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Manali Tourist Places: Best Time & Places to Visit

by Sachindra Vikram Singh
Manali Tourist Places

What are the most attractive destinations and Tourist Places in Manali?

About Manali:

Manali is a small Hill station in the womb of Himalaya. Manali considers as the soul of Himalaya and is in the lap like a beautiful child. Himalayas Ranges are the purest and green with absolute silence; and White Lush Ranges; which is spread all over India-china-Nepal-Bhutan-Pakistan. In the ancient era; it is considered as the way of heaven. According to Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta and other Hindu Holy Sculptures. It’s the place where Sage, Saint, Monks like Gautam Buddha came to find the way of Almighty. This travel blog will describe “Why To Visit Manali- In the Lap of Himalaya” in brief.

Why To Visit Manali- In the Lap of Himalaya
Why Visit Manali- In the Lap of Himalaya

It is also believed that many Saints is still living in the valley of Himalaya. They are meditating from many decades to find God. Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and many other legendary visited this place; only to get blessing from Indian Sage. This place has its own mystery, wonders, beauty nature which can not be described in words. Though Thousands and millions of books have been published in explanation of The Great Himalaya. In this Travelling blog, the exciting, wonderful and real experienced will be shared to my travellers’ friend; why to visit Manali.

Derivative of Manu-Alaya:

Manali is a valley nestled in the mountains of the Himachal Pradesh; near the northern end of the Kullu Valley; located at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley. The name Manali is regarded as the derivative of ‘Manu-Alaya’ which means ‘the abode of Manu’. Manali holds lots of history itself beyond the Himalayan history. It is the first place where British introduce Apple Tree “Patlikuhl”. After this it is named at “APPLE VALLEY” of India.

Himalayan Mountains- Manali Tourist Places
Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb


Manali is a small town in the Kullu District; which is also considered as the most beautiful places for adventure sports.

In both side of Beas River; Green Poplar, Deodar, Willow and Robinia Trees covers tiny wooden home; which looks stunning and charismatic. It gives the feeling that you are in womb of Himalaya; surrounded by mental peace and happiness. The flowing of crystal clear waters is just mind-blowing. Must try river rafting in Kullu; will give you the most thrilling experience in this entire trip. Because the beauty of high floating cold water and melting of glaciers from the top of the mountain is non-imaginary. 

Wildlife scenery is also stunning. The most interesting creatures are; the WILD YAK and ANGORA RABBIT. Which usually you can be seen everywhere in the mountainside; during your track to  SOLANG VALLEY.

Reasons Visit Manali (In the Lap of Himalaya:

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” “Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”

From the ancient era; it is believed that Mountains, Waterfalls, Greenery, Snow are the soul of nature. Visit such places are considered as; one of the best getaway from this hustle and bustle life. People are involved in their robotic office lives and don’t have time for introspection and think about the peace and meaning of life.  

Manali Tourist Places: Himalaya
Almighty Himalaya

Mountains contains the purest form of Oxygen, Water, Snow, Greenery; which describes the true beauty of nature; where people can be with themselves. People can relax, enjoy the serendipity and live the mountain days with the fullest. 

The international winter carnival festival which is gonna change your mind toward the environment. The local people of Himalaya treat the entire region of mountain and water as the Home of God. 

The view of Himalayas in just mind-boggling and can be the centre of attraction for anyone in the entire planet. Also, one of the Highest Dam in the mountains of Himalayas is; Pandoh Dam which is a gigantic dam holding bias river water. 

beautiful Manali Tourist Places
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky

About Buddha Monastery:

In Manali, you will find lots of Buddha Monastery; a relaxation and meditation place; where you can relate yourself with life. In the green willow tree, you will find small tiny wooden home and small Pedestrians Bridges of local people; which will fascinate you in such a way, that you will dream for the same beautiful house. Even the India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru’s drinking water used to come from natural Spring Water from Mountains; (Nehru Kund-Manali) which is 550 Km from Delhi; India’s National Capital.

Location of Manali:

Location of Manali: Manali is one of the most beautiful and auspicious towns in the Kullu Valley; in the State of Himachal Pradesh with a total population of 30,000. It is situated near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. The town is located at a height of 6,398 ft. The town is at a distance of 250 kilometres from Shimla; the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Geography, Manali: The town of Manali is located between 32°10’N 77°06’E.

Locations in Manali: Locations in Manali which are the most popular among the tourists are many, as for instance the Gulaba Camp, Nehru Kund etc. The location map of Manali can be used for finding the locations while visiting the place.

  • Gulaba Camp: This place is about 20 kilometres from the town.

  • Nehru Kund: This beautiful clear water spring has been named after the late Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. It is located at a distance of 6 kilometres from Manali town on Keylong Road.

  • Vashisht Village: This small village is at a distance of just 3 kilometres from Manali. Hot water springs, traditional houses made of timber etc is very famous.
Why Visit Manali- In the Lap of Himalaya
Vashisht Village

Other Mappings are;

Also old and new Manali Manali is just 550 km from the Capital City of India New Delhi. Small hill is covered with lush green trees with snow. You can enjoy snowfall from Mid-December to till March-end. Most of People visit Manali in summer, but in winter it is at its best; especially in the new year; where you will find less crowd. Also International Carnival Festival is organized by many international organizations. Manali is the central location to reach Ladakh (Dangerous/Thrilling/Exciting Place in India) and Shimla. If you are coming from Shimla, it is just 230 KM; if you are coming from Chandīgarh (nearest metropolitan city); it is 280km. You will find Manali, as a gateway of Himalaya. 

Weather of Manali:

There is no specific weather forecast due to mighty tall Himalayans. Predictions and forecast doesn’t work for this place. In summer season, you will get a maximum 25 degree; especially in May-June. Whether from December-march it varies from -10 to 5-degree Celsius. Usually, snowfall starts in the month of January; the culmination of winter is in January and February. 

Always carry extra woollen cloths to cover yourself; if you are planning in December- Feb. 

Himalaya: Manali Tourist Places
Deadly Curves-Way to Himalaya

Best Time To Visit Manali:

Best time to visit Manali can be any month; except rainy season,i.e., from July to September. You can get stuck in Landslides form 10-15 days. Indians should visit in summer season to relax themselves from humidity. Otherwise, the best time to visit is December to February; where you will find snow; the thing for which you are planning this trip. Try to Attain International Carnival in the month of December, last week; where all the people of Himachal Pradesh and around the world participate in this festival.

Snowfall Manali- Best time to visit Manali
Snowfall-I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently

How to Reach Manali:

No Train Connectivity!!!

No Flight Connectivity!!!

Via Road Only:

If you are coming from Delhi it will take our night journey of 550km via Volvo/Bus; which will cost around Rs 1000 INR. Yes, there is no Train or Flight connectivity. Travel with HRTC special buses or try Private Multi-excel (Volvo and Mercedes Benz) Buses from Delhi/Chandīgarh. You can also have a beautiful and stunning road trip Via Car/Bike, Self/Taxi to Visit Manali- In the Lap of Himalaya.

Where to Stay:

Manali is full of Hotels, Guest Houses and Home Stay. So, according to your comfort, you can accommodate anywhere. We stayed in Apple Tree Hotel and our complete trip cost us Approx. 28000 INR for two people including fare from Delhi-Manali-Delhi including Food. You can also find less price hotel/guest house from INR 600-1000 for budgeted hotel or you can also try online where the price goes up 10000 INR. You can also try some good places to stay near to Hadimba Devi temple in less than 500 INR, but it’s quite time taking.

Some Renault and Beautiful Places Are;

  •  Solang Valley Resort
  • Hotel Holiday Inn
  • Span Resort
  • Hotel ManuAllaya
  • Apple Country Resort
  • Quality Inn River Country Resort
  • Hotel River Crescent
  • Hotel Banon Tree
  • Manali Resort
  • Himalayan Resort & Spa
  • Hotel Manali Heights
  • Snow Valley Resort

Where to Eat:

Manali has a wide variety of food, I would say the best healthiest food you can have in your entire life.  Especially I want to start from Sweet Shahi Tukda (Kind of Malpua in Hindi) it is amazing which we had in our hotel also Fresh Apple juice and dry fruits for breakfast. You can also try Street Food in Mall road (Lifeline of Manali). And yeah!!! that Crispy Milk I would say the best. Here you can also try Sheep Meat and you will find lots of Italian restaurant and Chinese restaurant in Mall road. This content is curated for the title “Why To Visit Manali- In the Lap of Himalaya”

Mountains
Go where you feel most alive

Some Beautiful and Pleasant Places for Nature Lovers are;

  • Mount View Restaurant
  • The Open Air And Multi-Cuisine Restaurant
  • Renaissance Manali
  • Rooftop Restaurant At Keylinga Inn
  • Basil Leaf Restaurant
  • Dylans Toasted And Roasted Coffee House
  • La Plage
  • Open Air Restaurant At Apple Bud Cottages
  • Il Forno
  • The Lazy Dog
  • Cafe 1947
  • Chopsticks Restaurant
  • Drifter’s Cafe
  • Johnson’s Cafe
  • Fat Plate Restaurant

Nearby Places to Visit:

Kasol Village is known as a mini Israel of India, where youths visit once in their life and try some local Hakka. I would say (Cannabis). It is illegal in India but you will get the quality one. KASOL is the centre of attraction for many youths.  

Sunset-Manali
Sunset-Manali

Some other fascinating places near Manali are;

  • Rohtang Pass: This is the uppermost point on the road to Manali-Keylong. It is at a height of 4112m. It is located at a distance of 51 kilometres from Manali town.
  • Arjun Gufa: It is also known as the cave of Arjuna and is believed that Arjuna lived here ages ago and had worshipped Lord Indra. It is at a distance of 5 kilometres from Manali town.
  • Jagatsukh Temple: This is one of the largest villages in the district and is 6 kilometres from Manali.
  • Kothi: This is another village located 12 kilometres away from Manali town. It is on the Key-long Road on the Rohtang Pass.
  • Old Manali: This old town is just a distance of 3 kilometres from the new Manali town.

Tracks that can give you the lifetime Experience: 

  • Rohtang Track: At 13000 ft of height, one of the highest mountain Pass or I would say deadliest Pass; because of its weather and location in the Himalayas. After 40 km ride from Manali to Rohtang Valley; it needs Permit from Local Govt. body. Its name is enough to describe Rohtang; it means, Pile of Dead Body.
Why To Visit Manali- In the Lap of Himalaya-Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass- Pile of Dead Body

  • Bhrighu Track: On the way to upside the lake itself stunning and mesmerizing due to its frizzy weather.
  • Parvati Valley: Parvati Valley is one of the most beautiful places where you should try local Tea in the middle of the valley; located 70 km from Manali.
  • Kullu and Naggar City:

This small city is best for Shopping, Paragliding and River Rafting. You can enjoy water sports as well as adventurous rides. Also, you must visit Aghora Rabbit Farm and corporate woollen stores run by women of Kullu/Manali; where you will find handmade cloth blanket and shall for your home. 

Temple:

  • Manikaran Sahib:

This Gurudwara is around 80 km towards Kullu side; beautiful and spiritual place for Sikhs. You will get fresh hot water Kund for shower.

Why To Visit Manali- In the Lap of Himalaya Manikaran Sahib
Manikaran Sahib-Hot Water Spring
  • Takshak Naag Temple Chhika Jagatsukh:

One of the best places near Naggar; has a tracking of 4 km from Jagatsukh Village. One of the most thrilling temples run track near Manali.

Author’s Closing Keynote:

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Manali Diary
Manali Diary

That’s why I already mentioned earlier its “Gateway of Heaven”. The most spiritual and beautiful combination of green/white scenery of nature make you fragile. It doesn’t matter what’s your age; Manali is for all. Hope you got the answer for the title “Why To Visit Manali- In the Lap of Himalaya”.

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2 comments

Karthik January 2, 2020 - 10:46 pm

Outrageous.. great briefing, now I can plan for Manali trip without referring to others. You’re making me more lazy 😉🤗

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Sachindra Vikram Singh January 2, 2020 - 10:49 pm

Hey Karthik!

Thanks for your kind words. Just to tell you, a traveller can’t be lazy!. Must go, you will explore the nature and the world more.

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