Located at the end of the valley on National Highway to Leh, Manali is just 40 kms away from the north of Kullu. The Landscape of this place is breathtaking. Visiting here will give you a clear view of the Beas River having clean water throughout the town and snow capped peaks. Further, you will have opportunity to see the natural beauty tiny fields, orchards and deodar & pine trees. The city houses several resorts for trekkers to Bara Bhangal, Spiti, Lahaul and Zanskar ranges. As a popular tourist destination, Manali has everything from sightseeing spots to adventurous activities and temples to antiquity. Just have a look at the most popular places that you should include in your Manali trip.
1. Arjun Gufa
Arjun Gufa, just 4 kms away from Manali on the way to Nagar, is located above the road near Prini Village. Prini is the place where Arjuna did meditation in ancient time. A half day time of your Manali tour will give you a charming view of brilliant mountains.
2. Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass, 51 kms away from Manali on the way to Keylong/Leh, is 3979 meter long and offers a spectacular view of mountains. It opens for tourists from June to October every year and is the entrance gate for Lahaul, Pangi, Spiti and Leh. You will have a beautiful sight of peaks, the Chandra River and glaciers.
3. Rahala Water Falls
Located on the way to Rohtang Pass, Rahala Water Falls is just 16 kms away from Manali. Go on foot from Kothi to Marhi using the old road in order to see fascinating sight of waterfalls. You can have picnic at this place along with adventure.
4. Solang Valley
Located between Beas Kund and Solan Village, Solang Valley is 13 kms away from Manali and offers the excellent view of snow capped mountain peaks and glaciers. Here is Mountaineering Institute for ski training purpose. Visiting the valley will give you opportunity to participate in the winter skiing festival organized every year.
5. Vashist hot water springs and temples
Located on the left bank of the Beas River, Vashist is a small village and is very popular for its hot water springs and temples. The village has a pyramidal stone temple which is dedicated to Vashist Muni. You can have a visit to the Temple of Lord Ram. The place has two separate bathing tanks having natural hot sulphur springs. The bathing spaces are filled with tourists. Eager to experience hot water springs, include this in your trip to Manali.