12 Places To Visit In Manali


Manali is one of the most beautiful hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Here are some of the must-see places in this enchanting hill station.

1. Pin Valley National Park -

Pin Valley National Park

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Set up in the district of Lahaul and Spiti, Pin Valley National Park was constructed during 1987. The place is located within snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas and is home to some of the rare and endangered species of animals. • Time to visit – All days of the week from 6AM to 6PM • Cost – Entry is free •Website-http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/travel/wildlife-estinations/himachal-pradesh/pin-valley-national-park.html

2. Hidimba Devi Temple -

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This is one of the most important tourist attractions in Manali. Situated at the base of the Himalayas, this 1553 constructed temple is dedicated to Goddess Hidimba. • Time to visit – 5.30AM to 8PM on all days of the week • Cost – Entry is free • Website - http://www.kullumanali.com/hadimbatemple.php

3. Hot water springs -

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The natural hot sulphur springs found at the small town called Vashist (just 3km from Manali) is a must-see place. The water of these natural springs is believed to contain healing properties and hence people take bath in the tanks here. • Time to visit – All days of the year, preferably during early morning hours • Cost – Entry is free • Website - http://oldmanali.com/hot-springs/

4. Rohtang Pass -

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Located at a height of 3979m above sea level, the Rohtang Pass is one of the famous and most-visited places in Manali. This is the pass that leads into Spiti and Lehvallies. This pass is great for adventure enthusiasts as it is perfect for skiing, mountain biking etc. • Time to visit – May to June & October to November • Cost – Entry is free • Website - http://www.rohtangla.com/

5. Manali Sanctuary -

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Located at just about 2km from Manali, this sanctuary is built on an area of 31.8 sq.km and is a must-watch for wildlife lovers. During summers, this sanctuary is the hub of the rare species of Ibex. • Time to visit – All through the day from 7.30AM to 5.30PM • Cost – Entry fee of 10INR per person • Website - http://www.himachaltourism.org/manali-wildlife-sanctuary.html

[ Further Read - 8 Top Places To Visit In Himachal ]

6. Manikaran Gurudwara -

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The Manikarana Gurudwara is believed to be an important place of worship for the Sikhs as it has a close association with their Guru and founder of their religion, Guru Nanak. • Time to visit – All days of the week – 5AM to 12noon and 4PM to 9PM • Cost – Entry is free • Website - http://hptdc.nic.in/cir0201.htm#manikaran

7. Jogini Waterfalls -

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Located quite close to the Vashist hot water springs, Jogini Waterfalls present a picture of pristine beauty. It is apt for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts as well. • Time to visit - 9AM to 7PM • Cost – Entry is free • Website - http://wikitravel.org/en/Manali

[ Must Read - 8 Most Spectacular Waterfalls in India ]

8. Solang Nullah Valley - Solang Nullah ValleyImage - hotelhimregency.com/

If you are looking to take part in some great summer and winter activities in Manali, Solang Nullah Valley is the place to be. This is the hub for activities like parachuting, paragliding, snow-skiing, snow-boarding, zorbing, skating etc. • Time to visit – All days of the week from 10AM to 6PM • Cost – Depends on activities (500INR, 1200INR and 500INR respectively for zorbing, paragliding and ropeway respectively for one person) • Website - http://www.solangvalleyresorts.com/

9. Bhrigu Lake -

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Located at a height of 4300m above sea level in the district of Kullu, this lake can be reached by trekking along the Vashist hot springs. This lake is a part of the PirPanjal Mountain Range. The name of the lake has been inspired from the famous saint, Maharishi Bhrigu. • Time to visit – All through the year • Cost – Depends on the trekking package that you choose • Website - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhrigu_Lake

10. Pandoh Dam -

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This beautiful dam is constructed on the famous Beas River and is one of the main reasons for electric supply generation in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It was open during 1977. • Time to visit – All days of the week from 6AM to 6PM • Cost – Entry is free • Website - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandoh_Dam

11. Arjun Gufa -

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Arjun Gufa, also known as Arjun Caves is a must-see place if you are an adventure enthusiast. It is believed that one of the great Pandava brothers, Arjun meditated here. • Time to visit – Open all through the day • Cost – Entry is free • Website - http://www.kullumanali.com/arjungufa.php

12. Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery -

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Manali is a land of beautiful Tibetan monasteries. When you have some time in hand, don’t miss the serene and pollution free air that these places have to offer. • Time to visit – All through the day • Cost – Entry is free • Website - http://wikitravel.org/en/Manali

[ Further Read - 5 Cities To Visit To Fully Experience The Wonders Of Himachal ]

I am Shahil Shah, a traveler and blogger! I bring stories from the places for you to cherish the experiences of my travel. Stay tuned!"

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