Top 10 Places to Visit in Manali
Situated in the Indian State Himachal Pradesh, Manali is known for its natural beauty and is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in India. Some tourists call it the Switzerland of India and I think you also should have no objection to this statement when you will visit Manali. The city is also called as a honeymoon destination and has several places that attract tourists to visit. For your convenience, I have mentioned here 10 places to visit in Manali:
If you love the natural beauty of falling water, the Rahalla Falls is the place you should include in your Manali tour. Located at the height of 3980 meters, it is 51 kilometers away from Manali beyond the Rohtang Pass. Opened from June to November, the pass gives wonderful views of surroundings and is the gateway to Spiti and Lahaul districts. The twin peak of Gaypan and the Sonpari Glacier is just beyond the Rohtang Pass. The Rohalla Falls, formed by the Beas River coming down from the height of 50 meters, gives wonderful water spot to the visitors. Apart from the Rahalla Falls, you have Palani Falls which is located near Bijli Mahadev Temple.
Located away 13 kms from Manali, the Solang Valley is a splendid valley between Beas Kund and Solang Village. It offers the view of snow capped mountain, peaks & glaciers and has ski slopes. It is well-famous for skiing festivals organized in winter. Apart from skiing, the activities like Horse Riding, Zorbing and Snow Motor Bikes Riding attract the attention of numerous tourists.
Dedicated to the sage Manu, the Manu Temple is located, just near the Hadimba Temple, on the bank of the Manalsu River. The city Manali is just named after the sage Manu.
The Hadimba Temple has a special place among all historical and archaeological places that are centers of tourist attractions. Dedicated to the goddess Hadimba Devi, the temple is built around a natural cave and has some complicated wooden carvings which indicate fabled characters and motifs of animals along with cosmic dancers.
Being a follower of Buddhism, you should not forget to include the three Tibetan Monasteries in your Manali tour. Living in these three monasteries, the Tibetans offer an extensive range of Tibetan carpets and handicrafts to purchase.
A small village 3kms away from Manali, Vashisht is a place which gives worth to visit Manali. It is popularly known for the temple and hot water springs. Further, it houses some old temples dedicated to Lord Rama and the sage Vashisht. The natural hot water springs having separate seating arrangements for ladies and gents are always filled with tourists.
Ancient capital city of Kullu, Naggar is a lovely village located at the top of a hill. The village is surrounded by forests and several other natural beauties and has been successful in drawing the attention of tourists who are on Manali tour.
12 kilometers away from Manali, Kothi is located at an altitude of 2500 meters on the foothill of the Rohtang Pass. Used as a camping site, it offers a memorable view of glaciers and snow capped mountains.
Built in 1960’s, the Manali Gompa is a place of gathering for Buddhists from Lahaul, Ladakh, Nepal, Spiti, Tibet, and Kinnaur. It is very popular for the large statue of Lord Buddha, wall paintings, and Chortens.
Famous for hot water springs, Manikaran has been successful in drawing the attention of tourists and encourages them to have a dip into water springs. The water of these springs is so hot that one can cook vegetable and rice using it. Really you have a memorable experience if you include Manikaran in your Manali tour package.