Places to Visit in Manali – Top 5 Places You Must Visit in Manali
Hey Travelers, are you looking for places to visit in Manali during your trip, then you come to the right place. We know Manali is one of the top Hill stations in India for backpackers and honeymooners. Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Manali like Solang Valley, Hidimba Temple, Rahala Falls, Hot Springs, etc. Rohtang Pass can be visited in the summer season, but takes a full day. There are several beautiful places to visit near Manali like Kullu, Naggar, Manikaran which can be visited by adding 2 more days to your trip.
1- Hidimba Devi Temple
We put it top in this list because of its Distance only 2 km from Manali Bus Stand or Mall road. Hidimba Devi Temple is also known as the Dhungri Temple is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi. It was built in 1553 by Raja Pratap Bahadur Singh.
Timings – 8 AM to 6 PM (All Day)
Entry – Free
Duration – 2-3 Hours
Why Visit – Hidimba Devi is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba Devi, who is the wife of Bheem and the sister of Harding, a character of Mahabharata Epic. The temple lands in the Dhungiri Forest. The temple is of Pagoda Style of architecture with four-tier. Being established in the 15th century, it is the most important temple in the Manali region. Visit here for religious, photography and scenic beauty.
About 51 kilometres from Manali. The Rohtang pass located on the eastern end of the Pier Panjal mountain range of the Himalayas is the connecting passage to Kullu Valley. It’s a must-visit place when you visit Manali This mountain slope is so beautiful and wonderful that why people from every corner of the country visit this place to take an awesome part in adventure sports such as skiing, ice. The Rohtang Pass is open for tourists from Apr to Oct and the permission to travel with your vehicle on this highway is given by the Indian Army, once they clear the snow.
Timings – Early morning Prefer (Apr to Oct) Closed on Tuesday
Entry – Free
Duration – 4-5 Hours (Full day with Travel)
Why visit – for Nature Lovers, Adventure Seekers, Photographer, Mountain Lovers.
3- Solang Valley
Solangvalley is a beautiful scenic spot is situated just 13 km away from Manali. This valley offers an amazing view of glaciers and snow-capped mountains & peaks. It has ski slopes. One time this valley was famous for Paragliding which is a recreational adventure sport organized by expert pilots over there, but due to some mishap, now the Paragliding spot is shifted to some upper zone named Marrie. The lush, green beautiful valley attracts everybody.
Timings – 10 AM to 6 PM
Entry – Free (Activity charges Rs 500 per person for Zorbing. Rs 1200 per person for Paragliding and Rs 500 per person for ropeway both sides)
Duration – Full Day
Why Visit – At Solang Valley, you can experience some of the most exciting snow sports throughout the year.
4-Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib
Located in the Parvathi Valley, along the banks of the Parvathi River is the Manikaran. A small town Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran has developed into being a Top priority tourist attraction with its incredible natural hot springs and religious pilgrim centres. There has also been the setting up of an experimental geothermal energy plant in the region.
Timings – 24 Hours
Entry – Free
Duration – 3-4 Hours
Why Visit – The Gurudwara – a place of worship for the Sikh faith – in itself is a major attraction on account of the peaceful bathing afforded by the natural hot pond. The natural geothermal boiling water mixed with the cooler water from River Parvathi brings up hazy clouds of smoke that are both beautiful and relaxing. The flavorful and authentic food (langar) provided at the Gurudwara also adds its charm to the whole experience.
5- Old Manali
At the distance of 3 KM from Mall road and Bus stand and I personally love old Manali, No Rush, Beautiful Nature, stunning views, peaceful and what I say about this place. Old Manali is the perfect destination to try out some offbeat activities. You can rent a scooter or bike and explore the roads of town all on your own.
Timing – Null
Duration– 1-2 Days
Why Visit – The serenity of Old Manali is perhaps unique.
The swaying eucalyptus, lightly winding roads, pouring waters of the Kullu river and beautiful hills of the aforementioned destination Make it the perfect natural cover. Indulge in some delicious continental food at low costs here, and shop for Knick-Knacks from the local markets here. The sunrise and sunsets here are intoxicating, and you will surely love the energy of this place. Old Manali is most famous for its Hidimba temple. Tucked away within the lap of quiet nature, this destination is an excellent place to experience the pure beauty and nature of Himachal Pradesh.
Apart from this list, you can consider Below mention places during your trip 😉😉😉.
- Beas River
- Jogini Waterfall
- Bhirgu Lake
- Vashisht Baths
- Jana Waterfall
- Tibetan Monasteries
- Manu Temple
- Arjun Gufa
- Mall Road
- Great Himalayan National Park
- Museum of Himalayan Culture and Folk Art
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