Manali Tourism Guide

Picturesquely located at a height of 6260 feet above sea level, Manali is arguably the princess of all hill stations in India. If statistics are any value, Manali is the most frequented hill station in the country. This is not surprising considering the fact that this quaint hill station is surrounded by a heavily wooded geography and some exquisite mountain ranges. 

The Beas flows through this pristine hill town making it all the more picturesque to say the least. When in Manali you may reenergize and revitalize or you could take a leisurely walk through those lazy Manali lanes; the choice lies with you.

Things to Do in Manali

When in Manali you are never short of activities to say the least. Some of the more popular options may well include the likes of:

1) Zorbing and Paragliding

As you roll down the hill in a transparent plastic ball your adrenaline will flow and this is one option which is definitely not for the faint hearted!

The balls have a capacity for two people securely strapped in and as the ball gets rolling, you will feel the churn!

Nevertheless the activity is safe and your instructor actually accompanies you as the ball rolls down the lush green slopes of Solang Valley.

Paragliding is yet another activity that you must take on if you are looking for adventure. Solang valley is the perfect location for this activity considering that there are numerous high altitude vantage points and plenty of open spaces per se.

2) Manikaran

A site for pilgrimage for Hindus and Sikhs alike, Manikaran is home to some therapeutic sulphur springs.

The landscape is beautiful and lush green and has temples depicting Lord Rama, Krishna and Vishnu.  The boiling sulphur springs have healing and therapeutic powers in addition to being considered as a very auspicious.

3) Rohtang Pass

Located at a height of 3979 metres above sea level, Rohtang Pass is arguably one of the most picturesque options to date.

Although a mere 51 Km from Manali, Rohtang is not always accessible considering that the road to Rohtang closes to traffic during winter months.

Thus the best time in the year to visit Rohtang is June to October and adventure enthusiasts could not ask for more.

4) Trekker’s Paradise

If you have passion for trekking or a new entrant, rest assured that you will not be disappointed considering that Manali is arguably a Trekker’s paradise.

Home to some of the most picturesque treks in India, there is an option for every type of trekker.

Thus if you are a first time trekker do not despair, you can opt for the famous Hampta Pass Trek and you will not be disappointed.

5) Rafting in Manali

Strong Currents and an accessible river make Manali the perfect destination for white water rafting.

If you have an inclination for adventure and would like to experience that elating adrenaline surge opt for river rafting on the Beas and you will not be disappointed.

6) Hadimba Temple

If you are looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience then all that you need to do is to put Hadimba Temple on your itinerary for the day.

Picturesquely nestled amongst the towering Deodar trees, Hadimba temple has an inexplicable tranquillity which has few parallels.

As the name suggests the temple is dedicated to the Goddess Hadimba who was the wife of Bhīma, one of the five Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata.

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