Best Places To Visit in Manali – A Picturesque Destination

Manali is a beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh. It settled at the banks of Beas river. It is surrounded by the forest of Deodars and snow-capped peaks of Pir- Panjal Range. Manali is located in the Kullu district and one of the topmost tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh. It consists of several tourist attractions apart from it here you can also enjoy multiple trekking routes like Hampta Pass, Deo Tibba, Chandrakhani Pass, Sar Pass & many more.

The following are the tourist attractions of Manali.

Rohtang Pass

It is one of the highest passes of India in the Pir Panjal Range. It is situated at an elevation of 3,978 meters above sea level. The whole route is picturesque and a feast for the shutterbugs. It is part of National Highway 3. To reach Leh from Manali, you have to go through the Rohtang pass. The other name is Rohtang La, where the meaning of La is a pass. Rohtang is the confluence point of Kullu and Lahaul Valley.

Solang Valley

It is the most popular destination for adventure tourism in Manali. The amazing thing about Solang is that from here you will experience the most scenic views of alpine meadows, lush green deodar forest, and Himalayan flora and fauna. Previously it was known as Solang Nallah after the tourism development this place became the most famous place. It is worth visiting. Without Solang Valley, the Manali trip will be incomplete.

Hampta Pass

The Hampta Pass is one of the scenic trekking destinations near Manali. At the elevation of 14039 feet, Hampta Pass is perched. It is the small pass between Kullu and Lahaul valley, Himachal Pradesh which makes it interesting. During the summers the trek route to Hampta becomes lush green grassland, and in winters due to high altitude climatic conditions, the land becomes barren. To trek on the Hampta Pass at least 5-6 days are required. There are various booking platforms from there you can book the trekking package.

Hadimba Temple

The Hadimba Devi temple is a cultural and tourist spot near Manali town. The locals also called it as Dhungari Temple. This temple is ancient and dedicated to the Hidmbi Devi who is considered as the wife of Bheem Sain, the warrior character from the world’s largest epic Mahabharata. Before 15th century it was the cave temple then in 1553 local king, Maharaja Bahadur Singh built the structure which is still there. In terms of Himachal architecture, it is the best example. 

Vashist Hot Water Springs

Again it is one of the interesting places of religion and tourism in Manali. This temple is dedicated to the great Sage Vashistha. Here you can experience the natural hot spring pool and also seek blessings from Sri Ramchandra Temple included in the Vasishtha Temple complex.

Manu Temple

Manu Temple is located 3km from Manali town. This temple is dedicated to the sage Manu, which is considered to be the creator of Humans on earth according to Hinduism. Some believe that this is the place where he meditated regularly. The views from the temple complex make it more fantastic. It is surrounded by lush green forest and snow-capped peaks of Pir Panjal Himalayas. 

Things to Carry

  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
  • Thermo Flask
  • Energy Drink
  • Permit/License
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Trekking Poles
  • Trekking Bag
  • First Aid Kit
  • General Medicine Kit
  • Woollen Clothes
  • Woollen Socks
  • Woollen Gloves
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Solar ChargerSmall Garbage Collection Bags
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Led Flashlights
  • Identity Proof
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Body Lotion


  • Do not involve in any activity which is against the Forest Law of India.
  • Do not carry any weapon. It is against the law.
  • Do not use any toxic material during the trip; it may lead you in difficulty.
  • Obtain all the permits before the commencement of the trekking to avoid last-minute arrangements.
  • Upon asking you have to show your id-proof authority.
  • If you face any issue regarding health, then tell your team leader immediately. They are experts to handle all kinds of health difficulties at high altitudes.
  • Try to avoid activities that harm nature. Be a responsible trekker.
  • Do not litter
  • Do not make fun of any religious belief.
  • Stick with the group and follow the instructions of the group leader.
  • You can book the tour by this booking platform.
  • Avoid plastic materials for use. In case you have used proper disposal of it.

Avoid hard heated comments with local people. If you face any issues, then sort it out genuinely


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