Top Tourist Places To Visit in Manali

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Manali

  • Manali
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India
  • Calling Code


  • Area
    5.12 sq. Kms.
  • Main Languages
    Pahari (Local Dialect), Hindi and English.
  • Population

    8,096 as per the census 2011

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max. : 25oC Min. : 12oC.
    Winter- Max. : 14.5oC Min. : 2oC.

Manali Overview

A perfect amalgamation of the mountain adventures and a peaceful sojourn describes the valley- Manali. Settled amidst the eye-soothing and green Beas river valley, Manali is situated at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) and full of adventures that every travel enthusiast seeks. This place is a year-round magnet that witnesses the presence of various types of travelers like backpackers, honeymooners, adventure/thrill seekers, escapists, and much more.

Manali is beautifully nestled amid the mountains of Himachal Pradesh with proximity to the northern end of the Kullu Valley. This popular hill station is known for its spellbinding landscape and nearby attractions, which are Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Tourists can enjoy the fresh mountain air and the taste of snow by landing on the elevation of 3978m, which is called as Rohtang La pass. Also, it is used as the base town for Manali-Leh highway as Leh is approx. 479 km away from here.

When To Visit?

Manali has its own charm that is spread throughout the year. But if you are in love with snow, then prefer the winter season (October to February). Winter starts setting in from the month of October and the temperature goes below 0° Celsius. The best time to visit Manali is ideally December to January when you can witness the snowcapped mountains. If you are visiting the place in summer (March to June), then also the place has a pleasant atmosphere and the temperature varies between 10 - 25° Celsius. This is the best time to enjoy the outdoor activities. The monsoon season (July – August) witness heavy rainfall and thus you should avoid this time.

Manali- An Adventure Hub

Thrill seekers can undertake activities like heli-skiing, hiking, mountaineering, trekking, zorbing, river rafting, etc., to settle down the crave of enrolling themselves into exciting adventures amidst the valleys. Unwind the Salong Valley, also known as Snow Valley, for activities like paragliding, parachuting, trekking, and mountaineering. You can also take participation in the winter skiing festival that is organized every year in Salong. Snow motorbikes, horse riding, zorbing and various other activities are offered here for the amusement of the tourists. Apart from indulging yourself into adventures, you can visit the top tourist attractions in Manali.

What More To Explore?

Manali is a place that equally serves the devotees. There are a lot of temples that you can visit including the Raghunath Temple and Jagannathi Devith Temple, which holds special significance. Hadimba Temple, a 14th-century temple, showcases amazing wooden architecture. Do not miss to visit Maa Sharvari Temple that is known for its picturesque location and ancestral connotation with the Kullu Kings. The top destinations in Manali are Salong Valley, Rohtang Pass, Kullu, Chandrakhani Pass and the Parvati Valley, Old Manali, Beas Kund, Manikaran, Bhunter, Nehru Kund, and much more.

Where To Stay?

Manali is certainly a bucolic retreat and has around 800 to 1000 hotels and guesthouses in and around the town providing a comfortable stay to the tourists. If you want a peaceful stay, then resorts would be the best option to choose. If you just want to relax for the day and want to stay in proximity with the town, then you can go for any budget to luxury hotels within the city depending upon your choice. Manali has a number of 3 star, 4 star, and 5-star hotels along with cottages, guest houses, villas and various other accommodation facilities.

Manali tourism provides you a lot of things to explore. Another enjoyable thing to do in Manali is shopping from the quaint roadside stalls and street markets. You will find local handicrafts, beautifully woven shawls and unique souvenirs to take along with you. Take some of Manali's bric-a-brac to home by shopping from Mall Road, Old Manali Market, Tibetan Market, and Bhuttico. You can also take the help of a Manali travel guide to know more details about the place.

Climate and Geography

The exact coordinates of Manali are 32.2396 N, 77.1887 E. The town has an elevation ranging from 1,800m to 2,000m. It is a high altitude hill station with snow-clad peaks and mountain passes. The climate here is mildly cool during summers and chilling during the winters, dropping in negative numbers. Snow fall is very common from November to February. Rainfall in Manali is more or less unpredictable.


The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, 50km away. The roadways are a great option to get in Manali. NH1 and NH21 provide connectivity to this town. All major bus depots in north India have private and Himachal Tourism buses to get you there. Going by train is not feasible, given the distance from Manali to the nearest broad and narrow gauge is too much.

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    We had fabulous time with make way trips at manali Good hotel Good food Nice
  • 5/5
    We took the package from Mr.Ashwani Thakur from The Kraft India Holidays . They made our trip unforgettable the hotel staff and cab driver was so much cooperative and well mannered we loved this trip and also it was our first trip to manali from Kraft India Holidays Thanks aloot... ...more
  • 2/5
    Our trip to Shimla & Manali exceeded our expectations on every level. From my very first interaction with him, this travel agent demonstrated his care and concern for understanding the needs of our group, and the experiences we had while traveling confirmed at every step that he not only understood our needs but had to the keen ability and knowledge to know how to meet them.Thanks you so much Mr. Rishi Prashant ( Travel Agent) once again. ...more
  • 2/5
    I have traveled A LOT in my life, but this was the best trip of Manali I have ever taken and it had everything to do with using this travel company and this agent to plan our Honeymoon. Everything from the initial trip planning process to the actual trip itself was seamless and made for an unforgettable experience ...more
  • 2/5
    I would like to thank Memorable journeys for a hassle free trip to Shimla-Manali from delhi ensuring in fond memories They were very accommodating in our everyday changing requirements and always placed customer's requirement at the front . Manali hotel was very comfortable and the travel was smooth. The driver knew all the must visit places and was very helpful Will definitely recommend. ...more
  • 5/5
    I had booked a package for Manali last month through Moonway Holidys. Very nice & fast services. I am very grateful to Moonway Staff for making my holiday memorable & enjoyable. ...more

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Manali Trip?
    Plan at least 4-5 days to fully explore Manali and enjoy its attractions and activities.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Manali?
    The nearest major airport is Bhuntar Airport, approximately 50 km away from Manali. The nearest major train station is Chandigarh Railway Station, about 300 km away.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Manali?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Manali are by road through buses or private vehicles, or by air with a flight to Bhuntar Airport near Kullu.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Manali?
    Manali hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including Winter Carnival, Himachal Apple Festival, and various religious and cultural festivals.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Manali?
    Top tourist attractions in Manali include Hadimba Temple, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Vashisht Hot Water Springs, and Old Manali.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Manali?
    Some must-try local dishes in Manali include Himachali cuisine like Dhaam, Sidu, and Tudkiya Bhath. Popular restaurants include Johnson's Cafe, Chopsticks, and IL Forno.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Manali?
    Manali offers a wide range of accommodations including hotels, resorts, guest houses, and homestays catering to different budgets and preferences.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Manali?
    Yes, there are local buses available in Manali for travel within the town and to nearby areas.
  • What are the transportation options available in Manali?
    Transportation options in Manali include taxis, local buses, rental cars, and motorcycles for hire.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Manali?
    The primary language spoken in Manali is Hindi, but English is also widely understood and spoken.
  • What is the best time to visit Manali?
    Manali has its own beauty each year during the dominating seasons, but summer is possibly the best time to visit Manali. Due to this location's high altitude, even on a hot summer afternoon, you are subjected to cool and refreshing weather, though you still have to enjoy the subtle chill. The temperature ranges from 15 ° C to 30 ° C, maintaining pleasant weather. If you endear adventure activities, this is the best time to try paragliding, biking, camping, and rafting.
  • What activities can be done in Manali?
    Activities in Manali include adventure sports like paragliding, river rafting, skiing, and trekking. You can also visit hot springs, enjoy nature walks, and explore the local markets.
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