The city of adventure, the Manali (Kullu district) is located in the midst of the snow-covered Himalayas, a small and beautiful hill station. The city is lined with an amazing Beas River with a scenic valley, cafes, dense forest, and lively markets. The best tourist destination in the country!
The town of Manali is divided into two, old Manali and new Manali. The old Manali is undeniable a charm for tourist as you bypass across the small lanes through the houses to visit the market, cafes, and innovative eateries. You can buy the most unique handmade merchandise here including antique decoration items, colorful clothes, and meet an abundance of foreigners.
Rediscover the charming world of old Manali
Old Manali is separated by the Manalsu River, a place where the two worlds meet. The old Manali is also referred to as Hippies place. A bridge over the Manalsu River divides the old Manali from new Manali. You can reach the old Manali through footsteps. It is a gateway to a beautiful village, dense cedar forests, quaint by-lane, and huge lane covered with apple orchards. You can still see some traditional stone and wood built elegant houses.
Exploring the old town of Manali
The town of old Manali can keep you occupied with many leisure activities. The best time to visit Manali is summer time (May to October) when there is no snow around. While if you love skiing or snowboarding then you can visit anytime between the months of October to February, This is the time when most of the tourist visit to witness snowfall of Manali.
Some of the activities like snow-biking, hiking, and skiing are popular adventures sports among tourist. However, the list of things of what to do in Manali can be extended to the time you visit the city and budget available.
The famous street food of old Manali
The old Manali is proud to have some of the best cafes in India that offer a myriad tourist taste from district cultures, places, background, and ethnicity. From an early morning breakfast, brunch, mid-day meals to dinner, you can choose cottage in-room facility or try the nearby restaurants those serves continental, oriental, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisines. Most of the cafes are open till late at night.
One Stop Shopping Destination of Manali
The Mall road of old Manali is the heart of the town as it is lined with countless shops, restaurants, and local cafes; the busiest business center. It is a favorite spot among travelers who want to simply like to look around the places. Do check-out the nearby shopping places like Hong Kong market, dragon shopping complex, the Thai market, new NAC market, snow lion underground market, and Lama underground.
The shops are popular among tourist because they sell unique merchandise those can’t be found anywhere else from books, caps, rugs, shawls, wooden furniture, jewelry, handicrafts, and variety of endless products. Everything can be found in a small shopping area.
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