A list of getaways / destinations that are combined with a Manali stay for a short break.
Sohja (8500 ft asl) - About 120 kms from Manali and 80 kms from Bhuntar, a Himalayan destination at 8500 ft asl just 5 kms short of Jalori pass and offering excellent options for walks and treks around the area.
Season - March - November is the best time to explore the area. It snows in Winter.
Tirthan Valley (4500 ft asl) - Here one can explore Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). Activities such as Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Nature Walks, Joomaring, River Crossing, overnight camping etc are conducted by the resorts here. River Tirthan is known for Trouts and so good for Trout fishing (March - November)
Season - March - November is the best time to explore the area. It doesn't snow much in Winter but its cold.
Manikaran (5300 ft asl) - Earlier a Pilgrimage destination 45 kms from Kullu. Then it became popular for its hot springs and as a base point for a number of treks around Manali. Now resorts here offer activities such as Angling, Mountain Biking, Nature Walk, River Crossing, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Treks, Jungle Barbeque, Mountain Climbing, Rafting, Hot Air Ballooning.
Open - All round the year. Apr - June and Sept-Oct are the best time to be here for activities.
Raison (5500 ft asl) - Between Kullu and Manali is Raison, a riverside adventure getaway. Here Nature Nest is a resort that offers cottage / tented stay and a variety of activities such as White Water Rafting, Fishing, Hot Air Ballooning, Trekking & rock climbing, Nature Walks, Village Tour etc..
Open - All round the year. Apr - June are the best time to be here for activities.
Solang Valley (8000 ft asl) - 15 kms from manali offering excellent views and riverside ambience. This the centre of a lot of adventure activities being conducted in Manali. This is also an excellent option for those who want to have none of the Manali's crowded town centre and want to be as cut off as possible.
Winter (Jan-March) - Skiing (During Winter Season) and Snow Scooters and Snow Tubing, Zorbing
Summer (Apr-June, Sept-Nov. Rest of the year subject to weather) - Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Paragliding, River Crossing, Rock Climbing and Rappelling, Hot Air Ballooning, Trekking, Night navigation, Bush Craft, Zorbing, Fishing / Angling in River Beas