Whether it’s a solo trip searching for inner harmony, an adventure backpack with your beasts, or a sweet-hearted holiday with your mate, Manali, and its mountains never fail to fascinate you. The hill town has bloomed into a walking heart paradise with some special cultural jewels of this part of the world. And the budget-friendly Manali hotels will look after you and give you a flavor of the hospitality of the city.
Manali places to visit:
- Buddhist Temple of Himalayan Nyingmapa
Even the most anxious ones will ease the calming silence of the Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple in Manali. In the very center of the busy town is this Shangri-la sanctuary, while its pagoda architecture and vivid tonalities give the entire setting a mystical allure. Don’t forget to turn the prayer wheels here and admire the idol and wall paintings of Sakyamuni. Nyingmapa is one of Manali’s best monasteries and can link with your spiritual side.
- Vashisht Hot Water Springs and Temple, Manali
Vashisht Village is the home of a lovely hall set between the dramatic Himalayan topography and is a place of great spiritual significance. The temple has more than 4000 years of history and the interior of the shrine is adorned with wooden sculptures, antique figures, and paintings. The presence of hot springs, which are thought to have healing powers, makes this destination even more special. In addition, the site gives contemporary tourists an insight into Manali’s old past. In the surrounding area, you can also enjoy some shopping – Woolens are popular here.
- Himachal Culture & People’s Art Gallery, Manali
For those looking for a glimpse of the customs and the rich local heritage of the area, a quick stop at the Himachal Cultures and Folk Art Museum is recommended. A selection of masks, traditional costumes, and musical instruments is included in some of our exhibits. This small yet culturally rich place was established in 1998 and has also model old houses and temples.
- Manali, Kothi
Located at 2,500 meters above sea level on the iconic Spiti highway, Kothi is a charming mountain hamlet famous for its scenic location and its majestic view of glaciers and snowy peaks. The landscape is cut by the Beas, which flows through this area at the foothills of Rohtang Pass. A village is also a perfect place to camp, especially if you plan on walking around the Rohtang Pass. There is also a temple of the Goddess Shuwang Chandika in the village.
- Manali, Beas River
The Beas River is a natural site for your Manali trip in most parts of the country. A tour to Kothi will carry you close to its clear blue waters in Vashisht Village is considered one of the best sites for enjoying an excellent view of the river valley. The Beas is the center of water sports, including kayaking and rafting, and some of the most thrilling rapids in the village of Pridi.
- Manali National Great Himalayan Park
The Great Himalayan Nationalpark is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known as one of Manali’s best places to visit and the regions around it. It includes many of the uncommon animals, including more than 1000 plants, 209 species of birds, and 31 species of mammals. There are colonies of Himalayan tahr and brown bears, and here is the elusive Snow Leopard. The photographers will enjoy catching the glacial and wildflowers that scatter over the whole terrain. In the designated areas of the Nationalpark, you can also participate in enjoyable nature activities such as walking and camping. Permits must be obtained in advance to access the park and the park provides numerous easy, decent lodging options.
- Manali, Gulaba.
Visits in nearby villages to the different cultures of the place should be included in a trip to Manali with beautiful visuals. If you add Gulaba to your list, you’ll not be disappointed. The village has some of Himachal Pradesh’s most captivating trekking trails. It is a favorite destination for winter visitors looking for some snowy scenery. Some consider it an ideal location for camping and staring due to the low light and high altitude pollution.
- Manali Old
Old Manali is the oldest part of the city. In this location, you can stroll along the streets and catch vignettes of ancient times, when Manali was a quiet pilgrimage city before the backpackers arrived in the mountains. Old Manali provides some of the most scenic views of the settlement thanks to the trees and apple groves. The bridge across the Manaslu River is an iconic image of Old Manali from the main city. Café in Manila, like 1947, Café Born Free, Evergreen and Sunshine or shopping in some of Manali’s famous cafés, boho-chic clothes, shrugs, and wools. Day time is the ideal place to improve the standard of the café.
- Falls, Manali Rahala
Rahala Falls is an amazing vision during the Monsoon and post-monsoon seasons, with waters that cascade on the rocks and fresh cold mountainous waters that spray the tourists. In the neighborhood of the falls, there are several picnic areas where you can spend a nice time with your friends and family. There are several beautiful trails all over the cascades and it’s an experience in itself to explore the forest with densely populated deodar and silver birch trees.
- Manali, Jagatsukh
Jagatsukh is a charming village in the mountains, famous for its temples. Visiting this location is made visual by the backdrop of shimmering snowy peaks and lush deep woodland. Jagatsukh is one of the key towns in the Kullu area and a great place to enjoy the architecture of the greenery. Jagatsukh can be used as a base for those who want to climb the Deo Tibba Mountains. One of many interesting tourist sites in Manali is the Devi Sharbali temple here.