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Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas River Valley.

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1 - Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is a resort and tourist town in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated in the northern end of the Kullu Valley, formed by the Beas River.

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2 - Solang Valley

   9 km away

Solang Valley derives its name from combination of words Solang and Nallah. It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions.

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3 - Camping in Manali

Beas Kund Trek is a great easy trek for beginner, and this trek is also possible in weekend and trek will take you to source of beas river thru the Himalayan mountains.

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4 - Hidimbi Devi Temple

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5 - Naggar

   14 km away

Situated on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1,800 meters, Naggar is an ancient town in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It was once capital of the Kullu kingdom.

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6 - Mountain Bike Tours in Manali

The most important question which strikes is that why you guys should choose us for your Spiti Valley Bike trip when big travel companies provide travel packages for Spiti and the answer is:- Location: We are not travel companies who are operating from Delhi or elsewhere, we are based in Bhuntar. Which are heart of Kullu district and starting point for Leh and Spiti trip. We have been organizing tours since long but now we have decided to run these tours in our own name instead of selling our skills to big travel companies. Native People: Our team consists of totally Native people who have high information on local weather conditions, road conditions which can never be provided to you by any other travel company. Bike trip to Spiti is once a lifetime experience and you surely don’t want to ruin it. Being native to the region we don’t plan a standard itinerary copied from elsewhere. we make a custom itinerary as per the demand of our fellow travelers and that’s what makes us different.

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7 - Rohtang Pass

   18 km away

Atal Tunnel is a highway tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh, India.

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8 - Baijnath

   28 km away

Baijnath Temple is a Nagara style Hindu temple situated in a small town of Baijnath located in Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, India, and was built in 1204 A.D. by two local merchants named Ahuka and Manyuka.

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9 - Climbing in Manali

- Learning Experience in terms of trail craft, camp craft which helps you develop basic trekking skills. - Best trek leaders in the outdoor certified in mountaineering & emergency responder program. - Small Batch size with focus on personalized experience - High Standard of safety norms with evacuation plan

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10 - Kasol

   28 km away

Kasol is a hamlet in the Kullu district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar and Manikaran.

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11 - Jispa

   44 km away

Jispa is a village in Lahaul, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

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12 - Safaris in Manali

It's a beautiful place in the Himalayas, even it's called as The Heaven On The Earth . It is also a very Budgeted Tour also and everyone will do this tour, it start in very low price , those place feel like LIVE YOUNG LIVE FREE .

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13 - Chandra Taal

   48 km away

Tso Chigma or Chandra Taal, or Chandra Tal is a lake in the spiti part of the Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Chandra Taal is near the source of the Chandra River. Despite the rugged and inhospitable surroundings, it is in a protected niche with some flowers and wildlife in summer. It is a favourite spot for tourists and high-altitude trekkers. It is usually associated with Spiti, though geographically it is separated from spiti. Kunzum La separates Lahaul and Spiti valleys.

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14 - Bike Rentals in Manali

Highlights:- • An extreme adventurous special guided Motorbike & Jeep tour to western Himalayas. • Covering Manali, Rohtang Pass, Keylong, Jispa, Baralacha-la, Tanglang-la, Leh, Hemis, Pangong Lake, Magnetic hill and Gurudwara Pathhar Sahib etc. • A ride/drive to highest motor able pass in the entire world-Khardung-la (5600m) • Professional mechanical backup with support vehicle. • Historical, Buddhist monasteries and Palaces of Leh-Ladakh • Visiting Pangong Lake in Ladakh • Sand dunes of Nubra valley. • Highest Altitude gained:- 5600 m (Khardung-la) • Grade:- Adventure+ • Temperature:-15 to 20*C (Day time) approx. • Best Period:- June to September • Distance: - 1600 to 1800 kms.

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Why should you visit Manali ?

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How to visit Manali ?

Why travel to Manali?

Manali, a picturesque hill station in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India, is a popular destination for tourists seeking adventure, relaxation, and a connection with nature. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, the town offers breathtaking views, stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and a variety of outdoor activities like trekking, skiing, and paragliding.

How to get there?

The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar Airport, about 50 km away. You can fly into Bhuntar from major Indian cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Manali. Alternatively, you can take an overnight bus or train to Kullu or Chandigarh and then continue your journey to Manali via taxi or bus.

What to book in advance?

It is essential to book your accommodation well in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons (May-June and December-January). If you plan on partaking in adventure sports or guided treks, it's a good idea to book these activities in advance to ensure availability and competitive prices.

What are the costs?

Manali is an affordable destination for most travelers. Accommodation ranges from budget hostels (around INR 500-1000 per night) to luxury resorts (INR 4000 and above per night). Meals at local restaurants cost around INR 150-300 per person. Entrance fees to attractions and adventure activities may vary from INR 500-2000, depending on the activity and provider.

What are the best things to do?

1. Visit the Hadimba Devi Temple, an ancient wooden temple surrounded by towering deodar trees.
2. Explore the charming Vashisht Village, known for its hot springs and ancient temples.
3. Experience adventure sports like paragliding, river rafting, and skiing in Solang Valley.
4. Embark on a trek to the scenic Bhrigu Lake or the challenging Hampta Pass.
5. Stroll down the Mall Road for shopping, dining, and people-watching.

Where to eat?

1. The Johnson's Cafe: Known for its delicious trout dishes and relaxing ambiance.
2. Il Forno: A popular Italian eatery offering scrumptious pizzas and pastas.
3. The Fat Plate Cafe: A charming cafe serving a variety of Indian and continental dishes in a garden setting.

Where to stay?

1. The Orchard Greens Resort: A comfortable and spacious resort with beautiful views and excellent service.
2. Zostel Manali: A budget-friendly and vibrant hostel perfect for backpackers and solo travelers.
3. The Himalayan: A luxurious boutique hotel offering a blend of colonial charm and modern amenities.

Off the beaten path:

For a unique and offbeat experience, visit the Naggar Castle, an ancient hilltop fortress turned heritage hotel. The castle, built in the 15th century, is an architectural marvel and offers breathtaking views of the Kullu Valley. You can explore the castle grounds, visit the Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, and even enjoy a meal at the in-house restaurant. A stay at the Naggar Castle provides an unforgettable experience of living in a piece of history, surrounded by the enchanting beauty of the Himalayas.

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Perched at 1800 m in the Himalayan mountains, the city of Manali in India

The city will charm you with its temples, its natural hot springs, its markets, and of course the old city.
If you prefer mountain sports, this city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh will be your Eden:
  • Canyoning
  • Skiing at the Solang Valley
  • Mountain biking

The possibilities are numerous and it is likely that between the waterfalls, hiking at the Bhrigu Lake, and the small shopping streets you will find something to dazzle you.

Manali is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India.

This small town is the last town before Ladakh.
Region of which many tourists speak to me as being the paradise on earth.

This small town perched on the first heights of the Himalayas is rather a good surprise!
The Indians are not mistaken incoming more and more numerous to see for the first time in their lives the snow!

You can spend 2 or 3 days here in Manali to discover temples and shopping streets.
But also practice many mountain activities such as hiking, rafting, climbing, canyoning, mountain biking, and even horse riding while preparing your trip to Ladakh.


5.000 inhabitants live in Manali.
The new economic activity of the city is of course tourism with many offers related to the mountain.
The city of Manali has even become a very fashionable ski resort for the Indians.


Geographically, the city of Manali is located on the first heights of the Himalayas at an altitude between 1.800 and 2.000m! 
There is only one road to Manali.

The same and only one that will bring you to Ladakh if you continue further north.
But be careful, the road to Ladakh is only open from June to November, sometimes a little earlier for jeeps. And to crown it all, with each snowflake the road is the public!

But it remains open for the military. Indeed, just above the region of Manali is the region of Kashmir. 


The particularity of this old Hindu temple built in 1553 is that it is in the middle of the forest 

It is especially the exterior of the temple which is surprising.
It looks like the temples that we can see in the streets of Kathmandu in Nepal. 
Don't hesitate to go inside.

In this case, repeat the gestures that many Hindus do.
Do not forget that if you are here and visit this temple, it is above all a religious place. 

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What to do around Manali India ?


There are several walks to do around Manali. One of the main ones is the Jogini waterfall. 
 If the waterfall is not exceptional the walk to reach it is worth the effort!


This hike lasts only a few hours and is quite easy
There will be a good climb to the Vashish hot springs and their temple. 
Three kilometers of walking in a very nice setting between mountains and fir trees.


On the road to Rohtang, the village of Gulaba is located 27km from Manali. 
This village is a dream place for Indians who have never seen snow.
To get there you have to go up to Rohtang pass which is only 25km away.
The best way to get there is by bus or hitchhiking. From Manali, many agencies organize day trips to Gulaba.

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