Best Places to Visit in Manali
Undoubtedly Manali is the adventure capital of northern India, Manali is known for the abundant activities it offers. Some of these include Trekking, Rafting in Beas, Zorbing in Solang, Paragliding at Marhi, River Camping, Skiing in Manali Adventure Camp, Apple Orchard Tour and more. The tourist season in Manali stretches throughout the year. Tourist, Trekkers, families, couples and backpackers visit the hill station to enjoy solitude and indulge in many different things. Depending on your interests, you can explore various places tourist places which are are mostly crowded or explore the hidden gems which are must places to visit in Manali.
Best Touristic Places to Visit in Manali
1. Manali Mall Road
Manali Mall road is called the heart of Manali and for a good reason. It is the focal point of the hill station. It has multiple restaurants, bars, shopping complexes, and emporiums. One can buy Kullu and Kashmiri shawls, rugs, Manali Apples, Manali souvenirs, Tibetan handicraft etc. in this market area. Some of the shopping centers include Hong Kong Market, Snow Lion Underground Market, Thai Market, Dragon Shopping Complex, Lama Underground, Shangri La Shopping Complex and most importantley Manu market is the place where locals eat, shop.
Things to do: Take a Stroll, Have Dinner at Chopstick Restaurant or Khyber
Opening hours: 6AM to 12 PM
How to Reach: Just Opposite Bus Stand or Rickshaw
Best Short Trekking Places to Visit in Manali
Patalsu Peak Trek
Old Manali Solang Valley Trek
Khar Myundari Trek
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Best Long Trekking Places to Visit in Manali
Best Waterfalls to Visit in Manali
Jogini Waterfalls, Vashisht Village
Jana Waterfall, Jana Village
Rozy Waterfall, Rohtang Pass Road
Best Offbeat Places to Visit in Manali
Best Religious Places to Visit in Manali
Located about 2 km from Manali Mall road towards Club House Road. Hadimba temple is a peaceful religious site surrounded by lush tall deodar trees. One can enjoy the uphill walking through dense forest of deodar trees. Hadimba Temple is dedicated to the Hidimbi Devi who is the wife of Bhim one of the Pandavas from epic Mahabharata.
Things to do: Temple Architecture decorated with skulls and horns, Get your photograph in Himachali Dress
Opening hours: 8AM to 7 PM
How to Reach: Take a Rickshaw from Manali Mall Road or 20 Minutes via Club House Road Manali
3. Vashisht Temple and Vashisht Hot Springs
4. Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara
Manu Temple, Old Manali
Gayatri Temple, Jagatsukh
Tibetan Monastery, Manali
Jamula Temple, Malana Village
Van Vihar, Manali
2) OLD MANALI MARKET-
If one wants to buy hippie stuff, this market is the best place. Located in the quaint village of Old Manali, this market has quirky stalls selling music CD’s, jewelry, beads, funky t-shirts, and souvenirs. One can also pick up fresh fruit jams, jellies and pickles from here to take back home. Bargaining is recommended here.
3) TIBETAN MARKET-
This market is the best place to shop for some Tibetan artifacts and souvenirs. One can buy intricately designed rugs, shawls, hand-woven carpets, handicrafts, prayer wheels, silver and turquoise jewelry, local tweeds, Chinese goods ( electronics, clothes, shoes, etc ) thangkas, which are Buddhist paintings on cloth, bamboo souvenirs. Bargaining is recommended. This market is run by the refugee community.
4) BHUTTICO Emporium
This was established by a group of women in 1944 and is a cooperative shop which has three stores in Manali. It is known for its variety of shawls( angora and pashmina), scarves, socks, gloves, jackets, bags, caps, etc. They have a fixed price policy, so don’t try to bargain here.
Best known for its abundant adventure sports, such as paragliding, skiing and zorbing, Solang Valley is located only 11 km from Manali.
One of the most sacred religious sites for both Sikhs and Hindus, Manikaran is located on the banks of Parvati river. Famous for its sulphur springs, Manikaran is also close to Kasol.
One of the most famous spots for trekking near Manali, Beas Kund is an ideal choice for first-time trekkers. This scenic destination is the source of Beas river. The trek starts from Solang Valley or Old Manali.
On the route between Manali and Leh, Rohtang is the first pass. It’s considered to be the primary gateway to Spiti and Lahaul. Located at a height of 3,979 metres, it’s one of the most popular tourist spots in Manali.
Located at a height of 4,235 metres, Bhrigu Lake is approximately 6 km from the famous Gulaba village. It’s also another popular trekking place near Manali. An easy trek, this one starts from Vashisht, and you can easily cover it within 1 to 4 days.
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