Surrounded by high peaks, beautiful valleys and dense alpine forests, the village of Malana is as intriguing as it gets. Amongst the most enthralling places to see in Manali, the residents here believe themselves to be the descendants of King Alexander and run the place as per their own unique rules.
Since a couple of years, overnights stay for tourists has been banned. Make sure to head back by evening after exploring the place.
Highlights: See ancient temples dedicated to Renuka Devi and Jamlu Devta, amongst the top Manali tourist places. They have unique wooden architecture, intricate carvings, and images of bones & skulls of animals on some walls.
Take a long hike along River Parvati, shop for kitschy souvenirs at the local bazaar, and eat delicious Israeli and Italian food at the numerous home cafes.