10 Places to Visit in Manali in April: 2021 Updated
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Vashisht Hot Spring, Rohtang Pass, Beas River, Solang Valley, Hadimba Temple, Old Manali, Jogini waterfall, Himachal Culture And Folk Art, Manu Temple and Mall Road.

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Places to visit in Manali in April and witness the beauty of this Immaculate hill-station during the summer. The sheer variety of scenery at display of the exuberant landscapes like waterfalls and snow-covered mountains, thick pine and oak forests, vibrant valleys along with a plethora of historical attractions including temples, museums and National Parks, will all leave you spellbound. Moreover, a holiday around this time is also so great since the weather in Manali in April is quite comfortable for traveling and sightseeing.

Besides, during your vacation, it is not just the beautiful places that would make for a memorable experience but also the many Things to do in Manali in April. The likes of which include trekking to the Jogini Waterfalls, Hampta Pass among others, paragliding, camping, zorbing, rope-walking and much more at Solang Valley. With that said, also while you are in Manali, you mustn't miss out on shopping and trying out the local cuisines for a rounded holiday.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Manali in April:

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Latest Information on Travelling to MANALI?

Entry is open from all domestic states. All tourists are required to present a negative RT-PCR test report.

  • Wearing masks and following social distancing is mandatory in public areas.
  • Manali will under go a 10 days long curfew from 6th of May to 15th of May due to rising covid cases.
  • Night curfew has been imposed, thus roaming out in the night is not allowed.
  • All markets, malls and shops are shut.
  • E-passes/ permissions not required for inter-state travel.
  • For passengers arriving from outside of Himachal Pradesh, carrying a COVID-19 negative test report from ICMR authorized lab, not older than 48 hours from the date of departure,14 days of Home Quarantine is allowed.
  • 14 days of institutional quarantine is required for passengers arriving from any Red Zone district outside of Himachal Pradesh or passengers having ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms irrespective of the zone from where they are arriving.
  • All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.
Flights
  • Flights available from all major airports of India to Kullu Bhuntar Airport
Local Transport
  • Public transport buses, taxis, autos, and private vehicles are operational

Thrillophilia recommends you to follow all safety guidelines issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to stay safe.

No RT-PCR report needed to visit Manali Updated: 19 Jun 2021

The local government has removed the submission of an RT-PCR report to enter any district of Himachal Pradesh.

10 days long CORONA curfew imposed in Manali Updated: 06 May 2021

Manali will under go a 10 days long curfew from 6th of May to 15th of May due to rising covid cases.

Night Curfew resumed in Shimla, Mandi, Kullu and Kangra Updated: 06 May 2021

With a considerable rise in the Covid situation in the state, the Himachal Cabinet has imposed night curfew in the four districts of Shimla, Mandi, Kullu and Kangra.

Entry from other states open in Himachal Pradesh; negative RT-PCR test is a must Updated: 06 May 2021

Inter-state travel to Himachal require a Covid-19 negative certificate. However, if the report is negative, there is no need for home/ institutional quarantine.

Volvo bus services resume Updated: 11 Feb 2021

After remaining closed for months, the Volvo bus service has started in Himachal. Tourists can now travel to Himachal from Chandigarh and Delhi by Volvo buses.

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.

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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.

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Rohtang Pass is quite famous among Ladakh travelers but the unpredictable avalanche and severe climatic conditions make it scary some times. Nonetheless, it had made adventure seekers’ tour of Ladakh mind-blowing. A high mountain pass at an elevation of 3978 meters above the sea level, Rohtang is just 51 km from Manali. It is a part of the proud Pir Panjal Range of the mighty Himalayas and it is one of the Kullu famous places.

It acts as the connecting link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Being an ancient trade route, it was well maintained by the natives. The generic name of the pass suggests that either the pass was the oldest and the most used pass. With the increase of visitors every year, the fragile mountain ecology will be in threat, environmentalists worry.

But the exciting beauty of the mountain terrains seen from the top of the pass is indescribable and flamboyant. The Indian Government started building a tunnel which is 8.5 km long to bypass Rohtang pass in order to reduce the travel time and distance to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti and Leh.

The tunnel promises to reduce the distance by 50 km and the time by five hours between the south and north faces of Rohtang pass. Currently, the time taken to ascend and descend the pass itself is 5-6 hours.

Height:
 Rohtang Pass is located at an altitude of 3978 meters above the sea level in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.

Location:
 The pass is located about 51 kms away from Manali and you can reach the pass if you take Leh- Manali Highway.

Best time to visit: 
The pass will be open from the months of May to October as the snow starts melting and the paths will be cleared.

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The Beas river which is also known as Vipasha in Sanskrit, is one of the most important and holy rivers that flows through the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Carrying with it years of history, legends and folklore, it is one of the longest rivers in the northern provinces of India flowing for a total of 470km in its entire course and length.  

At Manali, the river passes through dense, evergreen forests of pine, deodar and birch as well snowy mountains of the lower Himalayas. It is a water body that flows all year round and provides drinking and usable water to residents of Kullu and Manali. It attracts tourists, adventurists and pilgrims from all over the world to its awe inspiring flows and provides a stunning backdrop for all your Himalayan adventures including the thrill of Rafting

Activities:

-Rafting

-Biking

-Skiing at Rohtang Pass

-Cycling

-Trekking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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If you are looking to embark on a trek to one of the most remote and untouched places to visit in Manali, then Jogni also called as Jugni Waterfalls is the best place to be. Located at an easy distance of about 3km from the main market of Manali, it can be reached directly by a vehicle. As soon as you park at the base of the falls, you will see the beautiful natural scenery that encircles the entire falls area. 

The trek route passes through narrow paths and is breathtakingly beautiful as it traverses orchards, pine forests and several small streams. Al through the way, you can see the peaks at Rohtang Pass and the gush of the Beas River flowing by. The trek to the top of the waterfall lasts for about 20 minutes and will expose you to some of the most serene beauties of nature. Try to make it in the afternoon when the sunlight catches droplets of the waterfall.

Timing:  Always

Entry Fee: None

Photography Allowed:Yes

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Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art

This museum was established in 1998 to exhibit the cultural and folk art and antiques of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at a short distance from the famous Hidimba Devi Temple of Manali.

The museum houses a very interesting and impressive collection of antique articles and other items reflecting the culture and heritage of Himachal Pradesh. From Himachali traditional dresses and Himachali kitchenware to traditional ornaments, there is so much to look at and absorb here.

If Himachali culture interests you, start your research here because this museum will give you an overview of this culture and is among the best places to visit in Manali.

Location: Utopia Comlex, Near Hadimba Temple, Hadimba Temple Rd, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Distance from Manali Bus Stand:
2 km from Manali.

Entry Fee: INR 10

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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Often acknowledged as the heart of Manali, the Mall Road in Manali is the most attractive tourist destination for the Himachal travelers. Renowned for its street shopping adventure and bustled with heaps of activities, the Mall Road of Manali has got a lot of things to keep you busy for the day. Lined with multiple restaurants, cafes, and dhabas, this place is ideal for those who have got a flavor of bargaining skills deeply rooted in them.

Start your journey through the Mall Road by paying homage at the Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple. It has got the right blend of both architectural flavor and vibrant tones to capture with your DSLRs’.  The Sakyamuni idol is the main shrine here.

Next, this famous commercial center has got a lot of emporiums and shops lined up for you to buy some exquisite souvenirs. The Tibetan Style Handicrafts found here are simply astounding.

You can even the sweet smelling Tibetan-styled incense sticks and intriguing singing bowls at some of the shops here. There are some shops at the Mall Road selling Kullu and Kinnauri shawls in a wide array of flamboyant patterns and colors.

Some other local souvenirs to dig at the Mall Road are prayer wheels, Kullu Caps, Thangkas, Dorjes, Bamboo souvenirs, Buddhist paintings, keychains, nameplates, and turquoise and silver jewelry, etc.

Shawls, Tibetan jewelry, tweed jackets, and handicrafts are somethings you should never miss on while strolling here. Apart from these, the Mall Road in Manali features Thai Market, Dragon Shopping Complex, Hong Kong Market, New NAC Market, Shangri La Shopping Complex, and Snow Lion Underground Market.

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"One of the cheapest and best sightseeing around the internet, perfect guide cum driver who knows all the ways and points , well guides with all the tradition over there , on time pickup and will take you for lunch however your budget is, almost covered all the places in Manali, thank you for such a wonderful trip."
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"The Hampta Pass Trek is a Total bliss. You get high with the mountains..the scenic views; the hot Maggie's and definitely with Snow. But also it's a moderate level; as I was a bit towards the heavier body persons,there were very little difficulties..otherwise it's the best one could ever do; to embrace Life."
24 December 2019
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Thanks to Thrillophilia for providing such an amazing and thrilling package in Manali. It was really an awesome experience. The camps and amenities were fantastic. My friends and I enjoyed trekking with our guide Chetan bhaiya. He is very caring and nice guy. Our evening was well spent around a mesmerising bonfire and DJ music. It was like a treat for everyone. Food served was good. The splendour view of mountains covered with snow and enchanting waterfall rejuvenates yourselves like anything. Infact, river rafting was a chilling experience in the cold!! I would recommend others to try such wonderful camping and spend their time in the lap of nature away from busy and chaotic routine life. It is really worth enjoying!
24 October 2018
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Hampta Pass was my first multiple day trek and I had an amazing experience overall. The base points like Chika, Jwara, Balu ka Ghera are all placed very well from each other and serve as a perfect checkpoints for the overall trek. Our trek started on 14th Oct and due to snowfall our group could not complete the trek and we had to come back from somewhere near Blau ka Jheel. So my advice would be to plan this trek before September end otherwise it gets too cold and you can't even compete the trek. But apart from this, the Hampta Pass Trek is thoroughly enjoyable with scenes that feel straight out of some fairytale or wallpapers. As for beginners, this trek is easy-to-moderate with only very few tough patches. Happy Trekking!
30 November 2015
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Fantabulous time spent in the lap of the mountains, our entire cycling group had gone together and we enjoyed immensely. The cycling trip was really difficult at some time but the feel of it was really good. so positivity and cycling through high passes and snow clad peaks was really good. even the camping was good. after a long day of cycling they served us really good food everyday . The group leaders were also very helpful and were able to handle the fairly large group with utmost ease.
09 March 2021
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Dreams Come True Paragliding - Time to Fly High and Capture all natural views through your eye. Remember it for your entire life. River Rafting - Enjoying the Beas River water flow with cool and chillness loaded fun activety. I booked both activity through thirllophilia. they took me at reaching point. Adventure begins. enjoyed very well. i suggest every to book activity through thirllophilia. Trust and safty. every thing went veryyy well as they mentioned. Thanks Thrillophilia By saravanan From chennai
01 March 2021
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it's really thrilling and amazing experience. hospitality was awesome. People there are very caring in nature love to see their clients to be happy. food was good. It's a Happy Stay. love to visit once again.
The owner of the camp was most humble he helped me and made sure I didn’t face any issues he went out of the way to manage things it was the best experience I ever had
28 January 2021
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Thanks to Thrillophilia for providing such an amazing and thrilling package in Manali. It was really an awesome experience. The camps and amenities were fantastic. My friends and I enjoyed. Dishu the man at the Camp and Manoj the manager both were very caring and nice guys. Our evening was well spent around a mesmerising bonfire and DJ music. It was like a treat for everyone. Food served was good. First time experienced the adventures of Paragliding and it will one of the best memories. Infact, river rafting was a chilling experience in the Ice - cold water !! I already recommend 2 of my friend groups to try such wonderful camping and trustworthy and caring nature of the staff. It is really worth staying , enjoying and a lifetime experience.!
20 January 2021
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People Also Ask About Manali

  1. Can we find snow in Manali in April?

    It doesn’t snow in Manali in April. You can see snow-covered mountains during April in Manali. Besides, Gulaba in Manali is the one place that has the remaining traces of snow from the winters during this time of the year. With that said, Manali experiences snowfall from December till mid March.
  2. What are the places to visit near Manali in April?

    Visit the places near Manali during your summer escapade. Some of the best places to add to your travel itinerary are.

    1. Tosh: A quaint village that is adorned with beautiful natural surroundings, meadows and vibrant wild Himalayan flowers. People visit here for a tranquil and laid-back holiday experience. Moreover, trekking, hot-spring baths and camping are some of the best things to do here.

    2. Beas River: This freshwater river flows through Himachal to Punjab and has many legends attached to it. Surrounded by dense oak and deodar trees, the river is used for rafting as a major activity, which is one of the best things to do in Manali in April. Besides this, people visit here for camping, trekking or just to have some time off from the bustling town.

    3. Solang Valley: Located 13 km from Manali, this valley lies between the Beas Kund and Solang village. Offering picturesque views of the mountains and glaciers as well as a range of activities like trekking, hiking, paragliding and more, Solang Valley is one of the top places to visit in Manali in April.

    4. Parvati Valley: This enchanting valley spreads from Bhuntar to Spiti Valley and offers some of the most exquisite views of the opulent naturalness. Ideal for adventurers, photographers and nature-enthusiasts, the valley is a quiet and beautiful escape from the city. You can trek, hike, camp and take a dip in the hot-springs here.

    5. Great Himalayan National Park: This wildlife park brings you the best of nature and adventure. With activities like safari and bird-watching, you can get close with the animals and wildlife that reside here. Apart from that, you can also partake in trekking and camping with the park for a complete experience.
  3. Is Rohtang Pass open in April?

    Rohtang Pass gets opened to the public around late April (last week) or early May and remains so till October. This is when the summers and monsoons possess the region. Moreover during the winter months, Rohtang Pass gets covered by heavy snowfall and is not accessible by tourists.
  4. Can we go for a honeymoon in Manali in April?

    Yes. Manali is a hot-spot for honeymooners. A hill-station in Himachal Pradesh, many tourists including couples visit Manali during the summers and even otherwise. You can spend your honeymoon visiting the ancient temples, monuments, museums, the nearby villages and by enjoying activities like trekking, hiking, camping, paragliding and more.
  5. What should I pack for Manali in April?

    Here is a short list of all the must-haves for your Manali trip in April. Remember that April is when the summer season commences in the hill-station and the weather gets nice and pleasant.
    -Lightweight clothes - cotton t-shirts, tops, trousers, pants, jeans shorts
    -A few warm clothes - a light jacket, sweatshirt, socks (if it gets cold in the night)
    -Shoes - A pair of sturdy hiking shoes, sneakers, sandals, flip-flops
    -Accessories - hat/cap, scarf, sunglasses
    -Toiletries
    -Towel
    -Sunblock, moisturizer, lip-balm
    -A small backpack
    -Medicines
    -Camera
    -Extra batteries, powerbank, cable
    Besides these, you can take along any other item that you may find useful or important.
  6. What clothes to wear in Manali in April?

    The temperatures in Manali during April are between 25-15 degrees, this is also the commence of summer here which means that the days here get slightly warm, while the nights can be a bit cold.
    Therefore, you can pack for the following items:
    -T-shirts/shirts/tops (cotton or any breathable material)
    -Track-pants / jeggings
    -Shorts
    -Jeans
    -A light jacket
    -A sweatshirt / cardigan
    -Socks
    -Scarf
    -Hat/cap
    -Rugged
    -Shoes (for treks and hikes)
    -Sneakers / sandals
    -Flip-flops
    -Nightwear
    Moreover, you can replace a few items with others. This list is to help you with all the essentials.

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