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Manali is the perfect place to go on vacation if you want to see beautiful sights, learn about other cultures and have some fun in general.

This charming hill station is nestled in the Himalayas. 

Manali has lot of activities for the thrill seekers, beautiful scenery for the nature lovers and great treks for the hikers, from quiet churches to exciting valleys this place has something for everyone.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 places to visit when you go to this beautiful place.

1. Hadimba Temple

Hadimba devi temple surrounded by himalayan cedar tree trees in manali

If you talk about Manali,  you can’t leave out the famous Hadimba Temple.

This old wonder was made in honour for Hadimba Devi, who was the wife of the great Mahabharata hero Bheema.

As soon as you step into the temple’s peaceful setting you’ll be surrounded by both spiritual peace, and beautiful architecture.

The temple is a sign of the rich cultural history of the area Its intricately carved wooden doors show mythological figures and symbols of gods.

2. Solang Valley

person paragliding in solang valley during winters

Solang Valley, is also called Snow Point. This valley is between Solang Village and Beas Kund.

It is a great place for people who like to try new things. 

Solang Valley is full of exciting things to do.

Whether you’re paragliding through the sky, skiing down snowy hills or trekking through beautiful scenery, you’re sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

3. Rohtang Pass

Beautiful view en route to rohtang pass

You’ll find Rohtang Pass in every places to visit list about Manali out there.

As you climb 13,058-ft, be prepared to lose your breath not just because of the height but also because of the amazing views. 

Every view, from glaciers and hills to the winding Chandra River, looks like a postcard.

And don’t worry the fun doesn’t end with the view.

Skiing, snowboarding and even paragliding are some of the things to do here.

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4. The Manali Gompa 

Tibetan monastery manali gompa in manali

After you’ve seen all the natural sights, go to the Manali Gompa which is the spiritual center of the town.

This Buddhist pilgrimage place was built by Tibetan refugees in 1960. It has a very peaceful vibe. 

Even though the Gompa is not very big it gives off a strong spiritual energy. Look at the yellow top that looks like a pagoda and the big picture of Buddha inside.

Before you leave, don’t forget to look in the shops close-by that sell Tibetan carpets and handicrafts.

5. Bhrigu Lake

frozen bhrigu lake with snow covered mountains in backdrop

Put on your trekking boots and get ready for a trip to Bhrigu Lake.

This glacial lake is in the Kullu area and is at an incredible  height of 14,100 ft. It can be reached by a beautiful trek. 

But this trek isn’t just about getting to the end point.

During July, snow covers the fields and from August to September, the meadows are green and lush. 

Over the course of 3 days, the 24 kms hike gives you a view of glacial lakes, fields and majestic mountains.

6. The Beas River

Beas river flowing in manali

Seeing the beauty of the Beas River is an important part of any Manali trip.

This river is famous for the beautiful views it has along its 470 kms. 

Take a slow walk along its riverbanks, set up a lunch by the river or do something exciting like river rafting or peaceful like fishing.

No  matter what kind of person you are the Beas River has something for you.

7. Jogini Waterfall

Shot of jogini waterfall in manali

This one is for hikers! Start a journey that will take you to the  beautiful Jogini Waterfall.

The trail starts at the Vashisht Temple and goes through pine trees that smell great, and lush orchards. 

When you get to the waterfall, its 160-foot drop will blow your mind.

Along the way, you can see the Beas River and the majestic Rohtang peaks, which makes it a popular place for nature lovers and people who want  to have  picnic.

8. Old Manali

Beautiful landscape view of buildings in old manali covered in snow with mountains in the backdrop

Step into Old Manali, a more peaceful part of Manali. Old Manali is just 3 kms uphill from the main town and sits at an elevation of 6,589 feet.

It has a calm atmosphere that is different from the  main town. 

Here, the streets are cleaner and more peaceful and it’s a great  place to get away from crowds. 

You can dig in to a variety of foods from traditional indian cuisine to Tibetan cuisine.

You can go shopping and enjoy the Kullu River’s beauty and gentle breezes.

9. The Himalayan Bird Park

Partridge bird at himalayan bird park in shimla

Attention bird  watchers! don’t miss going to the Himalayan Bird Park, where you’ll find rare and majestic birds .

All year long locals and tourists both come to this park to see these beautiful birds and enjoy nature’s magnificence

Walk through the rich plants, take a deep breath of the fresh air and watch these beautiful creatures.

This park is a great place to relax whether you  like to watch birds or just want to get some fresh air.

10. Mall Road

Walk along the busy Mall Road to end your trip to  Manali.

At this bustling market, you can buy books, souvenirs, clothes and food from nearby restaurants among other things. 

You can also witness views of the mountains and beautiful sceneries and trees all round.

Don’t forget to buy some of Manali’s most popular things like warm caps and soft pashmina scarves.

If you want  to find one-of-a-kind gifts, look at antiques, Tibetan handicrafts and cute home decor.

As you visit these top 10 places in Manali, you’ll  see that this hill station is more than just a place to stay; its a journey that will leave you with some fun memories. 

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Let us know what you think about  our list of places to visit in Manali in the comments.

Share your thoughts and places that  you feel should be added to the list.

So pack your bags, bring your sense of excitement and let Manali’s magic do it’s work! 

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