Manali with Manikaran(5 Nights)

Manali, Manikaran, Manali

for Honeymooner, Adventure Seeker

Holiday Overview

Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara
Hot Spring
Parvati Valley - Photos Courtesy Himalayan Village
Photos Courtesy Himalayan Village
View of River Beas
River Beas
View from Manali
Wooden Bridge
View from Solang
Solang Valley
Solang Valley
Rohtang Pass in Summer

Manali with Manikaran is a popular getaway itinerary for guests visiting Manali where they arrive via an overnight Volvo bus from Delhi / Chandigarh / Ludhiana / Jallandhar, have more than customary 3 night stay and looking for stay options other than Manali. Manikaran offers excellent differentiated stay and destination experience around Himalayan views and nature centric backdrop.


Manali(3) - Manikaran(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Manali. Local visits.
  • Day-2 Rohtang Excursion. Solang Valley Adventure.
  • Day-3 Jana Waterfalls Excursion
  • Day-4 Manali - Manikaran. Enroute Rafting.
  • Day-5 Around Manikaran
  • Day-6 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Manali - Hadimba Temple (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), Skiing in Solang Valley (15.00 kms), Atal Tunnel (28.00 kms), Jana Waterfall (30.00 kms), Rohtang Pass (40.00 kms), Manikaran Sahib (80.00 kms)

Manikaran - Manikaran Sahib (1.00 kms), Temples at Manikaran (1.00 kms), Manikaran Hot Springs (1.00 kms)

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

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

  • Manali to Manikaran -80 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Manikaran to Manali -80 kms (2.5 hrs)

Manali(3) - Manikaran(2) - Manali

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Manali. Local visits. Arrive at Manali (6500+ ft asl), a renowned Himalayan destination in Himachal Pradesh. Afternoon visit to local sightseeing options such as Hadimba Temple, Vashisht hot water springs, Manu Temple and Arjun Gufa.

Day-2 Rohtang Excursion. Solang Valley Adventure. 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 (Rohtang Pass need permits as limited number of vehicles are allowed for a visit). Altenratively you may plan an excursion to Lahaul area across the renowned Atal Tunnel. On the way back visit Solang Valley, hub of adventure sports in Manali such as Paragliding, Zorbing etc. Solang Valley turns into a Ski resort in Winter.

Day-3 Jana Waterfalls Excursion  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). Guests can travel ahead to visit Naggar (Naggar Castle)

Day-4 Manali - Manikaran. Enroute Rafting. Proceed to Manikaran (80 kms - 2.5 hrs) enroute visit Kullu. Guests also have option to explore White water rafting. Evening visit to Hot springs, Temples and Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara.

Day-5 Around Manikaran Manikaran has been a base point for many day treks and walks around the area. Guests have an option to opt for one of the walks or simply spend a day relaxing.

Day-6 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.

  • 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.

  • Skiing in Solang Valley - Solang Valley, 15 kms from Manali town is home to skiing in Winter. Ski lifts have been setup in 2011 for organised skiing.

  • Atal Tunnel - Atal Tunnel is a tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass on the Leh-Manali Highway. It is historic as it cuts down the distance between Manali to Leh by 50 kms and makes Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh accessible all round the year. Atal Tunnel is the longest high altitude tunnel of its kind in the world and has become a major touirst attraction eversince its opened and therefore must visit for all travellers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Manikaran :

  • 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.

  • Temples at Manikaran - Manikaran (45 kms from Kullu) is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and a gurudwara. There are temples of the Hindu deities Rama, Krishna, and Vishnu.

  • Manikaran Hot Springs - Manikaran (45 kms from Kullu) is well known for its hot sulphur springs and its beautiful landscape.

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.

Manikaran - Manikaran (45 kms from Kullu) is a Sikh Pilgrimage destination home to the Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara.

Prefered Arrival :
Prefered Departure : No ImageKullu (42kms), Dharamsala (240kms), Chandigarh (292kms)No ImageAnandpur Sahib(240kms), Una(248kms), Shoghi(250kms)
  • Manali to Manikaran -80 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Manikaran to Manali -80 kms (2.5 hrs)

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Summer in Manali

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  • Manali to Manikaran -80 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Manikaran to Manali -80 kms (2.5 hrs)

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Excellent all season itinerary (except in July / August when it can rain a lot) where guests can spend a few days enjoying nature centric experiences while being occupied and having things to do all the time.

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