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Best Sightseeing Tours in Manali

One of the most popular backpacking and romantic destinations in India is the picturesque town of Manali located in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The allure of this hill station has charmed a number of tourists with its majestic hills and woody forests. The awe inspiring landscape of Manali boasts of snow clad peaks and pristine valleys that create a quaint charm against the immaculate River Beas. If your idea of vacation involves serenity and solitude, Manali is the perfect destination that witnesses an irresistible pull of tourists from various places.

 

The scenic vistas of the Kullu Valley as witnessed from Mabali provides an idyllic escape to experience tranquility and have a laid back vacation with friends and family. Manali boasts the perfect blend of natural landscapes, historical monuments as well as beautiful man made marvels of the modern world. The scenic beauty enhanced by elegant flora and fauna and the beautiful places add to the glistening marvel that is Manali. A visit to these vistas is an important part of the best Manali tour packages.


The tourist attractions of Rohtang Pass and Solang Pass are perpetually covered with snow and serve a great destination to unwind and rejuvenate in the midst of natural surroundings. Manali also provides a gateway to the spellbinding Leh and Ladakh, Lahaul and Spiti Valley which are only a few hours away. A heaven for adventure enthusiasts, Manali is great for exciting activities like trekking, paragliding, skiing, water rafting, zorbing etc to test your endurance. Apart from bold adventures, Manali is also flocked by tourists and devotees who wish to visit famous temples like the Raghunath Temple, Jagannath Devi Temple and Hadimba Temple. Manali is a fascinating hill station boating of picturesque river valleys to striking snow-covered peaks and you add the scenic attractions of Kullu Manali, there is no reason to deny calling Manali the Valley of Gods.


Here’s the guide to explore the best sightseeing tours to enjoy the vibrant and charming Manali.

Popular Packages

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  Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh 3D 2N ₹ 4500 5.0 star View Details
  Riverside Camping, Rafting and Paragliding in Manali 2D 1N ₹ 4497 5.0 star View Details
  Camping, Rafting and Adventure Activities at Kullu 2D 1N ₹ 2000 5.0 star View Details
  Bike Trip to World's Highest Motorable Road: Umlingla Pass 12D 11N ₹ 25000 4.0 star View Details
  Srinagar Leh Manali Umlingla Bike Expedition 11D 10N ₹ 25000 4.0 star View Details
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    Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destination: Located at an elevation of around 3,660m, the Chandrakhani Pass makes it for an astounding trek experience in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Originating from the scenic Naggar settlement, which is located around 21km from Manali, the trai...

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    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 favorit...

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    Camping, Rafting and Adventure Activities at Kullu
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    Manali
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    Himachal Pradesh, the land of Himalayan wonders, is a state in Northern India. One of the premier favorite destinations of the country, this state is famous for being home to something for everyone. Be it the beautiful sights of the towering Himalayas, the pristine beaut...

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    Bike Trip to World's Highest Motorable Road: Umlingla Pass
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    Manali
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    Leh Ladakh Bike Trip VideoDeparture DatesMay 31 | June 5,15 | August 14,29 | September 13,28 Price variantsSelf Drive (own bike & fuel): INR 25000Double Rider(2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 37000, Single Rider(1 person on 1 bike): INR 50000,Seat in SUV/TT: INR 28000Group ...

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    Srinagar Leh Manali Umlingla Bike Expedition
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    Leh Ladakh Bike Trip VideoDeparture Dates:27 May | 1, 11 June | 10, 25 August | 9, 24 septBooking Variants:-Self Drive (own bike & fuel): INR 25000-Double Rider(2 people sharing 1 bike): INR 39000, -Single Rider(1 person on 1 bike): INR 50000,-Seat in SUV/TT: INR 28000Gr...

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    Manali Leh Manali Jeep Safari
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    Departure dates: June 9,14,15,21,22,29  July 6,10,13,20,28  August 3,10,17,24,31 September 7Group size- 6 Participants in SUV/TT | Open for Solo or GroupsAbout the Destination: Manali has been a favorite destination for a huge group of travelers, irrespective of the t...

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    Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari Package from Manali
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    Ladakh
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Destination:Known as the most beautiful destinations in the world, Ladakh had been attracting a lot of tourists. Leh Ladakh jeep safari package is the perfect one for the adventure seekers where they can explore the beauty of region while driving through the ba...

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    Camp and Trek to Kheer Ganga
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    d2 Days n1 Night

    Kasol in Himachal Pradesh has emerged out as one of the favorite getaways for the city crowd and into the lap of nature's best landscapes. The Parvati valley is one of the best places in Himachal. It is full of surprises, treks, beauty and all things good to make anyone ...

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    Adventure Camp in Kasol
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    d2 Days n1 Night

    Considered to be one of the most scenic places in the Himalayas, the Parvati Valley sure does deserve the praise. Home to mesmerizing scenes of the green-clad Himalayas of the state of Himachal Pradesh, and to the wonderful small town of Kasol, Parvati valleys is also th...

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    Paragliding in Bir Billing with Trekking
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    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:It's time to make your vacation a special one with this 2 days 1 night amazing experience in Bir Billing.Arrive at Bir Bus Stand and get transferred to your Camps after meeting the representatives.Experience paragliding in Bir Billing: The Paragliding ...

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    Delhi- Shimla- Manali Trip by Car
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    About the Activity:Embark on a different sightseeing tour from Delhi to Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh by a car. There you would be surprised to see the wonders of nature.Snow-clad peaks surrounded by serenity that possesses oak and rhododendron forests on a large...

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    Riverside Camping in Kasol
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    Kasol has emerged out to be as the crowd's favorite escape into the Himalayas. Nestled in the lap of the brilliant and quaint Parvati Valley of the favorite vacationing state of Himachal Pradesh, Kasol is famous for the unmatched green beauty of the region. This tour tak...

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    Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Manali in a Private Vehicle
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    About the Activity:Take a car tour to explore Manali, a beautiful hill town located in Himachal Pradesh. This 8 hour activity is perfect to explore and discover the local sights and have a good time..Start your tour after getting picked from your hotel in a private car. ...

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    Adventure Camp in Manali with Sightseeing
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    d3 Days n2 Nights

    Manali is one of the most visited destinations in the country, irrespective of the season. The cultural hub of the state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is visited by millions of visitors every year to witness the scenic beauty of this place and to enjoy the adventurous expe...

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    Ladakh: 10 Days Manali to Leh Tour with Tsomoriri
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    d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Activity:As you explore Ladakh, it becomes more magical and the camouflaged beauty of the Himalayas will be revealed to the passionate adventurists.Here is such a tour of Ladakh which unveils the unrecognized charm of many of the sights in Ladakh that will take...

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Attractions

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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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Malana

The lands that hold the strongest relics of adventure are often not spoken about, and that is why you need to head to the mysterious hills of Malana for an adventure you can never forget! Malana is an ancient village that lies to the north – east of the Kullu Valley and this solitary village is located at an altitiude of 9,938ft above sea level. The village of Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes. Many trekkers have traversed these mountains in search of adventure and discovered wonders that they have brought back home with them.  So grab your gear and head to this oldest democracy in the world and trek up the famous and intimidating Chanderkhani Pass and Rashol Pass.

Distance from Delhi: 543km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Chandrakhani Pass, Kais wildlife sanctuary, Parvati Valley, Shiv Mandir, Hot Springs

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing and Hiking 

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Kasol

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Find out amazing tours and activities in Kasol

Located in the Parvati valley between the hill stations of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol is a idyllic valley rich with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks Kasol is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi, located at a distance of about 528km from the capital. 

The untouched beauty, quiet surroundings, low population and a relatively moderate climate throughout the year, attracts backpackers to Kasol year after year. It is also the start point of various treks such as Sarpass, Pin Parvati and Khirganga. The Youth Hostels of India have a very strong presence here and are usually the ones organizing the treks in and around Kasol.

Distance from Delhi: 528km

Best time to visit: October to June

Attractions: Quiet and serene Valleys

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Culture

Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Experiences: 

1) Fishing In River Parvati
2) Camping In Kasol
3) Trek To Malana In Kasol
4) Camp And Trek To Kheer Ganga
5) Adventure Camp In Kasol

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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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Traveller Tales from Manali

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Parth Shah

28 May 2017

"The best view comes after the hardest climb." - This cannot be more true. Few months ago, two of my friends and I were just looking for a small vacation break and wanted to visit the North region of ...

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Dinesh Mukhopadhyay

24 March 2016

Chandratal to Baralacha La trek in Himachal Pradesh is the best thing to do in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is all about treks and mountains and adventure. With such beautiful climate, it is just...

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Bhadra Bhat

11 May 2014

There is some magic in leh that drives many visitors. i loved to discover the ever flowing rivers and straight mountains.The elegant Tsarap River , Rupshu plateau and the Baralacha Pass was worth visit

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Deven Naik

18 October 2015

woooooI just fall in love with this place, it absolutely the paradise of trekkers. The trails are not so though so anyone with some guidance can reach up to the destination easily. Talking about Padum,...

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Ahilya Bhat

14 April 2014

The panaromic views of leh catches our attention. We were not only the single group who had gone for the adventure, there were many other groups too. We had started our journey from manali but i realiz...

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Akula Kaur

20 June 2014

we explored all beautiful places and the credit goes to our super guide. i strongly suggest you to explore all nearby places. and going in a group will be very exciting.

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Aatmaja Arora

09 July 2014

Wao it was so much fun!!!Our tsarap chu trekking camp as a part of Ldakh tour was very memorable experience. The site has a rich heritage of flaura and fauna.

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Bankim Kaur

05 September 2015

We trek along the way and finaly our trek ended in the Zanskar Valley, where we saw beautiful spots of Zanskar villages and various monasteries there in. the views from the top was great.

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Rosme Mathew

09 May 2018

Leh Ledhak Trip was one of the most memorable trips for us and we would like to thank Thrillophilia ( especially Chitransh and Tarun ) and their Trip Partner Nomadic Steps for the same. We chose Thrill...

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