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    Category : Adventure: Adventure.,Hiking,Hot Air Ballooning,Camping
    Nature Explorer: Nature Explorer,Caves Exploration,River/Lakes/Waterfront,Hill Station,Honeymoon

    Duration(days) : 3 Days

    Description

    Manali is one of the most popular and beautiful hill stations. It is surrounded by majestic hills and woody forests and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. 

    Apart from unmatching natural beauty and various tourist attractions; Manali has many options for tourists looking for adventurous activities like trekking, paragliding, skiing, white water rafting etc. 
    When in Manali, try out thrilling adventure sports at Solang, admire the beauty of the snow-clad Rohtang Pass and explore the numerous tourist attractions surrounding the place.

    Manali is also known as Lovers paradise and India's Honeymoon capital.
    It has been featured in numerous Hindi movies and is a favourite among filmmakers wanting to recreate a Switzerland in their films.


    Manali is named after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali means 'the abode of Manu'. 

     

    Shopping:
    Kick off your shopping spree from the Mall Road, often referred to as the heart of the town. Be it shawls, rugs, woollen caps, jewellery –the Mall Road has something for everyone. 
    Do explore many shopping zones inside the Mall such as Hong Kong Market, Thai Market and Dragon Shopping Complex. Other shopping hubs that you might like to explore are Old Manali Market and Tibetan Market.


    Click on "Things To Do" tab to get the complete list of Places to see in Manali. Read about the Top Things to do in Manali and get best travel tips to plan your trip to Manali sightseeing places

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    Rohtang Pass

    Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :May/June to October/November

    When planning a trip to Manali, a day off to Rohtang is the ultimate and almost essential attraction of the itinerary. It is located at a distance of 51 kilometers from Manali and drive up the hills is a treat to the eyes. The snow clad mountain peaks, breathtaking views and magnificent landscapes makes it a must place to visit. It is said to be the only pass in the country to be covered by snow throughout the year. The main Rohtang pass remains open only from June to October every year. Rohtang is also an ideal path for trekkers. The trails here are marked with glaciers, water falls, pointed peaks, sulphur springs and breathtaking views amidst the chilling cold environment.
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      Solang Valley

      Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

      Solang Valley lies 14 kms from Manali and is a one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. If you visit this place in summers, you can take part in activities like paragliding, zorbing, mountain biking, horse riding etc. And in winter, you can enjoy snow and snow-based activities. Skiing is a popular sport here.
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        Gulaba

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        Gulaba is a small village near Manali which is located on the road to Rohtang pass. It is flanked by the picturesque beauty of snow covered mountains and is famous for sightseeing, para sailing, skiing, snow qudra bike, hot air ballooning. It is at an altitude of about 17500 feet above sea level. And when the Rotang pass is closed in winter; Gulaba turns out to be the best place to enjoy snow and snow based activities. Gulaba has snow almost all year and is being reputed as a heavy snowfall region.
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          Hadimba Devi Temple

          Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :5.30 AM to 8:00 PM

          Hadimba Devi Temple is chief centre of interest in Manali, which is dedicated to the goddess Hadimba (wife of Bheema of Mahabharata). This is wooden temple is situated in the dense deodar forest and was built in 1553 A.D. It is also known as Dhoongri Temple - as it is located inside the Dhoongri forest. It is about 2.5 Kms from the Manali and one can enjoy the pleasant stroll to the temple.
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            Vashisht

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            Vashisht consists of natural springs accompanied by beautiful sandstone temples. The hot Sulphur springs of Vashisht is widely believed as an effective skin diseases healer and possess various medical properties. The nearby pyramidal stone temple is dedicated to Vashisht Muni. Don’t miss to walk in the narrow street of colorful Vashisht market. It gives you a view of local mountain handicrafts.
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              Jogini Waterfalls

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              Located quite close to the Vashist hot water springs, Jogini Waterfalls present a picture of pristine beauty. It is apt for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts as well. This The trek route passes through narrow lane by the side of temple and it goes through apple orchids, tall pine trees small water streams. On the way few restaurants and guest houses are also available.
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                Arjun Gufa

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                Arjun Gufa is a cave, which is about 5 kms from Manali and is situated a little up from the left bank road near the village Prini. According to a legend, Arjuna under the advice of a Vyasa rishi practiced austerities in a cave in order to get the powerful 'Pashupata Astra' from Indra. Visiting Arjun Gufa is good half a day excursion with charming view of the brilliant mountains.
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                  Nehru kund

                  Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

                  Nehru kund is 5 kms on National Highway to Leh. It is a natural spring of cold clear water named after Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, who used to drink water from this spring during his stay in Manali. This spring is believed to originate from the Bhrigu lake situated high-up in the mountains.
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                    Tibetan Monastery

                    Entry Fees :₹ NA Time To Visit :NA

                    The main attraction of the monastery is the handicrafts of Tibetan artistry and the carpets that are woven and sold in the monastery. Out of 3 Tibetan-Monasteries in the region - two are located in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas river.
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                      Van Vihar

                      Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :08:00 am – 05:00 pm

                      Van Vihar is a simple favorite of both tourists as well as locals. This is a municipal garden located on the Mall Road at Manali; and has a pond for boating surrounded by tall deodar trees watching over. Visit for some relaxed and enjoyable time amongst awe-inspiring Deodar trees and boating around the simple pond.
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                        Kothi

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                        Kothi is a pretty little village, located at a distance of 12 km from Manali, on the way to Lahaul-Spiti-Leh highway. The village of Kothi forms the bottom of the Rohtang Pass and lies at an elevation of 2,500 metres. This splendid village offers a magnificent view of snow capped mountains and glaciers and of the Beas River that flows through a very deep and narrow gorge at this point. Kothi is also famous for paragliding activities.
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                          Naggar Castle

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                          Naggar Castle is at a distance of 22 kms from Manali and offers Picturesque and delightful view of whole Naggar City which is worth to watch. It was once the residence of Raja of Kullu which is now converted in Hotel run by HPTDC. Most of Bollywood Movies are shot over here just due to its overwhelming sceneries. The beautiful village of Naggar is situated along the left bank of the river Beas. You can also watch The Gauri Shanker Temple and the stunning Tripura Sundri Temple which offer an insight into local architecture.
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                            Rehala Falls

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                            The Rehala Falls is a Cascade and Punchbowl type of a waterfall located 16 km. from Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass. The fall is surrounded by dense forest cover and the snow capped Himalayan peaks can be seen in the background
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                              Rani Nala

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                              Rani Nala is the snow point of the Rohtang Pass and also a glacier. Here the snow is available throughout the year. Snow and scenic beauty are the two major attractions that attract lots of tourists to this place.
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                                Beas Kund

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                                The kund, or pond, takes its origin from the Beas River. Legend has it that the kund was used for bathing by Rishi Vyas. The kund is surrounded by stone foundations that serve as the base for trekking expeditions in the region. A dip in the kund is considered auspicious and a cure to various skin ailments. It is located at a distance of 21 km from Manali towards Leh-Manali Highway and Solang Valley.
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                                  Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

                                  Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :7.30AM to 5.30PM

                                  Located 2 kilometres from Manali, the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise spread across 3,180 hectares. It houses several endangered species of animals and reptiles. It is one of the most beautiful sanctuaries where birds are the biggest attraction for visitors. The sanctuary is home to Monal, Tree Creepers, Chakor, Kokla, Kingfisher, Snow Pigeon, etc. It plays home to several species of migratory birds during summer. This sanctuary is the hub of the rare species of Ibex during summers.
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                                    Bhrigu Lake

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                                    Nestled in the Great Himalayas, the lake holds great significance for the Hindus. Legend has it that Rishi Bhrigu used to meditate here. It is here that he wrote the Bhrigu Samhita, a manuscript of the records of the past and predictions of the future. A natural spring that originates from the lake adds music to the serene surroundings. This lake is located at a height of 4300m above sea level, this lake can be reached by trekking along the Vashist hot springs.
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                                      By Air: 
                                      Nearest airport is Bhuntar which is 50 km from Manali. 
                                      You can also fly till Chandigarh (310 kms) and hire a taxi from Chandigarh to Manali.

                                       

                                      By Train: 
                                      The nearest railway station to Manali is Chandigarh (310 km) and Ambala ( 360 km).

                                       

                                      By Road: 
                                      Manali is very well-connected neighbouring cities like Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala, Chandigarh and New Delhi by means of a network of state-run as well as private buses. 

                                      Self drive or cab ride provide breathtaking view all the way along to Manali with scenic glimpses of the adjoining mountains and valleys.

                                      Some important distances to note:
                                      Chandigarh to Manalii - 310 kms
                                      Shmila to Manalii - 250 kms