Manali is located at an altitude of 1829 Mtrs which is one of the popular hill station of Himalayan range in Himachal Pradesh. Experiencing the view of hill stations surrounding Manali is a marvelous experience. Manali is an important hill station in northern India and is the destination of thousands of tourists every year. Manali derived its name from Manavalaya meaning the abode of Manu or “Home of Manu” and here, the temples are treated as pilgrimages. Its cool atmosphere provides a perfect haven for the ones afflicted by the hot Indian summers. Manali is also famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking.
Manali will quench your thirst buds.
First and foremost reason to visit MANALI is:
1. TREKKING JUNK :
Most of you must have tried your hands at trekking and must be aware of the reasons that make this activity so appealing.
Did that make you wonder if there are places for night trekking or not?! Well, India and Manali won’t disappoint you guyz! You just need to look in the right places. This is where Manali comes in, to guide you to places that will offer you an adorably eye catchy experience to treasure for a millennial.
And…the night treks give the immense prowess opportunity to be there at night brightened up by glittering stars, and the mesmerizing panorama that it creates with clouds lit up with stars and moonlight. Thinking of the way in which the ambiance turns so vivacious and vividly charismatic during night time, you should definitely go for one of these treks. The Chandratal Baralachaaaa is waiting.
2. ROHTANG LA PASS :
It’s a high altitude pass of about 13000 ft and elevation of about 3978 meters. It really holds the scenic and plentiful and strategic imperatives of India. The vivid landscapes and the breathtaking view from such a height is itself a treat to watch travel lovers. You have to have a permit to travel here which can be acquired online or at that place but prior as per the climatic and geographical conditions obviously.
The journey till here is also mesmerizing and with asphalted roads..
Oh god, you are going to hell of an adventure my friend. There is a waterfall that is located at a distance of 16 km from Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass. This waterfall flows down from an altitude of 2,500 meters and looks amazingly wonderful. Photography buffs must visit this pass as they get to click one of the most charming pictures of nature. It is recommended to hire a local cab or take a bus, as the drive to Rohtang Pass becomes quite tough with slippery roads and narrow curves. Permits are issued only to the first 800 petrol vehicles and 400 diesel vehicles. Permits can only be applied for the next 6 days from the current date. Also, no permits are issued on Tuesday as the day is marked for maintenance of Rohtang. Tax sometimes, a congestion charge is to be paid and accordingly the permits are issued based on daily quota.
3. SOLANG VALLEY :
Let’s go Solang awaits us..
Situated on the way to Rohtang from Manali, every year the valley welcomes tourists in huge numbers. A favorite for adventure enthusiasts, parachuting to paragliding, horse riding to driving mini-open jeeps specially available for tourists of all age groups, Solang Valley has it all.
Giant slopes of lawn comprise Solang Valley and provide its reputation as a popular ski resort. A few ski agencies offering courses and equipment reside here and operate only during winters. Solang valley is well known for the tea which is sold there.
Snow melts during the summer months starting May and skiing is then replaced by zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 metre hill), paragliding, parachuting and horse riding.
Pack your bagsss… Lets bump in.
4. HADIMBA TEMPLE :
Let’s not forget that our creator, our gracious Almighty also awaits us and for seeking blessings we also are desperate.
So here’s our next station in MANALI.
Hadimba temple, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, is a peaceful place surrounded by towering deodar trees. The temple is dedicated to Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandava prince from the great Indian epic Mahabharata. The main attraction of the temple is the three days Hidimba Devi Festival, which attracts devotees from all over the world and features colorful folk dance performances.. Isn’t that so alluring and warry?! This temple is open till 6 pm in the evening.
This unique architectural and contemporary art and skill or workers is exceptional, no doubt. The temple base is made out of whitewashed, mud-covered stonework. An enormous rock occupies the inside of the temple, only a tall brass image representing goddess Hidimba Devi. And no specific dress code is required here, just your pure and transparent relationship with God. A rope hangs down in front of the rock, and according to a legend, in bygone days religious zealots would tie the hands of “sinners” by the rope and then swing them against the rope.
5. SKIIIIIINGGGG :
All your winter essentials can we wear here and you can carefree enjoy this experience as time waits for none!
Why be a sadist then?! This adventure sport is the answer to all your bad and mal mood. Zip up and travel down.
A major tourist spot of Manali is known for its excellent skiing conditions with skiing enthusiasts visiting from all over the country and the globe. The undulating slopes of Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass offer perfect terrain for amateurs to learn their first move while an ideal grounds for professional skiing in Manali. So, if you are an adventure lover, leave yourself in the hands of your professional trainers to feel the thrill of skiing in the picturesque setting of Manali.
There are many ski operators like Vajpayee Institute, Iceland Solang and Himalayan Adventurers functional in these two areas. Beginners can hire a ski instructor or simply indulge in a short term course. For experts, the region can be their playground. In order to enjoy the best skiing experiences, schedule your visit for winters.
Properly starting from the month of December, winters here are characterized by heavy snowfall that completely covers the hill station with its milky shade. Thus, if you are traveling to Manali primarily for Skiing.
6. MANALI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY :
A pure soul-soothing destination awaits all the travel junkies.
A visit to Manali is no doubt incomplete without a stay at the Manali Sanctuary, which is an excellent and fiery wildlife sanctuary. This sanctuary is at a walking distance from the city center of Manali and is the ideal spot to explore the rich flora and fauna that the place harbors. A very well maintained park that has tall pines and some decent play activities for kids. A good place to walk around before your meal at one of the city restaurants. Other than opportunities of sighting a variety of these reptiles, birds, animals, and mammals; However, if you are a solo traveler, the place can feel much crowded and you might want to avoid Van Vihar. Better to go further up to the Hidimba Temple complex and enjoy the serenity of lush pine tree forests in the Van Vihar right next to the temple. Manali Sanctuary also has ample options that will entice the adventurous and fun-loving soul.
7. VON NGARI MONASTERY :
Spiritual edge?!.. Religious feels!?.
Von Ngari Monastery has been established in the year 1524 in Tibet as a main item of worship. This is a non-sectarian spiritual non-profit agency, actively engaged in diverse styles of humanitarian, social carrier activities for lengthy years with the intention of spreading peace, harmony and closing bliss to the world through the technology of “Self Realization”, to understand the residing self.
Second Dalai Lama made and endured this monastery with the aid of the admission of fifty vivid and shrewd youths, as a primary batch of monk community. Priests consecrated lifestyles mainly for extensively disseminate of precious Buddha Dharma around the world. This location is quality for vacationer lots variety of humans.
8. CASA BELLA VISTA CAFE AND COTTAGE :
Now roamed a lot. Time for delicious and mouth-watering food items!..
Food is the only thing in the world that brings a smile on everyone’s face whether young or aged! Isn’t it!??
The most comfortable and well-appointed cottages in Manali, attached to the best European cafe. It does not get better than Casa Bella Vista if you are visiting Manali. The cottages have their own kitchen and a well-appointed sitting and dining area. Evenings around the fire and the place for kids and facilities and amenities provided here are so accessible and comfortable.
The garden is perfect for kids – trampoline, slide, swings, badminton. Casa Bella Vista also houses a library and a boutique that offers an impressive collection of dresses for women. Located just across the bridge from the bustle of Old Manali and a short walk to the main bazaar. This location gives you the tranquility of the mountains with access to the fun. The ambiance here is home likely. Be at home. Feel like home. You are in India’s North Heart – MANALI.
9. VAN VIHAR :
Hey looking for quality time with close ones and friends?!
Having a tooth for experiencing a wholesome variety of things and chores?! Here’s your place!!
Van Vihar Park is beautifully adorned by deodar trees and is a perfect place to spend a memorable time with loved ones. A number of locals and tourists visit the park to relax and get the fresh breeze of the Deodar trees is taken by the local municipal corporation. This park has a small playground for children to play. It also has a small lake that is ideal for boating. This park serves a good picnic spot. However, there was no entry fee. But now, there is an entrance fee to enter the park. It is also ideal for birdwatching as well as photography. You’ll enjoy paddle boating in the small lake. It’s serene and peaceful.
The main attraction of the park is the beautiful man-made lake situated in the middle of the woods. Tourists can enjoy boating in the lake. There are also lot of swings for the children as well as couples in the park. Boating is also an essential element of Van Vihar. The River Beas runs nearby the park. Visit the park in the evening and you will get a chance to enjoy the stunningly beautiful view of sun setting against the glorious backdrop of the majestic mountains.This park is an ideal place for families, couples, friends as well as nature lovers. It is a must visit and should not be missed when in Manali.
10. APPLE COUNTRY RESORT :
Need a cozy weekend escape? A longg tedious business trip?.. Come and bang the doors of this resort for the indomitable experience.
Welcome into the land of your dreams…. into the land of lush greens and enchanting mountains, silent valleys and bubbling creeks, songbirds, towering coniferous trees and the sweet scent of apples. Right at the heart of this fairytale, is Apple Country, set at the highest point in Manali.
An absolute pleasure to have experienced this beautiful resort located in old Manali at a hilltop with a perfect view of the mountains and a serene walkable distance to the Mall road market. The staff is very friendly and helpful especially the travel desk gives you the best suggestions for things to do in Manali. Enjoy the lavish and yummm and tasty food, breakfast and dinner served at the restaurant in Apple Country Resort. The rooms are very cozy, clean and relaxable.
Let’s go. Time waits for none.