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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
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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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    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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    Lama Dugh Trekking Experience - Flat 30% Off
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    Manali is gifted with a lot of amazing places and one of them happens to be this unique high altitude alpine meadow near Old Manali. Popular as one of the must visit and most visited places, Lamadugh is famous for offering experiences and views that you may have never wi...

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    Full Day Sightseeing in Manali Flat 37% Off
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    About Manali:Manali in foothills of Himalayas always welcome you with scenic beauty, green expanse and pleasant to cold weather. The place has various attractions to visit that attracts most of the travelers from all over the world and allows them to explore a very diffe...

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    Hampta Valley Exploration Trek - from Manali
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    Hampta valley trek is a gift for every adventure lover, as it is one of the easiest treks in the Himalayas. Hampta valley is located near one of the most famous hill stations of India, Manali. The picturesque landscapes, the mighty Himalayas, the shepherds, the clear blu...

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    Adventure Camp in Manali with Sightseeing
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    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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    Full Day Manali Sightseeing Tour
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    About the Activity:- Manali is known to be the cultural hub of the state of Himachal Pradesh and is easily one of the most beautiful valley towns of all times. Located in the Kullu District, Manali can en enjoyed to its full glory with this full day sightseeing package.-...

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    Manali Tour Package from Delhi
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    Manali is the cultural hub of one of the favourite holidaying states of India, Himachal Pradesh. Set in a beautiful valley in the Kullu region, this tour takes you to Manali starting from Delhi. get picked from Delhi and embark on this 5 Day 4 Night tour of this amazing ...

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    Black Forest Safari Experience in Manali
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    With so much natural beauty, Manali is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in the Himalayas. The unexplored offbeat side of the adventurous and wild Manali brings us to the Black Forest on the very edge of the Dhauladhar Range in Kullu. Associated with a number...

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    12 Days Manali Leh Srinagar Sightseeing Tour
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    Note: Group size required- 4-6 peopleDeparture Dates: 7th June, 27th June,17th July, 6th August, 26th SeptemberAbout the Tour:Take part in this amazing tour of 12 days starting from Delhi and ending at Srinagar.Ladakh promises umpteen number of sights to relish forever l...

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    One of the popular hill stations in the country, Manali is rich in scenic beauty. The city is one of the best places to visit. If you are looking for a staying option in this city, we have an option that you can not deny.About the Property:Nestled in the beauty of nature...

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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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    About Manali:Manali is a beautiful resort hill station in Himachal Pradesh that provides extremely scenic views and greenery at its right hand to all its visitors. The place is famous among backpackers and peace lovers from all over the world. It is must visit for those ...

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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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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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Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

Located only two kilometres from Manali, this wildlife sanctuary is a naturalistic paradise that spreads over 3,000 hectares. The terrain here is characterized by lush green forests and snow capped mountains. On a trip to this sanctuary, you are always inundated with the sights and sounds of colourful birds and exotic flora and fauna.

While deodar, fir, chestnut, walnut and robinia are the most commonly found vegetation in this sanctuary, you can also easily spot snow leopards, brown bears, musk deer and ibex herds in the picturesque vicinity of the sanctuary.

Addition to this, Manali Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise for the birdwatchers and the shutterbugs. Amongst the many rare and exotic species, a plenitude of tree creepers, kokla and kingfisher are the most commonly found species.

Also check: Must to do things in Manali

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Old Manali

If you want to see the other side of Manali and the touristy town, just take a walk across the Manalsu River bridge and cross over into the part of Manali that is also known as ‘Old Manali’. The exotic charm of the village will make you feel like you have walked into a whole other world. The town has somehow carved out a niche of its own and managed to retain the old world charm, where you have the characteristic world traveller, hippie vibe in its midst, it also has the traditions of the relics of the older civilizations. 

The idyllic village setting will make you feel like you have walked into the happy and hippie 1960s! The pathways are lined with swaying Eucalyptus trees and the small roads pas through valleys that are abundant with greenery. The calmness of the surroundings is broken only by the twittering of birds and the gush of the River Kullu.

Attractions: Apart from the sheer mountain beauty, there are a number of places to visit in Manali old town. The most peculiar and must visit amongst them being the quaint eateries like Lazy Dog, Red House Café, Bob Dylan’s Café, Café m 1947 and Pizza Olive. All of these serve awesome world cuisines like Pasta, Burgers and mouthwatering Pizzas

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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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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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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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