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  • Manali is a paradise for those want to get close to the magical snowy hills. There are many things to do in Manali, which will make your trip memorable. Manali is a synonym for India’s Honeymoon capital and is located at an altitude of 6260 ft. from sea level.

    The list of adjectives is never-ending when it comes to talking about Manali. If you are planning to leave the cocoon of your house and want to get rid of scorching summer then Manali is a perfect harbor. You might be pondering why Manali?

    Well, there are many things to do on the Manali trip, but adventure plays a major role. Manali’s major advantage is its nearness to the snowline. This burg has legions options for wayfarers to attract it. Paragliding, hiking, rafting, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, zorbing and, skiing in Manali are adventurous and enthralling activities for trippers to enjoy. Manali is pie-in-the-sky for every that person who aims for tranquillity.

    The magnificent cliffs and lush green thickets surrounding this hill-station induce the traveler to explore more. This place is always on the bucket list of every newly-weds couple or on the list of every Romeo- Juliet.  Manali is blessed with enchanting valleys, hot springs, cold wind, and treacherous alleyways.

    Manali not only offers calm environ with adventurous activities but also many cozy living places and umpteen of temples. Apart from lovers, devotees also visit this hill-station for shrines.

    One of the important ones is Jagannathi Devi Temple and Raghunath temple. The adjacent airfield is at Bhunter; railhead is at Kiratpur and can be connected by a National Highway 21 also. It is easily reachable from Delhi and Chandigarh. Manali is known as Switzerland of India, offers relief from Indian summers. A flawless land with awesomeness overloaded.

    Here are some of the Best things to do in Manali:

  • 01Trekking

    Trekking
    Many people love trekking because it makes them feel more adventurous and close to nature. One of the best places to trek is in Manali, where there are mountains so beautiful you will love to climb them. There are various organisers of trekking in Manali and you can get in touch if you want to participate in one of them.

    Location: There are various locations of trekking in Manali but the most famous is the Himalayan trekking which attracts a lot of people every year.

    Highlights: Trekking as an adventure sport is practised by many. Manali is the best place if you are trekking for the first time. The vast landscapes and mountains make the whole experience worthwhile.

    Price: The price differs according to the agency you choose. There are various options in Manali as it is a place where trekking is quite famous. You should be able to get a good deal for yourself at around Rs. 2000.
    Manali Snow Trek

    Manali Snow Trek

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    d4 Daysn3 NightslManali

    O4,800

    Starting from

    O4,500

  • 02Paragliding

    Paragliding

    When it comes things to do on Manali trip Paragliding is on the top. It gives special pleasure to do paragliding with the love one in the Solang valley. Have you ever thought to fly without wing

    Solang valley is a place and treats to seekers of wanderlust and gives a chance to soar high under the cap of blue sky like a free bird. One can conquer all the inner fear and can feel the adrenaline in the veins with exciting and adventures sports activities. Paragliding is a must thing to do in Manali.

    If you are planning vacations this summer then harry up closer time is June to mid-October, rain is an obstacle. Favourable time is January to May and October to December 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Actives Cost varies from 600 to 1800 INR per person.

    Location– Fozal hamlet, Himachal Pradesh

    You can also check the curated list of different packages for paragliding in Manali.

    Some of the highlights of this place are- Gliding through the deep valley to the adventurous skies of Manali. Other than paragliding, one can do zorbing in Solang Valleys. Thrill seeker will fall in love with this ball activity. A sunny day can be bliss for couple or family to take snaps and to show off.

    Paragliding in Manali

    Paragliding in Manali

    NNNNM26 Ratings

    lManali

    O2,700

    Starting from

    O2,200

  • 03Visit Hidimba Devi Temple

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    If you are in or around Manali, you must definitely add it to your schedule to visit the Hidimba Devi Temple. Although it is only for religious people if you love to see a nicely built temple, you will not be disappointed.

    Location: It is located in the circuit house road in Manali and there are transportation facilities available which can take you there easily.

    Highlight: The temple is an ode to goddess Hidimba Devi which the people of Manali worship. She was the wife of Bheem, from Mahabharata. It has a pagoda style roof which many people appreciate. Also, it is highly revered for the historical and archaeological importance that the temple has. There are several other beautiful places to Visit in Manali near this temple.

    Best time to visit: The temple is open on all days but the timings of the temple are from 8 am to 6 pm. So make sure to visit it at the time when it is open and plan your trip accordingly.
  • 04Rafting

    Rafting
    There are various private operators and adventure sports companies which offer river rafting packages of Manali. Manali is a great place for all the enthusiasts who love rafting.

    Location: Usually, water rafting is done in the river Beas for around 14 Km right down to Jhiri, It is the best place to visit in Kullu Manali. It is a great adventure and ride that will get the best of those who want to experience it.

    Highlights: For those who love water sports, river rafting has some great fun for them and doing it in Manali just makes it even better.

    Price: There are group packages that you can choose. As we all know, rafting is not an individual sport and the fun just amplifies if you have your friends with you. So, you can book a river rafting package at around Rs. 1000 per person.

    Best time to visit: All the river rafting activities are conducted in the months of April to June because these are the most favourable months.

    Also See: The Best tour Packages in Kullu Manali
    Rafting Adventure in Kullu

    Rafting Adventure in Kullu

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    O500

  • 05Head to Rohtang pass

    Head to Rohtang pass

    Rohtang is a snow point in Manali. It is the best destination for the thrill and enthusiastic lovers. Rohtang offers numerous of activities to its tourist for recreations. Gondola (Cable Car), Paragliding, skiing, Quad or ATV are the sports that magnetize many tourists towards Rohtang Pass.

    Camping can also be done on this landscape with beauty indulge in it. Snow scooter is a demanding and leisure vehicle that entertains travellers there. Rohtang pass is open from May to November. Pass to this place is not particularly very difficult but it is an unpredictable area.

    Snowstorm and blizzards are dangers so keep in while heading towards Rohtang. Also, Rohtang pass is available online by the government but there is a limit. This is one of the most spectacular destinations in Manali with spice. This ground of corpses is at high altitude of 14000 ft. On Tuesday, Rohtang is closed. Rents for suits, guides, vehicles vary as per once requirement.

    Location– Rohtang La, 51 km from Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

    Highlights of Place– Rohtang Pass from Manali Includes Nehru Kund, Gulaba Visit, Marhi Pie stop, Kothi; Beas river, landscape with many picturesque views. It connects to Leh – Lada

    Jeep Safari to Rohtang Pass

    Jeep Safari to Rohtang Pass

    NNNMM38 Ratings

    d1 DaylManali

    Starting from

    O1,200

  • 06Visit Tibetan Monastery

    Visit Tibetan Monastery
    The Tibetan Monastery in Manali is one of the major tourist attractions of the place. Many residents in the place make amazingly beautiful handicrafts by which they try and lure more customers with. People love buying this at attractive prices and take it as a memory from this place.

    Location: There are two local Tibetan Monasteries in Manali. One is located near the mall in the city and the other one is at Pangran, which is around 8 KM from Patlikuhl.

    Highlight: This monastery is quite famous for weaving unique and colourful carpets. Most of the local people contribute to the handmade art and craft that is sold through the monasteries. You will surely love to buy them after seeing how beautiful they are. 
    Also, you can head on for some adventurous sports near it after the visit of this monastery.

    Best time to visit: As such, there is no specific best time to visit the monastery. But if you are planning a trip to Manali, it would be best to avoid the rainy season as you wouldn't be able to enjoy everything here.
  • 07Hike to The Beas Kund

    Hike to The Beas Kund
    For people who love to trek, Beas Kund Trek is one of the most amazing places for it. If you are planning for trekking in Manali, add this place to your list, it will surely bring you closer to nature. If you always wanted to enjoy the Himalayan trek, this is the shortest and ideal trek.

    Location: It is quite close to some of the most popular locales of Manali. Solang Valley is at a distance of 14 km from the place which will take you around 8-9 hours to reach there.

    Highlights: Beas Kund is located at a spectacular place and it gives a great view of the Pir Panjal ranges. After a while of climbing on to the place, you reach the origin of Beas lake which truly feels magical because it is a glacial lake with melting snow.

    Best time to visit: Avoiding the rainy season, you can visit the place any time of the year you desire.
    Bhrigu Lake and Beas Kund Trek, Himachal Pradesh

    Bhrigu Lake and Beas Kund Trek, Himachal Pradesh

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    d6 Daysn5 NightslManali

    O9,500

    Starting from

    O9,200

  • 08Visit Vashist Temple & Water Springs

    The Vashist temple in Manali is dedicated to the sage Vashist who was the Kula guru of Lord Rama across the river Beas. This temple is said to be at least 4000 years old which is the reason it attracts so many visitors to the place.

    Location: It is located in the Vashist village in Manali. The place is at 3.5 km from the Manali bus station through where you will find buses for all around Manali.

    Highlights: The hot water springs in the region is one of the major tourist attractions of the place. Many people also believe that these hot water springs have a medicinal value which can provide an ailment to many diseases. You can also check for the nearby resorts to stay in Manali for a comfortable stay.

    Best time to visit: Although the temple is open on all the days, you can visit the temple from 7 am in the morning to 9 pm in the night. For taking a bath, the place is open from 7 am to 1 pm and then from 2 pm to 9 pm.
  • 09Hampta Pass Trek

    Hampta Pass Trek

    Manali cuddles with snow all around on the cliffs and peaks. Unpolluted environ, deep natures beauty grabs the attention and attracts travelers from far lands. Trek climbs out of the enduring canyon to perpendicular overhangs, high in the alp.

    Hampta Pass is one of the convenient and decent treks in Himachal Pradesh. This place is famous for lush green meadows, scenic view, and awful beauty. Maximum elevation is 14100 ft i.e. 26 km. trekking can be scheduled for 4 to 5 days. Except for the rainy season, throughout the year this place is full of the outcry of vendors and travelers. 

    Trekker starts with thick forests, enters to the lush green valley, barren land with pasturing animals, moon lake vista is icing on cake amidst, crosses majestic Pir Panjal and covers and complete trek.

    The trek is enchanting and enthralled with energy. Thickets are home to brown bears. It is a perfect destination to stay away from the hustle bustle of the city. This is a place to spend quality time with loved ones.

    Location– Manali to Chika via Jobra

    Some of the highlights of this place are– Hypnotizing topography, alluring River Rani, and bemused murals.

    Hampta Pass Trek, Manali 2018

    Hampta Pass Trek, Manali 2018

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    d5 Daysn4 NightslManali

    O9,800

    Starting from

    O8,500

  • 10Zorbing

    Zorbing is one of the most interesting things to do in Manali. Due to the hilly region, it makes the experience of zorbing even better.

    Location: There are great zorbing options available in Manali and the Solang valley offers the best experience. The place is also favourable for other adventure sports like paragliding and skiing.

    Highlights: In this adventure sport, a person is inside an orb and they leave it down the hill. It is great fun and for people who enjoy it, nothing could be better. You can enjoy the beautiful view when you go zorbing in the Solang valley. Also, check here some of the best tour packages of Manali wherein you might get to experience this fun activity for free.

    Price: The price is around Rs. 500 per person but it depends on the season and the people offering it.

    Best time to visit: Usually, the best months for doing zorbing are from January to May and October to December as the rainy season is unfavourable for the activity.
  • 11Take a Sulphur Water Bath at Manikaran

    This should be one of must do things while you visit Manali. Manikaran is a place in Himachal Pradesh which is said to be one of the major religious centres in the town.

    Location: The place is just 45 KM away from the city of Kullu and you can take a bus or a taxi to reach the place. Most of the tourists find it convenient to visit the place after touring around Manali for some time.

    Highlight: The sulphur water bath is quite popularly known in the place. There are various religious beliefs associated which tell different stories about how this hot springs first emerged.

    Price: There are no prices that you have to pay to get a bath at the place, it is free of cost.

    Best time to visit: Usually, the best time to visit the place is during winters since the water is naturally hot and provides a comfortable soothing bath.
  • 12Shop at Manu Market

    Popular between local as well as a tourist this small yet hasten market is located near Mall Road Manali. The market is Indian style with narrow lanes piled up with shops. As you ramble through the eccentric market, reliant colours of attractive goods draw your attention.

    You can shop here for surplus items from the book, clothes to fashionable accessories. The market offers handloom products, electrical appliance, footwear’s, utensils, crockery and lot more. It is usual to see photographers capturing beautiful shops surrounded by thick dense forest.

    The place also has a restaurant with a variety of cuisines in it and offers few economic lodging in the market area.  Tibetan jewellery is the centre of attraction. Endless of items are present there to make you buy something or to bribe you. Travelling without shopping is incomplete. Shopping can be in last of things to do in Manali.

    The market is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Location– Siyal Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Also, Go for the sightseeing tour of Manali to explore more beautiful parts of Manali.

  • 13Go for Trekking at Bhrigu Lake

    Go for Trekking at Bhrigu Lake
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    This beautiful lake is surrounded by the majestic Himalayas on all the sides. A lot of people also come here for trekking in the region in midst of the Himalayas. At such a scintillating height, Bhrigu lake makes the perfect place for trekking.

    Location: It is located in Manali and is quite close to some of the other tourist spots in the place. However, the high altitude is something which takes a lot of time to cover.

    Highlights: Most people visit the place due to the history it has. It is believed that Rishi Bhrigu wrote the famous Bhrigu Samhita on this site. It was also said that he used to meditate on this same site. There is a Nehru kund nearby through which a spring originates from the lake which tourists love.

    Best time to visit: You must only visit the place during daytime which will take you around 1-2 hours.
    Bhrigu Lake Trek 2018, Manali

    Bhrigu Lake Trek 2018, Manali

    NNNNM1222 Ratings

    d4 Daysn3 NightslManali

    O7,450

    Starting from

    O6,250

  • 14Visit Gauri Shankar Temple

    Image Credit : Varun Shiv Kapur-Flickr
    It is an 800-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion. The Gauri Shankar temple is built in a Shikhara style architecture which makes it quite popular among the various tourists that visit the place.

    Location: The temple is located in the Naggar Castle road where you will also find other major attractions of the city. It can be easily reached through a small trek through the famous Naggar Castle.

    Highlights: It is quite popular for all those who have religious beliefs and are Nirvana seekers. The architecture is something many people love about the temple.

    Best time to visit: The temple is open from 5 in the morning to 12 in the noon and then it opens again at 4 in the evening till 9 in the night. So you can visit the temple on the given timings.

    Price: There is no entry fee for getting into the temple.
  • 15Chandratal Lake Trek

    Chandratal Lake Trek

    This is one of the crescent form shaped lake stationed at the centre of Spiti valley at Samudra Plateau. Chandratal Lake is famous as ‘Lake of Moon’ amongst trekkers and hikers. Trek grabs artistry of the sightseer with its scattered landscape at different elevations.

    If jet – setter wish to walk on the moon then trekking in Chandratal Lake should be mentioned in things to do on Manali trip. A hiker passes through Chandrabhaga and Moulkila two high mountain ranges. Trek is bliss for neophyte although it’s challenging too.

    There is a story behind this lake linked up. Best months to visit are from mid-June to mid-October. In the starting of a season, snow can be seen and near October, snowfall can be assumed. Days are sunny and warm whereas nights are just vice-versa of it. It is located at height of 4270.

    Location– Lahaul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh

    There are many highlights of this place like– Mesmerizing Moon Lake, an amazing site for camping, landscape beauty, and spellbound valleys.

    Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass 2018

    Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass 2018

    NNNNM1443 Ratings

    d5 Daysn4 NightslManali

    O9,800

    Starting from

    O9,500

  • 16Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking

    Mountain biking is a fun sport that gives the adrenaline pump one must need once in awhile! The highest and arguably the best mountain ranges in the world, so it also surprising that mountain biking is not yet a popular sport in India.

    The thrilling mountain bike ride on the trip to Manali is necessary to have. It is easy to rent a bike in Manali. Usually, rented charges 500 rupees per day with a small amount of security sometimes better not to leave a high amount of money for security purposes, try to negotiate to keep less than 1000 rupees.

    So, add a thing to do in Manali get the mountain bike for the day.  And go for a ride. Well, the bad news is, finding a dedicated mountain biking trail is tough. However, fear not, there are plenty of roads where one can have a fun ride as well.

    Always a trail starts from Solang ski pass and ends in Old Manali. Another obvious and main rule is to always to keep the fingers on both breaks and never, just push the front brake at one goes. Using rear or both brakes together can help to avoid the risk of tipping over.

    Also, you can opt for biking and exploring the Manali. From Manali rent a bike and head on to some adventurous ride.

    Manali to Leh Mountain Biking Expedition

    Manali to Leh Mountain Biking Expedition

    NNNNM24 Ratings

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    O49,500

  • 17Trek to Deo Tibba Base Camp

    Trek to Deo Tibba Base Camp

    It is one of the most arresting treks in Manali. This trek offers ravishing panorama ranging from blue water lake, prairies, forest with alpine trees, clear cataracts, and moraines. It has a moderate trekking level and preferred to be visited in June to October.

    This is one of the finest trek showcase the best Kullu- Manali trekking. The maximum elevation of the trek is 14700 ft. Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek graces flora and fauna lovers with various stunning views and different species of flora and fauna. Trekking can be completed in 4 to 6 days with 37 to 40 km long distance. Sojourn can be planned during May to November.

    Location– Khanol, 1.5 hours from Manali (From taxi ride).

    Highlights of the place– Tourist can enjoy the alluring view of snow clad peaks of Deo Tibba (6001 mt) and Indrasan (6220 mt) with mountain ranges from Bara Bangal ranges to the Dhauladhar Ranges to Deo Tibba mountain and Hanuman Tibba Peak.

    Know more here in detail about few other camp sides of Manali.

    Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek 2018 with Hampta Pass, Manali

    Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek 2018 with Hampta Pass, Manali

    NNNNN312 Ratings

    d6 Daysn5 NightslManali

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    O11,025

  • 18Explore the Nagger Castle

    If you love to see different kinds of art pieces and paintings, Naggar Castle is the place you would want to visit. It is one of the finest destinations in Manali where you can spot beautiful paintings, coasters and artefacts.

    Location: The Castle is located at the Naggar town in Manali which is quite famous for the various tourist attractions in and around the place.

    Highlight: It is an art lover's delight. Anyone who loves to visit art galleries and painting exhibitions will find Naggar Castle to be a really interesting place. The place is also built into a heritage hotel which is maintained by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. One of the famous songs from the movie Jab we met was shot here.

    Best time to visit: The Castle stays open on all days from 7 am to 10 pm which is almost the whole day so you can visit it at your own convenience.
  • 19Go on a Vashisht Jogini Waterfall Trek

    Manali is always a mountaineer’s paradise mostly and climbing is incomplete if trekking is not in the list of things to do in Manali.  Vashisht Jogini Waterfall Trek is one of the shortest treks to savour trekking. This trek poises the essence of nature and hiking trip.

    Trekking can be started from Vashist temple. Uphill brings tourist to the edge of the hamlet. This edge of hamlet has a cool and composed cataract that attracts everyone out here. Tramp and hot spring bath amidst unbleached style are just eyeing soothing.

    This is pleasing and swell trek, which can be ended up in 2 to 3 hours from Vashisht Temple. This is apt to enjoy the panoramic beauty and village life.

    Location-  Vashisht village, 7.5 from Manali.  

    Highlights of the place- One can embrace the beauty of Vashisht Temple with a cascade that rolls down from 150 ft.

  • 20Van Vihar park

    Manali is a land with plenty of places to visit. Actually, it is a hill station where one can enjoy to the fullest of desire they dream. Van Vihar Park is one of the places that is visited frequently.  Park is maintained well and has sky torching deodar trees.

    Garden cum park is on the bank of Beas river offers boating on placid water witnessing the captivating towering deodar topiary. Market and restaurants are located adjacent to it; Nursery there catches the glimpse of tourist.

    This site is a testimony to the city with unparallel beauty. Environ gives calmness to the mind with refreshing air. Land with artificial man-made lake captures the attraction and brings entire vicinity to life. This park makes an outdoor excursion spot. Entry fee is 30 Rs with 15 minutes of boating for kids.

    Opening and closing time- Summer– 8:00 am to 7:00 pm & Winter– 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Location– Mall road Manali

    Highlights of the place– Land with multifarious photo options best for kids and recreational activities.

Adventure in Manali

Trekking in Manali

Camping in Manali

Rafting in Manali

Attractions

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Solang Valley

Located atop the Kullu Valley, the Solang Valley is ideal for adventure sports such as parachuting, skating, zorbing and paragliding. The slopes of this valley also provide ski lovers an ideal destination to enjoy this activity on a trip to Manali. During the summer months, the snow on these slopes evaporates, resulting in ideal ground for zorbing, where a person hurls down a slope in an indestructible bouncy ball.

Solang Valley is definitely a playground for people looking to lose themselves in an assortment of exciting activities. Be it a honeymoon vacation or a family outing, a thrilling and engaging experience is guaranteed.

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Bhrigu Lake

Also known as the ‘Pool of Gods’, Bhrigu Lake is a majestic an picturesque water body that is located at a distance of about 43km from the town of Manali. Each year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who come here to appreciate the serene, crystal clear blue pools of the lake as a part of their itinerary to visit Manali tourist places. 

Rising to a height of about 14,100ft it is located on the eastern courses of the Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley, it makes up for being a perfect weekend outing on your next trip to Manali. 

 The lake is bordered by snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides and is a moderate to difficult trekking escapade.  Also nearby is the Nehru Kund, which is a natural water spring that is fed by the waters of the Bhrigu Lake and is truly picturesque. 

The trekking route to Bhrigu Lake starts either at the village of Gulaba or Vasishth Temple, either ways it perches you up at a height of almost 14000ft right on the second day, making it one of the most captivating treks of the Pir Panjal Ranges.  Locals of the village believe that this lake has been blessed by the sages and Gods which is why, it never freezes over completely even in the times of harsh winters.

Distance from Manali: 18 Kms

How to get there: Follow the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road through the village of Gulaba

Best time to Visit: May to June 

Attractions/Activities: Trekking

Type of destination:  Trekking and religious

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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Malana

The lands that hold the strongest relics of adventure are often not spoken about, and that is why you need to head to the mysterious hills of Malana for an adventure you can never forget! Malana is an ancient village that lies to the north – east of the Kullu Valley and this solitary village is located at an altitiude of 9,938ft above sea level. The village of Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes. Many trekkers have traversed these mountains in search of adventure and discovered wonders that they have brought back home with them.  So grab your gear and head to this oldest democracy in the world and trek up the famous and intimidating Chanderkhani Pass and Rashol Pass.

Distance from Delhi: 543km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Chandrakhani Pass, Kais wildlife sanctuary, Parvati Valley, Shiv Mandir, Hot Springs

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing and Hiking 

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Kasol

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Find out amazing tours and activities in Kasol

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

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

Distance from Delhi: 528km

Best time to visit: October to June

Attractions: Quiet and serene Valleys

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Culture

Thrillophilia Recommended Offbeat Experiences: 

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

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Rahalla Falls

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

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

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

Entry Fee: None

Photography Allowed: Yes

Missing

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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