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- ManaliMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 23, 2013
Popular with young Israeli travellers, and with stoners generally, for its laid-back atmosphere and free availability of hashish, this hill station makes a convenient place to beat the heat of the summer plains. With good views, the town itself suffers some of the boxiness of Indian hill stations generally, but makes an excellent base for trekking excursions and other adventure activites (abseiling, rock climbing) into the nearby mountains, which -- aside from hashish -- is the main reason people come here. The nearby hotsprings are a considerable draw for those finishing a tough trek, or for those recuperating from the long, bumpy, multi-day haul over the mountains into ladakh, for which it's also the southern gateway. A little travellers' oasis in the southern Himalaya.
- ManaliJul 05, 2012
fantastic getaway from Delhi or anywhere in India, has something for everyone..good trout and serious adventure :)..the town area needs some attention to sanitation and road cleaning...otherwise a very friendly town with lots of options for good food including tibetan and kashmiri cuisine...
- ManaliMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
One of many mountainous areas to relax in India. It is just heaven on earth, well close to it. It is a great stop to Leh or Ladakh or on the way back. It is tranquil and the scenery around is just fantastic. A perfect place for photographers who want a great view.
- ManaliJul 04, 2012
Manali is a must. The town itself has lovely charms, but it's the mountains that take you in. Plan a trek- even just three days- into the Himalayas. Naturally, summer or right after the rush of the monsoon is best. The air is clear, the weather is moderate and the views are absolutely stunning. Flowers of all shapes, colors and sizes are in full bloom, the earth is carpeted with sweet clovers and natural grasses and just small patches of glacial ice remain- I did most of the hike barefoot! The mountainsides are frequented only by livestock herders; the resulting quiet and openness (and clean air!) is a mad contrast to the rest of India. Tours and planned hikes are designed to help almost anyone succeed and can take a variety of paces. You carry minimal gear (most is taken by horses) and the meals are prepared for you as you go. They even greet you at the campsite with hot chai! There's no excuse not to do it. One of the top experiences this planet has to offer.