The bustling town of Manali, set high up in the snowy regions of the Himalayas, is a favourite with thrill-seekers and nature-lovers alike. With the abundance of snow this region sees every year, Manali has become a hotspot for snowsports enthusiasts and with the introduction of the Alpine Premier League, an internationally renowned skiing and snowboarding competition, this little town is snowballing in popularity. However, the action here isn't just limited to the colder months. During the summer this valley becomes a hive of activity as people take to the great skies and grassy slopes to get their adrenaline fix.Read More
One of the main reasons people flock from far and wide to the lush verges of Manali is to engage in some paragliding. There are few things more spectacular than cruising at altitude over the breathtaking sight of the rugged Himalayas. Given the rising influx of visitors to these parts, there are dozens of different operators who are always more than willing to help you organise your adventure.
For those who aren't quite ready to fling themselves off a cliff whilst attached to a kite, there are dozens of other activities on offer. Rafting along the Beas River is thrilling and a great way to get up close and personal with Manali's stunning natural setting. Other options include climbing, hiking and mountain biking. Naturally, if you just feel like relaxing, the town itself is perfect for wandering through and has plenty of cafes, where visitors can sit and admire the scenery.
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Manali
If you are planning a Manali holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Holiday Inn Manali
The Holiday Inn is a quaint hotel with a choice of spacious rooms or suites, each one kitted out with a range of modern amenities. The hotel has its own spa, which has an Ayurvedic massage service, sauna and whirlpool, and its own restaurant that serves a range of dishes from all over the world. At an altitude of 1929 meters, the hotel is bordered by the Rohtang Pass, the gateway to the mighty mountain desert - Ladakh. The hotel is on the left bank of the River Beas, 52 km from the airport.
Manali Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Manali.