About Old Manali


If you want to see the old charm of Manali town, just walk to the other side of New Manali town, cross over the bridge of the Manalsu River, you will simply step in Old Manali. This exotic place will make you walk into the old world, letting you experience its true original beauty of the past.

With passing time and with the modernization of the area, Old Manali has somewhat been able to beat all and has been able to retain its old charm. You can see the hippie vibe, traditions, relics, old shops, old buildings, etc, with a whole new experience. 

This idyllic setting will make you feel that you have travelled into the past, and have reached the 1960’s. The roads are lined with Eucalyptus trees, and the small lanes pass around the valley filled with greenery takes back into a different aura. 

Old Manali is located at a height of 6589 feet above sea level and offers a pleasant atmosphere, with cool breeze blowing. Old Manali is only 3 km away from New Manali town, with its old settlement charm it welcomes tourists from around the world. Old Manali is separated by New Manali by the strong flowing Manalsu River, just simply cross the bridge.

Old Manali is cleaner and provides a more peaceful vibe than New Manali, since most of the hotels are located in New Manali, tourists stay in this area. 

When you will visit Old Manali you will be welcomed by the stunning eucalyptus trees beautifully lined up in the roads, the curvy roads and the strong flowing river Kullu. This place is the perfect holiday spot if you want to get away from the crowd and enjoying the vibe of the old world charm. After exploring the area, you can simply relax in one of the oldest cafes in Manali and enjoy a cup of coffee or if you are hungry you can enjoy some delicious snacks or enjoy a Himachali cuisine. 

Some of the popular cafes in Old Manali are Café m 1947 (the oldest café in Manali), Pizza Olive and Dylan’s Café. These cafes provide delicious Indian, continental and Israeli cuisines.

When here, do enjoy the sunrise and sunset, you will surely feel rejuvenated and revived. Also, Old Manali is famous for the ancient Hidimba temple, located in the midst of the stunning mountains, lush green thick forests comprising of pine and deodar, green valleys and more. This place is one of the best places to visit when in Old Manali.

Overall, Old Manali offers a soothing experience to all travelers alike, letting them get away from chaotic crowded tourist places, old charm and the vibe of feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Visiting Old Manali will simply let you explore the old world of the Himalayan region and you will get to know more about the culture up close.

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Old Manali

Best Time to Visit Old Manali

The best time to visit Old Manali is in the months from January to February, if you are a winter lover and want to enjoy trekking, snowboarding, skiing, etc.

If you want to get away from the heat waves of northern plains, then the best time to visit Manali is in the months from April and June that is during the summer months, when the temperature is simply pleasant, cool breeze blowing and you can simply walk around without having to feel hot. It is also the best time to explore nearby destinations.

How to Reach Old Manali from Manali?

To reach Old Manali, it will only take 15 minutes walking distance from New Manali. You simply have to cross the bridge of the Manalsu River. The distance between Old Manali and New Manali is only 3km away. If walking is tiring for travelers, they can also take a taxi or auto to visit Old Manali.

Best Place to Visit in Manali


Manali is designated as one of the most breathtaking hill station in India for its diversified range of tourist places to visit and activities to indulge in. Manali welcomes tourists in search of relaxation and those hoping for some adventure activities. Below are some of the best places in Manali:

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