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  • With its lush natural beauty, gushing rivers, sprawling valleys and high passes, Manali is one of the best places in India for a honeymoon. And there is no better way to enjoy the place in all its beauty than a Kullu Manali Honeymoon tour package. A honeymoon should be a luxurious and hassle-free experience- the only thing that should be on your mind is having fun and creating precious memories together. Bu undertaking this tour package, you leave all the troubles of planning the trip to the tour provider, which leaves you to enjoy the magic of the beautiful places in Manali in the best way possible.

    From visiting the banks of the Beas river to hiking over to the Hidimba Devi temple to exploring the Rohtang Pass to enjoying the adventures of Solang Valley to gasping in wonder over the Bhrigu lake- there are many fantastic things to do during a trip to Kullu  Manali. Natural beauty abounds in this region and is becomingly represented in the intense natural settings around Manali like those to be found in the Great Himalayan National Park and Manali Sanctuary. Neither should the graceful Jogini Falls be given a miss. If you are looking to enjoy the adventure in Manali, Solang Valley is the place to head to. 

    Whether you visit it in the summer or in the winter, there is always adventure taking place here. Paragliding, ropeway rides, zorbing, skiing, and snowmobiling are some of the many adventure activities to be enjoyed in Solang Valley. Adventure lovers will also love the treks around here as well as the river rafting adventures in Manali. A honeymoon in Kullu-Manali is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself and your partner, so make sure you have a wonderful time while you are there. 

  • Adventurous Honeymoon Tours in Kullu Manali

  • 01Biking in Rohtang Pass

    Image Credit :  keedap

    On a Manali trip, you will find multiple reasons to visit Rohtang Pass. One among them is to get the experience of riding through one of the world’s highest motorable passes.

    En route you are captivated by the majesty of the Pir Panjal mountain ranges and the panoramic views of the landscape.

    The best time to visit this pass is between the months of May and November. During the summer months, this route also serves as an alternate roadway for military vehicles.

    You can opt for renting a bike in Manali or you can also bring a bike of your own which must be in a good condition.

  • 02Zorbing in Solang Valley

    Zorbing in Solang Valley

    During the summers, as a part of the Manali tour packages, the slopes of Solang Valley serves as an ideal zorbing ground. It is also during this period, when the snow starts melting, this valley witnesses a large number of zorbing enthusiasts from different parts of the country.

    The cushioned surface is ideal for rolling downhill in a giant ball called a zorb. Rolling down the slopes, though the zorbs come to a halt after certain point of time and  After a point of time the zorb comes to a halt, the fun and excitement of zorbing continues. It is indeed one of the safest and exciting activities.

    Camping at Solang Valley

    Camping at Solang Valley

    NNNNM38 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlManali

    Starting from

    O1,500

  • 03Paragliding in Solang Valley

    Paragliding in Solang Valley
    Image Credit : Raman Virdi - Flickr

    The Solang Valley has vast expanses of land, cliffs, snow-capped mountains and more. On one of these elevated stretches of land, you can simply lift off the ground in a paraglider – one of the favorite things to do in Manali.

    Be it a beginner flyer or an expert, the delight of having an aerial view of the valley never ceases to wonder the flyers.

    In case, you are a novice, you can enjoy this fun-ride with an instructor and feast your eyes on the amazing visuals that you see beneath you. The aerial view of this valley, hills and the forests are simply stunning

    You can check here about different packages for paragliding adventure in Manali.

    Paragliding in Manali

    Paragliding in Manali

    NNNMM24 Ratings

    lManali

    O1,200

    Starting from

    O1,000

  • 04Jeep Safari Packages

    Jeep Safari Packages
    Alluring the visitors with its enticing charm and appeal, Manali proves to be an all-time favourite destination in India. Located in the pictorial Beas River Valley in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, this stunning hill station once served as the origin of the 'Ancient Trade Route'.

    With the bygone time, the natural marvels of Manali can be explored with an exciting jeep safari; it's enthralling mountains peaks, dense and lush thickets, pleasant climate and other aspects has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the country. Without going out on Jeep Safari your Manali tour would not be complete. On your jeep safari, you will be driven through the highest of the mountain highways of the world. Marvel at the sight of the spectacular view of the region with the snow-capped mountains and the lush greenery.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight then the nearest airport will be at Bhuntar which is located approximately at a distance of 50 kilometres away from Manali. Manali is well connected by road to all the major cities as well.
    Leh Ladakh Tour Package from Chandigarh

    Leh Ladakh Tour Package from Chandigarh

    NNNNM34 Ratings

    d9 Daysn8 NightslLadakh

    O30,500

    Starting from

    O27,000

  • 05Skiing Packages

    For that ultimate adventure and thrill don’t miss a chance to ski in the milky white snow in Manali. For the adventure seekers, this is one of the best things to do in Manali. Rohtang Pass and Solang Nallah offer a variety of slopes for skiers. These places are filled with people throughout the year.

    Feel the thrill as you glide through the snow and overcome the criss-cross paths. You can also indulge in some other activities like heli-skiing which is another adventure sport famous in Manali. If you are a beginner then you can take a course for beginners or just hire an instructor for a short while from the directorate of Mountaineering and Allied sports or one of the other agencies registered with the department of Tourism.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight then the nearest airport will be at Bhuntar which is located approximately at a distance of 50 kilometres away from Manali. Manali is well connected by road to all the major cities as well.

  • 06River Crossing

    There is another activity which you should definitely try while you are in Manali. Your Manali adventure wouldn’t be complete without enjoying River crossing. River crossing is one of the most popular upcoming adventure activity in Manali.

    This activity is a hit among the adults as well as children. Once you are in Manali you can enjoy this activity Van Vihar in Manali, Solang Valley, At Morpheus Valley Resort, Club House, Old Manali and some other places. These places are some of the best places where you can try this exciting activity. You can also try some other places like Bhang and Aleo for this adventurous activity.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight the nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport at Kullu which is 10 km from Manali. The airport is connected by Vayudoot services with Delhi and Chandigarh. By road, the distance from Delhi to Manali is 570 km and from Shimla, the distance is 280 km.

    Price: Approximate price starts from Rs 350 per person.
  • 07Canyoning at Vashist in Manali

    Canyoning at Vashist in Manali
    • h4 Hours
    • lVashisht
    • NNNNN41 ratings
    • Bhupinder Thakur
      Supplier
      Bhupinder Thakur
    About the Activity:
    • Experience canyoning, an exciting new sport, a cross between absailing or rappelling & caving into waterfalls.
    • Get in touch with a special natural world and see beauty such as you’ve only dreamed of
    • From the raw power of strong waterfalls to the tranquillity of deep, pools, from sculptural rockscapes to glowing green moss droplets, you will be immersed in a world you never knew existed.
  • 08Fishing Experience in Manali

    Fishing Experience in Manali
    • h6 Hours
    • lManali
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • Bhupinder Thakur
      Supplier
      Bhupinder Thakur

    About the Activity:

    • Experience a fun and exciting fishing trip to Manalsu Nala in Old Manali and get to know the fun and exciting ways of fishing in the north.
    • The tour providers pride themselves on the diversity of fishing options that they offer, so whichever form of blue water fishing you are interested in, this is an adventure that is sure to impress you. Pick-up & drop facility from your hotel is also available.
    • An angler’s paradise, Himachal has several spots for both trout and Mahaseer as well as other fish. Acclaimed as the best sport fish in the world, both Brown and Rainbow Trout can be found in Himachal's streams.
    • Fish also abounds in Beas River near Manali. Good spots on this beat are –Manualsu nalla, Beas river, Haripur nalla, Fozal nalla and Baragrain nalla that you can explore. 
  • 09Camping Packages

    Camping Packages
    Nothing can make you happier than spending some memorable nights camping on the mountain with a warm bonfire. Camping is one such thing to do in Manali which will make your trip more thrilling and entertaining.

    For the nature lover camping amidst the serene mountains is like a paradise on earth. For a mountain lover, the sound of waterfalls is like the joyful clapping of merry primitive dancers and the howling of night winds contains a musical pleasantness for them.

    Whether you are travelling with your friends or family this place is never going to disappoint you. You can also indulge in some activities like skiing, trekking, mountain climbing etc. So don’t miss a chance to camping in Manali on your next trip.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight then the nearest airport will be at Bhuntar which is located approximately at a distance of 50 kilometres away from Manali. Manali is well connected by road to all the major cities as well.
    The Mystical Soyal Hike with Camping near Manali

    The Mystical Soyal Hike with Camping near Manali

    NNNNM54 Ratings

    d2 Daysn1 NightlManali

    Starting from

    O3,899

  • 10Mountain Biking in Nagar

    Mountain Biking in Nagar
    • h7 Hours
    • lManali
    • NNNNN38 ratings
    • Mrs. Disha Thakur
      Supplier
      Mrs. Disha Thakur
    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 scenery as you pass though the scenic route.
    • Visit the famous Nagar castle and admire the stunning architecture of this castle.
    • Explore the nearby places and end your tour after 7 hours.
  • 11White Water River Rafting in Kullu Manali

    White Water River Rafting in Kullu Manali
    • h1 Hour
    • NNNNN30 ratings
    • Mr.Naushad Kaludi
      Supplier
      Mr.Naushad Kaludi

    About the Activity:

    • Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas river between  manali  and Largi.
    • This valley is famous for its 14 km stretch white water river rafting activity.
    • The activity provides a thrilling experience along with a trained guide for safety purposes.  

    Meal Types: Snack Box and Bottle of Mineral ter.

    Activities: White Water Rafting 

    Difficulty Level: Easy   

  • 12Cable Car Ropeway

    Imagine the wide scenery of the serene mountain, green valleys, and the milky white snow. Amazing isn’t it? Get a chance to enjoy the breathtaking a view of the scenery, cool salubrious climate makes this places one of the most loved hill station in India. Cable car Ropeway is one such activity in Manali which is becoming very popular among the people.

    This cable car is located in the Solang valley and takes tourists high up to the slopes from where they can witness the heart melting scenery around. This place is also a boon for skiers who come here during winters to enjoy the thrill of the sport amidst the lovely mountains and the surroundings.

    Getting There: If you are taking a flight the nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport at Kullu which is 10 km from Manali. The airport is connected by Vayudoot services with Delhi and Chandigarh. By road, the distance from Delhi to Manali is 570 km and from Shimla, the distance is 280 km.

    Price: Approximate price starts from Rs 450 per person.
  • Famous Treks in Manali

  • 13Hampta Pass Trek, Manali 2018

    Hampta Pass Trek, Manali 2018
    • d5 Daysn4 Nights
    • lManali
    • NNNNN2087 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6691309

    To Book Call 7737757778

    Departure Dates:
    August: 18,19,25,26
    September :1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30 
    October: 6,7,13,14

    About the Hampta Pass Trek:

    The Hampta Pass trekking package for five days has the starting point as Manali, the famous hub for all types of travel. From Manali, you will be taken to Jobra and then to Chika located at a height of about 10,100 feet. All these routes will have plenty of greenery, River Rani and the mountainous stretches on one side. Dhauladhar Ranges can be seen from Chika as you climb up to reach Balu ka Ghera and the impressive journey to catch the first glimpses of some of the best peaks in the Himalayas will be tremendous. Commonly referred to as the White Range, you’ll notice the mighty towers in Dhauladhar Ranges occupy the entire frame with meadows and flower-filled valleys dotted for the company.

    What awaits you next are the gradual slopes until you reach the mighty Hampta Pass and on the way, Hampta Village will be your host for some time. Discover the serene calmness that surrounds the valley, you might meet shepherds at this high altitude pass who visit the valley to nourish their sheep with the special grass that grows around the area.

    Your trek to the massive Pir Panjal Ranges and the ultimate destination of the trek is the beautiful Chandra Tal located amidst the pristine surroundings dominated by the white peaks and clouds above. A confluence of three paths – Hampta Pass, Spiti, and Rohtang Pass and the green paradise will accompany you to achieve the height of about 14,100ft.

    On the fifth day of Hampta Pass Trek, you will travel from the lake directly to Manali after crossing Rohtang Pass and the humid Kullu Valley and the arid Lahaul and Spiti Valley and conclude the trip with multiple memories created in the midst of such a splendid serenity.


    About the Destination:

    Hampta Pass trek is giving each adventure lover an option to discover the unique landscape on the Manali side in Himachal Pradesh. It is a dream like an experience through the unusual and special one climbing out across the lush green valleys of Kullu to reach the overhanging mountains. From the top, you will witness the magnificent view of a different world below, the beautiful yet deserted Lahaul. The panoramic sweep of the valley from the summit will be a sight that will not leave you forever.

    An integral part of Manali’s topography, which is India’s favourite adventure zone, this trek is voted amongst the easiest of trails and most attractive to beginners. An exciting activity, being around Hampta Pass opens a whole new beautiful world. Coupled with a stopover at the eerie and placid Chandra Tal, this journey is replete with adventure and scenic moments.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature:  Day: 13°C to 18°C and Night: 0°C to -7°C

    Trekking Distance:  35km

    Maximum Altitude: 14,100ft

    Difficulty Level: Moderate 

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Manali

    Airport: Bhuntar airport which is 52 km away from Manali

    Base Camp: Manali

    ATM: You will find ATMs in Manali.

  • 14Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

    Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lManali
    • NNNNN721 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator

    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 trail that leads to the pass is known for its enchanting beauty and appeal.

    From the pass, one can enjoy the fantabulous views of the Deo Tibba, Parbati, and Pir Panjal peaks. Also, jotted with luscious groves of pine, deodar, golden oak and cherry, this pass boasts as one of the most scenic and pictorial passes in the country.

    About the Departure with Details:

    The Chanderkhani Pass trek will give you a feeling of isolation from the rest of the world as some of the trails are hidden from the human eye. Over the 3 exciting days of the trek, you will be making your way through breathtaking viewpoints and meandering trails through the thick forest of firs and oaks. Each and every step of the trek is bestowed with astounding views of the towering peaks and makes it for an unforgettable experience! On a whole, this trekking expedition will get you acquainted with the serene, pictorial and heavenly environs of Himachal Pradesh and its natural wonders.

    Note: Minimum people required to book 2


  • 15Pin Parvati Trek 2018, Himachal Pradesh

    Pin Parvati Trek 2018, Himachal Pradesh
    • d10 Daysn9 Nights
    • lManali
    • NNNNN1090 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7813402

    To Book Call @ 9024594670

    Departure Dates:

    August: 2, 12, 24
    September: 2, 14, 22

    About the Pin Parvati Pass Trek:

    Barsheni village is the starting point of your Pin Parvati Trek from where you will be led to Rudranath Camp after crossing the fascinating trails. Rudranath to Khirganga watching the beautiful Parvati River and the evergreen forests and picturesque meadows would be a highlighted version of your trek. Tunda Bhuj campsite awaiting your arrival can be reached after crossing some more astounding landscapes and rough trails that would enable you to spot some of the most regular species of birds coming to visit the region. 

    Mantalai and the charming lake are the jovial hosts of you in between the journey to arrive the Pin Parvati camp. There, you will be driven to immerse into the abyss created by the verdant greenery present everywhere near, the brooks, the flowery meadows and the high glaciers and what not- each sight around you will remarkably stuck into your head for sure.


    About the Destination:

    Discovered in the year 1884 as an alternate passage to the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, the Pin Parvati Pass trek is one of the most enthralling and challenging trekking trails in India. Taking the trekkers to a maximum altitude of 5,319m above the sea level, the Pin Parvati trek is usually undertaken during the months of July to September and requires excellent trekking skills and techniques.

    Manali with plenty of trekking options comes up with the best in its kit that is Pin Parvati trek, leading the trekker up to 5319 meters height and it is the perfect option for seasoned trekkers worldwide. July to September, the best season to do Pin Parvati trek brings forth the maximum number of trekkers and visitors Manali can accommodate. Parvati Valley is a beautiful landscape letting us cross the relishing greenery in Kullu and then taking us to the romantic Spiti Valley.

    The Pin Parvati Pass is the major point of interest on Pin Parvati trek and it is always prepared to offer the most thrilling experience to each trekker. Risk and difficulty are common on Pin Parvati treks and the lengthy crossing fields between the surroundings and of course the heavy snowfall give the trek an adventurous notion every time.

    You will not be disappointed at all if you take this Pin Parvati trekking package because you are going to be elevated to the state of bliss with the incomparable sceneries and views of stunning landscapes of Spiti Valley. A mixture of steep slopes, gradual climbs, barren mountains, snow-clad peaks and rugged passes, this 100km trek needs high trekking skills and can be completed in a course of 11 days. Also, as the Pin Parvati Pass trek takes you through some of the highest peaks, getting acclimatised to the environs also become a major requirement for successful completion of the trek.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: Day: 16°C to 20°C and Night: 0°C to 4°C

    Trekking Distance:  110 km

    Maximum Altitude:  17,457 ft

    Difficulty Level: Difficult

    Airport: Bhuntar, 52 km away from Manali

    ATM: Kaza has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

  • 16Chandratal Baralacha Trek in Himachal Pradesh

    Chandratal Baralacha Trek in Himachal Pradesh
    • d8 Daysn7 Nights
    • NNNNN208 ratings
    • Santosh
      Supplier
      Santosh
    About the Activity:
    • Indulge in this 8 days trekking expedition in Chandratal Baralacha and get a chance to witness the alluring beauty of the region.
    • Start your tour after arriving at Manali by morning and then transfer to the hotel .Visit the  Hadimba Devi Temple and the mall road.
    • Enjoy a delicious breakfast and drive to Batal via Rohtang pass (3980mts) and reach Batal.
    • Continue trekking to Chandratal (4250 mts/13940 ft) with packed lunch and enjoy the amazing view of a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra River.
    • Marvel at the sights of the surroundings and have fun nearby the lake. Witness the beauty of the mountain peaks and the trek to reach  Tokpo Yogma.
    • Keep trekking through the streams and reach Tokpo Yogma and then hike for 10kms to reach Baralacha La (4950 M).
    • Explore the three rivers Chandra,Bhaga and Yunam as you trek and reach  Baralacha Pass.
    • Get transferred to Manali by a jeep for the overnight stay.
    • End your tour by departing to Delhi in the evening.




  • 17Bhrigu Lake Trek 2018, Manali

    Bhrigu Lake Trek 2018, Manali
    • d4 Daysn3 Nights
    • lManali
    • NNNNN1222 ratings
    • Viduth Ghosh
      Supplier
      Viduth Ghosh

    To Book Call @ 08619347021

    Departure Dates:
    July: 7, 14, 21, 28
    Aug: 4, 11, 18, 25
    Sep: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    About the Bhrigu Lake Trek:
    - Embark on this exciting 4 days 3 nights trekking expedition and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region. Start your tour after reaching the Ramsu base camp and complete the registration process. Stroll out in the paths of Naggar and then trek back to the camp. Explore the famous Gowrishankar temple, Tripura Sundari Temple with its Pahadi style and the Roerich art gallery. In the evening get briefed by the guide about the trek for the next day. Enjoy a jeep ride for around 3 hours from Rumsu to Gulaba before you start your trek for Rohlikohli campsite. Trek through the two stream for 5-6 hours and reach your campsite which offers amazing views of Solang Valley.

    Next start trekking at around 07:00 AM for the Bhrigu lake after a delicious breakfast, this trek will take around 4 hours. Marvel at the sight of the amazing Brigu lake and then descend to the Rohlikohli campsite. Continue trekking for the Gulaba and trek for around 3-4 hours. Reach the Manali bus stand and depart at around 05:00 PM.


    About the destination:

    Bhrigu Lake trek is a real treat for nature lovers as well as adventure admirers since the lake at the great height would compel everyone to fall in love with it. The surroundings protect the lake are worth doing this trek no matter what. Yet another feather in the golden crown of Manali tourism is Bhrigu Lake trek which shows us the high altitude alpine meadows so beautifully and there is no other reason needed to pack your bags and head out to have the glimpses of such a nice serenity. But unless you trek to a height of around 12000 feet, these alpine meadows won’t be visible to you. Yes, that is the major attraction Bhrigu Lake trek has to forward to us.

    Stumbling upon the vast green meadows immediately after a thick forest of rhododendron or oak is the finest part of every high altitude treks in the Himalayas and the drastic changes in the visuals we see before would enable us to spend ample time to relish and then indirectly force us to carry the beauty with us. One among such treks is Bhrigu Lake trek.


    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: Day: 13°C to 18°C and Night: 0°C to 7°C

    Trekking Distance:  26km

    Maximum Altitude: 14,000ft

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station, from Pathankot take a bus to Manali

    Airport: Bhuntar Airport, 52 km away from Manali

    Base Camp: Manali

    ATM: Manali has a lot of ATMs. 

  • Places to Visit on Honeymoon in Kullu Manali

  • 18Solang Valley

    Solang Valley
    Image Credit : Raman Virdi - Flickr

    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 in Kullu. Be it a honeymoon vacation or a family outing, a thrilling and engaging experience is guaranteed.

    Snowboarding in Solang Valley

    Snowboarding in Solang Valley

    NNNMM27 Ratings

    h2 Hours

    Starting from

    O1,580

  • 19Old Manali

    Old Manali
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    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, the 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 pass 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.

  • 20Rahala Waterfalls

    Image Credit : mouthshut.com

    Located at about 17km from Manali, the beautiful Rahala Falls is also amongst the famous tourist spots in Manali. Situated in a region that leads to the Rohtang Pass, the surroundings to this cascade serves as a perfect habitat for picnic lovers.

    Trekking routes in this region are a pure delight to the trekkers and also takes them through lush and forests, scenic landscapes and many more. These trails are also popular amongst the nature photographers. Be it the aromatic air or dense silver birch trees, a visit to this waterfall offers you with pristine views and keeps you immersed in the lap of the nature.

  • 21Hadimba Temple

    Hadimba Temple
    Image Credit : Deep Hazarika - Flickr

    This four storey wooden temple is located in the middle of the Van Vihar forest in Kulu Manali. Being one of the oldest temples in this region, it is a prime tourist attraction and an important part of the Manali tour packages. Built in 1553, it is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, the wife of Bheema, the Pandava brother.

    There is also a sacred rock in the temple premises that is believed to possess mystical powers of healing. The Hadimba Temple’s unique architectural style that combines elements of Buddhist temple architecture is palpable.

    Experience Manali with Adventure

    Experience Manali with Adventure

    NNNMM30 Ratings

    d1 DaylManali

    O2,550

    Starting from

    O2,500

  • 22The Manali Gompa

    The Manali Gompa
    Image Credit :  Ralph Kent - Flickr

    Built in 1960, this is amongst the important spiritual pilgrimage centers for Buddhists. People from all over the world come here to see the giant statue of Lord Buddha and embrace the sea of spirituality that pervades here as part of their Manali tour packages.

    Importantly, this place functions as a gathering place for Buddhists from neighbouring regions such as Lahaul, Spiti, Ladakh and Nepal. The monastery is renowned for its unique roof built in the Pagoda style. Inside the monastery, there are splendid paintings that portray the life and teachings of Lord Buddha.

  • 23Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

    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.

    Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Manali in a Private Vehicle

    Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Manali in a Private Vehicle

    NNNNM23 Ratings

    h8 HourslManali

    Starting from

    O2,300

  • 24Rohtang Pass

    The postern to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Rohtang Pass is one of the most exciting Manali tourist places. Located at a distance of 51km from the town of Manali, it falls on the Manali- Keylong Highway and is one of the highest and most spectacular passes in the region. 

    The pass acts as a natural divide between the valleys of Kullu and mountains of Lahaul and Spiti creating a beautiful amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist cultures. The slope attracts people from all over the region to appreciate its beautiful views and fresh snow! However, be warned that to visit this pass one needs permission from the Indian Army that clears the snow in order for the vehicles to pass smoothly. 

    There are a number of adventure sports that can keep you interested such as skiing, skating, paragliding, snow scooter, and more. A little ahead of the Rohtang Pass is the Sonapani Glacier and the twin peaks of Gaypan, which are known for their sweeping views of the entire Kullu valley. The place is best visited during the months of summer as during the winter the entire area is covered under a thick blanket of snow and ice. 

    However, the pass does have a sinister history as the name itself translates to mean ‘The ground of Corpses’ referring to the number of people who have lost their lives making their way up this tricky but beautiful mountain range. So, be warned not to take risks and to listen to safety instruction or read up on them before you visit the pass.

    Distance from Manali: 51 Km

    How to get there: Follow the Manali to Keylong highway by bus or car

    Best time to Visit: April to May

    Attractions/Activities: Skiing, Ice-skating, Paragliding, Snow Biking

    Type of destination: Historic and adventure

  • 25Tibetan Monasteries

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    The region of Kullu Manali has a large Tibetan population and their monasteries are the testimony to their spiritual beliefs and traditions. These monasteries also houses ancient artefacts, scriptures and murals related to the history and development of Tibetan people in Manali.

    Some of the well-known monasteries in this picturesque hill station includes Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa and Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa, and a visit to them is amongst the best things to do in Manali. The former is run by the locals based on donations and it also has a Tibetan handicraft centre, from where the visitors can get souvenirs and other traditional gifts. The latter has a modern architecture and is situated amongst a sprawling sunflower garden.

  • 26The Castle Manali

    The Castle Manali
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    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.


  • 27Arjun Gufa (Arjun Cave)

    Located towards Naggar and 4km from Manali, this is a cave where once Arjun, the Pandava king meditated. Situated near the Prisni village, visiting the Arjun Gufa is a good excursion for about a day. Surrounding this cave, are resplendent natural settings including snow capped mountains and streams.

    More than the mythological aspect of this cave, it is the visual appeal of these rocky structures that endear you during your Manali trip. Take a stroll around this cave and embrace the richness of its green ambience; enjoy the exotic views from this region and put colours to your imaginations by festing your eyes on scenic views.

  • 28Manu Temple

    Image Credit : Gopal Venkatesan - Flickr

    Located in the Old Manali region, you can reach this temple through the road that passes through the Manali Community Center. Dedicated to the Indian sage Manu, this temple is the only temple on this planet that is dedicated to this sage. Thus it makes to be one of the most sacred pilgrimages for the devotees of this saint.

    Built with wood and stone, the temple offers exotic views of the Beas River and magnificent hills. In front of the temple, a huge cascade enhances the aesthetics of this resplendent temple. A visit to this sacred temple in an important part of the Manali tour packages.


  • 29Vashist Hot Water Springs & Temple

    Vashist Hot Water Springs & Temple
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    Vashist is located near the Beas River and a short distance from the Rohtang Pass. Although a quaint village, this place is full of tourists. The highlight attractions here are the hot water springs and two temples. One temple is dedicated to Vashist Muni. There is also a Lord Ram temple here.

    Of things to do in Manali, you can have a dip in the hot water springs. Devotees believe that this water possesses healing powers. These natural hot sulphur springs are divided into two tanks. One tank is for men and the other for ladies. Interestingly, shower fitted baths have also been erected close by.

  • 30Bath at Manikaran

    Bath at Manikaran
    If you are visiting Manali then this is one of the best things to do in Manali. What could be better than enjoying a lavish bath at Manikaran?

    Located at a distance of 45 km from Kullu lies Manikaran in the Parvati valley. You can find the hot springs near the bank of Parvati River. The interesting thing about this place is that the springs come out to the surface with pressure.

    Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. There are many legends associated with the Manikaran. It is also believed that the Manikaran hot springs have some healing power. Pilgrims from far come here and for the cure of their ailments. Rheumatism and muscular pains are said to cure very fast by taking a bath in this water.

    Getting There: The nearest airport is at Bhunter. If you are taking a train then the nearest station is at Joginder Nagar. This is located between Mandi and Pathan have a railway route at a distance of 115Kms from Bhuntar.

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Solang Valley

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.

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Bhrigu Lake

Also known as the ‘Pool of Gods’, Bhrigu Lake is a majestic an picturesque water body that is located at a distance of about 43km from the town of Manali. Each year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who come here to appreciate the serene, crystal clear blue pools of the lake as a part of their itinerary to visit Manali tourist places. 

Rising to a height of about 14,100ft it is located on the eastern courses of the Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley, it makes up for being a perfect weekend outing on your next trip to Manali. 

 The lake is bordered by snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides and is a moderate to difficult trekking escapade.  Also nearby is the Nehru Kund, which is a natural water spring that is fed by the waters of the Bhrigu Lake and is truly picturesque. 

The trekking route to Bhrigu Lake starts either at the village of Gulaba or Vasishth Temple, either ways it perches you up at a height of almost 14000ft right on the second day, making it one of the most captivating treks of the Pir Panjal Ranges.  Locals of the village believe that this lake has been blessed by the sages and Gods which is why, it never freezes over completely even in the times of harsh winters.

Distance from Manali: 18 Kms

How to get there: Follow the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road through the village of Gulaba

Best time to Visit: May to June 

Attractions/Activities: Trekking

Type of destination:  Trekking and religious

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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Malana

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

Distance from Delhi: 543km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

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

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing and Hiking 

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Kasol

Located in the Parvati valley between the hill stations of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol is an 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 Sar pass, Pin Parvati and Khirganga. The Youth Hostels of India have a very strong presence here and are usually the ones organizing the treks in and around Kasol.

Distance from Delhi: 528km

Best time to visit: October to June

Attractions: Quiet and serene Valleys

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Culture

Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Experiences: 

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

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Rahalla Falls

Cascading from a height of 8,500ft, the Rahalla or Rehala Falls as they are called as one of the most stunning natural places to visit in Manali. They are located at a distance of 16km from the town on the way to the Rohtang Pass and are must stop over on your way to visit this haven of snow. The falls are formed by glaciers as they melt on their way down from the mountains. It is one of the best places to enjoy photography or just sit peacefully by and admire the natural beauty. 

The more adventurous can go trekking up the mountains behind the waterfall cascades. The waterfalls are set amidst dense thickets of Deodar, birch and pine trees, making it one of the stunning places for photography. The sight of the place and the gentle rhythm of the falls gives instant peace and harmony to anybody who chooses to visit it.

Timing: The waterfalls are best visited in the months of March and November

Entry Fee: None

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Krishna Bhavan Mandir

The Krishna Bhavan Mandir was built in the year 1926 and is beautifully made even though it is so old. Tourists love the place not only for the religious sentiments attached to it but also for the marvelous architecture of the place.

Location: It is located in the town of Kasauli and is one of the major religious destinations of the place.

Highlights: If you know a little about architecture you would easily recognize the mix of European and Indian style of architecture. But the temple is very famous for its church like shape and for the same reason is one of the most visited places by tourists. It is also known for the fairs held in the temple every year.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is during summers as the atmosphere is quite pleasant and Kasauli is best visited during the months of March to May.
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Garden of Char Minar

The Garden of Char Minar is among one of the Mughal gardens in Kasauli. It was built by the famous emperor Jahangir in the 17th century for his wife Nur Jehan. The garden is also called as Shalimar gardens by many.

Location: The garden is located quite close to the famous Dal Lake.

Highlights: The garden of Char Minar is spread over 12.5 hectares of land and built in a Persian style. There are various fountains in the palace and one can gaze over the beauty of the minar for hours. You will also find a lot of colorful and fragrant flowers in the lush lawn of the garden.

Best time to visit: Spring season is the best time to visit the place as the flowers bloom during this time. Many tourists also prefer to visit here in the winter season to see the frozen Dal lake and the snowy Pir Panjal ranges.
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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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Pandoh Dam

Are you in Kullu for your honeymoon? Then the Pandoh dam is a must-visit place. Located on the River Beas in the Mandi district, the Pandoh dam is an appealing destination to all. This place holds a prominent position, being easily accessible from both Kullu and Manali. This quaint spot also proffers boating facilities. 

Imagine, sailing in the midst of the Mother Nature with your better half. This place has the power to enhance the romance in your life in every way. Escape from your hectic schedule and be in awe of God’s stunning creations.

Also check: Camping in the immaculate panorama of Manali

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Monkey Point

Monkey point or also commonly known as Manki is the highest point in Kasauli. It is a major tourist attraction point in Kasauli. This place is managed and handled by the Indian Air Force, and they make sure that it is well maintained. If you have a tour planned for Kasauli, don’t forget to include it in your travelling itinerary.

Location: It is located in Kasauli.

Highlights: According to ancient myths, Lord Hanuman placed his foot in this place while searching for medicinal herbs for Lakshmana in the Ramayana. From this place, you can have a landscape panoramic view of the whole valley. You can also view the snow capped Himalayas and the Sutlej river from this place.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is at early morning or during evening. You will love the sunrise and sunset from this Monkey point in Kasauli.
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Manali Winter Carnival

Each time around the dawn of New Year, Himachal Pradesh gets ready to welcome the oncoming year with aplomb and festivities and makes up for one of the most exciting Manali tourist places.  The festival is called Himachal Winter Carnival and it is surely one of the most unique and exciting cultural experiences.

The tradition of celebrating the festival goes way back to 1977, and over the passing years the festival has assumed a bigger and more glorious role and look. The Himachal Winter Carnival, that once promoted the culture of the hills with folk dances and music; has now become varied as other activities like Bazaar, Street plays, band competitions and food festivals have been added. 

Usually celebrated on the mall road, which is one of the busiest areas of Manali, it is surely a festival that cannot be missed. You will get to see colourful dancers, upbeat music of the hills, yummy food and most of all get to know what the pulse of the people of Manali really is!

Ideal dates to travel: Jan 02 - Jan 06, 2016            

Attractions: Cultural extravaganza           

Activities:

-Folk Dances

-Music

-Bazaars

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Manu Temple

Located in the Old Manali region, you can reach this temple through the road that passes through the Manali Community Center. Dedicated to the Indian sage Manu, this temple is the only temple on this planet that is dedicated to this sage. Thus it makes to be one of the most sacred pilgrimages for the devotees of this saint.

Built with wood and stone, the temple offers exotic views of the Beas River and magnificent hills. In front of the temple, a huge cascade enhances the aesthetics of this resplendent temple. A visit to this sacred temple in an important part of the Manali tour packages.


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Chadwick Waterfall

The clear waters of the Chadwick Waterfall cascade deep down a gorge at a height of approximately 86 m. What amplifies the beauty of the place is the surrounding hills as well as the thick green trees of Pine and Deodar. After you have had a hectic travel schedule exploring the entire Shimla, you can come back here and unwind. This place will give you ample ‘me’ time.
  
Location: Chadwick Waterfall is situated within the dense and the very beautiful Glen Forest. This waterfall lies at a distance of about 7 km from Shimla and about 4 km from Summer Hill.

Highlights: The place was originally famous as the ‘Chidku Jhaar’ where Jhaar stands for waterfall and in the local dialet ‘Chidku’ means the bird. It is so called because the waterfall is at such a height that only a bird can reach to the top. Britishers gave it the name ‘Chadwick Falls’.

Best Time: Can be visited anytime of the year but it is advised to go there in a group.
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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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