Download Thrillophilia App
Book Tour and Activities on the Go!
From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal
ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain
adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is
replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an
experience of its own kind.
Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a
place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas.
It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating
activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.
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
Type of destination: Trekking and religious
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.
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!
08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)
08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)
Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person
Photography Allowed: Yes
18 September 2014
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!!!
28 June 2015
Well trekking on the hilly terrain of himalayas has always been my favourite trekking expedition. Spiti valley trekking has moderate trails and green surroundings. Better To go in summers, during rest of the season this Pin Parvati Pass experiences heavy snow fall so the condition becomes unfavourable for trekking. The exciting trip takes about eleven days, a worth visiting place.
21 April 2015
I strongly recommend you to take all neccessary measures and precautions befor starting out your adventure, because its a long trek that takes about 13 days and some pretty challenging trails. Our journey begans from Manali which itself is so beautiful place to discover.
28 May 2017
"The best view comes after the hardest climb." - This cannot be more true. Few months ago, two of my friends and I were just looking for a small vacation break and wanted to visit the North region of India. As we were a beginner, we were looking for trips with average difficulty. Taking a chance in the unknown, we went ahead to book the Chanderkhani Pass from Thrillophilia. Since this was our first trip into the mountains, we were both, nervous and excited. On reaching there, we did few activities including rappelling and acclimatization walk. The scenic beauty from the base camp was superb as we could see the mountains covered with the snow. The excitement to reach there doubled after that. Day one ended on a good note after we were given a brief orientation about the next three days. We started for the Chanderkhani pass on Day Two. As we were marching towards the Naya Tapru camp, we saw a lot of natural scenery including green hills, snowy mountains and small waterfalls. On reaching there, we had our dinner and a born fire to end the day. Day three marked our marching towards the Chaklani Camp which was our last stop. From chaklani we marched towards the Chanderkhani Pass which was an uphill on snow. After an hour of ascend in the snow, we finally reached the peak of Chanderkhani. The view from this point was incomparable and totally worth watching. For descending, we did snow slides with the help of the guides which was a different fun all together. Taking the memories of the this few moments, we went back to the Chaklani camp. On Day four, we started to descend back to the base camp which was a journey of 4 hours. To sum it up, it was an amazing experience for us and I recommend this trek if you are a beginner. Ending the post with this,"Travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer"
24 March 2016
Chandratal to Baralacha La trek in Himachal Pradesh is the best thing to do in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is all about treks and mountains and adventure. With such beautiful climate, it is just spell binding to do a trek. This trek was definitely the best trek that I have taken in my life. It was just so brilliant and I had an awesome time with the trek. Also, the trek was just perfect with moderate to high level difficulty, thus it was challenging but not too painful or tough. I would definitely recommend this trek to everyone out here.
19 October 2014
I was expecting a simple trek, but this seemed to be a dicey and challenging one. Most of my co-trekkers seemed to enjoy this and the overall service was good. We got enough time to explore Nagar town. Our base camp was very good and tents and sleeping bags were of very good quality. Amazing part of the trek was jeep ride as it give us opportunity to see beautiful mountains and landscapes.
What You Should Know More About Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a state in North India, located on the borders of Jammu and Kashmir. The name literally means ‘In the lap of Himalayas’ and it is a paradise to be. Composed of snow-clad mountains, green valleys, rivers gushing with flowing water, beautiful temples, mesmerizing mountain lakes, some of the most adventurous trekking routes, Himachal is a destination where people of all preferences, age groups and travel purposes can enjoy. This state is indeed a traveler’s ultimate destination because no matter how many times you visit, you will always have something more to explore. There are hundreds of sightseeing destinations, popular as well as offbeat, adventure activities, trekking routes or just luxury resorts, which will spoil the traveler in you. If you want to feel truly pampered by nature, you indeed have to visit Himachal in your next vacation itself. It is nothing but sheer magical experience woven by nature itself, where you can unwind your soul and indulge yourself in witnessing what nature has in place for you. You will have a new experience when you visit Himachal and especially travel on the thrilling roads constructed through mountains, which will give you peace and nervousness at the same time.
Himachal Pradesh is a state in North India, located on the borders of Jammu and Kashmir. The name literally means ‘In the lap of Himalayas’ and it is a paradise to be. Composed of snow-clad mountains, green valleys, rivers gushing with flowing water, beautiful temples, mesmerizing mountain lakes, some of the most adventurous trekking routes, Himachal is a destination where people of all preferences, age groups and travel purposes can enjoy.
This state is indeed a traveler’s ultimate destination because no matter how many times you visit, you will always have something more to explore. There are hundreds of sightseeing destinations, popular as well as offbeat, adventure activities, trekking routes or just luxury resorts, which will spoil the traveler in you. If you want to feel truly pampered by nature, you indeed have to visit Himachal in your next vacation itself. It is nothing but sheer magical experience woven by nature itself, where you can unwind your soul and indulge yourself in witnessing what nature has in place for you. You will have a new experience when you visit Himachal and especially travel on the thrilling roads constructed through mountains, which will give you peace and nervousness at the same time.
There are places where you need to take out travel permits and Permissions, especially on the trekking routes. Hence, make sure that you have all of it in place.
Himachal Pradesh is a tourist hotspot and hence, there are chances that you might encounter few scammers. Make sure that you do not talk to strangers and get all your procedures done through authorized travel agents.
Make sure that you check the weather predictions of the days when you are going to travel and carry clothing according. It rains unpredictably in Himachal Pradesh and hence, carrying rain gear is important.
There are many incidences in Himachal where trekkers get lost on their routes. Hence, carry a map with you and follow a prescribed trekking route and avoid exploring where there is no route to trek, as it can be dangerous and life hazardous as well.
Roads in Himachal Pradesh are declared to be one of the most dangerous driving routes worldwide. Hence, if you are driving by yourself, take extra care and watch the road width carefully. Also, make sure that your car is properly serviced.
There are hundreds of hotels and hostels at every holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh and hence, make sure that you review the hotel where you plan to stay, from a verified travel forum.
Have all the emergency numbers like hospitals, police, and road safety numbers written down with you.
The legal drinking age in state of Himachal Pradesh is 18 years of age for all types of alcoholic drinks.
The legal drinking age in state of Himachal Pradesh is 18 years of age for all types of alcoholic drinks.
More Things to do in Himachal Pradesh
Top Himachal Pradesh Attractions
Most Popular Destinations
Listings in Himachal Pradesh