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  • A favorite region of the many tourists arriving here in all the seasons of the year, it is maybe because of the serenity of the places to visit in Kullu Manali. Lined with beautiful valleys, green-clad hill slopes, picturesque mountain ranges with snow-capped peaks visible from everywhere in the city, and an unmatched level of Pahari hospitality, Kullu Manali is the cultural and adventure hotspot of the state of Himachal Pradesh. With an annual footfall in the millions, the region is especially famous for some of the most amazing, mind-blowing and stunning sights, some made by men while others contributed by nature.

    When it comes to Kullu Manali Sightseeing, there are a few names that cannot go without a mention. Like the name of Rohtang Pass, the place where you can find snow to frolic in all through the year. It is one of the most famous tourist spots in the country and is probably a name that everyone instantly recognizes. It is also an important pass as it acts as the link for Manali to Leh road trips. The second name that instantly hits the mind is of the heavenly Solang Valley. Famous as a skiing resort in the winters, this place doubles as an adventure hotspot of Kullu Manali throughout the year. Solang valley’s most honorable mention is Paragliding opportunities that one can take on here.

    Apart from these, the region is also famous for being the home to Hidimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Gulaba, Parvati Valley, Vashisth hot springs, Manikaran Sahib and many more such amazing places to see in Kullu Manali. This guide is your one-stop destination for all Kullu Manali information.


    Top Places to Visit in Kullu Manali: 

    Rohtang Pass
    - Manikaran Gurudwara 
    - Solang valley 
    Hampta Pass 
    - Parvathi Valley
    - Bhrigu Lake
  • Must Visit Places in Kullu Manali

  • 01Rohtang Pass

    Rohtang Pass

    Located at a height of 3,978m above sea level, the Rohtang Pass is a high altitude mountain pass of the Pir Panjal Himalayan range which connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Apart from this, there are many other points of importance for the pass. 

    It is the place where you can find snow throughout the year and that attracts a number of tourists here every year, especially in the months of summer to get away from the scorching heat of the plains. Also, the pass is an important part of the Manali Leh Highway and is key to promoting tourism to the Kullu Valley, Lahaul Valley, Spiti Valley and Ladakh.

    Location- Manali-Leh Highway, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu Bus Stand- 92 km

    Distance from Manali Bus Stand- 51 km


  • 02Manikaran Sahib

    Manikaran Sahib

    Relating directly to the first Guru and founder of the belief of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, the Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is a place of pilgrimage. The reason that this place is extremely famous is because of the natural hot springs here, and the legend has it that when Guru Nanak and his disciple had all they needed for a ‘Langar’ but nowhere to cook, the Guru told the disciple to life a stone from where the hot springs came out and they could cook their food. 

    That is the reason that the Pilgrims now cook their offerings to the god in the many springs here, and also believe it to be auspicious to bathe in these holy waters. One of the best place for Kullu Sightseeing, Manikaran Sahib is a must visit.

    Location: Hari Har Ghat, Manikaran Road, Distt. Kullu, Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu Bus Stand: 19 km

    Distance from Manali Bus Stand: 24 km

    Timings: Open 24 hours


  • 03Solang Valley

    Solang Valley

    Deriving its name from the nearby village, it is a side valley on the very highs of Kullu Valley and falls one the way of Rohtang pass. Solang Valley is extremely famous for the adventure sports and activities that take place here and vary from season to season. For example, the summer seasons sees the Solang Valley taking on activities like Parachuting, Paragliding, and Zorbing, whereas the winters see this place turn into an amazing skiing resort with the facilities and coachings all available during the appropriate season. 

    Apart from these, Solang is also famous for activities like ATV rides, ropeways, and trekking. For a memorable time when in the valley, Solang is a must of all the places to visit in Kullu Manali

    Location: Manali, India

    Distance from Kullu Bus Stand: 54 km

    Distance from Manali Bus Stand: 14kms

    Price: Entry fees Rs. 500.0 per person for zorbing, 1200.0 per person for paragliding, and 500.0 per person for the ropeway

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  • 04Hampta Pass

    Hampta Pass

    Hampta Pass or Hamta Pass is a high altitude mountain pass at an elevation of 4,270m above sea level and is a smaller corridor that leads from Kullu Valley to Lahaul Valley. Named after the village of the same name, the pass is like a gateway for the sheep and cattle herders of the Lahaul valley to search for pasture lands close by the high altitude cold desert of Lahaul, especially during the summer months.

    The pass is famous for the colorful wildflowers growing between altitudes 3000m and 3800m, mesmerizing waterfalls, glaciers clinging to cliff sides, high altitude lakes and several peaks above the height of 6000m, all of which are packed together to create this beautiful paradise. One of the best adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh the trek to Hamta Pass, which can be further extended to see the gem of Spiti valley, the Chandratal Lake.

    Location: Between Kullu and Lahaul Valleys, Himachal Pradesh


    Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass 2018

    Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass 2018

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  • 05Parvati Valley

    Parvati Valley

    One of the most scenic parts of the country, the Parvati Valley of the river Parvati is easily the most heart winning a destination in the entire Himachal Pradesh. The slopes of the valley are covered with dense and beautiful vegetation, with a number of waterfalls finding their way through the crevices of the region and adding to the beauty. No matter what the season, you will always find the place to be utterly beautiful. 

    With a number of things that you can do here, the best and most favorite things to do in Parvati Valley are trekking and camping. With the famous tourist destination of Kasol at its heart, Parvati Valley is emerging to be one of the most favorite holiday destinations of the area.

    Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 60 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 100 km


  • 06Bhrigu Lake

    Bhrigu Lake

    Located at an elevation of about 4,300m above sea level. Located to the east of Rohtang Pass and near the Gulaba Village, in the Pir Panjal Mountain range. Named after the famous sage, Maharishi Bhrigu, the legend has it that he used to meditate by the side of this lake. Because of this, the place became holy and is one of the reasons why the lake never freezes even at such an altitude. 

    Apart from the lake itself and the temple on its banks, the meadows that one encounters on the way to the lake are what most of the people make a reason to take the trek that leads to Bhrigu Lake. The mesmerizing views from such height of the valleys nearby is another reason why people love to visit this place

    Location: Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu Bus Stand: 53 km

    Distance from Manali Bus Stand: 18 km

    Price: The trek starts from INR 6250/-


    Bhrigu Lake Trek 2018, Manali

    Bhrigu Lake Trek 2018, Manali

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  • 07Malana Village

    Malana Village

    Popularly described as an ancient village, this place is an isolated heaven in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The stand-alone village in the Malana Valley of the Malana River is cut off from the rest of the world because of the daunting presence of Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba mountains. With a strict following of their rules and customs, Malana is considered to be amongst the oldest democracies of the world, where the people consider themselves to be Aryans and direct descendants of Alexander, the Great. 

    The best way to reach Malana is to take a trek from the famous tourist spot of Kasol. Surrounded by some of the greatest sceneries that you can find in the country, Malana is a must visit for everyone at least once.

    Location: Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 45 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 86 km

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  • 08Kasol

    Kasol

    A small village located in the embrace of the serene and beautiful Parvati valley, and on the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a name that needs no introduction. A favorite destination for the backpackers that arrive not just from every corner of the country, but also from various places around the world. Easily one of the most scenic and adventurous destinations of the state of Himachal Pradesh, it is the starting point of some of the most exciting treks of the area, including the names of Kheerganga, Chalal, Tosh Valley, Malana, Magic Valley and Grahan Village.

    You can also take a bike on rent in Manali and go on a scenic ride to Kasol.

    Famous for the pleasant weather throughout the year with mild snowing in the winter months, Kasol is also a perfect destination for camping in the various amazing destinations of the region. It is the budget hotspot destination for every backpacker and a must visit for the trekking trails of Kasol.

    Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 37 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 78 km


  • 09Old Manali

    Old Manali

    Some 3 km away and slightly uphill from Manali is the quiet and quaint little town that is popularly known as the Old Manali. A favorite of many backpackers and admirers of the Hippie lifestyle in the country, Old Manali is an altogether different world from New Manali. The less crowded, offbeat location consists of many tourists and nomadic souls, especially non-Indians, who stay here for pretty long durations. 

    The place is lined with many quaint cafes and restaurants that serve some of the most lip-smacking cuisines. Home to the famous Hadimba temple, the place is especially famous to buy some of the funkiest stuff, especially clothes and cherries. Old Manali is the real spirit of Manali and is a definite visit when in Kullu Manali.

    Location: Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 44 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 2 km

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  • 10Beas River

    Beas River

    A north Indian river, the Beas originates from the famous Beas Kund and flows for almost 500 km before its confluence with the River Sutlej in the state of Punjab. The river acts as a source of water for the population of Kullu, Manali and even the Kangra region. 

    Related to many traditions and legends of Hindu Mythology including the Sage Vyas, after whom this river is named. Passing through many steep valleys and green clad hill slopes, the river is still considered holy in many cultures and experiences a lot of pilgrims visiting it all the year round. 

    Beas is also the home to a rare population of Indus Dolphins, the ones that are not in Pakistan. Another fact is that after meeting with Sutlej in Punjab, the river then flows into Pakistan.

    Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu Bus Stand: 40 km

    Distance from Manali Bus Stand: 3 km


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  • 11Hidimba Temple

    Hidimba Temple

    With its importance and relevance dating back to the Mahabharata age, the Hidimba Devi Temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bhima of the epic. Situated in a cave, the temple complex is surrounded by cedar trees and is built on a rock protruding out from the middle of the forest. The place is sacred as it is believed that Hidimba used to meditate here with her brother before he was defeated by Bhima and she married him. 

    The best time to see this temple and to seek blessings is during the Navratri as the local people consider her as their deity. The temple was built in the year 1553 and still stands tall to this date, with the wooden carvings inside still intact.

    Location: Hadimba Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu Bus Stand: 44 km

    Distance from Manali Bus Stand: 2 km

    Timings: Everyday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

  • 12Vashisht Hot Water Spring & Temple

    Vashisht Hot Water Spring & Temple

    Not so far away from the city of Manali and located above the river Beas are the natural hot water springs of the village of Vashisht. These springs have resulted in the fame of this small town shooting to the very top amongst the international crowd. The temperature of the water is naturally maintained between the 43-degree Celsius and 56-degree Celsius, with a separate pool designated to only female visitors. 

    The village experiences a large footfall every day of tourists coming here to take a dip in the waters which are not just warm but are also considered to contain medicinal and many other health benefits.

    Location: Hot Water Spring, Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 44 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 2.4 km

    Timings: Daily from 7 AM to 10 PM


  • 13Great Himalayan National Park

    Great Himalayan National Park

    Established in the year 1984, this National Park of India covers an area of 1,171 sq km and ranges between altitudes 1500m to 6000 m above sea level. It is home to over 375 species of wildlife, all of which fall under the species of protected, prohibiting any hunting activities in the area.

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this place is a famous hotspot for Ecotourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh and is a heaven for trekkers and backpackers with immense love for nature. Lined with trees after trees of Deodar and Pine, the place is one of the best destinations to spot some of the most exquisite wildlife, like the snow leopards from up close.

    Location: Kullu District, Shamshi, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 57 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 98 km

    Timings: Open 24 hours

    Price/entry fee: INR 50/- for Indians


  • 14Gulaba

    Gulaba

    A beautiful and scenic village falling on the route to Rohtang pass and is famous for being certified and maintained as per the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal Act. Well equipped with all the necessary systems and computerized response structures, the village even has a highly effective waste disposal system, so as to maintain the pristine beauty of the village. 

    The scenic village is situated at a height of 4300 m above sea level in the Pir Panjal Mountain range and acts as an important link in the regulations for Rohtang Pass. The barricades are set up in Gulaba to stop vehicles going into Rohtang Pass during the winter months of November to March. Gulaba is also the starting point of the famous Bhrigu Lake Trek.

    Location: Leh-Manali Highway, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 55 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 14 km

    Timings: All days of the week 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Other Places to Visit in Kullu Manali

  • 15Kothi Village

    Kothi Village

    A scenic village falling on the way to Rohtang Pass, the Kothi Village is an amazing viewpoint to see some of the highest snow-capped peaks of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Apart from that, Kothi Village is also famous for offering views of glaciers nearby and the River Beas as it passes a deep and narrow canyon nearby. Located at an elevation of 2500m above sea level in the foothills of the famous Rohtang Pass. 

    As you set foot in the village, you will understand why this place is called any artist’s inspiration. The scenic beauty of this place will definitely remind you of a lot of stills from many movies that have been shot here, on the slopes of the brilliant valley.

    Location: Kothi, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 55 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 13 km

  • 16Jogni Waterfalls

    Jogni Waterfalls

    At just a small distance from the Vashisth hot water springs in Manali are the beautiful Jogini falls. The main way to reach these is by trekking from the Vashisth temple. One of the most famous Kullu Manali Sightseeing spots, the stream that these falls plunge into eventually flow downstream into the Beas River. Falling from multiple levels, the water plunges from a height of almost 150 feet and forms a pool at the bottom which many visitors love to soak in and enjoy. 

    At the base of the falls is the Jogini Mata Temple and is considered to be a sacred spot for many villages nearby. Marking the northern boundary of the Vashisth Village, these waterfalls can be reached by a short 3-hour trek through one of the most scenic routes in the region.

    Location: Vashist, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 46 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 4 km

    Timings: Open 24 hours


  • 17Tibetan Monastery

    Tibetan Monastery

    Located right next to the Manali’s bus stand and the very well known ‘The Mall’, the Tibetan monastery is one of the oldest and most famous of places to visit in Kullu Manali. With a high number of Tibetan people settling in the region, the monastery was set up. The monastery’s work and operation is handled by the local people who collect all the funds via donations. 

    Apart from being a religious destination and a spiritual outreach, the place is equally famous for the markets inside that sell authentic Tibetan handicrafts and handmade artifacts. Based on the older architectural style of Buddhists, the monastery is the home to a statue of Lord Buddha.

    Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 39 km

    Distance from Manali Bus Stand: 0.25 km

    Timings: Everyday 6 AM to 6 PM


  • 18Van Vihar National Park

    Van Vihar National Park

    Located on the Mall Road, the park is a green-clad and shaded region, thanks to a large number of Deodar trees that have made the area their home. It is one of the most favorite picnic spots for both the locals and the many tourists pouring in every week. For the convenience of the visitors of the park, there are many benches provided on the trails. 

    A place for everyone, the park is a great place to spend some time with your family, friends or loved ones while strolling in the tunnels made by the tall trees, or just simply sitting and lying down on the grassy areas of the park. For even more entertainment, the park even has a small pond for the visitors to enjoy boating in.

    Location: NH 21, Dhungri Village, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 44 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 2.2 km

    Timings: 08:00 am – 07:00 pm (Summer) & 08:00 am – 05:00 pm (Winter)

    Price/entry fee: INR 30 for boating

  • 19Jana Falls

    Jana Falls

    Close to the Naggar region of Manali is the small village called Jana, which is home to the offbeat yet famous Jana Falls. Surrounded by forests of Deodar and Pine and orchards of Apples, and in clear view of many snow-covered peaks, this place has become a famous picnic spot because of the simple yet alluring charm it commands. 

    The wooden bridge near the falls makes for amazing photo ops, making the place even more worthy of visiting shall you wish to go a little offbeat for finding amazing Kullu Manali sightseeing spots. You can bath and swim in the little pond formed at the base of the falls or can climb to the top via an easy trail to get a better view of the surrounding areas.

    Location: Jana, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 34 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 33 km

    Timings: Everyday 6 AM to 6 PM

  • 20Ragunath Temple

    Ragunath Temple

    Dedicated to Lord Rama of the Hindu Mythology, the Raghunath temple at a height of 2,056 meters above sea level is one of the best places to visit in Kullu Manali. The valley of Kullu is considered to be the Valley of Gods, because of the number of temples in the region. This one, in particular, has a history attached to the royalty of Kullu. 

    It is believed that the King Raja Jagat Singh erected this temple back in the year 1660 as an atonement of his sins. He even brought back an idol of Lord Ram from Ayodhya, which is also believed to be the birthplace of the god. Located in a beautiful place, the scenery around gives one the feeling of serenity with the temple providing one with the feeling of spirituality, making the entire experience an amazing one.

    Location: Post office, Sultanpur, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 0.55 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand- 43 km

    Timings- Sunrise to Sunset


  • 21Pandoh Dam

    Pandoh Dam

    An embankment dam in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, it is one of the main dams created on the Beas River for the purpose of generating Hydro Electricity. The dam’s other purpose is to divert a certain amount of water from the river to transfer it through channels and tunnels over to the Dehar Power House before sending it off into the Sutlej River. 

    However, the lake created behind the dam is the main reason of its popularity. The scenic lake, as well as the location and backdrop of the lake, draws a large number of people to this dam to click some of the most amazing pictures here and take them back as memories.

    Location: Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 50 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 90 km

  • 22Basheshwar Mahadev Temple

    Basheshwar Mahadev Temple

    Built on the banks of the river Beas in the Kullu Valley, this pyramid style temple carved out of stone stands in one of the most beautiful settings ever. Located in a small village called the Bajura, the temple has idols dedicated to many other gods like Lords Vishnu and Ganesh and Goddesses Durga and Laxmi. Another shrine of Lord Ganesh outside the temple is built in a 3 sided temple style. 

    Dating back to the 9th century, the temples intricate carvings and artworks are still preserved inside the complex and attracts a good number of pilgrims from around the country, every year.

    Location: Bishweshwar Temple Rd, Bajaura, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 16 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 56.5 km

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  • 23Sultanpur Palace

    Sultanpur Palace

    The royal residence of the former ruling family of the Kullu region, this palace is now house to some of the most brilliant exhibits belonging to the royals and history of Kullu. It is home to some beautiful paintings created in a mixture of the local Pahari and Colonial style adorned all over the palace. 

    These paintings showcase the local culture and people adorning various styles of their traditional attires. The palace is famous for having been destroyed in an earthquake and was reconstructed by the locals in the image of the previous one. 

    Also known as Rupi Palace, the original palace dates back to 1600, but the most ultimate part of the entire thing is the beautiful location and setting of the palace amidst towering mountains and snow-capped peaks.

    Location: Sultanpur, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 1.2 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 43 km

    Timings: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Daily)

    Price/entry fee: INR 30

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  • 24Nehru Kund

    Deriving its name from the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, this place not far out from the city and lying on the Manali Rohtang Highway. The Nehru Kund was named so because the Prime Minister used to drink the clear water from the natural spring here whenever he was in town. 

    It is believed that the source of the water in the springs is at the Bhrigu Lake, resulting in the crystal clear water, with the sound of the water bubbling out in the serene calm of this place is one of the best experiences that one can have here. The river Beas flows through the Kund or Pond, making the experience even more amazing.

    Its popularity has only risen through the years and it sees a large number of tourists fancying to hang out here.

    Location: Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 47 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 5 km

  • 25Manali Sanctuary

    Manali Sanctuary

    Located in the catchment area of the famous Manalsu Khad, this Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Himachal Pradesh starts at just a distance from 2 km from Manali. The Sanctuary spread in an area of 32 sq km and is covered by trees of Deodar, Kail, Horse chestnut, Walnut, and Maple.

    As far as the fauna here is concerned, you can spot the most amazing scenes of Brown Bears, Leopards, Musk deer, and most importantly, Snow Leopards roaming in the wild. You can even spot a lot of Mountain Goats roaming in wild herds in the Glacier areas of the park in the summer season. This is one place in Manali that your camera would love more than you would.

    Location: Circuit House Marg, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand: 45 km

    Distance from Manali bus stand: 3 km

    Timings: 7.30 AM to 5.30 PM

    Price/entry fee: INR 10/-

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  • Outdoor & Fun Experiences in Kullu Manali

  • 26Rafting Adventure in Kullu

    Rafting Adventure in Kullu
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    About the Activity: You'll arrive at the starting point and get the briefing on the activity. You must listen to this very carefully as the instructions are for ensuring that you get the best of experiences here. This will be followed by a gear check before you put it on. Then the rafts are lowered in the river and everyone climbs in it. And then, you raft.

    But why Kullu, though? With rafting trips lasting for as short as 7 km and as long as 14 km, the thrills always remain on a high as you negotiate the rapids of the ever torrential waters of Beas in Kullu, which further adds to the whole excitement factor of Kullu river rafting.

    If you are looking for something that can set your soul free and can take you on an exciting, bumpy ride, a rafting adventure in Kullu is sure made for you

    Group Size: Min 2

    About the Destination: River rafting in Kullu is the ultimate definition of adventure experiences in the valley. Kullu valley is well-known amongst Indians for various reasons. Situated on the banks of the River Beas, Kullu has thrived in natural beauty, pleasant climate throughout the year, religious importance and mostly because of the many adventure activities offered in the stunning valley vistas of this hill station.

    Kullu is a place where people come to be part of a myriad of different experiences that call Kullu their home. A spiritual site, a serene beauty, and the most favorite adventure destination, Kullu has something for everyone. But if you wish to bring together the feel of blood rushing in your veins, head swiveling in every direction and eyes taking in the beauty around you as you bump into one rapid after another, then Kullu river rafting experience is a must try here. The hills covered in green forests of Pine and Deodar, and the river flowing right in the center of it makes the experience even more amazing.

    For an amazing adventure experience in Kullu, river rafting is certainly the best and wholesome way of getting your fill of thrills here. River rafting in Kullu is an all-time favorite of tourists and adventurists pouring into the region throughout the year. In fact, long queues and waiting lists become very common when river rafting is on its peak time.

  • 27Camping, Rafting and Adventure Activities at Kullu

    Camping, Rafting and Adventure Activities at Kullu
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    Himachal Pradesh, the land of Himalayan wonders, is a state in Northern India. One of the premier favorite destinations of the country, this state is famous for being home to something for everyone. Be it the beautiful sights of the towering Himalayas, the pristine beauty of the glaciers here, the green valleys with clear blue rivers and adventures of the highest levels, you will find it all here. One of the best things that the Himalayas and especially Himachal Pradesh is famous for its rafting. This tour takes you on a 2-day journey to the rivers in Kullu for a rafting and camping by the riverside experience. What is even better is that the camp also has some brilliant adventure activities that you can indulge in. 
    About the Activity:
    • To dwell in the burrows of a pristine nature, you are getting a lifetime opportunity here with a 2 day adventure trip to Kullu. 
    • On this tour, you are promised to take rest on the laps of Kullu's serenity with camping, rafting, and some other adventurous activities. 
    • Activities include tree line rope activities like Burma bridge, tyre swing, swinging ladder, balancing rope, bamboo bridge and outdoor games along with yet another adventure activities such as rock climbing, rappelling etc.
    • The camping is the highlight of this tour. You will be staying in the tents arranged near the river.
    Group Size- Min 1 Max 15


  • 28Bijli Mahadev Trek with Rafting Camping in Kullu Manali

    Bijli Mahadev Trek with Rafting Camping in Kullu Manali
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    Himachal Pradesh is a favorite destination for many in the Himalayas. Be it for the love of hills, or the scenic beauty of the valleys with clear blue water of the rivers flowing in them, Himachal Pradesh has an old world and rustic charm with all the modern elements everywhere, hiding in plain sights. A gem of this state is the region of the Kullu Manali, curating some of the best experiences of the region, including some of the most beautiful temples, enthralling rapids of the river Beas, and the best spots for camping in the region. This tour takes you through all three at once, that is a trek to the Bijli Mahadev temple, rafting in the Beas and camping by the riverside. 
    About the Activity
    • The adventure begins with your arrival at the rafting spot
    • Enjoy white water rafting in the river Beas and pass by some of the most beautiful sights on this adventurous ride
    • Camp by the riverside and indulge in activites like bonfire
    • Take to the famous Bijli Mahadev temple the next day and enjoy the views of the Kullu and Parvati Valleys, and the confluence of Beas and Parvati
  • 29Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

    Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destination:

    Located at an elevation of around 3,660m, the Chandrakhani Pass makes it for an astounding trek experience in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Originating from the scenic Naggar settlement, which is located around 21km from Manali, the 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


  • 30Manali Snow Trek

    Manali Snow Trek
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    One of the best thing about the Himalayas is the sheets of snow that it dawns on in the winters. And Manali in Himachal Pradesh is the best way to experience this. This tour takes you to the main attractions of the city covered in snow. You will be experiencing walking and trekking in the snow in some of the most coveted tourist spots of the city, including the honorable mentions of Lamadugh, Vashisth, and many others. 
    About the Activity:
    • Start by arriving in Manali and get oriented about the place and the trip
    • Stay in a homestay here and start a trek to Lamadugh the next day
    • The next day will be dedicated to a visit to the famous Jogini waterfalls and a dip in the hot water springs of Vashisth
    • You will be ending you trip in Old Manali as you check out of the homestay arranged for you
    Group size: Min 1 Max 10
  • 31Riverside Camping, Rafting and Paragliding in Manali

    Riverside Camping, Rafting and Paragliding in Manali
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    Kullu in Himachal Pradesh is the best region for all the adventure activities that happen here, alongside all the sightseeing opportunities that one can get here. Swarmed by tourists and travelers alike, all through the year, Kullu, especially Manali has become a favorite when it comes to adventure activities. And some of the best things to do here are rafting and paragliding. And that is exactly what this tour brings for you. A combined excursion for Rafting and Paragliding along with the opportunity to camp by a river is waiting for you to conquer your fears of almost everything and enjoy to the fullest.

    About the Activity:

    • Start by rafting on the white water rapids of the river in Kullu for a good 7kms. 
    • Have a one of a kind experience while you camp riverside in Manali.
    • Find adventure nestled secretly away where you can have fun with your family and friends.
    • Embark on this getaway and enjoy the peace and tranquility as river roars by.
    • Also included here is the chance to indulge in a flight of 20 to 30 minutes in a paragliding adventure
    Group Size- Min 1 Max 10



  • 32Bike Rental in Manali

    Bike Rental in Manali
    About the Activity: One of the best ways to see any city in the world is to drive there yourself. And that is exactly the purpose of this bike rental in Manali.

    Getting a bike on rent in a Manali is a tough job as you will have to negotiate and haggle with the owners for a long while. And so to help you jump the queue and avoid the bargaining talks, this activity lets you rent your favorite Royal Enfield Bikes in 350cc and 500cc versions at nominal costs for a day.

    *Note: A security deposit of INR 5,000/- has to be paid to the operator directly, at the time of collection of Bike.

    About the Destination: Manali is a hill station in the Kullu district of the state of Himachal Pradesh. A true Himalayan town nestled in the Kullu Valley, Manali is surely the cultural hub of the state and is amongst the most visited destinations in the country. That is because Manali is beautiful in every manner and is replete with some of the most amazing scenic vistas of the hills. Be it the valley with the Rivers Beas and Parvati flowing in the middle, or the green-clad slopes covered with thousands of trees of Pine and Deodar, making this place a heaven to visit amongst the high snow-capped peaks.

    Bike
     rental in Manali is an easy and hassle-free way of enjoying the sceneries and beauty of this nature’s gift to travelers and backpackers. And speaking of backpackers, a Manali bike rental option is probably the best bet at seeing everything that the hill station has to offer.

    Vrooming through the city, see many amazing places like the Vashisht Temple, Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Mall Road, Great Himalayan National Park and many more such amazing attractions of the city. With an amazing bike rental in Manali, you can easily tour through the amazing hill station and at affordable rates, complete with a helmet and the guarantee of experiences of a lifetime.

    Why should one go with a bike in Manali? Because the experience of Manali bike riding gives you the true feeling of exploration, beauty and adventure, all while sitting on one seat and riding on the two wheels of true power, amidst the mighty Himalayas and nature’s wonder of the valley.

Adventure in Manali

Trekking in Manali

Camping in Manali

Rafting in Manali

Attractions

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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

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Find out amazing tours and activities in Kasol

Located in the Parvati valley between the hill stations of Bhuntar and Manikaran, Kasol is a idyllic valley rich with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks Kasol is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi, located at a distance of about 528km from the capital. 

The untouched beauty, quiet surroundings, low population and a relatively moderate climate throughout the year, attracts backpackers to Kasol year after year. It is also the start point of various treks such as Sarpass, Pin Parvati and Khirganga. The Youth Hostels of India have a very strong presence here and are usually the ones organizing the treks in and around Kasol.

Distance from Delhi: 528km

Best time to visit: October to June

Attractions: Quiet and serene Valleys

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Culture

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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