Located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 2050m on the banks of Beas, Manali is one of the well-known
tourist places in India. One might commonly associate Manali as a typical “honeymoon” destination, but
in recent days, it has become more common for backpackers and solo travelers. Whether for an
adrenaline rush or a ride on the meandering roads, or simply for some peace among the mountains,
Manali has a lot to offer.
So, pack your bags and plan your trip to Manali today.
Read on to make the most out of your Manali story.
AIR- Nearest airport Bhuntur and Kullu
RAIL- Nearest station Jogindernagar, Ambala and Chandigarh
ROAD- Manali is well connected by road. Car, bus, bike, you pick.
Recommended – Book a seat on the HIMACHAL PRADESH STATE BUS SERVICE
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Three main seasons to visit Manali-
December to March
Why winter- Snow Sports
March to June
Why Summer – Relief from the heat
July to November
Why Monsoon – Cheap stay and less crowd
Places to visit –
1. HIDIMBA DEVI TEMPLE
3 Km from the city, visit this spiritual place and then spend the evening in the city.
Old Manali is a lit hangout place with a lot of cafes. Mall road is famous for shopping and
eateries. A lot of stay options on the mall road. Evenings are best spent here at this bustling street
by the banks of Beas river.
2. VASHISHT TEMPLE
2 km from Manali, this is where you get to see one of the hot water springs in Himachal
Pradesh. The Vashisth Kund is located inside the temple, where the devotees can take a holy dip
in the hot water.
3 Km from this temple, a trek to Jogini Waterfall can be done. After light walking of 0 minutes,
one can reach this waterfall.
3. WHITE WATER RAFTING IN BEAS
This will take a day. The river rafting is of 2 hours at Bhuntur.
4. ROHTANG PASS
4000 m altitude and a mesmerizing view of snow-clad mountains and the glaciers.
Rohtang pass may be closed due to heavy snowfall in the winters.
Don’t be disappointed if the pass is closed, as you can visit the GULABA village for a similar
Also trek to Bhrigu lake, which is a beautiful place on the east of Rohtang Pass
5. SOLANG VALLEY
13 Kms from Manali, Solang is the hub of adventure sports
Winter adventure sports
6. NAGGAR CASTLE
Earlier a royal castle, it is now a resort and restaurant by the government. But, it is still nice to
see the castle, entirely made of stone and wood.
Also, visit the Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and Museum.
7. KASOL AND MANIKARAN
Kasol- Home to coniferous forests and streams, it makes for a photogenic place. Do try out
coconut cookies from the German Bakery.
5 Kms from Kasol is MANIKARAN, a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Sikhs. You can see
Parvathi river in full flow and there is also a hot spring here.
You can also do a refreshing Kheerganga trek.
8. THE GREAT HIMALAYAN NATIONAL PARK
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this trek will show you alpine flora and fauna. Furthermore, do enjoy the picturesque route to these places. A small stream, a pine tree, a winding road can give you a photo, your friends will be jealous of. Make the most of your stay. That’s what travel is!