Traveling with family is absolute bliss. After all, it’s the only time when you get to know each other a lot. It’s the only time that strengthens your bond with your loved ones. It’s the only time that enables kids to take a break from their studies and explore the various parts of the world. It’s the only time that allows you to build memories for a lifetime. So, it has to be perfect in every manner.
To have a great time on your family trip, you need to choose a tourist destination that exudes family vibes. A tourist destination that welcomes families with open arms. A tourist destination that invites you to indulge in something unique and exciting every time you come, whether for a short or long duration. A tourist destination that complements everyone’s holiday mood and style. In short, it won’t be wrong to say that you need to shortlist a destination that has things for kids, toddlers, adults, and old-age people as well.
How about considering Manali as your next getaway location and booking a Manali Family tour package with us.
Nestled against the backdrop of the jaw-dropping Himalayas, Manali, the Honeymoon Capital of India, is a lovely paradise that has always been on the bucket list of many Indians as well as foreign tourists for plenty of reasons.
There are snow-capped peaks, mesmerizing valleys, and an abundance of lush greenery for nature buffs looking to be in the lap of nature. There are wildlife sanctuaries for wildlife lovers. There are beautiful lakes and gardens for leisure travelers. There are thousands of adventurous activities for thrill seekers. There are fine dining eateries with street food for foodies. And there are several shopping markets for shopaholics for a perfect family vacation.
Anyone who wants to enjoy an escapade away from the maddening crowd, annoying city lights, and unwanted noise pollution will find Manali an ideal destination to rejuvenate themselves. Manali family tour packages allow you to spend some quality time with your family in utmost tranquility and return home refreshed as it has a plethora of things to do and see throughout the day.
Out of all the sightseeing places in Manali, the one place that draws a huge influx of locals and visitors is the Mall Road market. Often referred to as the heart of the hill station, Mall Road is a popular go-to spot for all those who are interested in street shopping adventures. Here you can find everything right from Tibetan and Himalayan handicrafts to Woolen Clothing, Tibetan Jewellery, Kullu and Kinnauri Shawls, Dorjes, nameplates, keychains, and Buddhist Paintings under one roof, and that too at reasonable prices (only if you’re good at bargaining).
Just a few steps away from Mall Road is the famous Hadimba Temple that invites people to seek blessing from the presiding deity, Goddess Hadimba Devi. While Manu Temple is dedicated to King Manu – the Indian Sage, the Vashisht Temple allows you to take a refreshing dip in its holy water. It is believed that one who bathes at Vashisht Temple gets rid of all skin infection and other diseases.
Other religious sites like the Gauri Shankar Temple, Manali Gompa, Von Ngari Monastery, and Himalayan Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple are also there for people wanting to be spiritually enlightened on their Manali tour.
The next destination that deserves to be seen with children is the Manali Sanctuary. Established in the year 1954, the Manali Sanctuary provides shelter to a diverse range of flora and fauna that are worth capturing through the camera. You can also spend some time at the Great Himalayan National Park and Van Vihar National Park to create some unforgettable memories for a lifetime.
Pay heed to the Jogini Waterfall to experience the natural phenomena of a waterfall falling from a certain height from the ground level. The Rahala Falls on one side offers a truly magnificent view of the mountains covered in snow, Jana Waterfall on the other side is a pure delight to watch. For the unspoiled beauty of nature, one can also head towards the Parvathi Valley, Tirthan Valley, and Bhrigu Lake in Manali to revel in the picturesque beauty.
Don’t forget to stop by Rohtang La Pass and Solang Valley if adventure is on your mind. Heaven for adventure seekers, the Rohtang La Pass and Solang Valley offer numerous recreational sports for people to feel an adrenaline rush in their bodies. These include skiing, paragliding, zorbing, mountain biking, camping, river rafting, sledding, and more.
In case you’re interested in trying your hand at moderate to challenging treks, you can simply start hiking towards the Chandrakhani Pass Trek or Chandratal Baralacha Trek. Several other trekking destinations like Hampta Pass Trek, Deo Tibba Trek, and Beas Kund Trek are also available in the little hamlet for trekkers to choose from. Depending on your holiday duration and budget, choose one trail that suits you the best.
Here you can also stroll around the nearby villages like Kothi, Naggar, Malana, Keylong, Katrain, and Jagatsukh to explore the rich heritage and local culture of the town. Not only do these villages are situated far away from the bustling crowd but also offer a kind of environment where you can breathe in the fresh air in your comfort.
The list of tourist places to visit in Manali doesn’t end here as the hill station has a lot more to unveil to its visitors. If time permits, you can extend your weekend trip to a few more days to cover the attraction such as the Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art, Nehru Kund, Arjun Gufa, Atal Tunnel, Sissu, and Old Manali area to have a great time on your Manali tour.
Summer season (March - June) is the peak season to visit Manali as this is the time when it receives a throng of tourists from different parts of the world every year. Why? Because the charm you get to see here is almost incomparable to any other hill station in India.
Also, the weather remains pleasant and cool enough for anyone wanting to get away from the harsh sunny heat their city is battling during the day. Not to forget about the region’s flora which is in full bloom during this season, giving another reason to people to flock to this paradise time and time again.
Please note that Manali can be easily accessed by people from the neighboring cities of Himachal Pradesh state and the rest of the country via airways, railways, and roadways. Bhuntar Airport or the Kullu-Manali Airport is the nearest airport to this hill station and it is approximately 50 km away. This airport is well-served by domestic flights from different parts of the nation.
If you’re traveling from outside India, you can catch a flight to Delhi International Airport first and then hire a prepaid/postpaid taxi from the list of top car rental companies in Manali outside the airport to travel further to your desired destination.
Another convenient way is via road. The HRTC department runs various public buses from the metro cities of India to Manali and vice-versa on an everyday basis. It is a great option to reach Manali at pocket-friendly prices for people who have budget constraints in mind. Alternatively, if you like road trips, choose to self-drive your own vehicle all the way to this little hamlet. The choice is yours!
Book an all-inclusive Manali tour package with us to enjoy your visit to Manali exactly the way you’ve envisioned. We at Manali Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA, design a variety of travel packages to cater to your varied holiday needs. Our all-inclusive packages can also be customized as per your choice along with the itinerary so that you can explore the unseen wonders at your convenience.
At Holiday DNA, client satisfaction is our topmost priority and we don’t mind going the extra mile to offer you the best of our services. In case you’re not happy with any of the inclusions in your Manali tour package, you just need to tell us and we promise to change it right away. Please fill out the Contact Us form to know more about us in detail.