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10 Mind-Blowing Things To Do in Manali

By Akshatha Vinayak

Hill stations have a unique ambiance which is very soothing, hence we often love to spend time there. Now a days, hill stations have become a hub for many activities. And here is a list of things for you to do in the famous Manali.

Manali is a year-round destination and people love to tour around this enchanting hill station. It is not just the nature or the tourist places, one can try various activities here. Adventure sports are a hit in Manali. Be it winter or summer, this place will be bustling with crowds. Even the winter gives opportunity for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, etc. in Manali.

Places like Rohtang Pass and Hampta Pass are also popular for trekking. Even the country side of this beautiful valley is as interesting as ever.

All thanks to Manali's weather, it is a major tourist hub except for monsoon and peak winter seasons.

Let us find out some amazing things for you to do in Manali!

Just Chill!

Just Chill!

The main purpose of any trip is to relax and enjoy. Take your time, settle down in a good hotel or resort in Manali. Relaxing is one of the best ways to experience a place. Manali's weather is soothing and it'll rejuvenate you!

Photo Courtesy: David Bacon

A Ride in Cable Car

A Ride in Cable Car

Solang Valley is just around 14km from Manali. This place is known for various activities and cable car ride is one of them.

Cable Car ride is one of the unique things to do in Manali. The rope way is a new addition for Manali tourism.

Photo Courtesy: Joginder Pathak

Tour Around the Places

Tour Around the Places

Manali has many tourist attractions and cover all those places. Hidimaba Devi Temple among them is one of the unique temples in India.

Old Manali, Beas River, Malana Village, Raghunath Temple, etc. are some of the major places to visit in Manali.

Photo Courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly

Experience the Countryside

Experience the Countryside

Himalayan country side is very scenic. On your trip to Manali, do visit some villages like Malana, Vashisht Village and Kothi.

Malana is also known as one of the beautiful villages in India. Rural places are worth exploring here!

Photo Courtesy: Bharat Rawail

Crazy Adventure in Solang Valley

Crazy Adventure in Solang Valley

Solang Valley is the centre of adventure sports in Manali. The summer season provides a good climate for activities like Paragliding and Zorbing.

Paragliding is one of the cool ways to watch the scenery from a bird's view!

Photo Courtesy: Raman Virdi

The Ever Popular Rohtang Pass

The Ever Popular Rohtang Pass

You would've seen Rohtang Pass in quite some Bollywood songs and movies. It is a high mountain pass which connects Kullu Valley to Lahaul and Spiti Valleys.

It is not only an adventure hub for trekking and skiing (winter), Rohtang Pass is one of the Bollywood's favourite shooting locations!

Photo Courtesy: Saad Faruque

Enjoy the Beauty of Beas River

Enjoy the Beauty of Beas River

As the winter resides, the snow melts and the Beas river flows fills up.

White Water Rafting in Beas river is a popular sport here. It is one of the must things you should do in Manali!

Photo Courtesy: B Balaji

The Beautiful Winter

The Beautiful Winter

Manali is one of the top snowfall destinations in India. The mountain slopes of Solang Valley turns into a hub of winter sports once the snow fall appears.

Skiing, snowboarding, skating, etc. is fun and exciting to try. Snow covered landscapes of Manali is best to visit!

Photo Courtesy: Saurc zlunag

A Dip in the Hot Springs

A Dip in the Hot Springs

The town of Manikaran in Parvati Valley is known for hot water springs. It is also a pilgrim site for Hindus and Sikhs.

Vashisht Village is around 3km from Manali. There are hot water springs here as well. Hot water springs are unique and a must visit attractions.

Photo Courtesy: balu

Wildlife Travel

Wildlife Travel

Make a tour around the wildlife destinations in and around Manali. There are a few national parks and sanctuaries which are worth exploring.

The Great Himalayan National Park and Van Vihar National Park are the main wildlife attractions in Kullu Valley.

Photo Courtesy: J.M.Garg

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