A Guide to Beautiful Manali

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Manali is a beautiful hill station nestled in the serene solitude of beautiful Beas valley at a height of 2,050 meters. Covered with alluring monasteries, sightseeing locations, lofty peaks, adventure avenues and so much more, this top hill station in India is the perfect get-away for travellers to unwind.

The crown of a destination ‘Manali’ is studded with number of glittering jewels in the form of places of tourist attractions. Let’s face it; you don’t come to Manali every day. So to ensure that you get the most out of your trip, we have come up with a detailed guide on must visit places in Manali.

Here is a guide to make your vacation to the Switzerland of India a filling one.

  • To start off with, jot down the most popular tourist places of Manali and mark those that interest you.
  • If you are an adventure enthusiast, prepare a list of adventure sports offered at this elevated town of Himachal and select the ones you would take part in.
  • Now search the most convenient as well as value for money accommodation in the city. Prim Resorts can be a rewarding choice given its strategic location, pristine panorama and commendable hospitality.
  • Now accordingly pack your bags and arrange itineraries. Follow these and your trip would be a remarkable experience.
    Manali is a destination that serves all kinds of tourists, be they adrenaline junkies, history buffs, romantic couples, family on vacation or nature lovers. Manali has its own unique charm to please every guest. Here is a detailed list of places to see in Manali on your trip to this marvelous land.
  1. Solang Valley – Just the right place for adventure seekers, one can indulge in activities like paragliding, trekking, rock climbing, zorbing etc. at this snow-laden destination.
  2. Old Manali – Experience the richness of nature here and revel in splendid sightseeing.
  3. Mall Road – Satisfy the urges of the shopaholic inside you and binge on some traditional fabrics and historic artifacts.
  4. Rohtang Pass – A truly exhilarating destination, this mountain pass is one to marvel at and serves as the connection to various tourist cities of Himachal like Leh and Ladakh.
  5. Naggar Castle – A 15th century old palace, this castle is a retreat for history buffs.
  6. Tibetan Monasteries – Visit Manali Gompa, Nyingamapa Gompa, Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa and many more in Manali to experience peace and tranquility.
  7. Vashist Temple & Hadimba Temple – These two are one of the most famous temples of the town and are a must visit for Hindu Pilgrims.
  8. Jagatsukh Temple – A beautifully carved temple, this place is merely 6 kilometers from the main Manali town and an eminent attraction of the city.
  9. Beas Kund Valley – Watch erratic Beas River flow with its entire splendor here and treat you with activities like river rafting, river crossing or a romantic getaway.
  10. Bhrigu Lake – Conspicuous as “Pool of Gods”, this sightseeing location attracts a plethora of visitors every year.
  11. Pandoh Dam – Built in 1977, the dam is constructed at a picturesque location and is a getaway for photography and nature lovers.
    Where to stay in Manali?

Once you have made up your mind on visiting Manali. The next big question is where to stay in Manali? There is this offbeat resort in Manali you will find suitable to your rich taste.

Prim Resorts at Your Service

The boutique resort, away from the noisy clutter of urban Manali, is the best place to stay in Manali. Let us be your guide and a facilitator in this memorable tour of yours. With our skilled travel desk and efficient management we promise to make your journey to this beautiful hill station an unforgettable one.

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A Guide to Beautiful Manali

9 travel tips for visiting Nainital/Hill station

Summer is here and so is vacation time. Instead of taking a trip to the beaches, why don’t you go visit one of the cool hill stations in India?

All excited about the holiday getaway to Nainital? Of course, you must be! You don’t get to visit such places ever so often, and so it makes sense to make it count whenever you visit this cool hill-station.

Here are nine travel tips you must keep in mind while visiting Nainital to make it a worthwhile affair.

  1. Plan the itinerary with detail so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun and adventure the place promises; even more so, if you are going to stay for over 2-3 days.
  1. Make your priority clear before planning the things to do there. Apart from visual delights, the city also has famed eating joints – for the foodie in you – and multiple shopping opportunities for the shopaholics. It’s always a good idea to have some souvenir and memorabilia to remind of the good times you spent there.
  1. Carrying too much hard cash is inconvenient and attracts trouble, carry ATMs instead – the more the merrier. This goes for any city or tourist destination in India.
  1. We visit hill-stations to escape the scorching heat of the plains. Just a drop of few degrees in temperature – often during nights – can turn the climate from pleasantly cool to inconveniently chilly. It’s advisable to carry some warm and woolen clothes, especially if there are children involved.
  1. Hopping around for accommodation in Nainital, or any other hill-station, doesn’t make for a pretty sight or experience. You run the risk of being shortchanged, or having to settle for less, not to mention all the exasperating hunting for a stay. So, if you are going in summer – when it’s the most crowded – it’s better to have a pre-booking. That way you can make not only the informed but also the best choice.
  1. The undulated and winding hilly terrain is as beautiful as they are dangerous. Make sure the driver you have is a deft hand behind the wheels with experience in navigating these treacherous terrain. Drive carefully with safety first approach is the way to go.
  1. Boating in the lakes is a wonderful experience. Make it also safer by wearing life jackets. Pay heed to the safety advice given by guides or boatman. Remember, life is a celebration as well. Respect it!
  1. Just like the way you want to get back from a place with good memories, the people there have wishes too. Be friendly and a good guest by respecting people, cultures, rules, procedures, laws etc. Give yourself a good name and your host some good memories of you. Yes! It means a lot.

Hill stations look great for their natural beauty and clean and fresh looks. Be a responsible traveler and avoid littering and polluting the raw beauty of Nainital. Otherwise, you might not like how it looks the next time you come.  So you can choose PRIM Resorts Nainital, which is available across all prime locations of the state. The resort provides beautifully decorated snug with attached bathroom. They also provide Indian and continental foods to indulge the taste buds of travelers.

9 travel tips for visiting Nainital/Hill station

A Guide to Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a beautiful state present in Northern Himalayan ranges of India. Earlier named Uttaranchal, the moniker was later changed to Uttarakhand after a constitutional amendment. It has two parts. Western part is Garhwal, while the eastern part is known as Kumaon. It is one of the most scenic states among all Indian states. It has a number of tourist destinations that offers many activities for visitors such as Trekking, Mountaineering, bird Watching, Rafting, Pilgrimage, Wildlife tours, Skating rink, Camping and you name it.

Hill stations in Uttarakhand

Hills Station

There are many hill stations in Uttarakhand, which are portals of enticing enclave. Visitors such as honeymooners, corporate people, family, travelers, and creative persons come here to enjoy the vacations and beauty of nature. The few listed hills station of the state are:

Abbott Mount

Abbott Mount

It is the beautiful town in Champawat district of Uttarakhand with only 13 cottages over the hills. This beautiful place is perfect for photography, trekking and birds watching.

Almora

Almora

This beautiful place is famous for its real view of Himalayas and unique handicrafts. It is the combination of two regions, the eastern region is Talifat and western region is Selifat. This district is close to other districts like Pithoragarh, Garhwal, Bageshwar and Nainital.

Chamba

Chamba

It is present at the edge of Mussoorie-Chamba road in Tehri district of Uttarakhand. It offers its placidness and transcendence towards tourist. It is near Mussoorie, and has a dense running Alpine forest to enhance the beauty.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie

Mussoorie is the most beautiful place of Uttarakhand situated at a distance of 35 km from Dehradun. It is famous as the Queen of hills, and located at the foot of Himalayas. There are many source of attraction such as the lush green hills, Doon valley and Shivalik ranges, which attract number of tourists. This place is also a gateway to Yamunotri and Gangotri.

Nainital

Nainital

Nainital is the favorite hill station of tourists, which is located in the Kumaon region and famous by the name of Lake District of India. Some beautiful places of Nainital are Ramnagar, Bhowali, Haldwani, Mukteshwar, Ramgarh, Sattal, Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal. There is a Naini Lake where Lord Shiva performed his Tandawa. (Resorts in Nainital)

Rishikesh

Rishikesh

It is located near Haridwar with tourist’s attractions like Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula, which attract tourists to visit this place. The place also has Sachcha Dham near Lakshman jhula. This place is on top with several wonderful temples engraved in Hindu mythology, of which the one very often visited is Neelkanth Mahadev temple, which is just few minutes away from Rishikesh. This place is also famous by the name of Yoga capital of the World, where you can easily reach tranquility.

Accommodation

Every place in Uttarakhand provides affordable accommodation facilities for tourists. If you want to stay in Uttarakhand during your tour, then you can choose PRIM Resorts, which is available across all prime locations of the state. The resort provides beautifully decorated snug with attached bathroom. They also provide Indian and continental foods to indulge the taste buds of travelers.

A Guide to Uttarakhand

REDISCOVER CHAIL

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Chail is the former summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala and is a beautiful hill station located 65 kilometers from Shimla near the Shiwalik area of Himachal Pradesh. Chail with Shimla and Kufri is known as the Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh.  In spite of being situated close to Shimla, Chail is undisturbed from the commercial clutter and crowds that throng Shimla and thus allows tourists to enjoy the scenic beauty and charm of the place in relative peace and calm. Chail is endowed with dense cover of deodar and pine trees. Stunning view of the mountains, lush green outfields, and captivating natural beauty makes it an ideal destination for a holiday. Diwali, Dussehra, and Holi are the main festivals in Chail that are enjoyed with much fanfare and enthusiasm.

Chail amazingly enjoys great climate throughout the year. The best time to visit Chail is from April to July and again from September to November when the monsoons are over. In summer, the days are warm and the nights happen to be cool. If you are looking to explore the cultural charm, Hindi month of Shravan (July/August) sees the observance of Minjair festival that attracts many tourists.

There is number of activities to do in Chail. Stroll off into the woods for a calm and peaceful walk or go for an exciting hike up on the hillside. You could also try some fishing activities in the river or could go for horse riding on the narrow trail near the hill. Let the thrill  of playing at the highest cricket pitch and polo ground in the world envelop you; or bathe in the opulence of Chail Palace while spending a luxurious and peaceful holidays. Children may enjoy the wildlife sanctuary, with cheer pheasants, ghoral, and red jungle fowl. Rastriya Military School in Chail is one of the five Rastriya Military Schools in India. Here around 300 cadets from different parts of country are groomed to be the future mascot of the country.

Chail has titillating trek routes for the outdoor freaks. Some of the easy trek routes are the Chur-Chandni, Chail-Shimla via Junga, Kandaghat-Chail, and Chail-Rajgarh. The trek trails offer scenic sites of the dales and hills all the way through.

Bring out the shopper in you and collect some souvenir and other useful items like Himachali caps, socks, gloves, Pashmina shawls, Kinnauri mufflers, sweaters,  shoes, and scarves. Apart from woolen garments, there are genuine carpets and rugs ideal for home decoration.

There are some limited eating sites in Chail. Except for some local dhabas serving basic Indian food, there aren’t too many options. Approximately, all the hotels in Chail boast of in house restaurants that provide Chinese, Indian, and Continental food.

PRIM Resorts in Chail is one of the best accommodations in Chail. Sprawling over  5- acres, its splendidly situated on a hill-top. This luxury resort in Chail has vast grounds, camps, roomy rooms and cottages. There is a wide area dedicated to adventure enthusiasts for adventure activities including 7 High Rope Courses set up. The resort has a feel of nature and adventure.

REDISCOVER CHAIL

Unwind in Manali – this Winter

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The idea of having a leisure trip is to unwind, relax and cozy up to the charm of nature away from the troubles and tensions of daily life. And there is no getaway better than Manali to escape for a chilled-out vacation. This top hill station in Himachal Pradesh has something to offer for everyone round the year, be it serene sightseeing, thrilling adventure activities or just a peaceful expedition in the lap of snow-clad mountains. While the hill-station is enjoyable round the year, to witness the place in its full snow-white glory, October to January is the best time to visit Manali.

 

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Discover Manali in winter and the winter charm will flood you with majestic memories of a lifetime. Sparkling white snow-clad mountains coupled with verdant valleys with lush vegetation will give you a feel of exotic Switzerland right here in India.

Lush grass peeping through the snow will sooth your eyes and warms your heart. You can enjoy the blissful snowballing at your loved ones in winter with snow falling all around. Created with god’s own hands, Manali showcases the ultimate beauty in this season. The amazing experience will help you reclaim and rediscover yourself from the boring mundaneness of mechanical life you lead.

Though amazing for sightseeing, there isn’t many things to do in Manali in winters. And the intense winter months of December and January are considered off season period owing to the huge dip in the mercury. However, the heavy discount on tour packages offer a prospect tempting enough to brave the winter chill and enjoy the pristine winter panorama.

Things You Can Do In Winters on Manali Trip

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First of all, pack your bags with loads of winter clothes because you will need a pile to brave the freezing temperature. It is a must visit hill-station in winters in India. Apart from the sightseeing, you can also indulge in thrilling activities like skiing and RTV rides.

 

Skiing in Manaliskiing-manali

Manali is known for skiing and everyone is strongly advised to take a plunge; don’t be afraid, you’ll absolutely love it. After all, the heavy snowfall would leave very little options for sightseeing.

Places to visit in Manali

Mahadev Temple Must See Places in Manali

There are many famous places in Manali, You will love to visit. Hadimba Devi temple, Jagatsukh temple and many Tibetan monasteries are one of them. Visit to Vashisht temple is one of the must visit places of Manali in winters as the hot suplhur springs will pamper your numb cold skin with hot soothing water. Visit this beautiful temple and have a relishing bath at these springs.

Then, this is the best season to enjoy snowball fights and make snow-man, snow fairy and many more interesting snow creatures with annoying yet lovely siblings, friends and cousins. Winter is short but awesome, and is full of unique goodies only winter can offer.

Prim Resorts- A Perfect Accommodation Destination in Winters

Once you have made up your mind on visiting Manali. The next big question is where to stay in Manali? There is this Offbeat Resort in Manali you will find suitable to your rich taste.

Situated at a few minutes’ drive from the popular adventure hub of Solang Valley, they are a hotel that offers complete comfort and convenience to guests. The state of the art rooms are warm and cozy, especially designed to meet the requirements of chilling winters. You not only enjoy traveling convenience but also enjoy a cozy hideout with custom-made rooms. Then of course facilities like bonfire nights will make you winter vacation a memorable one.

Unwind in Manali – this Winter