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An ideal destination for honeymooners and adventure junkies alike, the town of Manali is a mix of old and new. You can do as little or as much as you want there. It’s a magical place bordered by a cool pine forest and the raging Beas River, which give it a special energy. And anyone who is looking for thrilling adventure sports will love Manali. Fishing, whitewater rafting, paragliding, skiing, mountaineering, and hiking are all on offer in or around Manali.
Manali is divided into two parts – Manali town (New Manali) and Old Manali. Usually, foreigners dominated old Manali to the woods, villages around and beyond Manu temple to the walking path around Hadimba temple. And New Manali is usually occupied with middle-class budgeted hotels and excursions.
Yes, it is quite safe for solo female travelers when it comes to a destination like Manali. However, it’s always recommended to stay cautious and aware of your surroundings while traveling.
No, you need to pay Rs 500 permit charges in order to travel to Rohtang pass. Without a permit, you might not be able to cross army checkpoints, so it’s always recommended to avail of the permit online.
From November to May, Rohtang pass (51km from Manali) is the common spot to see snow in the summer months. Apart from this, you can see snow at Solang valley, Gulaba, Kothi, even inside the Manali town or at the balcony of your hotel room from December to March.
We do suggest you bring appropriate clothing to fit the season and a day pack to carry extra snacks and water.
Yes, absolutely. The destination offers several family-oriented activities like trekking, hiking, camping, and playing snow games during winters.
No, there’s no airport in Manali. But that being said, you can find the nearest airport in Bhuntar, which is around 50kms from Manali.
The average temperature in Manali can go down as low as -7 degrees celsius. That’s why it’s always recommended to carry appropriate clothing with you.