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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What is the culture and lifestyle of Manali?

Benazir Khan DEC 10 2012
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One of the most spellbinding hill stations in India, Manali is all about colourful folk dances, melodious songs and traditional rituals. Home to various ethnic tribes, the hill station has two prominent indigenous local groups, Kinaurs and Gujjars.

  • Way of life
    Influenced by tribal rules, the local rituals and beliefs are in respect to the power of nature and creation, the customs followed by locals hold immense importance in daily life. Simple and naive in their way of living, the people of Manali are primarily farmers and artisans. Many locals have also found their livelihood in the thriving tourism present in the city. The rich traditional past of Manali is reflected in their delicate art forms and intricate handloom work. Exploring and understanding this traditional practice is amongst the most popular things to do in Manali. It is no surprise then, that the thriving tourist destination is also a shopping hub for local Himachali tribal handicrafts and handlooms.

  • Cultural events
    Another essential aspect of culture in Manali is the zest and vigour of locals in celebrating festivals. From Dusshera, Diwali to other religious festivals, there is an undeniable energy in the air. All festivities are incomplete without myriad harmonious songs and rhythmic dances. Vibrant and enthusiastic, the locals truly believe in rejoicing and celebrating.

Come and explore the inspiring and beautiful culture of Manali. Additionally, it is ideal to browse through the different Manali packages. Discover this little town and make it your own.

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