Manali is one of the best tourist destinations in India catering to different people and age groups. Its wonderful serene valleys and towering pine trees are perfect ways for having tete-a-tete with Momma nature offering a perfect relaxation for peaceful souls. However, people looking for some adrenaline rush don’t need to disappoint at all. A vast array of sports and activities are available catering to various groups of sports enthusiasts. The cold climate, pristine natural scenery and unpolluted atmosphere here make it the most ideal place for romantic couples to celebrate their honeymoon.
However it is recommendable to search for the best, most economically priced tour packages for Manali before going on a trip. Instead of checking with your local travel agent, you can check over the internet to find the best offers and discount schemes.
Here are some of the best places in Manali that should be included in ideal tour packages for Manali:
This 400+ year old temple belonging to Hidimba, the wife of legendary Mahabharat superhero, Bhima (of 5 Pandavas), is situated at north-west of Manali. This temple has a pagoda shaped roof and a doorway with intricate designs. Arguably this temple is one of the best examples of excellent craftsmanship.
If you want to enjoy a serene atmosphere full of spirituality then various monasteries at Manali are the best places to visit. Nothing can match the soul-comfort offered by the peaceful atmosphere of these monasteries filled with divinely scent of incense sticks. You can also buy designer carpets woven by hand and fantastic masterpieces of Tibetan art.
If you are an adventurous soul then Solang valley has the best activities to offer you: paragliding, skiing, horse riding and zorbing among many others. All these activities combined with spectacular views of snow-clad mountains offer a best way to rejuvenate.
Old Manali is the heart of Manali, beautifully populated with its quaint houses that are perfect masterpieces of wood and stone, towering pine trees and local markets bustling with crowds. The way it has retained its original essence despite of being a tourist attraction is really appreciable. You can rest your glances at the wonderful views or buy the souvenirs to recall the great moments.
Eating a local cuisine in a five-star hotel is one thing, eating it amidst the local folk performances in a natural surrounding is completely different. So, if you want to have a direct contact with authentic experience, then riverside eateries are the most recommendable places. The live music-gigs, local interiors and natural atmosphere offer a complete authentic experience. So, instead of 5-star hotels, it is even more recommendable to enjoy local cuisine at local eateries with natural surroundings.
Whether you are a newly-wed couple or a water sports enthusiast, River Beas is the place that will effortlessly attract your attention. You can spend some precious moments with your sweetheart on the bank of this beautiful river running alongside this town. This river is also ideal for spending some quality time with your family. And for those with an inclination towards adventurous sports, river rafting is the best way to rejuvenate.
Well-known as the heart of the town, Mall road is beautifully populated with variety of hotels, markets and eateries. Located at the side of Beas River, it is a well-decorated local market. A small hotel with a home-like atmosphere, an eatery selling local food a local small shop selling souvenirs; your eyes will meet a kaleidoscope of beautiful scenes depicting strong local connection. Also a variety of local and international tourists offer a perfect global atmosphere. Buying local products, mingling with local people or enjoying mouthwatering cuisine are only few of variety of activities you can do at Mall road.