Manali is a year-round magnet! Who doesn't have dreamt of being in the magnanimous lap of Manali, relishing its beauty?! Surrounded by high peaks in the beautiful green valley of the Beas River, Manali has in it for every traveller. Backpackers come to hang out in the hippie villages around the main town; adventurers come for trekking, climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, rafting and skiing; and couples come here for the cool mountain breeze and a taste of snow on a day trip to the Rohtang La!
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Let's see the top 7 places to visit in Manali when you are taking this heavenly trip. These are top things to do in Manali when you are in that mystique valley!
The snow coated Pass of Rohtang!
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Around 50 km from Manali lies a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, named Rohtang, where the natural beauty is at its epitome! Rohtang pass, along with a waterfall which is on the way to Rohtang, attracts a lot of tourists every year and is one of the best tourist places to visit in Manali. In the month of May, it becomes a hotspot for adventure enthusiasts!
The adventurous valley of Solang in the lap of Himalayas!
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Solang valley is a picturesque valley located at around 14 km away from Manali, on the way to Rohtang Pass. This gorgeous valley is quite famous for the adventure activities it has to offer! Skiing in the winters gives way to parachuting and paragliding during the summers. Imagine paragliding on the sides of the gigantic and magnificent Himalayas!!
The serene and tranquil Beas river!
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Not often you see a river as serene and transcend as Beas river. The spectacular backdrop of the river is an attraction on its own. It also offers water sport activities like rafting for the tourists! Rafting in this tranquil ambience could be once in a lifetime experience and is certainly one of the top things to do in Manali!
Temple of Hidimba Devi - The one who got wounded by love!
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Hidimba temple in Manali is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahabharata! Rested at the foot of Himalayas, this beautiful temple is set amidst a cedar forest! Go and get soaked in the tranquillity of this temple which is one of the main points of interest in Manali.
The mystique falls of Jogini!
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Nearly a 3 km reviving trek from Vashisht temple in Manali would take you to the base of the mystique falls of Jogini! The elegant falls set in a spectacular backdrop is sure to amaze you!
The colourful Monasteries of Manali!
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One of the most fascinating aspects of Manali is the fact that it has several colourful monasteries! The Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa and the Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa are the most important of them. You can also shop for beautiful handicrafts made by Tibetan people at these monasteries.
Old Manali - A place where two worlds meet!
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At an altitude of around 6,589 metre above sea level lies the quite little settlement of Old Manali with an exotic charm; not foreign, not entirely Indian! This amazing landscape is home to the backpacker and hippie travel crowd.
These are the top 7 places to visit in Manali when you tour this gem of a place! Manali never ceases to amaze you and its pretty sure that you would be relishing a pile of fondly memories when you leave this place. Happy Travelling:)