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Manali, an amazing hill station, is surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, swift-moving rivers, and magnificent temples. It is regarded as one of the nicest and most adventurous locations in the subcontinent. Thousands of newlyweds travel to Manali for their honeymoon, and families that come for vacations provide the second push.
Manali, also known as the “valley of gods,” has a noteworthy heritage. It is supposed that the great sage Manu, the Hindu religion’s legislator, lived in Manali. The great philosopher is said to have emerged from his ark at Manali to create human life.
Nearest Airport: Kullu
How to reach: by air/road
Famous for: Views of the Himalayas,
Adventure Sports & Trekking
Best time to visit: March to June
WHAT TO SEE
Solang valley, Rohtang pass, Beas river,Hidimba Devi Temple, Gadhan Theckchhokling Gompa
Jogini waterfall, Manu temple, Manali sanctuary
Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art,
Vashisht Hot water Springs & Temple, Siyali Mahadev Temple
Manali is fortunate to have a rich legacy of old art and craft. It is well recognized for its native folk music and dance, which is performed by dancers with tremendous passion and skill. Manali’s culture showcases the diverse yet rich socio-cultural way of life of the locals.
Places of interest:
Solang Valley: Solang Valley is 30 minutes away from Manali and is a tourist attraction both in summer and winter. It is a favorite spot for adventurous enthusiasts, paragliders, and others. In winter it is covered with snow, making skiing very popular here, and when the snow melts skiing is taken over by zorbing which is another popular attraction of Solang Valley. No one who visits Manali would like to miss this beautiful valley.
Rohtang Pass: The picturesque splendor, of which Rohtang Pass is renowned, is one of the things you would admire the most while traveling to Manali. This pass is open from June to October but is closed during the winter. Many Bollywood films, from “Jab We Met” to “Yeh Jawani hai Deewani,” have included this maneuver. Who could resist such unmatched natural wonders where you might see the stunning and captivating beauty of nature?
Beas River: The view of the clear blue water flowing down with great speed and hitting the hefty boulders on its way is another glamour of Manali. Do you love river rafting? Beas River offers adventurous river rafting which attracts the young generation.
Do you love to click photos? If yes, then river Beas in the background of your photos will add charm to it.
Hidimba Devi Temple: The Hidimba Devi Temple is a unique shrine dedicated to Hidimba Devi, who was the wife of Bhima from the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata. It is located amidst the snow-covered hill of Manali. This temple holds great significance for which tourists who visit the pilgrim spot to seek blessings. The temple is constructed in a distinctive architectural style. This temple is gradually evolving as a great tourist attraction.
Manu Temple: It is a beautiful temple dedicated to the sage Manu. If you love peaceful places then Manu temple should be your first preference. The history of this beautiful temple is etched on its walls. The way to this temple is steep uphill but trust me, it will be worth giving your legs discomfort. The serenity of this temple entices the tourist towards itself.
Vashisht hot water springs and the temple: The vashisht temple is more than 4000 years old and has a black stone image of the Rishi wearing a dhoti. The interior is decorated with antique paintings and figures. The hot springs in this temple are believed to have medicinal value. People visit here to take a plunge in the hot springs and get cured of skin diseases and infections. This sacred temple is one of the famous places to visit in Manali.
Siyali Mahadev Temple: It is one of the oldest temples in Manali dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is famous for its architectural beauty and is frequently visited by the devotees of lord shiva. The environment around the temple is best to comfort troubled souls. The Shivalinga here is said to exist from ancient times and many important poojas are performed here. The temple is surrounded by a tempting stream and thick vegetation.
Kullu(32 km): Kullu is an open valley formed by the river Beas between Manali and Larji. It is famous for its hills which are covered with pine and deodar forest. Kullu Dussehra is very famous in Kullu. It has many trekking routes. Tourists can enjoy camping, rafting, paragliding, mountaineering, bike riding, and trekking here. Kullu is referred to as the starting point of many treks.
Naggar(14 km): It is situated on the left bank of the river Beas. It was once the capital of the Kullu kingdom. Staying a night in Naggar would not be a bad idea. This place can offer fine road walks, tempting weather, and some excellent food. Naggar has some beautiful temples which should not be missed. Away from the crowd of Manali, this place has its charm.
Manikaran(28 km): It is located in the Parvati Valley of river Parvati in the Kullu district. It is a pilgrimage center for Hindus and Sikhs. It has many Temples and Gurudwaras too. If we are passing through Manikaran, we would admire the scenic beauty. We have inexpensive markets and living options there.
Chandrakhani Pass and Parvati Valley: It offers its tourists a view of Deo Tibba Peak, Pir Panjal, and the Parvati range of mountains. It is a favorite for those seeking natural beauty. It also offers some adventurous experiences. The Parvati Valley is amazing for the trek. The pass is considered a base for trekking
Paragliding: Paragliding is a sport that provides opportunities to roam in the sky freely. Visiting Manali and not trying paragliding will be the guiltiest. Solang Valley of Manali is renowned for providing paragliding, which is best in Manali as you can behold the snow-clad peaks of loafing mountains. Many tour operators offer this service.
Trekking: The incredible landscape of this place offers many adventurous sports. Trekking in Manali is like touching the soul of nature. The trekkers consider this place a Paradise.
The popular destination for Trekking in Kullu Manali India are:
Beas Kund trek
Chandratal baralacha trek
Hampta pass trek
Deo tibba trek
Bhrigu lake trek
Pin Parvati trek
Skiing: Skiing in Kullu Manali India will offer you plenty of thrill. Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass are best for skiing in Manali. Here, you are free to choose a short trail or a long trail. Skiing is a great sport to make the most out of winter. It will be a challenging and breathtaking adventure for you.