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From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal
ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain
adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is
replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an
experience of its own kind.
Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a
place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas.
It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating
activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.
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
Type of destination: Trekking and religious
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.
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!
08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)
08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)
Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person
Photography Allowed: Yes
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.
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
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
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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What You Should Know More About Tours in Manali
Manali is the best trekking region in India and there are numerous trekking trails located in the valley. Manali is famous all across the world for its various trekking opportunities. Even though there are a large number of places to trek in this region, we provide you with some of the most popular trekking tours in Manali –
Manali which is famous for being the best trekking region in India also has something to offer for the bike and cycling enthusiasts. One of the other adventure sports popular in the region is biking. Some of the popular biking trips of the region are –
There are numerous camping sites in and around Manali. Manali which is the best trekking region in India offers the tourists with multiple options when it comes to camping. Some of the most popular camping regions in Manali are –
Manali is a place which is filled with the diverse range of flora and fauna. You can spend your days amongst the rare plants and animals during your next tour to Manali. Manali which is the best trekking region in India offers you the best wilderness forest camp in the entire region. During the trip, you will have lots of fun as well as surprises. Ranging from snow hiking at Manali to the Leh Manali safari, you will experience a rich and diverse wildlife of the region.
Manali which is famous for being the best trekking region in India
Manali also has something to offer for the bike and cycling enthusiasts. Tall deodar trees, as well as white-crested mountains, make the region suitable for various adventure activities such as trekking, rock climbing, and paragliding. One of the other adventure sports popular in the region is cycling or biking. Some of the popular biking trails of the region are –
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manali all the way to Leh. Even though it is not an easy ride, but proper gear along with a little bit of training would make the journey very easy.
Manali is the best trekking region in India. It has numerous spots which attract hundreds of tourists throughout the year. The beauty and grandeur of these regions will leave you spellbound. Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Manali are –
Manali attracts lots of youngsters from across the world who wants to try out their bike driving skills. The trip from Manali to Ladakh is very demanding but at the same time, it would provide you with the experience of a lifetime. The tricky roads, the picturesque mountains, the small villages and monasteries coupled with the mouthwatering cuisine of the region makes this trip a hot favorite among tourists.
The duration of the trip depends on the tourists who are traveling. On an average, the time taken to complete the bike trip from Manali to Ladakh is 3 days.
One of the jewels of Manali, which is the best trekking region in India, is the Pin Parvati Pass. This trek which takes you up the Himalayan Mountains up to an altitude of 5319 meters is very popular among tourists. It takes around 11 days to complete this 110km trek.
The trek poses various challenges on its way and it is advisable only for the seasoned trekkers who have prior experience of climbing up hilly terrains.
For tourists looking to spend their honeymoon in a special way, one of the best options available in Manali. Manali famous for being the best trekking region in India attracts thousands of newlyweds from across the globe. Some of the main attractions for your honeymoon tour in Manali are-
One of the most enjoyable adventure sports in Manali is the white water rafting. This activity attracts adventure lovers from all across the country as well as the world. This tourist attraction is totally managed by experienced rafting professionals who take care of the complete event. Some of the regions popular for river rafting in Manali are –
Yoga and meditation help you relax and rejuvenate the mind and body. One of the biggest secret to a healthy and long life is yoga and meditation. Manali offers various options where you can purify your soul using yoga and meditation. There are numerous yoga centers and ashrams located across the region for teaching you the benefits of Yoga.
Equipped with a challenging terrain and gorgeous landscape, the trek to Spiti valley is one which every mountain lover has to undertake. Manali which is the best trekking region in India offers you with a chance to undergo this serious and mind-blowing trek. The Spiti valley is known as the most exceptional tourist location with is beauty and grandeur. The trek is very demanding but with little experience, this trek can be done easily. The lack of oxygen and limited resources make this trip quite challenging.
One of the best places for Paragliding in Manali is located in the Solang valley. One of the best places to paraglide is in Zorbing which is a hotspot for paragliding and related activities such as parachuting and horse riding
Manali is surrounded by snow clad mountains and picturesque mountain passes. This makes for the best trip for adventure lovers. The one fact about the trip Manali is that it is not suitable for the ones with faint hearts as the road is full of steep slopes and blind corners. Some of the popular jeep safari tours in and around Manali are –
There are numerous adventure sports which can be done in Manali. Manali which is the best trekking region in India has various additional adventure activities which one can take during the visit to the valley. Some of these adventure sports in Manali are –
Traveller Tales From Manali
18 September 2014
Morang La is an amazing point, which is also the highest peak almost 5300 ft, From there we trekked downwards and it was so exciting. We also encountered those nomadic groups there.A completely out of
28 June 2015
Well trekking on the hilly terrain of himalayas has always been my favourite trekking expedition. Spiti valley trekking has moderate trails and green surroundings. Better To go in summers, during rest ...
21 April 2015
I strongly recommend you to take all neccessary measures and precautions befor starting out your adventure, because its a long trek that takes about 13 days and some pretty challenging trails. Our jour...
19 October 2014
I was expecting a simple trek, but this seemed to be a dicey and challenging one. Most of my co-trekkers seemed to enjoy this and the overall service was good. We got enough time to explore Nagar town....
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,...
10 December 2013
It someting that will boost up your heartbeat, i was feeling so fresh after trekking on the though trails to Moung La and the descendinfg from there.A wonderful experience for all!!!
19 August 2014
I was impressed by the services of hotel staffs in manali from where we started our journey to the exciting adenture of himalayan hills. The food was really tasty, the resataurants were really good . O...
14 August 2014
Waoo what an amazing experience it was to explore those beautiful ancient monasteries built on the hillsides that gives a glimpse of the lost tibetten like culture. Thanks to all my friends for recomme...
12 October 2015
One of my favourite trail was from lungmo Che to Yar La, since this trail has some beautiful tourist destinations like the Gelukpa monastery and Zalung Karpo La. Waaooooo after the first round sight se...
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