Quick Facts About Manali India
40 kms from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.
Manali Weather :
The chilly winters when the temp is around -1 degree, its a perfect time for enjoying skiing and snowfall. For paragliding, river rafting, mountain trekking Summer is the best season. During rains it can be quite risky to come here because of its hilly terrain.
Best Time To Visit :
November to March.
About Manali Tourism
Serenity and nature at its best, this is Manali in Himachal Pradesh for you. Considered to be the British summer capital, Manali today has become a popular hill station destination of India. Located at an altitude of 1928 m, above the sea level, Manali is an excellent destination for both common tourists as well as the die-hard adventure enthusiasts.
Once you plan Manali trip your journey will be filled with many surprises. From beautiful landscape, dense thick pine and deodar forests, ice-capped peaks, steep cliffs, rolling valleys, adventure and mystery and lush meadows of wild flowers and fragrant fruit orchard in full bloom all will welcome you with open arms to make your holidays an affair to remember lifelong.
Manali Travel Guide:
In this section we will talk about some of the important facets of Manali tourism like the top attractions to see, what to do and lot more.
Tourist Places In Manali:
Hadimba Temple :
Hadimba Temple or Dhungri Temple a populat tarvel destination of the city has historic as well as archaeological significance. 2 km north-west of Dhungri hill where Hadimba temple is located under the beautifu Deodar forests is visited by many devotees. Every year, in the month of May this place is flocked by many tourists during the large festival organized here that is why Hadimba temple is one of the most popular tourist places in Manali.
Tibetan Monastery :
At Model Town, the Tibetan Monastery is another major tourist place in Manali. The Tibetan Monastery has a good collection of Tibetan paintings as well as Tibetan handicrafts ready for sale. In addition to this, there are two more monasteries in Manali one in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of river Beas.
Gadhan Takechokling Gumfa :
Close to Tibetan Monastery, Gadhan Takechokling Gumfa is another tourist spot which was constructed in 1969. The Lakhang or the shrine hall of the monastery was built by the contributions of local people.
Manali Mountaineering Institute :
This is the place for the adventure buffs. Manali tourism Mountaineering Institute is located close to the Tibetan Monastery on the left bank of river Beas towards Kullu. The institute offers basic and advance training courses for adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking, skiing and plenty of water sports.
Manali Club House :
Manali Club House is located at a distance of 2 km from the main town. Cross the Bipasha river by car to reach Manali Club House which is under the shade of Deodar trees and offers many indoor games facilities.
Manu Temple :
Just 3 kms from the main market in Old Manali, there is a temple dedicated to Manu Rishi, the creator of human race on the earth. People believe that this is the only Manu Temple in India.
Vashisth Hot Water Springs, Ashram and Temple :
A small village situated on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang Pass, Vashisth is known for its hot springs and magnificent temples. Here, you will see a pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashisth Muni. In addition to this, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama. Also a great place to click lots of photos of Manali.
Manali Tourism Offers- Nearby Excursions
Arjuna Cave (4 kms) :
If you are looking for a half day excursion with splendid view of the majestic mountains, then Arjuna Cave is a good place. It is believed that Arjuna during Mahabharata medicated here.
Nehru Kund (5 kms) :
Named after former Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the Nehru Kund is located 5 kms away from Manali on National Highway to Leh
. A natural spring of cold water, Nehru Kund is believed to originate from the Bhrigu Lake.
Jagatsukh (6 kms) :
Jagatsukh is situated on the left bank of river Beas on the road to Naggar. This place is renowned for housing very old temples of Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri in Shikhara style.
Kothi (12 kms) :
Kothi is a charming spot that lies on the road to Rohtang Pass. Kothi has always been a favourite place for poets, writers and the people who love nature or peaceful environs.
Solang Valley (13 kms) :
Solang Valley is situated between Solang village and Beas Kund. Reach this picturesque place and get the magnificent view of glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks. Solang Valley has some fine ski slopes, where you can undertake the adventure sport.
Rahala Water Falls (16 kms) :
The famous picnic spot, the Rahala Water Falls is located 16 kms away on way to Rohtang Pass. If you go to Marhi on foot from the old road, you get a wonderful sight of the Rahala water falls.
Rohtang Pass (51 kms) :
Rohtang Pass is situated on Keylong - Leh Highway at an altitude of 3,979 mts. A gateway to Lahaul, Spiti, Pangi and Leh Valley, Rohtang Pass remains open from during summers, from June to October.
What To Do In Manali India:
It is time for some really fun activities to try your hands at. Lets have a look at that.
Jeep Safari in Manali :
Experience the true beauty of nature with a jeep safari in Manali. Especially the route from Manali to Leh is the most popular Jeep route (that has even been shown in some Hindi movies).
The 475 kms route will take you via Rohtang Pass (3,980 m) - Lahaul valley - Keylong - Darcha - Baralacha la (4,890 m) - Sarchu - Lachalang la (5,065 m) - Tangalng la (5,360 m) to Leh (3,505 m). Jeep Safari route from Manali to Leh remains open only for three months, from June to September every year.
The fog covering the Himalayan peaks, and sun rising from a distance gives a perfect view of what nature has to offer to us. A view that will remain in your eyes and heart fro ever. Also Jeep Safari
across Manali - Leh provides you a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with the loving people of this beautiful land.
Mountain Sports in Manali Himachal Pradesh:
Love the rising adrenalin rush? If yes then Himalayas is the best destination for you to be. Located in its lap Manali makes an ideal base to undertake the adventure sport of mountaineering, trekking, paragliding etc.
During you Manali tour, you get to experience the magnificent views of the snow-clad lofty peaks, the lush meadows, green woodland and also exhilarating fragrance of orchards.
Manali Snow Skiing :
It is the most popular adventure sport of the city. Manali in Himachal Pradesh is bestowed with some very fine slopes. From professionals to novices, Manali offers excellent opportunities for everyone to enjoy the winter sport of snow skiing.
In Manali, training courses and facilities for snow skiing are offered by the Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports. You can hire skiing equipments from HPTDC office at a very reasonable cost. You must be physically and mentally fit to take up skiing, trained guides are always there to help you out during any difficulty.
Shopping in Manali
Manali Mall road is a paradise for shoppers. The city is a perfect destination for those who love handicrafts and traditional items. Of the variety of items available in Manali markets, the locally made woollen products are a must buy for you.
Many young couples who come for honeymoon in Manali visit the local Manali market to shop for some exotic handicrafts and hand-woven goods to take as a souvenir with them.
Where To Stay In Manali
Choosing a good place to stay in Manali can be a tough task as all year long this place is filled with tourist. But not with us. Here is list of hotels and resorts in Manali where you can stay.
5 Star Hotels :
4 Star Hotels :
Timber Trail, Vacred Manali Resorts, Hotel Manali Ashok, Piccadily Hotel, Ambassador Resort, Sagar Resort, Snowcreast Manor and Holiday Inn Manali.
3 Star Hotels :
Shingar Regency, The Manali Inn, Banon Resorts, Kanishka Hotel, Hotel Chandramukhi, Ram Regency Honeymoon Inn, The Confier Hotel, Glacier Resorts, Manali Resorts, Out Town Hotel, Hotel Regent Center Point, Deluxe Luxury Cottages, D'Chalet, Manali Heights and Hotel Snow Princess.