Manali is the perfect weekend destination for couples and family. Located in the Pir Panjal range , it is a beautiful place that will soothe your soul. It is located in the valley of Manali and is a place you shouldn’t miss out on in your travel bucket list. There are many exotic places that you can visit here with its tourist spark embedded in them. Apart from the heart filling views this place offers amidst the mountains , it also gives that bust of adrenaline pulsating right through your veins.
In this article , you will be accustomed to all the adventure sports and activities that one can do in Manali. Some of the most famous sports include paragliding which makes you feel like a bird soaring with its wings spread out across the sky.
Some of the adventure sports and activities that one should try for –
- River Rafting
- Hot Air Balloon Ride
- Rock Climbing
- Bungee Jumping
- Paragliding –
The adventure level is high and one needs some courage to indulge in this. The initial jump is the scariest and will make you so nervous. The best time to try this is in April to December and costs around INR 600 -1800 depending on the duration of the flight. The most famous place to do this is in Solang Valley and an extra tip would be to wear clothes that are loose and comfortable
- River Rafting –
Rated as moderate on the adventure level , this place can get difficult too sometimes based on the weather and the turns , twists you take. Summers are the best time to try this out as it gives a cooling effect that counteracts the heat around. It starts from around two thousand rupees and above for a pair.
- Trekking –
Trekking is a popular activity that many take part in and what better place apart from Manali? With its innumerable treks and idiosyncratic views throughout the view , it will bedazzle you. Solace is your best companion on the trip! Try out the famous Kheerganga trek , Tosh Valley trek and others. But make sure that you pack appropriate things in your backpack and prepare yourself well beforehand. Making sure you’re physically fit is extremely vital for your body.
- Skiing –
Skiing at Solang Valley is one of the few things that every travel freak has on his list. Skiing and paragliding are the most famous and well known things you can do at Manali. January and February are probably the best times to try this activity and get the most of it. One of the best parts of it is , it’s affordable and gives you that jolt of much needed adventure. You can even go to places like Rohtang , Marti , Gulaba and Dhundi for almost the same skiing experience with minor variations.
- Rock Climbing –
Covered with its beautiful nature – carved chunks of Manali , you shouldn’t miss out on this one. This isn’t like the rest and doesn’t give a momentary hormone rush but continues to do so throughout the journey. You will need to be well versed with mountain climbing before pursuing rock climbing. This one isn’t going to be a cake walk , it’s going to keep challenging you in every aspect – both physical and mental. However once you’ve mastered it , you will never let go of this one.
- Bungee Jumping –
Very similar and somewhat rare to find throughout India through legalized and safe service outlets , this is a must try in Bhangra. This is only 5 kms from Manali and everyone who comes to Manali never leaves without trying this one out. It costs around INR 3000 and is rated as average in terms of adventure. Make sure the moment you’re gonna jump , be confident and just do it rather than overthinking about it. Enjoy the view and the experience of flying mid air!
- Camping –
This isn’t exactly the most adventurous activity you’ll see on the list but it is undeniably the best way to wrap up a day full of activity. There are many sites to camp in Manali including Solang Valley , Bhuntar , Senthan. The experience of walking all the way to the top and reaching the pinnacle , starting a campfire , sleeping in a tent and sipping on some hot delicious drink. It is just beyond our imagination as it is that good. This experience is further enriched with the company of the people you love the most. The cost depends on your budget and starts at a minimum of INR 1500. Always make sure to carry all the essential things that you need.