10 Reasons to Welcome New Year in Manali

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IMG-20141119-WA0014If Shimla is the queen of hill stations, then Manali is indeed the king!

You must have visited Manali in the summers when it’s crowded and packed with tourists. Time has come for a change to visit the majestic Himalayas in the winters to welcome the New Year with a bang!

10 reasons why you should bring in the New Year in snowy Manali:

  1. See a familiar destination in a different attire: Manali is prettier with pristine white snow everywhere and that will be an everlasting memory! Keep the beauty to yourself in the absence of bus full-of-tourists that come in high season.
  2. Experience life-like locals: Brag about having seen water frozen in pipes and see the way of the locals go about their daily life. Gaze at the mountains shrouded in a smoky light with every home having a tandoor that works like a heater.
  3. Satiate your gastronomic desires: Manali doesn’t disappoint you when it comes to enjoy winter cuisine. The hot gulab jamuns, gajar ka halwa, jalebi, kesar doodh, chaat…. everything seems tastier in snow-white winters. Discover the mysteries of the local organic rice & barley alcohol and get naturally high. Enjoy winter food – an entirely different animal from summer’s simplicity!
  4. See more. Spend less: Hotels, taxis and activities costs are cheaper in off-season, sweaty summer crowds are a dim memory, and there’s plenty to explore in half the amount.
  5. It’s easier to plan a last-minute trip: Feeling spontaneous? A low-season trip is the ticket to planning a successful break with just days until departure.
  6. Have fun in the Snow: Manali is the top adventure destination. Get an adrenalin rush with activities like skiing, snowboarding, Zorbing, Paragliding, Snow Scooter driving and many other adventure sports in Solang Valley
  7. Capture landscapes in new lights and hues: Photography enthusiasts would love to shoot in the low season. Popular attractions become more alluring. Imagine the rusty Hadimba Temple covered with silver flurry. Also, you’ll often have sought-after attractions all to yourself—so no photo bombing in your perfect shot.
  8. Bonding over bonfires: Let the singer and actor in you come alive over a bonfire. Rekindle the lovely memories – truth and dare, antakshri, crushes and misses over a bonfire and drinks.
  9. Overdress to impress: Winters is the time to bring out the fashionista in you. Drape yourself in colourful mufflers, boots, caps, and trench coats. Overdressing would not be minded.
  10. Best place to make New Year resolutions: Manali through its picturesque and serene landscapes in winters, offer a perfect environment to ponder over the bygone year and make New Year resolutions. And what better way to fulfill your resolutions by fulfilling an old resolution – winter holiday in Himalayas that you promised yourself long time back. Time to act on it NOW.

So what are you waiting for? Start the New Year on a snowy note…
Reclaim your life; come to the Himalayas with us!


  • ranjitha says:

    Had been to Leh-Manali in August & enjoyed reliving that magical journey thro your blog.

  • Rajat Kumar says:

    I was in Shimla during the year-end and it wasn’t anything that I could remember for good memories. I had move to Kasauli the next day to espace from the chaos.

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