Kullu and Manali are two different places, nestled in the snow clad ranges of the Himalayas. While, the charming Kullu is a valley with scores of picturesque sights and temples, Manali is a stunning hilltop with splashing rivers, water streams, and lofty mountains in the state of Himachal Padesh. Manali is also a perfect place for adventure sports, so people from different parts of the country visit this popular hill station to experience mountaineering, trekking, and skiing. Both Kullu and Manali are easily accessible from Shimla, Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, etc., making it easy for travelers to plan for a pleasurable holidays in Kullu and Manali.
Dwelling in the lap of the great Himalayas, the stunning hill station Kullu & Manali lies between the impressive peaks of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. This dazzling hill station is surrounded by massive snow clad mountains and thick pinewood forests with the beautiful Beas River flowing throughout the region as its magnificent centerpiece. Kullu & Manali top the list of the most popular destinations in India and so, it is possible that you may fall in love with this incredible hilltop, which is gifted with abundant charm of nature and scenic beauty. There are plenty of tourist places in Kullu & Manali like Beas Kund, Chandrakhani Pass, Rohtang Pass, and Solang Valley which attract countless tourists every year to experience beauty so evident and pure.
Both Kullu & Manali are a great place to indulge in shopping as there are a number of markets here that sells everything from woolen clothing to carpets to handicrafts to fruits to local pickles and more. To get the best woolen items & handicrafts, one can visit Manu Market and Khara bazaar,in Manali and pick the best quality Kullu shawls, caps, and jackets. The Mall road area of Manali naturally comes in the list of best shopping destination in Manali as we all know it is packed with shops that sells artifacts, handicrafts, shawls, woolen wear, local tweeds, rugs, Buddhist paintings, Bamboo souvenirs, Chinese goods, artificial jewellery, etc.
Other than this, you can visit the old Manali market for Dorjes, Gadan Thekchokling Gompa market for carpets, Charitable Trust Tibetan Handicrafts market for unique Tibetan items, Mohal market in Kullu for dry fruits, fresh juices, & local pickles, and Lakkar Bazaar for wooden furnitures with intricate carvings.