Visit Manali

By Mridula Dwivedi August 6, 2012 7 Comments

Manali is a popular hill station located in central Himachal Pradesh. It is 32 km from Kullu and 280 km from Shimla.

Manali is much loved by all sorts of visitors as there are activities for all tastes. There are many dynamically opposite things to offer like adventure sports and temple tours. Manali truly has something for everyone.

Manali Town (creative-commons picture)
Manali Town (creative-commons picture)

Some of our favourites:

Try adventure sports
Plenty of adventure sports are available here for thrill-seekers. White water rafting is popular, in the summer arrange a ride down the rocky rapids of the River Beas. Paragliding is another popular activity in the region and rock climbing is another popular sport to try with enthusiasts tackling the Himalayas while beginners can also companies with less demanding starter activities.

Manali is also one of the top ski destinations in India.

Relax and take in the scenery
With stunning views, inviting trekking trails and plenty of places to stop and admire the lush landscape.  Manali’s hot water springs are a popular spot for some relaxation time.

Temple Tours
The Hidimba temple is one of the most revered religious spots in Manali for Hindus. It is dedicated to Hidimba Mata, one of the most influential female characters in the Mahabharata. There are also several beautiful monasteriesaround Manali.

A Temple in Manali (creative-commons picture)
A Temple in Manali (creative-commons picture)

Enjoy the cuisine
The state of Himachal Pradesh is most famous for its red, juicy apples and the apple juice and cider produced here are well worth a taste. Old Manali has some fantastic cafes and restaurants where you can food find cuisines of the world at their best.

This article was a guest post written by Mahindra Homestays.For further information about Manali they have a Manali Guideon their website and a collection of Manali homestays.

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7 thoughts on “Visit Manali”

  1. Interesting. While I visited Simla last year I preferred kinnaur instead of manali. So should make it manali next time.

  2. Hi Mridula,

    Am dropping by to read your blogpost after a long time and am delighted to read this post and see the pictures. Manali is a place that I have been wanting to take my family for summer vacations but the last time we went, it was Shimla. This post, especially the info relating to the Hidimba temple, is interesting. A place that I plan to visit soon.

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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