Top Things To Do in Manali

Top Things To Do in Manali


Set on the Beas river, surrounded by high snowcapped peaks, the beautiful valley of Manali in Himachal Pradesh is often referred to as the adventure capital of India. However, I feel that’s a rather limiting name to a destination which attracts not only the adventure seekers but also honeymooners, families, foreigners and even our beloved Bollywood.


Top Things To Do in Manali


Personally, I love to visit Manali during the winter months when it’s snowing and tourist rush is relatively on the lower side, but then again there is never a bad time to visit this pristine valley.

Today we will focus on a plethora of activities you can indulge in while you are in Manali.



Outdoor Adventure and Fun


Top Things To Do in Manali


Whether it’s winter or summers, there is always a little something for those seeking adventure.
From Skiing to Cable Car Ropeway rides, from Snow scooter rides to 4X4 off roading, from Paragliding to Rafting, I’m sure you will find something you fancy doing.



Visit the Temples


Top Things To Do in Manali

Tripura Sundari Temple


Looking for some Spiritual rejuvenation or just a peak into our Mythology? Look no further. There are several beautiful old temples in and around Manali which are surely going to enrich not only your spiritual but overall experience.



Top Things To Do in Manali

Adi Brahma Temple


Here’s a list of a few you should definitely go to.

Hidimba Devi Temple
Adi Brahma Temple near Bhuntar Airport
Tripura Sundari Temple, Naggar
Vashisht Temple and the Hot springs



Café Hopping


Top Things To Do in Manali

Johnson Bar and Restaurant


Manali has a great café culture, you will find some cafes with a tinge of old world charm, some a bit quirky and some having the greatest possible location situated just by the river with a view of the great mountain peaks.


Top Things To Do in Manali

The Lazy Dog


Above all that the food is mind blowing and I promise these art cafes would make you come back to Old Manali every evening! Here’s a few I personally love:

Johnson’s Bar and Restaurant
Café 1947
The Lazy Dog
Drifter’s Café



Food and Drinks for the Soul


Top Things To Do in Manali

Flavours of Manali


Like a lot of other hilly towns Manali has a great Tibetan food culture, but apart from that there’s great Himachali food too which you might not have tasted till now. Some of my absolute favourite things to have when in Manali are:

Trout Fish
Plum Wine and Apple Cider



So, in case you were thinking Manali is not your kind of place for holidays… think again! I would suggest you make the most of the amazing weather right now, pack your bags and head to Manali for a few days to relax and rejuvenate, soak in some culture and enjoy nature! Also, if you’re looking for a fantastic deal on travel, be sure check out these amazing Domestic flight offers.


Happy Travelling!






  • Velvet Blush June 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

    It looks like such an amazing place, I would love to go 4×4 off road driving 🙂 xx

    Velvet Blush

    • Ankita June 22, 2017 at 5:10 am

      It’s a beautiful place…do visit if you ever get the chance to 🙂
      The 4×4 experience is pretty amazing! xoxo


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