Manali and Kullu

River rafting, river crossing, hot water springs & more.


When sound of exhilaration seems to be coming far above from sky and only colorful para-gliders could be spotted above head, the site is most probably Solang Valley of Manali Hill Station, which has a uniqueness that stands out from any other paragliding site in India. What more this is one facet of this hill city, like honeymooner trying to pose wearing ski gears rather than actually willing to try the fun of skiing. Add to those individual getting holy dip in hot water springs, families bonding in picnic spots and many other images, and this hill city comes alive in front of eyes. A part of Beas River Valley, Manali is situated at an altitude of more than 2000 m from where the eyes fall on the views of forests, orchards, river, mountains ranges and more, for nothing but sheer visual delight. The place once used to serve trade purposes via Manali - Leh route. Now the same route is used for the purpose of adventure mainly for the bikers and jeep riders. Having invitingly secured its history in its name, Manali is associated with legends of King Manu who had the responsibility to protect human civilization after the great flood meant to destroy the world, which he successfully shouldered. If unfolding stories entwined in myths and legend is a loved way to spend holidays, Manali rouses the need to explore the Himalayas with even more intensity.

Details of excursion:

1)    2 night and 3 days
2)    1st night at Manali & 2nd night near Naggar
3)    Visit to Manali market, Hadimba temple, manu temple, Vishisth Hot water spring
4)    Trip to Solang valley for rope way trolley tripAnd river crossing adventure activity
5)    Roerich art gallery visit, Naggar castel visit
6)    River rafting adventure activity
7)    Scenic cab ride Palampur to Manali and back
8)    Accompanied by English speaking MOI staff
9)    Meal plan: Fri-B, Sat-B, Sun-B & D


Hadimba temple at Manali

Itinerary of excursion:

Day 1(Friday)
1)    Around 08:00hrs transfer Manali (Approx 7 hrs)
2)    Hotel check in and settle down
3)    Late afternoon visit to market in Manali town.
4)    Free time for Dinner and retire for the day


View of market at Manali in winter

Day 2(Saturday)
1)    After breakfast at hotel, checkout and visit to Manu and Hadimba temples
2)    Visit to Vishisth (Hot water spring, holy shrine)
3)    Visit to Solang valley for adventure activities
4)    Free time for lunch and transfer to Naggar
5)    Visit to Roerick art gallery and Naggar castel
6)    Overnight stay in or near Naggar


River crossing

Day 3(Sunday)
1)    After breakfast transfer to Kullu
2)    River rafting (Adventure activity)
3)    Free time for lunch
4)    Transfer to Palampur


River rafting at Kullu