Manali is one of the most popular and beautiful hill stations in this country. A Himalayan resort town in India's northern Himachal Pradesh state. Its a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. For adventure lovers there are too many options to choose from - Paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass. This is the ideal place for tourists looking to unwind and rejuvenate in the lap of nature, for there is no place in the country more vibrant and charming as Manali.
Best Time to Visit
October to February
Types of car suited
We will recommend you to drive SUV 4X4 Drive like Renault Duster and Toyota Fortuner. These cars are built to handle worst stretches of the roads. If you want to travel hassle free, then you can check out self-driving car rental options from Volercars. We provide you the best price along with exciting deals. Opt for freedom and flexibility to self-drive the car of your choice.
Important Places to Visit
Solang Valley - 14 kilometers on the northwest of the main town of Manali, Solang is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Situated on the way to Rohtang from Manali, every year the valley welcomes tourists in huge numbers from all over the country and world. A must visit for adventure lovers, one can explore parachuting, paragliding, horse riding and much more.
Rohtang Pass - Rohtang Pass, is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. The beauty of the Manali - Keylong road will leave you awestruck. The pass is an experience of nature in one of its purest forms, amongst mountain peaks covered with snow, breathtaking view and magnificent and sprawling landscapes and views. Photography enthusiasts and nature lovers can never have enough of this place.
Hadimba Temple - The Hadimba temple is a shrine dedicated to Hadimba Devi, who was the wife of Bhima and mother of Ghatothkach. The construction style of the temple is unique, with its wooden doorways, walls, and cone-shaped roof. This temple is a fitting dedication to its presiding deity Hadimba.
Adventure Activities - Manali is the hub of adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. From trekking to river rafting opportunities to zorbing to horse-riding to skiing to paragliding, Manali has everything to offer.
Vashisht Baths - Vashisht Baths or hot water springs are situated on the banks of the Beas River. It is 6 km away from Manali, these are natural springs accompanied by beautiful sandstone temples. The water in these natural springs contains medicinal properties that are believe to cure skin diseases.
Old Manali - Old Manali is a backpacker's paradise. Lying at a distance of 3 kilometers uphill from the central city, Old Manali is often frequented by tourists from all across the world. Here you can sit back and relax in the lap of nature, away from the hullabaloo of city life.
Indulge in some delicious continental food at low prices here, and shop for knick-knacks from the local markets here. This destination is the perfect place to experience the pure beauty of Himachal Pradesh.