Day Trips

Looking for a quick getaway? There are a number of places that await your arrival.

Parvati Valley

(Manikaran, Karol, Malana, Kheerganga, Tosh)

Branching off at the junction near Bhuntar is a road that leads to the Parvati Valley. The Parvati Valley is home to Kasol, Malana, Manikaran, Kheerganga and Tosh, amongst others.

The Sikh holy place of Manikaran requires no prior introduction. Its iconic hot springs and generous langar are worth a visit. Slightly before Manikaran, there lies the most charming and quaint resort called the Himalayan Village.

Run by a local Himachali family, the Himalayan Village has been constructed in the traditional Katkhuni style in the format of cottage clusters and machans. Its architectural finery and authenticity are worth a look. The in-house restaurant at the Himalayan Village is the ideal stop for tourists who are in search of local Himachali food. The resort is within a reasonable distance of Kasol, another must-visit for all those who go to the Parvati Valley.

Teerthan Valley

Just three hours from Manali there lies the Teerthan valley, a quaint and scenic part of the Devbhumi that still remains relatively untouched. This is a popular destination amongst campers, anglers, hikers and wildlife enthusiasts. The Great Himalayan National Park is a UNESCO-certified world heritage site for its rare biodiversity and is full of natural wonders.

The Great Himalayan National Park

Highly recommended for trekkers, fishing and camping enthusiasts, the Great Himalayan National Park is located in the Teerthan river valley, which is approximately 3 hours away from Manali, further beyond Kullu. Established in 1984, the park spans over 1,171 kilometre squares at an altitude ranging from 5,000 to 19,600 feet. Recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is home to nearly 400 species of animals, birds and insects, all of which are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. This repository of biological diversity is one of the most interesting hiking, birdwatching as well as camping sites.

SHOJHA & JALORI PASS

SARIOLSAR LAKE & THE RAGHUPURGARH FORT RUINS
A two and a half hour drive from Manali will lead you to one of the most popular and scenic trekking sites. Situated at an elevation of 10,800 feet, the pass serves as a link between the Simla and Kullu districts. Offering one of the most fantastic mountainous views, Jalori pass leads to two separate trekking trails. The first one goes eastwards of the pass, through a thick forest that leads you to the picturesque and serene Serolsar lake. The second one is relatively steeper (and more adventurous) trek through the westward meadows and forest to the remains of the Raghupur fort on top of the plateau.
5 kilometres below the pass lies the magical village of Shojha, pierced by the Ghyagi river stream which forms ideal picnic spots. Walking upstream the Ghyagi leads to one of my favourite trekking routes through fields and meadows to a quaint bridge.
Not very far away from Shojha towards Banjar, in the Skeeran forest, is the Shringa Rishi temple, believed by the locals to possess the gift of fertility and prosperity.

Dial 100 for staff assistance 25
leads to one of my favourite trekking routes through fields and meadows to a quaint bridge.
Not very far away from Shojha towards Banjar, in the Skeeran forest, is the Shringa Rishi temple, believed by the locals to possess the gift of fertility and prosperity.