Manali is mainly known for its tourism. Enjoy The best weekend trio Gateway in Manali. Listed below are top Places to visit in Manali, a beautiful city.
1. Hadimba Temple, Manali
Hidimba Devi Temple, locally called Dhungari Temple, also known as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manāli(hill station), Himāchal Pradesh. This ancient temple stands situated in a dense cedar forest. The forest covers the area of Hadimba Devi Temple is impressively thick, sunlight failing to touch the ground at many places.
Therefore, the temple’s presiding deity is known as the Forest Goddess or the Goddess of Nature. On typical summer days, you will find snaking queues of devotees in and around the temple complex. While devotees worldwide are regular here, locals pray to the Goddess mainly in a natural calamity.
2.Solang Valley, Manali
Solang Valley derives its name from the combination of the words Solang and Nallah. It is a side valley on the top of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, 14 km northwest of Manali and Rohtang Pass, best known for its summer and winter sports activities. Besides its admiring, unmissable eye capturing landscapes, people often visit Solang Valley to enjoy such winter sports.
Adventure enthusiasts love skiing in the pure, driven snow, and when the winters ease off a little, you can also try zorbing and paragliding. Other adventure sports like quad biking and snowmobiling in Solang Valley are also quite famous. Solang Ropeway is a state-of-the-art cabin to enjoy the valley’s sweeping views for the true thrill chasers.
3. Jogini Waterfalls, Manali
Jogini Waterfall, in the beautiful Valley of Manali, is about 3 kilometers away from the beautiful town and around 2 km away from the famous Vashisht Temple. Trek from Vashisht Temple makes it a popular spot. The adventurous trip through pine trees and orchards to the mesmerizing Jogini Waterfalls emerging from a height of 160 feet.
The trekkers are mesmerized when they cross over several smaller streams with a stunning view of River Beas and the snow-covered peaks of Rohtang. A complete treat for nature lovers and adventure seekers, the Jogini Waterfall must be visited when exploring the breathtaking valley of Manali.
4. Mall Road, Manali
Mall Road is the famous main street in Manali. The offices of the municipal corporation, fire service, and police headquarters are available at the service. Transportation except for emergency vehicles is not allowed on this road. The place is a hub of street shopping with activity throughout the day. As you stroll through the streets, you can take a peek at the neatly-lined shops loaded with exciting items like Kullu.
Also available times are Kashmiri shawls, woolen items, artificial jewelry, wooden furniture, antiques, books, Tibetan items, and more. The Kashmiri Salwar suits, paper silk printed sarees, and eatables like pickles prepared in traditional style are pretty popular among the locals and the tourists. The Hong Kong market, Lama Underground market, Snow Lion Underground Market, and Thai Market are rather attractive. After your shopping spree, you can re-energize your body by munching tasty treats at the several restaurants on Mall Road.
5. Arjun Gufa (Arjun Cave), Manali
Arjun Gufa is a legendary and natural formation located in Manali. The cave is a favorite picnic spot and is famous for exploring the creation from inside. It is a few km away from River Beas and is very close to Prini Village, also a beautiful spot.
Climbing up to the cave is exciting in itself as well as adventurous. It has a narrow path into a hill. One has to explore and find their way into the cave through the darkness using flashlights with no light entering. The uneven passage inside makes the exploration more exciting. At a bit of distance inside, one descends to reach a base area. It takes about 45 minutes to explore the whole cave.
6. Himalayan nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, Manali
Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa is a Buddhist monastery, one of the most famous monasteries situated in north India. Its religious significance is crucial for devotees but draws tourists from its architectural beauty and tranquillity in the environment. The Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple’s most prominent feature is the enormous statue or idol of Sakyamuni in a sitting or meditative posture.
Right from the entrance, you can feel the divine and tranquil vibe of the monastery. The icon, statues, and colorful paintings on the walls add to the beauty of the sanctuary. A minute of meditation is highly advisable to glimpse the Buddhist monks’ peaceful lives.
7. Vashisht Hot Water Springs and Temple, Manali
Vashisht Hot Water Springs is a fascinating place to visit and explore. The crystal clear water pouring out of this spring provides a suitable niche for taking a ritual bath. It lies on the Beas river bank. It is also Known as Sage Vashisht Muni temple. The temple builds in a pyramid model, which makes it unique from all other temples. Another curious feature is its creation from a single stone.
The place has a lot to provide to its visitors, like the trout-filled Beas River’s picturesque view. The hot water springs in this region have made this hamlet a favorite tourist holiday destination. These springs emerge from deep granite deposits and cover a considerable part of the Himalayas. The temperature of the hot spring water varies between 110 and 123 degrees Fahrenheit.
8. Naggar Castle, Manali
The Naggar Castle got converted into a rest house over 100 years back in 1978. The ancient building is now over to HPTDC to run as a heritage hotel. This medieval Castle builds by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu in 1460 A.D. around. The hotel captures from the Kullu Valley, and apart from the spectacular view and superb location, it has a touch of authentic western Himalayan architecture.
Gallery house with the paintings of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich is available. Naggar also has three other old shrines. Hotel Castle is a unique medieval stone and wood mansion, once the home to the Raja of Kullu and now an HPTDC Heritage hotel.
9. Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
This Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art is one of Manali’s major tourist attractions. It is a treasure of diverse traditional heritage from different parts of Himachal Pradesh since 1990.
Established in 1998, the museum is in Utopia Complex, Near Hadimba Devi Temple, Manali. Its uniqueness and extraordinary collection of rare and beautiful antiques demonstrate the forgotten culture, art, and handicraft of Himachal Pradesh.
Such as Different models of temples, old houses, forts, traditional dresses, musical instruments, utensils, wood carvings, etc. Such a rare collection helps tourists explore and analyze history, tradition, art, and ancestors’ culture. The Museum offers vast knowledge about the ancient period and is an excellent mirror that reflects its culture and handicraft. The highlight of the Museum is the traditional masks of the mountain state. The process of mask preservation in the Museum has earned its name in Art, Culture, and Tourism.
10. Rohtang Pass, Manali
The place is at a distance of just 51 kilometers from Manali. One can reach Rohtang Pass only by 3978 meters long Manali- Keylong road. A day off to visit Rohtang Pass is the ultimate and almost essential attraction in the Manali trip itinerary.
Keeping up with its splendid natural beauty, Rohtang Pass is also a favorite among the community of film directors. Many blockbusters, ranging from ‘Jab We Met’ to ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ been shot here. Also, A peculiar fact behind its name is because several people working in CBRE died while crossing this treacherous stretch.