Looking for an escape in the breathtaking Himalayas? Manali - a popular hill station nestled in Himachal Pradesh, is perfect for you. From adrenaline pumping activities and beautiful temples to picturesque vistas and toothsome cuisines, Manali is an absolute delight in every sense. Your flight tickets are what you need to experience your best holiday.
Best time to visit:
December to May
Indulge in snow activities like skiing and sledding.
April to June
Enjoy trekking, paragliding and river rafting or lose yourself in the scenic charm of the flora which adorns this paradise.
Must-See , Must- Do
A holiday to Manali is incomplete without these popular experiences:
1. Rohtang Pass
A must-visit site from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks, it is also a photographer’s delight.
2. Hadimba Temple
Visit this ancient cave temple which is dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, a character from Mahābhārata and travel back in time.
3. Vashist Hot Water Springs
Indulge in a bath at the Vashist Hot Water Springs and benefit from its medicinal properties.
4. Solang Valley
If you’re the one who loves paragliding or snorkelling, then Solang Valley is the place for you. When you’re here, try the ski lift and enjoy the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains.
5. Rahala Waterfalls
Don’t forget to witness the lovely Rahala Waterfalls which is also popular for trekking and climbing.
6. The Manali Gompa
Visit Manali Gompa and be amazed by the large statue of Buddha and the beautiful wall paintings.
7. Manu Temple
When you’re in Old Manali, do remember to visit the Manu Temple which is dedicated to sage Manu.
For the connoisseurs of art, a visit to Naggar will be rewarding. Here, you can explore the Castle and Art gallery.
9. Krishna Temple at Thava
After visiting the Naggar Castle, you can trek for half an hour whilst enjoying the pine forests and feel peace as your eyes fall on the amazing Krishna Temple.
For the adventure enthusiasts, you can go for the Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek, Hampta Pass Trek or Friendship peak Trekking. You can also opt for the Himalayan Caravan Adventure and indulge in trekking, rock climbing, white water rafting, paragliding, skiing and snowboarding.
1. Manali market:
Head to the Manali market and treat your senses to yummy chaat and international cuisines. Hit the mall road and satiate your hunger at the dhabas or the fancy restaurants.
2. Old Manali
Do try the Trout fish or Shakshuka in Old Manali for a gastronomic delight.
Go on a shopping spree and fill your shopping bags with Sparu blanket (Chingu blanket), pull overs, sweaters and shawls.
If this complete manali guide excites you, take a look at our Manali packages to experience it first hand.
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur