Things to Do in Manali

Solang Valley

The valley of Solang is silent and best approached by the road. It’s extremely picturesque driving to Solang. Once you are there, try Chinese food and enjoy the views from the local roadside shacks. The road ahead is blocked as a tunnel is now being built to Koksar (a village in front of Rohtang La).

Old Manali

The sounds of the twittering birds and the sound of the gushing waters of the Kullu River are only disturbing to the swinging eucalyptus, lovely roads, sweet little food, small market sites, and bars that serve your favorite continental food at incredibly low prices.

Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle is an important tourist destination around Manali and is an old palace from the 15th century. It boasts amazing architecture and also contains a gallery of works by Nicholas Roerich, a remarkable Russian artist.

Tibetan Monasteries

Manali has several colourful monasteries and is one of the most fascinating aspects. They serve not only as a place of cultivation but also as guardians of the rich Tibetan culture and history in Kullu and in Manali.

The Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa and the Himalayan Nyingamapa gompa are the two most important monasteries which draw many tourists from around the world to Manali. At these monasteries you can shop for beautiful crafts made by Tibetans.

Club House in Manali

Himachal Tourism Development Corporation maintains the Manali Club House. It is one of Manali’s best leisure centres. The Club House offers an exciting view of the green and lush environment at the foot of an ancient city of Manali.

You can play different indoor and outdoor games with nominal charges at the Club House. The auditorium, billard, bookshelf, roller skate rink, carom room, bar and restaurant are also part of the Club House’s games and facilities.

Manu Temple

The Manu Temple is the only temple in Inde for Lord Manu, the legendary wise man who stayed there, a famous and significant pilgrimage site.

It is named Lord Manu by the town in Manali. Manali is thought to be Manu’s dwelling place, the great sage who is credited with the first laws of Hindu mythology. Manu is believed to have landed in Manali and begun to live here after saving humanity from the large flood.

A few kilometres from the main market of ancient Manali area, Manu Temple is located.

Hadimba Temple in Manali

The Hadimba Temple, the 15th century, was constructed to commemorate the spiritual Mahabharata, Hadimba Devi. The cedar forest surrounding the temple, which adds to its earthy attraction, is also striking.

Vashist Temple & Water Springs

The Vashist Temple on the river Ravi is worth a stop, dedicated to the local deity and sage with the same name Saint Vashist. The temple displays beautiful wood sculptures. The true attraction is the therapeutic thermal wells, which are piped and cemented for a public bath.

Rohtang Pass/Snow Point

Rohtang Pass, with over 25 lakh visitors each year, is a beautiful and popular Manali spot. In winter, the mountains on the Rohtang Pass are covered with snow and cannot be reached. The Pass will therefore remain closed in winter (from October) and will usually be reopened in May.

Rohtang will be a place for nature lovers and adventurers in May. The snow-capped mountains offer the perfect way to ski and snow scooter. Take your family to this beautiful place and have a good time together.

Gauri Shankar Temple

This temple is centuries-old in the village of Dashal. When you explore the temple, take a walk through the luxuriant orchard, or descend to the river for a chilly dip.

Jagatsukh

This temple is centuries-old in the village of Dashal. When you explore the temple, take a walk through the luxuriant orchard, or descend to the river for a chilly dip.

Monasteries

In Manali, visit the Buddhist monasteries set up by the Tibetans and other Buddhist supporters here. The monasteries provide a quiet environment and are an excellent place for Buddhist culture to be witnessed. The Manali Gompa, Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa, and the Nyingamapa Gompa Himalayan are popular monasteries.

Manali Winter

A charming festival, that combines cultural as well as sporting events, is usually held in February. Skiing competitions, dinner celebrations, craft bazaar, music competition, folk dances and street performances are all activities.

The festival will highlight Himachal Pradesh’s unique traditions. Many Indian participants are invited to participate in the carnival and this is a great tourist attraction.

 

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