Manikaran located in the Parvati Valley between the rivers Beas and Parvati is approximately 80 kms from Manali. An important religious site for both Hindus and Sikh Manikaran hosts many important temples and gurudwaras. The gurudwara of Manikaran called Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib which is believed to have been visited by Guru Nanak still welcomes people to stay and eat for free. The major attraction of Manikaran which draws tourists to Manikaran is the hot springs which is even used for cooking!
Rohtang pass one of the high mountain passes on the Manali - Leh route is approximately 50 Kms from Manali and is one of the popular one day excurssions from Manali. Himachal tourism department runs a bus service from Manali to Rohtang during the tourist season. You can trek up to the snow point from the pass which offer a panoramic view.
Manali - The Honeymoon Paradise
Located in the Kullu district of Himachal, Manali is perched in one of the most scenic locales in the region. With numerous destinations scattered around at under couple of hours drives distance, Manali is a great destination for a long holiday which probably is one of the reasons that made Manali a popular honeymoon destination in India.
Located mid way between Dharamshala and Manali, is an adventure destination and is the unofficial capital of paragliding in india and also hosted the first Paragliding competition in India.
Lahaul and Spiti
Keylong the HQ of Lahaul is about 120 kms from Manali and will take about six hours to reach. H. P. T. D. C. buses are available from Manali bus stand to Lahaul & Spiti.
Kullu valley with its tranquil landscapes culture and temple is one of the major destinations in Himachal along with Manali. Kullu has also become the center of many adventure activities like trekking and river-rafting. Manikaran is 40 Kms from Kullu.