15 Top Tourist Places to Visit in Manali
Manali, in Himachal Pradesh, is a popular hill station nestled in the valley of the Beas River. It is a part of the Kullu district and has a moderate population. Every year it is visited by thousands of tourists who feel the need to spend some time among the hills to recover and relax. The famous Karakoram Pass is very close to this city.
Manali is beautiful tourist places to visit! Here are some of the best and most famous places to visit in Manali that will undoubtedly let you have a wonderful time on your entire trip.
1. Chandratal Lake
Chandratal Lake, also known as the Beas Kund, is a place of great historical importance. It is believed that the great sage Vyasa resided near this lake, which is the origin of the sacred river Beas and took his daily bath in the waters of this kund. Many tourists come all the way to Manali just to bathe in the waters of this lake.
Distance: Chandratal Lake is 48.2km away from the Mall road in Manali.
2. Chandrakhani Pass
This pass is used especially for hiking. The best time to visit is from May to October. After October it becomes too cold for the common Mans hobby. The pass offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The valley of Malana is connected to the Kullu valley. Many hikers staying in Manali, walk all the way through the pass to the small town of Malana.
Distance: Chandrakhani Pass is 85.3km away from the Mall road in Manali.
3. Pandoh Dam
A hydroelectric dam power generator, built on the Beas River, Pandoh Dam is one of the most beautiful man-made facilities here. The dam is managed by the Board of Bhakra Beas Management and rises to a height of 76 km above sea level. Although not exactly in Manali, this dam is on the route from Kullu Manali. This dam is one of the most beautiful tourist places to visit in Manali that can entertain you with its floating musical sound.
Distance: Pandoh Dam is 89.8km away from the Mall road in Manali.
4. Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass is one of the famous passes of the Himalayas. Not a single tourist who visits Manali is lost in this step! This connection route from Kullu to the neighboring valleys makes it an excellent picnic spot. This pass is sometimes covered in snow even in the summers! The incredible views of the snow-covered peaks you experience, which are here, will leave you breathless, sometimes literally.
Distance: Rohtang Pass is 51.0km away from the Mall road in Manali.
5. Solang Valley (Snow Point)
Solang Valley is located near Manali, between the village and the Solang Kund Beas. The valley attracts tourists for several reasons. During some religious tourists, the valley is important because of the chapel of Lord Shiva which houses, for more adventurous others the valley`s fun because it offers excellent adventure activities such as skydiving, skating/skiing, zorbing, and paragliding!
Distance: Solang Valley (Snow Point) is 12.0km away from the Mall road in Manali.
6. Mall Road
Mall street is one of the most visited sites in Manali. It`s like a bazaar full of typical people where you get to relax and buy souvenirs! The lively pressure, inclined lanes in benches on both sides by posts present a colorful picture. However, a lot of negotiation happens in stores, so don`t get ripped off! But even without negotiation, you get to buy several things like wool hats, gloves, stoles, etc.
7. The Great Himalayan National Park
The National Park of the Himalayas or the Great Jawaharlal Nehru Park, lodges some very rare species of wild fauna. The mountains surrounding the park give a spectacular natural view that contributes to half of its appeal. The park has short waterfalls and streams and lakes and several different animals, all live in their natural habitat. This is one of the best tourist places in Manali to visit that can give you a great experience.
Distance: The Great Himalayan National Park is 97.4km away from the Mall road in Manali.
8. Bijli Mahadev Temple
Bijli Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated on a high hill. This allows the temple to offer magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. While the depth droplets along the sides of their paths make some tourists dizzy, it leaves others breathless.
Distance: Bijli Mahadev Temple is 48.6km away from the Mall road in Manali.
9. Vashisht Baths
Vashisht is a small place located on the banks of the Ravi River. This place is famous for its many natural springs. Tourists who visit Manali almost always have a short trip to Vashisht to bathe in the waters of these `kunds`. This is another one of the most visited tourist places in Manali, which will make you happy all day long.
10. Hidimba Devi Temple
Hadimba Devi Temple is located on the hilltop that is surrounded by cedar forests and was built in 1553. It was made in the memory of Raksasa Hidimba, wife of Bhima (One of the Pandavas). It is built on a huge rock that was worshiped as the image of a deity. It has a striking design including carved wooden doors, three square ceilings that are covered with wooden tiles and a brass quarter cone-shaped ceiling. An amazing place to visit and appreciate the beauty of the ancient architecture of India. A few kilometers away is another temple dedicated to Ghatotkatch, son of Bhima and Hidimba, which should also be visited once to enjoy this beautiful religious place.
Distance: Hidimba Devi Temple is 2.5km away from the Mall road in Manali.
11. Jogini Falls
One of the most beautiful places to visit in Kullu Manali is Jogini Falls. This beautiful waterfall is located near the Jogini Devi Mandir, in Vashisht Village. It is a waterfall with the current that falls down to join Beas River in the Kullu Valley. It is a sacred place in the name of the goddess Jogini. It is a beautiful and quiet town that must be visited at least once to appreciate the beauty of this sacred place. If you are hungry for adventure, then this place is a must visit as you can do hiking and other activities that will help you enjoy the essence of your heart. Must be a must-see for nature lovers and photo enthusiasts.
Distance: Jogini Falls is 4.5km away from the Mall road in Manali.
12. Nehru Kund
One of the most popular tourist spots in Manali is Nehru Kund located 5 km away on the national road to Leh, in Kullu. This place is good for nature lovers and those who are lovers of photography. This place was named after the first prime minister of India, namely Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. This place is full of people who have an immense love for natural beauty. It`s a natural spring that originates from Lake Brighu, which is located high in the mountains. As its name suggests, it is believed that Jawaharlal Nehru used to drink water from this natural spring every time he had a stay in this place. Surrounded by greenery, this beautiful place Nehru Kund is one of the best places of interest in Manali.
Distance: Nehru Kund is 5.5km away from the Mall road in Manali.
13. Sultanpur Palace
It is one of the beautiful places to visit in Manali. It contains beautiful miniature paintings that are made in a wonderful mix of Pahari and colonial style that are based on different themes. These paintings represent rural backgrounds of the local population of Kullu and Manali. Previously, this palace was known as Rupi Palace, which was destroyed in an earthquake. It was later rebuilt using the remains and then named as Sultanpur Palace. This is a must for people who like to admire the beauty of ancient India and paintings.
Distance: Sultanpur Palace is 3.9km away from the Mall road in Manali.
14. Manikaran Gurudwara
Manikaran is a beautiful place located in the valley of Parvati on the river in Kullu Parvati. It is a beautiful pilgrimage center and attracts a lot of Hindus and Sikhs. A beautiful Gurudwara is present in manikaran that must be visited at least once. It is a fantabulous combination of peace and beauty. The hot spring, Prasad food and the stay of such a beautiful and peaceful place should require a good experience time. Spring water is considered auspicious and is believed to possess healing powers and other medicinal properties. It is really an impressive place for peace of mind and soul, as it is very beautiful and located in a nice place. If you visit Kullu Manali, you must pay at least one visit to this beautiful place.
Distance: Manikaran Gurudwara is 81.6km away from the Mall road in Manali.
It is a beautiful place located near the path of Rohtang Pass in Manali. It is a wonderful place and especially surprising tourism for nature lovers. In your visit to this beautiful mountain station, one of the best places to visit is Gulaba and the treasure of this beautiful place for its genius and serenity. This scenic spot is a good relief for the eyes and has been adored for its natural beauty and fascinating magical aura. The road to the Gulaba opens only in summer. The view of beautiful snow-laden mountains, the beautiful river Beas and small meadows add to the area a beauty and additional charm. This place is named after Raja Gulab Singh of Kashmir that is used to condition its fields in this beautiful place. It`s an amazing scenic place to visit for once in Manali.
Distance: Gulaba is 25.6km away from the Mall road in Manali.
Manali is nothing less than a paradise for travelers. If you like to walk, Manali should be on your visiting list.
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