Lying between the famous Beas Kund and Solang Village, this beautiful Solang Valley is among the most popular places to visit near Manali. It lies about 14 km from Manali and is the venue for winter skiing festival that is held every year. People of all age groups love to visit this place during winters to enjoy skiing and other adventure sports.
Distance from Manali: 14 km
Things to do: Zorbing, paragliding, skiing, parachuting, and horse riding
Opening hours: Unlike the Rohtang Valley, Solang is open throughout the year. However, you can try the adventure sports only between 9 am and 5 pm. For skiing, the ideal time is between 10 am and 2 pm.
At a short drive from Manali, Naggar Village is another beautiful destination that nature lovers must visit. Situated on the left bank of River Beas, the village is only 19 km from the main city of Manali. It boasts of amazing views of the Beas Valley. The highlight of this attraction is the famous Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery where paintings of some of the magnificent Himalayan Views have been showcased. Temples like Tripura Sundari and Gauri Shankar are also famous.
Distance from Manali: 19 km
Things to do: Visit the Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Tripura Sundari temple, and Gauri Shankar temple.
This beautiful temple, said to be dedicated to Hadimba – the wife of Pandu son Bhima, is one of the best places to visit in Manali. The most striking feature of this temple is that it is located in the Dhungri Forest and is surrounded by pine trees. The pagoda-shaped Hadimba temple in Manali is not only unique in its architecture but is famous for its religious value too. The effigy of Hadimba is made up of brass and is quite awe-inspiring.
Rohtang Pass- a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, remains one of the most spectacular destinations in the entire Kullu region. This picturesque pass is located around 51 kms away from Manali, at a height of 3980 meters, on Manali Keylong highway. This mountain slope is so beautiful that people from every corner of the country visit this place to take part in adventure sports such as skiing, ice-skating, paragliding, etc. The Rohtang Pass is open for tourist from April to October and the permission to travel on this highway is given by the Indian Army, once they clear the snow.
The Club House is also one of the tourist places in Manali for adventure activities and indoor games. Located adjacent to the Manalsu Nallah, it has been constructed in the British style of architecture and is managed by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC). The in-house restaurant serves a lot of delicious dishes and snacks.
Things to do: Adventure activities available here include table tennis and carrom, skating, river-crossing, boating, and go-karting
Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm; throughout the year
Vashisht Hot Water Spring
Almost 3 km away from Manali, the Vashisht Temple is famous for its natural hot water spring. The premises enclose a pyramid-shaped stone temple dedicated to Sage Vashisht, and the water spring, which is said to have medicinal properties. Take a dip in the water to relax your body and mind. Also, there are separate bath areas for men and women, besides a Turkish bath having shower facility.
Things to do: There is no way you can miss taking a dip in the hot water spring.
Opening hours: 7 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 10 pm, throughout the year