Soak up the serene and breath-taking scenic beauty amidst the lap of Himalayas, in the tourist town of Manali. When most of the tourists and local travellers head for the popular hotspots in Manali, you can take a detour and consider visiting all the uncommon and off-beat places in Manali. At this wonderful summer retreat, do not miss out on exploring the hidden gems.
Some Unique Places in the Luxurious Resort Town:
If you love solitude and want a rendezvous with nature, this is a place for you. The picturesque views of the valley will thrill you, while the Jagatipatt temple’s intricate detailing will leave you in awe. The wooden houses of the bygone era give a virgin touch to the unspoilt beauty of Rumsu Village.
Situated at a majestic elevation of 14,308 ft. above sea level, the Beas River passes through the centre of the town. You can enjoy the unadorned natural splendour of the river surrounded by Himalayan landscapes. You can also indulge in river rafting or create a picnic set-up overlooking the sacred river.
If you want to get away from visitors, then Old Manali is the best place to stopover. It is about 3 km. from the town and quite popular for its old world charm such as Victorian guesthouses, tranquil grasslands and orchard plantations. As an enthusiastic tourist, be sure to visit the Manu Temple, the roadside cafes and the bustling market areas and include them in your Manali tour packages.
Beyond the Rohtang
Just like a typical busy tourist, do not stop your journey at the wondrous Rohtang Pass and return back to your hotel. The actual charm lies way beyond the traveller-infested areas. Once you secure a permit to drive further than the Rohtang Pass, you can experience the lush snow tunnels passing through Keylong. Also get a close–up awe-inspiring view of the Pir Panjal Mountains and the picturesque beauty of the Chandra Valley.
Shawl Producing Factory
Who doesn’t fancy the authentic and beautiful handmade Himachal shawls? Extend your Manali tour packages itinerary so that you can sightsee the shawl factories in Manali, and observe how these delicate shawls are created. You may be mesmerised by watching the skilled artisans making lovely patterns from wool pieces. Kullu Manali shawls are very popular all over the country for their intrinsic patterns and artwork.
Do not miss the Naggar Castle, if you love historical relics. The castle is essentially made of wood and stones. Built in the 14th century, Naggar Castle was the abode of the Raja of Kullu. This ancient structure showcases historical items and architectural wonders.
Other off-beat destinations include Raison (Riverside), Tirthan Valley, Shoja Hillside Hamlet, and the remote Jispa to name a few. While Manali hill station is considered as the perfect vacation retreat, it is falling prey to excessive commercialization. To look beyond the normal tourist destinations can help you discover a pristine and untouched Manali. Let Travelsetu.com take you to the best unexplored areas of this beautiful Indian hill station.