Ever wished to live in heaven and looking deep into the snow-clad mountains while resting on the beautiful ever-flowing river? You can do all this and much more in Manali, the heaven on earth. So pack your bags as I get walk through various destinations and activities that can be done in Manali. The Rohtang Pass, which acts as the Indo-Tibet border is a beautiful place completely covered with snow gives you a chill down the spine with its sub-zero temperature. From the culinary delight to accommodation, sightseeing to adventure you can have it all if planned and executed judiciously like finalizing your service provider and booking tickets in advance. Himachal Pradesh is one of the best sought after destinations for holiday, honeymooning and adventure in the picturesque hills that not only provide a treat to the eyes but also act as a wonderful destination for skiers. You can opt for a quick escapade to the snow-capped valleys for 3 nights starting from Delhi to Manali on a road trip enjoying the stunning visuals that are sure to be a treat to the sore eyes. Rest for a while and take your backpack and head to the local attractions.
Local Attractions in Manali
Solang Valley – Located 30 minutes away from Manali, Solang valley is always bustling both in Winter for the snow and skiing opportunities and in the summer for other adventure sports. Between January to march visitors throng the valley for the skiing activities that take place here.
Hadimba temple – The temple is for Hidimba, wife of Bhima. It is located in a serene and peaceful atmosphere surrounded by tall pine trees. The temple is well-known for its intricate architecture and the idols are made of brass.
As Manali is situated on the border between India and Tibet, the Tibetan population in Manali is quite plenty. Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa are the famous Tibetan monasteries that draw a lot of tourists for the Tibetan art and craft displayed here.
Manu temple – This temple is located 3 kilometers away from Mall road and is famous for the greenery and natural beauty of this region.
Clubhouse – The clubhouse is famous for the adventure activities and the delicious food offered by the in-house restaurant. Activities provided here include table tennis, carom, Karting, and river-crossing.
Having given you the list of best places to visit in Manali it is now time to look at the hotels in Manali where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the boundless beauty of this paradise
Solang Valley Resort
The resort is located in a perfect location where you can unwind looking at the ever flowing Beas river and vertical pine forest. The hotel is just 8 km away from the bus terminus and is equipped with 50 fully facilitated rooms. We can opt for valley facing Orchard bungalow, river facing The river retreat or the glacier facing Glacier point to stay.
Hotel span Resort and spa are just 14 km from Manali city and 510 km from Delhi. The destination is present in the woods, which gives an elegant look to this hotel. Away from the bustling city, this resort has vintage cottages sandwiched between the river and snow-capped hills making it a heaven for real.
The resort has a film library for movie buffs and riverside spa to rejuvenate your mind and body. The resort also provides interesting outdoor activities for its inmates.
Hotel Holiday Inn
This hotel offers compact and comfortable cottages with thatched roofs to the visitors and is completely surrounded by breathtaking mountains on all sides. The rooms open to the mesmerizing view of the Pirpanjal range. The hotel also houses a spa which provides Oriental, Ayurvedic and Traditional Spa services.
Hotel Manu Allaya
This place can very well be called a honeymoon paradise for the jaw-dropping view of the natural greenery, snow-white mountains and the hypnotizing aroma of eucalyptus. You feel completely out of the world here. The hotel also boasts of classy banquet halls and extraordinary cuisines.
Apple country resort
If you love taking a calm stroll across the foothills of the mountain while enjoying some breathtaking visuals of snow-covered meadows, then this place is ideal for you. The resort is just 1.5 km away from the city of Manali. The impeccable mountains offer fresh air that penetrates your mind and body and gives you a surreal bliss. The sweet aroma of apple valleys makes your stay even more enchanting.
Riverside Country resort
Located at the foothills of the Himalayas, the resort is surrounded by tall pine forest just above the Beas river. The serenity of this place is so pure that one can feel completely unwound from the monotonous and stressful city life. The resort not only provides a wonderful stay but also satisfies the lust for sports by providing the inmates with various activities and also a jogging track to keep them fit. The hotel also offers an exercise room with a massage therapist, steam room, game room and a pool table.
Hotel River Crescent
The name is attributed the mystic lullaby of the river sound, the mind-blowing fragrance from the apple orchard and fresh air gushing from the surrounding mountains. It is a hub for energetic youth as the resort offers trekking, skiing, river rafting and biking to satiate their adventurous nerves.
Hotel Banon tree
If you are looking for a luxurious and upscale getaway, this is your destination. The hotel is just 50 km from Kullu airport. This is a perfect romantic destination with vast living areas, intricate wooden walls, and floors that provide the much-needed warmth and coziness. The mini bars attract tourists from all around the world and the restaurant offers Indian, Chinese and European delicacies.
All that is planned well ends well. So plan your trip well in advance to avoid confusions and mishaps. Manali has everything to cater to people with different needs. Manali is famous not only for the breathtaking and stunning natural beauty that the place is blessed with but also for the various adventure sports happening here. Pack your bags and get ready for the once in a lifetime experience of giving up your soul to the enchanting mountains and snow-covered glaciers in Manali, the heaven on earth.