Travel guide: Kullu & Manali.


When did you last with to get away from the Daily monotonous? 

If your desire is for a cool and cozy tourist destination. Kullu & Manali trip is beat suggestion for you.

This Manali travel blog has all the answer you seek.


Kullu Manali is popular hill station. It is situated on high altitude Himalayan mountains in  incredible state of Himachal Pradesh. This place is particularly famous for trekking, campaigning, river rafting and skiing. It offers you panoramic view of the majestic hills covered with deodar and pine trees.

This backpacking and honeymoon destination is mesmerising  and magnificent. So let's start with how to reach there.


By Road :

You can take a direct bus from Chandigarh, Delhi and Shimla. I'll suggest you to take taxi or your own car. You will enjoy the whole journey and able to see mesmerising snow-capped peaks, lush green vegetation and also plus point you can stop where you like and take picture of yourself.


1. Chandigarh to Kullu Manali- 289km

2. Delhi to Kullu Manali- 536 km

3. Haryana to Kullu Manali- 491 km

4. Shimla to Kullu Manali- 244 km


You can also take flight from Chandigarh, Pathankot, Dharamshala, Shimla, and from the capital City Delhi.


1. Great Himalayan National Park.

Spread over an area of 754 square kms at an altitude of 6000 meters, Great Himalayan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was established in 1984. Featuring four valleys named Sainj Valley, Tirthan Valley, Jiwa Nal Valley, and the Parvati Valley, Great Himalayan National Park is one of the best tourist attractions in Kullu. They are all famous for their natural and scenic beauty and the park is home to more than 375 species of fauna, 31 species of mammals, and 181 species of birds. Being one of the must-visit places to visit in Kullu, the National Park is also a wonderful place to relax and unwind.If you want to witness the eternal beauty of Kullu then you must try out these things to do in Kullu in May.

Location: Kullu District, Shamshi, Himachal Pradesh 175126
Timings: 24 Hours
Famous For: Being a UNESCO World Heritage site
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

2. Manikaran.

Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley and is known for being an important pilgrimage destination for both Sikhs and Hindus and there are many things to do in Manikaran. The hot springs, religious attractions, and beautiful surroundings draw tourists from far and wide. According to the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Ji performed several miracles, and Hindus believe that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati stayed for almost 1100 years at this well-known Kullu tourist spot. This Gurudwara is also mentioned in the ‘Twelfth Guru Khalsa’ by Giani Gian Sikh which makes it more significant for its disciples.

Best Time To Visit: October-June 
Ideal Duration: 1 Day
Location: Parvati Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh
Timings: 5 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm
Famous For: For its hot springs
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

3. Friendship Peak.

Friendship Peak is one of the many places to visit in Kullu Manali which is famous for offering umpteen number of opportunities for trekking. Standing tall at an elevation of 5,289 meters in the Pir Panjal Range of Himachal Pradesh, trekking to the Friendship Peak will take you on a journey through the beautiful Solang valley, alpine meadows, thick forests, colorful orchards, and gushing streams. Moreover, it is a thrilling journey to climb such a steep altitude over the thick bed of snow and walking over glaciers and narrow ridges.

Location: Pir Panjal Range, Beas Kund Area, Manali, Manali Tehsil, India
Timings: Open 24 hours
Famous For: Trekking
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

4. Chandrakhni Paas.

Set on the left banks of River Beas, the Chandrakhani pass is one of the famous places to see in Kullu and enjoy the scenic beauty of nature. The valley has fertile fields, evergreen thickets, and crystal clear gushing waters. Perched at a height of 3600 meters in the Parvati Valley, the Chandrakhani pass is a favorite paradise for those who seek natural beauty with the massive mountains and valleys in the backdrop.

Best Time To Visit: mid June to early October
Location: East of Katrain, Kullu 175101, India
Timings: Open 24 hours
Famous For: Scenic beauty and its height
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

5. Bhrigu Lake.

Imagine blue waters amidst white snow that too on mountains? Wouldn’t be an amazing sight to see? If you are willing to see this sight yourself then you can visit Bhrigu Lake in Kullu. It is one of the perfect tourist places in Kullu if you are looking for a short weekend trek. The lake is situated at an impressive altitude of 14,000 feet which gives an amazing view of valleys covered with snow in winter.

Best Time To Visit: Mid May – October
Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India
Timings: Open 24 hours
Famous For: Short weekend treks
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

6. Bhuntar.

Generally overlooked as a town in Manali, Bhuntar is one of the top places to visit in Kullu. If you want to have an ideal break away from the Manali crowd then Bhuntar is   the place to be. The town not only houses an airport but also ATMs. Bhuntar never falls short of basic services and surprises tourists with the ease-of-living.

Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year
Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Timings: Open 24 hours
Famous For: Being the ideal getaway
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

7. Naggar.

Looking for a quaint town in Kullu? Look no further than Naggar which is an unexplored town in the Kullu district. The town gives you plenty of time to explore the lanes yourself and enliven yourself in the mountains. It is one of the best Kullu places to visit  where you can spend as many days as you want.

Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year
Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Timings: Open 24 hours
Famous For: Being a quaint, little town where you can be away from hustle bustle
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

8. Kheerganga National Park.

Another one of the famous tourist places in Kullu is the Kheerganga National Park which is one amongst the most beautiful national parks in India. With a gorgeous landscape, lush green hills and dense forests, Kheerganga National Park is a visual delight for visitors. 

Best Time To Visit: April to June and September to November
Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh 175134
Timings: 24 hours
Famous For: For being one of the most beautiful national parks across the country
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

9. Parvati Valley Trek.

If you are one of them who craves adventure and have passion for treks then Parvati Valley Trek will be a perfect pick for you. The stunning views around will not only leave you enthralled by the eye-catching beauty of it but also filled with a lot of challenges it throws at you at every corner you visit. 

Though the trail is not well laid, you will feel the thrill that it brings to you is absolutely unmatched to any other trails of trek. The Parvati Valley Trek is quite a long as well as taxing one, however when you will finish this trek, the feeling of the achievement is truly invigorating. While on the trail of the trek and as the altitude increases, you will be enthralled by the beauty of surroundings combining dense forest, a plethora of  gushing streams and lush green meadows. 

Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Timings: 12 days trek
Famous For: Long trek
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

10. Malana.

Isolated from the rest of the entire world, there is a village in Malana Nala and it is the side valley of the Parvati peak. Commonly known as Malana Village   or Malana, this place is situated in the Kullu district. Malana is famous for strong religious belief and culture with a lot of sentiments which are embedded in the past. Also, it is needless to mention that this place means a lot for the people who seek spiritual advice for themselves. Malana is a perfect place to visit for those who are true lovers for adventure as the route to Malana is well known for trekking.At the trekking route people will be amazed by the lush deodar greenery along with mesmerising views of Malana Dam.

Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Timings: NA
Famous For: For culture and religious belief
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

11. Pin  Bhaba Pass Trek.

After considering the locations for all trek points among all Kullu tourist places, Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is a popular one among all the trek lovers. Though it is a challenging trek, people who love trekking will definitely plan for this. Situated at the elevation of 4,865 meters, this bhaba pass trek is like a bridge in between Spiti and Kinnaur. If you are planning for this trek, you will have to start your journey at the village Kafnu and then the trail for this trek will keep you engaged experiencing a dramatic changes in the landscapes at its each turn. 

When you are making your pathway through the apple orchards, the gleaming streams, the dark woods and ethereal scenic beauty of Himachal Pradesh will leave you spellbound. The Tibetan Monasteries, Bhaba river and camping beside the Chandratal Lake will make this trek distinctive from any other treks. Apart from this, other attractions of Pin Bhabha Pass Trek include the snow-capped mountains, river through logs and many more.  Among all the tourist places in Kullu or specifically speaking the tough trek points, Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is considered as one of the best trek points. 

Best Time To Visit: May and October
Ideal Duration: 5 Days
Location: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Timings: 5 days trek
Famous For: Adventure Sports
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation

 12. Tirthan Valley.

One of the best places near Kullu is the scenic Tirthan Valley which embraces everything that nature has to offer. It is nestled at an altitude of 1,600 metres above the sea level and awaits adventure seekers as well as couples who are attracted to its awe-inspiring landscape.

Location: Himachal Pradesh
Timings: 24 hours
Famous For: Picturesque views
How to reach: Buses, cabs, taxis, and public transportation.


1. Teja Wood Cottage


2. Kathkuni Cottage

3. Moonview Cottage

4. Kullu Valley Cottage

5. Himalayan Kothi kais.

 Hope the above travel guide helps you plan a comfortable and memorable holiday at Kullu & Manali . For any more information or for any suggestions, you can always write to us through this blog. If you are still reading, I'd like to say thanks for coming to my blog and staying here until the end of this article. I appreciate if you find this blog post helpful, please share it, pin it or share it and follow me on Instagram.





  1. Please explore jaana waterfall in manali.. Beautiful place

    1. Sure!! will post a detailed blog on this. Thank you for your suggestion. Keep reading. ☺️


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