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Whether you are skiing, hiking through a mountainous wilderness or relaxing in hot sulphur springs, this hill town in Kullu Valley offers year-round activities.

Set among snow-covered mountains and thick forests, Manali is located at the northern end of the scenic Kullu Valley. The Himalayan hill town lies more than 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) above sea level and attracts nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Ski down mountain slopes, ride river rapids, unwind in warm thermal waters and explore a cave temple.

The wilderness around Manali lends itself to a variety of outdoor activities. If you are feeling adventurous, hike through the Rohtang Pass. Positioned at 13,050 feet (4,000 meters) above sea level, the high mountain pass rewards you with fantastic views of the surrounding ranges. For the less intrepid, rent a car to drive through the elevated landscape.

Go rafting over the rapids of the Beas River and paraglide above Himalayan peaks. Mountain bike across the rough terrain and scale the cliffs of Solang Valley. If you are visiting during the winter, strap on your skis and slalom down the valley's slopes.

After all that physical exertion, unwind with a long soak in the hot, sulphurous springs of Kalath and Vashisht. Some people believe that the natural spring water has medicinal properties that can alleviate skin and joint-related conditions.

Experience more moments of tranquillity at the Hadimba Temple, an ancient cave temple that dates back to the middle of the 16th century. The ancient shrine at the foot of the Himalayas is dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, a character in the Indian epic Mahabharata.

Another must-see destination is Old Manali, situated about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) outside of Manali. The main attractions here are the apple orchards, riverside cafés, Manu Temple and the ruins of Manaligarh Fort.

Manali is about 342 miles (550 kilometers) from New Delhi, the capital of India. The town does not have its own airport or train station, but there are bus services from several cities, including the capital. Manali is a popular spot for backpackers who rest here for a few days before embarking on a trek into the mountains towards Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul.

Where to stay in Manali

New Manali, Manali, India
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New Manali

3/5(1 area review)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and monuments in New Manali. You might want to make time for a stop at Mall Road or Tibetan Monastary.

New Manali

Top hotels in Manali

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Apple Country Resorts - Manali
Apple Country Resorts - Manali
3.5 out of 5
Log Huts Area, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Rs2,145
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Situated in the mountains, this spa resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hadimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple. Mall Road and Tibetan Monastary are also within 2 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"It is a nice property clean conditions courteous staff had a good stay"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2019

Apple Country Resorts - Manali
Sun Park Resort
Sun Park Resort
4 out of 5
Left Bank, Aleo, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Rs3,400
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated in Manali, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mall Road, Tibetan Monastary and Hadimba Devi Mandir. Vashist Springs and Hadimba Devi Temple are ...

2.8/5 (12 reviews)
Sun park

"We stayed in this Hotel from 12 to 15 dec. Intially at time of checkin they provided us normal room (room without balcony)However the booking was done for deluxe room with balcony and valley view. Later on conversation with Hotel Manager they agreed to change the room to deluxe room. we were requested ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2015

Sun Park Resort
Broadways Inn - Hotel, Resort & Spa
Broadways Inn - Hotel, Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Hadimba Road, Near Mall Road, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Rs3,814
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in the heart of Manali, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mall Road and Tibetan Monastary. Hadimba Devi Mandir and Manu Temple are also within ...

Broadways Inn - Hotel, Resort & Spa

Popular things to do in Manali

Mall Road
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Mall Road

3/5(6 reviews)

During your visit to Manali, you can enjoy retail therapy at Mall Road. While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

Hadimba Devi Temple
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Hadimba Devi Temple

4/5(6 reviews)

Find out about the history of Old Manali when you spend time at Hadimba Devi Temple. Discover the mountain views while you're in the area.

Manikaran Gurudwara
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Manikaran Gurudwara

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Manikaran Gurudwara during your stay in Manikaran. Amble around the area's parks or visit its monuments.

Naggar Castle
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Naggar Castle

3/5(2 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Naggar with a stop at Naggar Castle. Discover the mountain views while you're in the area.

Chalal Trek Trail
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Chalal Trek Trail

3.5/5(4 reviews)

You can take time to visit Chalal Trek Trail during your travels to Kasol. Stroll along the riverfront or visit the monuments while you're in the area.

Manu Temple
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Manu Temple

4.5/5(3 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Old Manali with a trip to Manu Temple. Discover the mountain views while you're in the area.

Reviews of Manali

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1 - Terrible 12.5%

5/5 - Excellent

Shivangi

Nov 8, 2019

Best destination for experiencing snowfall and beautiful views..

5/5 - Excellent

Mansi

May 12, 2019

Great Place. But stay for atleast 3-4 days.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 21, 2019

Right now the town is coming out of the flood ravage. Expect lot of traffic delays in this tourist season

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