Manali Tour Package
Manali is a perfect Himalayan getaway and offers unbridled peace and solitude in combination with exquisite natural beauty. Sit in the lap of salubrious Himalayas, take in the beauty of the snowy peaks, the radiant and gorgeous sunrise and sunsets, the harmony of peace and beauty and watch the lazy days unfold and ebb away. Along with a natural beauty to die for, Manali also has various options for thrilling mountain adventure and sports.
Manali is the dream destination that immediately comes to our minds when we think of taking a break from the scorching summer heat. The months of March, April and May see a huge amount of hot sun burning through almost the whole of India. This is an ideal time to plan a cool getaway to the heart of Himalayas.
Manali is also known as the lover’s paradise. It is also a honeymooners’ delight. The pleasurable height of Manali of over 6260 feet above sea level offers a blissful climate even while the rest of India is seething under a summer attack. The charming hill station is majestic with woody forests, the tinkling Beas River, the steep slopes icy and shiny with lots of snow, the sleepy and peaceful Kulu Valley situated nearby, the popular Rohtang Pass, the mesmerizing Solang Valley, the religious attractions of Raghunath temple, Jagannathi Devi Temple and the ancient Hadimba Temple. Manali is also the stop-over en route to the Himalayan paradise of Lek-Ladakh or the barren beauty of Lahaul-Spiti. Leh is just about 479 kilometres from Manali and the Manali-Leh Highway also leads onward to other coveted destinations along the same highway.
A summer sojourn to Manali is any layman’s dream to escape from the summer heat. Manali is also quite popular in the winters. The sparkling sunshine that glistens and shines on the frozen peaks and creates an unearthly aura, the powdery flaky snow fall creating a visual treat, the snow sports and adventure activities all offer a thrill worth enjoying.
- Rohtang Pass
- Solang Valley
- Adventure Activities
How to reach Manali
Manali is probably the most popular and picturesque hill station of Himachal Pradesh and is well connected by safe roads, rail and air to all other major cities of India.
The closest airport to Manali is the Bhuntar Airport in the adjoining Kullu district. Bhuntar Airport is about 50 kms away from Manali and is connected by regular flights to Delhi and Chandigarh. The airport in turn is connected well with the city centre by taxis or cabs and buses.
The nearest railway station to Manali is Jogindernagar which is around 50 kms away from the main town. The next closest rail junction is Chandigarh which is around 310 kms away and another major junction is Ambala which is about 310 kms away. Manali is thereby well connected to all parts of the country.
It is well connected with the neighbouring cities like Delhi, Shimla, Kullu, Dehradun and Mussorie by road. Himachal State Road Transport Corporation (HSRTC) operates regular bus services connecting the various parts of the state and majorly all the important tourist destinations. Deluxe, ordinary and super deluxe buses, including Volvo, connect Manali with the adjoining major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ambala, Hardwar, Patiala, Srinagar and Jaipur. The private bus operators run frequent buses along the popular routes for the convenience of the tourists and travellers. Travellers often prefer travelling by road to Manali because that way they can enjoy the majestic view of the unending Himalayan ranges. Adventurous tourists and travellers self-drive through the winding terrains where each curve presents a fresh wondrous view. There are eat-outs and food joints at regular intervals where you can indulge in delicious bites. Driving to Manali by means of hired cabs is also quite common for those who do not prefer to drive on hill roads.
Things to do in Manali
Re-live the peace and serenity of the numerous temples
Hadimba Temple, Manu Temple and monasteries in and around Manali offers unbroken silence and peace. They offer sacred pilgrimage to the religious minds and each of them are located in extremely picturesque surroundings and thereby mesmerize the tourists with sheer natural beauty.
Boost and Indulge Your Adventurous Spirits
Reach the famous sites of adventure sports of the Solang Valley and enjoy Zorbing, Skiing, Snow Rides, Yak Rides, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, Rappelling and much more. Manali is also famous for paragliding, parachuting and hang skimming. It is also known a lot for river rafting adventures. Camping, angling, snow scooter rides, jeep safari, cycling —there is no end to what Manali has to offer to brave and adventurous souls.
Enjoy the beauty of Waterfalls
Visit the several cascading and frothing falls and enjoy the thrill of seeing the water plunging down in gushes. The scented mountain air, the overwhelming views, the pine and conifers creating a green melody of pristine beauty along with the beautiful falls will definitely take your breath away. The Zana Falls, Jogini Falls and Rahala Falls are among the most notable ones worth visiting.
Benefit from the Healing Powers of Vashisht Springs
Manali is widely known to house Vashisht Village on the banks of Beas River where thousands of tourists flock to experience the magical powers of the hot water springs that ooze out magical natural minerals powerful enough to cure skin disorders, joint pains and loads of other bodily discomfort and diseases.
Best Time to Visit Manali
Manali is an enchanting hill destination very popular among the tourists and travellers of India and abroad and has a wide array of surprise packages to charms its guests throughout the year. Summer months see a lot of tourist influx as the people from North India rush from the heated northern plains to the mesmerizing snowy coolness of the hills.
The months from March to June and are very pleasant and the temperature hovers between 10 and 25 degrees. It is the phase when the weather gives away its chill to warm summers. This is also the time when in our country the final exams of schools get over. Weather remains very pleasant and thus Manali is a sure-shot destination to visit during this time. Carry light woollens for the hill nights as temperatures might dip. The weather in Manali remains apt for trying out all kinds of outdoor activities such as paragliding, river rafting, zorbing, trekking, rock climbing and other mountain adventures. The meadows are covered with myriads of colourful blossoms and lend their flowery fragrance to the air and enhance the beauty of the hills manifold.
The winters are chilly with minimum temperature falling to sub-zero levels. This is the ideal time for tourists to enjoy snowfall in Manali. However, if you are planning to visit Rohtang Pass, you should not plan your trip from January to April as the roads to the pass are closed.
The months from September to November experience autumn and hence create a magical fantasy world of remarkable weather combined with beauty of landscapes. Thus these months are also considered ideal for visiting Manali. There are various festivals in India that are celebrated back-to-back during this time and it calls for a number of holidays from schools and office and hence Manali sees a tourist burst during this time.
The winter months from November to February are hard core chilly with frosty weather and chilly nip in the air where the grounds remain frozen with thick layer of snowfall. Manali is a pleasure to visit during this time for those who love snow and chill. Christmas and New Year celebrations are planned days in advance and hotels go fully packed with guests and advance booking is recommended. The temperature in the winters fall below sub-zero and is ideal for catching up with the winter sports like skiing, snow scooter riding, snow skating, yak rides and all snow games offered in the frozen Solang Valley. This time is also favourite among the honeymooners on account of the amazing scenic beauty.
The winter months from June to August is best avoided as the region gets heavy showers, thereby, increasing the chances of landslides and also the winding mountain roads gets slippery due to rainfall making driving a pain and a risk. So these months are best avoided. But in case you plan to visit Manali during this time, you shall get very good deals in hotel prices and stay packages.
Manali Itinerary – 5days/4nights
Manali is one of the primary attractions of Himachal Pradesh and is steeped in gorgeous beauty of the snow-covered peaks. It can be visited anytime of the year but sees the maximum number of tourists in the summer months. Rotang Pass is a famed beauty of this part and can be accessed only during the summer months between May and October. Manali is a chief summer holiday destination and your package can be customised according to your preferences. The below itinerary is a model or an example taking into consideration the best tourist attractions of Manali.
Day 1Arrival at Manali
Start the day with a visit to the famous Hadimba Devi Temple. It is an ancient temple dedicated to Hadimba Devi and is set in extremely picturesque location. Later proceed to visit the Vashhist Temple along with the Vashisht Kund known for its healing hot water sulphur springs. Also visit the Manu Temple. Post-lunch enjoy the peace and magnificence of the Tibetan Monastery and the local handicraft centre to buy some lovely shawls and woollens to carry for your near and dear ones back home. Return back to the hotel of your choice for overnight stay.
Day 2Adventure at Solang Valley
Start the day early for a planned visit to the Solang Valley and the Rohtang Pass. En route to Rohtang Pass stop over at Solang Valley for an exciting and eventful few hours of snow sports and adventure. Enjoy Yak rides, tube rides, zorbing and Paragliding. Next proceed to the Rohtang Pass that carries snow all through the year. The high altitude snowy beauty of Himalayas at Rohtang is mesmerizing. Enjoy photography and the whiteness of snow. Return to hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3Mountain Adventure Day out
Set apart the third day for snow camping and trekking. Enjoy the excitement of a day long trek soon after breakfast. Experience the beauty of the hills and meadows, forests and rivers. Carry a packed lunch to be eaten en route. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4The Mystic Manikaran
Start the day early and embark upon a refreshing journey to Manikaran famous for its hot water springs. Manikaran is situated at a distance of around 85 kms. After the daylong fun-filled activity, return to the hotel in Manali for an overnight stay.
Day 5Departure from Manali
Departure from Manali with lots of fond memories and mementos bought from the local markets.