Points of Tourist Interest in Manali
Hadimba temple is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Manali. Its dedicated to goddess Hadimba. The temple itself is located about 2 Kms from Manali and is surrounded by lush green pine trees. A must visit place in Manali. Beyond the temple lies van vihar and one can use it to relax amidst pine trees.
Naggar was the capital of the Kullu Rajas for about 1,400 years.The gallery housing the paintings of that Russian saint and artist Nicholas Roerich is nearby and is a must in any itinerary to Naggar. It is also known for its castle and the Nicholas Roerich’s Museum.
The Manalsu River flows right next to the Hadimba Temple and on the opposite bank lies the old village of Manali, also known as the original Manali. It is here that you will find the Manu Temple. The Manu Temple is situated only 3 km away from the main bazaar.
This monastery is located at the center of Manali and was built in late 60’s. Its a holy place for Lahoul and Tibetan communities. A must visit place if you like to explore the cultural and social elements of Buddhist society. Also included is a small park for kids to relax.
A remote valley located just opposite the mighty Rohtang pass. The solangnala is known for its gorgeous valley view and adventure sports activities. One can enjoy paragliding, quad bikes, zorbing ball and horse riding here. Also available are several places to eat and a newly built Gondola ride.
Probably one of the most popular tourist destinations around Manali. Rohtang pass is located at a distance of 51Kms from Manali. Its a snow covered peak of a young fold Himalayan mountain. Open for tourist till late October, this place is like being at the top of the world. Taxi services can be availed vis us to reach this place.
A Pleasant walk along the river Beas takes you to the tiny hamlet of Bhang. From here a steady climb along a small rivulet leads to the ancient village of Vashisht. Visit the temples and if you fell like, take a dip in the Hot Sulphur springs. A energizing packed lunch is provided at the Jogini falls a short distance from Vashisht village.
A small camp located on the way to Rohtang pass from Manali. Its location and the natural curves of mountains make it a special place to stop by. Just a few Kms ahead is a small waterfall and a place to eat some snacks. The place itself is occupied by the GREF officials..
A holy place known for its religious importance in Sikh and Hindu communities. The place is located at a distance of 81kms from Manali. Best known for langars and hot water sulphur springs. Located in Parvati valley Manikaran is door to several short Hiamalayan treks.