Manali is one of the prime hill stations in India. It is situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh along the river Beas. It is located 40 km from Kullu town and 542 km from New Delhi. Set in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, this is a paradise for bike lovers. Many motorbikers visit Manali to experience the enthralling beauty of nature from the bike ride. If you too want to experience the same, you can bring your bike or take a bike at a rent and tour the town while enjoying its impeccable beauty. This dream come true destination has splendid places to serve its guests. However, if you are planning for a trip to Manali on the bike, there are certain spots that you cannot afford to miss. But before we mention them for you, book your hotels from the website of Intermiles to avail of great discounts on your stay.
Hadimba temple is situated at a distance of 3 km from the main town. You can either walk or reach there by bike. If you are planning to walk up to the temple, you need to climb a steep path that can be both tiring and risky. Therefore, reaching the temple by bike is the best thing you can do. Hadimba temple is hidden in the lush green pine forest that brings a tranquil and revitalizing effect on those who visit this divine abode. Hadimba Temple, also known as the Dhoongri Temple worships Goddess Hadimba and therefore, has derived this name. This ancient temple was built by the Kullu king and still holds immense importance in Manali. It has a wooden doorway that has carvings of the goddess symbols, Lord Krishna’s life and images of animals that look spectacular from the outside.
Beas Kund is a high-altitude lake situated in the lap of Pir Panjal ranges. The beauty of crystal-clear waters of the river amidst the eye-catching mountain peaks of Pir Panjal looks both charming and mesmerizing. It is famous for its bike trekking and camping sites and is one of the least crowded places near Manali. Beas River runs through Manali town throughout the year. May to October is the best time for bike treks that trails through scenic pine forests and lush green grasslands.
Solang valley is a beautiful scenic destination famous for its exotic locations and adventurous activities offered, irrespective of any season. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains on all sides and forms a golden hue in the evening sun. However, during winter, it is encompassed by a blanket of snow and therefore, it is considered to be one of the best skiing and paragliding destinations in India. Most of the famous hotels of Manali are located in the Solang Village where tourists take a rest after an adventurous stay. You can also visit this place via bike ride and enjoy the best view of Manali from this location.
Rohtang Pass, the gateway to the Spiti valley, is located at a distance of 50 km from Manali and connects the town with Spiti valley and Leh. It is the road that connects to Leh Ladakh from Manali. The pass remains closed during the winter months and opens from May to October. You need to have online permission for travelling through this paradisical land. Although it is not difficult to cross the pass by bike according to Himalayan standards yet it is dangerous owing to unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards. Therefore, you must ride the bike carefully while at Rohtang Pass. This place provides a stunning view of the Manali and is well known for its panoramic view and serene atmosphere.
The stunning Rahala Falls lies on the way to Rohtang Pass, around 29 km from Manali. It is a perfect stopover after a long exhausting bike trip to Rohtang. Situated at an altitude of about 9000 feet, it is a fantastic place to visit both for nature connoisseurs and photographers. A lot of adventure seekers trek up to the cliff to get an awesome top view of the waterfall and the surrounding snow-covered mountain peaks and enjoy the unparalleled view of the ice melting from the fall. Bikers can also trek up to Rahala Waterfalls to enjoy the view from its summit.
Now you know which are the must-visit places in Manali on a bike. So, what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Manali through the Intermiles and head to this heavenly destination right away!