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COVID-19 : MANALI is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 20 Oct 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to MANALI?

Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Wearing masks and following social distancing is mandatory in public areas.
  • Educational institutes and inter-state public transport remain closed
  • All markets, malls and shops are open
  • Institutional quarantine for people coming from heavily infected COVID-19 cities.
  • Asymptotic travellers from other states will be home quarantined
  • Travellers with symptoms will be kept under institutional quarantine
  • Tourists with valid booking of not less than 5 days and have COVID negative certificate from ICMR accredited labs within 4 days of the time of entry, need not undergo quarantine
Flights
  • Flights available from Delhi & Chandigarh to Kullu Bhuntur Airport
Local Transport
  • Public transport buses, taxis, autos and private vehicles are operational
  • HRTC and private buses will be allowed to operate with proper measures of COVID

Thrillophilia recommends you to follow all safety guidelines issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to stay safe.

Public transport in Himachal Pradesh resumed from June 1 Updated: 20 Oct 2020

A day before the country ends the fourth phase of Coronavirus lockdown, the Himachal Pradesh government has said the public transport in the state will resume from June 1. The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting held under by chief minister Jai Ram Thakur.Read more.

COVID-19 test report mandatory to enter Manali Updated: 07 Aug 2020

Inter-state tourists must produce a COVID-19 test report at entry checkpoints in Manali. Recently, several inter-state tourists were sent back from the Bajaura checkpoint of Kullu-Manali for not holding a mandatory COVID-19 test report. Read More

Activities to Do in Manali

1. Experience Paragliding in Manali
2. Adventurous Rafting Experience
3. Mountain Biking
4. Skiing in Manali Solang Nallah
5. Riverside Camping
6. Head to Rohtang pass
7. Hike to The Beas Kund
8. Trekking
9. Zorbing
10. Shop at Manu Market

You might want to know about the many activities to do in Manali before packing your bags and heading to the beautiful hill station. Manali is a hot spot destination for tourists who like to enjoy adventure activities and explore the scenic nature. 

While you are here, you will get a chance to relish tranquility and thrill at the same time. If you are wondering what to do in Manali besides gazing out at the hilly meadows, then here is your list to refer to.

Take a stroll around the mall road and shop for local goods for yourself and gifting purpose, go on a trek at Prashar lake or Bijli Mahadev and experience an enthralling sensation of adventure, treat yourself to authentic art displays at Naggar Castle or simply indulge in river rafting sports which will spike your adrenaline! The list is not a short one and enough to make your trip a bouquet of memories that you will cherish for years to come.

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Must Do Things in Manali

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Experience Paragliding

Experience Paragliding

When it comes things to do on Manali, 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.

If you are planning vacations this summer then harry up closer time is June to mid-October, rain is an obstacle. Favourable time is from 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.

Highlights: 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 a couple or family to take snaps and to show off.

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Visit Hidimba Devi Temple

Visit Hidimba Devi Temple

Wondering why this temple is among the top few places to visit in Manali? Check out the Hidimba Devi Temple which is located at a tranquil location between snow capped mountains. This unique shrine is a dedication to the mother of Ghatothkach, a mythological character from Mahabharata, and the wife of Bhima.

The temple is beautifully styled and built in an altogether different architectural manner than any other temple, which makes it worth visiting. The location of this temple is quite serene and silent, which makes it a welcoming resort to anyone who wants to sit in the laps of nature and relish some tranquility. 

Location:
Hadimba Temple Rd, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

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Manali, a popular tourist destination opens the doors to enjoy and explore unbelievable and memorable experiences in the lap of nature. 

A house of adventure activities, some of the best things to do here are camping, rafting and paragliding. And that is exactly what this tour brings for you. In this riverside camping in Manali tour, you will explore Manali's serenity with camping, rafting, and some other adventurous activities. As a part of daily hygiene protocol, proper care of hygiene and sanitation is maintained all through the property to ensure the utmost care and personal safety of the guests.

Start by rafting on the white water rapids of the river in Kullu for 7 km. This is one of a kind experience while you camp riverside in Manali. You can then retreat and spend time at the camp, soaking in the pine trees and gushing water bodies, or go paragliding to check out the breathtaking region from a bird's point of view.

While here, you can also go for treks, Burma bridge, zip line, etc.

The package is available in four variants:
- Camping with River Rafting
- Camping with Paragliding
- Camping with River Rafting and Paragliding
- Only Camping

How to Reach?
The riverside camp in Manali is located at Leh-Manali Highway and you can reach there by intercity coach transfers. The camp is situated 200 m from the river.

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Rafting

Rafting
Among the numerous things to do in Manali is river rafting, an adventure sport that takes you down the cascading flow of water and scenic views on both sides. Manali is a hot spot destination for tourists who come to explore the nature’s best side along with thrilling adventure activities.

The river Beas is a remarkable sight when it flows gracefully along the stone cut pathways and just like Rishikesh, you can experience a thrilling sports adventure while you are here while rafting among the wild and racing waters. River rafting camps can be found along the way, where you can rest and meet with other people.

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Head 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 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: Rohtang Pass from Manali Includes Nehru Kund, Gulaba Visit, Marhi Pie stop, Kothi; Beas river, landscape with many picturesque views.

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Stroll at Mall Road

Stroll at Mall Road

The mall road in Manali is where you will find some local delights to shop for. Along with plenty of accommodation options and cafes, you will be treated to multiple shops and outlets, which sell a variety of products for your consideration.

Some of the popular items to explore here are shawls, tweed jackets, artificial jewellery, Tibetan handicrafts, and wooden name boards. 

Location:
Model Town, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131 India

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Explore Old Manali

Explore Old Manali

The hamlet town of old Manali is just beyond the main town and this is the perfect place to unpack for low budget travellers. This quaint little place is popular for some rustic attractions and leisure options.

You can chill out on the riverside in cafes and restaurants which serve delectable variety of food, set in a homespun atmosphere with live music and entertainment. Old Manali is situated in a different setting than the main town, which is why you will find it ethereally different in experience. 

Location:
Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh

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Go 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.
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Winters bring an all-new edge to the beauty of Manali by adding the pearly white colour to the whole city. And the best place to see the effect that snow brings to this serene city is to visit the amazing Solang Valley or Solang Nallah. A hotspot for paragliding and zorbing, the valley doubles as a snowy resort in the winters, attracting visitors to try their hands at some Manali skiing.

About Skiing in Manali:

Solang Valley is where this skiing tour takes place. With providing a safe and sound environment for you to learn and practice your skills of skiing in this snowy paradise. The adventure of Manali skiing starts with your arrival at Solang Valley, where you will be spending time under the eye of trained experts and instructors who will introduce you to all the equipment needed in this experience, including the techniques to use them conveniently. Skiing in Manali begins in February and extends to mid-April.

Why should one go skiing in Manali, especially Solang Valley? Because the trainers here are certified from renowned institutions and the thick sheet of snow in the valley is just the perfect place to try this at. You will learn to balance, turning and skiing downhill in the snowplough positions, before finally putting all your skills to test.

You will be taken to a higher slope in the valley, so you get to test yourself and enjoy the feeling of gliding on thick sheets of snow in the valley. Celebrate the completion of the experience upon your arrival back in Manali, as you relive the memories and miss the snowy slopes of Solang Valley.

How to reach Manali Skiing Location: It is located at about 14 km from Mall Road of Manali and you can reach here by either taking public transport or by hiring a private cab.

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Visit Vashist Temple & Water Springs

Visit 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.

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.

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.

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.
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Visit Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

Your visit to Manali might be incomplete without spending at least 2 hours at this sanctuary. The place is popular for its rich flora and fauna exhibits. From sighting a variety of reptiles, birds, and mammals, you will also find this place perfect for camping and trekking options.

For someone who loves animals and nature, this can be the best thing among other activities in Manali. The place is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, alpine trees and scenic beauty, which is preserved in its pristine form at this place. If you happen to come here, do check out the palm civet and barking deer, which are among the unusual species housed here. 

Location:
Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

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Explore Van Vihar Park

Explore Van 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.

Location: 
Mall road Manali

Highlights:
Land with multifarious photo options best for kids and recreational activities.

Timings: Summer– 8:00 am to 7:00 pm & Winter– 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Enjoy Ropeway Ride at Solang Valley

Enjoy Ropeway Ride at Solang Valley

Solang Valley is an adventure town for the uninitiated! From Bungee jumping to paragliding and horse riding, there are so many sports and Things to do in Manali at Solang Valley that you will not find the mood to ride away from here.

The ropeway ride is priced at 500 for one person, both ways and takes around 10 minutes of your time. You will have to book your ticket on the spot. The activity gives the perfect aerial views of the surrounding areas, as your comb through the air on a rope, supported with high grade gear.

This activity is quite popular among adults as well as kids, who love to take in the scenic views of the surroundings as they ride the car. 

Location:
Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Famous Treks in Manali

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Hike to Beas Kund

Hike to Beas Kund
For people who love to trek,  Beas kund trek is one of the most fabulous 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.

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. 

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.

Best time to visit: Avoiding the rainy season, you can visit the place any time of the year you desire.
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Hampta 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 travellers 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 travellers. 

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.

Highlights: Hypnotizing topography, alluring River Rani, and bemused murals.

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Chandratal 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 jetsetter 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.

Highlight: Mesmerizing Moon Lake, an amazing site for camping, landscape beauty, and spellbound valleys.

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Trek 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 from 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 from May to November.

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

Highlights: 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.

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Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar Lake Trek

One of the most charming and adventurous trails that you can come across in Himachal is the Prashar Lake Trek. The bowl-shaped valley is located in the Dhauladhar range of hills and takes a trekker through thick forest views and mountains laden with snow.

The trek has a short duration and can be fit in a weekend plan. Even a simple sunrise amidst these mountain ranges will be enough to steal your attention and leave you captivated with the splendid beauty of the Himalayas. Imagine reaching an altitude of 8960 feet through 2 days of pure joy and ecstasy.

This trek is regarded as one of the most adventurous activities in Manali. 

Location:
Baggi, Himachal Pradesh

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Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Chandrakhani Pass Trek

You cannot possibly come across a better activity in Manali than trekking along a fascinating route as this one. From this trek, you can get the enchanting views of Deo Tibba and Pin Parvati ranges.

Passing through the famous Kullu valley and taking you through expansive jungles, this trek will give you the best views of animals and birds in the locality. This might be a low altitude trek but it finds just as much reverence among adventure enthusiasts as any other trek.

You can stay in camps while trekking on this route which will take 2 days of your time. 

Location:
Naggar, Himachal Pradesh

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Bijli Mahadev Trek

Bijli Mahadev Trek

Among the many Things to do in Manali is a trek to Bijli Mahadev, which as you may have already guessed, is a revered temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The location is surrounded by valleys which are no less enchanting than the temple itself.

A number of miracles have been observed at the temple, which also includes a bolt of lightning striking the ‘Lingam’ which subsequently breaks it into pieces. Later, the priest of the temple collects these pieces and puts them together with butter. The temple witnesses heavy rush during the festival of Shivratri. 

Location:
Bijli Mahadev Rd, Kharal, Himachal Pradesh 175138

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Trekking at Jogini Waterfall

Trekking at Jogini Waterfall

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

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Ride for the Best Road Trip of Manali to Ladakh

Ride for the Best Road Trip of Manali to Ladakh

This has to be given the credit for being one of the most popular road trips which youngsters take from Manali. En route to Ladakh from Manali, an unbeatable experience awaits your sight as you ride down the narrow paths towards your destination.

The road to Leh Ladakh from Manali remains open from May till November. The shortest distance between the two is 473 kilometres and can take up to 3 days. Remember to take a permit to cross the path at Manali and make sure that you are well equipped with the necessary resources for the trip. 

Location:
The trip starts at Leh Manali highway.

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Patalsu Peak Trek

Patalsu Peak Trek

Located at a height of 14000 feet above the sea, Kullu Valley has certainly earned itself a prized jewel with the addition of this peak. For those who share a love for trekking, this is certainly one of the most sought after destinations.

Starting from Manali, the trek takes you through small villages and prominent places like Solang valley. A splendid display of lush greenery ensures that you get to view the most striking landscapes around you. 

Location:
Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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Zorbing

Zorbing
Ask anyone about what to do in Manali and you will certainly get Zorbing as one of the replies. This recreational activity is a popular hill sport and people who come to visit Manali, certainly, take part in it once. The best time to enjoy zorbing is through the months of January to May and October to December.

Imagine rolling down a hill slope, packed inside a huge inflated transparent ball and that is what zorbing is about. For many, this is a fun activity for kids and they take part in it with great enthusiasm.

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.
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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a fun sport that gives the adrenaline pump one must need once in a while! 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.

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.

Highlights:
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.

Price: 
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.

Also, you can opt for biking and exploring the Manali. 
Rent a motorbike in Manali and head on to some adventurous ride.

Other Things to Do in Manali

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Take a Sulphur Water Bath at Manikaran

Take a Sulphur Water Bath at Manikaran
One of the most popular Gurudwara, located in the uphill area of Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran is regarded as a sacred place for Hindu’s and Sikh’s. Another wonder which makes this place popular is the sulphur in water which is found in the hot springs here.

It is believed that at some point, Guru Nanak lifted a rock, from which a hot spring appeared. Stories of miracles about floating items and cooking food are quite prevalent here, which gives these hot springs and the sulphur water a strong appeal for tourists. Interestingly, you can take a dip at one of these hot springs too.

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.
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Visit Gauri Shankar Temple

Visit Gauri Shankar Temple
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Take a trip to this temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and draws crowds in large numbers, owing to the beliefs of the people who visit. This temple holds immense reverence for Hindu’s and historically, it is regarded as a prominent stone carved temple.

Today, this temple has been declared a heritage site, which preserves the authentic Shikhara style of architecture in which this temple was built. Devotees believe that the deities of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati beckon the wishes of those who come here to pray for wish fulfillment. The holy significance of the temple makes it highly popular among the locals. 

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.

Price: There is no entry fee for getting into 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.
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Explore the Nagger Castle

Explore the Nagger Castle
Naggar is an old town in Kullu but preserved in its rustic state, which makes it an attractive spot for tourists. The castle at Naggar is now a rest house which is being run as a heritage hotel. You can plan your stay at the Castle, which will give you some of the best scenic views of the hills.

Apart from the art displays in dedicated galleries, you will find yourself surrounded by a serene landscape, which merits a visit. Next time travel to Manali, make sure you drive to the castle and experience its rich comfort.

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.
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Shop at Manu Market

Shop 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 a 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 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.

Location: 
Siyal Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

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Museum Of Himachal Culture & Folk Art

Museum Of Himachal Culture & Folk Art

One of the major tourist attractions on the hill station, you will find a rich collection of national treasures while you are here. This museum is known for some of its rare collections, which are a stark reminder of the history and culture of this hill station.

Interestingly, you will also find models of temples, and forts here, along with the depiction of musical instruments, wooden carvings, and other articles that will tell you a lot about the lifestyle of people in this region. 

Location:
Utopia Complex, Near Hadimba Temple, Hadimba Temple Rd, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

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Visit Gulaba Village

Visit Gulaba Village

This beautiful and quiet village lies on the path to Rohtang Pass and naturally, has an alluring boutique of panoramic views in abundance that make this enchanting land worth visiting. There are many activities in Manali but this is a unique experience altogether.

From trekking to setting camp and soaking amidst the natural beauty of the location, there are plenty of things to do while you are here. Lying at a small distance from this village is Bhrigu Lake, which is yet another adventure that attracts tourists in large numbers. 

Location:
Simsa Village, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

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Meditate And Relax at Arjun Gufa

Meditate And Relax at Arjun Gufa

Among the most peaceful Things to do in Manali is visiting the Arjun Gufa which lies along the back of River Beas. You can either walk or trek to the location of the cave which is surrounded by a bounty of beauty , close to the Naggar castle.

There is a prominent legend associated with the cave, linking it to the ancient Mahabharata. It is believed that this was the meditating place of Arjuna where Lord Indra granted him with the Pashupat Astra. This is how the cave got its name. You will need around 1 hour to take a complete stroll around the location. 

Location:
Naggar Road, Himachal Pradesh

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Ride a Yak in the Solang Valley

Ride a Yak in the Solang Valley

Among the various things to do in Manali is yak riding, best done in the months of November to February. Where else might you find these hairy buddies than a snow-clad hilly area? Kullu, Kufri and Solang Valley are among the few places which are popular for yak riding.

These farm animals are quite short and perfect for a ride around the hilly regions, which gives you an unmatched experience of exploring these places. You will also find yaks at most Tibetan festivals as a source of entertainment for the onlookers.

Although, it is advisable that you do not play around with these meek-looking animals who can harm you if provoked. 

Location:
Kullu Valley

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Manali Gompa: Admire The Buddhist Architecture

Manali Gompa: Admire The Buddhist Architecture

Manali Gompa is a prominent pilgrimage site in Himachal Pradesh and is also known as Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa. It was constructed in the year 1960 and since then it has been a refuge for many who arrive from Tibet.

You will find some of the most exemplary Buddhist monasteries in Manali, built in the typical pagoda style architecture and a tiered top, surrounded by lush green surroundings and decorated with some very classic wall paintings and statues of Lord Buddha.

You will find many monks at the monastery, preaching Buddhism and guiding tourists. 

Location: Gompa Rd, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131


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Have a drink at Cafe 1947

Have a drink at Cafe 1947
Everything from Italain, American and the sweet bite of waffle, Cafe 1947 provides a sumptuous treat for your taste buds. It is a popular hubbub of tourist attraction especially due to its location. By the rover side, you can listen to the waves of water splashing against the rocks as you mingle into the mellow ambiance with maybe a little bit of jazz.

Don’t drink alcohol? Don’t worry; they have an amazing selection of masala chai being served to be enjoyed in the crisp cold weather.
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"One of the cheapest and best sightseeing around the internet, perfect guide cum driver who knows all the ways and points , well guides with all the tradition over there , on time pickup and will take you for lunch however your budget is, almost covered all the places in Manali, thank you for such a wonderful trip."
Karthik Karthik Hampta Pass Trekking 2020
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"The Hampta Pass Trek is a Total bliss. You get high with the mountains..the scenic views; the hot Maggie's and definitely with Snow. But also it's a moderate level; as I was a bit towards the heavier body persons,there were very little difficulties..otherwise it's the best one could ever do; to embrace Life."
18 September 2014
Excellent
Morang La is an amazing point, which is also the highest peak almost 5300 ft, From there we trekked downwards and it was so exciting. We also encountered those nomadic groups there.A completely out of the box experience!!!
24 December 2019
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Thanks to Thrillophilia for providing such an amazing and thrilling package in Manali. It was really an awesome experience. The camps and amenities were fantastic. My friends and I enjoyed trekking with our guide Chetan bhaiya. He is very caring and nice guy. Our evening was well spent around a mesmerising bonfire and DJ music. It was like a treat for everyone. Food served was good. The splendour view of mountains covered with snow and enchanting waterfall rejuvenates yourselves like anything. Infact, river rafting was a chilling experience in the cold!! I would recommend others to try such wonderful camping and spend their time in the lap of nature away from busy and chaotic routine life. It is really worth enjoying!
24 October 2018
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Hampta Pass was my first multiple day trek and I had an amazing experience overall. The base points like Chika, Jwara, Balu ka Ghera are all placed very well from each other and serve as a perfect checkpoints for the overall trek. Our trek started on 14th Oct and due to snowfall our group could not complete the trek and we had to come back from somewhere near Blau ka Jheel. So my advice would be to plan this trek before September end otherwise it gets too cold and you can't even compete the trek. But apart from this, the Hampta Pass Trek is thoroughly enjoyable with scenes that feel straight out of some fairytale or wallpapers. As for beginners, this trek is easy-to-moderate with only very few tough patches. Happy Trekking!
08 November 2019
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It is a decent property with ample of stay options. We like their Royal suite. It gives a royal feel to stay here. Will surely visit agian. Thanks Thrillophilia for easy check in vochers
06 February 2020
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I liked the concept of Thrillophilia of providing stays with activities that is why I have booked from their online platform. I and my brother's family had a great and memorable stay. We have done the activities but I must say had a superb fun in Paragliding. Highly recommended for families.
11 February 2020
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We enjoyed our stay in the hotel Snow Valley Resort, Manali. Apart from the location in the city which is perfect, the room is very comfortable and the attention received from the staff was impeccable. Highly recommended. Do try their Maharaja rooms. We loved it!
18 November 2019
Excellent
A great deal with a great stay with a scenic view of mountains from the rooms. The weather was also in our favor. We have enjoyed our trip to Manali. Also enjoyed a lot at Jogini waterfalls trek. Booking it through Thrillophilia has given us the best offers with the best deals on activities.
28 November 2019
Excellent
This resort is just 20 minutes away from Manali. I have visited here with my family. The resort is very popular and rich of modern amenities. We surely enjoyed a lot at the resort. The nearby attractions are perfect for nature lovers. Thanks to Thrillophilia to providing us the discounted deals inclusive of all the activities.

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People Also Ask About Manali

  1. What are the best things to do in Manali in November?

    1. Find peace in the Hadimba Temple: The atmosphere around the temple and admiring the beauty of nature in November will soothe your soul.

    2. See wildlife in the Van Vihar National Park: Tender care is administered to the different kinds of wildlife that can be seen here in this national park. You can spot Nilgai, cheetah, bulbuls, etc.

    3. Trek to the Jogini Waterfalls: The pleasant weather in November is the perfect opportunity for you to embark on this easy trail to Jogini Waterfalls.

    4. Stroll along the Beas River: The scenic beauty around this holy river that you see in November is simply mesmerizing.
  2. What are the best things to do in Manali in January?

    1. Trekking across Hampta Pass: Enveloped in the snow in January, trekking across the Hampta Pass and witnessing the ethereal beauty of nature will leave you breathless.

    2. Experience Paragliding in Solang Valley: If you are an adventure junkie or you want to get over your fear of heights, paragliding in Solang Valley is the perfect opportunity for you to do that. Apart from the boost of adrenaline, you also get to admire the picturesque beauty of nature amidst the snow.

    3. Enjoy the Manali Winter Carnival: Organized from 2nd January to the 6th, the Manali Winter Carnival is a grand affair. You get to see a wide array of cultural shows and sports competitions.

    4. Buy Souvenirs in the Mall Road: A trip is incomplete without a souvenir that will remind you of the wonderful memories of the trip. Mall road has numerous small shops that you can explore to buy souvenirs like woolen clothes, handicrafts, etc.
  3. What are the best things to do in Manali for a honeymoon?

    1. Enjoy River Rafting: If you share a love for adventure, then this thrilling activity is the perfect way for you to bond with your partner.

    2. Visit Old Manali: The perfect you to make some new memories with your partner is to explore the rustic charm and soak in the laid-back vibe in Old Manali.

    3. Experience a Hot Spring Bath: Enjoy some cozy moments with your partner as you dip your toes into the sulfur springs that have healing properties.

    4. Admire the beauty of Rohtang Pass: Walk hand in hand and gaze admiringly at the picturesque beauty of snow-capped Rohtang Pass.
  4. Which are the best adventure sports to do in Manali?

    1. River Rafting: This adrenaline-inducing adventurous activity is the perfect way to conquer your fears. Apart from the thrill of balancing the raft amidst the tumultuous flow of water, the magnificent beauty of nature that you can see is simply breathtakingly beautiful.

    2. Paragliding: The picturesque beauty of nature that you get to witness when you are up in the air is truly amazing. Apart from viewing the glorious beauty of nature, you can also quench your thirst for adrenaline with paragliding.

    3. Trekking: The panoramic beauty of nature that can be seen along the trek and after reaching the final destination is worth the pains. You get to experience an adventurous activity and make some new memories at the same time.

    4. Mountain Biking: The thrill of exploring the rugged terrains of Manali on a mountain bike topples whatever fear you might have had. But, maintaining the safety protocols instructed is absolutely essential.
  5. What are the best short treks in Manali?

    Looking for a break from your dreary lifestyle with a short outing in the Himalayas. Check out the list of best short treks in Manali for a thrilling trekking experience.

    1. Trek to Lamadugh with Camp Stay starting from Rs 1,790
    2. Trek to Bijli Mahadev starting from Rs 1000
    3. Bhrigu Lake Trek starting from Rs 5,299
    4. Chanderkhani Pass Trek starting from Rs 9,900
  6. Which are the best rafting tours available in Manali?

    River rafting in Manali is one heart-racing adventure that gets thrill-seeking travellers on their toes. Check out the list of river rafting tours to get discount upto 33%.

    1. Rafting At River Beas In Kullu at Flat 33% Off
    2. White Water River Rafting In Kullu Manali at flat 8% Off
    3. Rafting Adventure At Tattapani at Flat 6% Off
    4. Rafting Adventure In Kullu Flat 20% Off
  7. Which are the best places to visit in Manali with friends?

    Tourist places in Manali never cease to amaze with their picturesque serenity and the wonderful charm typical of mountain regions. Click here to check out the places to visit in Manali.

    1. Hidimba Devi Temple  (This ancient 15th-century temple, is dedicated to Goddess Hidimba who was the wife of Bheem, one of the Pandavas)
    2. Solang Valley (The elevation of Solang Valley is such that it offers a perfect place to play in the snow and go skiing on the slopes)
    3. Rohtang Pass (You will see panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and flower-covered patches all around)
    4. Manu Temple ( the views of tall hills blanketed with lush green forests this temple offers make spectators gasp for breath)
    5. Old Manali (The idyllic village setting will make you feel like you have walked into the happy and hippie 1960s)
    6. Manali Sanctuary (See dense thickets of trees like poplar, willows, horse chestnut, deodars, and thickets of blazing red rhododendrons)

  8. What are the best Manali tour packages?

    Make the most of your trip with convenient Manali tour packages from Thrillophilia. We offer a variety of tour packages to Manali for a duration of your choice. These packages are arranged by travel experts, who design them with ideas about what to do in Manali for the desired duration.

    Our packages are guaranteed to make your trip a memorable one while you travel to the most exotic places at this hill station and refresh yourself in the nirvana of travel.
  9. What is the best time to visit in Manali?

    Before you decide what to do in Manali, you must pick the right time to travel to the hill station, which might ultimately determine the kind of experience that you will have there. - The monsoon season prevails from the month of July to September, which is not regarded as a good time to visit Manali. 

    - The winter season occurs between the months of October to February and it is a good time to visit if you like snow and cold. Please note that the temperature drops below zero at this time.
    - The summer season in Manali begins with the month of March and lasts till June, which are the months during which most tourists visit the hill station.
  10. What are the best campsites in Manali?

    Feeling unsure about what to do in Manali? Do you know that camping is one of the most popular recreational activities which people indulge in, while they are at Manali? Here are our top picks for camping sites in Manali, which will leave you thrilled. 

    - Camping in Sethan
    - Riverside camping, rafting, and paragliding in Manali
    - Valley of gods camping 
    - Solang Valley camp
    - Camping at Bhuntar
    - Camping at Bhanupul district in Kullu
    - Wild Himalaya campsite
    - Tirthan Jibhi Camp
    - River Beas Camp
  11. What is famous in Manali?

    Manali is famous all over the world for a number of things including its spectacular tourist destinations, delicious cuisine, and beautiful souvenirs. Some of the popular elements of this place include:

    - Adventure sports
    - Tibetan Handicrafts
    - Tangy and spicy river trout
    - Hadimba Temple
    - Rohtang Pass
    - Beas Kund
    - Jogini Falls
  12. How can I spend 2 days in Manali?

    Here are the things you can do in 2 days in Manali:

    - Experience paragliding over Solang Valley
    - Seek blessings at the Hadimba Temple
    - Enjoy white water rafting in the Beas river
    - Experience riverside camping under the starry night sky
    - Witness snow at Rohtang Pass
    - Shop your heart out at Mall Road
    - Enjoy the amazing nightlife in Old Manali
  13. What should I buy in Manali?

    Some of the best and most recommended things to shop for in Manali include:

    - Himalayan and Tibetan Handicrafts 
    - Kullu caps and shawls
    - Woollen clothing
    - Dorjes and thangkas
    - Kesar 
    - Prayer wheels
    - Silver jewelry
    - Bamboo trinkets
    - Carpets and rugs

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