Introduction – Manali Tourism

Manali is one of the most beautiful and famous hill stations in India. Nowadays Manali tourism has become the first choice of every traveller. It is located at a high altitude of 6,398 ft in the northern area of ​​Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its oak trees, deodar forests, snow-capped mountains, beautiful snow points, thrilling adventure activities, beautiful hidden villages, and amazing landscapes.

Manali is divided into two parts New Manali and Old Manali

New Manali: In New Manali, you get to see the mall road, shopping centers, and crowd of tourists.

Old Manali: In Old Manali, you get to see natural beauty, peaceful vibes, and less crowded places. Old Manali is the best place for you to stay. 

You all must have heard the name of Manali because Manali is not only the most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh but it is also a top tourist destination in India. Manali tourism can also be called a complete tourist destination. Because in Manali there is something available for every type of tourist or traveller.

Things to Do: 

  • Old Manali- The old Manali is a less crowded place. It is famous for its graffiti lanes, Cafes, natural beauty, and peaceful vibes.  

  • Hadimba Temple- This is a worship place of Goddess Hadimba which is one of the most beautiful temples of Himachal.   

  • Van Vihar- The main attraction of this place is the beautiful handmade lake situated in the middle of the woods. Tourists can enjoy boating in this lake.

  • Manu Temple- This beautiful temple is dedicated to Sage Manu.

  • Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art- It displays the rich culture and art of Himachal Pradesh. Some important displayed items include ornaments, earthen pots, traditional housing style, kulluvi kitchen, traditional dresses, and musical instruments. 

  • Nehru Kund- The place is named after Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Ji, as he used to visit here quite a lot during his visit to Manali and drink this water. 

  • Jogini Waterfalls- A beautiful trekking experience that passes through the dense deodar trees of Manali makes this place beautiful. 

  • Jagatsukh- Jagatsukh is the ancient capital of the kingdom of Kullu and holds many interesting tales of the town. Jagatsukh is famous the for Chacholi Mela annual cultural festival and fair celebrated by locals of Himachal with Devi -Devtas procession, folk dance, and much more. 

  • Gulaba- The village of Gulaba is flanked by the picturesque beauty of scrapped mountain saints, grasslands, and the Beas river adding opulence and serenity to its beauty. 

  • Solang Valley-  Here you will get to see beautiful views in every season, it can also be called the heartbeat of Manali.

  • Kothi- Kochi is a village near Manali that is tremendously beautiful and is surrounded by high snow mountains with a beautiful view. It is a place for natural beauty lovers of Hill stations.

  • Hampta Pass-  Hampta Pass is one of the most dramatic treks. On one side lush green valley of Kullu with forests, grasslands, and flowers blooming on the side of your trail. On the other is the almost arid, stark landscape of Lahul, with barren mountains and almost no vegetation. 

  • Bhrigu Lake- Bhrigu Lake in Manali is one of the most captivating short treks in Himachal Pradesh and it greets you to witness high altitude alpine lake, the verdant meadows, and everything that your heart has craved for. 

  • Arjun Gufa- The trek up the cave draws many enthusiasts. The walkway goes through dense grasslands, tall pine trees, and cement steps that make exploring the region an adventurous experience. Tourists will enjoy visiting this serene and beautiful natural cave. 

  • Katrain- Its untouched and unspoiled beauty is breathtaking. You can explore fruit plantations and apple orchards here. This place is heaven for fishing lovers.

  • Naggar Castle- Nagar Castle is a medieval castle located in the Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. Beautiful heritage building in the lap of nature and the views of the Beas river is mesmerizing.

  • Gauri Shankar Temple- The Gauri Shankar Temple is located in the village of Naggar in Manali. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is famous for its stone carvings and splendid Shikhara Style architecture. 

  • Nicholas Roerich Art gallery and Museum -The building that now houses the gallery once served as the residence of Nicholas Roerich. To run this art gallery  Museum Himachal Pradesh Government and the Russian Government have formed a trust as the Roerich Heritage. 

  • Atal Tunnel-  This is the longest tunnel in the world, which is situated 10,000 feet above sea level.

  • Rahala Falls-  The waterfall is surrounded by a forest of Birch and Deodar trees. The waterfall is free when the temperature drops below the freezing point.

  • Great Himalayan National Park- The park has many important wildlife species native to the Western Himalayas, like Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Goral, Thar, Leopard, Snow leopard, Bharal, Serow, Monal, Cheer, Tragopan, Snow cock, etc. Many people visit this amazing park to experience camping and trekking also.

  • Rohtang Pass- Rohtang Pass become a place for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, who can experience adventure sports such as skiing, skating, paragliding, snow scooter, and more. The drive to Rohtang Pass in Manali is considered India’s most beautiful car drive.
    • River Rafting

    • Paragliding

    • Skiing

    • Hiking

    • Mountain Biking

    • Mountaineering

    • Zorbing

    • Jeep Safari

    • Snowboarding

    • River Crossing

    • Angling

    • Snow Scooter

    • Quad Biking

    • Camping

    • Trekking

    •  Ziplining

    • Rock Climbing

    • Cable Car Ropeway

    • Rappelling

    • Bungee Jumping 

    • Momos

    • Sidu

    • Patenda

    • Khatta

    • Babru

    • Red Rice

    • Trout

    • Mash Daal

  • Via Road

    Manali does not have any railway station of its own that’s why the best way to reach here is by road. This place is well connected by road to all the major cities and other neighbouring states and Regular State Transport buses run from places like Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, and Dharamshala which will take you to Manali.

    If you want, you can also go by private vehicle or by hiring a cab. On this way, you will get to see all the beautiful views.

  • Via Train

    The nearest railway station for Manali is Joginder Nagar which is 160 km, from where a broad gauge train travels up to Pathankot. The distance between Joginder Nagar and Manali has to be easily covered by transport. 

  • Via Air

    If you are coming from any other state then you can also take a flight to Kullu-Manali  Airport, which is located in Bhunter it is 50 km from Manali and you will also get easily buses and taxis which will take you to Manali.

  • Below 10 Km

Places to visit 

Distances from Shimla (km)


Old Manali 

2 Km


Hadimba Temple  

2.2 Km


Van Vihar

2.2 Km


Manu Temple 

2.4 Km


Museum HC&FA

2.5 Km


Nehru Kund 

5.4 Km


Jogini Waterfalls 

7.5 Km

  •  Above 10 km 

Places to visit 

Distance from Shimla (km)



11.9 Km



12.8 Km


Solang Valley 

13 Km



13.2 Km


Hampta Pass 

15.1 Km


Bhrigu Lake 



Arjun Gufa 

21 Km



21.9 Km


Naggar Castle 

22.6 Km


Gauri Shankar Temple 

22.7 Km


Nicholas Roerich Art gallery 

23.7 Km


Atal tunnel 

28.4 Km


Rahala Falls 

28.8 Km


Great Himalayan National Park 

49.9 Km


Rohtang Pass 

51 Km


Best time to visit Manali 

If you are an adventure lover and a lover of thrilling activities, then the best time for you is April to June when you can enjoy rafting, paragliding, trekking, campaigning, and many more activities. In July and September month some of the adventure activities are closed like paragliding and river rafting.

So you can also enjoy rock climbing and trekking in these months. Half of September to October month is the best time for those who like to do Summits. And now paragliding and river rafting have also started, so they can also enjoy.

In November and December, you can do the activities that you can do in summer, Whether it is rafting, paragliding, or zorbing, you can do all the activities and there are more chances of snowfall in November and December.


If we conclude this article, then Manali is the best trip for everyone and it can be visited throughout the year. Whether it is with friends or with family or with your loved ones. So if you want to enjoy a glimpse of Paradise then you must visit Manali. To know more places to visit, please check our website once.

F&Q’s Manali

Manali tourism is famous for its beautiful snow points, oak trees, deodar forests, snow-capped mountains, thrilling adventure activities, beautiful hidden villages, and amazing landscapes.
Manali is famous for snow falls so if you want to enjoy snow falls then the best time to visit is from December to January.
Cost for a manali trip is 10000/- INR per person.
Yes, Manali is safe to travel as such there are no corona cases have been detected in Manali.
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