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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

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Sightseeing in Manali by Car 1D ₹ 1000 3.0 star View Details
Experience Manali with Adventure 1D ₹ 2500 3.0 star View Details
Mountain Biking in Nagar 7 Hrs ₹ 2200 3.0 star View Details
Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kullu in a Private Vehicle 8 Hrs ₹ 1800 3.0 star View Details
Half Day Sightseeing Tour of Manali in a Private Vehicle 5 Hrs ₹ 1100 3.0 star View Details
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    About the Activity: Experience the beauty of Manali and embark on a lovely drive through this hilltop on your next holiday! With the cab rental, a driver will pick you up from your hotel, post which would take you on a nice day trip of your choice.Visit Hidimba Devi...

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    Manali
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    About the Activity:Enjoy a great sightseeing day at Manali alongwith various adventure activities.While on this tour, you will visit the famous temples like - Hadimba and Manu temple.As you proceed on your journey you will visit the famous club house, which is famous f...

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    Manali
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    About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting mountain biking tour in Nagar and witness the amazing beauty of this region.Begin your tour by cycling through the small villages and watch the local people busy in their day to day life.Enjoy the mesmerizing view of the scener...

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    Kullu
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    About the Activity:Set out on a fun sightseeing tour in beautiful Kullu valley in Himachal valley in a private vehicle.This 8 hour tour starts after you get picked from your hotel in Kullu. You can choose the car that you wish to tour around in- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire...

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    Manali
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    About the Activity:Take a car tour to discover incredible Manali in Himachal Pradesh. This 5 hour activity is perfect to explore and discover the beauty of this hill station.Start your tour after getting picked from your hotel in a private car. The tour starts at your ow...

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    About the Activity:You're driven to Solang Valley, which composes picturesque views.Trek kicks off from the serene Solang Valley to Patalsu Peak, at around 07.00 AM, and is a perfect hike with friends and family.The uphill trek traverses through thick Himalayan jungles b...

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    Kullu
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    About the Activity:Set out on a fun sightseeing tour in beautiful Kullu valley in Himachal valley in a private vehicle.This 5 hour tour starts after you get picked from your hotel in Kullu. You can choose the car that you wish to tour around in- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire...

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    About Manali:A beautiful resort hill station in Himachal Pradesh that provides extremely scenic views and greenery is what Manali is all about. The place is famous among backpackers and peace lovers from all over the world. Manali itself calls everybody from all every no...

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    Lahaul - Spiti
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    About the Activity:Are you a woman solo traveller or are you a group of some enthusiastic women travellers? Then here is a mind blowing road trip which is filled with adventure and excitement throughout the roads of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh.As everyone knows, Lah...

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    Bir - Billing
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    About the Activity:Fixed departure dates: 06-05-2017, 13-05-2017, 20-05-2017, 27-05-2017, 03-06-2017, 10-06-2017, 17-06-2017, 24-06-2017, 01-07-2017, 08-07-2017, 15-07-2017, 22-07-2017, 29-07-2017, 05-08-2017, 12-08-2017, 19-08-2017, 26-08-2017, 02-09-2017, 09-09-2017, 1...

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    Lahaul - Spiti
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    About the Activity:Fixed departure dates: 18-06-2017, 25-06-2017, 02-07-2017, 09-07-2017, 16-07-2017,  06-08-2017, 13-08-2017, 20-08-2017, 27-08-2017, 03-09-2017, 24-09-2017, 01-10-2017Tight your shoelaces and head out for engaging in a majestic trekking to Hampta Pass a...

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    About the Activity:Fixed departure dates: 19-02-2017, 26-02-2017, 02-04-2017, 09-04-2017, 12-03-2017, 19-03-2017, 26-03-2017Kuari Pass is a splendid serenity in the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. A trek to Kuari Pass indeed is a short one. The trail allows you to relish the undul...

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    About the Activity:Experience the mighty Himalayas in a closer way while you indulge in a 8 day long trek toward one of the most scenic location there, the Hampta Pass.The moderate trail of Hampta Pass in the Manali region is a delightful trail which offer different shad...

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    Ladakh
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    About the Activity:A plethora of mind blowing places is Ladakh, a destination everyone keeps in their bucket list. The rugged roads, the tough screes of the Himalayas, the monasteries flanked by the prayer flags, the high altitude adventurous spots, the colour changing l...

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Attractions

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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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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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Traveller Tales from Manali

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Reuben Misquitta

19 February 2019

"One of the cheapest and best sightseeing around the internet, perfect guide cum driver who knows all the ways and points , well guides with all the tradition over there , on time pickup and will take ...

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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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Bharat Kumar

20 March 2019

"We loved each and every moment of the stay inside the camp. Raj Bhai the trekking guide is so friendly and warm person. the adventures and activities are all hastle free and memorable. anything and ev...

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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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Addala shiva

01 August 2018

First of all, the rooms agency has allocated us are super, except that camp in sarchu accommodation was awesome, I would suggest you not to choose tempo package in this trip as it is not at all worth i...

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ravi shekhar

22 April 2019

"Awesome experience. Absolutely adorable guide. very patient with the complete family and kept encouraging till we made to the Meadows. more than 1000ft climb and we took our time to stay there and the...

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