The hill resort of Manali is blessed with a large opportunity for tourism. Not only does it have numerous places to see within its confines, but also stands surrounded by many beautiful and attractive tourist attractions. Beautiful valleys, gorges, greenery, and snow-capped mountains make Manali a perfect excursion place. Solang valley, Rohtang Pass, Kullu valley, Kangra, Kinnaur, Sirmour, Una, Sangla, Naggar, Tabo, Kaza, Nako, Keylong, Kunzum Pass are some major tourist places near Manali, which can be visited upon.
The valley is the most favorite among tourists who are interested in natural calm and beauty and want to see silvery mountains. The place, full of multiple floras and fauna, is heaven for travelers. Kullu is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of Himalayan culture and its people.
Located 51 Kilometers from the town of Manali, Rohtang Pass is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road. Army’s permission is required to go through this path, which remains open from the months of June to September and promises to treat tourists with breath taking views. Sports activities like skiing are also organized here.
Naggar, an extremely pleasant village, is located at an hours drive from the main city of Manali. The former capital of Kullu, people visit this village to see the glorious castle which still holds testimony of the capital. If you are in Manali, make sure to drive down to this place too.
Vashisht is a beautiful place around 3 km from Manali and is dedicated to the saint, Vashista. The place is among the popular tourist destination near the town, one for beauty and another for the religious and spiritual values. Vashisht also houses two old stone temples which are dedicated to saint Vashista.
Those who are really interested in skiing and trekking will fins Solang Valley a heaven. The valley offers excellent landscape to skiers. Some institutes even offer courses to learn skiing here. A view of the snow caped mountains, from this valley, is simply breathtaking. Kothi Located in picturesque setting, Kothi is a place that offers excellent surroundings. Peaceful, serene and full of natural beauty, Kothi is a perfect location to relax and retreat. The place overlooks Manali Valley and the surroundings mountains and forms a popular excursion of Manali.