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Manali Tourism

One of the most popular hill stations in Himachal, Manali offers the most magnificent views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges covered with snow for most parts of the year. 

With the Covid-19 pandemic going on, Manali has evolved to be a place loved by young people looking for longer stays for workation. With ambient cafes, good wifi availability, small eateries and convenient shops, Old Manali is among the favorite neighbourhood for such people. There are many homestays and hostels offering dorm beds for cheap for longer durations. 

Manali has many trekking options around it, making it a great base for exploring this side of Himalayas. River Beas provides great rafting options in the nearby town of Kullu. Adjoining Parvati river, lies the Parvati Valley with  Kasol, Manikaran, Tosh and small villages attracting travellers for longer stays. Atal Tunnel now allows travellers to reach Sissu within a few hours making Spiti way more accessible. 

It snows the most in the months of January & February followed by December and March. If you're very lucky, you might find some snow in April. 

Tourists flock to Rohtang Pass & Solang valley for various adventure activities including skiing, paragliding, horse-riding & zorbing. Rohtang Pass is almost always covered with snow and can often get overcrowded and see traffic jams.

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Nightlife in Manali

After reading through the rocky Himalayas all day, Manali offers some of the best ways to enjoy a tranquil nightlife. From the relaxing aromas of Cafes to groovy Bars and Lounges, this beautiful hill station is full of vigour and energy. Dine, party and enjoy away the night time with your friends in exotic stations such as Johnson's bar and restaurant or Zing Zing Bar. If you want to spend some downtime with your partner in low laid Discotheques, The Chelsea club and Buzz are some of the top choices. The local markets and sidewalks are also excellent spots for catching a glimpse of traditional night routines of locals, stargazing around the circuit street parks is also a serenading experience.

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Adventure Activities in Manali

Many tourists enjoy adventure activities in Manali. It is important to keep a few things in mind. Wear clothes which allow the harness to be wound securely. They should not be too tight or too loose. Avoid visiting the place during rainy season. Here are some more detailed tips for your adventure!
1. Accomodation - Manali has been one of a major holiday destination in India especially for North-Indians. The place is full of accommodations of all types, from basic and medium range guest houses and hotels to luxurious resorts. There is also an option of camping in the beautiful grounds of Manali.
2. Medical Fitness - Watch your respiratory system. If you have breathing issues and any heart related problem, please do not undertake this activity.
3. Safety - Choose schools which are certified and offer good safety gear. Before starting the activity, make sure your safety gear is in place. Notify your instructor in case of any glitches or discomfort.

Restaurants and Local Food in Manali

Manali is a hill station glittering with amazing restaurants, cafes and bars, that an take care of any need, desires or cravings that its visitors may have. You will find countless restaurants with a rich variety and some of the most delicious food on their menus. You can find Italian, Chinese, Korean, Continental, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese cuisines here along with the popular Tibetan Momos
The cafes with a parallel culture of their own, cater to younger crowds. These cafes serve pizzas, momos, banana pancakes and apple pies throughout the day and you can also try Yak's cheese here. Along with these do relish the street food there with Samosas, Aloo tikki, Bread Pakoras, Paav Bhaji, Gulab Jamun and more filling the streets with colors and fragrances. Other than these, the city has an equally rich platter of local Himachal food.
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Suggested Itinerary for Manali

Day 1 - Reach Manali by morning. Have breakfast and relax for a while. After freshening up, you can start your tour with the Hadimba Temple. After this, you can head out to the Mall road for some grub and a little bit of shopping. The main market is bustling with activity and you will find a number of items from woollen clothes, shawls, local handicrafts and everything you need.
Day 2 - You should head off to Rohtang Pass. It remains open from April to November. It is a two-hour road journey from Manali and you need to set off early in the morning around 4:00 in order to avoid the traffic. The entry passes are available in Manali and you need to get it a day in advance. While returning, you should stop over at Solang Valley.
Day 3 - You can also go to Vashisht hot springs. Soak yourself in the hot water springs in the winters and it feels magical. After this, you can head to Old Manali for shopping and a scrumptious lunch.
Day 4 -While returning, stopover at Bhuntar and you can go for rafting in the season. Otherwise, you can also explore Kullu's market and temples. There are a number of things you can do, depending on your mood and the season.

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Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Solang Valley also known as Snow Valley is a perfect place for adventure sports
Beautiful Views of the Mountains in Manali
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FAQs on Manali

What is famous about Manali?

Very beautiful. Snows through most of January and February. Can be visited throughout the year. Snow sports, paragliding and other adventure sports available. Starting point for drives to Spiti valley and Ladakh.

What is not so good about Manali?

Can be crowded during peak seasons. Slightly difficult to access as it's 8 hours from nearest major airport.

Who should visit Manali?

Great for someone looking to experience snow in winters should visit Kulumanali. Perfect for couples, adventure enthusiasts, family holidays. Ideal for people in North India, but Manali sees tourists from all over the country and also for foreigners.

What is the best time to visit Manali?

October to June is the best time to visit Manali. With bright, colourful flowers in full bloom and a pleasant climate with temperatures ranging between 10 degree Celsius and 25 degree Celsius. If you want to see snowfall, December to February is the best time. With temperatures that hover around subzero, Manali becomes a paradise on earth with its snow-clad surroundings While tourists visit Manali throughout the year, monsoon season (July to August) is a bit low, due to landslides and land-blockages.
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What is the local food in Manali?

Manali is a hill station glittering with amazing restaurants, cafes and bars, that an take care of any need, desires or cravings that its visitors may have. You will find countless restaurants with a rich variety and some of the most delicious food on their menus. You can find Italian, Chinese, Korean, Continental, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese cuisines here along with the popular Tibetan Momos
The cafes with a parallel culture of their own, cater to younger crowds. These cafes serve pizzas, momos, banana pancakes and apple pies throughout the day and you can also try Yak's cheese here. Along with these do relish the street food there with Samosas, Aloo tikki, Bread Pakoras, Paav Bhaji, Gulab Jamun and more filling the streets with colors and fragrances. Other than these, the city has an equally rich platter of local Himachal food.
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What is the best way to reach Manali?

The nearest railway station from Manali is in Joginder Nagar which is 50 km away. However, this is a narrow gauge railway station and hence is not connected to all the major cities in the country. The broad gauge railway stations nearest to Manali are in Chandigarh (310 km) and Ambala (300 km). The nearest airport is in Bhuntar, which is also 50 km away. Buses and taxis are easily available from these places and other parts of North India to Manali. Manali can also be reached from Leh by the Leh-Manali route, though it is open for only 4 or 5 months in a year during summers when the snow is removed by the Border Road Organization of India. Still, this road is very picturesque and is one of the most beautiful ways to reach Manali.
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How much does a package cost for Manali?

The packages for Manali start at INR 6250 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Manali?

There are 584 in Manali which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Manali are Idyllic Inn Manali, Princess Villa, The Fern Residency Manali, The A Square Cafe, Hillock-View 1BR Stay on Kanyal Road, Hotel Himshakti. You can see all the hotels in Manali here

What are the things to do in Manali?

The top things to do in Manali are Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Adventure Activities in Manali, Beas Kund Trek, Paragliding in Manali, Hadimba Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Manali here

What are the places near Manali?

The top places near to Manali are Kasol which is 28 km from Manali, Kullu which is located 32 km from Manali, Shimla which is located 126 km from Manali, Mcleodganj which is located 82 km from Manali, Dalhousie which is located 118 km from Manali

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Q. Planning for a trip in late March to Manali. Will we find snow then? Is late March suitable for travelling to Manali?

Rohit Shroff

2 weeks ago
Late March is not ideal if you're looking to find snow over there. Snow season typically ends by March first week, but if you're lucky, you might catch a day or two with snow as well.

Q. Manali is a safe place to travel with family?

Rohit Shroff

2 weeks ago
Yes, Manali is definitely a safe place to travel with family.

Q. If July is the best time to visit in Manali and solang valley?

Rohit Shroff

3 weeks ago
While you can visit Manali in July, but it is an off season because of the rainy season. You should ideally trip to avoid July-September.

Manali Reviews

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M S Bhandari

3 years ago
Enjoying Honeymoon in Manali is very Romantic Experience. Trip was fully filled with Joy, Happiness, adventure and love. you can avail your choice of hotel to make it more memorable, there is all typ (Read More)e of hotels in Manali from budget to luxury, Cottages and resorts as well. I think Manali is most visited hill station in india by honeymooners, family travellers and all kind of travellers, from beautiful water falls to snowy peaks there are lots of places to visit in Manali. while searching online for Manali hotels, I found a website - honeymoonpackagesmanali.org , they are offering complete packages from Delhi including Volvo bus, sightseeing cab, hotels, foods etc at reasonable price. my honeymoon experience in Manali was memorable. over all its a very good place to visit for honeymoon.

Milan Chhatralia

6 months ago
Nice place to plan during summer.

swastik tours

5 months ago
Manali is a truly awesome place, I really like this place all-time where you can have fun with your friends and family member.
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