Best months to visit : All year
Opening Timings : 24 Hr
Manali Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh. It starts about 2km from Manali. It is a flora and fauna sanctuary. It is the catchment of Manalsu khad. It’s a soul-soothing place for nature lovers. Some unusual animals like Musk deer, Brown bear, Leopard, and Snow Leopard are seen here.
It spreads over 31.8 sq km, the sanctuary also allows camping in summer.
The best time for trekking is May and June. Tourists are allowed to stay in camp at Lambadug.
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Places Near Manali sanctuary
Hidimba temple is also known as Dhungari temple located in Manali. It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimba Devi (Wife of Bheemasena, one of five Pandava brothers from epic Mahabharatha). It was constructed in 1553. It is a four-storeyed structure, a conical roof, and three square-shaped floors with timber tiles. The temple doesn’t have an idol of a goddess but a huge stone carrying her footprint. A festival is organized every year in Shravan (an Indian Month) which is called Bahadur Singh Re Jatar and also a .. View More
The stunning and breathtaking Rahala waterfalls are located at a height of 8500ft about 16 km from Manali. It is located on the way to Rohtang Pass. Tourists can click gorgeous landscape pictures, trek above the cliff, and enjoy the melting ice of this fall. It’s one of the more memorable waterfall attractions. Rahala waterfall is a result of the melting glaciers and so it is extremely cold. It is situated in a very pristine area surrounded by a dense growth of silver birch and deodar. Rahala waterfalls are absolutely .. View More
Rohtang pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3979mts (13054ft) above sea level located on the eastern Pir Panjal range. About 53 km from Manali it connects Kullu valley with Lahaul and Spiti which in turn provide access to Leh. It is known for its scenic beauty and it holds strategic importance to India. It offers beautiful sights of glaciers and peaks. Rohtang means ground of corpses. Traffic Jams are quite common here. An 8.5 km long Rohtang tunnel is under construction since 2010 by the Indian Government. It co.. View More
Tibetan Monastery is situated near the Mall in Manali. The monastery is one of the oldest and famous places in Manali. It represents the rich culture and history of Tibetan people settled in Kullu and Manali. Many residents in this place make amazingly beautiful handicrafts. The Tibetan monastery also runs a Thanks School of arts and a Carpet weaving center to preserve ancient Tibetan art. Placed in the midst of sunflowers this monastery glows at night with light bulbs lit. A huge gold-faced bronze statue of Buddha presides.. View More
Vasisht Hot water Springs
Hot water springs are the most fascinating natural phenomenon. Water gets heated below the surface of the earth due to geothermal effects. Water from hot water springs is known to be rich in minerals including calcium. If u trek a distance of about 3.5 km you get a little hamlet known as Vasisht. If you proceed still further you reach a 4000-year-old ancient temple. This temple is dedicated to ancient Indian sage Vasisht who was the guru of Ram and Lakshman. Inside the temple, there is a hot water spring. It is said that the.. View More
At a distance of 4 km from Vasisht temple here comes the spectacular Jogini falls. The fall is formed by a stream that is merged into the Beas River. Jogini Mata temple is at the base of this waterfall. It is a sacred place to the nearby villages. There is a small pool at the base formed by the fall. The best and short trek route from Vasisht temple to Jogini falls is very scenic and beautiful. .. View More
Nehru kund is a natural spring which is located on the Leh-Manali highway. The kund was named after Jawahar Lal Nehru as he used to drink water from this spring when he stayed in Manali. The lush greenery of the valley and the pristine water offer breathtaking scenery. Chandrakhani Pass: It is located in the middle of lush green Kullu valley. It’s the most famous trek of Himachal Pradesh. In winter the trek offers great views of snow-capped mountains, forest, meadows, and fabulous ranges such as Pir Panjal range, Ba.. View More
Solang Valley (Skiing Paradise)
It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh. It is known for its summer and winter sports conditions. It is one of the essential destinations. One has to look at this most gorgeous and adventurous place. Solang features high mountain slopes that turn milky white in winter when it snows here. Solang valley is a major Ski destination in India. It also offers training in skiing for tourists in winter. When the snow melts in summer Skiing is replaced by Parachuting, Zorbing, Paragliding, and Horse riding. For snow lovers, the best time to visit here is December to.. View More
It is a village located 15km from Manali on the foothills of Rohtang Pass. This village offers a magnificent view of snow-capped mountains and glaciers and of the Beas River that flows through a very deep and narrow gorge at this point. This is the best ideal site for nature lovers, poets, and painters. The most appropriate time to visit here is from May to October. Some other nearby beautiful destinations to visit are the Himachal Museum of culture and Folk art, Manu temple, Maa Sharvari temple. .. View More