Manali Tourism

Hill Stations

Ideal Duration : 2-4 days Best Time : Oct-Jun
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"Lover's Paradise - India's Honeymoon capital" Manali Tourism Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, gushing blue streams, a perpetual fairy-tale like mist lingering in the air, and a persistent fragrance of pines and freshness -  Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. From museums to temples, from quaint little hippie villages to bustling upscale streets, river adventures to trekking trails, Manali has ever a reason to be the tourist magnet it is, all year round. Clean roads, swaying eucalyptus trees, endearing little eateries, small kitschy local market places, and cafes which serve delicious local food at unbelievable prices, Old Manali is a serene, tranquil place, whose lingering silence is broken only by the twittering of the birds and the sound of the roaring waters of the Kullu river. Solang Valley is the of the most visited places in Manali, with the drive up to Solang being as picturesque as the valley itself. Not only does Solang Valley offer some breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, but its slopes are also a very popular skiing destination, especially during the winters. In summers, the place turns into a paragliding haven. If you?re an adventure enthusiast, Solang Valley has adrenaline-pumping activities such as zorbing and horse-riding available. With more than 25 lakh visitors every year, Rohtang Pass easily stands out as one of the most popular scenic spots to visit in Manali. Connecting the Lahaul and Kullu valleys, the Rohtang Pass is famous among nature lovers, photographers and adventure seekers alike. Mountain biking or skiing whilst surrounded by the awe-inspiring glaciers and snow-capped peaks on all sides is an exhilarating experience. Mana What's Great? Very beautiful. Snows through most of January and February. Can be visited throughout the year. Snow sports, paragliding and other adventure sports available. Starting point for drives to Spiti valley and Ladakh. What's not so Great? Can be crowded during peak seasons. Slightly difficult to access as it's 8 hours from nearest major airport. For Whom Great for someone looking to experience snow in winters. Perfect for couples, adventure enthusiasts, family holidays. Ideal for people in North India, but Manali sees tourists from all over the country and also for foreigners.

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Nightlife in Manali After reading through the rocky Himalayas all day, Manali offers some of the best ways to enjoy a tranquil nightlife. From the relaxing aromas of Cafes to groovy Bars and Lounges, this beautiful hill station is full of vigour and energy. Dine, party and enjoy away the night time with your friends in exotic stations such as Johnson's bar and restaurant or Zing Zing Bar. If you want to spend some downtime with your partner in low laid Discotheques, The Chelsea club and Buzz are some of the top choices. The local markets and sidewalks are also excellent spots for catching a glimpse of traditional night routines of locals, stargazing around the circuit street parks is also a serenading experience. Read more aboutNightlife in Manali

Itinerary Day 1- Reach Manali by morning. Have breakfast and relax for a while. After freshening up, you can start your tour with the Hadimba Temple. After this, you can head out to the Mall road for some grub and a little bit of shopping. The main market is bustling with activity and you will find a number of items from woollen clothes, shawls, local handicrafts and everything you need. Day 2- You should head off to Rohtang Pass. It remains open from April to November. It is a two-hour road journey from Manali and you need to set off early in the morning around 4:00 in order to avoid the traffic. The entry passes are available in Manali and you need to get it a day in advance. While returning, you should stop over at Solang Valley. Day 3- You can also go to Vashisht hot springs. Soak yourself in the hot water springs in the winters and it feels magical. After this, you can head to Old Manali for shopping and a scrumptious lunch. Day 4-While returning, stopover at Bhuntar and you can go for rafting in the season. Otherwise, you can also explore Kullu's market and temples. There are a number of things you can do, depending on your mood and the season.

Oct-Junis the best time to visit Manali Manali is a destination that has a certain charm throughout the year. The summers in Manali are from March to June and are extremely pleasant with the temperatures ranging from 10 to 25 degrees. The winters are chilly with minimum temperature falling to sub-zero levels. This is the ideal time for tourists to enjoy snowfall in Manali. However, if you are planning to visit Rohtang Pass, you should not plan your trip from January to April as the roads to the pass are closed. Weather in Manali Loading... Manali in Winter (September - February) The monsoon starts to fade away by September and the winter starts setting in from October. Manali starts witnessing snow and the temperatures go down to as low as -1 degree Celsius. December to January is the ideal time to enjoy the snowfall and the spectacular beauty of this place. It is the perfect time for adventure enthusiasts and the honeymooners. Manali in Summer (March - June) Summer starts setting in from March, but it is still pleasant. The temperatures vary between 10 - 25 degree Celsius. This is the time when the flowers are in full bloom making it a picturesque place. It is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities like trekking, river rafting, paragliding and other mountain adventures. Manali in Monsoon (July - August) Monsoon period witnesses heavy rainfall in Manali which tends to lead to landslides. This is a tricky season and travellers generally, prefer to stay away during this time. This leads to a drop in the prices of hotels. Monthly Weather in Manali Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 3 18 February 6 23 March 7 28 April 12 35 May 14 36 June 17 37 July 20 32 August 18 30 September 17 32 October 11 30 November 6 26 December 3 21

Events in Manali Manali Winter Carnival 2nd - 6th January The Manali Winter Carnival is Himachal Pradesh's way of welcoming the new year. It started in 1977 and has become an annual feature since then. Initially, it only comprised of the Skiing competition, but now it has come to include band performances, food festivals, street plays, folk dances, adventure sports and much more. Snowfall Season December - February Winter is considered to be the best time to visit Manali, mainly because of the good amount of snowfall it receives. The temperature can dip to as low as -1 celsius, making it and ideal time for skiing and other winter sports. Open: Rohtang Pass May - November If you are planning to visit Rohtang pass, do it between May and November, as the rest of the year the roads remain closed due to bad weather