Manali is one of the most famous hill stations in India. It is also recognized as an adventure capital of Himachal Pradesh as there are several trekking expeditions which start from Manali, such as Bhrigu Lake, Beas Kund, Hampta Pass, Hampta Circuit, Patalsu Peak, etc. Apart from trekking expeditions, there are other adventure activities like Paragliding, Rafting, Skiing, Zorbing, etc. that one can do.
There are many places worth checking out in Manali. The place is famous for its cafes in Old Manali. Some of the famous cafes to check out are Cafe 1947, whose fish and chips are a must have. Other cafes include Drifter’s cafe, The Lazy Dog and Cafe Meraki. You can also spend the evening shopping to your heart’s content at Mall Road where you will get authentic and local souvenirs.
Next day will be spent at Solang Valley, which is also known as the “Adventure Capital of India” and rightly so because while you’re here you can indulge in some thrilling adventure activities such as paragliding, skiing, ATV riding and much more. The mountainous vistas add a surreal charm to the Solang Valley. The rest of the day can be spent in visiting some local touristic spots in Manali such as Manu Temple, Hadimba Temple, Jogini Falls, Manali Nature Park, Manali Club House and much more.
The ideal time to visit Manali would be in summers if you want to beat the heat of the summer months, while you can also visit these places in winters to experience snowfall and beautiful snow covered valleys all around.