Wireless Networking is an emerging technology that allows users to access information and services anywhere,
regardless of their geographic areas over the past few years with the trend of mobile computing. Mobile Adhoc Network
(MANET) has become one of the most important wireless communication mechanisms among all, unlike traditional
network. MANET represents complex distributed systems that comprise wireless mobile nodes that can freely and
dynamically self-organize temporarily. MANET is an autonomously self-organized networks without infrastructure support.
In MANET, nodes can move arbitrarily. Therefore the network may experience rapid and unpredictable topology
changes, because nodes in a MANET normally have limited transmission ranges, some nodes cannot communicate
directly with each other. Routing in MANET potentially contains multiple hops, and every node in mobile ad hoc networks
has the responsibility to act as a router. In MANET, network topology can dynamically be changed in an unpredictable
manner since the nodes are free to move. Every single node in the MANET works as both receiver and transmitter. Each
node directly communicates with others, when they are both within their communication ranges. All nodes work as
routers and take path in discovery and maintenance of routes to other nodes in the network. In this paper, a review on the
routing protocols for mobile adhoc networks, challenges, issues, and applications were presented. The objective of this
study is the comparative analysis of various routing protocols for MANET in different manner.