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manali-deo-tibba-hamta-pass-photo-gallery.2 The most visited hill station of Himachal Pradesh; Manali is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the country. It is also a very popular destination among backpackers and solo travelers. Count it in the list of ideal tourist loactions for family trips too.With beautiful snow clad mountains, gushing Beas river; Manali is a sure temptress. A place that offers, not just an escape from heat, it is a great spot for adventure activities like skiing, para-gliding, and trekking of course. Apart from that there’s a chance of gorging on delectable local flavors & cuisines as well as satiating the desire to shop some rare artifacts and woolens… And a host of Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples for religious retreat.

If you haven’t been to the place before, add it to your bucket list now. Here is a quick travel guide you can make a note of for your future reference

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How to Reach:
By Air: Bhuntar airport is 50 km from Manali. So you can fly down to the place from Delhi.Taxis are available easily for the further short ride. Air travel is the best way to have a trip in Manali, India because it’s one of the cheapest and quickest way to go somewhere. Over the internet several travel portals available for offering a cheap flight tickets to India from USA and also offers the amazing travel deals or packages for promoting their services etc.
By Train: For travelers from far-off, traveling by train is a convenient option. Trains to stations like Chandigarh, Pathankot and Kalka can be availed, and then hit the road.
By Road: You have to make the last bit of the journey via road only, but a road trip from far off Indian cities can be an adventurous ride itself.

When to Go: Avoid months of monsoons. Anytime between September to June would be suggested.

Where to Stay:
Manali Resorts
Lord’s Regency
Apple Country Resorts
The Himalayan
The Royal Grand
Orchard Greens

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Which Places to Visit:
Buddhist Monasteries
Old Manali
Rahla Falls
Hadimba Temple
Rohtang Pass
Solang Valley
Nehru Kund

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What to Do:
Skiing
River rafting
Temple & Monastery visitations
Para-gliding
Trekking & Camping
Hangout & relax

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Where & What to Eat:
IL Forno Restaurant (Genuine Italian cuisine)
Chopsticks (Chinese-Tibetian food)
Casa Bella Vista (Fine Italian, best pizzas)
Shiva Garden Cafe (Garden Restaurant serves multiple cuisines)
Manali Sweets (Local snacks dhaba)
Khyber (Best fruit beer, mojito, drinks)

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Where & What to Shop:
Bhuttico Weavers (most trusted Kullu shawls cooperative, runs several shops in and around Manali).
Tibetian Market(for handicrafts and antique products, funky t-shirts, jewelry etc. at reasonable prices)
Mall Road (Street shopping)
Bookworm (travel guides, maps, other books)

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