Situated at about 500 km from New Delhi, the picturesque hill station of Manali has much to offer to its visitors, especially outdoor activities. The city is usually packed with visitors during the post monsoon and winter season, however it also makes for a brilliant weekend getaway in summers for people living in nearby cities who experiences a scorching hot summer.
Manali and Shimla are the top two most sought after destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Both the hill stations see visitors all year through regardless of the season. Both these places share many things in common, from the picturesque landscapes and offering various kinds of outdoor exercises and its cuisine. Manali can be approached from New Delhi by a taxi. You can head out taking the Manali to Delhi taxi by booking it online or via your mobile application.
Manali offers so much to see and do to its visitors. You can pay a visit to some of the important temples in the hill station like the Vaishno Devi temple or the Basheshwar Mahadev Temple. There are also museums and art galleries you can check out. Coming to natural beauty of the hill station, there are numerous waterfalls in and around the hill station that makes for a breathtaking view. One of the top tourist attraction in the hill station is the Rahla Falls, which is a waterfall originating from the Beas river which falls down from a height of 50 metres high to fall down and hit the river bed causing a stunning spectacle. The whole ambience of the surrounding is a mesmerizing experience as the shiny and crystal clear waterbody is surrounded by beautiful lush hills. During off seasons when there are less visitors, the spot is absolutely serene and magical. It is the perfect place to go to if you wish to have a one on one with nature. Another one is the Palani falls near the Bijli Mahadev Temple. This one falls down from higher ground at an elevation of about 150 metres above the riverbed. You can also try your hand white rafting at the beautiful Beas river.
Manali is also an excellent place for adventurous outdoor activities which makes it one of the favorite spots for adrenaline junkies and young backpackers. The trekker’s heaven, the ‘Rohtang pass’, is situated in Manali. This spot is also a part of many Hindu pilgrimage treks in North India. Arranged about 13,000 feet above ground, the view from the top is simply breathtaking. The irony of this spot is that, while the view may be breathtaking in plain sight, the terrain is also breath-taking, meaning, since the spot is at an high altitude, you may develop AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness, which may cause breathlessness and can turn severe in certain cases. People with a weak heart or a history of hypertension are not advised to trek here. For these people, you can visit Solang Valley. Solang valley is a spot in Manali where there are numerous outdoor activities you can try. The most common and popular activity here is the skiing exercise here. You can also head to the the picturesque ‘Snow Point’, which lies right in the middle of Solang hotel in chopta valley and Beas river.
If you have time, try and visit Old Manali. The building, cottages and bungalows in this place are unlike you will see anywhere. The town is serene and beautiful. People are warm and welcoming and makes you feel at home instantly. If you are dreading about thinking the Manali to Delhi distance back, it is best you keep yourself busy till your last minute in Manali so that the moment you get into the taxi, you can doze of instantly and also rest with the thought of having experienced everything you hae to about Manali till its last minute!