Manali is set on the banks of the river Beas and is a prime gateway to activities in Solang, Gulaba, and Kothi. It is a popular tourist and honeymoon destination in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is always buzzing with tourists throughout the year and is packed with plenty of adventures. Here is a list of few places to visit in Manali.
1. Hadimba temple
Hadimba temple is a beautiful temple dedicated to Hadimba and is situated in Manali city. It is located in the Dhingri fores and is surrounded by pine trees. The pagoda shaped temple is unique in architecture. The effigy of hadimbla temple is made of brass and is quite exquisite to look at.
2. Museum of Himachal Culture and folk art
The Museum of Himachal culture and folk art is located near Hadimba temple. This museum houses a unique collection of unknown antiques including religious relics, household objects, weapons, instruments, and scale models among many other things. It also features various building models.
Gulaba is an alternate destination for when Rotang pass becomes inaccessible due to heavy snow. It is less crowded than the valleys of Rohtang and Solang and offers better snow based activities, making it one of the best places to visit in Manali. The best time to visit gulaba is during November and December.
4. Solang valley
One of the best places to visit in Manali, this valley is located between the beas kund and Solang village. It is the most charming tourist place to visit and lies about 14 km from Manali. This valley is the venue for winter skiing festivals and other adventurous winter sports. Activities like paragliding, parachuting, skiing, and horse riding take place here.
5. Jogini and Rahala Waterfalls
Jogini falls is located near Vashisht village and is one of the major tourist attractions in Manali. It has breathtaking and stunning views, accompanied by the sounds of nature. It offers a safe trekking zone which is a retreat for backpackers and nature lovers. Rahala waterfalls is located 16 km away from Manali.
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