Hadimba Temple The most popular religious attraction in Manali
This beautiful temple, said to be dedicated to Hadimba – the wife of Pandu son Bhima, is one of the best places to visit in Manali. The most striking feature of this temple is that it is located in the Dhungri Forest and is surrounded by pine trees. The pagoda-shaped Hadimba temple in Manali is not only unique in its architecture but is famous for its religious value too. The effigy of Hadimba is made up of brass and is quite awe-inspiring.
Vashisht Hot Water Springs Pampering the tired body
Almost 3 km away from Manali, the Vashisht Temple is famous for its natural hot water spring. The premises enclose a pyramid-shaped stone temple dedicated to Sage Vashisht, and the water spring, which is said to have medicinal properties. Take a dip in the water to relax your body and mind. Also, there are separate bath areas for men and women, besides a Turkish bath having shower facility.
Solang Valley The Hub of Adventure Sports
Lying between the famous Beas Kund and Solang Village, this beautiful Solang Valley is among the most popular places to visit near Manali. It lies about 14 km from Manali and is the venue for winter skiing festival that is held every year. People of all age groups love to visit this place during winters to enjoy skiing and other adventure sports.
Rohtang Pass A gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley
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.
Manikaran Gurudwara A pilgrim center for Hindus and Sikhs
Located hardly 15 minutes from Kasol, Manikaran Gurudwara lies deftly on the banks of Parvati River. It serves as a major pilgrim center for Hindus and Sikhs.
Th eplace apart from gurudwara also houses many temples dedicated to Lord Rama, Vishnu and Krishna. Sitting in the lap of spellbinding backdrop of mountains, this place is also known for its hot water spring where a Geothermal Energy Plant is set up on the experimental basis.
Things To Do in Manali
Paragliding in Manali
You can enjoy Paragliding at Solang Valley in Manali.
Water rafting in Kullu manali is done on river Beas from Pirdi (4 kms ahead of Kullu town) down to Jhiri, on a stretch of approximately 14 kms.
Zorbing is another recreational activity in Manali which has emerged as a great hill sport in Manali.
Manali is one of the best places for rock climbing you can experience the twin thrill of rock climbing and rappelling at Aleo - 3 Km from Manali.
Skiing in Manali is one of the best adventure activities, which you can enjoy here in winter season.
You can enjoy local and street shopping in Manali.