“Manali” India’s Adventure Playground

Magnificent Manali, one of the most popular hill resorts of the country is set picturesquely on the confluence of Manalsu and Beas rivers, surrounded by snow-clad peaks and thick forest and fruit-laden orchards. Mythological legends indicate that the name Manali is derived from Manu-Alaya’, the home of Manu, the great Hindu lawgiver and it was from here that the human race came into being after the great deluge.

ManaliHadimba Devi Temple: The pagoda style shrine surrounded by thick deodar trees is dedicated to goddess Hadimba or Hirma Devi. It was built in 1553, by Raja Bahadur Singh and is the main attraction of Manali.

Manu Temple (3 kms.): It is the only temple dedicated to the legendary sage.

Tibetan Monasteries: There are 3 monasteries, two of them are in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas river. Tibetan handicrafts and carpets can be purchased here.

Mountaineering Institute (3 kms.): It lies on the left bank of river Beas and imparts training courses in trekking, mountaineering, skiing, and water sports.

Vashista Hot Springs & Temple (3 kms): The village on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass is known for hot springs and temple of Vashist Muni.

Around Manali

Jagatsukh (6 kms.): It was once the capital of Kullu state and is known for the ancient temples of Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri built in the Shikhara style.

Solang Valley (13 kms.): The valley extending from Solang village to Beas Kund is a veritable paradise for nature lovers. The breathtaking views of snow-clad peaks and glaciers make it one of the finest picnic spots in the Kullu valley. The winter skiing festival is organized in the valley.

ManaliRohtang Pass (51 kms.): The gorgeous gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi, and Leh valley is set at an altitude of of3979 meters. The highway to Keylong/Leh passes over this pass of about 1 km. It opens for vehicular traffic from Jun. to Oct. The breathtaking beauty of the mountains flanking the pass, the glaciers and Chandra river flowing down the Lahaul valley leaves a lasting impression on the visitors.

Khushi Anand

Hello! Great to meet you! I’m Khushi Anand, a university student who’s always looking out for new places to explore and stories to tell. With my colorful creativity, I want to take you guys on the adventure of a lifetime. www.khushianand.com

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