense historical significance. Beas Kund in Manali is the spot from where the River Beas originates, thereby marking it as a sacred spot. It is a great place to camp for a while, and enjoy beautiful views of the n...

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  • Hadimba Temple In Manali

    An ancient cave temple surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himalayas, Hadimba temple is located in the hill station of Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, Pandava Bheem's wife, as depicted in the Mahabharata. Today, Hadimba Temple in Manali is a popular place of worship where tho...

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    • Hill Station
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  • Rohtang Pass In Manali

    Situated at a height of nearly 4,000 meters above sea level, Rohtang Pass in Manali is a beautiful and very popular mountain pass ensconced in the Himalayas. Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Rohtang Pass is nearly 51 km away from the hill station of Manali. It takes around 6 to 8 hours to reach Rohtang Pass from Ma...

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  • Solang Valley In Manali

    Also referred to as ‘Snow Valley’, Solang Valley is located at a height of about 2560 meters above sea level in the midst of snow-capped mountains in Manali. Being one of the major attractions to explore, Solang Valley in Manali is quite popular amongst adventurers, nature lovers, and people who want to see snowfall. Offeri...

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  • Old Manali

    Old Manali is a revelation of sorts, especially if you are coming in from Manali Town, which is a hotch-potch of high rises, cluttered alleyways, dingy restaurants and so on. The distance between Old Manali and Manali is about 3 km. As you travel upwards, towards it, you seem to have crossed into another place, a more peace...

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Things To Do In Manali

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  • Paragliding In Manali

    Overcome your fear of heights with paragliding in Manali and fly through blue skies and over most stunning landscapes. It is one of the most popular and famous spots for paragliding in India. People from all over the country come to get their adrenaline pumping. The average duration of paragliding could be from 8 to 30 minu...

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  • Skiing In Manali

    Manali is a year round destination for tourists from all over the country, but during the winters it becomes even more alluring for those looking for some adventure sports and an adrenaline rush. One of the safest activities to indulge in while in Manali, skiing is a favorite among people of all ages. True, skiing in Manali...

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  • Zorbing In Manali

    Zorbing is one of the most popular adventure activities in Manali. Since it has been around for a long time, most people are well versed with the idea of going down a hill in a plastic bubble. For the uninitiated, zorbing is a safe adventure activity, wherein you are strapped inside a double padded plastic bubble, along wit...

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  • Canyoning At Vashisth In Manali

    Canyoning is a brand new adventure activity that has taken Manali by storm. An amalgamation of rock-climbing and rappelling, canyoning is done on waterfalls. You are harnessed safely and then you have to climb the slippery rocks, in the face of rapidly flowing water. Sounds very exciting, right? You will feel the raw power ...

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Travel To Manali

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By Air

The nearest domestic airport to Manali is Kullu-Manali Airport (KUU) in Bhuntar, which is located at a distance of 50 km from Manali. Regular flights connect the airport to Delhi and Chandigarh. You can book a cab or a taxi to go to Manali from the airport which should take about 2 hours to reach your destination.For tourists coming from other countries, the nearest international airport to Manali is Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi. You can then opt for another flight from Delhi to Kullu-Manali Airport and reach Manali similarly.

By Train

Manali does not have a railway station. To reach Manali by railways you have to get down at the nearest railway station to Manali which is Joginder Nagar Railway Station at a distance of 162.6 km from Manali.There is no direct rail connectivity of this station to major cities in India. You have to first take a train to Pathankot and then take another train from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar Railway Station. You can take a taxi from the railway station which will take around 4.5 to 5 hours for you to reach Manali.Also, there is an alternative if you are planning to come by train. Chandigarh Railway Station is at a distance of 315 km from Manali. You can take a train till Chandigarh Railway Station and then opt for a cab or a bus from there. It is a better option as there are a number of trains going to Chandigarh Railway Station connecting a number of major Indian cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Kolkata, Madurai, Lucknow and many more. The journey from the station to Manali will take about 8 to 8.5 hours.

By Road

Since Manali is a very popular hill station, the roads connecting to this place are very pleasant. It should be a beautiful journey if you are travelling by road with scenic views of the mountains and the river. You can opt to self drive or hire a taxi. Make sure the driver knows how to drive on hills as there are some sharp cuts en-route. Moreover, there are a number of state buses as well as private buses plying to Manali. Semi-sleeper Volvo buses are very common going to Manali and are easily available.

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    Zeeshanur Delhi

    Delhi

    Zeeshanur's 5 days trip to Manali

    It was an awesome experience as there was heavy snowfall in kufri as well as Manali which is unlikely to happen in march. Travel co-ordinator Vinay was of great help throughout the trip. Driver Sunil has a great knowledge abt the area which proved quite helpful. Live snowfall in kufri and stay at kufri resort

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    Manoj Dhobale

    Nagpur

    Manoj's 7 days trip to Manali

    Very good service, skilled driver and trip cordination was very good. thanks guys keep up the god work.

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    Arun G

    Bangalore

    Arun's 8 days trip to Manali

    The trip was really good. I would like to thank Aruna from Country Travel Point, she was very kind and supportive throughout the trip. And also would like to thank Nageshver Tiwari from Travel Triangle who was supportive for the trip plan.

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    Hiteshprangoliya

    Ambala

    Hiteshprangoliya's 7 days trip to Manali

    Best trip forever and I suggest that if u want to plan trip u contact Heena Verma which is best and helpful forever ,also she give us best package also which more important that she guide and all time support for our best trip , so i recommend contact heena verma for plan best trip..

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    Shradha Soni

    Delhi

    Shradha's 9 days trip to Manali

    We really enjoyed the tour. The tour was well planned. Our Car pilot was very polite, experienced and guide us throughout the tour. He deserves a speical mention here. Speical shout for Hotel Holiday Heaven at Manali. If you are visiting Manali try to get Hotel Holiday Heaven, the food is very tasty (veg only) and location is the best (very near to mall road). Finally the tour was only possible because of Devanuj Goel, who always manage our tour to his level best. Avoid Sky heaven resort at Dharamshala. Snow at Solang Valley at Manali.

    DG

    Dilip Gupta

    Kolkata

    Dilip's 6 days trip to Manali

    Best travel agency in sikkim. Mr. Ajay completely make my trip memorable. Well behaved person. Kalapatthar temi tea garden and char dham

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    Pramod T

    Bengaluru

    Pramod's 5 days trip to Manali

    The Cab booked and the driver was awesome over all it was a good Trip, I mentioning Pros Corns below 1. Hotel which was booked in Manalli the "Woodlands" was a good one but the food was bad. 2. Hotel which was booked in Shimla the "Nature Vile" was not a good one but Service and food were good. 3.The Shift Desire Cab driver Vicky was gentlemen and nice CAB maintenance and driving. 4. The Places mentioned were very Limited.

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    Sudatta Sarkar

    Kolkata

    Sudatta's 8 days trip to Manali

    Overall, the trip was good. However driver assigned was not professional. At certain places there were rash drivings. Coming to the accommodation, the hotels were well chosen. Especially the one for manali and dalhousie were the best with mesmerising scenic views. However for the hotel in dharmashala, the room was not provided as agreed before the trip and we had to face a lot of issues. Overall, the trip was memorable. However, would suggest improvements in terms of assigning good drivers, since thats also an essential part of the trip. Accommodation for manali and dalhousie was too good. Solang valley visit was memorable.

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    Debarghya Ghosh

    Kolkata

    Debarghya's 6 days trip to Manali

    not up to the mark..foods are really not that good (non-veg lovers think twice, had only one day at dinner during the tour) for those hotels at Shimla it's just a flat type. committed fuit basket was not there on that candle light dinner.tour was at cheap but not that satisfactory.

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    Siddhartha Ghosh

    Kolkata

    Siddhartha's 6 days trip to Manali

    Had a Honeymoon memories which had give by tanu and GR travels, cab driver was awesome...looking forward for the next visit. Thank u Tanu for ur co-operation.

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    FAQ's of Manali

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    The best time to visit Manali is between October-February, during the winter season, when the whole town is covered in snowfall. This is also the ideal time for honeymooners. Summer is also ideal for trekkers as some of the higher trek points become inaccessible in winter. 

    If you want to travel by air, the nearest airport is the Kullu-Manali airport at Bhuntar. You can get a taxi from there to take you to Manali. However, due to the climate, it's not the most reliable route to Manali. There are several buses from New Delhi and Chandigarh. There is also an option to drive there which goes through a very scenic route.  

    There are quite a few options to go trekking in Manali. The most mainstream yet one of the best treks is the trek to Hampta Pass. This trek is ideal to see thick pine woods and serene valleys.Tourists of all ages can go on the trek to the origin of the river Beas, also known as Beas Kund

    The local language spoken in Manali is a dialect of the Pahari language called Mandiali. However, Hindi works everywhere in Manali as well and most of the locals do understand and speak English as well. 

    Manali has quite a few markets that have very specific items that you can buy. At Manu Market near Mall Road, woollens are available for sale and are quite nice and quaint. There is also the Old Market that has a lot of souvenir items for sale. The Tibetan Market is a place for Tibetan handicrafts and jewellery. You could also pick up a jar of apple pickle, as it is local and delicious.

    Snowfall in Manali in December, especially around Christmas and New Year's Eve, is common. It is rare to see snowfall in Manali in November or October. 

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