If love nature and want to get away from crowd and shor sharabba please dont stay in main manali or any one near mall road, Love nature please find a hotel or a resort in prini or near by villages. trust me you will never regret. There are many hotels like Six season, Woodland retreat, Woodstock. Which are not so far from Manali but are also close to nature. I stayed in Woodland Retreat a beautiful place, awesome hospitality, Delicious food and safe. As a solo female traveler i would highly recommend this place to stay. Its surrounded with greenery and mountains covered with snow. 3 days are more then enough to explore Manali. If you love adventure go for river rafting, para gliding or skiing.
Places to explore :
Solang Valley isFamous for Nature, Photography, Adventure.
Tickets: 650 rs for Rope way Para gliding price may vary
Opening Timings: Open all days from 10 am to 6 pm.
Duration: 3-4 hours.
Solang valley is also known as the ‘Snow Point’ and is famous for hosting various winter adventure sports like skiing, parachuting and paragliding etc. The Solang Valley is located at an average altitude of 2,560 meters above sea level and is also one of the favorite trekking hotspots in the region. The views from the point are magnificent and give views to snow capped peaks and glaciers.
The high mountain pass of Rohtang lies at an altitude of 3,978 meters above sea level and located in the eastern hills of the Pir Panjal Range. The pass lies at a picturesque location with the rivers Beas and Chenab that lies to the southern and northern side of Rohtang Pass. Rohtang Pass is famous for its picturesque views of the valley and various hidden waterfalls. Rohtang Pass is a must visit on your trip Kullu-Manali.
Things to Do at Rohtang Pass:
Pay a visit to Nehru Kund enroute.
Photograph the snow peaked Himalayan mountains.
Hadimba Temple: Situated atop a hillock the Hadimba Devi Temple is surrounded by thick deodar forests and was built in 1553. The temple is dedicated to the Rakshasa Hidimba who was also the wife of the Pandava Bhima. The temple structure is built in a distinctive architectural style that somewhat crosses Indian architecture with the one employed in the Buddhist monasteries. The structure is made primarily of wood and 70 meters from the temple also lays the temple dedicated to Ghatotkacha, the son of Bhima and Hidimba and a hero of the Mahabharata war.
Things to Do near Hadimba Devi Temple:
Visit the Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art nearby.
Pray at Siyali Mahadev Temple.
Trek at the Himalayan Trails.
Visit Rahala Falls.
Vashist Hot Water Springs : The place lies at a distance of 4-5 kilometers from Manali and is situated across the Beas River. The village of Vashist is famous for its sulphurous Hot Water Springs and is a popular attraction among tourist and pilgrims. The springs can also be enjoyed in privacy at the Turkish-styles bath houses which are available here. The village is also famous for its stone temples which are dedicated to a local saint Vasistha.
Things to Do at Vashist Hot Water Springs:
Take a dip in the hot springs.
Visit the shrine of Saint Vasistha.
Trek along the hills nearby.
Tibetan Monasteries: Manali is also the home of Tibetan Monasteries and among them, Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa are the most famous. These monasteries are built by Tibetan refugees and are a must visit for anyone wanting to get a glimpse of their culture. The monasteries are built Pagoda style and house a shrine of Lord Buddha.
Beas River is the Heart of Kullu valley and has various camping spots and water sports. Beas originates from the Himalayas and flows around 470 kilometres to Sutlej river in Punjab. The river also marks the eastern border of Alexander the Great’s empire in 326 BC who was forced to stop his expedition here.
Things to Do at Beas River:
River Water Rafting.
Visit the nearby Pandoh Dam.
Gulaba : Gulaba is a quaint village surrounded with snow peaked mountains and scenic views. It comes enroute to Rohtang Pass and serves a good alternative whenever Rohtang Pass is closed. Visitors can enjoy many snow activities and can even spend some peaceful time away in the lap of the beautiful topography. This place has also being the shooting place of many Bollywood films.
Things to Do at Gulaba: Trekking.