Top 15 things to do in Manali

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Experience The Paragliding

Paragliding In manali

When it comes to things to do in Manali, Paragliding is always on the top. Paragliding is loved by everyone who looks for adventure. If you are in Manali or you are planning a trip to Manali then do visit the Solang Valley. It is a place of wanderlust with all exciting adventurous sports activities. One who wants to conquer his or her inner fear Solang Valley is a place where you can overcome all those. Here are things to do in Manali.

Rain is always an obstacle there. The pleasant time to visit is from January to May and October to December.

And don’t forget to wear an extra jacket, because it’s freezing out there.

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Highlights: In Solang Valley, you can also do

  • Zorbing
  • Camping 
  • Quad Biking
  • Snowmobiling 
  • Skiing 
  • Solang Ropeway 

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Visiting Hidimba Devi's Temple

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Hidimba Devi Temple is also known as Dhungari Temple. Hidimba Devi was Bhima’s wife, a very well known figure of the epic Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest known as Dhungiri Van Vihar situated at the foot of the Himalayas.  

The location of this Temple is calm and peaceful. Perfect place to rest mind and soul in the laps of mother nature. 

History says that this is where Hidimba Devi used to meditate and people of Manali worship her as a deity during Navaratri. 

If you are in Manali do visit this Temple. 

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Rafting

Among all the awesome things to do in Manali River Rafting is one of the most loved adventure sport. Going down along river Beas with the cascading flow of water with spectacular views on both sides along with the river rafting camps. Where you can find adventures people like you.

You will be Experiencing a thrilling sports adventure while racing along with wild water. 

Manali is truly one of the most favorite tourist destinations and for those who love to explore nature. things to do in Manali

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Rohtang Pass

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A snow point of Manali that offers activities like Paragliding, Skiing, and Cable Car. Camping also can be done here on this landscape surrounded by a white snow sheet. The place sure draws the attention of the tourist.

Rohtang pass is open from May to November. The place is a very unpredictable area. 

Why?

Because of the Snowstorm and blizzards which makes it dangerous while heading towards Rohtang. Passes are available online by the government with some limitations.

Elevated 3,978 m (13,051 ft) which makes this place one of the most sensational destinations in Manali. 

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Highlights:

  • Nehru Kund
  • Gulaba Visit
  • Marhi Pie Stop
  • Kothi
  • Beas River,
  • Landscape with many picturesque views.

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Must Explore Old Manali

Old Manali is a perfect place to unpack for the low budget travelers. This charming little place is popular for some simple attractions and convenience options.

You can chill out with your partners on the riverside cafes and restaurants which serve a luscious type of food, set in a homey atmosphere with music and entertainment.

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Trekking at Bhrigu Lake

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Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas this beautiful lake gathers a lot of attention from the tourist to come and trek. Elevation of 4,300 m above which makes the Bhrigu lake the perfect place for trekking.

So how did this lake got its name? Legend has it that a sage name Rishi Bhirgu used to meditate near the lake hence since then this lake rendered sacred. The water in the lake never freezes completely.  

Best time to visit: It will be best for you to visit during the daytime which will take you around 1-2 hours depending upon your speed.

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The location is in Manali, Kullu district. You will find other tourists in this place where you can join them. However, due to the high altitude, it will take a lot of time to cover.

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Visiting Vashist Temple

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The temple is dedicated tot he sage Vashisht. It is a popular tourist place. He was known as Guru Vashisht as he was the sole guru and teacher of Rama and Laxmana. The village was named after him. 

The temple is about 4000 years old which makes this temple special and a reason for tourist attraction.

The major reason for this place is the hot spring water. People believe that the spring water has a medical value that cures many illnesses. And also you can find many resorts nearby to stay and enjoy Manali. 

Best time to visit: Temple is open every day, you can visit the temple from 7 am to 9 pm. For a bath, the place is open from 7 am to 1 pm and then from 2 pm to 9 pm.

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Vashist village in Manali Kullu district. 3.5 km from the Manali bus station.

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Visiting Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

Manali wildlife sanctuary is a very popular place for its yak ride. The place is covered with rich flora and fauna. You can also find different types of species of reptiles, birds, and mammals. It is also a perfect hangout location for camping and trekking with your friends and family.

Highlights: Famous for sightseeing of the various flora and fauna and bird watching.

If you are an animal and nature lover, then this a place you must visit. 

Timings: 09:00 Am to 06:00 Pm

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09

Exploring Van Vihar Park

Manali offers so many places to visit which will probably make you tired but you will never run out of excitement.

Visiting Van Vihar is one of the interesting places to visit in Manali. The park is beautiful with tall deodar trees and greenish with the river Beas running along on the side that offers boating. This well-maintained park is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places to visit in Manali.

This garden cum park gives a calmness and peace to our mind with the refreshing fresh air to breathe. Man-made lakes capture the tourist attention especially the kids. 

The entry fee is 30 Rs with 15 minutes of boating for kids.

Highlights: Land with various photo options in nature’s lap and best for kids.

Timings: During Summer Time 08:00 am to 07:00 pm and during Wintertime  08:00 am to 05:00 pm

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Solang Valley Rope Way Ride

Solang Valley is a town of adventure. Fun activities like paragliding, bungee jumping, and horse riding, and many more. So many options that you won’t be able to cover it n a whole day.

The ropeway ride is like a cable car ride that will take 10 minutes of your time. Tickets are booked on the spot itself. Once you are on your ride you will have an aerial view of the surrounding. It will definitely maze you.

This is very popular among both kids and adults, who love to take a look at the beautiful surroundings as they ride the car. 

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Hikking to Beas Kund

Hey, you all trek lovers, If you are in Manali then you should begin your trekking first with Beas Kund Trekking. It brings you closer to nature walking side by side with the river Beas. You will have an ideal trekking experience.

So ready your bag pack and roll.

Best time to visit: It will be a bad option to trek in the rainy season. Avoid the monsoon month and go trek in every other month you like. 

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Hampta Pass Trek

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Hampta Pass is one of the decent trekking places in Manali. The place is famous for its green plains, beautiful views, and deep nature beauty. Elevated 14000 ft above, so trekking can be scheduled for 3 to 5 days. 

Avoid the rainy season and throughout the year can enjoy trekking to Hampta Pass.

The starting point is the thick forests, entering to the dense green valley, then the barren land with animals, moon lake vista, then crossing grand Pir Panjal, where your trek gets complete. 

Highlights: Amazing place for photography. 

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Manali to Chika via Jobra.

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Chandra Taal Lake Trek

Chandra Taal Lake means (Lake of the Moon) because of its crescent shape the lake got its name. It is located in Spiti Valley, and it is very much popular among trekkers and hikers. 

Trek is bliss for a beginner although it’s a bit challenging too. The hikers and trekkers should pass through Chandrabhaga and Moulkila, a two-high mountain range. 

The Best time to visit: Is from Mid October as the snow seasons begin. The days are sunny and warm and the nights are damn cold. So don’t forget your extra blankets. 

Highlights: Mesmerizing Lake of Moon, Awesome place for camping and beautiful valleys. 

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Deo Tibba Base Camp Trekking

It is one of the awesome treks in Manali. Offering ravishing scenery blue lake, plains, forest with tall trees, and clear waterfalls. It is mostly preferred to visit in the month of June to October. 

This will provide you one of the best trekking adventures offered by the Kullu-Manali. Elevated 14700 ft above, means trekking can be completed within 5 to 6 days as you have to cover 35 to 40 Km. On your journey, you will encounter with different species of flora and fauna and a stunning view of the surrounding. 

Highlights: Tourists can enjoy the scenic view of snow-crown peaks of Deo Tibba (6001 mt) and also Indrasan (6220 mt). And also the mountain extends from Bara Bangal to the Dhauladhar extends to Deo Tibba mountain and Hanuman Tibba Peak.

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Khanol, It takes 1.5 hours on taxi from manali.

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Prashar Lake Trakking

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Prashar Lake Trek is one of the most adventurous trails in Himachal. A bowl-shaped valley in Dhauladhar range hills and trekking through a wild thick forest and mountain views covered with snow. With every morning sunlight on the white sheet is bliss to our eyes.  

This trail is considered to be one of the most adventurous trekking activities in Manali. 

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