Which is better Manali or Rishikesh?

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Manali vs Rishikesh

Max Elevation

1,892m / 6,205ft
359m / 1,177ft

Popular for

Mountains, Trekking And Nature
Mountains, Nature And River

How to reach

Manali doesn't have flight or train connectivity. But it can be reached via bus. It's also connected with road so you can hire a taxi, or self-drive to reach here if you like.
Rishikesh can be reached via flight, train or bus. It's also connected with road so you can hire a taxi, or self-drive to reach here if you like.

Popularity

Crazy popular. You'll find the whole world there!
Crazy popular. You'll find the whole world there!

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