Places to visit in Manali
Himachal Pradesh is known for it’s hill stations and several great tourism places. In this article, we will share info on places to visit in Manali. The name Manali is from word Manavalaya which means “Home of Manu”. The Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to Manu. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the gateway to Lahaul & Spiti district as well as Leh. It is a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting, and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass. This place Manali is famous for its lush green forests of deodar.
Manali has snow-capped mountains. It attracts adventure sports like kayaking, skiing hiking, rafting, trekking. Manali Honeymoon Tour from Delhi is popular tour package.
It is one of the best-known hill station in India. In Himachal, Manali is the best tourist place in North India. Let’s see the details on different places to visit in Manali.
1. Rohtang Pass
The Rohtang mountain pass located on the eastern end of the Pir Panjal mountain range of the Himalayas is the connecting pass to Kullu Valley, about 51 kilometers from Manali. You can enjoy skiing and other ice sports there.
The incredible landscape of the surrounding region includes the emerging Beas River on the south of the pass, flowing up from underground and southward. This pass has served as an ancient trade route for travelers in transit between both sides of the Pir Panjal mountain range.
While the location of this pass is deservedly reputed to be unpredictable and dangerous with snowstorms and blizzards, its unique location allows the daring traveler a soul-stirring, panoramic view of some of the planet’s most breath-taking topography and natural beauty.
2. Solang Valley
This Valley is laying between Solang Village and Beas Kund.
Solang Valley derives its name from two separate words namely, Solang (the village nearby) and Nullah (Water Stream).
From Solang Nullah, once can get a majestic view of the glaciers, the snowcapped peaks near the Rohtang Pass and vast plains of snow and ice. The elevation of Solang Nullah is such that it offers a perfect place to play in the snow and go skiing on the slopes. The guest house of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali is also situated here.
You can feel like a child once again as you slip, slide and play in the snow! As the summer sets in, the area becomes a hub for adventurists seeking various activities such as parachuting, zorbing, paragliding and horse riding. The area also has a number of trekking and camping options making it a favorite amongst adventurers and thrill seekers.
3. Hidimba Temple
A temple dedicated to the mythical demon goddess Hidimba (wife of Bhima-Mahabharata). The temple was constructed in 1553 and is one of the most famous places to visit in Manali.
The wood and stonework in this temple is reminiscent of the Japanese pagodas as well as the Indian style. The most beautiful facet of this temple is that it is covered by Cedar forests at its foothills. It is built on a large rock top that juts out through the ground.
The temple has stunningly carved wooden doors and 24 meters tall shikhar at its height. The temple also has a sinister past though, as it is believed that in the past, religious practitioners would tie the hands of sinners by the rope and swing them against the rock. About seventy meters away from the temple lies another monument, which is built in honor of the child of Bhima and Hadimba, Ghatotkacha
4. Manikaran Gurudwara
Manikaran is Gurudwara is 4 Km far from Kasol. You can opt. bus from Kullu or Manali. It is famous for its natural hot water pool and hot water spring. However, this is the place where u do not need the Yoga mat to meditate.
Nature meets the religion and it also makes the perfect environment to lose yourselves, its pull you away from the material world.
The roaring river sound, dip in hot spring water is so refreshing.
5. Beas River
The Beas River also famous as the Bias or Bias, is a river in north India. The river rises in the Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows for some 470 kilometers to the Sutlej River in the Indian state of Punjab. It flows through mountains and dense alpine forests in little higher altitude which is worth watching. One can spend hours by sitting on the bank of the river.
The roads run parallel to the river and at every corner, you can get a good view of the river all the way to Rohtang pass. One can immerse oneself in the sheer beauty and power of nature.
6. Van Vihar National Park, Manali
Great for walks and strolling around especially on a sunny day. it has huge trees. It has the great track for walks or even running. Looks like a tropical rainforest.
Van Vihar National Park is ideal for anyone wishing to escape the crowds and the many stresses of city life. This park and its skyscraping trees provide a picture-perfect setting for photographers, picnickers, and hikers looking to stretch their legs in an unspoiled natural environment.
Check out different Manali Tour Packages
- Manali Weekend Tour
- Manali 3 nights 4 days tour
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