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Manali
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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.

Regenta Inn Blossoms Kullu Manali
Regenta Inn Blossoms Kullu Manali
3.5 out of 5
NH-3, Bandrol, Kullu
The price is Rs2,751 per night from 17 Apr to 18 Apr
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery and Bijli Mahadev Temple. Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Great experience but food too expensive
"I had a pretty great experience. I went during off season so it was really peaceful. The view of the valley from the balcony is amazing. The food was great but was priced unbelievably high. 350Rs before tax for cheese toast is ridiculous."

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Regenta Inn Blossoms Kullu Manali
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
5 out of 5
Hadimba Road, Kullu Valley, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
The price is Rs11,900 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hadimba Devi Temple and Mall Road. Tibetan Monastary and Hadimba Devi Mandir are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (23 reviews)
Book with caution and Don't book if witj family
"We chose The Himalayan based on the user ratings and recommendations. Honest feedback, don't travel to this Hotel with family. To begin with we checked in by 2 pm but our rooms weren't ready, the equipments ( Gyeser, Microwave, Heater(AC)) were disfunt. Room service, front office is least bothered ..."

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2020

The Himalayan
Renest River Country Resort Manali
Renest River Country Resort Manali
3.5 out of 5
N-H-21 Rangri,, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
The price is Rs2,946 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
This family-friendly Manali hotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hadimba Devi Mandir and Mall Road. Tibetan Monastary and Hadimba Devi Temple ...
4.3/5Excellent! (27 reviews)
"Great location and excellent staff. Comfortable room with heat and dependable wi-fi"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2019

Renest River Country Resort Manali
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
OYO 9485 Swiss Camps
OYO 9485 Swiss Camps
2 out of 5
Ward no. 2, Kullu-Naggar-Manali Rd Larankelo, Kullu
Situated in Kullu, this campsite is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Naggar Castle and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Roerich Art Gallery. Gayatri Temple is 9.2 mi (14.8 km) away.
OYO 9485 Swiss Camps
OYO 13457 Home Luxury Stay Hills Hampta Pass
OYO 13457 Home Luxury Stay Hills Hampta Pass
2.5 out of 5
Anjum Homestay, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Situated in Manali, this holiday home is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Gayatri Temple and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Tibetan Monastary. Mall Road and Vashist Springs are also ...
OYO 13457 Home Luxury Stay Hills Hampta Pass
OYO 14300 Home Pleasant 3BHK Mount View Cottage, Prini
OYO 14300 Home Pleasant 3BHK Mount View Cottage, Prini
2.5 out of 5
Rama Cottages, Naggar Road, Shuru, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Situated in Manali, this aparthotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Gayatri Temple and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Mall Road. Tibetan Monastary and Hadimba Devi Mandir are also ...
OYO 14300 Home Pleasant 3BHK Mount View Cottage, Prini
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Manali

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5/5 - Excellent

Shivangi

8 Nov 2019

Best destination for experiencing snowfall and beautiful views..

5/5 - Excellent

Mansi

12 May 2019

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Apr 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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