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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the most popular sightseeing attractions in Manali?

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This beautiful hill station in the lap of Himalayas calls for a fun-filled, yet relaxed vacation amidst lush green hillsides, winding mountain paths, gurgling streams and the snowy mountains. No wonder, it draws thousands of visitors all across the year who love to spend some time in nature’s lap.

Here are the names you will love to explore:

  • Rohtang Pass

    The famous stretch on Manali-Keylong road promises a breathtaking view of the magnificent snow-capped mountains. An entry point for Pangi, Leh Valley and Lahaul Spiti, Rohtang Pass draws a lots of visitors everyday. The place receives so much snowfall that it usually stays open only from November to April. The view of the brilliant white snow covered pass knocks the breath out of you. Rohtang Pass also makes for some smashing adrenalin pumping winter sports like skating and skiing.
    Rohtang Pass remains closed during winters and the best time to visit it is
    May/June to October/November.

    Location: Manali-Leh Highway
     

  • Solang Valley

    A must visit attraction on your Manali trip, Solang Valley gives you stunning views of the snow capped peaks and beautiful glaciers. You can go for skiing (it is famous for its 300-meter ski lift) or just soak in the natural splendor spread all around you.

    Location: 13 km northwest of Manali
     

  • Vashist Hot Water Springs

    Ever thought of how a natural hot water spring would be like? It’s time to experience that while you are on a trip to Manali. Soak yourself in Vashist Hot Water Sulphur Springs (across the famous Beas river) and feel the magic. The place has several modern bathrooms (connected to the spring through pipes). It is flocked by visitors who want to benefit from the medicinal properties of the sulphur spring.

    Location: Approx 3 km from Manali

     

  • Rahala Waterfalls

    The gushing falls make you sit for hours just contemplating the natural beauty. It enjoys the reputation of being one of the major tourist attractions with its unspoiled and unexplored scenic charm.

    Location:
    Approx 16 km from Manali and at the start of Rohtang Pass.

     

  • Old Manali

    As you find yourself surrounded by old stone houses and fruit orchards at Old Manali, you can’t help but feel the old world charm of the place. Old Manali also has a surprise element as along with its serene appeal, the place has some of the coolest and most happening bars, restaurants and cafes of Manali.

    Location: Approx 3 km northwest of Manali
     

  • The Manali Gompa

    You will discover that this place is the hub of Buddhist spirituality with thousands of Buddhists coming from Tibet, Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur and Ladakh to pay their respect to Lord Buddha. Built way back in 1960, it is globally famous for its wall paintings and a large statue of Buddha.
     

You can also explore other places like Zana Falls, Log Hut Area, Kothi,Nehru Kund, Rozy Falls and several beautiful monasteries.

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