The charming blue sky, snow-capped mountains, fluttering river, fresh breeze, bewitching greenery, and tranquil pace of life- that’s the charm of the picturesque hill resort of Manali, which is bound to attract to you this place. Located about 270 km north of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Manali is among the best tourist places to explore. No matter whether you are on a solo trip in search of inner peace, an adventure backpack tour with friends, or a honeymoon trip with your beloved, the mesmerizing hills of Manali will never fail to fascinate you.
The hill town has some of the popular sightseeing in Manali and is ideal for spending time in the great outdoors. Manali has a charm and has blossomed into a paradise for wanderlust heart and it also has some cultural gems that are a distinctive part of the world.
Located at a distance of 51 km from Manali, Rohtang Pass is among one of the best Manali tourist places. It opens annually from June to October and offers a breath-taking view of the surroundings along with snow-capped mountains. A trip to Manali would be incomplete without experiencing the snow with the sledge ride which includes sliding through the snow in a wooden toboggan. You can also stop by Beas Kund, which has an igloo-shaped temple on top of Rohtang Pass which has a spring which directly comes from Beas River.
Situated at about 14 km northeast of Manali between the village of Solang and Beas Kund, Solang Valley attracts travellers both in winters for its snowfall and in summer for its adventurous sports. Known as a popular sightseeing spot in Manali, Solang Valley's charming views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and plains covered in snow will leave you spellbound. The elevation here is perfect for skiing and enjoying the snow. Solang Valley also houses the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied sport. The institute set up a winter skiing festival every year and also conducts classes and workshops for tourists.
Atal Tunnel is the world’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet, which has been completed in a span of 10 years. The Atal Tunnel connects Manali with Leh. The horseshoe-shaped single-tube, double-lane has many first. This spot should definitely be on your list, while you plan your trip to Manali. PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh. The PM announced that the tunnel would provide new strengths to the country’s border infrastructure. It also the country’s first tunnels which have an escape tunnel within the main tunnel because of the geography.
MANALI NATURE PARK
This is the best place for all nature lovers looking for the bliss of solitude. Your trip to Manali would be incomplete without taking a stroll through the thick cedar trees in Manali Nature Park, which borders the Beas River between Manali town and Old Manali. Being a popular Sightseeing of Manali, Nature park will provide you a dense shield from the outside world. The park is bound to give a magical, mystic feel.
Almost 3 Km away from Manali, Vashist is another interesting place to see in Manali. Famous for its inexpensive guesthouses and the best place for traveler’s hangout, Vashist is located on the opposite side of the Beas River. The Vashist temple is famous for its natural hot water spring and encloses a pyramid-shaped stone temple dedicated to Sage Vashist. The hot spring is said to have, medicinal properties, and are both famous places to visit in Manali. For a spiritual experience, do not forget to take a dip in hot water.
Devoted to Hadimba, wife of Bhima in Mahabharata, one of the five Pandava prince, this place is must visit place for mythology lovers. This shrine is built in a pagoda style around a natural cave and is surrounded by the beautiful cedar forest of Dhungri Van Vihar. The inner wall of the temple has wooden carving depicting the mythological characters, cosmic dancers, and animal designs. The alluring trees, snow-capped mountains serve as a perfect backdrop and make it best place to visit in Manali. Every year in May, a three-day fair is organized to celebrate the birthday of the goddess which sees the gathering of devotees from all around.
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