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About Manali

 

Manali at a height of 6,398 ft, in the Beas River valley, is a popular hill station in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Its 40 Kms. away from Kulu to the north and situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breathtaking. One sees well defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards.
Manali is famous as a Honeymoon Destination among Indian tourists while Western tourists visit Manali for adventure sports and leisure, nature trips in the Himalayas. Manali has become a hub for multi adventure activities and serious trekking. Little wonder then that it is known as the SWITZERLAND OF INDIA!

Eating Out  
 

The main crops are paddy, maize, kodra and salyara that make up the main dishes of the Manali people. A large number of vegetables and fruits also dominate food of Manali. Vada, bhatora and patrodu are served during celebrations and festivities.
An abundance of milk and milk based recipes dominate the food habit of Manali people. Hot milk, curd, butter, ghee or clarified butter, lassi or a curd drink and tea with lots of milk are popular drinks among the Manali people. Home made wine from barley and red rice, known as Chakti and Lugri, make the the local variety. A typical thali of Himachali food would comprise of rice, rotis, curried vegetables, madra (a curd based dish), lentils and sweet rice.

 
Shoping  
 

The best place to go shopping in Manali is The Mall, where you will find traditional shawls, rugs, caps and footwear. Other places around The Mall where you will find interesting items to shop are Thai Market, Hong Kong market, Tibetan Market, Dragon shopping complex etc. The Old Manali market is also a good place to buy fresh fruit jams, juices and pickles. Don't forget to bargain as shopkeepers here quote an extremely high price.

 
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 Luxury
 

Manu Allaya Resort And Spa

Hotel Rock Manali

The Himalayan Village Resort

Apple Country Resort

Ramgarh Heritage Villa

Holiday Resorts and Cottages

Heritage Village Resort

Snow Valley Resorts

The Manali Inn

De Vivendi Resorts

 
 
   
Deluxe
 
   

Hotel Green Fields

Hotel Vyas Vatika Manali

Tree Hill Cottages

Hotel Classic

The Manali Lodge

Hotel Out Town

Hotel Silver Moon Manali

Hotel Le Grand

New Manali Inn

Hilltone Resorts

 
 
   
Economy
 
   

Hotel Narayan

Hotel Snowline

Mother Tree Cottage

Hotel Dream Land

Hotel Kalpana

Hotel Drilbu Manali

Green Vista Cottages

Hotel Hadimba Palace

Hotel Green Cottages

Hotel Dream

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116

Chandigarh

Km

239

Dharamshala

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250

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