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Last Updated: 01 Oct 2020
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Tourist Places to Visit in Manali in November

Rohtang pass, Solang Valley, Hidimba temple, Vashist Hot Water Springs & Temple , Beas river, Bhrigu Lake, Manu Temple and many more.Enhanced by the shades of the autumn season before the onset of winter, there are plenty of places to visit in Manali in November.

Counted among the most exquisite places in the entirety of Himachal Pradesh, Manali tends to become all the lovelier in the month of November. The gorgeous landscapes, paired with chilly nights, create an enchanting atmosphere, apt for honeymooners as well as adventure enthusiasts. Whether you are looking for a sojourn filled with solitude and solace or you are eager to partake in a variety of adrenaline-charged adventure sports, Manali is an ideal destination in November. 


Widely popular among thrill-seekers across the country and beyond, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass are two of the best places in Manali to visit in November. If you are looking for places in Manali that can be visited with family, Old Manali, Hadimba Temple, and Manu Temple are our top sightseeing recommendations for you. For those who want to go and explore beyond the usual by partaking in an action-packed trek, Bhrigu Lake and Malana Village should surely be on your bucket list.

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

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Hadimba Temple

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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Solang Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rohtang Pass

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

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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Tibetan Monasteries

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.

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Beas River

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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Bhrigu Lake

Bhrigu Lake
Located a short trek away from the Rohtang Pass, Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude glacial lake in the heart of the Himalayas. The lake is named after the Maharishi Bhrigu, who was said to meditate by its side for several years.

The Bhrigu Lake is at the heart of several trekking trails starting for various points surrounding it, especially those starting from Rohtang. It is said that the lake changes colour every week, granting it an ephemeral beauty that makes it one of the most scenic places to visit near Manali.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the lake is during the warmer months between March and June. The snow-clad regions of Himalayas remain unbearably cold during the rest of the year, making a trek to the lake extremely difficult.

Distance from Manali: The Bhrigu Lake is located around 18 kilometers away from Manali. It takes a little more than an hour to travel between the two places.

Highlights: The colour-changing aspect is the main highlight of the Bhrigu Lake.
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Vashist Hot Water Springs & Temple

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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Old Manali

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

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

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

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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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The Castle Manali

The Castle Manali
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Situated in the Naggar town amidst stunning hills, the Naggar castle is one of its most enduring monuments. Constructed of stone and wood, it as a beautiful combination of Indian and western sensibilities of architecture.

The palace that once served as a residence to Raja Sidh Singh Kullu, has since served the purposes of being a rest house and is now heritage hotel that is managed by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and is one of the prettiest places to see in Manali.

Replete with cosy fireplaces, swirling staircases and captivating stone and woodwork that graces the outer façade. 
Inside, you can even appreciate the magnificent art of Roerich- the famous Russian painter who came to Manali.

If you want to take back some souvenirs, you can fill up your bag with wall hangings, coasters, as well as the Roerich paintings. The castle provides awe-inspiring views of the Kullu Valley and rests in peaceful reverie as the holy river of Beas flows merrily by.

Location: Near Hotel, Sun Park, Naggar Rd, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175101

Best time: September to November.

Entry Fee: 
15 INR Per Person.

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Manali Sanctuary

Manali Sanctuary
A stunning wildlife sanctuary, Manali Sanctuary is located at a walking distance from the main town and city center of Manali. It is the ideal spot to explore the rich flora & fauna that this place has to offer. This place is home to all kinds of endangered & rare species of animals and mammals, such as the Kashmir flying Squirrel, Himalayan Black Bear, Palm Civet, Flying Fox, Barking Deer, etc. 

Manali Sanctuary also has a lot of options for the adventure enthusiasts! The gorgeous trekking routes and camping facilities are commendable. The alpine trees, snow-capped mountains and the picturesque beauty of the surroundings are absolutely breathtaking. The blissful solitude of this place makes it perfect for honeymooners and for adventurous souls!
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Himalayan Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple

Himalayan Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple
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This ancient Buddhist monastery with Pagoda-styled structure is among the major Manali tourist places. Its fascinating Tibetan style architecture is worth admiring.

The elements that make this temple so popular are the massive, two-storey-tall statue of Lord Buddha and eye-catching wall paintings it houses. Visit this temple for the serenity and positivity that fills this place.

A visit to this place is incomplete without a few minutes of meditation to take a peek into the life of Buddhist monks. Located amidst the bustling Mall road of Manali, the quietness of this Monastery is in sharp contrast with what lies outside its premises.

Location: Pangan Gompa Rd, Pangan, Himachal Pradesh 175143.

Best time:
October to May.

Entry Fee: No entry fee.

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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."
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Morang La is an amazing point, which is also the highest peak almost 5300 ft, From there we trekked downwards and it was so exciting. We also encountered those nomadic groups there.A completely out of the box experience!!!
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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!
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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!
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This resort is just 20 minutes away from Manali. I have visited here with my family. The resort is very popular and rich of modern amenities. We surely enjoyed a lot at the resort. The nearby attractions are perfect for nature lovers. Thanks to Thrillophilia to providing us the discounted deals inclusive of all the activities.

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  1. Which are the best trekking places in Manali in November?

    1. Rohtang Pass: The Rohtang pass trekking is considered to be quite difficult and is mainly attempted by the experienced trekkers. The ethereal view of the snow-capped nature around November is simply breathtaking.

    2. Jogini Waterfalls: The Jogini waterfalls trekking is quite easy and is often explored by the beginners. The beauty of nature in November, along with the magnificent sight of Rohtang Pass, and the serene river Beas will leave you awe-struck.

    3. Bhrigu Lake: The glorious beauty of nature that one can witness in this lake is worth any pain that might have occurred. The view of the snow-capped lofty mountain peaks in November is a majestic sight.

    4. Patalsu Peak: The view of the surrounding majestic snow-capped mountain ranges is a sight that you are unlikely to forget anytime soon. With an altitude of about 13,944 ft, this trek offers stunning visuals that are bound to satisfy the adventure fanatics.
  2. Does it snow in Manali in November?

    There are high chances of snowfall in Manali in November. The weather becomes rather unpredictable and is quite cold during the month of November. The temperature ranges from 5 to -90 degrees Celsius.
  3. Can we do paragliding in Manali in November?

    Yes, we can do paragliding in Manali in November. The weather is quite cold, and there are high chances of snowfall. Depending on the weather condition, paragliding might be closed to maintain safety measures. In that case, you can engage in other adventurous outdoor activities like skiing, trekking, zorbing, etc.
  4. What to wear in Manali in November?

    The weather in Manali in November is quite cold. Warm clothes must be packed in an adequate amount for this trip. You must wear woolen clothes which include jackets, sweaters, shawls, gloves, and socks. You must also wear good-quality shoes that have rubber soles, and caps to protect you against the cold wind.
  5. Is November the best time to visit Manali?

    Yes, October and November are known to be the best months to visit Manali. Most sights like Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Hot Water Springs, Beas River and Bhrigu Lake are all accessible in November, which are generally shut for the public in the winter or monsoons.
  6. Is it good to visit Manali in November?

    Yes, November is a great time to visit Manali. All the sights are easily accessible, the weather is chilly but there is no snow, and autumn shades adds to the beauty of the destination.
  7. Can we go to Rohtang Pass in November?

    May-June and October-November are considered the best months to visit Rohtang Pass. At an altitude of 4111 metres, Rohtang experiences heavy snowfall in winter, so prior to that, in November, the pass is open to tourists, especially bikers. Of course, this is subject to climatic conditions that are unpredictable, but November is usually a good time to visit the Pass.

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