Manali Travel Guide from Shimla

Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in Himachal Pradesh. Tourism in Manali offers complete satisfaction as far as the tourism is concerned.Manali Is Famous because of, adventure sports like paragliding , Hot air elsius , river rafting , trekking is famous among tourists.

Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. Manali is enveloped with Green thick forests of pine and oak trees. There are undulating fields of wild berries, fruit laden orchards and quaint hamlets that complement the natural beauty.

How to Reach:

Manali, the princely state of Himachal Pradesh is well connected with most of the neighboring cities like Shimla, Kullu, Chandigarh and Delhi.

Distance from Shimla to Manali – 247kms

Distance From Kullu to Manali – 40kms

Distance from Chandigarh to Manali – 305kms

Distance from Delhi To Manali – 553Kms

Best time to visit Manali:

September to February:  is the Best winter Season to enjoy manali. The temperature during summers usually varies in between ten-degree elsius to twenty-five-degree Celsius.

July to August: The season of Monsoon can be tricky as the region face heavy rainfall which sometimes can lead to landslides. Considering this a lot of tourists prefer not to travel to Manali.

Top places to Visit in kullu Manali

Rohtang Pass: This is Located at a distance of just 51 kilometres from the main town, Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. This mountain slope is so beautiful that people from every corner of the country visit this place to take part in adventure sports such as skiing, ice-skating, paragliding, etc.

Many blockbusters ranging from ‘Jab We Met’ to ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ have been shot here.

Entrance fee – No entry fees

Visiting Time – Closed on Tuesdays and from Nov to April due to Weather. Reopens Mid may.

Visit Duration – 3 to 4 hours

Hadimba Temple: Hadimba Temple is one of the best places to visit in Manali and is located amid a beautiful deodar forest on top of a hill in Manali. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Hadimba who was also the wife of the strongest of the Pandava brothers, Bhima. The mud walls are covered with stone work.

Entrance fee – No entry fees

Visiting Time- 8.00AM – 6.00 PM (Daily)

Visit Duration – 1-2 hours 

Vashist Hot Water Springs: Vashist Temple in Manali is dedicated to sage Vashishta across the River Beas. It is among the most famous places to visit in Manali. Inside the temple there is a black stone image of the Rishi wearing dhoti. The Vashist temple is decorated with excellent and beautiful carvings on wood. Many people visit Vashisht every day to take a dip in these hot springs.

Entrance fee – No entry fees

Visiting Time- 6.00AM – 10.00 PM

Visit Duration – 30minutes to1 hours

Solang Valley: This valley is Located at a distance of 13 kms from Manali. This Solang Valley lies between Solang village and Beas Kund which offers a beautiful view of glaciers and snow capped mountains. A favorite for adventure enthusiasts, Parachuting to paragliding, horse riding to driving mini open jeeps specially available for tourists.

Entrance fee – Zorbing(500 per person).

Rope Way(500 Per Person), Paragliding(1200 Per person)

Visiting Time- 10.00AM – 6.00 PM

Visit Duration – 3 to 4hours

Siyali Mahadev Temple: This magnificent temple is located approximately 15 kilometers away from Kullu on the banks of the River Beas. This is built in a pyramid style and houses a large “Yoni-Lingam” idol representing Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Devotees can also visit the three sided temple, which is just outside the main shrine.

Entrance fee – No entry fees

Visiting Time- 6.00AM – 7.00 PM

Visit Duration – 1-2 hours

Sultanpur Palace: Sultanpur Palace is the residence of erstwhile rulers of Kullu Valley and a great sightseeing option in Kullu Manali. It houses some splendid miniature paintings that show the timeline of growth of Kullu Manali. The famous Raghunathji temple stands nearby.

Entrance fee – 30 per Person

Visiting Time- 7.00AM – 7.00 PM

Visit Duration – 1-2 hours

Bijli Mahadev Temple: Bijli Mahadev Temple is a huge temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Often called as the ‘Temple of Lightening’, this temple is famous among locals and tourists for the legend behind its Shiva Lingam. People in this village take care of the maintenance aspects of the temple.

Entrance fee – No entry fees

Visiting Time- 6.00AM – 8.00 PM

Visit Duration – 3 -4 hours

Beas River: River Beas, famously known as the river where Alexander the Great was forced to end his conquest of the world has emerged as a spot for adventure seekers and lovers of nature alike. The famous tourist hill station of Manali, where numerous tourists throng to enjoy a break and bask in the lap of Mother Nature, is situated on the banks of this river.

Entrance fee – No entry fees

Visiting Time Visit Before Sunset.

Visit Duration – 1-2 hours

Manali Is Famous because of, adventure sports like paragliding , Hot air elsius , river rafting , trekking is famous among tourists.