The quaint charms of Manali have captured the attention of tourists all over the world. Celebrated for being an-all- year round magnet for adventure seekers, Manali will be a perfect destination for these winters. The pristine river Beas in Manali during winters adds to the beauty of its snowy landscape! Manali during winters has overwhelming opportunities for Snow – Play! Unwind yourself in this snow bound land which is bustling with new cuisines & old traditions all at once. The rich culture & a variety of adventurous possibilities will be a high point of your trip. Here’s a list of 6 great reasons why Manali Rocks,s this vacation, which is sure to make you plan a trip to Manali!
All Hail the Mountains: With the lofty mountains signalling adventure seekers a way to get into the outdoors, one can explore endless things to do in Manali this winter. Indulge in Mountain biking, trekking, rock climbing & Angling (for those who wish to fish out the secrets of Manali). Trekking the breath-taking summits of Chika, Deo Tibba base, Hampta Pass and many more!
Peep into the checklist of a backpacker at Manali: The inflow of backpackers will set the right mood for amazing adventure possibilities. Here you will find travellers not only keen on adventure but also on a lookout for foreign cuisines. Don’t miss out on an international variety of food joints & mind blowing adventures. Moreover Great Indian Outdoors will arrange a walk tour of Manali (the high point being the architecture & Folk Art) while for the lazy folks, Manali on Wheels will be a complete cultural awakening!
Manali, a Christmas Bonanza: During Christmas the cozy pastoral lodges, like the Orchard Guest House, Manali; will be an ideal getaway to relax & unwind yourself. Adventure lovers can also indulge in unlimited activities like Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Rafting this Christmas & New Year. Even if you are not an adventure enthusiast Manali will not leave you empty handed. Avid travellers can celebrate Christmas with GIO, as they offer an Outdoorsy package for winter holidays, custom made for people of all interest.
Expose yourself to the Mystical Winter Landscape: The breath-taking views from Solang valley & its perfect Skiing slopes are on the checklist of Skiers & mountaineers especially during winters. Immerse yourself in the snow kissed beauty of Solang & Rohtang Pass. Rohtang pass is a hauntingly beautiful trek. Also whenever Rohtang is closed due to heavy snow one may choose to go up till Marhi, a beautiful Snow Sport destination.
Culture – The Best of Both Worlds: For those who seek more than adventure, there are umpteen things to do in Manali in winter. Most Manali tour packages include Sightseeing options, like visit to Manu & Vashisht Temple, Naggar (once Capital of the Kullu kingdom) & also a visit to the quaint hamlets of Kothi & Naggar. Catch glimpses of Old Manali, separated by Manalsu River, which takes you into the idyllic world of Manali, untouched by tourism. These sightseeing options will be a way to seep into the history of Manali!
The Heating Point: Lastly the hot sulphur springs at Vashishth & Manikaran, will be a hot respite from the chilly winters at Manali, if you plan to have a calming dip to revive yourself.
So just pack your backpacks & hop into your hiking shoes before the winter fades in Manali. Manali gives all the reasons to visit & now is your turn to make the most of it. Let this Manali trip give a perfect beginning to the year 2017!
Author: Samiksha Khanduri
A fiercely wandering soul, (literally & metaphorically)I take bits of myself to places all around! A literature lover, born in a family of travel enthusiasts, I dream of the best of both worlds. With every new flavour of adventure to my palates, I believe in unravelling A 'NEW ME' EACH DAY!