Today Manali is a town that offers you excellent accommodation with prices ranging from low budget to expensive. Transportation is in the form of auto rickshaws, taxis and buses. Multi-cuisine restaurants and dhabas offer a range of culinary delights and the mall- excellent shopping.
A range of adventure sports can be enjoyed here and include river rafting, paragliding, trekking, skiing, angling and mountaineering depending on the season. In fact, Manali has all the services that you would ever want while on vacation. Manali is also an ideal gateway to the northern hi-altitude desert regions of Lahaul-Spiti and Ladakh, which are accessible only from July through September. The Manali-Leh Highway (470 Kms) has become a popular route for Jeep Safaris going through some of the highest mountain passes in the world.