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  • Embraced by stunning mountain ranges on one side and beautiful cascading river on the other side, Manali is an ideal holiday destination that is considered as a year-round-magnet for tourists of all kinds. While backpackers love to trek in the neighbouring villages, adventurists find Manali as a perfect place to satiate all their adventure thirsts.

    River rafting in Manali is one heart-racing adventure that gets thrill-seeking travellers on their toes. Easy and abundant water in the Beas River, has made this place a hub for various water adventure activities. Manali river rafting is one adventure excursion for all adrenaline junkies! Brace yourself for a thrilling experience while manoeuvring your raft, as this is one adventure which is all about teamwork. 

    What is best about embarking on rafting expedition in Manali is that the adjoining landscapes comprising of stunning mountain ranges, cascading Beas river and commendable river rafting camps with all the necessary facilities make this place an ideal location for beginners as well as ardent adventurists.

    One of the most remarkable features about river rafting in Manali is that the rafting suits the needs and requirements of all kinds of visitors – whether you are a hard-core adventurist or just a group of friends looking for something new and riveting. With your Manali river rafting package you will exceed various grades of rafting. Gush into that amazing feeling of achievement once you successfully complete your rafting expedition with other group members. Forget the fear and get ready for a memorable experience.

  • Best Manali Rafting Packages

  • 01Camping, Rafting and Adventure Activities at Manali

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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 Manali 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 Manali. 
    • On this tour, you are promised to take rest on the laps of  Manali's serenity with camping, rafting, and some other adventurous activities. 
    • Activities include tree line rope activities like Rafting, Burma bridge, River crossing, Friendship ladder, Trek to water fall, 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

  • 02Rafting 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.

  • 03Riverside 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



  • Guide to Rafting in Manali

  • 04Best Time for Rafting in Manali

    River Rafting in Manali usually begins in April and ends in mid-June. Weather is, however, ideal throughout the year for rafting in Manali. But if you wish to relish the real flavours of rafting than April –June and October- March is the best time as water is low in the remaining months, thereby, hindering the rapids and obstructing the wholesome thrill that this adventure otherwise promises to all its guests.

    When it comes to Manali river rafting expedition, however, visitors mostly prefer summer season (January to June). The surroundings are all the greener and roaring water in the river strives for a thrilling rafting experience. Also, another factor that makes this season as the best time for rafting is that there is no obstruction in terms of connectivity with other regions of India.

    When it comes to Himachal, winters are no doubt harsh – while day times are sunny but as the evening approaches the temperature begins to drop- for people who are comfortable with the cold weather can participate in river rafting in Manali during the winter season (October – March). 

    While for those who head to water spots just with the aim of beating the heat can head straight to Manali during summer season (March – June). No matter what time of the year you chose - the lush-greenery, mountain locks guarding the river and roaring water rapids strive for a thrilling rafting experience.

    You can also check here some of the other adventurous activities to perform in Manali.

  • 05Rafting in Manali Cost

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    Scan through the Rafting in Manali cost and get amazed by the exciting offers. The cost depends on factors like the route chosen, the group size and the number of partakers during the season. 

    There are two types of packages:

    1) One is called ‘Short rafting in Manali' this covers a distance of 7km. It is a very popular and less time-consuming rafting experience in the River Beas.

    2) The other package is known as ‘Long rafting in Manali’, which covers a stretch of 14km in the River Beas. For those who are solely seeking adventure, long white river rafting is the best option. They also proffer a lot of options, wherein you could combine rafting with other activities and make the deal much more economical. Couples and honeymooners can also avail some exciting offers.

    Also, check out some of the best tour packages of Manali other than rafting.

  • 06Classification of Rapids

    Grade I:

    Water rafting is one excursion that is best suited for water-rich rivers and Beas River in Kullu-Manali corridor is an idyllic stretch for conquering all your rafting fears. While beginners can kick-start their rafting expedition in Grade II rapids near Raison and Babeli. The river stretches between 2.5-3.5km offering comfortable Grade II levels.

    The adventurists who are pro in rafting or have had rafting experience can embark on Grades III and Grades IV levels stretching to a sprawling length of around 7 – 14km near Pirdi region. Manali River rafting guarantees you with a nerve-wrenching experience. So, if this is your first time rafting experience we provide you in detail description of the grades that you are likely to encounter while white water rafting in Manali.

    Grade II: 

    Get prepared to float your raft through harsh waters. Develop your group and prepare up with all the wellbeing ropes as while paddling through these evaluations you may need to take a shot at your moving procedure in light of the fact that the rapids are going to get somewhat harsh from here.

    Grade III: 

    The minute you enter this level, you will be invited by foaming white water. Prepare yourself as you are liable to meet sudden drops. Beat the little waves ascending to a height, keeping in mind that your end goal is to lead forward with no tumbling.

    While moving through these evaluations, ensure you have a superior procedure arranged in terms of balancing your raft - develop your team work for an exciting river rafting in Manali.

    Grade IV: 

    Once you enter this level, the heights and the size of the waves becomes irregular. Long and vibrant rapids test your rafting skills. Also, get ready to encounter an array of obstacles including rocks and strong eddies.

    While encountering grade IV during Manali river rafting expedition you might need an experienced guide that is why this grade is best suited to professional rafters or who had any prior experience with the said grade level.

    Check out here: The list of the things you should not miss to do in Manali.

  • 07Safety Measures in Rafting

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    Around 41 authoritatively enlisted rafting offices are situated along the Kullu Valley. Drop points start 20 km south of Manali close to Katrain, and stretch out to the city further reaching the Kullu region. All the river rafting expeditions in Manali are overseen and supervised by experts and experienced staff who have ample experience and training in handling any emergency situations as well.

    Their skill set ensures that your security is the most astounding need for them. While whitewater rafting in Manali you will be advised about all the required Do's and Don'ts of rafting. The principal guideline of rafting is to get prepared with all the security robes, for example, life jackets and helmets. 

    However, these mandatory requirements are for your safety and do not ensure 100% safety but it is highly recommended that you strictly follow all the security codes before you dive into the water.

    Ensure that you are comfortably dressed in order to stay away from any obstacle while indulging in white water rafting in Manali. The various rafting procedures and swimming system will be advised to you on site as well. 

    We understand the thrill of embarking on an adventure activity, but it is highly recommendable that you pay attention to the briefing and all the instructions that your instructor will tell you on site, also, it is wise enough to clear all your doubts regarding the techniques and procedures required in rafting before itself than while you are undertaking the activity.

    Know more here: About some of the best places to visit in Manali which will make your trip a memorable one. 

  • 08Things to Carry

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    It is always a good habit to be well decked up with all necessary things that could come handy while you prep up for river rafting in Manali. Also, all the rafting cap sites are located right on the banks of the river, thus, you might not able to purchase any much-needed item right on the spot. 

    Below listed are some of the essentials that you should carry so as to avoid any unannounced peril.

    1) Valid Identity Proof: It is always sensible to carry a valid Identity proof since rafting is an adventure sport, you will be required to provide your valid identity. Also, for various grades certain age bar is mandatory, thus, to have an obstacle-free Manali river rafting experience, you are expected to carry a current and valid ID proof.

    2) All luggage to be carried in a ruck-sack – Pack light and travel light is the mantra of happy and safe travelling. Make sure that you pack everything in a backpack so that your hands are free.

    3) A handy water bottle – Adventure sports may lead to dehydration so ensure you have an adequate amount of drinking water to keep you going. It is advisable to carry a water bottle (3 litres at least) so as to avoid any discomfort.

    4) A Swiss/knife – Rafting in Manali is no doubt an adventure excursion – you might be at times need to inflate the raft or any other requirement. To meet the instant need of the time, a Swiss knife is something that always comes handy and is an essential commodity of an adventurist’s backpack. For a perfect adventurous experience, be prepared with all handy gears.

    5) A Good quality and sturdy pair of walking shoes/ chappals/floaters – For adventurous activities, the first rule is to wear comfortable shoes and while rafting there is a danger of waves pulling you out of the raft. Ensure your feet are properly tucked in comfortable shoes. You will also be briefed about the appropriate footwear- so make sure you are well-prepared for any kind of requirement.

    6) Extra pair of clothes – There is no second guessing that you will be getting thoroughly drenched; pack some extra clothing that you can put on the post you’re rafting in Manali. Make sure you pack something light such as T-shirt and shorts so that you do not face any discomfort while carrying the wet clothes back.

    7) Sunglasses and a cap/hat
     – Manali is no doubt a hill-station, but daytimes might get sunny depending on the season of travel that you have opted for. It is advisable to have a proper headgear so as to protect yourself from the harsh sun.

    8) Rain jacket – There is nothing more unpredictable than weather that too in hill-stations. It might not be the season of rain but we suggest you have everything in handy so that you enjoy your rafting experience to the core.

    9) Waist Pouch – Instead of hunting for small-small things in your backpack, make sure you carry all your money, phones and other tiny things in a waist pouch. Also, a waist pouch reduces the risk of losing things.

    10) Camera – There is no better way to recall a trip than by locking the moments forever on a camera film. Store all your lovely memories of river rafting in Manali in a camera – also Manali is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, apart from rafting we are sure you would not want to miss any sightseeing excursion as well.

    11) Any personal medication – Travelling might take a toll on your health. It is always suggested to pack all your personal medication with you. Change of a place and acclimatization with the weather might take time, thus, carry all your necessary medicines. Also, rafting might get a little dangerous depending on the grades that you are in. Carry some pain relieving sprays/ gels and antiseptic creams so as to avoid any bruises that you might encounter while participating in the activity.
  • 09How to Reach Manali

    By Air:

    The closest airport to Manali is at Bhuntar, found roughly 50 kilometres far from Manali. Domestic flights join Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh. Once at the air terminal, you can take a pre-paid taxi to Manali. Be that as it may, owing to climate conditions, flights are not the most dependable alternative for getting to or out of Manali.

    By Bus:

    Manali is very much joined with popular tourist destinations like Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi by a system of state-run transport and also private transport system. The transport venture from Delhi to Manali is 550 kilometres, and it is suggested to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo coaches, as these buses are more comfortable keeping in mind the long journey.

    Road/Self:

    The drive up to Manali is simply amazing! You can get grand looks of the bordering mountains and valleys from each turn that the twisty tough street tosses you in. Despite the fact that a great deal of vacationers inclines toward a self-drive up to Manali, it is fitting to procure a taxi in the event that you are not happy with driving in rocky areas.

    Check here some of the best tours of Manali and book now to avail some great discounts.

  • 10Things to Keep in Mind

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    1. Follow the instructions:

    Your instructor is your lifesaver, so it is wise to hear him out. He knows precisely what you ought to do and when to do it too. Normal things that you will hear amid your float will be: forward, quick forward, incline left/right, sit in/out. So, brace up and do what you are being told to do.

    2. Hold onto your life jacket:

    Whitewater rafting is most likely one of the best adventure experience that one can take up. Whether you are an amateur or a veteran, the rush of rafting never shows signs of change. No doubt rafting surprisingly can be nerve-wracking activity.

    A decent quality life jacket can deal with around 110-150kgs of weight, which means regardless of the possibility that you fall in the water, your life jacket will offer you some assistance in staying above water.

    3. Use Feet forward technique while floating in water:

    In spite of the fact that the possibilities of falling into the water while river rafting in Manali are off chance especially if you are in Grade II, still if you tumble, you ought to hop into your raft, if not then maintain your feet forward.

    The trick is to stay comfortably on "top" of the water: this can offer you some assistance against getting stuck between rocks or suspicious gorges. It’s best to go with the flow, and never attempt standing in the water.

    4. Wear what is right for the activity:

    Since you will be spending an extended period of time in the waters, it is likely that you will feel chilly regardless of the fact that the climate is hot. The best thing to do is to wear clothes that can get dry effortlessly. Materials like polyester and Capilene dry quickly and also keep your skin dry and warm.

    5. Use an effective Sunscreen:

    Long hours of staying in water and sun can leave you with major tanning. Also, the sunburns that you get from rafting takes a long time to go. So, it is a good idea to apply a good amount of waterproof sunscreen with maximum SPF on the exposed areas.

    We recommend you do a thorough research as to know what kind of sunscreen suits your body before going for something that might give you an allergic reaction.

    Also, you can get info about places to stay in Manali here: Best resorts to stay in Manali.

  • 11Frequently Asked Questions

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    1) Is rafting risky and dangerous?

    Rafting is a fun-filled and thrilling adventure, and every adventurous activity involves some level of risk. Hence, it is necessary that proper precautions are taken. One should definitely enjoy the experience of white water rafting but also abide by the rules and regulations mentioned, to avoid any kind of mishap. Also know more here: Is river rafting Dangerous?

    2) Is it safe to go rafting, when one doesn’t know how to swim?

    Several non-swimmers go for white water rafting. Thorough, safety measures are taken; participants have to mandatorily wear the ‘life vest’ or personal flotation device (PFD). The guides who accompany you are well-trained for any necessary rescue missions, thus taking care of your comfort zone.

    3) How fit do I have to be, to be eligible for rafting?

    Rafting involves going up or down the river in a raft, especially paddle rafts. This means moving the boat requires manual power; one has to be reasonably healthy to do that. It is okay to consult a doctor if your mind is flooded with doubts and queries regarding the same.

    4) What should be my attire while rafting?

    One should preferably wear a swimsuit, a t-shirt and shorts are also acceptable. It is recommended that you avoid wearing cotton. Do not wear flip-flops; one can wear old tennis shoes, river shoes or water shoes. Also, carry an extra pair of clothes and a towel.

    5) What are my chances of falling out of the boat? What should I do, in this case?

    It is very rare to fall out of the boat, but if you can swim it is one of the exhilarating experiences. Avoid getting off the boat, because no matter how exciting it seems, it leads to disorientation. Do not panic, if you fall accidentally and follow your guide’s instructions in such situation. 

    6) Can I bring my camera or video camera?

    Yes, you can bring your camera or video camera along, but at your own risk. There will be a professional photographer who would accompany your group. In case, you don’t wish to carry your personal cameras, feel free to purchase these photographs. These photos would also be available online on the website.

    7) What is the ideal time to enjoy the sport?

    The best time to go rafting is anytime between the months of September to June, especially January and February. Rafting is closed during the rainy season. One can enjoy the thrill of this adventure with family and friends anytime but during rains.

    8) Is rafting safe for children and the elderly?

    The answer, to this question, varies as per the trip chose. Because rules and regulations are specific to each river, depending upon the risk factors involved. If there is no particular age limit specified, then children and elderly should feel free to enjoy rafting.

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

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

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

Distance from Delhi: 528km

Best time to visit: October to June

Attractions: Quiet and serene Valleys

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Culture

Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Experiences: 

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

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Rahalla Falls

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

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

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

Entry Fee: None

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Krishna Bhavan Mandir

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Hill is an exceptionally beautiful tourist spot in Shimla. It is situated at an altitude of 1283 meters. The area is beautified by the serene beauty of quiet hills that give it a nice and breathtaking aura.

Location: Located on the way of Shimla to Kalka, Summer Hills is just about 5 km from the Ridge Road of Shimla. The place is surrounded by serene beauty of quiet hills, which give it a breathtaking aura.

Highlights: This is an ideal place for those who wish to take a leisurely walk amidst the tranquillity of Mother Nature. The hilly trees of pine and deodar add to the beauty of the place. Snow clad mountains make it an ideal romantic gateway.

Best Time to visit: Summer Hill is open all round the year courtesy its pleasant climate. However, the best time to visit the place is during winters when the weather is cool and humid.
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Pandoh Dam

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

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

Also check: Camping in the immaculate panorama of Manali

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Monkey Point

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

Location: It is located in Kasauli.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attractions: Cultural extravaganza           

Activities:

-Folk Dances

-Music

-Bazaars

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Manu Temple

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

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


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Chadwick Waterfall

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

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

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

Kuthar Fort is placed in the undying serenity of the Himalayas. The fort spans over an area of about 52.8 square kilometers and is located in the middle of the exotic background, pools as well as the beautiful gardens.

Location: Kuthar Fort is located at a small distance from both Arki and Subathu that are both an hour away from the Shimla airport, Jubbarhatti. Situated in Solan, the fort is one of the key attractions here.

Highlights: Some sectors of the forth are as old as 800 years however there are some new sectors that have been built and are a mere 8 decades old. Stretched in the large area of the region, there are a number of fresh-water springs flowing through here. It is surrounded by different picturesque locations such as the Gurkha Fort from Subathu, Kunihar, and Kasauli hill station.

Best Time: Open all year round.

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