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Offbeat Attractions In and Around Manali

Written By: Siji Ram

Manali is one of the best tourist locations in India, and also among the top honeymoon destinations of thew country. All the tour packages and travel agencies would have the best tourist places covered in the tour packages. However, this may not mean that they take you to the offbeat places too.

If you're on a trip to Manali and would love to explore some of the lesser known tourist places in and around Manali, here is a list of such places that you should be visiting on your next trip.


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Jispa is a village located around 45km away from Manali. The place is known for its spectacular views and the monastery. It is also a night camping destination for trekkers and other travellers along the region. Jispa also has a mountaineers' hut and a camp ground, making it a halting spot among travellers.

Old Manali

Old Manali is located just 3km to the Northwest of Manali, and is known for its serene beauty, calm atmosphere and the guest houses that serves travellers. If you're a nature lover, you're going to enjoy this peaceful place with the river Beas at the backdrop. It is also a great place for a romantic stay away from the crowd. Manu Maharishi Temple and a ruined fort are two of the attractions you can explore here.

Tirthan Valley

Located a few kilometres away from Manali, Tirthan Valley is one of the offbeat attractions near Manali. You can try river crossing at the valley, and trout fishing is also one of the activities that can be done here. This place of untouched beauty is very close to the Great Himalayan National Park, and also a nature lovers' paradise.


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Vashisht Temple & Hot Water Spring

Vashisht Temple is one of the unique attractions in Manali, and is worth a visit. The hot water spring inside the temple is believed to have medicinal values and there are separate areas for men and women to take a dip in the spring. The area also offers great views of Old Manali and Beas river.


If you're in for some fun rides and activities, head to Himvalley here. It is an amusement and cultural park that has several adventure rides and also gives you a flavour of the culture and ethnicity of the place. Don't miss this beautiful attraction in Manali.

Above are some of the best offbeat attractions of Manali listed. Pack your bags and have a great trip to this amazing destination!

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