Plan your Manali trip with authoritative Information
About Manali : Manali is a picturesque hillstation ideally situated along the banks of the river Beas and close to the snows of Himalayas. The scenery at Manali is picture perfect: glacier topped Himalayas looking down on lush, grassy valleys and forests of the valley. For long, Manali was a well hidden hippie Shangri-La ignored by mainstream tourists. All that changed when insurgency rendered Kashmir Valley inaccessible to tourists. Manali replaced Kashmir as the most popular destination for honeymooners and for those wanting to indulge in snow play. Today, tourism in Manali is well developed with Manali being one of the most visited destination in Himachal Pradesh
Manali is an all weather destination
Manali is truly a 365 days a year destination though most of the tourists visit Manali as a summer retreat. In peak winters, Manali is the best place to enjoy snow. During Autumn, Manali is the hub for trekkers and for those undertaking the iconic Manali- Leh journey. Picky tourists can avoid month of July when monsoons brings in heavy rainfall at Manali.
Travel to Manali
Manali can be accessed from Delhi or Chandigarh by bus or by taxi. Bhuntar, at 55 Kms from Manali, is the nearest airport.
Manali stay options
There is no dearth of accommodation options at Manali. Probably, there are more hotel rooms than the entire native population of Manali village. Accommodation options range from modern star hotels to rustic and charming guesthouses at Old Manali.We have the shortlist of the best hotels in Manali with editorial reviews for every shortlisted hotel.
Manali Sightseeing and activities
Manali is often visited along with Shimla. Popular itinerary is 2 Nights at Shimla and 3 Nights/ 4 days at Manali. Key attractions at Manali are the serene environment, snow activities at Snowpoint and adventure sports at Solang Valley. There is no need to go for any packaged tours, you can use the information on this website to create your own package to suit your taste. Read the reviews of the best accommodation options at Manali and book them online or contact the hotel directly. For sightseeing, follow the detailed itinerary and engage a local taxi from one of shortlisted reliable taxi operators.
Useful Information for tourists to Manali
|Manali Tourist Office||The Mall, Ph:01902 - 253531|
|HRTC Bus Stand, Manali||The Mall, Ph:01902 - 252116|
|Manali Taxi Union||The Mall, Ph:091-1902-252120|
|Medical Assistance||Mission Hospital, Manali,091-1902-252379|
|ATMs in Manali|| Bank of India : Hotel Neelkanth , The Mall Manali
SBI:D-Complex, The Mall, Manali
J and K Bank: Govinda Shopping Complex, Old Mission Road, Manali
Manali Tourism News Updates
About 32 lakh tourists visited Manali in 2012 and the number is expected to cross 35-lakh mark this year. Over 800 hotels, resorts, guest houses and homestay units that dot Manali have have been flooded with thousands of booking enquiries for the summer. As per reports, 50% of available rooms have already been reserved for the months of May and June while remaining rooms are likely to be booked soon. Though the tourist rush is welcome, the infrastructure is inadequate to meet the rise in tourist inflow. For instance, NH-21 (Chandigarh-Manali national highway) between Bilaspur and Swarghat, and between Kullu and Manali has deteriorated. There are no flights operating to any airport in Himachal PradeshImage Credit: rvirdi