Many visitors coming to Kullu Manali make it a point to stay here for a day to visit the pilgrim centers, hot springs and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
An important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Sikhs, Manikaran is a place associated with many tales and legends.
According to local folklore, Maharishi Bhrigu, one of the seven great sages of Indian history used to meditate here. This is why the lake is rendered sacred and even when the temperature goes down to sub-zero, the lake never freezes completely.
A gift of the Himalayas, Bhrigu Lake is located at the base of Bhrigu peak. It is one of the best trekking trails of Manali. The lake is surrounded by snow-clad peaks on all sides in an attempt to protect it from the world.
The temple is built in pagoda style and its sanctum is a cave shrine believed to house the actual footprints of the deity. The temple without any doubt is one of the best places to visit in Manali with the snow-clad Himalayas in the backdrop.
Also known as Dhungri Temple, the Hadimba Temple brings the epic, Mahabharata to life. Dedicated to Hidimba Devi, one of the wives of the Pandava Prince Bhima, the temple is nestled among tall deodar trees.
Due to immense snowfall, the pass remains closed during winters from the month-end of November. Tourists can also enjoy thrilling adventures like skiing, paragliding.
On a winding mountain road, located on the Pir Panjal Range is the most touted tourist attraction of Manali, Rohtang Pass. A personal favorite of all nature lovers, artists, and photographers the pass offers access to Lahaul and Spiti in summers.
The valley bustles with tourists all year round. During summers, tourists enjoy adventure activities such as paragliding, zorbing, camping, rock climbing and gondola ride among others while in winters, the valley turns into a snow territory with exciting snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Various state and national level ski-championships are also organised in the valley every year.
An open valley of meadows, cobalt blue skies and spectacular vistas is the most popular tourist attraction in Manali. Solang Valley is a great melange of nature surrounded by the heavenly ranges of Himalayas.
The springs can also be enjoyed in privacy at the Turkish-styles bathhouses which are available here. The village is also famous for its stone temples which are dedicated to a local saint Vasistha.
The place lies at a distance of 4-5 kilometers from Manali and is situated across the Beas River. The village of Vashist is famous for its sulfurous Hot Water Springs and is a popular attraction among tourists and pilgrims.
The zoo is home to rare Antelopes, different species of felines, deer, bears, snow leopards, and birds including Himalayan Monal, which is the state bird of Himachal Pradesh, patient kites, and pheasants. It preserves the Himalayan wildlife and showcases the biodiversity of Kufri.
Kufri Wildlife zoo is located in a small hill station, Kufri, 13km from the state capital of Shimla.
It is home to the ancient Jakhoo Temple, which has a large statue of Hanuman, its chief deity. Located at an altitude of 8500 feet above sea level, the 108 feet tall statue has sensors to drive away from the birds.
Situated 2 km from Shimla, Jakhoo Hill is the highest peak in the entire hill station offers a scenic view of the city and snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. The 8000 ft Jakhoo Hill is a famous tourist attraction that is visited by nature lovers and pilgrims as well.
This place is must visit for everyone visiting Shimla because of the stunning views it offers and also because of its status as an adventure hub.
Kufri is located 17 km away from Shimla. At an altitude of 2510 meters and in the Himalayan foothills, the hill station delights nature lovers and adventurers alike. Kufri along with some places around Shimla once belonged to the Nepal kingdom.
Take a stroll on Mall Road and get surprised at every turn by the things this place has to offer. The scenic beauty of Shimla can also be seen through here.
Located below The Ridge, Mall Road offers a glimpse of Shimla in a nutshell. It is filled with many shops, cafes, restaurants, book shops and many tourist attractions.
It connects to the Scandal Point on the west. If you love the view of mountains, this is your dream destination. The marvelous view of snow-clad mountain ranges spellbinds you.
At the center of the town is The Shimla Ridge, which offers spectacular views of the mountain peaks of the land. The Ridge is a spacious open space that runs from east to west along the Mall, which is yet another famous tourist destination.