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A Week in Manali(6 Nights)

Manali

for Off-Beat Traveller, Family Traveller, Honeymooner

Holiday Overview

Hadimba Temple
Temple on Mall Road
River Beas
Wooden Bridge
View from Solang
Solang Valley
Rohtang Pass in Summer

This is a popular getaway itinerary for guests looking to explore Manali at leisure over a week and where mode of arrival is via an overnight Volvo bus from Delhi / Chandigarh / Ludhiana / Jallandhar.

Route

Manali(6)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Manali Arrival. Local Visits.
  • Day-2 Rohtang Excursion.
  • Day-3 Solang Valley Adventure.
  • Day-4 Jana Waterfalls
  • Day-5 Manikaran Excursion
  • Day-6 White Water Rafting or simply enjoy views
  • Day-7 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Manali - Hadimba Temple (0.50 kms), Tibetan Market Manali (0.50 kms), Vashisht Hot Springs (2.00 kms), Manu Temple (3.00 kms), Arjun Gufa (5.00 kms), Solang Valley Ropeway ride (15.00 kms), Jana Waterfall (30.00 kms), Rohtang Pass (40.00 kms), Fun Skiing at Rohtang (40.00 kms), White Water Rafting in Kullu region (45.00 kms), Manikaran Sahib (80.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Manali Departure - Manali
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests arriving from Chandigarh by road may require a transit stop at the end.

Route

Manali(6)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Manali Arrival. Local Visits. Arrival at Manali (6500+ ft asl), premier Himalayan destination of North India. Afternoon visit to local sightseeing options such as Hadimba Temple, Vashisht hot water springs, Manu Temple and Arjun Gufa.

Day-2 Rohtang Excursion.  Half-day excursion to Rohtang Pass (42 kms - 12000+ ft asl). Rohtang pass is one area where one may get snow in Summer. Guests enjoy snow experience.

Day-3 Solang Valley Adventure. Visit Solang Valley, hub of adventure sports in Manali such as Paragliding, Zorbing etc. Solang Valley turns into a Ski resort in Winter.

Day-4 Jana Waterfalls Visit Jana waterfalls, a perennial waterfall at 40 kms from Manali (Jana waterfall is perennial and it is recommended to also have lunch at one of the Dhabas around here).

Day-5 Manikaran Excursion Day excursion to Kullu Valley and Manikaran hotwater springs / Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara (80+ kms one way from Manali).

Day-6 White Water Rafting or simply enjoy views Adventure oriented guests may opt for a White water rafting session in Winter. Guests arriving in Manali with a purpose of relaxing may just opt to do nothing and enjoy Himalayan views.

Day-7 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Manali :

  • Hadimba Temple -

    1533 Hadimba Temple, also known as Dhoongri Temple, is an ancient temple situated in Manali.

  • Tibetan Market Manali - Tibetan market is renowned for Tibetan handicrafts, which are created by the residents and the immigrants from Tibet. The most popular of the items are souveniers.

  • Vashisht Hot Springs - Vashisht is a small village on the banks of Beas River, the village is famous for its hot springs and temples.

  • Manu Temple - Manu temple at Manali is believed to be the only temple in India of Sage Manu (Manu Rishi).

  • Arjun Gufa - Arjun Gufa is situated near Prini village and is around 5 km from Manali. The cave lies on the left bank of Beas River. Legend has it that Arjuna (central character of the Mahabharata mythology) prayed here.

  • Solang Valley Ropeway ride - 15 kms from Manali town centre is Sollang nullah, a hub for a range of adventure activities all round the year (Skiing in Winter and Paragliding / Zorbing etc. in Summer). Ropeway here is popular for some stunning views of the area.

  • Jana Waterfall - 40 kms from Manali, off Naggar road is village Jana. The waterfall is perennial and one also enjoys local cuisine served by Dhabas around here.

  • Rohtang Pass - 40 kms from Manali is Rohtang Pass, one that takes guests into Lahaul and Spiti valley. Rohtang Pass is open June - Sept. However tourists travel upto base of the Pass till Kothi (16 kms) and a bit beyond to enjoy snow experience that includes a bit of sliding and fun playing with snow. This area is extremely touristy in high season and often seas heavy traffic jams.

  • Fun Skiing at Rohtang - Rohtang Pass is an area where guests get to feel snow and play with it almost all round the year except a few months in monsoon (July-Sept). There is fun skiing, sliding, playing with snow and a kind of touristy carnival atmosphere around during summer season. While Rohtang may be 40 kms from Manali, guests dont always go all the way up and start as soon as they reach snowline which could vary in diff season (During Winter it snows in Manali itself, not requiring guests to really head for Rohtang)

  • White Water Rafting in Kullu region - Rafting is a summer activity in Beas river from Manaki to Jhiri section near Kullu. A watersports centre is setup here to facilitate rafting. The journey takes upto 2 hours consisting of rapids from grade II & III covering 14 kms.

  • Manikaran Sahib - Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is commemorates the visit of Guru Nanak Dev to this area. It is a major Pilgrim centre for Sikh pilgrims arriving from all over from North India.

Destination Overview

Manali - Manali (7000 ft) is a major hill station and a preferred Ex-Chandigarh weekend Getaway and a destination for Honeymooners, adventure lovers.

Access
Prefered Arrival :
Prefered Departure : No ImageKullu (42kms), Dharamsala (240kms), Chandigarh (292kms)No ImageAnandpur Sahib(240kms), Una(248kms), Shoghi(250kms)

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A Week in Manali

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Expert Speak

Excellent all season itinerary (except in July / August when it can rain a lot) where guests can spend a few days enjoying and exploring all faceats of Manali.

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