India is a stunning country and it is fairly depicted as unity in diversity as here you get to have a view on all the creations of nature. There are several hill stations, beaches, national parks, etc in India. Manali is one of the most visited hill stations in India. The beautiful natural creations of Manali are snow clad mountains, thermal springs, river valleys, laidback vibe, green forests, monasteries and temples. This has led to the growth of Himachal Tourism and Development.
Dedicated to Hidimba (Bhim’s wife), it was constructed in 1553 and is wood & stone temple. Situated in the center of the Dhungri Park, it has a four-tiered pagoda-shaped roof and a carved doorway and embellished with the images and symbols of Hindu gods. The child of Hidimba and Bhima, Ghatotkach is also worshiped as a holy tree. Include visiting the Hidimba Temple in your Manali tour to know worshiping process.
Gadhan Thekchokling Gompa
There is a very small Tibetan community along with a wide array of peaceful Buddhist monasteries in Manali. Constructed in 1969, the prayer hall having the statue of Shakyamuni is adorned with wall paintings. Near about it, there is Gelukpa Cultural Society Gompa which has statues of Boddhistavas, a workshop for Tibetan carpets and Buddhist lamas. It attracts a lot of tourists.
Open from June to October each year, it is a snow-covered pass which is situated on Leh Highway. Located at the height of 3979 meters, the Rohtang Pass gives a stunning view of mountain peaks, glaciers and the Chandra River. The Pass is the gateway to Leh, Spiti, Lahaul and Pangi. It is the most attractive place for tourists who are on their holiday in Manali.
Naggar, the previous capital of Kullu, is just 21 kilometers away from Manali and is located on the left bank of the River Beas. Established by Raja Vishudhpal, it had been the political center till 1460. It has a beautiful castle, converted into a heritage hotel, has been attracted tourists from all over the world.
Just about 13 kilometers away from Manali, the Solang Valley is one of tourist attractions included in Manali trip as it offers opportunity for having adventure sports mainly skiing. Located between Beas Kund and Solang Village, the valley offers stunning views of glaciers and snow-capped mountains. You can do mountain biking, zorbing, paragliding and horse ring in your tour to Manali in summer. If you take Manali tour in winter, you can enjoy snowboarding, skiing and sledging.
Well-known for its hot sulfur springs, Manikaran is based on the right bank of the River Parvati. It is believed that the tourists on their tour to Manali have healing experience having a dip in its water. Here you can visit Sri Guru Nanak JI Gurudwara, Raghunath Mandir and Naini Devi Mandir.
At a distance of 3 kilometers from Manali, Vashisht Village is based on the bank of the Beas River. It is believed that its sulfur springs were created by Laxman’s arrow shot in the ground.