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  • There is some great fun option for tourists like adventure sports in Manali. Located at a distance of 540 km from the national capital, Delhi, Manali is a popular resort town in Himachal Pradesh and is widely known as one of the best places in India for adventure activities.

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    Unmatched beauty of this town attracts tourists here all year round. Apart from its paradisiacal landscape,
    Manali is very famous among foreign and local tourists for the wide range of adventure sports that are available here. Manali is known to receive heavy snowfall during winters; so, as winter arrives and it snows here, tourists start fleeing to Manali to experience the fun of snow adventure sports in this beautiful place. So, winter is probably the best season to experience the best of Manali adventure with a lot of snow on the horizon.

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    Not just Indian, but even a lot of thrill-seekers from foreign countries visit Manali during winters to catch its famous white thrill. However, the fun of adventure activities is equally delightful even during summers as the upper parts are still covered with a thick layer of snow.

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    Paragliding, skiing, zorbing and river rafting are among the most popular activities in Manali. It even boasts of some of the greatest treks in Himachal that make Manali a popular destination among trekkers as well. Some of the most exciting trek options here are Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek, Bhrigu Lake Trek, and
    Hampta Pass Trek. Manali is a must-visit place for adventure-lovers.

    Here are some of the best adventure sports in Manali:

  • 01Rafting

    Rafting
    With all real experience exercises banned by the green tribunal, the enterprise tourism of Manali, the centre of experience games, is relying upon waterway rafting, the movement that has not been banned and is being led in Kullu.

    Stream rafting is composed in the Beas around 30km downstream from Manali and is out of the domain of NGT boycott. "Water was excessively frosty. However, we encountered rafting and appreciated it a ton," said Manav Gupta, a traveller from Delhi. It is a standout amongst the most well-known adventure sports in Manali.

    "We couldn't do skiing and paragliding. The main accessible experience action was waterway rafting." River rafting is accessible for single persons or gathering of six persons. 

    One can appreciate it on 7km or 14km long extend and the cost is beginning from Rs 500 for each individual. Numerous vacationers who have no clue that experience exercises are not accessible in Manali are being baffled.

    Opt any packages of rafting in Manali and head on to one of the amazing adventure of your lifetime.

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    Adventure Camp in Manali With Rafting, Flat 17% Off

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  • 02Camping

    Camping
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    Camping is the best way to have the adventure in Manali in the lap of nature. Dare Adventures make plans for tent convenience specifically outdoors grounds. Outdoors in Manali bundles offered by us have a complete scope of experience exercises accessible in Manali.

    The alternatives may incorporate sustenance, lodging, experiential exercises, campfires and a large group of different enhancements and administrations like paragliding in Manali and skiing in Manali.

    The greatest months of the year for outdoors in Manali are from April to the centre of June and from the centre of September to the main portion of October. Warm garments are exceedingly suggested.

    Manali A renowned traveller destination in India is only 40 km far from Kullu toward the north, Manali is arranged close to the end of the valley on the National Highway prompting Leh. The scene here is amazing. One sees all around characterized snow topped crests, the Beas waterway with its reasonable water winds through the town.

    Also, you can check some other products of camping in Manali.
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    Camping, Rafting And Adventure Activities At Manali

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  • 03Trekking

    Trekking
    Manali is without a doubt an enterprise capital of India acclaimed for different adventure activities in Manali like Rafting, Paragliding, trekking in the Himalayas, Zorbing, Camping, Birding and other experience sports. Manali vacationer season is the year all round issue with the visitor.

    Explorers come to appreciate the isolation of hippy towns around the Manali town, globe-trotters want trekking in the Himalayas, rafting, paragliding, skiing and honeymooners and families swarm the Manali town for mountain perspectives and cool air.

    Manali town serves as the base camp for experience and motorbike addicts for their long requesting voyages to the extreme Trans Himalayan territory of Lahaul and Spiti and Leh Ladakh.

    Manali likewise serves as the organizing point for trekking in Manali to different treks Chanderkhani Pass, Hampta Pass, Beas Kund Trek, Sar Pass Trek, beautiful Bhrigu Lake trek and various different treks in Lahaul and Spiti.

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    Camping in Sethan, Manali Flat 30% off

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  • 04Paragliding

    Paragliding
    You should know that there are a few areas suitable for completing paragliding in Manali. In this mixed game of parachuting and hang skimming, the member needs to run down the slope and take off.

    On the off chance that you need to experience this enterprise, none other than Manali paragliding can offer you the perfect open door. Situated at a stature of 2050 m over the ocean level, you will appreciate the lavish green forests and snow clad mountains.

    You will be upbeat to realize that there are a few spots in and around Manali that will offer you the awesome chance to fly high in the sky like a free winged creature. Alongside the fun and adventure activities in Manali, there is one more added advantage to it. This is particularly relevant for paragliding in Manali.

    You can appreciate ethereal excellence while flying noticeably all around. The excellent perspectives of Manali that you will get from a stature can't simply be portrayed in words.

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  • 05Skiing

    Skiing
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    Celebrated for its ski slants and most recent best in class ropeway. Manali is an excellent valley with captivating perspectives of snow-topped mountains, thick conifer woodland, lavish green knolls and a winding stream to go for skiing and is one of the best adventure sports in Manali.

    It is host to a range of enterprise exercises and one can enjoy sports like skiing, snowboarding and paragliding and can likewise encounter adventure sports in Manali like climbing, outdoors, navigating, snowmobiling, zorbing, mountain biking, quad riding, horse riding and some more.

    Taking a magnificent ride in the Ropeway to Mt. Phatru at a rise of 3200 mt. what's more, charming its amazing perspectives is definitely a once in an existence time experience. The valley is likewise honoured with a characteristic ice shivling which shapes in winter and stays till late summer at Anjani Mahadev.
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    Skiing in Manali Solang Nallah - Flat 23% Off

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  • 06Downhill Cycling in Manali - Flat 23% Off

    Downhill Cycling in Manali - Flat 23% Off
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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
  • 07Riverside Camping, Rafting And Paragliding In Manali

    Riverside Camping, Rafting And Paragliding In Manali
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    Kullu in Himachal Pradesh is the best region for all the adventure activities that happen here, alongside all the sightseeing opportunities that one can get here. Swarmed by tourists and travelers alike, all through the year, Kullu, especially Manali has become a favorite when it comes to adventure activities. And some of the best things to do here are rafting and paragliding. And that is exactly what this tour brings for you. A combined excursion for Rafting and Paragliding along with the opportunity to camp by a river is waiting for you to conquer your fears of almost everything and enjoy to the fullest.

    About the Activity:

    • Start by rafting on the white water rapids of the river in Kullu for a good 7kms. 
    • Have a one of a kind experience while you camp riverside in Manali.
    • Find adventure nestled secretly away where you can have fun with your family and friends.
    • Embark on this getaway and enjoy the peace and tranquility as river roars by.
    • Also included here is the chance to indulge in a flight of 20 to 30 minutes in a paragliding adventure
    Group Size- Min 1 Max 10



  • 08Forest Resort Stay in Manali Flat 30% Off

    Forest Resort Stay in Manali Flat 30% Off
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    About the Activity:

    - Manali is known to be the most beautiful valleys of all, with its sylvian green hills and the charm of the river Beas flowing through. This resort stay in Manali offers you the beauty of living close to the main city, but the calm of being completely cut away from the hustles and bustles of it.
    - Located 10 km away from Manali on NH21, the resort is made in wood and stone and is located amidst a forested area. Decorated with spacious rooms, modern amenities, exotic location, sprawling lawns and the touch of Himachal's taste in the cuisine, the resort will immediately become your favorite.
    - With 18 amazing rooms come services that are typical yet so tastefully arranged that they have a charm of their own.
    - When you step outside, you will be greeted by the amazing greenery that surrounds this place. You can set your table anywhere in the gardens and enjoy the delicious Pahadi Meals.

    Check-in: 2 PM
    Check-out: 11 AM
  • 09Jeep Safari

    Jeep Safari
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    Get complete data about Manali Leh Jeep Safari including Manali to Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari courses/maps, photographs, recordings, nitty-gritty Jeep Safari schedule. In India, jeep safaris are the ideal approach to investigate the tough landscape, bumpy territory or some other off beaten track in India. Indeed, even by jeep safari visits, you can go around the untamed life.

    Jeeps can take you to the insides of a town or a town. Jeep safari visits help you in finding those parts of India that are difficult to go in some other method of transportation.

    The Jeep Safari takes you through one of the most noteworthy mountain interstates of the world from the Manali over the Rohtang Pass to travel through Lahaul to Leh, Ladakh in the wake of intersection the goes of Baralacha La ( 4830 meters), Lacha Lung La (5065 meters) and Tanglung La ( 5360 meters). It is a breathtaking drive through a grave and amazing scene.

    You can even opt for renting a bike in Manali and indulge in a more adventurous activity of Manali.
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  • 10Zorbing

    Zorbing
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    The Solang valley which is as of now celebrated for skiing and paragliding additionally offers its guests to appreciate a novel adventure in Manali. It is an inflatable PVC ball which contains another little ball that is suspended into position by thousand nylon strands of fluctuating hues that is appropriate just for grass secured inclines.

    Zorbing stops when snow covers the grass slant in winter. Move down the somewhat inclining Solang Valley in a tremendous straightforward ball, and appreciate the perspectives from each point conceivable!

    Zorbing includes slipping into the enormous straightforward balls and strapping yourself up at the highest point of the mountain, and afterwards sliding down the same, which is regularly helped by the coordinator who keeps running along your ball.

    The action can be delighted in by two individuals at any given time if they coordinate as far as possible. The charges for this action rely on upon the length you cover with the zorb, and for the most part, this separation is around 100 m.

    You can also have a look at our list of some of the best resorts of Manali for a comfortable & luxurious stay.
  • 11River Crossing

    River Crossing
    On the off chance that you are wanting to travel Manali and hating River crossing then you are missing a standout amongst the most energizing adventure sports of Manali. Waterway intersection is a standout amongst the most prominent up and coming adventure in Manali. It is entirely acclaimed among kids furthermore for grown-ups.

    The action can be delighted in at Van Vihar in Manali, Solang Valley, At Morpheus Valley Resort, Club House, Old Manali and some different spots. Stream Crossing can be perilous movement if the proficient coach is not with you or there been a late substantial downpour.

    Bold individuals can exceptionally well simply ahead and experiment with these games. Mainstream ranges which include waterway intersections incorporate Bhang and Aleo. Stream intersection is a standout amongst the most mainstream forthcoming adventure sports of Manali.

    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.

  • 12Angling

    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.
  • 13Bijli Mahadev Trek with Rafting Camping in Kullu Manali

    Bijli Mahadev Trek with Rafting Camping in Kullu Manali
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    Himachal Pradesh is a favorite destination for many in the Himalayas. Be it for the love of hills, or the scenic beauty of the valleys with clear blue water of the rivers flowing in them, Himachal Pradesh has an old world and rustic charm with all the modern elements everywhere, hiding in plain sights. A gem of this state is the region of the Kullu Manali, curating some of the best experiences of the region, including some of the most beautiful temples, enthralling rapids of the river Beas, and the best spots for camping in the region. This tour takes you through all three at once, that is a trek to the Bijli Mahadev temple, rafting in the Beas and camping by the riverside. 
    About the Activity
    • The adventure begins with your arrival at the rafting spot
    • Enjoy white water rafting in the river Beas and pass by some of the most beautiful sights on this adventurous ride
    • Camp by the riverside and indulge in activites like bonfire
    • Take to the famous Bijli Mahadev temple the next day and enjoy the views of the Kullu and Parvati Valleys, and the confluence of Beas and Parvati
  • 14Rock 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.
  • 15Snow Scooter

    Snow Scooter
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    The all round snow at Manali means that we can offer snow scooter rides to travellers. These powerful machines will carry you for about 2km through spectacular scenery and are excellent for adrenalin lovers but don't worry, you will always be riding with an experienced local driver.

    Snow scooters have become a very popular leisure vehicle when people want a small or long ride. After taking the ride of a snowboard, one can find himself in a magnificent nature filled with experiences and adventures.

    You may either drive snow scooter with an experienced snow scooter driver or drive yourself together with a guide. If skiing is the excitement and thrill then snow scooter is the riding experience with fun and joy.

    A hugely popular and the most exciting of all rides in the mountain terrains, snow scooter gives a panoramic view of the Sceneries around Manali. Snow Scooter is one of the most popular upcoming adventure sports of Manali.

  • 16Cable Car Ropeway

    Cable Car Ropeway
    Image Credit : Joginder Pathak - flickr
    The link auto at Solang Valley is the main rope path in Kullu and Manali, which is getting increasingly famous nowadays. The greater part of the vacationers, the individuals who visit Solang Valley never miss to take a ride in the ropeway.

    The organization which works this is running a decent eatery at the most noteworthy purpose of the ropeway, where one can appreciate the sustenance in an excellent encompassing. This valley is situated at a separation of 12 KM from primary town before Kothi. The spot is well known for brave games like Bungee bounce, Paragliding, Zorbing, horse riding, trekking and skiing.

    Kothi offers the beautiful perspective of towering bluffs, iced slopes and undulating knolls. This spot is headed to Rohtang yet take left preoccupation at the town Palchan. The kinship valley which is simply behind Solang is utilized as preparing camps for mountaineers and trekkers also you can perform various other things in Manali.

    The national Winter Skiing title is likewise sorted out here. Solang valley is almost 2500 Mtrs above ocean level. We did paragliding here and was a joy. A little deal is accessible on the cost. It relies on upon from what stature one needs to have paragliding.
  • 17Kayaking

    Kayaking
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    Today we are going to let you know more about it, so please read on and be all around educated for the same. There is a name appended to kayaking in Himachal Pradesh, a name that draws in travellers from everywhere throughout the globe to come and experience the rush and fun in the waters of the stream Beas.

    The waterway is known not its routes through Himachal Pradesh and in the event that you are an accomplished kayaker, Manali is the place you should be.

    Furthermore, on the off chance that you aren't an accomplished kayaker, don't lose trust in regardless you have the lower parts of the waterway Beas to encounter your rushes and chills, tail it all on the jeep safari on the off chance that you satisfy.

    Notwithstanding, kayaking and trekking in the Manali don't begin and end at the stream Beas, different choices accessible in Manali would be Bhaga, Chenab, Zanskari, Parvati, Sutlej, Spiti, Chandra and Lahaul.

    Also, check out these tips for kayaking.

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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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Garden of Char Minar

The Garden of Char Minar is among one of the Mughal gardens in Kasauli. It was built by the famous emperor Jahangir in the 17th century for his wife Nur Jehan. The garden is also called as Shalimar gardens by many.

Location: The garden is located quite close to the famous Dal Lake.

Highlights: The garden of Char Minar is spread over 12.5 hectares of land and built in a Persian style. There are various fountains in the palace and one can gaze over the beauty of the minar for hours. You will also find a lot of colorful and fragrant flowers in the lush lawn of the garden.

Best time to visit: Spring season is the best time to visit the place as the flowers bloom during this time. Many tourists also prefer to visit here in the winter season to see the frozen Dal lake and the snowy Pir Panjal ranges.
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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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Monkey Point

Monkey point or also commonly known as Manki is the highest point in Kasauli. It is a major tourist attraction point in Kasauli. This place is managed and handled by the Indian Air Force, and they make sure that it is well maintained. If you have a tour planned for Kasauli, don’t forget to include it in your travelling itinerary.

Location: It is located in Kasauli.

Highlights: According to ancient myths, Lord Hanuman placed his foot in this place while searching for medicinal herbs for Lakshmana in the Ramayana. From this place, you can have a landscape panoramic view of the whole valley. You can also view the snow capped Himalayas and the Sutlej river from this place.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is at early morning or during evening. You will love the sunrise and sunset from this Monkey point in Kasauli.
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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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