Manali is the adventure sports capital of Himachal Pradesh and is home to all sorts of outdoor activities.
Your base camp to EXPLORE!
Organised through tour operators in town.
Situated in the heart of the mountains and rich in culture, Manali is host to numerous sights and activities which exhibit Manali in its truest sense and we recommend all our guests to take part in or visit at least a few of these sights or experiences if they truly want to explore and experience the wild mountains and cultures of the Himalayas.
An ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest and the sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in 1553.
Scenic and legendary, situated at an elevation 13,050 ft, Rohtang is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It is an ancient trade route that connects the Kullu Valley with arid high-altitude valleys of Lahaul and Spiti.The pass is only open from May to November as it is snowed in the rest of the year and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in manali during the summer months.
14 km northwest of the town Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass is solang – comprised of Giant slopes of lawn and has its reputation as a popular ski resort in the winter months.Snow melts during the summers starting May and skiing is then replaced by zorbing, paragliding , horse riding and ATV’s.
Lying at an altitude of 427o m, this majestic pass is frequently used by shepherds seeking for high altitude grassland in the dry cold desert of Lahaul during summer time and is abundant with wild flowers, Vertical rock walls, water falls, hanging glaciers, tiny lakes, peaks rising above 6000 m are main characteristics of this trek. People need a proper guide to cross certain glaciers. From Hamta pass one can extend their journey towards the beautiful Chandratal.
Jogni Falls & Vashisht Hot Springs
This stunning waterfall is only a short trek and is a must go to destination for anyone staying in manali. Accessible either from the village of vashisht or bahang. Located at the northern end of vashisht this gorgeous waterfall carves through sky-high granite cliffs before opening up to a huge mouth making it a true natural gem of manali. Vashisht is also the abode of revitalizing sulphur springs which relieves your weary body and also has varied therapeutic values. The hot water spring is said to cure many skin diseases and allows you to indulge in exotic baths with the striking backdrop of Himalayan beauty.
Chandratal & Brighu Lake
Chandratal – Also known as the moon lake, as the name suggests it originates from its crescent shape and is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres across rohtang pass towards spiti making it an excellent camping spot to view the high altitude himalayan panorama as well as an unmatched view of the stars of the milky way that fill the crisp sky all around you which takes you to a world of its own. Brighu lake on the other hand is located much closer to manali at an elevation of around 4,300 metres, this pristine glacial lake can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth or gulaba. It is named after Maharishi Bhrigu.Legend has it that the sage used to mediate near the lake and hence it has been rendered sacred. The locals believe that due to this the lake never freezes completely.
Roerich Art Gallery & Naggar Castle
Situated on the left bank of river Beas , 20 kms, down valley from Manali, the nagar castle was built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around 1460 A.D. The hotel overlooks the Kullu Valley and was later converted into a resthouse. Apart from the castle, nagar is home to Nicholas Roerich’s art gallery. He was a reputed artist and had chosen Naggar as his residence when he came to India in 1929. The house has now been converted in an art gallery which houses numbers of rare paintings and other specimen of art. The gallery is open for visitors all year round.