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  • If you are looking for an amazing Kullu Manali vacation, Thrillophilia tour packages are the right choice for you. We offer a variety of customizable Kullu Manali tour to suit every kind of traveller from Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh or Bangalore. Explore the main Kullu Manali sightseeing attractions with the variety of experiential tours and activities included in our Kullu Manali packages. Looking to indulge? Don’t forget to check out our luxury Kullu Manali holiday packages offering the best inclusions designed to pamper you on your Kullu Manali holiday.

    Kullu Manali Tour Packages give you a tour of the beautiful hill stations of Kullu and Manali from various destinations all across India. You do not have to worry about your stay, travel, and food as these packages include all of these. 

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    Various packages from various cities make your travel easier. You can select any one of the options and the rest will be taken care of. Most of the tours are from nearby and mainstream places like Shimla, Mumbai, Delhi and Chandigarh.

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    For those seeking an adrenaline rush out of adventurous escapes, Kullu and Manali Packages have an abundance of activities, including skiing, paragliding, and river crossing with you tethered to a safety rope.

  • Customizable Kullu Manali Tour Packages

  • 01Kullu Manali Tour Package with Shimla

    Kullu Manali Tour Package from Shimla includes pick-ups, drops, meals, deluxe room accommodations, assistance in traveling and sight-seeing using either individual cars or coaches, depending on the situation. Day 1 includes a train/air journey to Delhi and the journey to Manali on the same day at 5:30 PM in the evening.

    After this overnight journey, day 2 is spent sight-seeing in Manali. Day 3 includes a trip to Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley. Day 4 is reserved for temple visits. After a leisurely dinner and rest, day 5 is when you leave for Shimla while visiting temples and dams en route. After a night’s rest, experience a pony and yak ride at Kufri along with sight-seeing the various picturesque places.

    Average Cost: INR 20,000 per person

    Activities and Places: Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Hidimba Devi Temple, Mall Road.

    Duration:
    6 days

  • 02Kullu Manali Tour Package From Mumbai

    Kullu Manali Tour Packages from Mumbai include stays at 2-star hotels, sight-seeing, pick-ups, and drops. Day 1 includes gathering of everyone at Manali from the Mumbai Volvo Station. After arrival, an agent will help you check-in to the hotels and freshen up for an exciting day ahead. This day is reserved for sports like biking, trekking, mountaineering, skiing, hiking, kayaking, paragliding, and rafting. Day 2 takes a more holistic approach with temple visits reserved in its itinerary.

    Vashisht Village and Temple, as well as Hadimba Temple, are some of the places you will visit. Day 3 includes trekking on the 3,948 meters high Rohtang Valley or Solang Pass. Day 4 includes Naggar castle sight-seeing and departure.

    Average Cost: INR 9,500 per person 

    Activities and Places: Summer Hill, Rashtrapati Niwas, Jakhoo, Shimla Heritage Museum, Himachal State Museum, Christ Church, Bhrigu Lake, Manali Sanctuary, Hadimba Devi Temple etc.

    Duration:
    4 days
  • 03Kullu Manali Tour Package From Delhi

    Kullu Manali Tour Package from Delhi includes staying at 2-star hotels, breakfast, sight-seeing, and transfers (pick-ups and drops). After arrival to Delhi on day 1, you will set aboard the 5:30 PM bus to Manali for an overnight journey. On day 2, after freshening up in your rooms in the hotel and having breakfast, you have an exquisite day planned ahead of you that also constitutes hot water springs and visiting monasteries, temples, markets, and malls.

    After dinner and a good night’s sleep, day 3 is reserved for visiting the 3,948 meters high Rohtang Pass or Solang Valley. Activities like horse-riding and skiing are a popular attraction. Day 4 includes sight-seeing at Naggar Castle and departure.

    Average Cost: INR 9,500 per person

    Activities and Places: Manali Sanctuary, Great Himalayan National Park, Rafting, Paragliding, Kullu, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass.

    Duration: 4 days
  • 04Kullu Manali Honeymoon Package

    Kullu Manali Tour Honeymoon Package is inclusive of stays in 2-star hotels, bus transfers (pick-ups and drops), meals, and sight-seeing. After arriving in Delhi on day 1, you will be allotted a time slot for reaching Majnu ka Tila. After gathering at the Tila, you will depart for Manali via a Volvo.

    After the overnight journey, allotment of accommodation and breakfast, day 2 is reserved for sight-seeing in Manali. You will visit the picturesque places in private cabs. Day 3 of the tour includes a venturesome escape into the Rohtang Pass or Solang Valley. After sunset, you will be sent back to the hotel to get some rest. Day 4 includes temple visits and day 5 is for departure after breakfast. 

    Average Cost:
    INR 9,212 per head

    Activities and Places: Bhrigu Lake, Hadimba Devi Temple, Manali Sanctuary, the Great Himalayan National Park

    Duration:
    5 days

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    places to visit in Manali

  • 05Kullu Manali Tour Package From Chandigarh

    Kullu Manali Tour from Chandigarh constitutes of stays at a 2-star hotel, complimentary breakfast, transfers (pick-ups and drops), and sight-seeing coupled with some adventurous activities. On Day 1, upon arrival to Delhi at your own expense, you will be driven to Manali in a Volvo. After the overnight journey, allotment of accommodation, and breakfast, on day 2 you visit the Vashisht Village and Tibetan Monasteries.

    After that go for shopping at the dainty Manali markets! Day 3 has the Rohtang Pass or Solang Valley in its itinerary for you. Go for horse riding, scooter riding and snow skiing atop the 3,948 meters high hill. On day 4, visit the Kullu-Naggar Castle and various temples, after which you will have reserved train seats for an overnight journey to Chandigarh.

    Average Cost: INR 9,500 per head

    Activities and Places: Bhrigu Lake, Manali Sanctuary, Hadimba Devi Temple, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley.

    Duration: 4 days
  • Adventure Activities On Kullu Manali Tour

  • 06Paragliding in Manali

    Paragliding in Manali
    Paragliding is an attractive and adventurous sport in Kullu Manali, with the cost ranging anywhere between INR 1,000 – INR 4,000. This cost is dependent on the equipment and location of paragliding. There is also a paragliding course available for those interested. It costs approximately INR 10,000 and is 7 days long.

    The best time to paraglide is between April and June when the temperature ranges between 10 – 25 degrees Celsius. Some of the popular paragliding spots include Solang Valley, Dobhi, and Burua-Shanag.
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  • 07Camping in Manali

    Camping in Manali
    Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Manali is beautifully nestled amidst lush cedar forests, dense woodland, and pleasant mountain breeze caressing your senses. Camping in this enchanting land of Manali is an ideal way to unwind your stress and relax at the lap of nature.

    Some of the popular camping destinations in this exotic Kullu Manali region are Beas Kund Camp, Shoja, Raison, and Solang Valley.
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  • 08River Rafting in Kullu Manali

    River Rafting in Kullu Manali
    Kullu Manali has two types of river rafting available at its accord – river rafting and white water rafting. The basic difference between the two is that river rafting takes place in low current and less turbulent flow of water, while white water rafting is for those seeking an ecstatic rush in highly turbulent and high current flow of water. There are several river rafting destinations to soothe your thrill-seeking itch, that include Mohal, Shamshi, Katrain, and Raisol.

    Kayaking facilities are also available at Pandoh Dam on the way to Mandi. Rafting in Kullu Manali starts at around 10 am in the morning at Pirdi, 45 km from Manali. 
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  • 09Skiing in Kullu Manali

    Skiing in Kullu Manali
    Being at the epicentre of the Himalayan Mountains, Kullu Manali present skiing as a popular tourist attraction for both first-timers and professionals. October to January is deemed to be the perfect time for skiing due to snowfall. However, there are some safety measures to be taken in order to ensure a hassle-free skiing experience.

    Do have a health check-up along with the precautions for altitude sickness. You also need to carry thick warm coats and flu and cold medicines for just-in-cases.

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  • 10Trekking in Kullu Manali

    Trekking in Kullu Manali

    There is a range of trekking activities available thanks to Kullu Manali’s mountainous and terrain appearance. According to your preference, treks are available from being a day-long to 3 weeks. The treks are a practical way to explore the unexplored land and visit sacred temples.

    You can spend night after night in freezing cold temperature lighting campfires and sipping on hot cups of coffee, under a blazing starry sky. There are several package tours starting at INR 7,000 for this escape into solidarity.

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  • 11Jeep Safari in Kullu Manali

    Jeep Safari in Kullu Manali
    With spectacular ecological excellence and exuberance, mountains tend to be predestined for nature lovers, offering a splendid opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and recreate your mind and soul.

    The exotic Jeep safari in your tour to Kullu Manali takes you to an austere and marvellous experience from Manali across Rohtang Pass through Lahaul to Leh, and then to Ladakh, cross through Lacha Lung La, Baralacha La, and Tanglung La.
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  • 12Rock Climbing in Kullu Manali

    The town is situated in an area topped with frosty hills all around it. From atop a hill, this view is mesmerizing, which has made rock climbing a popular sport. The thrill of getting up to the top coupled with the view has made it a must-do activity for an adrenaline rush.

    Various instructors from some groups-cum-organizations take you for a rock climbing tour along with the necessary paraphernalia. Some of the popular destinations for this sport are Kasol, Tirthan Valley, McLeodganj, and Dharamshala.
  • Other Things To Do On Kullu Manali Tour

  • 13Watch the Snowfall in Winter

    Kullu Manali adorns itself in unparalleled beauty during winter months, which is the best time to experience snowfall. It is the peak holiday season, when the enchanting land experiences huge tourist influx from across the world.

    Watching the snowflakes kissing the ground silently, with the Mother Nature draping herself in white is a rare sight that attracts tourists globally. Some of the most prominent places that witness moderate to heavy snowfall are Marhi, Rohtang Pass, Beas Nullah, and Gulaba.
  • 14Red Apple Orchards

    The intriguing history and heritage of apple orchards in Manali dates back to the era of the British. Today, they are no more a source of good income for local people but also a renowned tourist attraction where travelers love to experience nature’s bounty amidst exquisite fruit orchards growing red apples, plum, pear, and much more.
  • 15Stay at the Boutique Resort

    Stay at the Boutique Resort
    Boutique Resort welcomes you with an exhilarating stay experience. The windows overlooking dainty streets and creeks are a mesmerizing view to wake up to. Coupled with hot cups of coffee in chilly weather, this will definitely go in the list of remarkable experiences down your memory lane.

    But its popularity arises out of its location. Most of the cafes are at a walking distance from here – Casa Bella Vista, The Lazy Dog, and Himalayan Organics are all 3-7 minutes away. Popular tourist attractions like monasteries are also 5 minutes away!
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  • 16Enjoy the Nightlife of Old Manali

    The day time has an abundance of thrilling and holistic activities, but what about the night time? Well, the nightlife of Manali maybe a little underrated. There are local cafes and bars that often have low-key band performances, karaoke, and local delicacies served on a fresh platter.

    Soma Café has a comfortable ambiance with various artworks as a part of its interior to give it a hippie appeal. Johnson Café is a bar with a seamless collection of wines and beers. There is undoubtedly a lot more to explore over here!
  • 17Stroll at Mall Road

    Often called the heart of the town, Mall road is always bustling with local shops serving local food and restaurants serving a repertoire of lip-smacking cuisines. Not only this, it is a popular hub for shopping and collecting trinkets and souvenirs.

    Most of the hotels, restaurants, and bars are lined-up at your service along with a few emporiums for a visit. Some of the popular shopping destinations at Mall Road include Thai Market, Hong Kong Market, Shangri La Shopping Complex, Dragon Shopping Complex, and Snow Lion Underground Market.
  • 18Have a drink at Cafe 1947

    Everything from Italain, American and the sweet bite of waffle, Cafe 1947 provides a sumptuous treat for your taste buds. It is a popular hubbub of tourist attraction especially due to its location. By the rover side, you can listen to the waves of water splashing against the rocks as you mingle into the mellow ambiance with maybe a little bit of jazz.

    Don’t drink alcohol? Don’t worry; they have an amazing selection of masala chai being served to be enjoyed in the crisp cold weather.
  • Places To See On Kullu Manali Tour

  • 19Rohtang Pass

    When on your way to Manali, there’s one place that’s definitely on the itinerary, and that’s Rohtang Pass. Rohtang Pass is situated at a distance of 51 kilometres from Manali, and you can reach the destination by road only.

    Rohtang Pass is located at a whooping altitude of 3978 metres, and the journey up the hills is a beautiful adventure in itself and is as beautiful as the destination. To visit Rohtang Pass, you need a Rohtang Pass to permit mandatorily. The permit costs about INR 550 and is usually not included in the Kullu Manali Tour Packages.
  • 20Jogini Waterfalls

    After your visit to the Vashisht Temple, you can visit Jogini Waterfalls, which are at an approximate distance of 2.5 km from the temple. Before one reaches the falls, one has to undertake a small trek amidst the lush green forest surrounding it. Among these highlands are dainty shops with local people selling local food that you can relish along the way.

    You are accompanied by the constant murmur of the water falling from a height as you prod your way towards it. The surrounding area is also flanked with trees that are blooming with apples at the beginning of the year.

    Location: Vashisht Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil
  • 21Hadimba Temple

    Situated in the beautiful hills of Manali, the Hadimba temple is an attraction that demands a visit for all the tourists that come to Manali. The temple is located in a cedar forest, the structure built atop a rock which many believe is a splitting image of the Goddess Hadimba herself, who was the wife of Bhima from the Indian epic Mahabharat.

    The temple is located in a beautiful place, and you will enjoy the place thoroughly. The temple was built back in 1553, although the legend dates back to the days when the epic happened itself. 
  • 22Manu Temple

    There are several mythological tales behind how the Manu Temple was built, and everyone has their own story to tell. The temple is dedicated to the idols of many Gods and Goddesses and poses as a popular tourist attraction. It resides in the Old Manali area and has various routes taking to it, the smallest of which is en route a dainty village.

    There are local shops, cafes, and artifact stores along the way, which makes the journey all the more enticing. However, the hill that leads to the temple is both narrow and steep. Taking cars will often lead to getting stuck in traffic jams. 

    Location:
    Old Manali, 3 km from Main Bazaar, Manali, Manali Tehsil

  • 23Vashisht Temple

    Exquisitely nestled 6 km away from Manali in the district of Kullu, the Vashisht Village is located underneath a rocky hill, overlooking the mesmerizing Beas River.

    For somewhat a unique experience on your tour, visit the hot spring at Vashisht, where water of temperature approximately 43-50 degree Centigrade comes out of granite stones. It is considered water from this hot spring has the healing power in several diseases.
  • 24Rahala Waterfalls

    A coveted gateway to the snow-clad Rohtang Pass, Rahala Waterfall is situated 16 away from Manali. Presenting stunning picturesque beauty and superb exuberance amidst lush deodar forests and silver birch trees, the destination provides the ultimate recipe to unwind your senses and rejuvenate.

    The flakes of snow floating in the water, standing upright against the clear blue sky and salubrious weather will definitely lead you to the paradise.
  • 25Jagatsukh

    Not a very popular destination among tourists who visit Manali, but definitely never missed by seasoned travellers who learn everything about a place before visiting it, Jagatsukh is a temple located in a village about six kilometres away from the town of Manali.

    Most of the packages often exclude the temple but if you wish to see it, you can include it in the itinerary. The view around the temple is amazing, with forests, snow-capped mountains, and valleys. 
  • 26 Solang Valley

    Located just fourteen kilometres from the hill station of Manali, Solang Valley is visited by almost everyone who comes here from far and wide. Almost every tour packages have it.

    The valley is visited most by young people in groups who like to go for trekking and winter activities from October to February, when the valley experiences snowfall. The beauty of the place increases a thousand fold in the winter season, so it’s a definite visit during winter.
  • 27Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

    Sprawling over a land of 3,180 hectares, Manali Wildlife Sanctuary both sustains and preserves various species of flora and fauna that are bound to entice your attention. Amidst the pristine glaciers and dense forests, the sanctuary is a vegetative hub of deodar, chestnut, walnut, poplar, maple, Robinia, and fir trees.

    The forests conceal several animals like monal, musk deer, brown bears, and snow leopards. Birds that inhabit this vast estate include Kingfisher, Snow Pigeon, Kokla, Tree Creepers, and Chakor. If you visit the sanctuary during summer, between the months of May and June, then you are allowed to camp within the sanctuary along with a stay in one of the in-built hotels.

  • 28Great Himalayan National Park

    The  Great Himalayan National Park is another beauty in the hills near Manali that is worth a visit. The park was founded back in 1984 and has an altitude range of 1500 metres to 6000 metres.

    The beauty of this park is made more prominent by the rich flora and fauna which it consists of; teak, deodar, oak, and cedar trees, and amazing wildlife species that range from snow leopard, leopard, brown bear, snow cock, goral etc. A visit to the Great Himalayan National Park is usually included in the Kullu Manali Tour Packages.
  • 29Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery

    There are pioneering idols of Buddhism, including that of Lord Budhha in the Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. Its proximity to Mall Road has made it yet another popular tourist attraction. There is a nearby restaurant that invites you to experience the local cuisine of Himachal Pradesh.

    It is mandatory to keep your shoes outside before entering the monastery. The walls are carved with intricate designs, and the monks have a learning session every once in a while. It is a common site for religious natives to visit the temple to pray and seek the wisdom of Lord Budhha.

  • 30Club House

    For a young couple looking for a delightful evening or a family with young children who would like to spend some quality time, the Club House of Manali has something for everyone. The Club House is a beautiful centre with excellent facilities.

    There is a bar, restaurant, library, game room, indoor games such as billiards, pool, table tennis, carrom etc., there’s also a skating rink that’s a major attraction among tourists who come here in the evenings.

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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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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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Hidimba Devi Temple

Nestled amidst the snow-laden hillocks of Manali, the Hidimba Devi Temple, also known as the Dhungri temple, is an ancient place of worship revered by the Hindus. The cave temple is dedicated to the Hindu demon-goddess Hidimbi. Hidimbi was the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandava brothers who are at the forefront of the epic Mahabharata.  Conceived in 1553 CE by Maharaja Bahadur Singh, the Temple is built around an ancient cave inside which Hidimbi Devi is believed to have meditated. 

Surrounded by Dhungri Van Vihar, a lush cedar forest at the foot of the Himalayas, the structure is built on a massive rock piece jutting out of the ground. This protrusion was initially worshipped as the deity before the Temple was built. 
Reflecting the distinct temperament of its patron goddess, the design of the Hidimba Temple is different than any other temples in its vicinity. With its wooden doorways, ceramic-like walls and three conical roofs covered in timber, the architecture of the Temple tells unique stories about the origins of the place in the folklore. 

Hidimba Devi Temple holds very high religious and cultural significance in the Hindu community. This can be seen on special occasions like the days of Navratri when people form long queues outside the Temple for just one glance at the Goddess. 
Along with having great religious value, the Temple gives its visitors an entrance into the wondrous world of nature. Nestled among branching trees and fallen leaves, the Temple is surrounded by rabbits and yaks who find a natural home in the forest surrounding the Temple.

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Gulaba Manali

A small village located a few kilometres from Manali, Gulaba is situated on the way to Rohtang Pass, on the Leh-Manali Highway. Named after Raja Gulab Singh of Kashmir, the village is tucked in amidst picturesque snow-capped mountains and verdant green meadows, with the Beas River adding opulence and serenity to its beauty.

Known as a great snowy region, Gulaba is also famous amongst sports and adventure enthusiasts, who drive in large numbers to the village to partake in adventure activities. Some of the major activities one can enjoy here include skiing, trekking and hiking, as well as paragliding and snow-scooter riding.

The natural landscape of the village of Gulaba attracts a large number of tourists every year, who come here to soak in the beauty of the place. Furthermore, the views from here are nothing less than enchanting, guaranteed to make you feel peaceful here. A lot of the tourists who visit the Bhrigu Lake tend to stop by at Gulaba. It is here in the meadows of Gulaba, where you can even set up camps and enjoy the stunning sunset while stargazing at the glittery night sky.

Additionally, it is here at Gulaba where some scenes of the famous Bollywood movie, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, were shot. Subsequently, the village has become a top spot for all types of travellers, from picnickers and naturalists, to those who love adventure. Yet, Gulaba remains one of the few places in Himachal Pradesh where you can simply escape from your busy and hectic lifestyle and experience the serenity and tranquillity.

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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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Solang Valley

Located 13 kilometers from Manali, Solang Valley is nestled away between the Beas Kund and Solang Village. The valley is famous among tourists for its stunning views of snow-capped mountains and magnificent glaciers that attract ski fanatics from all over the world.

The beauty of Solang Valley is unparalleled and many people visit the valley every year just to enjoy its pristine, snow-white magnificence. Especially in winter, when the entire place is covered by fluffy, milky white snow, the whole place appears as if it is straight out of a movie. groves of emerald green trees dotting the pure white landscape, clear blue skies, and magnificent mountains as far as the eye can see – Solang is truly at its most splendorous in winters.

Besides admiring its unmissable picturesque landscapes, people also visit Solang Valley to enjoy various winter sports. Adventure enthusiasts love skiing in the pure, driven snow here, and when the winters ease off a little, you can also try zorbing and paragliding.

The views of the place from the open sky as you paraglide through the valley are truly indescribable and need to be witnessed to be believed. If you really want to get a full dose of the pristine beauty of this valley, try camping here amidst its lush green meadows.

You can also try other adventure sports like quad biking and snowmobiling in Solang Valley. For the true thrill chasers, there is Solang Ropeway – a state of the art cabin to enjoy the sweeping views of the valley. However, if you are traveling with family, there are several places you can check out too.

The Great Himalayan National Park, Kothi, and Rohtang Pass make for very interesting sightseeing places. Whether you go to Solang Valley with friends or family, there is a lot to explore and enjoy here.

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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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  • Q. What is the best time to visit Kullu Manali?

    The best time to visit here depends on the activities you are circulating your itinerary around. If you want to go trekking, mountain climbing, biking, and skiing, then the winter season (November – February) is your call. If you want to go river rafting, then preferably after monsoon in October would be the best time.

  • Q. Are Kullu and Manali the same?

    Kullu and Manali are spoken in one breath as though they are a single place, but they are not. Kullu is another hill station situated about 50 km from Manali, but both are equally exhilarating and have an exciting repertoire of adventures, local markets, cafes, and restaurants laid out for you.

  • Q. Is Kullu Manali safe?

    Yes, Kullu and Manali both have tourists flourishing from both India and abroad. But that has in no way had any impact on the safety within these hill stations. It is safe for solo travelers, groups, families, and couples. In fact, they have exciting honeymoon packages for couples as well.

  • Q. What can you do in Manali at night?

    Manali has an underrated nightlife with local bars and cafes having band performances and karaoke with their mellow ambiance. Some of the popular places to visit are Khyber on Mall Road for tandoori food, Chelsea Club for drinks and cocktails, and overnight camping at Solang Valley.

  • Q. What are the popular shopping spots in Manali?

    There are several shopping places in Manali. Some of them include:

    Himachal Emporium:
    This has various handicrafts and textiles sold at comparatively cheaper rates.

    Tibetan Market: 
    This market has an abundance of western and local traditional clothes at really cheap rates.