Manali is one of the top destinations to spend your holidays in the lap of nature. Kullu Manali is famous tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh as well in India. Every year thousands of tourists visit Kullu Manali for their holiday’s trips.
Manali is located at the height of 205 meters above from sea level in the hills of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in the ahead of Kullu Valley and 280 Km from Shimla. There are many amazing places nearby Manali you can visit during your trip.
Manali is also perfect for honeymoon couples, who want to celebrate their marriage in the nature and quite place. There are many things to do in Manali during your trip like Trekking, river rafting, skiing and many other adventure sports.
Here you will find clean roads, small local market and amazing scenic beauty with mesmerizing views of Himalayan mountains ranges.
Some facts about Kullu Manali:-
- The Hadimba Temple in Manali located inside the deodar trees and you can see the 400 year old untouched wooden site.
- Manali is named after the Manu (Hindu Lawgiver), earlier known as Manu-Allaya
- The Language spoken in Kullu Manali is Hindi, English and Pahari (Himachali), Punjabi.
- Many old temples in Manali including Manu Temple
Places to Visit in Manali
There are many amazing places to visit in Manali and Kullu (both are two different places but nearby) during a holiday trip. Check out the below list of Manali Tourist Places.
Hidimba Devi Temple is one of the main places to visit in Manali, you can reach here by auto rickshaw or car from city center. It is an ancient cave temple made with woods. The temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bhima the famous figure of Epic Mahabharata.
The Hindu lawgiver Manu temple is located here in Manali, as the place got itself name after the Manu. Manu is also known as creator of world and writer of Manusmirti. This temple is located at the distance of 3 Km from city center in the old Manali. You can see the river Beas from here.
The sanctuary in located at the distance of 2 Km from Manali city center and it is a wildlife sanctuary. The trip to Manali is incomplete without visit the Manali wildlife sanctuary. It is the catchment of Manalsu khad. You can see the dense forest with oak, deodar trees here and visit the wildlife from near. The entry fee is 10 Rupees and the timing to visit this sanctuary is between 7:30 Am mornings to 5:30 Pm evening. So while planning a trip to Kullu Manali you should add this place to your list and opened throughout the year for tourists.
Mall Road Manali
It is a local market, as we know that Mall roads located in every hill station with best of the city market with local items and many other local things you can purchase in. The Manali local administration offices are also located here. During day time the vehicles are not allowed in here and you have to park outside in the parking to visit the Mall Road. You can see the old shops and do some shopping in the Mall road.
Jogini Water Falls Manali
An amazing waterfall you should visit during your trip to Manali, located 3 Km far from Manali city center and 2 Km away from Vashishtha Temple. You can trek to the Vashishtha Temple and then to Jogini water fall. You can see the amazing views of Beas River and mountains from here. There are some local snacks shops near the Jogini falls you can have a cup of tea in. As well as Rohtang mountains snowcapped view can be seen from here.
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Arts
It is a small museum located near the Hidimba Devi Temple. You can see the Himachal Pradesh heritage of various traditional items here. The museum was built in 1998 for the collection of antiques heritages of Himachal Pradesh. You can see here the display model of temples, old houses and forts of Himachal. So add this place in your list for your trip of Manali Himachal Pradesh.
Himalayan Nyinmapa Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
It is a Buddhist monastery located in Manali and one of the most known places in Manali. You can see the amazing bond of Buddhist and local peoples here. You can enjoy the food at local cafes here.
There are some other places like Solang Valley, Van Vihar, Naggar Valley, Bhrigu Lake and more you can visit during your trip to Manali.
Thigs to do in Manali
- Adventure Activities in Manali
There are plenty of adventures activities you can do in Manali like Zorbing, White water river rafting, Horse Riding and more in the higher altitude of Manali hills.
- Paragliding in Manali
If you are adventure lover, enjoy the paragliding in Manali.
Trekking is one of the best things to do in Manali and the Beas Kund trek is one of the prime attractions of the Manali. You can reach there by trekking 8 Km alongside Beas river and reach Dhundi. The best things is you will see the entire landscape showered with beautiful flowers. If want to trek more than you can reach 6 Km ahead to see starting of the glaciers.
You can enjoy the camping in Manali with trekking to Beas Kund you can do camping in the lap of nature and stay some days there to make yourself better.
- Skiing in Manali
This is one of the important things to do in Manali. During winter season you can enjoy the skiing in Manali with the amazing slopes of snowcapped places.
- Solang Valley
Visit the amazing Solang valley near Manali and enjoy your holidays.
So these are some of the amazing things to do in Manali and also the best places to visit in Manali and nearby.
Best Time to Visit Manali:-
The beautiful hill station Manali can be visited throughout the year and also a weekend destinations from Dehradun, Chandigarh and Delhi. During the winter months you can do skiing in Manali, you will enjoy the snow falls and great views of snowcapped mountains.
Avoid during the rainy season from July-August month because of heavy rain falls and land sliding in some places.
March to June is one of the best times to visit Manali because of great weather around 10 Degree to 25 Degree varies at times. For adventure the best time is Sept-Oct and April to June because during winter the adventure activities closed in Solang valley and Rohtang Pass.
To see whole place covered in snow visit during December and January but make sure that you have good warm clothes because of temperature below minus.
How to Reach Manali:-
By Air:- The nearest airport is Bhuntur or Manali Airport which is closed to the city center but located at the distance of 50 Km. The Bhuntur Airport is connected with Chandigarh and Delhi with regular flights. So you can reach Manali from airport via taking a local cab.
By Trains:- The Nearest Railway station to Manali is Joginder Nagar railway station which is located at the distance of 143 Km from the city center. As well as if you are coming to Chandigarh from trains and then coming to Manali via roads it is around 314 Km from Manali city center.
By Roads:- The roads transportation is well connected with Manali and you can drive here through different destinations of Himachal Pradesh. You can also book a rental car from us and make your journey comfortable. Apart from that you can take Himachal roadways buses from Delhi or Chandigarh to reach here.
So if you are planning a trip to Himachal or Manali just contact we about some details and we will customize an amazing tour package of Manali for you.
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