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  • Adventure sports in Manali include activities like Camping, Trekking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Quad biking, Zorbing, Ziplining, Biking, Rappelling, Paragliding, and many more.

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    Manali is situated amidst the frosty hilltops of Himalayas, with ravishing sights, delightful cuisine, and a sanctuary and interspersed local markets throughout the town.. But did you know that Manali is a getaway destination for those seeking thrilling sports as well? Skiing is, in fact, one of the most popular adventures in Manali. 

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    Due to its rocky terrain and mountainous region, activities like trekking, hiking, biking, and rock climbing have become current venturesome activities. Due to the various streams of rivers, river rafting and white water rafting have also popularized in the repertoire of adventurous activities in Manali.

  • Must Do Adventure Sports in Manali

  • 01Rafting

    Rafting

    River rafting is one of the most awe-inspiring adventures in Manali that can be done throughout the year. However, the best time for river rafting in all its glory is April to June and October to March. The rivers are fresh and rapid, flowing with unobstructed connectivity.

    There are two types of packages for rafting – Short River Rafting that goes up to 7km and Long River Rafting for 14 km. There are various classifications of the rapid flow of current – Grade I, Grade II, Grade III and Grade IV.

    Places, where you can experience river rafting and white water rafting are: 

    - River Beas
    - Tattapani

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  • 02Camping

    Camping
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    How does spending the day trekking and the crisp chill night sipping on hot cocoa sound? Not only this, you can gaze at the millions of stars twinkling over you with nothing but hills surrounding you. This mesmerizing adventurous activities in Manali is camping.

    There are many organizations with camping packages that take you to wondrous sites and take care of your meals and accommodation, in this case, tents. Some of these packages contain elaborate adventurous activities in Manali, like trekking, paragliding, etc. 

    Places where you can have a memorable camping experience are:

    - Sethan
    - Solang Valley
    - Bhuntar

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    camping in Manali.
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  • 03Trekking

    Trekking
    One of the robust adventures in Manali is trekking. On to the snowy mountains of the Himalayas or interspersed rocky terrains, treks are a thrilling getaway for those seeking solidarity and seclusion. Not only this, but many groups of friends or those looking for cultural exposure often resort to this adventurous activity in Manali.

    The dense forests, streams of rivers, and sacred temples make for a picturesque getaway. Several cave temples also fall on the way or are the destination for devotees seeking spirituality.

    Places where you can have a venturesome trekking experience are:

    - Kheerganga Trek, Kasol
    - Tosh Valley Trek
    - Chandrashila Trek
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  • 04Paragliding

    Paragliding

    If you ever wanted to fly sky high, then paragliding is what you are looking for. It is a popular adventure sport in Manali due to its location. It is planted on hills as high as 2000 meters above the sea level. The wind conditions are idea most of the time, and approachability to the sport is easier as there are various operators serving the cause.

    However, the best time to paraglide in Manali is from April – June when the temperature varies from 10 – 25 degrees Celsius.

    Places, where you can have the best paragliding experience, include:

    - Solang Valley
    - Parvati Valley

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  • 05Skiing

    Skiing
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    Skiing has gained popularity as an adventure sport in Manali due to the snowy Himalayan Mountains. Even though the cold continues after January, the best time to experience skiing in Manali is in December and January. Post this time; skiing persists depending upon the snowfall. It comes to a halt after April.

    However, you must keep in mind to carry a lot of warm coats and medicines for cold and flu. You might also want to get a health check-up for altitude sickness before taking upon this sport.

    Places where you can have the most illuminating skiing adventure include:

    - Rohtang Pass
    - Solang Valley
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    Mountains call for adventure in the many trails that they possess. One such amazing adventure that you can try your hand at when in the hills of Manali is mountain biking. Cycling downhill through these brilliant and beautiful trails is sure going to be one of the best memories of your life, as you test your skills of negotiating through the tough terrain of Manali's hills.

    This tour provides you with the bikes and helmets, shows you the way and lets you enjoy the adventure on your own. As you will be passing through some of the most beautiful scenes in the region, do not forget to click some amazing pictures on the trail.

    About the Activity:
    - Arrive at the beginning point (Naggar) and get allotted your bikes. Get a seat in the vehicle that will transfer you to the beginning of the trail at 10 in morning.
    - Cycle downhill on a 15 km trail, experiencing beauty like nowhere else. Complete the trail and you will be taken back.
    - After submitting the bikes, the experience comes to an end.

    Height required- Minimum 5ft 2in.
    Special Requirement- Good physical fitness with excellent riding skills on muddy roads

    Min number of people required to book:- 2
  • 07Jeep Safari

    Jeep Safari
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    The expanse of lands around Manali is covered by a trending adventure in Manali - jeep safari. The safaris take you to nearby places like Leh, Ladakh, and Rumsu as you are enticed by the beauty and enchanted in the ride en route.

    Various operators have various prices depending on the place, time, and number of people who have signed up for the safari. Some prices are negotiable, but come up to an average of INR 2,500. So what are you waiting for!

    Places, where you can have an exquisite Jeep Safari experience, include:

    - Rumsu
    - Leh Ladakh
    - Chandratal

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  • 08Snowboarding

    Similar to skiing, snowboarding is yet another popular adventurous sport in Manali. It is different from skiing in the sense that it takes place from a higher and steeper mountain or hill, and you have but your feet to balance where you go.

    Skiing usually uses sticks to control the passage of your path, but snowboarding is physics wrapped up for an adventure. The best time to experience this adventure in Manali is from January to March.

    Places, where you can have a remarkable snowboarding experience, include:

    - Rohtang Pass
    - Solang Valley

  • 09Zorbing

    Zorbing
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    Zorbing is an adventurous sport in Manali and has been for a long time. In zorbing, a human-sized plastic ball is wrapped around you, and you are rolled downhill. From there, you bounce back up to the place of origin.

    It might sound unbalanced, but it has a safe trail and the various operators who have undertaken zorbing ensure the safety of its visitors. Another way to do zorbing is to be kept inside a human-size plastic ball that is made to float on water.

    Places, where you can have a dream-like zorbing experience, include:

    - Rohtang Pass
    - Solang Valley

    You can also have a look at our list of some of the
    best resorts of Manali for a comfortable & luxurious stay.
  • Other Adventure Sports in Manali

  • 10River Crossing

    River Crossing
    The river crossing is an exciting and popular adventurous activity in Manali. Due to the very many streams of water, small and large that are interspersed amidst the hills of Manali, river crossing is a common sport there.

    This is a very challenging sport activity as you have to cross the river while hanging from a rope. It is a comparatively cheaper sport and costs INR 350 per person.

    Places, where you can have a thrilling river crossing experience, include:

    - Van Vihar
    - Solang Valley
    - Morpheus Valley

    Bhang and Aleo are the
    places to visit in Manali where this adventure can be enjoyed. The activity can be enjoyed at any time of the year, except Monsoons.
  • 11Angling

    Angling
    The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation gives day licenses to angling. We offer angling trips in Haripur, Patlikhul, Raison with the accomplished guide, and angling hardware. In angling and calculating, one invests a recreation energy as well as take in a few tacts of getting a fish. Hooking a fish energizes the individual all things considered.

    A fishers' heaven. Himachal has a few spots for both trout and mahaseer - and also other fish.

    Acclaimed as the best game fish on the planet, both Brown and Rainbow Trout are to be found in Himachal's streams. Upstream of Rohru in the Pabbar valley, there are a few spots perfect for angling.

    On the waterway Giri, Gaura (30 km from Solan on the Rajgarh street) and the beat close Dadahu (5 km from Renuka Lake) and the stream Yamuna, downstream of Paonta Sahib are great spots for mahaseer. The waters of the Gobind Sagar close Bilaspur, likewise have an assortment of fish.

    Explore the perfect tour packages of Manali to make your trip a comfortable and enjoyable.
  • 12Ziplining

    Ziplining
    Ziplining is similar to river-crossing, except that it is done between hills. It is a booming and one of the most thrilling adventure sports in Manali. During ziplining, a rope is tied around your waist on one end and to a hook on the other, which is hooked onto a horizontal and slanting line of rope that will take you to the other end.

    Ziplining will definitely make your adrenaline go berserk! It is done from a height of approx 508 meters in Manali.

    Places, where you can have a wild ziplining experience, include:

    - Haripur
    - Solang Valley
  • 13Rock Climbing

    Rock Climbing
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    Rock climbing is dealt with as an essential phase of mountain climbing which incorporates climbing a stone face, utilizing just hands, feet and a wellbeing rope. Immaculate rock climbing territories in Manali are Aleo, Shuru and Kothi.

    The best a portion of rock moving in these territories is the accessibility of all stone elements like - chunks, dividers and shades. The region around Manali offers some astounding rock climbing spots.

    Some of our top choices are close Vashisht, the Solang Valley and the Manali Mountaineering Institute. You require no past rock climbing knowledge and top restricting or customary climbing can be sorted out, all custom-made to your capacity the neighbourhood choices for everybody from complete apprentices to some extremely energizing courses most appropriate for the progressed.

    Climbing boots are required however all other climbing hardware, a qualified teacher and transport from Manali and back are incorporated into our rates.
  • 14Snow Scooter

    Snow Scooter
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    The up and steaming snow scooters have gained popularity as one of the most thrilling adventures in Manali. The all-around snow of the hilly areas has made it easier to snow scooter rather than walk to different places. They can go up to 2 km.

    You can either get your own snow scooter or if you are sceptical about its safety (which you shouldn’t be), you can get an instructor along with you. It is a popular activity during the winter season.

    Places, where you can have a mind-boggling snow scooter experience, include:

    - Solang Valley
    - Rohtang Pass
  • 15Cable Car Ropeway

    Cable Car Ropeway
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    Cable Car Ropeways give a picturesque view of Manali from a height of over 2,000 meters. You can have a panoramic view of all the cityscapes, the mountains, and hills, forests, and streams that confluence underneath hills to form rapid flowing rivers.

    It is open throughout the year, so if you go during winters you can see a picturesque view of all the snowy surfaces, while in summers you can witness the streams flowing, and the thick and lush green forests.

    Places, where you can experience an exquisite view from a Cable Car Ropeway, include:

    - Solang Valley
    - Along the River Beas
  • 16Biking

    Biking
    Manali is amidst the dotty hills of the Himalayan region, steep and picturesque with white and snowy tops. But during autumn and summer, when the snow has receded in the lower regions, wildlife and cycle trails flourish.

    The mountainous region only makes cycling on it more robust and fun, thus making biking a common adventurous sport in Manali. Often called the biker’s paradise, Manali has various packages with biking as one of their activities, along with various other sports.

    Places, where you can have venturesome biking experience, include:

    - Umlingla Pass
    - Naggar
    - Solang Valley
  • 17Quad biking

    Quad biking
    Quad Biking is one of the most adventurous sports in Manali. You get to zoom past various terrains on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) or a quad bike into the brisk and dense forests of Manali. The trails vary in distance depending on your age and the amount of money you pay.

    There are trails between 1.5 km and 12 km. Your chosen operators will provide helmets and other mandatory gear to ensure your safety. So go ahead and venture!

    Places, where you can have a bonkers Quad Biking experience, include:

    - Kiwi Trail
    - Rocky River Trail
    - Alongside River Beas
  • 18Rappelling

    Rappelling
    Manali is the town for all mountainous sports like rock-climbing, trekking, and hiking. Another such related sport is rappelling. Rappelling is an activity in which you have to climb down a rock – broad and steep – with the help of a rope and a harness. This has gained popularity among those seeking an adrenaline rush.

    The best thing about this activity is that it can be done all year round, but the favorable climate is that of summers when the snow has melted, and the rocks aren’t slippery.

    Places, where you can have an exhilarating rappelling experience, include:

    - Solang Valley
    - Rohtang Valley
    - Alongside River Beas
  • 19Bungee Jumping

    Bungee Jumping
    Unfortunately, Manali is not the place for bungee jumping. There is but one hill, which might shut down any time now. It takes place in Bahang, a place about 5 km from Manali. As disappointing as that sounds, to compensate for its lack of sport, the town makes up in very many different ways.

    There are other adventurous activities in Manali, similar to the aforementioned ones. However, the best place in North India for bungee jumping is in Rishikesh, with the jump from a height of 80 meters.

    Places where you can have the best bungee jumping experiences include:

    - Bahang
  • 20Adventure Stay in Forest

    Adventure Stay in Forest
    If you are a camping enthusiast or love spending time in nature, then you will definitely vouch for what Manali has to offer when it comes to forests. The adventurous forest stay packages include tents, heaters, meals, and other thrilling activities like trekking, paragliding, river rafting, and rappelling.

    The cost of these stays depends on the duration of your sojourn, starting at INR 1,200. So, if you want to experience wildlife at a hand’s length, away from the cacophonous technology, then here it is that you should come.

    Places where you can seek solitude amidst wildlife and stay in forests include:

    - 18 Milestone
    - Forests of Kullu
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Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is quite famous among Ladakh travelers but the unpredictable avalanche and severe climatic conditions make it scary some times. Nonetheless, it had made adventure seekers’ tour of Ladakh mind-blowing. A high mountain pass at an elevation of 3978 meters above the sea level, Rohtang is just 51 km from Manali. It is a part of the proud Pir Panjal Range of the mighty Himalayas.

It acts as the connecting link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Being an ancient trade route, it was well maintained by the natives. The generic name of the pass suggests that either the pass was the oldest and the most used pass. With the increase of visitors every year, the fragile mountain ecology will be in threat, environmentalists worry.

But the exciting beauty of the mountain terrains seen from the top of the pass is indescribable and flamboyant. The Indian Government started building a tunnel which is 8.5 km long to bypass Rohtang pass in order to reduce the travel time and distance to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti and Leh.

The tunnel promises to reduce the distance by 50 km and the time by five hours between the south and north faces of Rohtang pass. Currently, the time taken to ascend and descend the pass itself is 5-6 hours.

Height:
 Rohtang Pass is located at an altitude of 3978 meters above the sea level in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.

Location:
 The pass is located about 51 kms away from Manali and you can reach the pass if you take Leh- Manali Highway.

Best time to visit: 
The pass will be open from the months of May to October as the snow starts melting and the paths will be cleared.

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Zingzing Bar

A quintessential location and a high altitude roadside bar is Zingzing situated on the road from Manali to Leh. Travelers come here to refresh with a sip of coffee or to have food to energize the body and soul to resume their journey to Leh. The multi-purpose shacks can be availed to stay overnight as well.

A space where you will love to roll a joint and smoke it up to escape from the extreme cold. Located at an altitude of 4270 meters above the sea level, the place is recognized to be the most suitable one to take rest. Peaceful ambience and the silence prevailing would leave everyone addicted to it.

The fame of ZIngzing Bar was enhanced because of Baralacha La pass also; the starting point of Baralacha La, one of the most loved passes in Ladakh is Zingzing Bar. Thus it cannot be missed during one’s journey to Leh. The temperature level at the bar will be crazily as low as -2* Celsius and as you ascend from a different temperature from the base, chances to feel altitude sickness and fluctuations in the body are quite higher.

Height:
 The highest roadside bar in the world is located at an elevation of 4270 meters above the sea level before the steep Baralacha La roads starts.

Location:
 From Manali, Zingzing Bar is situated at a distance of 193 kms and a drive of about 3 hours will take you to the bar and from Leh it is about 337 kms away.

Best time to visit:
 Zingzing Bar is found the most scenic during the months of December, January and February when the winter hits at its peak. For those who are searching for peace over a joint, Zingzing bar during winter would be the best option.

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Baralacha La

A story says like this; there were two lovers in mythology, Chandra and Bhaga, one is the daughter of the Moon and the other one is the son of Sun God, respectively. To do their marriage, both of them climbed to the Baralacha La and from there, they started running in opposite directions.

Both of them found Tandi as their meeting point and thus their marriage became eternal. The factor made their love shine is Baralacha La pass, a high mountain pass in Zanskar Range that connects Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.

In ancient times, Baralacha La was considered to be the main trade route. Near the pass, there is this emerald like the lake, the Suraj Tal which is the source of Bhaga River. The pass is situated at an altitude of 16040 feet and on this plateau, the famous mountain ranges such as Pir Panjal, Zanskar and the Great Himalayas come together to meet.

One who wishes to go to Leh through Leh-Manali highway has to cross this pass which hides plenty of adventure and thrill in it.

Height:
 Baralacha La is the most important pass as Khardung La and it is situated at an altitude of 16040 feet above the sea level.

Location:
 Baralacha La is located 73 kms away from Keylong on Manali-Leh road.

Best time to visit:
 The months of April to October are the best months to visit Baralacha La pass as the roads will be open because the snow melts. If you are going from Manali to Leh, then it is advisable that cross the pass before noon due to the melting of snow and creation of streams on the road

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Jispa

As a part of the adventure itineraries travelers follow on their tour of Ladakh, they will choose to halt in Jispa, a mesmerizing village 20 km north of Keylong and 7 km south of Darcha along the most explored Leh-Manali Highway and on the banks of Bhaga River. At a height of 3200 meters, Jipsa is located and it is the major village in Lahaul district.

In the backdrop, the lofty Himalayan Mountains create alluring images. There are 78 households in the village and the population is calculated as 332 including 235 males and 97 females. Travelers take a stopover here to stay one night during their travel to Leh. There are camping grounds and many other stay options. The village is occupied with a helipad, post office and a monastery.

The small houses shimmering in the multiple colours of nature would leave everyone stunned. Jispa is simply adorned by the rugged mountain terrains in the background and the village seems so small when you see it from a distance as the towering Himalayas play the dominant role.

Height:
 Jispa is located at an altitude of 3200 meters above sea level.

Location: 
Jispa Village is a main stop for Leh travelers and it is located 120 kms away from Manali. Keylong is in the north of Jispa about 20 km away and Darch is in the south about 7 km away. You can come to Jispa if you take the Manali-Leh Highway. The nearest airport to Jispa is Kullu that is situated at a distance of 180 kms.

Best time to visit:
 The peak tourist season is starting in May and continues till October. After that, the roads will be covered by heavy snowflakes.

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Kuthar Fort

Kuthar Fort is placed in the undying serenity of the Himalayas. The fort spans over an area of about 52.8 square kilometers and is located in the middle of the exotic background, pools as well as the beautiful gardens.

Location: Kuthar Fort is located at a small distance from both Arki and Subathu that are both an hour away from the Shimla airport, Jubbarhatti. Situated in Solan, the fort is one of the key attractions here.

Highlights: Some sectors of the forth are as old as 800 years however there are some new sectors that have been built and are a mere 8 decades old. Stretched in the large area of the region, there are a number of fresh-water springs flowing through here. It is surrounded by different picturesque locations such as the Gurkha Fort from Subathu, Kunihar, and Kasauli hill station.

Best Time: Open all year round.
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Darcha

Darcha is a recurring name when you pack your bags for Padum trek as it is the base camp for the moderate yet adventurous trek in the Lahaul region. Darcha is a small village on the bank of Bhaga River in Lahaul in Spiti Lahaul District in Himachal Pradesh situated at an elevation of 3360 meters. In the northernmost part of Himachal Pradesh along the Leh-Manali Highway is Darcha, a secluded permanent settlement.

Many have described the village as a “lonely cluster of dry stone huts and dingy tent camps”. The total population of the village is 298 among which 152 are men and 146 are women. Travelers going to Leh from Manali take an overnight stay at Darchu. The river nearby causes nature to be soft and calm especially at night so that the travelers would find better sleep during their tiresome journey.

The popular Padum trek ends at Darcha and there are many stalls and shops on the street to just relax and have food. The village is surrounded by Naggar Tehsil, Spiti Tehsil, Bharmour Teshil. The nearby cities to the village are Keylong, Dharamshala, Mandi, and Chamba. There is a check-point set up by the police to check the passport of all passing people and vehicles.

Height:
 Sarchu is located at an elevation of 3360 meters above sea level.

Location:
 Darch is on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. The nearest railway station is Shimla Railway station only that is 174 km away. Buses and jeeps would be available in plenty to reach Darcha.

Best time to go:
 Anytime is suitable to visit Darcha but during winter the cold climatic conditions may pose difficulty to stay there.

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Solang Valley

Located atop the Kullu Valley, the Solang Valley is ideal for adventure sports such as parachuting, skating, zorbing and paragliding. The slopes of this valley also provide ski lovers an ideal destination to enjoy this activity on a trip to Manali. During the summer months, the snow on these slopes evaporates, resulting in ideal ground for zorbing, where a person hurls down a slope in an indestructible bouncy ball.

Solang Valley is definitely a playground for people looking to lose themselves in an assortment of exciting activities. Be it a honeymoon vacation or a family outing, a thrilling and engaging experience is guaranteed.

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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.

Distance from Manali: 18 Kms

How to get there: Follow the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road through the village of Gulaba

Best time to Visit: May to June 

Attractions/Activities: Trekking

Type of destination:  Trekking and religious

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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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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 provide 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!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Rahalla Falls

Cascading from a height of 8,500ft, the Rahalla or Rehala Falls as they are called as one of the most stunning natural places to visit in Manali. They are located at a distance of 16km from the town on the way to the Rohtang Pass and are must stop over on your way to visit this haven of snow. The falls are formed by glaciers as they melt on their way down from the mountains. It is one of the best places to enjoy photography or just sit peacefully by and admire the natural beauty. 

The more adventurous can go trekking up the mountains behind the waterfall cascades. The waterfalls are set amidst dense thickets of Deodar, birch and pine trees, making it one of the stunning places for photography. The sight of the place and the gentle rhythm of the falls gives instant peace and harmony to anybody who chooses to visit it.

Timing: The waterfalls are best visited in the months of March and November

Entry Fee: None

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Krishna Bhavan Mandir

The Krishna Bhavan Mandir was built in the year 1926 and is beautifully made even though it is so old. Tourists love the place not only for the religious sentiments attached to it but also for the marvelous architecture of the place.

Location: It is located in the town of Kasauli and is one of the major religious destinations of the place.

Highlights: If you know a little about architecture you would easily recognize the mix of European and Indian style of architecture. But the temple is very famous for its church like shape and for the same reason is one of the most visited places by tourists. It is also known for the fairs held in the temple every year.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is during summers as the atmosphere is quite pleasant and Kasauli is best visited during the months of March to May.
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Summer Hill

Summer Hill is an exceptionally beautiful tourist spot in Shimla. It is situated at an altitude of 1283 meters. The area is beautified by the serene beauty of quiet hills that give it a nice and breathtaking aura.

Location: Located on the way of Shimla to Kalka, Summer Hills is just about 5 km from the Ridge Road of Shimla. The place is surrounded by serene beauty of quiet hills, which give it a breathtaking aura.

Highlights: This is an ideal place for those who wish to take a leisurely walk amidst the tranquillity of Mother Nature. The hilly trees of pine and deodar add to the beauty of the place. Snow clad mountains make it an ideal romantic gateway.

Best Time to visit: Summer Hill is open all round the year courtesy its pleasant climate. However, the best time to visit the place is during winters when the weather is cool and humid.
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Manali Winter Carnival

Each time around the dawn of New Year, Himachal Pradesh gets ready to welcome the oncoming year with aplomb and festivities and makes up for one of the most exciting Manali tourist places.  The festival is called Himachal Winter Carnival and it is surely one of the most unique and exciting cultural experiences.

The tradition of celebrating the festival goes way back to 1977, and over the passing years the festival has assumed a bigger and more glorious role and look. The Himachal Winter Carnival, that once promoted the culture of the hills with folk dances and music; has now become varied as other activities like Bazaar, Street plays, band competitions and food festivals have been added. 

Usually celebrated on the mall road, which is one of the busiest areas of Manali, it is surely a festival that cannot be missed. You will get to see colourful dancers, upbeat music of the hills, yummy food and most of all get to know what the pulse of the people of Manali really is!

Ideal dates to travel: Jan 02 - Jan 06, 2016            

Attractions: Cultural extravaganza           

Activities:

-Folk Dances

-Music

-Bazaars

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Manu Temple

Located in the Old Manali region, you can reach this temple through the road that passes through the Manali Community Center. Dedicated to the Indian sage Manu, this temple is the only temple on this planet that is dedicated to this sage. Thus it makes to be one of the most sacred pilgrimages for the devotees of this saint.

Built with wood and stone, the temple offers exotic views of the Beas River and magnificent hills. In front of the temple, a huge cascade enhances the aesthetics of this resplendent temple. A visit to this sacred temple in an important part of the Manali tour packages.


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Chadwick Waterfall

The clear waters of the Chadwick Waterfall cascade deep down a gorge at a height of approximately 86 m. What amplifies the beauty of the place is the surrounding hills as well as the thick green trees of Pine and Deodar. After you have had a hectic travel schedule exploring the entire Shimla, you can come back here and unwind. This place will give you ample ‘me’ time.
  
Location: Chadwick Waterfall is situated within the dense and the very beautiful Glen Forest. This waterfall lies at a distance of about 7 km from Shimla and about 4 km from Summer Hill.

Highlights: The place was originally famous as the ‘Chidku Jhaar’ where Jhaar stands for waterfall and in the local dialet ‘Chidku’ means the bird. It is so called because the waterfall is at such a height that only a bird can reach to the top. Britishers gave it the name ‘Chadwick Falls’.

Best Time: Can be visited anytime of the year but it is advised to go there in a group.

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What You Should Know More About

  • Q. What are the best short treks in Manali with best offers?

    Looking for a break from your dreary lifestyle with a short outing in the Himalayas. Check out the list of best short treks in Manali  starting from Rs 1000/-, for a thrilling trekking experience.

    1.
    Trek to Lamadugh with Camp Stay starting from Rs 1,790
    2. Trek to Bijli Mahadev starting from Rs 1000
    3. Bhrigu Lake Trek starting from Rs 5,299
    4. Chanderkhani Pass Trek starting from Rs 9,900

  • Q. Where can one get a discount on river rafting tours in Manali?

    River rafting in Manali is one heart-racing adventure that gets thrill-seeking travellers on their toes. Check out the list of river rafting tours to get discount upto 35%.

    1.
    Rafting At River Beas In Kullu at Flat 33% Off
    2. White Water River Rafting In Kullu Manali at flat 8% Off
    3. Rafting Adventure At Tattapani at Flat 6% Off
    4. Rafting Adventure In Kullu Flat 20% Off

  • Q. Which are the top activities to do in Manali with best offers?

    Manali is a true paradise for those who wish to get close to the magical snowy hills, With a vast bucket of things to do in Manali, a trip to this alluring hillock will definitely be a memorable one.

    1. 
    Downhill Cycling In Manali Flat 23% Off
    2. Paragliding In Kullu Manali, Flat 13% Off
    2. Adventure Camp In Manali With Rafting, Flat 17% Off
    3. 
    Skiing In Manali Solang Nallah Flat 23% Off
    4. Bhrigu Lake Trek at Flat 18% Off

  • Q. What is the cost of paragliding in Manali?

    Manali is the ideal hub to experience some sublime moments with paragliding. Behold the beautiful hilly terrains while you paraglide over the lush region at affordable rates depending upon the type of ride you want to avail.

     The long rides span around 20 minutes and costs between Rs 1000-5000 per adult while the shorter ones for 5-10 minutes will cost you around Rs 500-Rs 2000. The rates might differ according to the time and season of the visit.

  • Q. Is there any chance of snowfall in Manali?

    Manali often experiences a snowfall between late October to February. However, there lies no predictability of snowfall during the marked months. You might be lucky enough to catch the fresh snowfall of the season and behold the spectacular sight of Manali covered in a white carpet.

  • Q. Which is the best time to visit Manali?

    If you want to explore around and enjoy a relishing holiday, then the best time to visit Manali is during the warmer months between March to June. The cooler months from November to February is ideal for experiencing a memorable snowfall.

     Try to avoid visiting the place during the monsoons, as landslides are very common due to heavy downpour and your holidays can be marred due to such natural occurrences.

  • Q. What is the famous food of Manali?

    Manali is the ideal place to try some delectable local dishes and street delicacies. The traditional food comprises Madra that is well cooked with chickpeas and vegetables, the wholesome meal known as Dhaam, the thinly sliced spicy lotus stems known as Bhey and many others.

    The market area is flanked by street carts selling sweet delicacies and Tibetian snacks, that will make your mouths water.

  • Q. Is Manali safe?

    Manali attracting hordes of tourists every year, is a safe place for a perfect vacation. Well connected to different parts of Himachal, tourists can look forward to an enjoyable sojourn here.

     In case of any emergency, dial the helpline numbers for immediate aid. Landslides are common during peak monsoon, thus plan your Manali visit during the other favourable seasons of the year.

  • Q. What is Manali famous for?

    Manali nicknamed as the “Valley of Gods” is known for its scenic beauty and the vistas of lush mountains will awe you. Besides sightseeing, Manali is also famous for its range of thrilling activities and lures many adventure seekers from far and wide. Thus, for both nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, Manali is a scenic retreat for relaxing and exploring.

  • Q. What is there to do in Manali at night?

    You can relax and unwind and go for a night camping at the Solang Valley. Spend a memorable night under the starry sky and pack in the woolen clothes to beat the chilly winds. As the evening sets in, take a leisurely stroll around the Mall Road.

     You can also visit some nightclubs like The Buzz, Drift’s Inn and many others for enjoying some grooving music. Gorge upon the delectable dishes and grab a glass of the luscious drink.

  • Q. Which is the peak season in Manali?

    The months between March to June draws the maximum number of tourists to Manali. The pleasant temperature is ideal for sight-seeing and adventure activities. However, the cooler months also draws in considerable visitors who are longing to witness the tranquil beauty of Manali covered in snow.