Here are the top 42 tourist attractions to see in Manali:

1. Solang Valley

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8 km
from city center
1 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

A valley between the Beas Kund and the Solang village tends to be a favorite for all its visitors as well as the locals. Also known as the Snow point, the Solang valley is famous not only for the glaciers and snow-clad landscapes but also for the countless activities that one can enjoy here.

2. Rohtang Pass

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16 km
from city center
2 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Rohtang pass is the stretch which connects Manali to Himachal's more dreamy and dessert like landscapes, Spiti and Lahaul, and is one itself. This vast snow desert is a landscape like only a few other and a view one should not miss, while here.

3. Adventure Activities in Manali

Must visit 3.7 /5

12 km
from city center
3 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Manali is the hub of adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. From white river rafting to trekking opportunities to zorbing to horse-riding to skiing to paragliding, Manali has everything to offer.

4. Beas Kund Trek

4.4 /5

17 km
from city center
4 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

The Beas Kund trek is a perfect weekend getaway trek with outstanding views of Pir Pinjal mountain ranges over the Beas river. let your soul get wooed by the spectacular meadows of Dhundi and Bakarthach and finally, the glacial lake at Beas Kund which is worth all the hiking.

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5. Paragliding in Manali

4.0 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

The hillside town of Manali is famous for paragliding. At 2050 metres above sea level, it is an ultimate location for the sport, with its beautiful green valleys, stark blue skies, and snow-capped mountain peaks. The picture-perfect valley boasts of ideal wind conditions for paragliding and is thronged by both international and domestic tourists. Starting with a basic training course, the operators are well organized, competent and trustworthy.

6. Hadimba Temple

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1 km
from city center
6 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Hadimba temple, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, is a peaceful place surrounded by towering deodar trees. The temple is dedicated to Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandava prince from the great Indian epic Mahabharata. The main attraction of the temple is the three day Hidimba Devi Festival, which attracts devotees from all over the world and features colourful folk dance performances.

7. Skiing in Manali

4.0 /5

9 km
from city center
7 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

A major tourist spot of North India, Manali is known for its excellent skiing conditions with skiing enthusiasts visiting from all over the country. The undulating slopes of Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass offer a perfect terrain for amateurs to learn their first move while an ideal grounds for professional skiing in Manali. So, if you are an adventure lover, leave yourself in the hands of your professional trainers to feel the thrill of skiing in the picturesque setting of Manali.

8. Vashisht Baths

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

While most temples will leave you spiritually rejuvenated, there are a few where you can take a dip into hot water springs and baths, which leave you refreshed and maybe even healthier.

9. Chandratal Baralacha Trek

3.5 /5

48 km
from city center
9 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Chandratal Baralacha is a perfect trek destination steeped with all the right elements - nature's beauty and enough challenges to be thrilling and tranquillity. Perched at an altitude of 4,300 meters, Chandratal is one of the high altitude lakes in the Himalayan region. Located on the Samudra Plateau of Spiti Valley, the most delightful sight of sunset gleaming upon the turquoise waters of the lake, pristine landscape, mountain passes, several gushing streams, verdant meadows, the gush of colourful orchards and exotic wildlife make Chandratal Baralacha Trek an unforgotten experience to cherish forever.

10. The Great Himalayan National Park

3.4 /5

63 km
from city center
10 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

The newest addition to the list of National parks in India, The Great Himalayan National Park is quickly becoming what the wildlife scene in the region is being identified with and defined by.

11. Manikaran

3.4 /5

28 km
from city center
11 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Manikaran is a small town situated between rivers Parvati and Beas, famous for its hot water springs and beautiful landscapes. The town has a famous Gurudwara called Manikaran Sahib and it is frequented by Sikhs from all over the country.

12. Hampta Pass Trek

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Hampta Pass, situated in the Manali region of the Himachal Pradesh, serves as one of the most convenient and enjoyable treks. Laden with pristine form of nature, the trail comprises of dense pine forests, pristine glacial valleys, vast meadows and panoramic landscape.

13. Kullu

3.4 /5

32 km
from city center
13 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

This sister town to Manali too, is a hill station of dreamy landscapes and sceneries, a hub of adventure activities as well as home to a number of sacred temples and shrines.

14. Chandrakhani Pass and the Parvati Valley

3.4 /5

19 km
from city center
14 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

This modest bit of paradise, with its share of snow and clouds is an ideal stretch for trekking and views to lose oneself in. At a flattering height of 3600 meters, nestled in the Parvati Valley, the Chandrakhani pass is a favorite for those who seek natural beauty as well as those in search of adventure with mountains and valleys in the backdrop.

15. Manu Temple

3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
15 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Manu temple is said to be the only temple of Manu in India, who is believed to be the creator of human race. This Pagoda style of structure offers quite a glimpse into history, spirituality as well as a fascinating style of architecture.

16. Old Manali

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2 km
from city center
16 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

On the other side of the Manalsu river is a part of Manali, time left behind. With a sweet scent of an old world charm, interspersed with guesthouses and an increasing presence of tourism and hints of the present that it brings along, Old Manali is a tiny shift in the world and its rush, one must experience while here.

17. Nehru Kund

3.4 /5

8 km
from city center
17 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Nehru Kund gets its name from the first Prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru who is said to have had water from the natural spring, when he used to stay in Manali. One still finds here some cold and pristine water running here and a breath-taking scenery of mountains and valleys all around.

18. Van Vihar, Manali

3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
18 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Van Vihar is a simple favorite of both tourists as well as locals. This is a municipal garden located on the Mall Road and has a pond for boating surrounded by tall deodar trees watching over.

19. Manali Sanctuary

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1 km
from city center
19 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Manali Sanctuary is home to Mona- the state bird of Himachal Pradesh and a number of other rare and local species. Find here Brown Bear, Musk Dear and maybe even a Snow leopard.

20. Bara Bhangal Trek

3.5 /5

37 km
from city center
20 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Bara Bangal Trek, also known as the Shepherds trail trek, takes you from the lush green Kullu valley to the stark landscapes of Bara Bhangal range.

21. Naggar

3.4 /5

14 km
from city center
21 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Naggar is an unexplored and modest town in the Kullu district, which will give you all the time to leisurely walk around, rest and rejuvenate amongst mountains, valleys, lush greenery and the River Beas flowing in much proximity.

22. Malana

3.4 /5

21 km
from city center
22 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

This village in Kullu, is a bit of shift in the world as we know it. There are around 200-300 stone roof houses sheltering 1500 people in this settlement which is one of its kind.

23. Deo Tibba Trek

3.5 /5

19 km
from city center
23 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Cradled in the lap of Himalayan Mountains in Himachal Pradesh, Deo Tibba trek is steeped with the richness of the nature and stunning landscapes. It is a spectacular trail passing through series of grazing pastures of Gaddi shepherds.

24. Gayatri temple

3.4 /5

5 km
from city center
24 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Situated 7 km away from Manali, the Gayatri temple houses an idol of Goddess Gayatri, made of marble. This temple has some splendid architecture styles, is constructed with a stunning artistic finesse and with some of the most intricate woodwork.

25. Jogini Waterfall

4 km
from city center
25 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Jogini Waterfall is located about 3 kilometres away from the bustling town of Manali and around 2 kilometres away from Vashisht Temple. Tourists have to trek ahead from the temple to reach Jogini Waterfall.

26. Bhunter

3.4 /5

40 km
from city center
26 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

What is generally overlooked as a town of utility only, with an airport and the last ATM before you travel to higher altitudes, is a town where one can have a calm, simple and almost idle break from the popular Himachal hill stations and their tourist rush.

27. Bhrigu Lake

8 km
from city center
27 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude lake located in the district of Kullu about 40 kilometres away from Manali. The route to the lake passes through mesmerising meadows. Not many tourists know about the beautiful Bhrigu Lake Meadows that can be compared with the alpine meadows found at high altitude locations like Switzerland.

28. Jana Waterfall

11 km
from city center
28 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Jana Waterfall is located in a quaint village named Jana in the mesmerizing valley of Manali. It is a favourite picnic spot and is often visited by people residing nearby to escape the chaotic city life.

29. Gulaba

0 km
from city center
29 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Gulaba is a beautiful little village located about 20 kilometres from Manali on the route to Rohtang Pass. Gulaba has an enchanting natural landscape that attracts tourists in large numbers. One can explore the region trekking, set up a camp to soak in its natural beauty.

30. Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery

0 km
from city center
30 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is a well known religious centre primarily for the Buddhists. However, people belonging to any religious belief are welcome to explore and soak in the divine spiritual vibe. The monastery is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha.

31. Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art

1 km
from city center
31 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art has a beautiful collection of ancient and traditional heritage belonging to the region. The antique artefacts on display at the museum give insights into the long forgotten art, handicraft and the ancient culture of Himachal Pradesh.

32. Siyali Mahadev Temple

1 km
from city center
32 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Siyali Mahadev Temple is a place of worship dedicated to Lord Shiva and is known as one of the oldest temples of Lord Shiva in the region. The sight of the temple from afar astounds everyone as they witness this unique structure amidst the beautiful natural landscape of Manali.

33. Arjun Gufa

0 km
from city center
33 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Arjun Gufa is considered to be a legendary natural formation in Manali. The cave is a favourite picnic spot and is also famous for the adventure of exploring the creation from inside. The climb up to the cave is exciting in itself with the surrounding natural landscape so beautiful it cannot be explained in words.

34. Rahala Falls

11 km
from city center
34 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Rahala Falls is a well-known picnic spot for locals and tourists on their way to Rohtang Pass from Manali often halt to explore the waterfall. The water found at the Rahala Falls is usually cold as the water comes from a melting glacier situated in the Himalayas. The surrounding is thickly vegetated with deodar and Silver Birch trees.

35. Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple

0 km
from city center
35 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa is a Buddhist Monastery located in Manali and is one of the most famous monasteries situated in north India. Its religious significance is highly essential for devotees, but tourists are also drawn for its architectural beauty and tranquillity in the environment.

36. Manali Club House

2 km
from city center
36 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Club House located in Old Manali is a retreat that offers several facilities and recreational activities for tourists and is, therefore, preferred by tourists. The Club House is said to be one such place in Manali that has something for everyone whether it is indoor games/ sports, entertainment or recreational activities.

37. Kothi Village Manali

8 km
from city center
37 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Kothi Village is a perfect camping destination and draws tourists for adventure and recreational activities from all across the world. Most trekkers on their way to Rohtang Pass often camp at the village.

38. Jagatsukh

4 km
from city center
38 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Jagatsukh is a picturesque village, and the capital of Kullu locates about 7 kilometres away from the town of Manali. It is famous for its scenic natural landscape and the ancient Jagatsukh Temples which are religiously important shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Sandhya Devi.

39. Gauri Shankar Temple

14 km
from city center
39 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Gauri Shankar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in the village of Naggar in Manali. It is mostly visited by tourists and devotees of Shiva. The temple is a small structure carved out of stones but has immense historical importance in the region.

40. Keylong

40 km
from city center
40 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Nestled between the Lahaul and Spiti district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Keylong is a serene place perfect for a getaway to unwind. Due to the dry cold weather, the place does not have a lot greenery? but the snow covered mountains covered with mist are picturesque. Situated at an altitude of 3080 meters, Keylong also has a rich culture.

41. Rozy Waterfalls

11 km
from city center
41 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

Rozy Falls is situated en-route Rohtang from Manali and is a popular tourist attraction. Enveloped in tall deodar trees, dense woods and bounteous nature, the silvery cascading water is a visual delight to the eyes and a famous picnic spot.

42. Manali Winter Carnival

42 out of 42
places to visit in Manali

The Manali Winter Carnival is Himachal Pradesh's way of welcoming the new year. It started in 1977 and had become an annual feature since then. Held in January, the Winter Carnival in Manali opens an opportunity to witness the beauty of slushy snow and enjoy the events and celebrations that it puts forth. Initially, it only comprised of the Skiing competition, but now it has come to include band performances, food festivals, street plays, folk dances, adventure sports and much more.

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