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Places to Visit in Manali

Manali is an extremely picturesque and popular backpacking and honeymoon destination located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh in India. Its charm has been increased manifold by the beauty of the Beas River flowing by. Manali has several escapades to adventure land in the valleys and small hamlets of Solang, Gulaba and Kothi. Manali makes for a must-visit destination in the life of every traveller or tourist. It gives you unbridled opportunity to enjoy the stunning views of the majestic Himalayas

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1. Hadimba temple

Hadimba Temple in Manali

Hadimba Temple is the most visited and most discussed tourist attraction of Manali. It is a must visit while you are in a trip to Manali. This Temple is tucked away in the heart of Himalayas away from the hustle and bustle of Manali town that sees a continuous flow of tourists all around the year from far and near. The temple is set in the solitude of the towering deodar trees amidst green mountain slopes. The temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, the wife of Mahabharata famous Bhima, who was the son of Pandu and one of the five Pandava Princes. The main attraction of the temple is its unique architecture that comprises a four-tiered pagoda. The temple was built in 1553 and showcases intricate wood carvings. An added attraction for the tourist who visit this temple for scenic beauty and religious interest is the opportunity to try out the yak rides and posing daintily with the soft fluffy angora rabbits in local rented costumes.

2. Solang Valley

Solang Valley in Manali

Solang Valley is strikingly charming valley located between the Beas Kund and the Solang village. It is a primary attraction of Manali visit and no Manali trip can be complete without a visit to this astounding valley presenting the frozen ice-capped Himalayan ranges on one side and various snow sports on the other hand. This valleys is not only popular among tourists it is equally frequented by the locals. Solang Valley is also referred to as the Snow point. It has got the icy beauty of frozen glaciers and activities such as skiing, paragliding, snow rides and more form exclusive attractions. Play on the snow like a child and indulge in parachuting and zorbing too for added fun. The distance of Solang valley is about 13 kilometres from Manali.

3. Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass

The mighty and famous Rohtang Pass is 13000 feet above sea level on the Pir Panjal Ranges of Mountains and connects the Kullu valley to the enigmatic Lahaul and Spiti Valleys. One can have a distant view of the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys from the pinnacle of the Pass and breathe in the exotic beauty of the high altitude barren and earthy stretches and furrowed ridges of Lahaul and Spiti. Take is as much as you can of the vast snow desert as it is never to be missed during a Manali vacation tour. Rohtang Pass has perpetual snow and is open only during the summer months and inaccessible during the other months. The continuous snow cover has facilitated various snow sport activities. Beas Kund, from which arises the famous River Beas, is at the top of the Pass. Rohtang Pass has also got a favourite Bollywood connect and songs from the popular and hit Hindi movie “Jab We Met” was shot at this location.

4. Old Manali

Old Manali

The flavour of days gone by, the old-world charm, the smoky nostalgia, the memories rejuvenated, the lanes and by lanes of a harming hill town is what Old Manali is all about.It is totally contrasting to the busy streets of the actual Manali filled with the hustle and bustle, huffing and puffing of the anxious enthusiastic tourists and travellers eager to take in as much as possible out of the vacation. It can be reached via a short walk of around 3 kilometres across the Manalsu River bridge. The breath-taking charm of the village will make you feel at peace and one with nature.

Among the laid back environs you would also get a sniff of the hippie vibe. Here you can experience the ancient traditions of ancient civilizations. The ambience is of an idyllic village setting that will easily make you walk back a century. The lanes are lined with swaying Eucalyptus trees and on both sides stretch the green fresh valleys that are a blessing to tired city eyes. The peace of the surroundings is only occasionally interrupted by the chirping of birds and the gurgling of River Kullu.

The cafes and breezy eateries of old Manali are a favourite among the curious travellers. Some worth mentioning joints for catching a bite are Lazy Dog, Red House Café, Bob Dylan’s Café, Café m 1947 and Pizza Olive.

5. Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund Trek in Manali

Beas Kund Trek is a trekker’s delight. It offers indelible memories in the form of enthralling beauty of the of the snow-covered Pir Panjal range standing majestically since creation can remember. The frozen white beauty of the Beas Kund is charming beyond words. The eye-catching splendour of the meadows of Dhundi and Bakarthach greets you along with mesmeric Kund beauty to make the difficult hike worthy of attempting.

6. Vashisht Bath

Vashisht Bath in Manali

Vashisht Bath’s fame has spread far and wide on account of the presence of hot water springs that are believed to have healing powers. People come from far and near to take a dip in its holy waters and get cured of various physical ailments such as skin diseases, gout and joint pains. The Vashsist Temple is located adjacent to the Bath area and is highly revered as the Sage after whom it was named. Vashisht Bath was named after the great Sage Vashishth who was known for greatness in the Hindu mythology. The Kund premises contains a pyramid-shaped stone temple dedicated to Sage Vashisht. The destination offers panoramic views of the Manali town and Beas river. The spring water is sure to make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. It remains open to tourists from the months of April till October and is considered a special religious retreat.

7. Chandratal Baralacha

Chandratal Baralacha

Chandratal Baralacha is another piece of trekker’s paradise. It is a perfect trek destination steeped in the glory of natural beauty and a challenging trekking adventure. The stretch of Chandratal Baralacha is actually thrilling and takes you through mountain vistas that are filled with absolute tranquillity. The trek takes you to a height of 4,300 meters. You get to meet the exquisitely beautiful high altitude lake Chandratal that is surrounded by the most exotically mesmerizing locales. This trek is of Moderate difficulty level and takes about 11 days. The best months to attempt this trek is from July to middle of October. The journey proves cherishing. The view of the mesmerizing sunset on the shimmering turquoise waters of Chandratal, the virgin valleys formed of undulated landscape, high astoundingly beguiling mountain passes, bunch of gurgling streams, lush green meadows, fragrant orchards and interesting wildlife make the trek absolutely delightful. It is also a favourite with photographers and nature lovers. This popular alpine trek of Himachal Pradesh leaves one want for more from nature.

8. The Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park

This National park is a recent inclusion to the list of National parks in India. The Great Himalayan National Park is quickly gaining popularity among wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. It is also a photographer’s paradise. This park spreads over an area of 452 square miles and is located at a distance of 70 kilometres from the centre of Manali town. The park has assumed increased importance when it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Park spans a height of 1,800 metres at its lowest end to as much as 5,800 metres in its highest portions. It carefully preserves various threatened varieties of flora and fauna that are naturally found in this remote part of the mighty Himalayas. The region has sparing road facilities to minimize human intrusion. And thus it has been able to preserve its raw natural splendour. It is quiet and beautiful location with glimpses of alpine meadows, traces of riverine forests and views of snow-capped mountain peaks.

9. Manikaran

Manikaran in Manali

Manikaran is a small sleepy hill town shrouded in deep Himalayan charm and is located between the strikingly beautiful rivers Parvati and Beas. Manikaran is famous for its hot water springs and the beauty of the scenery that it commands. The famous Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is a very frequented religious centre. It is visited by Sikh people from all across the country who hold this Gurudwara is very high esteem. One can savour the delicious free lunch community service called ‘Langar’ that is offered every day at the Gurudwara.

10. Hampta Pass

Hampta Pass in Manali

Hampta Pass trek is an enjoyable trek of not that great difficulty level. The trek offers untaineted natural beauty of the icy caps of the frozen Himalayas standing as a mute spectacle to the changing nature and its forms. The trekking trail takes you through dense pine forests, secluded beautiful glacial valleys, extensive meadows and superbly panoramic settings. Hampta is known to a geographical strategic as it connects the two beautiful valleys of Himachal Pradesh namely the Lahaul-Spiti valley and the Kullu Valley. It is trekker’s delight and attracts travellers as well as nature photographers from all over the world. The Hampta pass is located south-east of Manali at an altitude of 4270 metres. It is undoubtedly a major tourist attraction of Manali. The pass offers eye candies such as glacial valleys along with acres of verdant meadows. It also offers majestic views of magnanimous Mount Deo Tibba and Mount Indraasan. The distance of Hampta Pass from Manali is approximately 15 kilometres.

11. Kullu Valley

Kullu Valley in Manali

The beauty of the legendary Kullu valley is intertwined with the divine beauty of Manali. Kullu-Manali goes hand-in-hand with each other when it comes to vacationing in Manali. Kullu is fondly referred to as the sister town of Manali. It offers a cherishing hill station with calm and quiet gorgeous landscapes and fascinating scenic charm. Kullu Valley is also a hub of adventure activities. It also houses innumerable number of sacred temples and shrines. This valley is naturally enticing and has its moderate share of snows and clouds. The beauty is so intense that one easily gets lost in its idyllic charm. Kullu is located at an altitude of 3600 meters and warmly enveloped by the Parvati Valley. Kullu boasts of the supreme attraction of the Chandrakhani Pass, a natural favourite among nature lovers and lovers of adventure. Kullu has various stunning attractions such as The Bijli Mahadev Temple, Bhekhli Temple and Raghunath Temple and is located at a distance of 40 kilometres form Manali.

12. Manu Temple

Manu Temple in Manali

Manu temple is dedicated to the famous sage Manu who holds supreme importance in the life of the people of India as he is considered to be the creator of human race. The temple exhibits a pagoda-shaped structure and is a brilliant example of history and spirituality. The temple demonstrates a fascinating architectural style. The temple is associated with innumerable mythological anecdotes that are fascinating and interesting. The stories form an additional attraction to the temple visit. The temple is located in the Old Manali region and is frequented day in and day out by innumerable religious devotees and also curious travellers and tourists. This place deserves a visit on account of its deep rooted religiosity and also because of its beauty of ancient architecture and wooden carvings. The temple is surrounded by lush green forest and mighty hills. The beauty and grandeur is enough to leave the spectators in perpetual awe. The Manu Temple is located approximately 2 kilometres from Manali town

13. Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art

Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art

Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art showcases a beautiful collection of ancient and traditional heritage belonging to Himachal Pradesh. The antique artefacts that are exhibited helps throw light into the lost art forms, artistry, handicraft and other facets of Himachal Pradesh tradition and beliefs. It was established way back in 1998 and is located not very far from the famous Hidimba Devi Temple of Manali. The museum proudly upholds the indigenous Himachali traditional dresses and kitchenware along with traditional ornaments that are delightful to see and know. You can collect information about the Himachali culture also gather material for research in case you are studying ancient Indian culture. The museum is thus informative and is of special interest to lovers of history and culture. The entry fee to this museum is 10 INR and it is located merely 2 kilometres from Manali.

14. Nehru Kund

Nehru Kund in Manali

Nehru Kund has been named after the first Prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. It is believed that Jawaharlal Nehru had drunk water from the natural spring whenever he visited Manali. Nehru Kund holds cool clear water and provides a breath-taking scenery of surrounding mighty mountains and evergreen valleys all around. This is a natural mountain spring located on the strategic Manali-Leh highway. The spring seems to have its origin at the from divinely beautiful Bhrigu Lake and is revered and considered auspicious by the believers. Nehru Kund is a much frequented attraction for tourists and needs to be visited to be able to drink the rejuvenating, fresh, crystal clear water of this spring. The serenity of the surrounding landscape is an added bonus to nature lovers. It is just 5 kilometres from Manali and is best visited during the months of May to October.

15. Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa

Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa in Manali

Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is a bright example of Tibetan culture and religious faith. It is a popular religious centre for the Buddhists. People from different other religions make it a point to visit this divinely serene religious centre to imbibe the peace, harmony and solitude of Buddhist faith. The small shrine that stands in the middle has been dedicated to Lord Buddha.

16. Van Vihar

Van Vihar in Manali

Van Vihar is a favourite haunt of tourists who visit it to relax and unwind. It is a local favourite too. Van Vihar is a municipal garden located on the Mall Road area of Manali. It has some recreation facilities in the form of a pond where one can enjoy boating. The Vihar is surrounded by tall and majestic looking ancient deodar trees offering their shadow on the flora and fauna of the Van Vihar.

The central location of the Van Vihar attracts a lot of crowd and makes it one of the most popular places in Manali. The Park being located near the Mall Road in Manali is easily accessible. The fresh breeze, the cool environment, the water body all together makes Van Vihar a relaxing place to visit. One can rest on the wooden and concrete sitting places provided at intervals inside the park under the pleasant shade of Deodar, Birch and Pine trees. Walk on the soft grassy ground and cruise around the small pond in a small boat. Walk, jog or exercise yourself as you watch the children playing or a loud group enjoying some family picnic.

17. Manali Winter Carnival

Manali Winter Carnival in Manali

The Manali Winter Carnival is a pompous and glorious celebration of the people of Himachal Pradesh as they welcome the New year. The tradition of rejoicing in the form of winter carnival started off in 1977 and since then is being celebrated every year with equal fervour. The Winter carnival is celebrated in the month of January and is a gala event to enjoy winter beauty of snow and ice-capped peaks of Himalayas. Enjoy the events and celebrations that are held during this time during the carnival. The festivities along with the beauty of landscape that the nature drapes during winter is a special attraction for the people who visit Manali to enjoy snow-capped towering peaks and continuous ranges of the mighty Himalayan peaks.

18. Manali Sanctuary

Manali Sanctuary in Manali

Manali Sanctuary is famous for being the home to Monal, which is fascinating the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. This sanctuary is also the home of other rare and local species of birds and animals. Get a rare chance to see the Brown Bear, Musk Dear and maybe even a Snow Leopard if you are lucky from close proximity. The thrill of spotting the wildlife in their natural surroundings is a tempting proposition. Nature and wildlife enthusiasts along with wildlife photographers love to visit this place to watch and capture the rare animal species in their natural habitat.

19. Gulaba

Gulaba in Manali

Gulaba is a quaint little mountain village located about 27 kilometres from Manali and can be accessed from Manali via the route that leads to the legendary Rohtang Pass. Gulaba has stunning natural landscape and attracts tourists in large numbers from far and near. This region is also suitable for indulging in trekking activities and camping. The camping enthusiasts usually stay back in the lap of pristine nature in these parts away from the gruelling busy hurried life of the big cities. Gulaba gives ample opportunity to enjoy nature in its rawest form. This picturesque village of Himachal Pradesh is named after Raja Gulab Singh who is known to have camped here while he was in a fit of attacking China in the ancient times. Gulaba is an high-altitude mountain village and is a major attraction because of perpetual snow covering. But during spring and summers, when the snow cover gives way to sporadic greenery and mountain blossoms, the vistas look charming and extraordinarily pretty. Gulaba can be easily included as one of the most picturesque places of Himachal Pradesh. Gulaba is under perpetual snow cover and thus is considered an important destination for snow adventure sports. It is located in the heart of Pir Panjal Range at a height of 4300 metres and is a coveted spot for adventurous skiing and paragliding. Gulaba is around 27 kilometres from Manali.

20. Pandoh

Pandoh in Manali

Pahdoh is famous for Pandoh dam which is located approximately 6 kilometres from the town of Pandoh and presents a stunning locale. The beauty and the serenity of the location makes it one of the best tourist spots to visit in Manali. The area is secluded and less explored. The dam is built across the beautiful River Beas and belongs to the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The dam was built with the purpose of generating hydroelectric energy. The dam area is absolutely green and surrounded by tall pine trees. People catchment areas visit this place for relaxing and enjoying the greenery and location surrounding the dam area.

The dam has a vantage location and is easily accessible, albeit the road leading right up to the dam is a bit rough. Permit from authorities is mandatory for dam visit. The place enjoys popularity as an ideal destination for weekend treks, family picnics and day trips. You can also attempt to cross over to the small island in the middle of the lake which offers sheer relaxation and cool ambience to chill out. The dam is also ideal for photography of untouched nature and Himalayas. Pandoh Dam location is approximately 88 kilometres from Manali.

21. Bara Bangal Kaliyahni trek

Bara Bangal Kaliyahni trek

Bara Bangal Kaliyahni trek is absolute picturesque and filled with natural beauty. The trek is locally known as the “Shepherds Trail trek”. This trek is a chance to enjoy the vast expansive and relaxing beauty of mountain ranges stretching till infinity. It is a nature trek from Kullu valley to the rugged beauty of Bara Bhangal range. A fantastic trekking trail will take you through the Kalihani Pass and also through Thamsar Pass to reach Billing in Kangra Valley to the finishing point. To give a fairy tale end to your trekking expedition, you may choose to paraglide to Bir to add an additional excitement to your spirit of adventure.

22. Naggar

Naggar in Manali

Naggar is a less-frequented and quiet town located in the beautiful Kullu district. Naggar provides ample opportunity to explore the beauty of nature to take leisurely strolls among the mountains and the valleys, forests and the meadows. Travel around, take ample rest in a quiet mountain haunt and get rejuvenated, enjoy unending beauty of the valleys, lush greenery and the charming River Beas flowing close by. Nagger carries an old world charm as it is an ancient town settled peacefully on the left banks of Beas River. The height of the town is 2047 metres above sea level. It is a perfect tourist destination to build on happy memories of Manali vacation.

This ancient town offers a number of interesting sites for tourists to explore. Naggar carries a poignant historical significance from the fact that it was the designated capital of Kullu for 1400 years. One of the primary tourist attractions of Naggar town is the Naggar Castle. There is Gowri Shankar temple, Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and Museum and Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery among other noticeable tourist attractions in Naggar. Naggar lets you explore the historical and cultural side of Manali. Naggar is located at a distance of approximately 20 kilometres from Manali

23. Kothi Village

Kothi Village in Manali

Kothi Village falls on the way to fabulous Rohtang Pass while travelling from Manali. The location and perfect serene natural beauty of Kothi Village makes it an ideal spot for camping. Tourists eager to catch up with some adventure and recreational activities arrive at Kothi from all across the world. It is the trekker’s favourite camping stopover on their way to Rohtang Pass. Located some kilometres away from Rohtang Pass, Kothi is an attractive spot and appeals tall nature lovers. The beauty of Kothi emanates from the green meadows and woods of conifers that abound in this part of Himalayas. Also the high-altitude gushing Beas River adds to the immaculate beauty of Kothi. This village has been repeatedly used for shooting in various Bollywood movies. The calm beauty and splendour of the village has attracted many a painter and poet and provided succour to their creative instincts and has been a continuous and thorough inspiration to minds in love with natural beauty. It is a perfect spot for relaxation and unwinding and catch with some precious moments with nature.

24. Rozy Falls

Rozy Falls in Manali

The splendour of Rozy Falls can be viewed while the tourists and travellers journey towards the Rohtang Pass from Manali for a day trip. This fall is a major tourist attraction. The surroundings are dominated by tall deodar trees, dense mountain forests and bountiful nature. The Fall leaps from a height to create a cascade of silvery tumbling sensational waterfall. It is treat to the senses to watch this fall in all its glory amidst superbly beauteous settings of mountains, valleys and woods. The water is maximum during the monsoons and the fall looks most ravishing during the monsoon months when it gets fed by rain waters. The Rozy Fall is a photographer’s delight and carrying camera while visiting Rozy Falls is highly recommended.

25. Rahala Falls

Rahala Falls in Manali

Cascading from a stupendous height of 8500 feet, Rahala Falls is a waterfall to see and enjoy. The Rahala fall site is a popular picnic spot and very well frequented by local enthusiasts and tourists from far and near. This fall can be visited on the way to the mesmerizing Rohtang Pass while travelling from Manali. It is beautiful stopover with considerable tourist interest. Tourist gladly explore this tumbling falls and enjoy its aura. The water of Rahala Falls is freezing cold on account of its height. Moreover, the source of water of this fall is a melting glacier situated higher up in the belly of Himalayas. The surrounding of the Falls has a thick belt of forest and offers a natural haven for photographers. The beauty is such that it will remain etched in the minds of the onlookers.

Rahala Falls is located at an approximate distance of 16 kilometres from the town of Manali. Come to this fall to enjoy Nature’s unbridled beauty and attempt a treacherous and adventurous trek up the fall for further excitement. This is a tourist destination full of peace and harmony.

26. Arjun Gufa

Arjun Gufa in Manali

Arjun Gufa is considered as a mystic and mysterious legendary natural rock formation situated close to Manali. The mysticism attracts a lot of curious tourist and travellers. The cave is a favourite picnic spot among tourists and locals alike and is also famous for the thrill of exploring the rock formation from inside. The climb up till the entrance to the cave is tremendously exciting and the unmeasurable beauty of the surrounding landscape is hypnotic.

Arjuna Cave is located in proximity to a mountain hamlet named Prini Village where one of the five valorous Pandava, Arjuna, meditated to Lord Indra, the king of Gods, to be blessed with the divine weapon, Pashupati Astra. The mythology associated with Arjuna Gufa or Arjuna Cave lures many a religious devotee to explore the destination. The Gufa has attained significant prominence due to its mythological connection that sets human minds to imagine freely. The cave along with the nearby popular tourist destinations located close by such as the Gauri Shankar Temple, Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and Museum and the Tripura Sundari Temple make for an interesting day trip. Mythology, natural beauty, adventure, thrill all commingle to provide the ultimate tourist satisfaction. The Cave area is located approximately 20 kilometres form Manali.

27. Siyali Mahadev Temple

Siyali Mahadev Temple

Siyali Mahadev Temple as the name suggests is dedicated to the mighty Lord Shiva. It is famous for being one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva. The beauty of the temple never fails to captivate the tourists and the architectural uniqueness astounds the beholder even from a distance. The captivating charm of the temple combined with beautiful natural landscape of Manali spreads its aura along with the lush green vegetation and the gurgling streams flowing past. This quaint and religiously important temple is visited by thousands of devotees all through the year. People belonging to other religious beliefs apart from Hinduism visit this temple with equal veneration and get awed with its unique architectural style. The tranquillity of the temple environment is all-pervasive and one has to visit the place in order to feel it completely. The cool breeze, the surreal pine coverage, the towering mountain ranges, the frenzied streams altogether create a fantasy world to be enjoyed and revered. The devotees offer prayer and puja in this temple. There is also a smaller shrine built behind the main temple shrine where Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva is believed to have appeared on earth from a tree trunk.

28. Kasol


Kason is a pretty hill town neatly and quietly tucked in the Parvati Valley between the popular hill stations of Bhuntar and Manikaran. Kasol forms an ideal getaway and has some stunning views of the Himalayan peaks to allure travellers and tourists. The small town can be easily accessed by a proper road from Manali. The unspoilt beauty, the laidback environment, the lazy sunssets and sunrises catch fancy of city dwellers to come to Kasol to breathe fresh air and relax and unwind in the healthy and picturesque settings of Kasol. It is devoid of the commercialization and fervour and excitement that exists in the proper town on Manali. Population is low density and the atmosphere is ideal for backpackers. Kasol occupies a vantage position on being the starting point of various trekking expeditions leading to places like Sarpass, Pin Parvati and Khirganga.

29. Gadhan Thekchholing Gompa or the Manali Gompa

Gadhan Thekchholing Gompa

The Gadhan Thekchholing Gompa also known as the Manali Gompa was constructed by the Tibetan refugees approximately in the 1960s. This Monastery is extremely beautiful and very popular among tourist visiting Manali from the various parts of the world. The Gompa offers its visitors an incomparable feeling of solace and solitude.

The architecture exhibits a distinctive pagoda style while the exteriors of the Gompa are decorated with intricate paintings and murals that explain and demonstrate the culture and philosophy of Buddhism. The main theme that is projected to the visitors are the teachings of Buddha, primarily ‘ahimsa’ or non-violence.

The Temple paintings depict the ‘Kaal Chakra’ that translates to the flow of events in the life of the great sage Lord Buddha. The shop inside the temple sell Tibetan handicrafts to be cherished as memorable souvenirs to remind one of this brilliant piece of art and culture. There won’t be a single moment of triviality in the whole visit cycle. The Gadhan Thekchholing Gompa is located at a distance of approximately 1 kilometres from Manali.

30. Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa

Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa

Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa is a typical Buddhist Monastery located in Manali. This monastery is of considerable significance and occupies a distinct position among all the monasteries of North India. It is center of learning Buddhism philosophy and seat of prayer. It is revered by its devotees and casual visitors alike. The stupendous architectural beauty combines with the peace and tranquillity of the environment to make it a coveted tourist destination.

31. Keylong


An ideal place tucked away in the folds of the mighty Himalayas, Keylong makes for an enchanting getaway. Keylong is strategically located between the Lahaul and Spiti districts, the places famed widely on account of their barren cold-desert like rugged beauty. Keylong is a serene place having dry cold weather. Situated at an altitude of 10,000 feet and at a distance of 128 kilometres from Manali, Keylong does not have a lot of greenery or vegetation to boast about. But the hazy nomadic and enchanting beauty of the perpetually snow covered mountain ranges shrouded in mist is undoubtedly extremely picturesque. Keylong can be accessed via the Leh-Manali Highway and the time taken varies from around 4 to 10 hours depending on the weather and road conditions.

32. Jogini Waterfall

Jogini Waterfall in Manali

Jogini Waterfall is located about 4 kilometres away from another famous tourist hub of Manali the Vashisth Bath and about 7.5 kilometres from the Manali bus stand. From the temple site, the enthusiastic tourists need to trek the rest of the path leading to the falls. The hike is extremely picturesque and is truly compensated by the enigmatic charm of the falls when one finally reaches it. If the moderate waterfall fails to enthral you enough take a refreshing dip in the chilling waters of the fall and get rejuvenated. Also grab some tasty titbits from the small shacks and restaurants nearby.

33. Bhrigu Lake

Bhrigu Lake in Lake

Brigu Lake is a high altitude mesmerizing lake meant to enchant the human race for ages to come. This lake is cosily located in the famous district of Kullu and is situated approximately 40 kilometres away from Manali. The lake route captures nature’s enigma as it passes through spellbinding meadows. The scented Apline cover around the lake is divinely beautiful. The lake is also popularly referred to as the ‘Pool of Gods’. Bhrigu Lake is located at a distance of about 43 kilometres from the town of Manali. Every year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who venture out to this destination to appreciate the serene lake body filled with crystal clear waters.

Brigu Lake forms a must-visit destination in many traveller’s and nature lover’s itinerary. The lake is located at a height of about 14,100 feet. Brigu Lake is one of the major glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley. It is flanked by the frozen and snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides. Trekking till this destination can be categorized as a trek of moderate difficulty level. The water of the Brigu lake feeds the Nehru Kund located nearby. Nehru Kund forms another charming tourist destination which is actually a natural water spring that is truly picturesque. Brigu lake is located at a distance of 18 kilometres from Manali.

34. Jana Waterfall

Jana Waterfall in Manali

Jana Waterfall is located in a pretty neat hamlet in the heart of Himalayan ranges. The village is also named the same and is located amidst the mesmerizing beauty of Manali. It makes for a relaxing getaway from the bustling hill town of Manali.

35. Deo Tibba Trek

Deo Tibba Trek in Manali

Stunning landscapes, ethereal natural beauty of unexplored mountain ranges cradled by the might high Himalayas make Deo Tibba Trek a trekker’s delight. The spectacular trekking trail passes through a series of grazing pastures of the unique Gaddi shepherds.

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