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Other Info
  • Internet Availability:Good
  • STD Code:01902
  • Languages Spoken:Hindi & English
  • Major Festivals:Doongri Forest Festival, Hadimba Devi Fair, Losar Festival, Dussehra, Winter Carnival, Lohri & Baisakhi
  • Notes/Tips:None

Manali Overview

  • Ideal Trip Duration: 2 Night 3 Days
  • Nearest City Manali: Shimla, Delhi & Chandigarh
  • Best Time to Visit Manali: December to February
  • Peak Season: December to February
  • Weather Info: Mostly chill thorough out the year
  • State: Himachal Pradesh

Kulu Manali, a stairway to the paradise of trekking landscape of India. In the northern end of Kullu valley, lies “Manali” the backpacking destination of every traveller.

Imagine, walking down the finest carpet of snow laid down, with gentle snow falling from the sky, and when you look at the sky you cannot really depict if it is the snowfall or the clouds that give the most mesmerizing view around.

Places to visit in Manali

Hidimba Devi temple

A.k.a. Dhungari temple is actually dedicated to Hidimbi Devi (wife of the second Pandu son Bhima). The importance of this temple is at par with the nav Durga temples in the other parts of India. Just like all the Hindus worship nine goddesses during Navratri, people here worship the Hidimba Devi. An ancient work and details carved on the doors and the walls of the temple makes the temple quite of a historical monument to visit.

Jogini falls sightseeing

Around 7.5 km distance from the Manali bus station lies the Jogni falls in the Vasishta village  At the base of the waterfall is a pool of water, that the tourists can dive into.

At the base of the waterfall, there is Jogni Mata temple is. Also, if tourists want to trek but not quite tiresome ones, they can go for trekking to jogni waterfalls.

Mall road shopping and wandering

The heart and the center of attention in Manali go to mall road. Tourists love to carry back with them a souvenir and also love shopping, which makes mall road just the perfect spot for them.

Manali sanctuary

Not visiting Manali sanctuary is like winning a lottery ticket but not claiming the prize.

This sanctuary at the center of the Manali is a major tourist attraction, to explore the flora- fauna of the region along with the mountains and the landscape around there. A home and a paradise for all the rare and the endangered species as well.

Best time to visit

One can experience the best of nature from December to February. The temperature during this time span falls below 0 degrees.

In case you are not a winter or snow fanatic, summers here start from the march. Done enough with the sight Seeing? Want to dive into some adventurous sports?

Things to do in Manali

Malana trekking

There is a 5km Malana trek from the Malana taxi stand. That is quite challenging yet the startling view that one awaits, and is worth taking up the trek.

Trek to Parvati valley

The beauty of Parvati valley beholds the wonders of Manali and particularly the Himalayas.
The trekking to Parvati valley leads through the Kulu valley to the pin Parvati pass to Kasa and all the way down to Manali via the Kunzum pass.

Skiing at the Solang valley

Winter breaks and vacation at a hill station, offers you a variety of winter sports, out of which skiing at Solang valley in Manali is sightseeing along with some sport.

The beauty of the Solang valley with a snow carpet makes the hilltop view a breath-taking scenery. One can go for skiing as well as paragliding at the Solang valley.

River rafting in the Beas river

Beas River is blessed with the most ideal river rafting in Manali throughout the year. The best time for river rafting in June and July which can sometimes be restricted due to acute monsoon conditions.

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Top 4 Places to Visit in Manali

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage
Arjun Gufa Manali

The location of Arjun Gufa Manali or Arjuna’s cave is at the left bank of Beas...

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Adventure / Trekking
Bara Bhangal Trek

Trekking is a way out of our monotonous life. And when you are so eager to spend a...

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Adventure / Trekking | Nature & Park
Beas Kund Trek

Beas River is one of the very important and famous rivers of the Himalayan Region....

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Lake & Backwater
Bhrigu Lake

The actual location of Bhrigu Lake is at a height of around 4,300 meters in Kullu...

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