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8 Best Manali Sightseeing & Attractions

August 5, 2019

The salubrious air of the valley fills the doting old people with energy to spend the rest of their evenings of life happily devoid of any ailments associated with old age. The backpacking capital of India has easily become one of the most popular hill stations with tourists to go visit during summer and winter as well. Here are the 8 must visit places meant for the perfect Manali sightseeing trip!

 

1. The Rohtang Pass

 

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Located at a height of 3979 metres and at a distance of 51 kms from Manali, Rohtang Pass is on the highway to Keylong/Leh. The best time to visit the pass is between May/June to October/November. Also, in the month of May, Rohtang becomes a hotspot for adventure enthusiasts. Tourists can go for various thrilling activities like snow scooter, skiing and mountain biking. Nature lovers can enjoy beautiful views of glaciers, peaks and the Chandra river that flows down in the Lahaul valley. Moreover, there is a waterfall named as Rahala, which is located at a distance of 16 kms from Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass. This waterfall flows down from an altitude of 2,500 metres making it look amazingly wonderful. Photography buffs must visit this pass because they get to click one of the most beautiful pictures of nature.

 

2. The Beas River

 

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The stunning Beas river enhances the enchanting nature of Manali with its clear blue waters flowing down with great speed and hitting the sturdy boulders on its way. The magnificence of this river has made it a popular sightseeing in Manali. Moreover, the adventurous river rafting offered by the Beas river is another major reason as to why tourists of various places are drawn to this fairyland. You need to witness this remarkable river for an unmatched experience.

 

3. A day trip to Parvati Valley

 

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Get ready to be mesmerised by the aura of the Parvati Valley, it is difficult to presume that tranquillity and peace can waft through the air. The Parvati Valley circuit is the perfect brew to calm an agitated soul. The crisp mountain air, couple with the delicious Israeli food, with the smell of burning herbs coursing through the otherwise unpolluted air, make up the so-called “Amsterdam of India.” Before you make any presumptions about the hippie paradise, you ought to slow down and enjoy the slow pace of life in one of the loveliest Himalayan Valleys in India.

 

4. Take a Himalayan Spa

 

Himachal Pradesh is famous for her valleys as well as her springs of unparalleled quality. Beat the cold of Manali and spend time in this enchanting hot water springs. Embrace the heat of this beautiful and pristine waters, set amidst the virgin valleys of the Vashist village. It is also said that taking bath in this hot water is good for skin diseases.

 

6. Old Manali

 

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Swaying eucalyptus, lovely roads, sweet little eateries, small kitschy market places, and cafes that serve your favourite continental food at unbelievably low prices, the serenity of Old Manali is only disturbed by twittering birds and the sound of the gushing waters of the Kullu River.

 

6. Himalayan Caravan Adventure

 

From trekking to paragliding, mountain biking, jeep safaris and rafting, Himalayan Caravan Adventure offers you many adventure activities. With customised tours and tailor-made holiday packages, this company attracts countless adventure-seekers every year. They also factor in the local weather, as well as on-ground conditions and modify your itinerary accordingly.

 

7. Solang Valley

 

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Be it summers or be it winters, Solang Valley is one of the most gorgeous and adventurous places to visit in Manali. It’s not just another skiing paradise, but a lot more than that when it comes to the unique experiences it offers. So, irrespective of whether you’re an adventurous junkie or a calm nature admirer, this is the best place to visit for your next holiday. It is worth visiting all-round the year, hence, this place is the perfect holiday destination. While the snow enhances the beauty of Solang Valley in December, the summers here flaunt warm afternoons, and cold mornings & evenings.

 

8. Naggar Castle

 

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Located in Naggar Town, amidst breathtaking forested hills, the Naggar Castle is a magnificent historical edifice. Once the residence of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu, this castle is an amalgamation of European and Himalayan architecture. Fireplaces, fitting staircases, and magnificent stone and wood works grace the castle’s interiors.

 

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