Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding.

Himvalley

Himvalley amusement park is one of the surging tourist attractions in the pristine hill station of Manali. The Him Valley Amusement Park is one of the first amusement and cultural park placed at a height of about 7000 ft above sea level. The park has been brilliantly designed to attract the various types of visitors to this place. and Himvalley occupies the place of one of the best amusement center for the tourists. It is best Place to visit and one of my favourite destination to go with friends and family. One of the most unique highlights of this amusement park is that you can enjoy the different rides of the park while enjoying the breath-taking view of the snow covered hills. You will love hiking and prefer to go in summer best time to capture beautiful scene scenaries. With lots of attractions, including different types of rides,dances,magic activities and food restaurant also available.So don't miss the chance to visit Himvalley.

Solang Valley

Solang Nala (Valley) derives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nullah (water stream). It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Vally in Himachal Pradesh India 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sport’s most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and Zorbing.Giant slopes of lawn comprise Solang Valley and provide its reputation as a popular ski resort. A few ski agencies offering courses and equipment reside here and operate only during winters.Snow melts during the summer months starting May and skiing is then replaced by zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 meter hill), paragliding, parachuting and horse riding. A Himalaya Ropeway was recently opened. Going to the summit can be possible by ATVs, Ropeway or Climbing (Trekking)Canadian Store is also there to purchase good quality imported products for daily use. Products range from Adventure - Camping Trekking to Lifestyle Products.

Rohtang pass

When planning a trip to Manali, a day off to the vista point of Rohtang is the ultimate and almost essential attraction of the itinerary. Located at a distance of just 51 kilometres from the main town, Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. The pass is located at a massive height of 3978 metres, the way up the hills is a treat to the eyes. As the vehicle climbs higher on the Manali- Keylong road, the beauty of the landscape around will leave you awestruck. A peculiar fact behind the name of the place is that it was named so because a number of people working in CBRE died whilst trying to cross this treacherous stretch. Owing to its splendid natural beauty, Rohtang Pass is a favourite among the community of film directors. Many blockbusters ranging from 'Jab We Met' to 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' have been shot here.

Vashisht Hot Water Springs & Temple

About 3km from Manali is a beautiful natural wonder called Vashisht hot water springs, these are sulphur springs which spout hot water all year long and are said to have medicinal properties. It is believed that the water can cure a number of skin infection and diseases including eczema, psoriasis and others. Of course, you need not be worried about safety as there are separate baths for both men and women. Well decorated, they are fitted with Turkish style showers so that you can regulate the flow of hot and cold water.There are also a number of ancient temples in the vicinity which make it one of the must places to visit in Manali. Indulging in a dip with the gorgeous Himalayas on the backdrop is surely an unforgettable experience.

 

Skiing in Manali

A major tourist spot of North India, Manali is known for its excellent skiing conditions with skiing enthusiasts visiting from all over the country.The undulating slopes of Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass offers a perfect terrain for amateurs to learn their first move while a an ideal grounds for professionals. So, if you are an adventure lover, leave yourself in the hands of your professional trainers to feel the thrill of skiing in the picturesque setting of Manali.

Kullu

A trip to Kullu is almost synonymous to a visit to Manali, and both are almost always covered by tourists in a single trip. From some of the most festive temples such as the Raghunath temple to ancient temples with legends around them, such as the Bijli Mahadev Temple, the temples in Kullu are both significant centers of religion and spirituality as well as are located amongst some of the best sceneries and hills of the town.
Another popular attraction here is the Pandoh Dam which offers quite a spectacular view to it visitors. Other than this, just like Manali, one can enjoy a number of activities in Kullu. These include trekking, river rafting, mountaineering,. river rafting, trekking, mountaineering and even trout fishing. Kullu is also used as the base town to reach Manikaran, Malana, Bhunter and Rohtang Pass.

Nehru Kund

Nehru Kund gets its name from the first Prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru who is said to have had water from the natural spring, when he used to stay in Manali. One still finds here some cold and pristine water running here and a breath-taking scenery of mountains and valleys all around.

Hadimba Temple

A temple dedicated to the mythical demon goddess Hidimba, the wife of Bhima from the Mahabharata, this temple is amongst the top draws for tourists in Manali. The temple was constructed in 1553 and is one of the most famous places to visit in Manali.The wood and stonework are reminiscent of the Japanese pagodas as well as the Indian style of temple architecture.The most beautiful facet of this temple is that it is covered by Cedar forests at its foothills and is built on a large rock top that juts out through the ground.The temple has stunningly carved wooden doors and 24 metres tall Shikhar at its height. The temple also has a sinister past though, as it is believed that in the past, religious practitioners would tie the hands of sinners by the rope and swing them against the rock. About seventy metres away from the temple lies another monument, which is built in honour of the child of Bhima and Hadimba, Ghatotkacha.

The Great Himalayan National Park

This Park spread over 452 sq. mi is located at a distance of 70 km from Manali town and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The altitude in this park ranges from as low as 1,800 m to as high as 5,800 m. It is home to some of the threatened fauna species and claims some of the most scenic natural settings in the Himalayas. However, popular among Indian and foreign tourists, this region has been resolved to be left “Roadless” to avoid undue human interference, which is the reason why you can find nature in the unadulterated form here.An ideal, quiet place for nature and adventure enthusiasts, this place laced with alpine meadows, riverine forests and snow-capped mountain peaks is definitely among the most beautiful places to see in Manali and this is also one of the best places to go Camping in Manali.

Manu Temple

This historical Hindu temple, dedicated to Sage Manu, is a place of great religious significance to Hindus. There are many interesting folktales associated with the establishment of this temple which you can learn about when you visit this place.All around the year, pilgrims and tourists in great numbers flock into this temple located in Old Manali. This is a must-visit place, not only because of its religious significance but also because of its ancient, beautiful architecture and wooden carving.Moreover, the views of tall hills blanketed with lush green forests this temple offers make spectators gasp for breath. The serene atmosphere of this place is soul-pleasing. Visit this place during your trip to Manali for an otherworldly experience.

Pandoh Dam

About 6km from the town of Pandoh is the stunning Sight of the Pandoh Dam which provides a sight for the sore eyes. This is one of the best places to visit in Manali if you are looking to spend time in a virgin, unexplored place.  The dam is built over the Beas River and lies in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a part of the hydroelectric energy generation project of India. The dam is surrounded by tall pine trees and the verdant green hills of the Himalayas. Although swimming and water activities are banned in the catchment areas, you can still enjoy the greenery and scenic beauty around the dam. The dam can be easily reached by road as a rough road leads right up to the dam. However, prior permission from authorities is required to visit the dam.The place is ideal for weekend treks, picnics, and a day outing. There is also a small island in the middle of the lake which is perfect for just relaxing with the sight of cool water all around you! The dam is especially suited for the click-happy photo lovers out there who want to catch a sight of nature in all its glory. The sight of the blue and green water reservoir surely makes up for some great shots.

Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provides rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Kasol

Sitting quietly in the Parvati valley between the hill stations of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol is an ideal getaway that provides stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. Easily reached by road from the town of Manali, it attracts visitors from the world over to appreciate its distinct, untouched beauty once they are done with the clamour of places to see in Manali. The quiet surroundings, low population and a relatively moderate climate throughout the year, bring backpackers to Kasol year after year. The hippie vibe of the village is so strong that there are tiny settlements which welcome backpackers to set up camps here, any time of the year. It is also the start point of various treks such as Sarpass,Pin Parvati and Khirganga. The pretty coniferous forests, cheerful, happy streams and a happy cultural vibe, all of them contribute to making Kasol a top draw for tourists all over the world!

Bhrigu Lake

Also known as the ‘Pool of Gods’, Bhrigu Lake is a majestic an picturesque water body that is located at a distance of about 43km from the town of Manali. Each year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who come here to appreciate the serene, crystal clear blue pools of the lake as a part of their itinerary to visit Manali tourist places. Rising to a height of about 14,100ft it is located on the eastern courses of the Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley, it makes up for being a perfect weekend outing on your next trip to Manali. The lake is bordered by snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides and is a moderate to difficult trekking escapade.  Also nearby is the Nehru Kund, which is a natural water spring that is fed by the waters of the Bhrigu Lake and is truly picturesque. The Trekking Route to Bhrigu Lake starts either at the village of Gulaba or Vasishth Temple, either ways it perches you up at a height of almost 14000ft right on the second day, making it one of the most captivating treks of the Pir Panjal Ranges.  Locals of the village believe that this lake has been blessed by the sages and Gods which is why, it never freezes over completely even in the times of harsh winters.

Gulaba

This scenic village in Himachal Pradesh is named after Raja Gulab Singh who camped here when he was invading China. The major attraction of this place is snow that can be seen here all the year. However, parts of this village turn green during summers which add a different sort of charm. Gulaba can easily be put on the list of the most picturesque places in Himachal Pradesh. Since this region receives heavy snowfall, it has developed as a popular hub for those who lust after snow adventure sports. Located in Pir Panjal Range at a height of 4300 m, Gulaba is definitely a popular one among Manali tourist places, of course owing to its beautiful, dreamy landscape and the options available for adventure enthusiasts here like skiing and paragliding.

Beas River

The Beas river which is also known as Vipasha in Sanskrit is one of the most important and holy rivers that flows through the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Carrying with it years of history, legends and folklore, it is one of the longest rivers in the northern provinces of India flowing for a total of 470km in its entire course and length.  At Manali, the river passes through dense, evergreen forests of pine, deodar and birch as well snowy mountains of the lower Himalayas. It is a water body that flows all year round and provides drinking and usable water to residents of Kullu and Manali.It attracts tourists, adventurists and pilgrims from all over the world to its awe-inspiring flows and provides a stunning backdrop for all your Himalayan adventures.

Manikaran

80 km from Manali, located in the Parvati valley, this place is popular for its hot water springs and is frequented by visitors due to the famous Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib that is located here. Besides, Manikaran also houses the famous temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Rama that attract pilgrims from different parts of the country. This is a place of religious significance for Hindus and has a few tales associated with it. The serenity and the scenic beauty that Parvati River adds to this place makes this an important one among Manali tourist places. There are also various beautiful places in the vicinity of Manikaran that are worth a visit. Moreover, easy trekking options available in this region make Manikaran a hotspot for adventure-lovers as well.

Kothi

Located at the foothills of Rohtang Pass, Kothi is a small village with extraordinarily beautiful scenery that makes it easily one of the best places in Manali. The picturesqueness of this village is made up of elements like its green meadows, the blue water of the Beas River that flows across it, and the white, snow-covered mountains standing tall beside it. Due to the exceptional beauty of this village, it has been featured in many Bollywood movies. This village has also hosted several great poets and painters and inspired them to enhance their artistry. Kothi is also popular for its geothermal springs. It is an ideal location to come and relax at while admiring the image of God that he turned into reality in the form of Kothi.

Club House

The Club House is also one of the tourist places in Manali for adventure activities and indoor games. Located adjacent to the Manalsu Nallah, it has been constructed in the British style of architecture and is managed by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC). The in-house restaurant serves a lot of delicious dishes and snacks.

Paragliding in Manali

Put your life in the hands of your experienced trainer/instructor and take a leap of faith for pure ecstasy in Manali.Considered as a most popular hub for outdoor and other recreational activities, paragliding in Manali is a memorable experience. Starting with a basic training course, the operators are well organized, competent and trustworthy. The surrounding valley is breath taking and the view you will get during your flying session of 5-45 minutes, depending upon the package you opt for, is simply beautiful.

Skiing in Manali

A major tourist spot of North India, Manali is known for its excellent skiing conditions with skiing enthusiasts visiting from all over the country.The undulating slopes of Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass offers a perfect terrain for amateurs to learn their first move while a an ideal grounds for professionals. So, if you are an adventure lover, leave yourself in the hands of your professional trainers to feel the thrill of skiing in the picturesque setting of Manali.

Rock climbing

Manali is one of the best places for rock climbing. Give those tired muscles a push and enjoy the adrenalin rush.Rock climbing involves climbing a slab of rock with the use of a rope and harness.

Mall Road

The Mall Road is the throbbing nerve street of Manali, and is lined with plenty of hotels, eateries and shopping opportunities. That explains the top three things you can do around here - sleep, eat and shop. Buzzing with activity throughout the day, especially during the peak summer season, this is the perfect place to begin exploring Manali, as your hotel is most likely to be around the corner.
Ranging from trinkets like key chains and keepsakes to the extortionately priced pashmina shawls, the Mall Road in Manali is the answer to all your shopping needs.

Bajeshwar Mahadev Temple

Bajeshwar Mahadev Temple is famous for its complex stone carvings. This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple houses a large ‘Yoni Lingam’ idol represting Lord Shiva and his wife Goddes Parvati.It is considered to be the largest stone temple in Kullu Valley. We can also see the idols of other deities like Lord Vishnu, Ganesha, Durga, and Laxmi are housed inside the temple and the Ganesha idol is placed in a three sided shrine outside the temple. Kullu is called Silver Valley because it has over 20 stone temples. The Bajaura Temple of Lord Shiva or Basheshwar Mahadev Temple is the largest and most popular of them.