Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. There are many places to visit, which are situated by the side of the Beas river between the Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. It is also known as the “lover’s paradise” or “India’s honeymoon capital.” It is one of the most visited locations in the nation. From the stunning natural beauty delivering peace to the mind to the thrilling adventurous activities, Manali has it all. One will be captivated by the beauty of this place and will be left asking for more. There are many places you recommend visiting when you visit Manali that will make your trip unforgettable.

Places to Visit in Old Manali

Temples and Museums

Solang Valley in Manali

The most visited Places of Manali offers the most exciting and breathtaking landscapes and adventures, whether summers or winters. In summers, Solang valley turns into a paradise for the paragliders. In winters, it attracts skiing lovers because of its slopes and excellent 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 passes 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 trendy 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 travelling to Spiti and Leh every year. Rohtang pass only opens for a few months, 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 is 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 geothermal energy, and the water never cools 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 adventure seekers. One may experience some of the best thrill and adventure in these activities.

River rafting

One of the best river rafting facilities is available in Manali. Packages of rafting can cost around Rs500-2000 depending on the inclusion of meals and accommodation. It’s one of the best sports available to check their bucket list for adventure seekers.


What’s a better way to observe a city than a bird’s eye view? It is one of the best recreational adventure sports providing adrenaline and thrill on top of the best view one can ever think of. Paragliding in Manali may cost from Rs600-1800. You can do it in Solang, marhi and Kangra valley. The 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 the gentle slopes of Solang valley. This activity may cost around Rs350-500.

Zip lining

Ziplining is one of those adventures every thrill-seeking traveller should experience once. It is gliding on zipping with an attached pully. It costs around Rs300-800 per person.


Skiing is fun once you reach a hill station covered with snow. It is an excellent experience slipping through cold winds on a snowy surface on a sunny day. In manali it may cost rs300+

Hot Air Balloon Rides

A hot air balloon in Manali is one of the unique experiences. It is a comparatively new activity in the location, but it is gaining popularity as more and more tourists enjoy this great activity. It may cost around Rs700-1000 per person.

Trekking in Manali

Trekking is one of the most popular yet most satisfying activities amongst tourists. Walking through woods, crossing rivers, climbing to the top of a cliff in a cold environment, what could be a better and more memorable experience than this? The treks in Manali are on an average of 4-8 km long. There are many 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 in Manali

Camping involves an overnight stay in a shelter or tent in a location like a forest. In Manali, both riverside and forest camping packages are available as desired. Both are available in a camp alongside the roaring beas or a bonfire in the woods. 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 you can visit throughout the year if you want to visit Rohtang, then May to October is ideal. If you want to experience the snowfall, then the best time would be January.

Ideal stay-4-6 Days


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