Manali is one of the most visited hill station in India which resides amongst the mountain slopes, charming streams, spell-binding views, fairy-tale like fog surrounding of little chalets and the persistent scent of freshness and pines. The heavy arrival travelers towards this amazing world of Manali because of its untouched natural surroundings. However, it is the place which will definitely on your bucket list.
Top most visiting attraction in Manali:
Solang Valley: It is one of the quiet destination which can be perfectly approached by road. A journey by road towards Solang will provide you a picturesque view of nature. Once you reach this place do not forget to try out delicious Chinese dish from local roadside food stall along with enjoying the mesmeric natural scenery.
Old Manali: Lovely birds, swaying Eucalyptus, sweet little eateries, cafes and small kitschy market places and the serenity of the old Manali is only disturbed by the sound of gushing water of Kullu rivers and the twittering of birds.
Tohtang Pass: It is another beautiful destination in Manali which attracts more than 25 lakh visitors throughout the year. During the winter the mountain of Rohtang pass are completely surrounded by the snow and it is impossible to visit that place. That’s why during the winter time this place remains closed and it will again open on May.
Naggar Castle: It is situated in the Naggar town which is amongst the breathtaking forest hills. It is one of the famous historical edifice which was the former residence of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu. This castle is the perfect fusion of both Himalayan and European architecture. Fitting staircases, fireplaces and magnificent wood and stone works grace the interior of the castle.
Manu Temple: It is one of the spiritual edifices which has been visited by huge number of devotees every year. A trip to this sacred trip will certainly leave you spiritually and mentally rejuvenated.
Things to do in Manali:
Trekking: Manali is one of the most preferred destination for the adventure lovers who looks to take on the jagged hills. It has great base camp for the trekking, this state also has high altitude rock climbing and hiking opportunities. Yoga-trekking is a different concept which bring you the physical wellness along with the spiritual wellness. It is highly preferred for both spirituality as well as adventure seekers.
Skiing: It is a best thrill option for the adventure lovers while trip in Manali because they can indulge in some of the adrenaline sessions in the snowcapped mountains which cover the hill station. If you want some more thrilling? Then go for a yak-skiing or heli-skiing which will give you an unforgettable experience.
River-rafting: Here one can enjoy most adventurous river rafting in the Beas river. So get your adrenaline pumping with the water adventure activities like kayaking, canoeing and the most renowned white water rafting.
Zorbing: It is another kind of adventure sport in which a person is slid into a vast transparent plastic zorb ball which is further rolled down a mountain slope. It is one of the best adventure option you should not missed during the trip in Manali.
Hamalayan Caravan Adventure: Apart from the paragliding, trekking, jeep safaris, mountain biking and the river rafting, this Caravan adventure option offers several adventure activities. Along with the tailor made and customized tour packages this kind of adventure preferred by huge number of travelers.
Best Places to eat during Manali trip:
Casa Bella Vista – It is situated amongst the lush landscapes of Manali which serves delicious Italian and Spanish dishes. Here you can enjoy freshly baked and hand tossed thin-crust wood oven pizza along with your favorite mock tail.
Café 1947 – It is another traditional and vintage Italian café hails in Manali which is situated on the bank of the Manalsu river. An evening in this café will definitely one of the best moments of your life.
Dylan’s Toasted Roaster – Actually, this place is known as Double Vision and is dedicated to Bob Dylan’s portrait. The music lover and fan of Bob Dylan will definitely love this place.
Khyber – It is another multi suicine restaurant in Manali which serves delectable Indian, Chinese, Mughlai and continental foods. The booths of this restaurant are the best place to huddle.
Johnson’s Bar and Restaurant – It is one of the charming Italian restaurant in MAnali which serves delicious Italian food. It also has a well-stocked bar which has good selections of liquors, wines, exotic shooters and cocktails.
When to go in Manali:
If you want to escape from the scorching heat or want to enjoy within the white winters then given below ae some monthly break ups of the climatic condition of Manali, so that you can plan your trip accordingly.
September to February: The monsoon season finishes till the end of September and the winter starts from the beginning of October. During the winter time the temperature of this region goes down i.e. approx. -1 °C so if you are travelling that time make sure to carry enough woolen cloths with you.
December to January: It is the best time to enjoy the scenic white view of surrounding mountain areas, spectacular view of snowfall which must be favorite for every honeymooner. This is the best time for the adventure lovers who loves skiing.
March to June: Summer starts from March but in Manali the climate is too pleasant. The temperature varies during summer in between 10°C to 25°C. But in the night time you might need woolen clothes.
July to August: Monsoon in Manali is quite tricky this region has severe rain fall during monsoon which may cause landslides as well. So mostly tourist not prefer to travel this place during monsoon.
How to reach Manali:
You can reach Manali by air and road as well. The nearest airport is Bhuntar which is just 50 km away from Manali. The road route of Manali is also well connected with other major cities of India. You can take private buses, AC coaches, Volvo buses or private taxi from Delhi and other cities to reach Manali. Several rail routes are also available in the nearest town of Manali. You can choose among them as per your preference.