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Manali is arguably an all-season destination (although people do refrain from visiting here during monsoons via road.) but the November weather in Manali is unmatched. That’s why thousands of people come to this destination in the Himalayas to spend their vacations or enjoy their weekend trips.

Manali is open for tourists throughout the year, but you can avoid visiting Manali in the month of June, July, August during this time there is rain in the mountains and not safe for travellers. To know more about the latest updates on Manali, you can follow us on , Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Koo, Telegram and YouTube. or mail to ""

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With spectacular valleys, breathtaking views, snowcapped mountains, and lush forests of oak, deodar, and pine, Manali is a magical hill station at the northern end of Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh. Gifted to the world by the mighty Himalayas, it is known to be one of the most popular destinations for Honeymooners. Manali offers magnificent views of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, covered in a thick blanket of snow for most of the year.

Over the last few years, Manali has evolved into a place loved by young people looking for more extended stays. With ambient cafes, good wifi availability, small eateries, and convenient shops, Old Manali is among the favorite neighborhood for such people. In addition, many homestays and hostels offer dorm beds for cheap for longer durations.

Apart from vacations and workations, Manali is a must-visit for trekkers, as it's an excellent base for exploring this side of the Himalayas. River Beas provides great rafting options in the nearby town of Kullu. Adjoining the Parvati river lies the Parvati Valley, with Kasol, Manikaran, Tosh, and small villages attracting travelers for extended stays. Atal Tunnel allows travelers to reach Sissu within a few hours, making Spiti more accessible.

Manali History:

According to Hindu mythology, the valley is regarded as the cradle of all humankind. After the great deluge, Manu, the progenitor of humanity, is said to have rested his ark on a hill side and established his abode at the present Manali, which is regarded as the changed name of 'Manu-alaya' (i.e. the home of Manu).

Manali is named after the Sanātanī lawgiver Manu. The name Manali is regarded as the derivative of Manu-Alaya. In Hindu cosmology, Manu is believed to have stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. The Kullu Valley in which Manali is situated is often referred to as the "Valley of the Gods". An old village in the town has an ancient temple dedicated to the sage Manu.

Manali has grown from a trading village to a small town. As of the 2011 census of India, its population was 8,096. In 2001, Manali had an official population of 6,265. Males constituted 64% of the population and females 36%. Manali had an average literacy rate of 74%, male literacy was 80%, and female literacy was 63.9%. 9.5% of the population was under six years of age.

Geography of Manali:

Manali is located at 32.2396 N, 77.1887 E, about 547 km (340 mi) north of New Delhi.

Places to Visit at Manali.

Best Time to Visit:

Peak Season: Temperatures range from 10°C to 25°C in the peak season. This is between the months of March to June. This is the best time to satiate your curiosity and engage in some sightseeing and adventure activities such as paragliding and trekking. The plethora of festivals at this time of the year also attract a number of tourists in the summer season.

Shoulder Season: October to February

Low Season: July to August

Popular Place to Visit:

Whether you are on a solo sojourn in search of inner peace, an adventure backpack tour with your besties or a honeymoon trip with your beloved, Manali and its mountains will never cease to fascinate you. The hill town has blossomed into a paradise for the wandering heart and it also has some cultural gems that are unique to this part of the world. And the budget-friendly hotels in Manali will take care of your accommodation while giving you a taste of the hospitality the region is known for.

If you are planning a trip to this Himalayan resort town in Himachal Pradesh, here’s the list of the top places to see in Manali:

  • Hadimba Temple
  • Jogini Waterfalls
  • The Manali Gompa
  • Hampta Pass
  • Arjun Gufa
  • Himalayan Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple
  • Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art
  • Beas River
  • Gulaba
  • Rahala Falls
  • Naggar Castle
  • Katrain
  • Manali Sanctuary
  • Chandrakhani Pass
  • Solang Valley
  • Manu Temple
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Nehru Kund
  • Van Vihar
  • Vashisht Hot Water Springs and Temple
  • Kothi
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Old Manali
  • Jagatsukh
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Gauri Shankar Temple
  • Nicholas Roerich Art gallery and Museum


The Beautiful valley is most pleasant during the summers when temperatures hover around 22°-30°Celsius. Deep winters when there is plentiful of snowfall in and around Manali is for adventure seekers and those who love skiing, a rare sport for India. Temperature in December-January can fall below minus 5 degree Celsius in Manali.

How to Reach:

Manali is one of the most frequented hill stations in India and during its peak season it is mostly occupied with tourists from different parts of the country. Thus with a flourishing tourism in Manali, the mighty hill station is well connected by road to different parts of the state and Kalka Railway Station that connects different parts of the country through broad gauge tracks is the closest railway station. Whereas encircling Manali one can even hop to the nearby hill stations like Shimla, Dalhousie, Manikaran, Dharamsala and Kasauli. Amongst the unexplored destinations one can even drive up to Keylong that falls on the Manali-Leh highway, which connects one to Ladakh. The distance from Manali to Leh-Ladakh is approximately 453kms.

Nonetheless how to reach Manali is not a matter of fuss. One can drive from Kalka to Manali, which is approximately 285kms and if you are planning your trip from Delhi to Manali, then en route Chandigarh, drive to Manali is approximately 550kms and it takes approximately half a day to cover the distance by road. The State Highway 4 that connects the National Highway 21, en route Ambala and Chandigarh is the most reliable route. The distance from Chandigarh to Manali is approximately 310kms. One who is planning to hit the highway from Dehradun, should catch the National Highway 123 that connects to State Highway 1 followed by State Highway 10. Steer your wheels to National Highway 22, which connects to National Highway 21 en route State Highway 11.

The approximate distance from Dehradun to Manali is 440kms. One will surely fall into a chunk of cabs honking to drive to Manali after stepping out from Kalka Railway Station. Daily buses ply from Delhi, Chandigarh and Dehradun for Manali. One, who is planning to reach Manali by train, may find the narrow gauge track up to Jogindernagar that is the closest railhead to Manali. The approximate drive from Jogindernagar to Manali is 3-4 hours en route Mandi and Bhuntar. Well, the Kalka Railway Station, which is a terminal in the foot of Himachal heights, circuitously connects Manali to New Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bhopal, Indore, Guwahati, Patna, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

If you are thinking to reach Manali by air, then the closest domestic airport is Chandigarh that runs scheduled flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh and major cities likes New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore and the closest International Airport is at New Delhi. The Bhuntar airport which is actually close to Manali, approximately 50kms, has been shut down.

So far and by any means you map out to reach Manali, our suggested route is to reach Manali by road and one can avail discounts on booking a bus to Manali by just clicking our offers. Happy Journey.

By Air: The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, located approximately 50 kilometres away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh. Once at the airport, you can take a pre-paid taxi to Manali. However, owing to weather conditions, flights are not the most reliable option for getting to or out of Manali.

By Road/Self Drive: The drive up to Manali is simply breathtaking! You can catch scenic glimpses of the adjoining mountains and valleys from almost every turn that the twisty uphill road throws you in. Though a lot of tourists prefer a self-drive up to Manali, it is advisable to hire a taxi in case you are not comfortable with driving in mountainous regions.

By Rail/Train: Jogindernagar railway station is the nearest railhead to Manali that connects the hill station with several important cities of the country. Chandigarh and Ambala are other options to reach Manali by train. From the railheads, one can get several mode of transportation including taxi and bus at reasonable cost.

By Bus: Manali is very well-connected to important tourist destinations like Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi by means of a network of state-run as well as private buses. The bus journey from Delhi to Manali is 550 kilometres, and it is advisable to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo coaches, as the buses are more comfortable than ordinary ones, keeping in mind the long distance of the journey.

Getting Around:

The sky bows down to kiss the mountain ranges, clouds create a haze and undefined beauty, cool wind criss cross to create a chilly atmosphere and the zig- zag narrow winding alleys act as gateways to alluring mountain passes, defining Manali as a natural paradise on the lap of Himalayas. Tourists travel to Manali to feel a pinch of the cool wind and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of nature.

What's to Carry when you travel On Road?

Must carry extra extra cash some time ATM available enroute not working
Must Carry wollen cloth, Rishikesh is cool at Night
Carry some food items
Carry extra cloths
Not to travel in Night Alone

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Ideal Time To Visit Manali

 September to May will be the ideal time to visit Manali.
 For Snow Lovers the ideal time to visit Manali between 20 Dec to March.

What to do at Manali

 Rafting, Paragliding, Trekking, Mountaineering and many more........

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Best Time to Visit to Manali

September to May will be the ideal time for general tourists to visit Manali. Though, tourists can visit anytime round the year.

What are the top attractions to visit in Manali?

The top attractions to visit in Manali are:

Solang Valley
Beas River
Manikaran Gurudwara
Jogini Waterfall
Hidimba Devi Temple

What are the best outdoor activities in Manali?

The best outdoor activities in Manali according to Tripadvisor travellers are:

Beas River
Jogini Waterfall
Solang Nullah
Solang Valley
Beas Kund

Where I get the Snow in Manali

You Visit during winter time between December to March. Round the year you get snow at Rohtang Pass.

What are the most popular things to do in Manali with children?

If you travel with childerns in Manali, than you must visit:

Hadimba Temple
Rabbit Farm
Jogini Waterfall
Manikaran Gurudwara
Rohtang Pass or Snow Point
Planet Way Round

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