Celebrate the New Year in Manali | The Orchid Manali

Celebrate the New Year in Manali

Snow-capped mountains surrounded by lush green forest - The Orchid Manali

With the new year looming around the corner, it is the right time to plan an amazing getaway. Kickstart your new year in the charming valleys of Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains. Manali, popularly known as the Valley of Gods, is a quaint hill station nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Home to several tourist attractions and fun events, it is the perfect place to celebrate your new year. The brightly-lit hamlet is complemented with vivacious music that is sure to cast an enchanting spell on you.

The New Year celebration in Manali is a very special occasion that provides the perfect launchpad for the new year. In this blog, we have compiled a list of things you can do in Manali during this festive season.

Mall Road

The lively and vibrant Mall Road is the heart of Manali. Known for its fine eateries, trendy cafes and diverse shops, Mall Road is a delightful place to welcome the new year. The entire road is decked up with colourful lights and music ringing from every corner. Christmas in Manali is a sight you absolutely cannot miss. The town teems with people from all around the world. Have a delightful time with your loved ones amidst the snow-clad mountains while enjoying the gentle snowfall in Manali. If you are looking for a place to stay near Mall Road, check out our boutique hotel - The Orchid Manali. Our immaculate hotel comprises excellent facilities, luxurious rooms and a cosy cafe.

The mall road bustling with people -  The Orchid Manali
A man paragliding on top of the mountains - The Orchid Manali

Solang Valley

If you are an adventure enthusiast, Solang Valley is the place to be! The snow-clad peaks offer the ideal place to enjoy winter sports like ice skating and skiing. If you are a beginner, you can sign up for training sessions with the supervisors who will ensure you have a safe ride. Solang Valley promises you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drift through the sky while paragliding or roll across the carpeted meadow while zorbing. There is no way you can begin your new year without visiting this iconic spot in Manali.

Rohtang Pass

Do you wish to have your very personal Bollywood moment? Rohtang Pass is the ideal place for you. The scenic beauty, tucked between the lofty cliffs, is a popular shooting spot among filmmakers. Popular movies like 'Jab We Met' and 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' were shot in the undulating valleys of Rohtang Pass in Himachal. Boasting several adventurous sports like mountain biking, sledge riding and skiing, it is a must-visit. Be the main character you always wanted to be and embrace a fresh start in the new year!

A road through a snow-covered mountains - The Orchid Manali
Glistening river flowing through the beautiful valley of Kasol - The Orchid Manali


Kasol is a pretty little town located a few kilometres from Manali. Brimming with whimsical and thrilling parties, it is a popular destination among travellers. Himachal Hills Festival, Kasol Music Festival and The Hippyland New Year Celebration are some amazing festivals you must check out while you are here. Groove along to the smashing music and have a fantastic New Year party in this magnificent gorge. Ring in the new year in Manali and have a great time with your family and friends in this serene landscape.