Manali is a famous town and hill-station in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh which lies between the snowcapped mountain range of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar. With lush green scenery, spreading meadows and gushing river streams Manali is also known as Lover’s paradise. It is also known as the Honeymoon Capital of India.
From temples to Museums and small hippie villages to rushy streets Manali is bloomed with exceptional scenic beauty. It is among the most visited places for adventure lovers around the year as Manali offers you a wide variety of adventure with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.
The most visited place for adventure in Manali is Solang Valley which looks like a painting in itself. Manali to Solang valley can easily be reached by either a local bus or taxi and is only 13km away. During summers one can enjoy the popular paragliding which can be done at a price ranging from Rs 1500 to Rs 2800 depending on the type of glide. 10 of The Most Mysterious and Forbidden Places On Earth
Also, activities like zorbing and horse riding add to the beauty of the Solang valley. In winters almost the entire valley is covered with snow which makes it perfect places for ski lovers with its fascinating ski slopes.
You may also visit Old Manali which gives you a pinch of history in the form of Naggar Castle which is situated in the beautiful Naggar Town. Trekking in Manali ranges from a day to a few weeks.
The famous Beas Kund trek which is a short trek of 3 days from Manali takes you through the stunning view of hanging glaciers which takes you to the highest campsite names as “Bakarthach”. Bhrigu lake trek which is a 3 to 4 days trek depending on your fitness level takes you to this Himalayan Lake which stands at a height of 14,100ft and is a miracle in itself.
If you are fond of waterfalls, Vashist Jogini Waterfall which is just 3km trek and is a gentle walk through the forest with Beas River running parallel to you.
If you are a travel freak and have extensive trekking experience and want to explore mountains a bit deeper you may also opt for a 7 to 10 days trek to Baralachla Chandratal Lake trek which is a bit challenging but worth attempting.
This trek is full of excitement and thrill which takes you to a height of around 20000 ft. This trek starts from the source of the Chandra River and ends at Suraj Tal Lake at Baralachala which is said to be the source of the river Chenab.
Apart from all the above-said things Manali is not just a hill station but can also be termed as a Gateway to beauty, Peace, and Harmony. Manali is well-connected to roads and airports. Kullu airport is the nearest airport which is 48 km away from Manali and regular buses ply from New Delhi and Chandigarh with different timings. Make sure to carry some light winter clothes during summers and heavy winter cloth during winters.