manali is one of the most popular hill stations of the country, there is lot of places to visit. Which is situate by the side of Beas river between Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. iti is also known as the “lover’s paradise” or “India’s honeymoon capital” .
It is one of the most visited location of the nation. From the stunning natural beauty delivering peace to the mind to the thrilling adventurous activities, Manali has it all. One will definitely be captivated by the beauty of this place and will be left asking for more.
There are quite a lot of places recommend to visit when you visit Manali that will definitely make your trip unforgettable.
Places to Visit in Old Manali
Temples and Museums
- Hadimba Devi Temple
- Manu Temple
- Siyaly Temple
- Ghatotkach Tree Temple
- Museum Of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
- Kullu Manali Culture Museum
The most visited Places of Manali offers the most exciting and breathtaking landscapes and adventures, whether it is summers or winters. In summers, Solang valley turns into a paradise for the paragliders. In winters it attracts the skiing lovers because of its slopes and amazing skiing environment.
People seeking more from this place can enjoy the Solang valley ropeway and capture the beautiful Manali from a different point of view.
Rohtang La Pass
Rohtang la pass, one of the highest pass of the world with an altitude of 13,058ft above sea level is one of the main attractions for the visitors of Manali with an average of 25 lakh annual visitors. This place is very popular among nature lovers, photographers and adventurous souls. Because of the snow covered slopes, this place is heaven for skiing and mountain biking. This pass joins the kullu valley and lahaul spiti valley and often experiences a herd of bikers every year travelling to spiti and leh. Rohtang pass only opens for few month period that is from may to October.
Manikaran is a town near manali famous for its hot water springs and beautiful landscapes. This town has a famous gurudwara named Manikaran Sahib which very often visited by the Sikh people from all over the country. The main attraction of this place is the miraculous boiling hot water springs.
The main reason behind the hot water is the deep cracks in the parvati valley. The rocks in these cracks are kept hot by the geo thermal energy and the water never cool down. The Langar in gurudwara Manikaran Sahib is also prepared by placing utensils in the springs.
Adventure sports In Manali
Manali provides some of the best adventure sports out there to the adventure seekers. One may experience some of the best thrill and adventure in these kind of activities.
One of the best river rafting facility is available in manali. Packages of rafting can cost around Rs500-2000 depending on inclusion of meals and accommodation. For adventure seekers this is one of the best sports available to check their bucket list.
What’s a better way to observe a city than a bird’s eye view? It is one of the best recreational adventure sport providing adrenaline and thrill on top of the best view one can ever think of. Paragliding in manali may cost from Rs600-1800. It can be done in solang, marhi and kangra valley. Duration of the flight will be around 20-45 minutes.
Zorbing is a sport of rolling downhill inside a silicon plastic ball. It can be done on gentle slopes of solang valley. This activity may cost around Rs350-500.
Zip lining is one of those adventures every thrill-seeking traveller should experience once . it is actually gliding on zip with an attached pully. It cost around Rs300-800 per person.
Skiing is a fun activity to do once reach a hill station covered with snow . it is a great experience slipping through cold winds on a snowy surface on a sunny day. In manali it may cost rs300+
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Hot air balloon in manali is one of the most unique experiences . it is comparatively new activity in the location but it is gaining its popularity as more and more tourists have started to enjoy this great activity. It may cost around Rs700-1000 per person.
Trekking is one of the most popular yet most satisfying activity amongst the tourists. Walking through woods crossing rivers climbing to the top of a cliff in a cold environment , what could be better and memorable experience than this? The treks in manali are on an average 4-8 km long. There quite a lot of good locations available in manali one can trek to.
- Lama dugh trek
- Beas kund trek
- Bhrigu lake trek
- Kangla pass trek
- Hamta pass trek
Camping is an activity involving an overnight stay in a shelter or tent in location like forest etc. in manali there are both riverside and forest camping packages available one may choose as desired. Whether it be a camp alongside the roaring beas or a bonfire in the woods both are available. A 2d/1n camp may cost around an average of Rs900-1500.
ATV Quad bike
The ATV rides are some of the best and thrilling activities available in manali . ATV ride in manali may cost around Rs 4000-7000
Best time to visit- although manali is a location that can be visited throughout the year but if you want to visit Rohtang then may to October is an ideal time. If you want experience the snowfall then best time would be January.
Ideal stay-4-6 Days