Manali, the beautiful hill station of Himachal is situated near the end of the Kullu Valley in northern India. It is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Manali literally means the Abode of Manu. It was named after the sage Manu as he survived the life of mankind after a great flood which had destroyed the state. Its breath taking landscape, well defined snow capped peaks and the clear water of Beas River make it an excellent place for holiday. It is also popular as the Switzerland of India. Being a hill station, it provides a lot of adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, trekking, paragliding, rafting and mountain biking.
It is the world famous tourist destination in the state. Situated at the highest point of 4112m on the Manali Keylong road, it provides a breathtaking view of mountains raised above the clouds.
It, known as the Dhungiri Temple also, is one of the most important temples, built in 1553. It is dedicated to Hadimba Devi, a character in the Indian Epic, Mahabharata. This is a four storied cave Temple, built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground.
The spectacular valley is an important tourist attraction and famously known as Snow Point. It is situated at 13 km northwest of Manali. The spot is full of scenic beauty with the view of the snow capped mountains and glaciers.
Vashisht Hot Water Springs and Temple
It is located at around 3 km from the town and spread across the Beas River. It is a small village with the facilities of modern bathhouses, Turkish style showers and a hot water piped provided into it for the tourists who visit here for medical benefits.
The spectacular place is also known for its beautiful Gompas or Buddhist monasteries. These are the most important places and should not be skipped in Manali Tours.
It is 85 km from Manali, lied in the Parvati Valley. This is a holy place of Hindus and Sikhs. Icy cold water and boiling hot water are co-existed here side by side. The springs of hot water are known for their healing properties.
Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa
It consists of the Tibetan area around the bottom of the Mall in the state. It is built by the Tibetan refugees. The Gompa is brightly colored and it has a Buddhist statue of medium size. It is listed by the names of the myrters, killed in 1987 to 1989 in occupation of Tibet.
It is sited at Rohtang Pass and is easily accessible. It is said that the Great sage, Vyas had performed ‘Tapa’ here during the time of Mahabharata.
It falls at an altitude of 2501 mt. This beautiful fall is located about 16 km from Manali at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass.
Kullu is around 40 km from Manali. It is also one of the famous destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Kullu Manali Tour Packages provide a great chance to explore the land of natural beauties.
Manali is an ideal destination for both adventure and comfor