If you are in want of peace or aiming to go for some adventure then you must plan a trip to Manali. Book Manali tour package from TravelTriangle which is both economical and budget-friendly.
With some of the most beautiful views to entrance you, great resorts and hotels, amazing dishes be it local or global, and plenty of things to do to keep you occupied, Manali is the favorite choice for many. There are also plenty of places to visit nearby as well, making it a suitable place to stay for a while, before commencing with your onward journey. Rest assured, a visit to Manali will refresh you, mind, body and soul. A Manali package will surely create beautiful memories for you and your friends.
10 Best Tourist Places to Explore in a Manali Tour Package
1. Solang Valley
What’s Special: Adventure Sports; Scenic Views
Nearby Attractions: Anjani Mahadev Temple; Solang Ropeway & Ski Center
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Major Attractions: Meadows; Adventure Sports Center
Distance From City: 14 km
Transportation Options: Bus; Taxi
Solang Valley is often visited by adventure seekers and nature lovers as it's a valley indebted with picturesque landscapes. One can partake in skiing, zorbing, paragliding, zip-lining, snow scootering, etc. Moreover, one can also enjoy camping and cable car rides. Be it summers or winters, Solang Valley always has something for everyone. In all, it is a tranquil valley that must be visited on your trip to Manali.
2. Bhrigu Lake
What’s Special: Peaceful Lake
Nearby Attractions: Manali; Solang Valley; Kullu
Timings: Open 24/7
Major Attractions: Lake
Distance From City: 18.4 km
Transportation Options: Trek
Situated at an elevation of 4,300 meters, Bhrigu Lake offers a spectacular sight of pristine blue in summers and snow-clad in winters. It is situated at a distance of 67.8 km from the Rohtang Pass. There are many trekking trails that lead to this lake. The duration between the months of June and September is apt for going on a trek to Bhrigu Lake. The trek covers a distance of 20 km. The trek takes you through meadows to Oak and Rhododendron forest, thus, making it apt for nature lovers.
3. Beas Kund
What’s Special: Trekking trails; Lake
Nearby Attractions: Hampta Pass; Vashisht Village; Hidimba Devi Temple; Manu Temple
Timings: Open 24/7
Major Attractions: Lake
Distance From City: 17.1 km
Transportation Options: Treks
A trek to Beas Kund is another intriguing experience hiking in the wilderness in Himachal. It is also termed as a scared destination as it is from where the Beas river originates. Moreover, the place is apt for camping. From here, one can enjoy spectacular views of a starry sky.
4. Arjun Gufa
What’s Special: Ancient Cave
Nearby Attractions: Kunt Bhayo Lake; Kunti Mata Temple; Naggar Castle
Timings: Open 24 hours (Preferred Timings: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
Major Attractions: Ancient Cave
Distance From City: 21 km
Transportation Options: Trek; Walk
If you are someone who loves history and mystery, then a must-visit place that should be a part of your Manali tour package is Arjun Gufa which is a holy cave and it is said that it was a meditation site for King Arjun, one of the Pandavas.
5. Manali National Park
What’s Special: Deodar Trees; Cedar Trees; Monal; Musk deer
Nearby Attractions: Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Jogini Falls, Nehru Kund
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Major Attractions: Deodar Trees; Cedar Trees; Monal; Musk deer
Distance From City: 1.2 km
Transportation Options: Bus; Taxi; Flight
The best time to visit the park is from May to October as the weather is pleasant at that time. A little stroll in the park, which is set on the banks of Beas, definitely brings one closer to nature. The park, filled with picturesque landscape, is encircled by tall and majestic deodar and cedar trees. Don't forget to carry binoculars as if one is lucky enough one can spot the national bird of Himachal Pradesh, the Manual Pheasant. The place is densely covered with Deodar, Kail, Horse Chestnut, Walnut, and Maple. When the sunlight passes through these tall, majestic trees, it instantly lights up the pastures. The authorities also educate the visitors about the National Park and animal behaviour.
6. Mall Road
What’s Special: Shopping Street
Nearby Attractions: Manu Temple; Hadimba Devi Temple; Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
Timings: Open 24 Hours (Preferred Timings: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Major Attractions: Restaurants; Local Shops; Cafes
Distance From City: 200 meters
Transportation Options: Taxi
Mall Road is where you will find a plethora of restaurants, local shops; eccentric cafes, and hotels. If you wish to explore the many charms of local goods in Manali all in one place and make your Holiday in Manali exciting, then the Mall road is a must-visit. It is best explored by foot at a steady pace.
7. Himalayan Nyinmapa Tibetan
What’s Special: Buddhist temple in Manali
Nearby Attractions: Hadimba Devi Temple; Van Vihar; Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Major Attractions: Tibetan monastery
Distance From City: 900 meters
Transportation Options: Bus; Taxi
Himalayan Nyinmapa Tibetan is one of the most visited places in Manali. It is a Tibetan Monastery where one can go for some time in serenity. There is no entry fee to visit Himalayan Nyinmapa Tibetan, however, if one wishes to take pictures, then one will be charged Rs 20.
8. Hidimba Devi Temple
What’s Special: Hindu temple in Manali
Nearby Attractions: Ghatotkach Tree Temple; Manu Temple; Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Major Attractions: Temple; Cave
Distance From City: 2.7 km
Transportation Options: Bus; Taxi
Hidimba Devi Temple is one of the most visited places in Manali. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi. As per local legends, it is a place where Hidimba Devi resided for a period of time. The intriguing architectural style of the temple also sparks the interest of many people. The temple holds prestigious value and is often visited by travellers of all kinds.
9. Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
What’s Special: Hindu temples, national parks
Nearby Attractions: Hidimba Devi Temple; Ghatotkach Tree Temple; Manali Nature Park
Timings: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Major Attractions: Traditional objects; Building models
Distance From City: 2.9 km
Transportation Options: Taxi; Auto rickshaw
If you wish to take a closer look at the heritage and culture of Himachal, then you should definitely plan a trip to the Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Here, you will see in display antique artifacts, handicrafts, local art, musical instruments, traditional household items, traditional apparel, traditional jewelry, etc.
10. Rohtang Pass
What’s Special: High mountain pass; Adventure sports
Nearby Attractions: Nehru Kund; Vashist hot water springs; Hidimba Temple
Timings: Throughout the day
Major Attractions: Mountain Pass
Distance From City: 51.2 km
Transportation Options: Taxi; Car
Rohtang Pass is one of the major places in Manali to experience snowfall. The pass is covered with snowfall throughout the year. People visit the pass for adventures like motorbike ride, snowboarding, skiing, etc. However, it is recommended to always check the weather forecast before planning a trip to Rohtang Pass.
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Best Time To Explore Manali Tour Packages
The perfect time to beat the summer heat and indulge in adventure sports in the Solang Valley is from March to June when the weather is pleasant and paragliding, rafting, trekking are on the cards. Although Manali receives visitors throughout the year, it is recommended that travelers take account of the current weather in Manali whenever they plan for a holiday.
The time between July and mid-September constitutes the monsoon season in Manali. During this time, Manali receives the least tourist footfall since the city receives strong downpours during this season. Therefore, it is best to avoid this time of the year.
The weather is a crucial aspect to understand when visiting the charming hills of Manali. The best time to visit Manali is from October to February. During this time, you will also get to enjoy snowfall. Therefore, one can also partake in winter sports such as skiing and snow scooter. However, one must take into consideration the weather forecast before planning a trip to Manali.
How To Reach Manali?
Listed below are different modes of transport through which one can reach Manali:
The nearest domestic airport to Manali is Kullu-Manali Airport (KUU) in Bhuntar, which is located at a distance of 50 km from Manali. Regular flights connect the airport to Delhi and Chandigarh. You can book a cab or a taxi to go to Manali from the airport which should take about 2 hours to reach your destination.For tourists coming from other countries, the nearest international airport to Manali is Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi.
To reach Manali by railways you have to get down at the nearest railway station to Manali which is Joginder Nagar Railway Station at a distance of 162.6 km from Manali.There is no direct rail connectivity of this station to major cities in India. You have to first take a train to Pathankot and then take another train from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar Railway Station. You can take a taxi from the railway station which will take around 4.5 to 5 hours for you to reach Manali. You can also take a train till Chandigarh Railway Station and then opt for a cab or a bus from there. It is a better option as there are a number of trains going to Chandigarh Railway Station connecting a number of major Indian cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Kolkata, Madurai, Lucknow and many more.
It should be a beautiful journey if you are travelling by road with scenic views of the mountains and the river. You can opt to self drive or hire a taxi. Make sure the driver knows how to drive on hills as there are some sharp cuts en-route. Moreover, there are a number of state buses as well as private buses plying to Manali. Semi-sleeper Volvo buses are very common going to Manali and are easily available.
Being a major tourist hub in India, Manali has a fairly good transportation system. Tourists can choose to travel by cabs, private buses, or public transport. Taxi cabs can be easily booked and rented to tour the entire city on economic rates. Tourists also have an option to rent vehicles, majorly bikes, and scooters, on day wise basis, and can enjoy riding across the hilly terrain, amidst the lush green landscapes.
The tour packages for Manali include a full-fledged tour itinerary that ensures a planned, organized, and hassle-free holiday. These itineraries are specially crafted by TravelTriangle’s travel experts, keeping in mind, the needs and requirements of the travelers. Therefore, a number of facilities such as sightseeing tours, outdoor activities, luxurious and comfortable accommodations, and hassle-free transfers are included in the packages. Moreover, these itineraries can be customized according to the traveler's preferences as well.
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