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Place To Visit

Hadima Temple


Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the peaceful Hadimba temple is surrounded by towering deodar trees. It is also known as the Dhoongri Temple, as it is located inside the dhoongri forest. Mythology lovers must visit this temple as it is dedicated to Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandavas prince from the great Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple has a four-tiered Pagoda shaped roof and its doorway is engraved with legendary figures and symbols.

Inside the temple, there is a 3 inch tall brass image representing goddess Hadimba Devi. There is a shrine which is dedicated to Ghatotkacha (son of Bhima-Hadimba) and is located just about 70 metres from the temple. The best time to visit the temple is during May when it organises the three day Hidimba Devi Festival. This festival attracts devotees from all over the world and features colourful folk dance performances.

Manu Temple


The Manu Temple in Old Manali, one of the most popular attractions in the area, is situated approximately 3km from the Mall Road and is surrounded by lush green forests. Situated on the banks of river Beas, the trek to the temple in itself is an experience worth savouring. The temple, built centuries ago, is dedicated to sage Manu, the creator of human race in the world.

The temple has great historic and religious significance. Numerous intricate scriptures can be seen on the temple pillars and walls. It also offers splendid views of the valley and town, which is very beautiful and peaceful. The Manu Temple is definitely worth a visit while in Manali. There are ample lodging options available near the temple, suitable for all pockets.

Beas Kund


A historic place, it is believed that Sage Vyas used to take his daily bath here, Beas Kund is hence regarded as sacred by the Hindus. The birth place of the imposing River Beas, Beas Kund is secluded by an igloo like stone formation. A distinctive rocky terrain, this place is devoid of vegetation and one can only reach the valley by foot. Apart from its sacred significance, the Beas Kund region merits marvelous and challenging activities such as trekking and camping for adventure lovers in Manali.

This place has one of the most appealing treks in the Kullu region that anyone can try. Beas Kund is the starting point for nearby peaks such as Shitidhar, Friendship, Ladakhi and Hanuman Tibba. It will take around 3 to 4 hours to discover the region which is among the most renowned attractions around Manali.

Nehru Kund


Located at a distance of 5 kms from Manali on National Highway to Leh, Nehru Kund is a natural spring of cold water. It is named after the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who used to drink water from this spring during his stay in Manali. It is believed that the water of the spring comes down from the Bhrigu lake which is situated at an elevation of about 4,300 metres in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The place is extremely popular among nature lovers and photography buffs. One can spend a peaceful moment amidst lush greenery and serene surroundings.

Naggar Village


Naggar can be reached from the right bank of the Beas as well as by crossing over at Patlikul. The Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery is a highlight of this village, featuring many of the famous artist's Himalayan works. The Gauri Shanker Temple and the stunning Tripura Sundri Temple offer an insight into local architecture.

Club House


Located at a distance of 2 kms from Manali, the club house is an amusement zone. It has indoor game facilities and is situated on the left bank of river Manalsu Nallah. The structure of Club House finds resemblance from British style of architecture. It is managed by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) and offers avenue for playing popular indoor games such as carrom, table tennis, karting and skating. Tourists can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with some delicious snacks from their in-house restaurant. Adventure freaks can indulge in river crossing which can be done by ropeway.

Parvati Valley


Parvati Valley is the most important remnant of the Hippy trail in India. Himachal Pradesh is infamous for its reputation in mild narcotics and no other place is more infamous than Parvati Valley and its shinning star Malana. Starting or rather ending at the confluence of the Parvati River and the River Beas, the Parvati Valley is a steep, narrow valley dotted with village both famous and infamous. Malana, Kasol, the Sikh and Hindu pilgrimage town of Manikaran, Kalga, Pulga, a waterfall called Rudra-Nag and the stunning Kheerganga, with a temple and sulphurous hot springs to relax those aching bones. Be careful not to spend too much time in the water as the smell of sulphur can be nauseating.

Vashist Hot Water Springs & Temple


Located at a distance of 3 kms from Manali, there is a small village called Vashist. It is situated on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass. This village is known for its natural hot sulphur springs and temples. One of the most prominent temple is the pyramidal stone temple which is dedicated to sage Vashist

Locals and tourists take a dip in the spring because of its medicinal properties. There are two separate bathing tanks built for men and women, along with a modern bathroom with turkish style showers fitted baths. To avoid tourist rush and enjoy some privacy, one should go early in the morning..

Tibetan Monasteries


Along with the hills and rivers, Manali is also famous for its Tibetan Monasteries as many people from Tibetan origin have settled here. The two prominent monasteries that attract a large number of tourists from all across the world are Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa and Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa. These monasteries are a storehouse for Tibetan culture, literature and crafts. Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is located near the busy old Manali road and was built in the year 1969. Though small in area, it has beautifully decorated interiors alongwith an impressive statue of Lord Buddha. Meditation can be done in the well-maintained garden situated outside the Gompa. The Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa is located near the market square of Manali.

Solan Valley


Parvati Valley is the most important remnant of the Hippy trail in India. Himachal Pradesh is infamous for its reputation in mild narcotics and no other place is more infamous than Parvati Valley and its shinning star Malana. Starting or rather ending at the confluence of the Parvati River and the River Beas, the Parvati Valley is a steep, narrow valley dotted with village both famous and infamous. Malana, Kasol, the Sikh and Hindu pilgrimage town of Manikaran, Kalga, Pulga, a waterfall called Rudra-Nag and the stunning Kheerganga, with a temple and sulphurous hot springs to relax those aching bones. Be careful not to spend too much time in the water as the smell of sulphur can be nauseating.

Rohtang Pass


Located at a height of 3979 metres and at a distance of 51 kms from Manali, Rohtang Pass is on the highway to Keylong/Leh. In winters, the pass remains closed but is open from June to October for motor vehicles. This pass is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley. The best time to visit the pass is between May/June to October/November. In the month of May, Rohtang becomes a hotspot for adventure enthusiasts. Tourists can go for various thrilling activities like snow scooter, skiing and mountain biking. Nature lovers can enjoy beautiful views of glaciers, peaks and Chandra river that flows down in the Lahaul valley. There is a waterfall named as Rahala, which is located at a distance of 16 kms from Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass. This waterfall flows down from an altitude of 2,500 metres and looks amazingly wonderful. Photography buffs must visit this pass as they get to click one of the most beautiful pictures of nature. It is recommended to hire a local cab or take a bus, as the drive to Rohtang Pass becomes quite tough with slippery road and narrow curves.

Jogini Falls


Located at a distance of 3 Kms from Manali, near holy Vashist village. Jogini falls is a must visit place for all tourists who can walk uphill. The fall originates from Himalayan glaciers and offers an amazing panoramic view of entire Manali and Rohtang Valley. Tourists can hire a local cab up till village Vashist and there after they can hire a local guide to walk you through a small up hill walk. We strongly recommend going in sports shoes as it could be difficult to walk in sandles. The scenic location at Jogini falls is well known picnic spot in the region and famous among foreigners who like to meditate and indulge in Yoga activities. Other near by places include several ancient temples and structures known to be built in 14th century. The place also holds an important place in historical and religious books of Kullu Manali. Tourists are requested not to breach the aura of Jogini falls and maintain cleanliness all the time.