Is it a good time to visit Manali in November? Will I get to see snow in Manali in November? Are some of the few questions that pop up in our heads when we think of visiting Manali in November?
If you too find yourself entangled in these questions, then here is a list of the best places to visit in Manali in November.
And just for the records, it is pleasurable and thrilling to visit Manali in winter.
Manali is arguably an all-season destination (although people do refrain from visiting here during monsoons via road.) Thousands and thousands of people come to this destination in the Himalayas to spend their vacations or enjoy their weekend trips.
From couples to solo travelers, families to groups of friends; you would see a lot of people visiting here throughout the year. Also, there are a lot of places to visit in Manali for couples making it a top honeymoon destination as well.
Best Places to Visit in Manali in November
- Solang Valley
- Chandrakhani Pass
- Hampta Pass
- Rohtang Pass
- Hadimba Temple
- Gauri Shankar Temple
- Manali Mall Road
- Old Manali
- Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara
So without any ado, here are is the list of places to visit in Manali in November-December:
Adventure places to visit in Manali in November
Solang Valley- Hear the heart throbbing
Undoubtedly, Solang Valley is amongst the top places in Manali to visit during November. A true gem, the valley offers unfathomable beauty and some fine winter activities to enjoy. During the winter months, the cobalt blue-colored sky and meadows of the valley perfectly sync with the snow-capped mountains to make this place a perfect destination.
If you wish to enjoy some adrenaline-rushing activities in Manali during November then Solang Valley is going to treat you with multiple options. Every year, several national and state-level ski-championship is organized in the Solang Valley.
|Top things to do in Solang Valley in November|
|Distance between Manali and Solang Valley||13 km|
|Time Taken||30 mins|
Chandrakhani Pass- A trek to remember
Adventure junkies are always in a hunt for exploring new places, trying new activities, and doing an activity in a difficult place. Isn’t that a thing common with almost all the adventurers? If Chandrakhani Pass is on your list of must-visit places in Manali in November then you are up for a daunting trek. With knee-deep snow on the trail, this pass is one of the finest places to visit during November in Manali. Although the trek is of moderate level, the snow will make you feel out of breath.
While this trek leads to Malana, you can also enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas and other areas around. There are small villages on the way, you can stop by for some refreshment if you wish to.
|Things to do in Chandrakhani Pass in November|
|Distance from Manali to Chandrakhani Pass||21 km|
|Time Taken||1 hour|
Hampta Pass- Trekker’s paradise in Manali
When it comes to listing the best adventure places in Manali– Hampta Pass is a name that can’t be left out of the list. Located on the Pir Panjal Range, this pass offers a trekking height of an astonishing 14000 ft. This is one place where you will find travelers of all kinds (especially adventure junkies) flocking around the starting point even in winters.
Being one of the best places to visit in Manali during winters- Hampta Pass Trek offers a journey that challenges every trekker. One has to cross the lush green deodar forest and meadows as well as rivers at a few places.
Even with snow, making it a bit difficult to trek many enthusiasts make this trek possible.More Information on Trekking in Manali
|Things to do in Hampta Pass in November|
|Distance from Manali to Hampta Pass||15 km|
|Time Taken||30 min|
Rohtang Pass- A place like no other
Rohtang Pass is one of the best destinations in Manali. If you are visiting Manali in early November, you might get a chance to enjoy at Rohtang Pass. But if you are visiting in the second half of the month, there are chances you won’t be allowed to visit the pass due to heavy snowfall. But that’s not it about the place. People get a chance to enjoy multiple snow sports in Gulaba and Marhi that are 20 km and 37 km from Manali respectively.
Do keep in mind that if you get a chance to visit Rohtang Pass, you will have to get the permit from Manali itself. There are a plethora of activities offered here so while you visit this astonishing place, do pack and wear wisely.
|Things to enjoy in Rohtang Pass in November|
|Distance from Manali to Rohtang Pass||51 km|
|Time Taken||1:30 hours|
Pilgrim places to visit in Manali in November
Hadimba Temple- The Pagoda Style Temple
One of the finest pilgrim places to visit in Manali during November is the Hadimba Temple. Also known as the Dhungri Temple, it is the place that brings the epic of Mahabharata to life. The temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi who was one of the wives of Bhima. The location of this temple is simply spell-binding.
With the sanctum being a shrine of a cave and the temple structure following Pagoda Style; you are surely going to have an amusing time here. To make it even better, the temple offers a mesmerizing view of the snowclad Himalayas in the backdrop. All these things surely make Hadimba a must-visit attraction of Manali in November.
|Location of the Temple||Hadimba Temple Rd, Old Manali, Manali,|
|Timings to visit the Temple||8 am to 6 pm|
|Distance from Manali||3 km|
Gauri Shankar Temple- The gem from the past
Manali is an all-season destination for a reason. It has a huge list of things to offer and places to visit. If you are visiting Manali in November then offering your prayers at Gauri Shankar Temple is also what you can indulge yourself into. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his wife Gauri. This beautiful temple is built in proximity to the Naggar Castle and is supposed to have been erected in the 12th Century.
The entire temple is an architectural marvel and people throng the temple throughout the year. A special celebration is done here on Maha Shivratri and devotees give their offerings at the temple. So while you plan to visit Manali in November – December do not miss out on this place.
|Location of the Temple||Naggar Castle Rd, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh 175130|
|Timings to visit the Temple||From 5:00 am to pm 12:00 pm or 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
|Distance from Manali||23 km|
Manikaran – Where gods reside
Talking about the best pilgrim places to visit in Manali during November and leaving the Manikaran out of the list would be a bummer. Himachal Pradesh is dotted with some ancient temples and holds a lot of significance in the hearts of devotees. Located in the magnificent Parvati Valley, Manikaran is a place where different gods reside. It is not only a top-notch pilgrim destination of India but an important place for devotees.
Open throughout the year, a lot of people come here to visit the shines and enjoy the serenity of the place even in winters. Manikaran is an ideal destination that fills knowledge and peacefulness inside your mind and body while giving you a completely different spiritual experience. Therefore, it is one of the most important places to visit in Manali.
|Location of Manikaran||Parvati Valley, on river Parvati, Manali|
|Timing to visit here||05:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 04:00 PM – 09:00 PM|
Rejuvenating places to visit in Manali in November
Manali Mall Road – Satiate your shopping hunger
Located at the heart of the hill station, Manali Mall road is one of the busiest places in Manali. With a lot of restaurants, hotels, shops, and roadside eateries; Manali mall road is one of the best places to visit in November for shopaholic people.
You can satiate your shopping hunger and enjoy multi cuisines at the fine-dine in restaurants on the mall road. Click pictures or take a night walk here like many families and couples do.
Old Manali- Backpackers paradise
Approximately, 3 km from the Manali city center, Old Manali is a paradise for adventurers and backpackers. If you want to enjoy the Manali Valley away from the chaos and crowd, head to Old Manali.
A top-notch place to visit in Manali throughout the year; Old Manali offers pristine locations and mesmerizing views of the surrounding.
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara- Recharge your mind and soul
If you are wanting to visit Manali on a rejuvenating trip then do not miss out on the Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara. The best place to visit in Manali for having a rejuvenating/ relaxing trip to the hill station.
Reasons why you should be visiting Manali in November –December
- To enjoy a rejuvenating experience and break down the mundane daily routine.
- To enjoy the breathtaking view of the snowcapped Himalayas.
- Do some thrilling snow activities at various places.
- Manali is comparatively lesser crowded in winters as compared to other seasons.
- You can carry enjoy a budget trip to Manali during winters.
Those who thought that Manali was a big no-no during winters have a lot of things to enjoy during this season. If you too are planning on visiting Manali during November- December, you can check out the multiple Manali tour packages that are available on Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd.