We truly care about making your travel to Manali memorable. For an unforgettable experience, we recommend visiting the following places around town. Should you need any assistance with planning a day trip or just an afternoon shopping in the local town, we’re just a call away!
Situated on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1851m, Naggar - an ancient town commands extensive views, especially to the northwest of the valley. It was founded by Raja Visudhpal and continued as the headquarters of the state until the capital was transferred to Sultanpur (Kullu). Today, this beautiful ancient palace is a tourist favourite.
We insist on taking a road trip from Naggar to Jana. Jana is around 12kms from Naggar. Ascending the mountains, the views enroute takes one by surprise. An unreal experience of driving through evergreen forests, apple orchards and wide-spread wild-agri lands.
A beautiful spring at the Nehru Kund (6 kms), a quiet picnic spot in Kothi (12 kms) and the Rahalla Falls (16 kms) at 2,500 meters are few of the places worth visiting enroute Rohtang Pass, 51 kms from Manali at 3,980 meters is the gateway to the desert lands of Lahaul-Spiti. The pass remains open to traffic between June and November
Solang Nala (Valley) is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. Based 14 km northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its favourable climatic conditions for summer and winter sports. The most commonly offered adventure activities are: parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.
Giant slopes of lawn comprise Solang Valley and provide its reputation as a popular ski resort. During the summer months Zorbing (a giant ball with room for 2, rolled down hill-slope), paragliding, parachuting and horse riding replace the winter sports due to the absence of snow.
The Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa is a famous monastery in Manali. The monastery consists of a huge gold coated statue of Lord Buddha that makes it a mesmerizingly beautiful and peaceful place to visit. The property carries traditional fragrances of Tibetan incense. Melodious chants add wonders to the soulful ambience of the monastery. The place is frame-worthy in the late hours when illuminated with lights. Visitors can shop traditional carpets, souvenirs and other Tibetan handicrafts near the monastery.
Sister of ‘Rakshas’(evil) Hadimba, ruler of the mountains, Goddess Hadimba is revered in this sacred place. Following the mythological tales, it is believed that, when Bhima; one the Pandava brothers, met goddess Hadimba; instantly fell in love and wished to marry her. But, Bhim had to kill her brother first in order to do that. Soon after the death of her brother and her marriage with Bhim, goddess Hadimba reigned the throne and proved to be a good queen.
Believed to be the abode of ‘Manu’, Manali houses a lovely shrine dedicated to this ancient law giver of India. The popular belief is that this place closely resonates with the seventh incarnation of the great sage. Mythology states that he saved the Vedas and the seven sages from this inundation. It is assumed that subsequent to the great flood, Manu landed at Manali and then lived here ever since.
Located 3 kms from the main market of old Manali region, this might be the only temple of Manu in India.
Trek to the Jogini Falls in Manali is one of those pockets of nature that leave you spellbound. Located in Vashisht area in Kullu district, the trail to Jogini Falls begins close to the German Bakery Cafe. You will embark on the trail observing typical views of northern villages and camping sites. The green gradient only gets serene by the climb. Chirping of birds and the sound of water gushing through a small rivulet breaks the tranquility. You still won’t complain!
Located at an altitude of 5298 Meters, on the banks of Beas Kund in Manali. The Friendship peak faces numerous peaks like Shiti Dhar, Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters. It is known to be the only open peak in Himachal. It marks as one of the must visits in manali, solely for the panoramic view of Great Himalayan Ranges, Dhauladhar Ranges and Pir Panjal Ranges. The peak also attracts several adventure lovers and mountaineers for non-technical treks.
Based on the Pir Panjal Range in the Himalayas, Hampta Pass is located at an altitude of 4270m. It is a small corridor between Lahaul and Kullu valley in Himachal, India. The pass is known for its natural wild flora display, several kinds that grow at the altitude between 3000 to 3800 meters. The breathtaking views of vertical rock walls, water falls, hanging glaciers and tiny lakes make this an absolute pictures worthy visit.
‘Chandra Taal’ stands for Lake of the moon. The Lake derives its name from the crescent shape. Its is surrounded by the scree mountains overlooking the lake on one side and a magnificent cirque on the other. Located at an Altitude of 4300 meters, the Lake is situated in the spiti part of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal. The Lake is known to be bikers’ and campers’ favourite, for the views enroute motorable road from Batal and trekking trails surrounding the lake and the mountains. Nearby places cover the Kunzum Pass and Suraj Tal.
A high altitude lake located in Kullu district, the Bhrigu Lake is 4235 meters above sea level. It lies in the east of Rohtang Pass and is about 6km from the village of Gulaba. Holy place of great saint Bhrigu Rishi, this lake is held sacred to the sage, Bhrigu. The very reason of its popularity is that, many trekking trails lead to this lake.
Also known as Bias, flowing from Himalayas is a 470 Km long river that meets Sutlej river in Punjab. Beas is significant ever since its mention in the indian Vedas as a misnomer for vyasa, the presiding patron of the river. The river marks the easternmost border of Alexander the great’s conquests in 326 B.C.
A pilgrimage center for the Hindus and Sikhs, Manikaran follows a belief that Lord Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after floods. The center holds several temples built for hindu deities Rama, Krishna and Vishnu. and a Gurudwara. Visiting this place has you encountering lush green and beautiful landscapes that richen the soulful experiences. Several hot springs and mythological stories revolving around the same are few of the reasons that make it visit worthy.
A beautiful location in the heart of Manali, Van Vihar National Park is just put up across the Mall. Inside this beautiful park is an enchanting Deodhar forest. You could laze under the tall trees or stroll around the park to escape noisy cities and urban stress.