Manali Travel Guide.

Snow covered mountains, breathtaking sceneries and pine-wood forests are some of the many wonderful things that you will witness in Manali.

Manali is situated at the northern most part of the Kullu valley and is at an elevation of 6020 feet.

This small hill station in Himachal Pradesh hosts a fleet of tourists in the summer season who find themselves in the bed of Himalayas to escape the scorching city heat and pollution.

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We’ve listed out a few places to visit in and around Manali for a memorable trip –

1.) Hidamba Temple – Named after the wife of Bheema (one of the Pandavas), it is also often called as the Dhoongri temple as it is surrounded with Dhoongri trees. The most idle time to visit this temple is around May when there is a 3 day Hidamab festival organised by the local worshippers to honour ‘Hidamba Devi’. The temple is open  on all days of the week between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. There is a small market nearby from where you can buy warm and beautiful Himachali Shawls for winter use.

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2.) Chandrakhani Pass – A few picturesque passes and ahill top view is the prime reason why tourists rush to Manali each summer. Chndrakhani is another such pass in the Pin Parbati range which connects the Malana and Kullu village. It is situated 3600 metres above sea level and is the perfect place to go trekking with your clan!

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3.) Buddhist Monasteries – A major portion of the Manali population is Tibetian in origin, hence there are a number of monasteries established here. The two most prominent and beautiful of them are – Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa and Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa. These monasteries celebrate nature in its most organic form and the ambience is suited to calm your body, mind and spirit. You can visit any of these monasteries at any time and practice meditation as you like.

Tibetan Monasteries in Manali, Buddhist Monasteries in Manali:

4.) Rohtang Pass – The most well known and frequently visited tourist destination in Manali is the Rohtang Pass which is situated on the highway to Leh. Often tourists flock here around May to partake in a number of adventure sports which includes snow scooter, skiing and hiking. Isn’t that exciting enough to book your tickets already?

The pass remains closed throughout winters but is open for sight seeing from June – October which is the best time to soak in the intoxicating vibe of this place.

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5.) Parvati Valley – This place marks the essence of the hippy trial in India. Parvati Valley is rather famous or infamous for its mild narcotics amongst foreign tourists. The hot springs and water falls at the confluence of Parvati River and Beas are not to be missed. Be careful as being in water for too long may cause nausea due to the presence of sulphur.

Parvati valley.:

6.) Solang Valley – Covered with snow capped mountains, Solang Valley is only 13 kms away from Manali. With the perfect slope for skiing, this place turns into a paradise in the month of December – January for all those who love skiing. During summers when the ice has melted, Solang Valley becomes a hub for many adventure activities like – parachuting, paragliding and horse riding.

Solang Valley - Vacation in Manali:

7.) Beas Kund – The origin point of River Beas, Beas Kund is considered holy by many devout Hindus.

Beas Kund is also known for its rocky terrain which provides an excellent set up for camping or trekking around the region.

Beas Kund Trek:
An idle day for trekking at Beas Kund

It is also the starting point of many nearby peaks such as Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar and Ladhaki.

8.) Naggar Village – A short ride from Manali alongside the banks of River Beas, Naggar Village is the epitome of untouched beauty. It offers a still view of the Beas Valley and many pinewood trees along with it.

The famous Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery showcases the work of local Himalayan artists and is one of the village highlights.

Amazing Views of Kullu Valley from Naggar Castle on a Hill-Top:
Naggar castle

So if you’re planning to spend some time in Manali, make sure you cover all these important tourist destinations and also the ones which are not so tourist-y! 😉

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