Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali: Exploring Paradise

Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali – Manali is the jewel of Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh which gives you relaxation with its beautiful sights and amazing activities. Tourists come from all over the world to see the natural beauty of Manali.

Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali
Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali

Manali is one of the main tourist destinations in India. It is home to adventure sports enthusiasts playing in the open snow-covered mountains. The high snowcapped mountain peaks here are a favorite and famous place for honeymoon for newly married couples.

So, pack your bags and let’s go to the mountains for a few days, away from this fast-paced life, to capture some moments and discover nature. Just don’t forget to take your mobile and charger – you have to take photos too.

List of the Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali

1. Solang Valley

Solang Valley is also called Snow Valley because its beauty increases after snowfall which attracts tourists and travelers. Located at a distance of 13 kilometer’s from Manali, Solang Valley is situated between Beas Kund and Solang village.

Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali
Solang Valley | Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali

You can also do many activities in Solang Valley which make your time spent there memorable. List of activities you can do here –

  • Paragliding
  • Trekking
  • Campimg
  • Zorbing
  • Snow Biking
  • Quad Biking
  • Gondola Rides
  • Skiing

2. Hadimba Temple

Hadimba Temple also known as Dhungri Temple, the temple was built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in 1553 which is still in perfect condition.

Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali
Hadimba Temple | Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali

There are very big trees around the temple which keep the environment here pure and peaceful. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, wife of Bhima from the Hindu epic Mahabharata.

You can also take a yak ride here and the rabbits ready to pose for pictures are also the main attractions there.

Additionally, every year in mid-May there is an attractive three-day fair which is attended by people from all over the region.

3. Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is located at a distance of 2-3 hours from Manali. It connects Kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at an altitude of about 4,000 meters, whose main attraction is snow. Due to abundance of snow, you will get to see many activities done in snow here.

Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali
Rohtang Pass | Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali

Here, near the Beas Kund, at the top of the Rohtang Pass is an Igloo-shaped temple with a waterfall which is the origin of the Beas River. Known for its natural beauty, Rohtang Pass offers beautiful views of glaciers, peaks, Lahaul Valley and Chandra River.

Due to heavy snowfall, Rohtang Pass remains open only for 6 to 7 months of the year from April, May to October. Even during these days, the number of vehicles is restricted, hence a permit has to be taken a day before the journey to approve the journey.

4. Old Manali

If you want to see the other side of Manali and tourist places then just cross the bridge over Manalsu River. You will find a quiet village called Old Manali, away from the hustle and bustle of Manali city, surrounded by simple traditional style houses.

Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali
Old Manali | Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali

Old Manali is a relaxing place for travelers. The street here is lined with guesthouses, cafes and small shops – ideal for relaxing outside and watching the world go by.

A famous Manu Temple is located here, which is dedicated to the sage Manu. According to Hindu mythology, Rishi Manu was the first person created by God.

Overall, Old Manali is an ideal holiday destination, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, with a serene and soothing atmosphere, and delicious cuisine.

5. Vashishtha Temple

Vashishtha is a village located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, about a 10-minute climb from Manali town. It is a quiet village where at present there are shops selling mostly pure woolen clothes and cute cafes. The main attractions of Vashisht are the Vashisht Temple and hot water springs.

Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali
Vashisht Temple | Vashisht TempleBest 5 Places to Visit in Manali

The name Vashishtha is named after Sage Vashishtha, one of the seven sages of Hinduism, who was the guru of Shri Ram and Shri Lakshman. The mythological story says that sage Vashishtha, saddened by the killing of his children by Vishwamitra, tried to commit suicide. But the river did not let them die.

Hence the river was named Vipasha, which literally means ‘freedom from bondage’. Which was later named ‘Beas River’. The Vashishtha Temple, which still exists today, is believed to be more than 4000 years old.

6.Jogini Waterfall

Apart from all this, I want to tell you about another place whose name is – Jogini Falls.

A picturesque and pleasant short walk through the hills behind Vashishtha will take you to the Jogini Water Falls.

Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali
Jogini Waterfall | Best 5 Places to Visit in Manali

The atmosphere around the waterfall is truly mesmerizing and a dip in its cool waters will leave you feeling invigorated.

There are some small restaurants and guesthouses on the way where you can stop for a meal before or after taking a dip in the refreshing waters of Jogini Waterfall.

Things to Note

Many of the attractions and adventures you can find in Manali can be quite dangerous – especially if the area is experiencing severe weather such as natural disasters like floods or landslides. To be better prepared for wherever you go in the area, be sure to check the weather and road conditions before leaving on your trip.

So now I would say – pack your bags and come to Manali in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy the views – these mountains are calling you.

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