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Places to Visit in Manali

Manali which is located in Himachal Pradesh is the best popular hill station with fascinating views and snow-covered mountains. Manali is also known as the best honeymoon destination in India. It is a place that will never disappoint you with its beauty and some exciting adventure activities. The best part of Manali is it snows during January & February followed by December and March. So if you are planning to visit Manali try to visit during those months, as you can experience snow.

There are many cafes with beautiful ambiance, hotels, resorts, and also homestays. You can book hotels through MakeMyTrip Hotels coupons, as some exciting offers are going on, and also cashback. All these hotels and homestays provide good service with many facilities. There are many Manali sightseeing and tourist places that you cannot miss in Manali.

Some of the best Maneli tourist places are Hidimabha Devi Temple, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Manu Temple, Manali Sanctuary, Mall Road, Old Manali, Van Vihar National Park, Jogini Falls, Nehru Kund, Arjun Gufa, Cafe 1947, The Castle Manali, Rahalla Falls, Beas River, Jagatsukh and many more. Here are some of the Manali beautiful places you can visit in your Manali tourism. We always try to have a budget-friendly trip. Here is a good idea to save money, visit PaisaWapas – get some cashback, exciting deals, and offers on all your booking.

Tourist spots of Manali:

#1. Jogini Waterfalls

  • Jogini waterfalls are located 4km away from the city center of Manali. This is one of the most popular places to see in Manali.
  • This mesmerizing water falls from a height of 16 feet of height.  Also, waterfalls are covered with amazing lush green valleys of Manali.
  • The main highlight is there are breathtaking views of the orchards, streams, meadows, and peaks of Rohtang.
  • Jogini waterfalls are the most attractive place in Manali and the perfect picnic spot loved by many couples and families.

  • Timings: 24 hours
  • Time Required: 5 to 6 hours
  • Entry Fees: No entry fees
  • Location: Vashisht Village, Manali

#2. Hidimba Temple: 

  • Hidimba, the famous religious temple is located just 1 km away from the city center of Manali.
  • This is a unique temple that is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bheema-one of the Pandavas. The temple is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and pine trees.
  • Hidimba temple is the major attraction of Manalu and the best Manali tourist place. It is also known as  Dhungari Temple.
  • The temple has a cone-shaped roof with wooden walls and doorways, also the temple is set up on rocks. The idol of the devil is made up of brass.

  • Timings:  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
  • Entry Fees: No entry fee
  • Location: Hadimba Temple Rd, Old Manali, Manali

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#3. Solang Valley

  • Solang Valley which is located just 13km from Manali is the best Manali tourist place to visit and also the best place for some adventure activities.
  • Solang Valley is situated between Solang village and Beas Kund
  • Solang valley offers the best view of the amazing snow-capped mountains and also some glaciers. I can also tell this valley is also a charming tourist spot.
  • Skiing is the most popular sport in the valley. Also, some other adventures you can try here are parachuting, paragliding, horse riding, and also driving in mini-open jeeps.
  • Also, you can do camping in the beautiful lush green meadows.
  • Some of the near tourist places which you can visit are The Great Himalayan National Park, Kothi, and Rohtang Pass.

  • Timings: 24 hours
  • Sport Activites: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Time Required: 3  to 4 hours
  • Entry Fees: Adventure sports prices start from Rs 500 and above
  • Location: Manali, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

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#4.Manu Temple

  • Manu temple which is dedicated to the Sage Manu is located just 2km away from the city center of Manali.
  • One of the famous religious places to visit in Manali attracts many tourists.
  • Temple lies on the valley of Beas river which offers a fascinating view of fresh air. This place brings calmness and peace to tourists.
  • Manu temple is built with wooden cravings and has an outstanding architecture. The beautiful view of tall trees and mountains is breathtaking.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 hrs
  • Entry Fees:  No entry fee
  • Location: Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

#5. Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art

  • The Museum of Himachal culture and folk art is just 1k away from the city center and was established in the year 1998.
  • It is one of the best Manali sightseeing and tourist attraction of Manali, which has a collection of ancient belongings of Manali.
  • The whole museum depicts the heritage and culture of Himachal Pradesh and Manali.
  • All the antique artifacts, arts, and handicrafts tell the history and also ancient civilization.
  • There are also collections of ancient vessels, jewelry, utensils, furniture, wooden household items, and many more interesting things with interesting facts.
  • Among these many things, some things are still used now.

  • Timings: April – November: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    December – March: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
  • Entry Fee: Rs 10
  • Location: Utopia Complex, Near Hadimba Temple, Hadimba Temple Rd, Siyal, Manali

#6. Manali Sanctuary

  • Manali Sanctuary which is located just 1km away from the city center, is the best Manali sightseeing place for families and kids.
  • There is a wide variety of species of flora and fauna and this is one of the main sanctuaries of Himachal Pradesh.
  • You can see different species of reptiles, animals, birds, and also mammals.
  • Some of the rare species like the Himalayan Black Bear, Kashmir flying Squirrel, Himalayan Palm Civet, Himalayan Yellow-throated Marten, Barking Deer, and Flying Fox are found here.
  • The amazing view of snow-capped mountains, pine trees, and picturesque scenery is fascinating.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM  to 6:00 PM
  • Time Required:  2 to 3 hours
  • Entry Fees: Rs 10 per person
  • Location: Circuit House Marg, Manali

#7. Vashisht Hot Water Springs and Temple

  • Vashisht Hot Water Springs and Temple is 4000 years old temple located 1km away from the city center of Manali.
  • Vashisht Baths is a hot water spring that is considered holy water and known for its medicinal value.
  • The famous religious places to visit in Manali. This temple major attraction for many tourists from all over the country.
  • It is believed that taking a long dip in this water will cure skin diseases and also infections due to the presence of chemicals like lithium, calcium, and many more.
  • The area of bathing is separated for men and women.

  • Timings: 7 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 10 pm
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
  • Entry Fees: No entry fees
  • Location: Near Manali bus stand

Things to do in Manali:

  1. Have a different experience by Paragliding, skiing, sledge riding, rafting, and many more adventure activities.
  2. Visit and do shopping on Mall Road
  3. Explore Old Manali
  4. Trekking in Bhrigu Lake
  5. Picnic at Vin Vihar Park
  6. Have fun by playing games at Club House
  7. Hike and do camping in Kothi Village
  8. Relax and enjoy nature at Jana waterfalls
  9. Explore the Arjun Gufa
  10. Seek blessings in the famous Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist temple
  11. Enjoy ropeway riding in Solang Valley

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Are 3 days enough to explore Manali?

  • Yes, 3 days is efficient to visit all the popular and famous places of Manali

2. Which month is best to visit Manali?

  • The best time to visit Manali is between March to June.

3. When does it snow in Manali?

  • Snows start at the end of December and snow till January

4. How far is Shimla from Manali?

  • Shimla is 248 km from Manali.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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