A curated itinerary if you only have 24 hours to spend in Manali. Bookmark these sights to get the best of the hill resort quickly.
Manali is a well-travelled destination, particularly for those who live in Delhi and the neighbouring regions. Gradually, more tourists from different parts of India are heading to Himachal Pradesh and making Manali a part of their itinerary. After all, there’s so much one can do here. From embarking on a spiritual sojourn to getting a taste of local food, experiencing an adrenaline rush through adventure-based activities to cultural experiences – it’s all about what you want to witness.
If it’s your first visit to the city and you have limited time, you may be confused about what to pick or not. That’s precisely why we have an itinerary that will introduce you to the best of Manali—excited to explore the hill resort? We bet you are.
But before heading out, check in to the best five-star luxury resort in Himachal Pradesh, Bookmark Resort Manali. This property offers many options for luxurious accommodations with stunning views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges. Soak in the beauty of nature and immerse yourself in the architecture of the space that will impress you instantly.
The one-day Manali itinerary for travellers
After relaxing, pump up your adrenaline with some thrill-seeking activities. Manali is a haven for those seeking adventure – head to the Rohtang La pass, one of India’s highest motorable roads, to enjoy many sports, including mountain biking, paragliding, zorbing, skiing and more. Make sure you have a permit arranged in advance.
If you are not much of an adventurer and prefer historical sites, you must check off their list of places to visit the Hadimba Devi temple is nestled by cedar forests and makes for a real visual treat. It is built in pagoda-style wood and commands your attention not just because of its architecture but also its history and mythology. Stay here for a few hours before setting off elsewhere.
Next door is The Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art, which offers a window into Himachali culture through its extensive collection of musical instruments, wood engravings, dresses and jewellery, household objects and more.
As you enjoy the beautiful sunset, take some time out and head to the Old Manali market, where crowds of shop owners will try and impress you with everything from exquisite handmade shawls, artefacts, jams and jellies and homemade cakes and fudges. If you are someone who loves collecting jewellery and local art, you are in for a treat because of the sheer variety of pieces inspired by tribal culture that are available.
By now, your stomach must be rumbling with hunger. Return to the hotel and have a comforting meal prepared with love by the chefs at the Bookmark Resort Manali. The all-day diner at the resort serves everything from local to global fare, paired with well-curated beverages that will leave you wanting more. You could also relax with your loved ones here by playing board games over coffee in the Drifter’s Cafe in Old Manali.
Post that, unwind in your room and enjoy a good night’s sleep in our plush and comfortable bedding. You can also check out our pillow menu to choose from various pillows. Wake up in the morning, enjoy an elaborate English breakfast and head home.
While the stay may be short and sweet, we promise these 24 hours will be an unforgettable experience. Until next time!