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Manali Mall road in winter
Manali is located at an altitude of 1829 M is one of the popular hill station of Himalayan range in Himachal Pradesh. Experiencing the view of hill stations surrounding Manali is a marvelous experience. Some of the Himalayan peaks which can be seen surrounding Manali are, Hanuman Tibba, 7 sister peak, Friendship peak, Patalsu peak, Ladakhi peak, Manali peak.

Manali is the best honeymoon destination of India

Manali – Leh rout is opened on 4th June. Now vehicle can travel to Leh via Manali – Keylong rout. This road was declared open by Border road organization and expected to remain open till early November.

Manali is located at northern end of Kullu valley. With the help of Lord Ganesha Rishi Ved Vyas wrote the epic Mahabharata at the source of the Beas. This river Beas orgininates in Manali.

Weather in Manali during summer months ( May – Jun – July )

Maximum temperature goes upto 22 degree and may reach 25 degree. Minimum temperature remains around 15 degree. No need of any woollen dress. But they are required at Rohtang .

Snow dresses are available on rent on the way to Rohtang.

Don't expect any trace of snow at Manali during summer seasons , however you will get plenty of snow on the way to Rohtang pass and at Rohtang.

Manali is the final town after Kullu (Kullu is the district head quarters of Himachal Pradesh).

Hotels and Package tours

Kullu Manali Package Tour
Manali is the gateway to Lahaul Spiti which is famous for valleys. Manali is blessed with rivers (mainly the giant river, Beas) almost surrounding from all the places, snow covered peaks everywhere. It almost looks like a sacred place situated with nature blessing. Pir Panjal range of Himalayan snow peak covering mountains invite all as they reach Manali.

Rohtang Pass: Snow Point

Rohtang pass is 51 Km from Manali town and the main attraction for tourist visiting Manali. Marhi valley You can enjoy snow in summer season also as this place is full of snow through out the year.

Details on Rohtang Pass Snow Point



For local people, the apple season is during August and September. Many of them get engaged in tourist business rest of the time, especially from April to October which is the main visiting period for Himachal pradesh places.

Manali attracts all kind of people. Starting from kids of 2-3 years to people aged more than 70 years. There is everything for all kind of age groups in Manali and around. For meditation, for adventure sports like white water rafting, trekking, para gliding, zorbing, skiing, horse riding etc... Manali will not disappoint anybody. Tourist who just want to visit and relax, Manali offers plenty of such places for just to relax.

Trekking at Manali

Manali opens up many opportunities for not only nature lovers, but also for people who are fond of adventure sports. There are many adventurous sports possible in and around Manali. Manali is a popular destination for many trekkers. Chandratal is one of the famous trekking destination. There are countless trekking destinations in and around Manali. One need to enquire at local offices to know whether particular trekking is opened for expedition or not. Some destinations need permissions from Government officials. Rohtang pass itself is a trekking destination one can opt to enjoy the nature.

Youth Hostel Association of India organizes several Himalayan trekking, family camping, nature study programs near Manali and Kullu. Contact Youth Hostel for their different trekking programs.

Where to stay in Manali

There are plenty of hotels, resorts available at Manali and you must stay minimum two days to cover all the important tourist places around Manali. Ask your travel agent to book a hotel by the side of river Beas. Many hotels are available in New Manali area. If you want to avoid the busy town area then there are many beautiful resorts available outside the main town by the side of the river.

Many hotels allow online booking. Summer season (April to June) is the peak tourist season for Manali so it is advisable to book your hotels in advance during this period.

Manali Toursit place map

The Mall

The main market place is known as The Mall and you can spend your evening after visiting tourist places around this small town. You can get all type of Indian food in this market place. The population of Manali is a mix of Kullus, Ladakhis, Tibetans, Kashmiris and Nepalis so the shops on the Mall sells handicrafts made by these communities mostly woolen. On the way to Manali from Kullu there is a cooperative shop selling various types of woolen materials at very attractive price, this shop is known as Kullu shawl factory. Kullu shawls and Kashimirs salwar-kameez materials are one of the popular item of this area. Shops selling Tibetan antiques are interesting and popular among foreign tourists.

Tibetan Monastery

This Monastery is very nearer to Manali the Mall. manali Buddhist MonasteryThis monastery houses the giant statue of Gautam Buddha. Photography is allowed inside the premises on a nominal charge of INR 5. Triditional dresses of Himachal Pradesh (for both men and women) are available outside the monastery. One can wear and have photographs which lasts for their memory in the rest of their life.

Tourist information

To help the tourists, Himachal tourism administration has fixed the rates for some items which are used in Rohtang and Solang valley on rental basis. Below are the details
1. Warm coat, snow shoes and stick (set) --> INR 100 per person per day
2. Skiing dress --> INR 150 per person per day
3. Ski dress with Ski pair --> INR 350 per person per day
4. Ski dress, Ski pair with guide --> INR 500
5. Snow scooter joy riding --> 5 to 10 mnts INR 500, 10 to 20 mnts INR 1000, 20 to 30 mnts INR 1500
6. Horse riding --> INR 200 per person for half an hour

CLICK HERE to know what is the cab rates (transportation charges) from Manali to other tourist places in Himachal pradesh


P P Rao24-09-2008
Is it possible to visit Shimla from Manali? Which is the most convinient mode of travel? Hw long will it take? I heard it is around 240 kms!
PPRao24-09-2008
Can any one help me in knowing what is good to buy/shop in Manali? Do we need to bargain? Will totourists be take for a ride?
Arjun25-10-2008
Road is the only way to travel to Manali from Shimla. Public transport is available. You can hire vehicle from Shimla. You can continue to use same vehicle for your local trips at Manali also. However my personal preference is to use a local cab if possible.

If you have plan to move out then visit Kullu shawl factory. You will get variety of woolen dresses at an attractive price. At Manali also you can get all these. You can bargain at shops and I don’t think you will face any problem at shops. I don’t have any bad experience in my two trips to Manali.

R NAIK01-02-2009
How long will it take to reach Manali from Kalka ? How much will a taxi / Indica charge for to reach Manali from Kalka ? Whether Rohtang Pass will be open during the month of March ?
go2india.in01-02-2009
It takes one full day drive from Shimla so it may take bit more from Kalka. Price will change based on season, so you can get one for around 1300 or 1400 / day . Rothang will open only in April.
chaitanya.p22-04-2009
Can any one help me in knowing what is good to buy/shop in Manali? Do we need to bargain? Will totourists be take for a ride?
RAJAN27-06-2009
WOw! that was excited & Road is the only way to travel to Manali from Shimla. Public transport is available. You can hire vehicle from Shimla. You can continue to use same vehicle for your local trips at Manali also. However my personal preference is to use a local cab if possible.
upendra20-07-2009
I want to know how can I reach from Kalka to Manali?How much it's far in km?
deepak bhati 31-08-2009
I want to know how can I reach from Delhi to Manali?
How much it\'s far in km?

SIMRAN03-09-2009
I want to go to Manali. Should I take a direct bus from Delhi or should also visit Shimla. Is it a good season to visit Shimla? DELHI TO SHIMLA TO MANALI .. ? Need suggestion. Delhi to Manali AC bus is ok or should I take a non ac bus to enjoy sight seeing .
ganu17-09-2009
i want to know the distance from manali to kalka.
I m intending to take toy train to shimla. As the train is at 5:30 AM i want ensure i will reach kalka i time from manali.

Rgds
Ganu
parin jetani07-10-2009
does anyone know how long it might take in taxi from delhi to manali? i\'ve never been to india and this is my first time going. and what are some other good places close to manali?
SANITS11-10-2009
CAN ANY ONE TELL ME WHAT IS THE DISTANCE FROM KALKA RAILWAYS STATION TO MANALI.
WHAT WILL BE THE FARE..N WHICH IS THE BEST WAY TO GO BY TAXI OR BUS.
Venkat18-10-2009
Hi, I am planning to visit Shimla, Kullu, & Manali during Nov 12 to 22nd. Is this good season to visit?? Will the Rohthang pass opened during this Novemeber time??
brijesh12-12-2009
how do i get to leh in jan.or wats d best tym to go....
harish d14-04-2010
want to know what is the cost to travel from delhi to manali by taxi .or cost to travel from Kalka to manali by taxi or any other mode and dist also
Bharathi devi16-04-2010
Pl tell me whether i can get a vehicle from Kalka to seat 4 adults and 2 children comfortably (with luggage ofcourse) to visit Mandi and nearby places, Kullu and Manali nearby places and back to Kalka. What would be the per day cost approx. Is first week of June a goot time to visit these places?
Mahendra Manwatkar17-04-2010
i hv planned to reach manali on 23rd May morning 3days at manali Later on i wish to go to shimla for a day how much is distance from manali to shimla & frequency
After shimla i want to go to chandigarh for a day & on 27th ihv to catch my train from Ambala
Aaditya28-05-2010
Yes, you can definately get a vehicle from kalka to visit all the places you wish to. I reckon you hire a MUV say Tavera, Sumo, Qualis etc. They charge around Rs. 8.30 - 9.30 per km subject to the average minimum of 200 kms per day that means you will be required to pay for 200 kms per day on an average whether you travel that much or not. So more or less avg per day cost comes to around Rs. 2000.00 Mandi is around 185 kms from Kalka. Kullu is further 70 kms ahead. And Manali is 40 kms from Kullu. Two beautiful places not to be missed near Mnadi are Rewalsar and Prashar Lake.
Sudhir11-06-2010
WHAT ARE THE RATES OF CABS FOR LOCAL SIGHTSEEING IN MANALI. WHAT IS THE RATE OF HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOURS TO HADIMBA TEMPLE AND FULL DAY TO ROHTANG PASS? PLEASE TELL ME
napoleon12-06-2010
Is it advisable to travel to Shimla/kulu/manali/musoori during in the month of October.
aakash19-06-2010
Its the loving place with healthy climate. in the month during the rain seasion its to sexy
Nitun Kumar Dash09-08-2010
hello we are planning to go on this september to manali wth my friends dont know about snow at rohtang ...........can some1 help me
SushilJoiya30-10-2010
I visited Manali in September (from 22 to 25, 2010)and found weather prefect there. Yes, there was a very nice snowfall at Rohtang pass, with heavy winds and extreme cold (temperature minus three degree ). I assure that one can very easily visit Manali and enjoy snowfall there.
VISHU DHINGRA15-04-2011
What do we get extra adventures if we travel to Manali in season inspite of off season.
cat panthri27-06-2011
hi! in which season we should visit manali to enjoy snowfall?
devesh verma01-07-2011
which time is best to go manali.
tejas dalal08-08-2011
i want to visit manali in last week of september i.e. 29th Sept on wards for 4 days. Can i see snow at rohtang pass and experience snowfall?
Are mountain peaks covered with snow?
dinesh gupta30-09-2011
i want to know about season in december.
Jaspreet14-10-2011
I want to know is it feasible to visit at mid of November As i am planning to go to manali by that time
Vikram singh01-11-2011
Hi..
Someone plz tell me that how much charges apply for paragliding there(per person).& Can i do this becoz i never done it before.Is there any resise for new comer's.
YashExpedition.Com02-04-2012
Its very helpful to all of the visitors.

Thanks
Yash
Tarun24-05-2012
Stay at Snow Valley Resorts, Manali was memorable..
Must stay if you are nature lover and this hotel is located in best area of Manali..
Praveen25-10-2012
I WANT TO GO MANALI IN WINTER SEASON BETWEEN 1ST JANUARY TO 15TH OF JANUARY AND I WANT TO GO THERE WITH MY CAR ALTO K10. WILL YOU PLEASE SUGGEST ME THAT ITS GOOD FOR ME TO RIDE BY MY OWN CAR OR I WANT TO SEE SNOW IN THE MANALI SO ITS A GOOD TIME TO GO TO SEE SNOW IN MANALI.
Monusethi13-07-2013
Evertime pleasant atmosphere.no plan to coming here now .thanx
Sherin06-09-2013
Hi, I am planning to visit Kullu, & Manali during Oct 28 to 1st nov. Is this good season to visit?? Will the Rohthang pass opened during this October time??
Kunal24-11-2013
Hi, I am planning to visit Manali in Mid December, We want to see snow, and have fun around, will it be good for this season
Subhash01-06-2014
Manali is the best tourist place in himachal.l visited 2 times and planning to visit within a week again.
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