Manali, amidst the hilly slopes, is a paradise for mountain lovers with spell-binding views, charming streams, the fairy-tale-like fog surrounding little hidden cottages, and a lingering scent of pines and freshness. Oh, and you can ride a yak or ride your bike up the famous Rohtang pass to Leh, the valley of the gods.

Best time to visit Kullu & Manali.

If you like cold then you mist visit during January and you will experience fresh snowfall at that time.otherwise October to February winter season and is considered to be the best time to visit Kullu & Manali.

 Amazing hill station near Manali, you should add in your itinerary.

1. Shimla


     3. Manikaran-

    Manikaran is famous gurudwara and not only attracts the trekkers and explorer but also pilgrims too. People all soothe world come here to take a holy dip in the hot springs water around the manikaran.

     4. Dalhousie-      

       Splendid Panasonic view of lush emerald green trees and beautiful stone edge Mountains covered with some snow make it truly Heaven. This place is truly divine for a true nature lover.

      5. Chail-

      Chail, a beautiful mesmerizing place, where deodar and pine trees uniformly planted covered with little fresh snow makes you feel like you entered in the land of wonders. People all over the world come here to explore and experience the royal treatment at chain Palace. So if you are looking for something cosy, majestic, peaceful and beauty then chail is best.

       6. Solan-  

      Mushrooms lovers that's your place!!!! Yeah right, solan is known as the mushroom capital of the country as it the mass producer of some high-quality mushrooms. This place is totally unexplored and undiscovered, you must think of going solan.And also bros and sis....solan is known of it's one of the oldest breweries as well. So, don't think exploring solar on next trip is a must?

      7.  Mcleodganj

      8. Bir biling-

      Bir-biling two tiny villages of Dharamshala, a well-known destination of paragliding located here in the heart of Himalayas. And also this place is famous for monasteries. The scenic beauty and anatomic view mailing this place even more peaceful and blissful 

      9. Gulaba -

 Gulaba is a small town near Manali. Flanked by the picturesque view and snow-capped mountains. This place is full of natural scenic beauty. 

 10.  Naggar

Nagar can be counted as a virgin beauty in and around Manali is not a lot of travellers visit here. The picturesque view of Naggar and the Beas river treat your eyes well. Just like Manali this place has not plenty of travellers but this place has its own charm and a perfect place for those who want to spend some quality time with our loved ones or for the ones looking for solitude then this place is a perfect hideout.

A blissful escapade- Breathtaking waterfall in Manali.

1.     Jogini falls

2.     Rahala waterfall.

3.     Jana waterfalls.

4.     Rozy waterfalls.

Best Picnic Spots near Manali

Since there could be a lot of confusion in people’s minds about the destinations for a picnic around Manali, we thought we’d sort out some of the best ones that are worth visiting around. Take a look at the below-mentioned spots.

1. Hadimba Temple .

Hadima temple is dedicated to the wife of Pandu’s son, Bhima. Even though it is a temple but there is lot of space where you can spend a day with your families and friends. The most amazing feature of this place is its surroundings. 

Even though this is a temple, there is a lot of space around that lets you host amazing picnics with your friends and family. For those wondering what this place is, the Distance from Manali: Hadimba temple is a spot dedicated to the wife of Pandu’s son, Bhima. The most striking feature of the place is its surroundings. Given that it is located amidst the Dhungri forest, the entire place is surrounded by a wide range of pine trees and lush greenery, making this a worthy visit unlike anything else. Once you are done admiring the beautiful architecture of the place, you can sit down and host a picnic then and there.

2. Hampta Pass .

The Hampta pass trek is a 25 km trek hiked over a period of 6 days in the Himalayas. The trek is in the state of Himachal Pradesh and is easily accessible from Manali.  If you’re a beginner to a Himalayan trek, Hampta pass is a good choice. Having said that, since you go all the way u pto 14,000 ft, this requires a good amount of preparation. 

3. Club House .

One of the most popular picnic spots near Manali has to be the Club House. This is a multipurpose spot and you are likely going to experience several activities around, making this one of the best spots to host yourself a picnic. Apart from the picnic, the place also hosts a variety of indoor and outdoor games and activities that one can take part in. It is located near to Manalsu Nallah and is one of the most popular recreational sites near Manali. It also does have a very heavy British influence when it comes to architecture, making this stand out even further.

4. Van Vihar .

Deodar trees touching the sky and laid by a dense carpet of vivid shades of green, this place is heaven for the nature lovers. This place is also know as the van vihar national park, it is maintained by the municipality corporation of the city and is located near the Mall road making it easily accessible.
The favourite attraction of this park is a sparkling man-made lake that rests in the middle of the lush green landscape and brings the entire vicinity to life!  Boating on the placid waters of the lake at Van Vihar and witnessing the mesmerising allure of the towering deodar trees will instil a beautiful sense of calm within you. 



Talking about the rich and diverse cultures and traditions, here are a few famous temples in Manali that should be on your list when you are visiting this beautiful place.

  • Hadimba Temple
  • Gauri Shankar temple
  • Jamula Temple
  • Siyali Temple
  • Ghatotkatch Temple
  • Manu Temple
  • Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist
  • Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist, 
  • Bijli Mahadeb Temple
  • Gayatri Temple
  • Vashisht Temple Manali


  • Museum Of Himachal Culture & Folk Art: Explore The Past
  • Shri Hari Yoga Ashram: Practice Some Yoga
  • ManaliWildlifeSanctuary:Ride A Yak
  • Rohtang Pass: Go On A Bike Ride
  • Tibetan Monastery: Pay A Visit For Peace and Pleasure
  • Manu Market: Shop Your Heart Out
  • River Rafting: Time To Indulge In Some Thrill
  • Skiing at Solang Nullah: Time To Play In The Snow
  • Mall Road: Take A Stroll & Shop Your Heart Out
  • Riverside Camping: For The Utmost Fun
  • Mountain Biking: Try Something Different
  • Apple Orchards: For The Nature Lovers
  • Old Manali: Enjoy The Nightlife & Shop Till You Drop
  • Nature Walk: Stroll Amidst The Cedar Trees
  • Shawl Factories: Witness The Production
  • Winter Carnival: Be A Part Of The Festivities!
  • Waterfalls: Listen To The Music
  • Adventure Sports: Indulge In Exciting Activities.



1.Cafe 1947.

Must Try: Pizzas and burgers
Timings: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM everyday, For Two: INR 500
Location: Old Manali.

2. Café Meraki

Must Try: Momos, burgers, and fries
Timings: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Manu Temple Road, Manali.

3.Drifiter café.

Must Try: Egg benedict, waffles, and pancakes
Timings: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Manu Temple Road, Old Manali.


Must Try: Wood-fired pizzas and lasagne
Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Log Huts Road, Manali.

5. Dylan’s Toasted And Roasted Coffee House.

Must Try: Breakfast menu and coffee
Timings: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM (closed on Sunday)
Location: Old Manali, Manali.


Must Try: Pasta, Chicken & hummus pita bread, and smoothies
Timings: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Location: Manu Temple Road, VPO, Old Manali.


Must Try: Pizzas and shakes
Timings: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Near Vashisht Temple, Manali.


Must Try: Desserts, Coffee
Timings: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: VPO Aleo, Kullu-Nagar, Road, Manali.


Must Try: Spring rolls, Sushi, Trout
Timings: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM (closed on Mondays)
Location: Manu Temple Road, Old Manali.


Must Try: Hot Chocolate and Thin Crust Pizza
Timings: 7:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Location: Tempe Road, Manali






1. Apple country resort.

2. Kalista resort.

3. Vivan sunrise resort.

4.Solang valley resort.

5.La Si Ra resort.

6. Snowflakes resort.


1. Hotel parvati valley.

2. Negi’s nest hotel.

3. The rainbow inn.

4. Hotel parvati cottage.

5. Hotel Hillcrest.


1.Span resort and spa.

2. Manu allaya resort

3. The Himalayan.

4. Rock manali hotel and spa.

6. White meadows manali.

7. Banon resort manali.

8. Hotel orchard green.



1.What is the famous food of Himachal Pradesh?

 Famous food of himachal Pradesh includes all kinds of lentil, meat and cereal preparations. An everyday meal in their cuisine comprises of the common North Indian food – chawal, dal, sabzi, roti.

2. which are the best things to buy in Manali?

Shopping is one of the best things to do in Manali. The market there is quite popular for buying Tibetan and Himalayan Handicrafts, quirky Indian wear, Kinnauri and Kullu shawls, Kullu caps, Dorje and many more things.

3. What is there to do in Manali at night?

There is not a ton of things to do in Manali at night. However, there are places where you can chill and hang out on chilly nights. One can visit the restaurants and cafes and enjoy the great food and beverages or simply you can shake a leg at the most fancy clubs.

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