Do we really need to introduce you with the quintessential place like Manali? Most of us have been to this incredible town and the rest of us have seen Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani so many times that we are craving to be there in the valley of fun and alluring views. Manali is India’s one of the most visited travel destination. Every year hundreds of travelers plan their visit to Manali to witness the quintessential side of nature. There are so many things, experiences and places to visit in Manali that it becomes impossible for a person to visit all of them in a short time vacation. Here we have listed down 10 free things to do in Manali. Yes, you read it right. 10 things that are absolutely free to do in Manali and are actually full of fun. That’s the best part about a tour to Manali as most of the tourist places are free of cost or doesn’t have any entry fee.


Manali is blessed with so many beautiful waterfalls which are cynosure of the tourism of the town. You can enjoy a lovely time with your friends and family at such waterfalls for absolutely free. There are many waterfalls in Manali like Jogini Fall, Rahala Falls, Knoi Waterfall, Sajla Falls, Shanag View Waterfalls, Sangchar Waterfalls, Chamunda Falls and many more. You will run short of time if you will visit each of them. You can enjoy these destinations in Manali for free on your next tour.

Manu Temple

Manu Temple is a temple dedicated to the Indian sage Manu who is believe to be the creator life on Earth. It is at a distance of 3 km from the main market of Manali. Most of the travelers coming to Manali keep a visit to this pristine temple on their to-do-list. People usually trek to the temple to experience the Mother Nature a little closely. According to legends, it is the exact place where sage Manu used to meditate mostly. Manali has so many religious and historical traces fringed to its existence which makes it even more exciting for tourists to explore Manali.

Trek in Solang Valley

Trekking is one of the adventure activities which are definitely marked on the list of every traveler who carries heart on his sleeves. You can enjoy a full day for free in Manali while going on trekking to Solang Valley. However, there are plenty of other treks in Manali which one can enjoy and have a thrilling time with their bunch of friends.

Manikaran Gurudwara

Manikaran Gurudwara is one of the holiest places for Sikh community which is situated in a town called Manikaran which is around 80 kms away from Manali. You can plan a day tour to this pristine and quaint place and have a peaceful time inside the Gurudwara. To rejuvenate their minds and soul, this shrine is always thronged with devotees at any time of the year. A special langar is organized every day and is prepared with pious hot water taken from the hot water spring.

Tibetan Monastery

Tibetan Monastery is one of the best things to enjoy in Manali for free. It is not so far away from the Manali Mall road and has no entry fee. You can simply visit this place along with your bunch and have a peaceful time around the premises. Get to know some alluring cultural traces of Tibet and Buddhism here in the monastery. This monastery represents the vibrant culture of Tibetan population residing in the valley of Kullu and Manali. There are two major Tibetan Monasteries in Manali namely Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa and Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa.

Hadimba Temple

Hadimba Temple is one of the most famous tourist places in Manali which is cynosure of tourism in this valley. You must have seen it many of the Bollywood movies like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and Roja. This temple is devoted to the Hadimba Devi who was wife of Bhima, one of the protagonists in the epic Mahabharata. This absolutely beautiful structure is nestled around with thick cedar forest and always loaded with tourists throughout the year.

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Abid Traveller who loves to be on roads less traveled and write about it. Nature lover and a hadcore foodie.