Manali is a popular mountain station in the Himachal Pradesh area. The weather is cool all year round at a height of 6,398 feet, except in winter when it is positive. Temperatures range between 0° C and 25° C. Between May and October is the best time to visit Manali. It is difficult to run away from fun in Manali, as it has grown itself since many years as a major tourist town. Here, we’ve put together the top 10 fun things in Manali.
Visit Temples And Monasteries
Visiting temples and Tibetan monasteries is a unique attraction among many things to do in Manali. The Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa near Mall is a convent known for Tibetan crafts and for its woven and sold tapestries. The Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa A huge statue of Sakyamuni (Lord Buddha) presiding over the monastery is located near the market square in Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa. The more traditional Pandan Ngari Gompa is located to the west with a wonderful prayer room with Buddhist idols.
Three main temples in Manali exist for history buffs. Another beautiful temple located 3 km from Manali is the Manu Rishi temple. Another temple that is dedicated to wise men is the Vashishtha Temple built 400 years ago. However, the Hadimba Temple in Dhungri is the most popular temple in Manali. In the temple is the idol of the Hadimba goddess built on a rock. She is thought to have meditated on it. Built-in 1553 AD, this temple is built in pagoda style.
Chill At An Apple Orchard
Old Manali is just 3 km from Manali and is famous for its sweet-scented fruit groves and old guesthouses made of stone. It is home to Manali’s coolest cafés, bars, and restaurants, which are mainly full of ex-Pats and a small arty Indian population that calls Manali home! Here you have to explore Manaligarh’s ruined fort.
Experience The Yesteryears Charm At Old Manali
Fruit orchards are blowing with seams, which produce enormous amounts of apples, pears, prunes, and apricots. Fresh fruit, jams, preserves, and spreads are sold in large quantities. Certain fruits are locally fermented to make ciders and wines worth a shot!
Soak Yourself In A Hot Spring
The hot water springs and the sulfur are home to small villagers 3 km from Manali. The town lies on the Bea River and is known as Vashist. Contemporary bathrooms, combined with showers have been installed. The hot water is piped in these fixtures to comfort visitors who come here to benefit from the natural water of the spring.
Shop Around The Mall
The Mall is Manali’s main shopping district. Locally made shawls, rugs, caps, shoes, imported products, and a range of craft products sold here. You can find them. The center of the Mall is a busy commercial road and in peak season you can find restaurants and hotels. You can sample fresh fruit jams, preserve them and take them back on the market as souvenirs. You can buy them. Be prepared to advance your best deal, as every shop here has a quote and is ready to reduce prices!
Indulge The Adventure Sport Freak In You
Manali has plenty of possibilities for adventure sports. The Himachal Pradesh Tourism supports the Mountaineering resorts in Manali and organizes ski, mountaineering, and climbing courses. Get ready for skiing with ski packing list.
The hikes can be difficult in and about Manali, so please follow a well-trained guide. The “Manali-Chandra Tal-Keylong” route is one of the most popular hiking trails in the region. This is a 120-km walk that takes you to Chandra Valley’s pristine blue lake.
For white water rafting and kayaking, the fast-flowing Beas River between Bhuntar and Larji Gorge is used. The best season for outdoor play is from the end of May until the beginning of July when the water level is highest.
Enjoy A Day By The River Fishing
The Beas river, with its side, streams Sarvari, Sainj, and Tirthan make the ideal spot for fishing, Manali has some of the best fishing rivers that offer great fishing opportunities for trunkfish. Choose from a day trip or an overnight camp with experienced guides and fishing facilities to enhance your fishing trip.
Get Your Picture Taken With A Yak
Click your photos outside the Hidimba temple with the yaks and the rabbits for a modest price. Best memory ever, and a great photo cover for Facebook too. These yaks are so hot, sloppy, and it’s a prized possession to keep a picture of them.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.