Manali is considered to be the most sought-after hill station in India. It is located around 2050 meter above the sea level. Manali is well-crafted temptress with snow-capped mountains in the backdrop and restless river. You can go skiing, trekking, river rafting, paragliding, or just relaxing in the chilly air, Manali is for everyone! If you are planning to visit Leh or Ladakh, make sure to visit Manali too. It is also Bollywood’s hottest favorite shooting destination. Filmmakers often set the views of Switzerland by shooting here in Manali. You might be lucky enough to spot a shoot in the snow if your timing is correct to reach the right place.
With high altitude and open spaces, there is no better place for Paragliding in Manali than Solang Valley.
You can also enjoy Zorbing which is relatively new kind of adventure activity in this place. You can easily see the surroundings going round by rolling down the hill in a giant plastic transparent ball. You can head to Solang valley to enjoy this activity. At one time, two individuals are strapped in single ball. Your instructor will also be there. So, no need to worry about safety.
Vashisht Village and Manikaran are well known for hot sulfur springs. If you are doing so much effort to reach this high-altitude summit, you shouldn’t miss this activity to do.
Manali is the favorite destination also for trekkers. The best time to visit Manali is from April till October if you wish to trek there. One of the most popular treks here is Hampta Pass.
Rohtang Pass is a double-crossing path but tourists are obsessed to go there. Here, you can enjoy several adventure activities like paragliding, skiing and trekking. It connects Manali to Leh and Ladakh.
If you are a tattoo fanatic, you should head to Old Manali which is flooded with tattoo parlors and quaint cafes. You can listen to some live music in the café and get a tattoo.
If you think that rafting in Manali is not a big deal because you have already done rafting in Rishikesh, you must be wrong. The icy chilled water of River Beas is strongest in Manali. You can get thrilling experience by rafting there. June is the best time to visit Manali for white water rafting.
Kasauli is a beautiful small settlement like Old Manali. Located besides Parvati River, Kasauli has cafes, small shops and restaurants serving delectable dishes. It is a cozy, soothing place to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner.
By Road – You may take an overnight bus owned by Himachal Tourism or Volvo private bus to reach Manali from Chandigarh.
By Air – Bhuntar is the nearest airport from here. It is just 50 km from Manali. Or you can fly to Chandigarh to reach there.
By Rail – Ambala and Chandigarh are the nearest train stations, located around 350 to 360 km away from here.