It is difficult to beat Manali because of the delightful mountain scenery and the picturesque villages that boast storybook charm. Manali’s name evokes snowy hills, sparkling blue lakes, sparkling emerald valleys, dreamy glaciers, picturesque lakefront villages, and vibrant city life. Manali has an endless list of beautiful places to visit, so many people count Manali as one of the world’s best cities.
There are 9 of the best places you can visit in this lovely Himachal city if you go to Manali on your next journey.
Perhaps the most prominent of the Rohtang Passes, which has a magnificent landscape and divert sights from almost 13,054 ft. of elevation, is its prestige. The Rohtang Pass is one of the most spectacular destinations in the entire Kullu area, which is also known as Rohtang La. On your way through this high mountain pass, you can find spectacular sights such as glaciers, peaks, and streams. Some of the big attractions you will love from Rohtang’s peaks include the Sonepani glacier, Dashahr lake, and Chandra River. The site gets as silent in the winter as a cemetery.
The Solang Valley is a scenic area in Manali, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Himachal region. The Solang Valley is also known as the Solang Nala valley and is located in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India. The Valley is a high altitude. The beautiful Solang Valley countryside can make you feel like you’re in a different world. The valley is approximately 8500 feet high, situated 16 km from Manali. The name of Solang is a town, while Nullah means the mountain rivers. All of your neighbors are the mountains here, thick forests, and snow-capped peaks.
The Hadimba Temple is a sight to look at on the most famous temple in Himachal Pradesh and on the itinerary of escorted Manali vacations. The Temple was built in the 16th century and is one of Manali’s most peaceful areas. This is an old cavity temple dedicated to the Bhima’s wife Hadimba Devi, who was a character in Mahābhārata, the Indian epic. The Hidimba Devi Temple is a charm of your Manali holiday because of the connection with the Indian Epic Mahabharata. At the foot of the Himalayas, surrounding the temple are virgin cedar forests ( ( (Dhungri Van Vihar).
Old Manali is where the hippy community in its entire glory can be witnessed. Manalsu Nala is about 3 kilometers from Manali city, where you can see the whole view over the city. The latter, though one of India’s most busy summer destinations, is a breath of fresh air. In the heart of all travelers, it creates a special presence. Geographically, Old Manali and Manali are separated only from the Beas River, but once the river is crossed, the scene shifts entirely. The area is surrounded by picturesque cafés, bakeries, and shops that sell local crafts, jewelry, and dream fishing.
Jogini or Jogni Falls is a beautiful waterfall located near Vashisht Village in Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at a height of around 150 meters across several stages. Around India and worldwide, there are lots of waterfalls and each has its merit, but no one matches the glory of Jogini falls. It’s the history that makes Jogini so interesting behind this waterfall. The waterfall is considered the holiest bathroom of the “Joginis,” Lord Indra’s daughters. Jogini has also considered the village’s protective deity and the position is a representation of the strength of women.
Vashist Hot Water Springs
The town is renowned for its natural thermal springs, which makes the packages in Manali Tour and the honeymoon packages in Manali more enjoyable. Dedicated to the Vedic sage, the temple is made of stone with extravagant wood carvings. The temple is made of steel. According to ancient tradition, wise Vashishta meditated here and the temple was thus dedicated to him. The temple is famous for its spring of Turkish hot water called Vashistha. The legend goes, Vasishta Muni shot an arrow in the field and the hot water spring came out to heat up the cold place when Laxman came to take care of Ashwa Megha Yaga by Vasishta Muni.
An immense expanse of water dominating Manali itself is one of the most important rivers of Manali, the Beas River. The Himalayan River in Himachal Pradesh is flowing through the Kullu-Mandi area and through the Sutlej River in the Punjab region with ample wetlands, the Apple orchards, and attached paddy and maize fields, and creates the beautifully lush river pathway. For the people of Kullu, Manali, and Kangra the river is the primary source of drinking water. On the banks of that river is Manali’s picturesque hill station, also known as the “Valley of Gods.”
Maa Sharvari Temple
Don’t miss the chance to visit Maa Sharvari Temple in Manali if you plan a vacation in Himachal. Another great goddess temple is the charming Maa Sharvari Temple, a must-visit in Manali, offering an overview of Kullu Manali culture and history. The Gödess is a manifestation of the Hindu goddess Durga, adorned by the kings of the Kullu valley. Maa Sharvari is the adoration of health, fortune, and money. The temple is situated in a little drive from Manali in the village called Shaminallah and is an activity center for festivals.
Naggar Castle is a magnificent historical structure, situated amongst the spectacular forests of Naggar town. Naggar Castle is the 500-year-old woody chateau in its own right.
Constructed in 1460 with wood and stone, Castillo Naggar is one of the few places in Manali that reflects the culture of the Himalayan people. This castle houses the Art Museum of Nicholas Roerich, founded in 1962 by the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich’s son Svetoslav Roerich.