Top 10 Adventure Sports In Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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While visiting Agra, New Delhi and Mumbai is a must when it comes to traveling in India, there is one more destination that is worth exploring. Stop, see and explore Himachal Pradesh, an Indian state that is set in the extreme northern part of the country. This state features numerous cities to visit but none is as beautiful as the resort town called Manali. Surrounded by the mountains, Manali is known for its breathtaking natural beauty and temples. Indulge in a leisure walk at Jogini Falls, where you will be presented with marvelous views of the falls. Reconnect with nature and enjoy the majestic pines at Manali Nature Park. Famous temples to visit include Hadimba Devi temple and Himalayan Nyingmapa Buddhist temple. Manali is also loaded with adventure sports. Continue reading to learn about the top adventure sports in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

1. Paragliding (from USD 21.09)

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Did you ever wonder how awesome it is to soar high in the sky with gorgeous vistas all around you? That is why you need to experience paragliding in Manali. Seize the opportunity to paraglide across the clear blue skies of Manali and admire the breathtaking Kulu Valley that boasts a range of hills and forests in the background. You don’t have to worry about safety as an experienced instructor will be with you throughout the journey in the sky.

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Kullu Paragliding Experience in Manali - Klook

Duration: 1 Day(s) Duration

2. Skiing and snowboarding

You may be surprised that India has places that offer exhilarating skiing and snowboarding experience. In Manali, there are several local slopes to choose from, with the most popular ones being Patalsu, Kothi, Marhi, Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. If you are not sure about when you will be visiting in Manali, it would be best to go to Patalsu and Rohtang Pass to ski and snowboard as both the slopes are open throughout the year.

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3. Jeep safari

What do you think of passing through the rough Himalayan terrain? This adventure sport is a must when you are traveling to Manali with your loved ones. Board a jeep and be prepared to marvel at majestic mountains, lush greenery and cool breeze along the way. The most popular route is from Manali to Leh, followed by crossing Baralacha La, where you will be challenged with craggy ranges and hairpin bends.

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4. White water river rafting

Activities done on the water are always fun. The good news is that Manali is also the place where you can have a super fun activity when you raft on the white water. Embrace a thrilling experience as you begin your journey on Beas River that is known for its calm waters. While rafting, do not focus solely on the sport. Instead, take a look around as spectacular scenery awaits on both sides of the river.

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5. Ziplining

Adventure seekers should not skip ziplining in the forests of Manali. This adrenaline pumping adventure sport can be enjoyed in several places across Manali. If you want to have the ultimate ziplining experience, you should find your way to World Outdoor Leadership Center in Naggar, Manali. This place boasts the highest zipline in India. The zipline was built over a valley and while you are ziplining, you will be able to soak up the wonderful scenery of the snow clad peaks of Dhauladhar Range as well as the landscape of Naggar.

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6. Quad biking

There are plenty of options to choose from if you are interested in quad biking. If you like the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the forest, then you should take this adventure ride around the forests of Manali. They are known not only for their easy-to-follow hiking and trekking trails but also quad biking trails. If you are tough and like to get dirty, challenge yourself with the rocky terrain on the banks of Beas River. If you like the splash of the water, you need to quad bike at Solang Valley.

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7. Camping

There is no better way to appreciate the beauty of mother nature than camping. If you like to camp by the river, the best camping sites to try include Into Wild Himalayas Camp, Tirthan Jibhi Camp, Tirthan Valley and Summer Camps. If you are more of a valley and mountain person, then camping at Solang Valley or Kothi Village is highly recommended. The first lets you sleep under the bright stars with Kullu Valley as your company and the latter lets you treat your eyes, mind and soul with the enchanting Himalayan views.

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8. Mountain biking in Old Manali

Get ready to hit the roads of Old Manali with the best people in your life through mountain biking. Pass through the rolling hills and rugged terrains. Feel the soothing wind on your face. While mountain biking, there is one popular tourist spot that you should not miss. Stop and see Hadimba Devi Temple. The serene atmosphere will make the fatigue you may feel go away in an instant.

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9. Snow scooter

Snowboarding and skiing may not be enough for an active person like you. Have a ride to remember for a lifetime when you choose to drive a snow scooter to tackle the snow-covered roads of Solang Valley. Whether you embark on a short journey or a long journey, either solo, with a professional driver or loved ones, you will be filled with ecstasy that will energize you throughout the rest of the day.

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10. Downhill cycling

Last but not least, complete your vacation in Manali with a downhill cycling experience. It is time to see how much energy you have when you have to cycle downhill. This will also be an opportunity for you to hone your biking skills as you are going down the rough terrains of Manali. Get away from the bustling atmosphere and traffic of the city. You will be accompanied by a flock of birds chirping around and flying across the beautiful valleys.

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Adventure sports will make your vacation more exciting

Are you excited enough about visiting Manali as soon as possible? You can start with planning your itinerary first. Explore as many attractions as you can, but be sure that you include the adventure sports mentioned above as part of the things to do. Only by doing so, you will have a more exciting vacation.

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