The Best Things To Do in Manali

Manali abounds in natural and religious attractions that draw a lot of tourists to it every year. The quaint town is famous for its Hadimba Temple whose ancient architecture attracts a many. There are a lot of things to do around Manali. You can visit the heights of Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Jogini waterfalls and others. Adventure enthusiasts find Manali to be a trekker’s paradise as it is a gateway to many peaks and mountains that are infused with sublime allure. You can also try river rafting at Beas river. While going up or coming down from Rohtang Paas, you can also try paragliding for a thrilling experience.

Then, there is a Vashist temple which is known to the world for its hot springs and spirituality. Also considered to be a bohemian centre in India, Manali's streets bustle with hippies who come here in search of finding a sojourn in the lap of nature.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Manali, India

Must see places in Manali ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Manali and point of interests to visit.

  1. Solang Valley

    #1 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Solang Valley

    Tags: View Point, Adventure Sport, Valley

    Address: Solang Valley road, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh 175131

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    There was a time when Solang valley was known to only the adventure enthusiasts who carried out camping here. However, today this valley attracts a lot of tourists who come here to get enamoured of it...Read more

  2. Rohtang Pass

    #2 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Rohtang Pass

    Tags: View Point, Scenic Drive, Adventure, Valley

    Address: Leh- Manali Highway, Himalayas

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    From May to November, you can access one of the most precarious places on the earth; The Rohtang Pass. This beautiful and yet dangerous place is named so (the literal meaning in Bhoti is “piles ...Read more

  3. Hadimba Temple

    #3 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Hadimba Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Hadimba devi temple, circuit house road, manali- 175131, himachal pradesh, India

    Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Manali is a treat for the religious soul. The Hadimba Devi Temple or Hidibi Temple is one of the major religious sites in Manali. Another name for it is Dhungri temple. This very simply built temple i...Read more

  4. Pandoh Dam

    #4 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Pandoh Dam

    Tags: Waterfront, Waterfall

    Address: Pandoh Dam, Himachal Pradesh

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Pandoh Dam is situated on the mighty Beas river which runs through Himachal Pradesh. A serene spot, you won’t miss it if you are travelling from Shimla to Manali. Under the Beas Project, the...Read more

  5. Manali Sanctuary

    #5 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Manali Sanctuary

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary

    Address: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located two kilometres from Manali, the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary is a paradise spread across 3,180 hectares. The sanctuary forms the catchment of Manalsu Khad. Dense forests made up of Deodar, Chestn...Read more

  6. Great Himalayan National Park

    #6 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Great Himalayan National Park

    Tags: National Park, View Point, Nature

    Address: Shamshi, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh 175123

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A must visit for nature lovers, the Great Himalayan National Park is situated around 110 kilometres from Manali, in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. A paradise for trekkers, the Park was consti...Read more

  7. Vashisht Spring

    #7 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Vashisht Spring

    Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Hot Spring

    Address: Vashisht Spring, Manali (H.P.) 175131

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Located about 3 kilometers away from Manali, the Vashisth Spring is a definite must visit. The River Beas can be seen in all its glory at this site. It is a well known attraction that is pretty popula...Read more

  8. Vashisht Temple

    #8 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Vashisht Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Vashisht Temple, Vashisht Village, Manali

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The Vashisht Temple is a tiny but beautiful temple in Himachal Pradesh. A 30 minute walk or 15 minutes rickshaw ride away from Manali, this temple is a great addition to any Manali itinerary. Thi...Read more

  9. Beas Kund Or Chandratal Lake

    #9 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Beas Kund Or Chandratal Lake

    Tags: Water Body, Adventure, Lake, Picnic Spot

    Address: Chandrataal, Lahaul and Spiti Himachal Pradesh

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Chandrataal is a beautiful lake in Himachal Pradesh. Its name literally stands for Moon Lake. Standing behind it is an imposing mountain range. The source of this lake is the groundwater underneat...Read more

  10. Manu Temple

    #10 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Manu Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The Manu Temple, named so after the famous sage Manu is one of the many religious spots in and around Manali. It is said that sage Manu found Manali and decided to meditate there due to its serene nat...Read more

  11. Bhrigu Lake

    #11 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
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    Tags: Water Body, Lake, Nature

    Address: Bashisht, Himachal Pradesh, 175104

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The surrounding mountains and trails of Manali make up for excellent trekking and camping opportunities. Located at a distance of just 1 hour from Manali, the Bhrigu lake is visited for its quiet beau...Read more

  12. Bijli Mahadev Temple

    #12 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Bijli Mahadev Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh 175138

    Timings: 04:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The serenity of Manali and its surrounding areas attracts a lot of pilgrim and spiritual believers. For them, there are a lot of temples that adorn this heavenly location. One such temple is Bijli-Mah...Read more

  13. Pin Valley National Park

    #13 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Pin Valley National Park

    Tags: National Park

    Address: Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh 172117

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Stretched over an area of 1150 sq km, the Pin Valley National Park is a part of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area. This national Park acts a haven for the lovers of birds, animals an...Read more

  14. Beas River

    #14 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Beas River

    Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, River, Nature

    Address: Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Running through the terrain of Manali and Kullu, the Beas River is a legendary river whose mention is found in Hindu myths as well as historical records. Flowing on India's eastern-most border that wa...Read more

  15. Kothi

    #15 of 96 Things To Do in Manali
    Kothi

    Tags: Trail, Village, Hiking Trail, Town

    Address: Kothi, Distt Kullu, Himachal Pradesh Naggar, Himachal Pradesh 175130

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Kothi used to be a very popular place for camping while trekking towards the Rohtang Pass. It is still famous as a camping spot but now it has become very easily accessible by car. As a result Kothi i...Read more

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    Duration: 5 Days

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    Hampta Pass Trek

    Duration: Flexible

    Hampta Pass Trek is initiation to the Himalayan trekking. The trail to Hampta Pass combines 2 different side of the Hima...

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