Plan a Trip Full of Surprises in Manali

Nestled amidst the Himalayas, Manali is known for its unparalleled beauty and pristine nature. Manali has something to offer for all those who visit: an escape with old college friends, a break from office stress, or even some quality time with family. You can unleash a new you with crazy outdoor adventure sports in Manali or introspect in the lap of nature. With a large number of options available at OYO rooms, Manali welcomes you to a cozy and warm stay.

Open for all seasons; you won’t regret finding yourself at the hill station at any time of the year. Although, travel experts say the best time to explore the beauty of Manali is between mid-July to the beginning of October.

At an altitude of over 6,700-ft, Manali offers you a chance to create memories and go back with a truckload of stories to reminisce on quiet weekends. The spell-bounding natural beauty makes it a picture-perfect destination for the ‘gram and sharing your journey with your social media followers.

The hill station also offers a variety of adventures, from water sports to hiking, for those looking for an adrenaline rush. Explore nature and yourself differently, with paragliding, rock climbing, mountain biking, trekking, bungee jumping, or zorbing.

Places to explore?

A hill town in Himachal Pradesh, this place offers breathtaking landscape views as soon as you enter, inviting you to explore its nooks and crannies further. While some places are still unexplored, the best and most visited places of Manali are Rohtang Pass, Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Vashisht Hot Water Springs, Bhrigu Lake Trek, Parvati Trek, etc. While some treks are easy to moderate-level in difficulty, others like the Parvati trek require some trekking expertise.

What all to keep in the bag before you start exploring?

As a traveler, it’s important to keep all necessary items handy, from documents to hygiene essentials. But don’t worry, we have kept a checklist read for you:

Your ID proof-

This cannot be reiterated enough times – a valid ID IS IMPORTANT! When traveling, an authentic identity proof like your Aadhar card, passport, or driving license can help you book your tickets, get entry at certain places, or just make sure you don’t get lost.

Rain cover-

While one should always carry waterproof trekking bags along, keeping rain covers handy is recommended! Rains can sometimes be unpredictable, and it’s always better to be prepared to cover your belongings as well as yourself.

An extra pair of clothes-

An extra set of clothes is recommended for several reasons – it might come in handy to keep yourself warm on an exceptionally chilly night, or of course, if you end up getting into a mess, a change of pair at the time can be a savior. Besides, if nature lures you in and you decide to spend an extra night and push your departure, the spare pair of clothes could make all the difference to your decision.

Water Bottle-

You will need this at every step of your trip. It’s important to keep your body hydrated for safe and healthy travel. Keep taking sips of water while trekking and get it filled from time to time. It’s also helpful to carry your bottle that you can fill up where you get fresh drinking water. It’s recommended that you carry a sustainable, sturdy bottle instead of disposable plastic ones. And remember – don’t leave empty bottles around! ‘Strictly no littering’, should be your policy!

What are some good places to go camping in Manali?

Stand a chance to experience a cool breeze, serenity, and the Himalayan peaks when you are at Manali. A center of attraction for all travelers alike, one can’t afford to skip camping under the soft silvery moon. Away from the humdrum of the city, let the stars take you away and curate memorable moments.

Solang Valley

Nearly 13-km away from the town of Manali, Solang valley offers a fun-filled stay. From snow-capped mountains to clear blue skies, Solang is an experience you won’t forget. If you’re into camping and starting your day with a cup of hot chai, watching the sunset surrounded by the mighty Himalayas – this is just the place for you. Those who prefer a more adventurous trip can choose to go skiing in winters or ATV rides, paragliding, and zorbing in warmer months. You can also enjoy a cable-car ride to Mt. Phatru.

River Beas

Several camping sites are lined along the Beas river in Manali. This riverside camping experience goes beyond bonfire nights with your loved ones and also offers you thrilling options like white water rafting and other water sports. If you’d prefer, you can also enjoy luxurious campsites that offer cookouts, a view of the river, and clear starry nights.

Kothi

At the foothills of the Rohtang pass, Kothi is a quaint village nearly 12-km from Manali. If one is planning to go through the pass on foot, it’s the perfect camping spot. Offering a view of the snow-capped peaks and the glaciers of River Beas, it’s a splendid place to capture in your cameras. Kothi also offers a quiet recluse from the bustling town of Manali.

Tirthan valley

Often called Himalaya’s hidden treasure, as it is regarded as an off-beat tourist destination, Tirthan, too, makes for a great escape. Named after the Tirthan river, the valley is in the Kullu district. It offers multiple trekking opportunities to less-explored terrains with breathtaking views of the peaks. It’s also a paradise for bird-lovers who can sight a variety of species. Serolsar and Parashar lakes offer the perfect camping spots just a trek away.

Where can you stay in Manali?

Before you head out to conquer these infinite possibilities, you’d want to spend a day or two at Manali, go around the town, and shop for souvenirs to take back. You may also want to allow yourself a buffer period before heading back home at the end of your trek and sports adventures. OYO rooms have the perfect, affordable solution for your accommodation.

Choose a place – whether you want to stay near Beas, get a riverside room, or stay near the mall road where shops and cafes are easily accessible – there’s an option for every demand. Quaint little cottages to luxury hotels, whether near your camping sites or popular destinations like the Hadimba temple or the Durga temple, you will find your perfect stay at OYO.

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