The Himalayan mountain ranges have some of the most astounding hill stations, and Manali certainly tops the list of being one of the gorgeous hill towns in the state. This enchanting town sits cheerfully on the banks of the Beas River and provides the opportunity to enjoy holidays away from the hustle and bustle. With its dazzling glades, lush green valleys and snow-clad mountain peaks, Manali offers a tranquil environment for a perfect promenade. To offer an encompassing and a meaningful experience to the tourists and travellers, the hill retreat houses some of the fabulous Hindu temples and Buddhist monsateries. So go ahead, stroll and explore the old world charm of Manali.
Getting There: Being one of the most frequented hill stations, there are a number of ways to reach Manali. You can drive from Delhi to Manali via Chandigarh. Even buses ply from Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and Delhi, which make for a comfortable ride.
Where To Stay: There are a number of homestays in Manali that are owned by locals and are well-kept so as to accommodate tourists and make them feel at home. Manali homestays have been designed to offer a comfortable stay, and allowing you to make the most of the stunning views of the forests and the mountains. Book your homestay with Travelguru and experience the comfort of a home throughout your stay. You can choose from a wide range of homestays listed with Travelguru. From cottages to bungalows, apartments, villas and guesthouse, you can choose from 60 holiday homes in Manali. Houses with wooden balconies and sandstone roofs are the main characteristic of properties here. The Clifftop Cottage, Joy Homestay, Orchid Nest Cottage, Devallaya, Snow Mount Villa and Leela Huts are some of the traditionally made homestays in Manali. These properties are well-appointed, tastefully furnished and offer complete privacy to the guests. If you want to spend your holidays amidst untouched nature, fresh air and flawless beauty of Himalays, homestays in Aleo are an ideal accommodation option for you. Browse this location and you will stumble upon a small fairytale cottage or an attractive guest house. Seraj International B&B, Seraj Homestay, Him Homestay, Gangri Homestay, Blue Stone Cottage, Neelas Homestay, Radhika Cottage and New Manali Inn are the properties setup deep in the lap of nature in Aleo. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Himalays and spend your holidays in serenity and tranquillity. If you wish to stay in a fancy Manali homestay, you can choose Rockpa Homestay and Rajput Royal Cottage in Shuru as your accommodation. The homestays have a relaxed and a peaceful ambience, thus offering complete rejuvenation to the guest. Not only this, but the interior and exterior of every homestay in Manali is sure to delight the wanderer in you. Book with Travelguru Homestays in Manali and experience luxury and comfort at its best.
What To See: The most popular religious destinations that are always buzzing with tourists are Hadimba Temple, Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa, Manu Temple, Maa Sharvari Temple and Arjun Gufa. While Manali attracts all sorts of travellers, it majorly allures adventure lovers and laid-back tourists. To offer calmness, solitude, thrill and the best of travel experience to the visitors, Manali has a wide range of attractions within the city and in its vicinity to head to. Solang Valley, a beautiful valley located at a distance of 13 kms from the town is known for the majestic views of the glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Here one can indulge in various activities, including paragliding, parachuting, zorbing and horse riding. Rohtang Pass is another exciting tourist place near Manali. It is located on the Manali-Keylong Highway and acts as a natural division between the valleys of Kullu and the mountains of Lahaul-Spiti. Jogni Waterfalls - a trek route, Bhrigu Lake - the Pool of Gods, Nehru Kund - natural spring of cool water and Kothi - an offbeat adventure getaway are some of the popular tourist places in/near Manali. Apart from visiting places, there are many adventure activities to indulge in, such as coax trekking, skiing, mountain biking and paragliding, to name a few.
What To Eat: From pizzas to momos, bread pakoras and pav bhaji, you will find scrumptious grub to feast on in Manali.
Where To Shop: If you've had your fill of exploring the lush green valleys of Manali, you must indulge in some retail therapy. Mall Road, Old Manali Market, Tibetan Market and Bhuttico are the main markets in Manali where the long stretches of roadside stalls and street markets will make for a enjoyable experience.
Insider's Tip: Visit Vashisht village to take a dip in the natural hot water spring. What's so special? The spring water is believed to possess healing powers and taking a dip is surely a blissful experience.