November 29, 2018 Shivee Sirmauri 0Comment

This one is for an old friend who has asked for the recommendations about what to do and where to eat in Manali. So, before we begin let us have a brief introduction of Manali:


“The honeymoon capital of India”- Manali is a paradise on earth which is blessed with natural splendor and romance is in the air. With the gorgeous locations and breathtaking sceneries and romantic setup of the place makes it one of the best place for lovers to bloom their romance.   Nestled amidst the snow-capped hills of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali has astonishing splendor accentuated with lush green forests of tall deodar and oak trees, sprawling meadows bejeweled with the majestic wild flowers, gushing streams of astounding grandeur and the mist mixed with the fragrance of pines and local fruit orchards make it a idealistic destination for travelers.

Here are the places of interest in Manali:



  • Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa, Manali
  • Himalayan Nyingamapa Temple, Manali
  • Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, Kais
  • Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monstery, Sharabhai


  • Hadimba Devi Temple
  • Ghatotkach Tree Temple
  • Khatu Shyam Temple
  • Manu Telmple
  • Vasihishth Temple
  • Siyali Mahadev Temple
  • Durga Mata Temple
  • Kartik Swami Temple


Local Point of Interests:

  • Solang Valley
  • Rohtang La
  • Nehru Kund
  • Old Manali
  • Naggar Castle
  • Van Vihar
  • Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art
  • Mall Road
  • Jagatsukh
  • Kothi
  • Gulaba
  • Arjun Gufa
  • Roerich Art Gallery
  • Jogni Water Fall
  • Jana Water Fall
  • Rahala Water Fall

Popular Cafes and Restaurants in Manali:

Cafe 1947

The Lazy Dog


Johnson Cafe Manali


The Shed Manali


Drifter’s Inn Cafe Manali

Cafe Amigo, Mall Road Manali

Casa Bella Vista, Log Hut Road Manali 


Most of the Cafe’s and Restaurants are close due to Off-Season in Manali. However the above mentioned are open. Have a happy trip to Manali!