Situated at a height of 6260 feet above sea level, Manali is one of the most popular, beautiful and awe-inspiring hill stations in this country.

Surrounded by majestic hills and woody forests, the quaint charm of Manali has captured the world’s attention and has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The pristine River Beas flows right through the town, creating a mesmerizing and spellbinding landscape. Nestled at one end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is a popular hill station with attractions such as the Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley nearby. Rohtang Pass is covered with snow throughout the year and is a good experience in itself. During this season, Solang Valley comes alive as it is the prime spot to enjoy snow and snow-based activities. This is the ideal place for tourists looking to unwind and rejuvenate in the lap of nature, for there is no place in the country more vibrant and charming as Manali. This town also has a multitude of options for tourists looking for adventurous activities like trekking, paragliding, skiing, zorbing, white water rafting etc. Besides adventurous activities, Manali also has a lot of temples which all tourists and devotees love to visit including the Raghunath temple and Jagannathi Devith Temple being one of the important ones. Hadimba Temple, a 14th century temple is famous for its wooden architecture and for its religious values. Manali is also used as the base town for the Manali-Leh highway and Leh is around 479 km from here. Lahaul and Spiti district can also be accessed from here during the summers using the same highway.

Directions by road from the nearest airport

Weather forecast

Weather Forecast

Chance of Rain
Sunday

10/22

30%

Chance of Rain
Cloudy with a few showers. High 52F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

High 52°
/
Low 32°

Chance of Rain
Monday

10/23

40%

Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 52F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

High 52°
/
Low 29°

Clear
Tuesday

10/24

20%

Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 53F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

High 53°
/
Low 31°

Clear
Wednesday

10/25

0%

Clear
Mainly sunny. High near 55F. Winds light and variable.

High 55°
/
Low 33°

Chance of Rain
Thursday

10/26

40%

Chance of Rain
Sunny early followed by increasing clouds and a few showers later in the day. High near 55F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

High 55°
/
Low 29°

Getting there

Closest By Air

Chandigarh

300 Kms 9 hours

Closest By Rail

Chandigarh

295 Kms 9 hours

Closest By Road

Kullu

45 Kms 1 hour 30 mins

Chandigarh

305 Kms 9 hours

Vashisht Baths

Old Manali

Kullu

Hadimba Temple

Beas Kund

Tirthan Valley

Mcleodganj

Manikaran

Kullu

Kasol

Places to Stay

Again owing to its high popularity, tourists coming to Manali are spoilt for choice. There is a wide range of hotels here from budget to luxury resorts for those who wish to splurge. Homestays are also available here.

Restaurants

Manali is a hill station glittering with amazing restaurants, cafes and bars, that an take care of any need, desires or cravings that its visitors may have. You will find countless restaurants with a rich variety and some of the most delicious food on their menus. You can find Italian, Chinese, Korean, Continental, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese cuisines here along with the popular Tibetan Momos

The cafes with a parallel culture of their own, cater to younger crowds. These cafes serve pizzas, momos, banana pancakes and apple pies throughout the day and you can also try Yak’s cheese here. Along with these do relish the street food there with Samosas, Aloo tikki, Bread Pakoras, Paav Bhaji, Gulab Jamun and more filling the streets with colors and fragrances. Other than these, the city has an equally rich platter of local Himachal food.

Manali Sweets

Desserts, Snacks
10AM-10PM
INR 250-300 For Two

A popular dhaba in the locality, it serves an endless stream of hot chai, sweets and snacks. Really good channa samosas, chilled ras malai balls and many more delicious dishes are offered depending on the weather.

Siali Mahadev market, Manali

Lazy Dog Lounge

Indian
10AM-11PM
INR 200-300 For Two

Lazy Dog which is situated right along the river, is as unique as its name. Try the big olive cheese pizzas and veg penne pasta. One can slouch on their comfortable bean bags and enjoy the food.

Manu Temple Road, Village Old Manali, Manali

People

Israeli
INR 300-400 For two

One of the best places to hangout in Manali, People is a small joint located at the corner of the road. It’s a pocket friendly place and mostly suitable for back packers.

Old Manali, Manali

Pizza Olive

Italian
9AM-10PM
INR 300 For Two

Wonderful pastas and pizza are served in this nice, Italian restaurant. An aroma of the freshly baked pizzas hits you as soon as you enter this place. A great place to hangout.

Old Manali, Manali

La Plage

Seafood, French
10 AM to 11 PM
INR 800 For Two

An authentic French cuisine restaurant surrounded by the view of Himalayas and the Beas River by its side, La Plage is one of the calm and beautiful restaurants to spend some quality time with family.

Ashwem Beach, Near Papa Jolly Hotel, Morjim, Arambol, Goa, India

Blue Elephant Cafe

British
INR 250-300 For Two

Offering amazing food at extremely cheap prices, Blue Elephant also has a bakery attached with amazing cakes, chocolates and different shakes and juices.

Manu Temple Road, Old manali, Manali

Veer Restaurant

Indian
INR 250 For Two

Veer restaurant is a part of the Veer guest house. It has a very canteen based interior, to chill out with friends, along with a big-screen TV, a library and cushions on the floor. A very serene place to stop and rest.

District Road, Old Manali, Manali, India

World Peace Cafe

Indian, Continental, Chinese, Israeli
8AM-10PM
INR 200-300 For Two

With the variety of dishes prepared nicely, World Peace Cafe serves a little taste of many different nations. It is located on the rooftop of Hotel Surabhi.

Manali Sub-District, India

Commuting Within Manali

Taxis are easily available to cover the town. Walking is a therapeutic option