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Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.

The Mall Road and its bazaar are the town’s focal point, while the Old Manali neighborhood is home to traditional stone buildings, apple orchards and the Hindu Manu Temple. Across the Manaslu River on a forested hilltop is wood-carved Hadimba Devi Temple, built in 1553 and dedicated to a Hindu goddess. The Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art preserves local crafts and heritage. In the Tibetan quarter, the Buddhist monastery Gadhan Thekchhokling is recognizable by its yellow, pagoda-style roof. East of the Beas River is Vashisht, a village known for its hot springs.



Manali is named after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The name Manali is regarded as the derivative of ‘Manu-Alaya’ which literally means ‘the abode of Manu’. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali lies in the North of Kullu Valley. The valley is often referred to as the ‘Valley of the Gods’. Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.

The British introduced apple trees in the area. The first apple orchard was set up by the British near Patlikuhl, prior to this no Apple trees grew in the area. To this day, apple—along with plum and pear—remain the best source of income for the majority of inhabitants. Both Rainbow and Brown Trout was also introduced into the rivers and streams of the area by the colonisers.

Before other luminaries started visiting Manali, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru favoured this as a holiday destination in the mountains.

With the increase in disposable incomes and somewhat owing to the rise of disturbances in Kashmir in the late 1980s, Manali witnessed a surge in tourist traffic. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with numerous homestays as well as the occasional boutique hotel. During the warmer summer months, cafes and restaurants can be seen doing brisk business

Manali Activities

Find the list of top tourist attractions in manali along with indoor, outdoor & adventurous activities to do in manali


Paragliding is one of the most exciting adventure sports. It can be a mix of skydiving and hang gliding. A bird’s eye view of the surreal valley, an adrenaline rush and a memorable experience is all that Paragliding offers.

River Rafting

Manali has always been a hotshot travel destination for everyone, all through the year in the north of India. Skiing, paragliding, snowboarding, snow surfing, and ice skating have been the primary attractions of Manali. However, only a few know that Manali also possesses some of the best rafting stretches. And trust us they are among the best in the mountains of India.

Mountain biking

The high altitude road from Manali to Leh is known for various kind of adventure trips and mountain biking is not left behind.Explore Himalayas by your favorite mountain bike from Manali.


If there is a guaranteed adventure expedition in India, then Manali will obviously become a choice, for it is the marvellous beauty located in Himachal Pradesh with vibrant greenery and quaint villages. Offering view of the beckoning distant city lights or the soulful places, trekking in Manali invites people from all over the world to rush to this place. Whether you are an adventure lover or a nature lover Manali will never let you down.


Find hotels for tour or honeymoon in Kullu Manali in affordable budget price. Enjoy your trip with best & luxury services

Himkund Cottages

Himkund Cottages in Manali are terrific in their own sense. They make holidays great with family and friends & The best advantage of our cottages is that you will find them independent in complete sense with promising natural beauty. The cottages are just at a 10 minutes walking distance from river Beas.

Honeymoon Inn Manali

What better way than to start your married life with a Honeymoon in Manali! The beautiful Beas river, the majestic snow clad mountains and green deodar forests present the perfect setting for a very special Honeymoon.

Hotel Sandhya Resort & Spa

Sandhya Group of Hotels. We are a chain of hotels operating in Kullu, Manali and Kasol. We offer you a promising experience with our delightful services and top-notch locations. Our goal is to provide our customers with a world-class ambience blended with style and comfort. Know more about our hotels:

Lotus Inn River View

Lotus Inn Riverview, an abode of luxury nestled amidst the sprawling nature in the lap of Himalayas is the most beautiful destination to experience the tranquility that Manali offers. You will find yourself coddled up in the warmth of Himalayan hospitality.


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