Manali in Himachal Pradesh is love! Showered with love and lots of greenery by nature, living in Manali or visiting this place is a dream of every individual living in India or other countries.
Reaching Manali is quite easy. You can easily hire a cab or board a bus from Delhi or Chandigarh to visit the place. Apart from Manali, you can also explore other places such as Shimla, Kullu, Bhuntar and more.
Beautiful Places to Visit in Manali
1. Rohtang Pass:
Explaining the beauty of Rohtang Pass in words would be an unfair thing to do! Located at an altitude of 3,978 meters above the sea, the view of Rohtang Pass will keep on attracting you to Manali in your entire life journey if you visit there for once.
Rohtang Pass is a must visit place if you want to click mesmerising pictures of the snowy roads, high mountains, and mother nature. The best time when you should explore Rohtang Pass is in the summer season because in winters it is heavily covered with snow, and it is risky to visit there.
At Rohtang Pass you can do various adventures like:
- Jeep Safari
- Walking on the snowy road
2. Hadimba Temple:
The name of Pandav Bhima’s wife was Hadimba. Built in 1553, the Hadimba temple located in Manali is one of the most visited temples in India, which is covered with sky-touching trees, and you need to go in the middle of the forest to take a glimpse of this temple.
The temple is manufactured using the wood as the main appliance, and it is believed that whatever you ask for, you can get it fulfilled from here. It takes around 1 to 2 hours to explore this temple, and locations nearby. You can visit here in the summer season.
3. Solang Valley:
There is a reason why travellers can’t refrain themselves from visiting Manali every now & then. Solang Valley is one of those reasons, and a major attraction located in the Himalayan ranges. Though it is a valley just like others, you feel to be in another world when you step there because of the beauty it holds.
The Solang Valley is also known as the “snow point”, and you can experience multiple adventures such as zorbing, skiing, paragliding, horse riding, and more. Visiting solang valley in the winter season is highly recommended if you want to see live snow fall.
4. Beas River:
Originating straight from the Himalayan ranges to floating in Sutlej river in Punjab, spending time on the bank of Beas River is like spending time in heaven.
In summer or in winters, you can visit Beas River with friends, family or your soul mate. You can do river rafting, river crossing, and many more activities to create memories.
5. Great Himalayan National Park:
For exploring the Himalayan National Park, you need at least 3 to 4 hours. Awarded with the tag of UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors get to see the most amazing flowers, and the beauty of mother nature that they can capture in their cameras. A mini trek of 2-3 hours is the main attraction of this garden.
If you are one of those people who loves to walk on paths less explored or under-rated, then Kothi is the place for you. Surrounded by valleys, and hills, Kothi is the perfect destination for trekkers, hikers.
You get to see the beautiful greenery and the silence will wrap you in its arms to make you feel lively, and stress-free. This is one of those places where you can sit alone, and discover a lot about yourself.
Gulaba is a mini village that is located just a few kilometers away from Manali. You can go to the Gulaba village via Rohtang pass. When you are on your way, you will also cross the Manali-Leh highway.
Sneaking into a little bit history of this beautiful village, it was named after Raja Gulab Singh who was originally from Kashmir. Visitors explore this village in the summer season.
8. Tibetean Monasteries:
Representing the rich heritage, culture, religion and history of the Tibetan people, Tibetean Monasteries is a must visit location when you are in the city.
Grabbing the attention of thousands of tourists every year, you can gain knowledge about how Tibetean people live, what their beliefs are, and what traditions they are following since an era. Exploring this place is best for those people who love to listen to historical stories from different localities.
9. Bhrigu Lake:
Bhrigu Lake is located in Kullu not Manali. To reach the lake you can trek from the Gulaba village, there is no other way to reach there. Once you reach there, you can spend 1 to 2 hours by enjoying the view with some hot snacks and friends.
10. Sultanpur Palace:
Giving the vibe of royals & luxuries, the Sultanpur Palace offers a view to the paintings that represents the different styles and patterns of the Pahari people.
The paintings speaks about the rural lifestyle that people used to follow, and till now they have been committed to all their traditions.
Exploring Manali is an easy-to-go thing and can be done easily under 30 to 20K depending upon for how many days you are going. If you are specially visiting for trekking then you need to spend around 10K INR but again you must decide your budget according to the total number of days you are going to spend in the mountains.
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