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Hadimba Temple Solang Valley Beas Kund Gulaba
 
Bhrigu Lake Manu Temple Rahala Falls Vashisht Village
 
Manali Zoo Manali Wildlife Parks Temple of Lord Ram Vashist springs and temple

 

Hadimba Temple

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hadimba temple The patron-deity of the Rajas of Kullu, Hadimba Temple or Dhungri Temple has a over flowing history which date back to the epic era. This temple is dedicated to Hadimba a 'Rakshashi’, and is built in the year 1553. A Pagoda styled shrine in the midst of a deep cedar forest, Hadimba temple resembles the Naggar Temple.
A four-story structure, with exquisite woodcarvings has a huge Shikhara that towers over the shrine. Beautiful carving of Goddess Durga embellishes the doors of the temple. A windy conduit through forests and dells of sighing Deodars sets an imposing atmosphere to this lovely temple. These wooded surroundings would definitely rejuvenate one’s mind.

Solang Valley

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solang valley A gorgeous dale, stuck between Beas Kund and Solang village, Solang Valley is a pictorial spot, which presents the awesome scenery of snow clad mountains and glaciers. Popularly called as the Snow point, Solang Valley is a perfect place for skiing and the 300 meter sky lift is the main fascination of this stunning picnic location.
A hot spot of the adventure buffs, this amazing picnic spot offers challenging activities like, Horse ride, Paragliding, Skiing and Zorbing. The Manali mountaineering Institute imparts special training in skiing for the fresher. This fabulous place is also the center of the annual winter skiing festival. The valley also holds a shrine of Lord Shiva on the top of a hill.

Beas Kund

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beas kundA historic place, where it is believed that Vyas had performed his daily bath, Beas Kund is regarded as a sacred place by the Hindus. The originating point of the Majestic river Bias, Beas Kund is found sheltered by an igloo like stone formation. A typical rocky terrain, this place is devoid of vegetation. The crystal clear and chilly arctic waters resemble that of a spring, which would freeze the fingers.
Apart from the religious importance, Beas Kund offers tremendous defying activities like paragliding, trekking and skiing facilities to the challenge-loving people. It is the most alluring treks in the Kullu region, which can be tried by anyone.

Gulaba

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gulabaGulaba is 20 km from Manali and is a scenic spot which is covered with snow from November to February. A perfectly enchanting spot in summers with rolling green slopes and beautiful flowers, Gulaba is on the way to Rohtang Pass.

Bhrigu Lake

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Bhrigu lakeBhrigu Lake, situated 4,235 m above the sea level, is 13 km from Manali and 6 km from Gulaba village. Though the shores of lake are devoid of human habitation, it is a popular tourist place and is considered sacred. Rishi Bhrigu, a great saint, meditated here and wrote the holy book, Bhrigu Sanhita.
Located in Kullu District, Bhrigu Lake is east of Rothang Pass, a site with spectacular views of glaciers and peaks. Nehru Kund, a natural spring of cold water, originates from this lake. Several trek routes adjoin Bhrigu.

Manu Temple

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manu-templeManu Temple is located in old Manali, at a distance of three kilometers from the main market. The temple is dedicated to the Indian sage Manu, who is said to be the creator of the world and the writer of Manusmriti. Though temple is situated in a congested place, visitors from across the globe come to visit it. The charming location of Manu Temple, on the bank side of river Beas, adds to its attraction. The temple was rebuilt in the year 1992, when the vaulted ceiling and marble floors were added.

Rahalla Falls

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rahalla fallsAbout 4 Km away from Kothi and 16 Km from Manali Town, at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass, are the beautiful Rahalla water falls at an altitude of 2,501 metres. It is approachable by bus, jeep or pony.

Vashisht Village

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vashist temple A tiny locale, situated on the banks of the majestic River Ravi, Vashisht is bestowed with natural springs and fabulous sand stone temples. Just about thirty minutes leisurely walk fetch oneself to this sleepy hamlet. Situated at the suburbs of the town, Springs of Vashisht are very significant for their medicinal value. The gushing waters of the hot brooks are excellent ailments for skin diseases. Large number of people folk here to have a dip in these hot streams. The authorities have arranged separate bathing provisions for men and women.

Manali Zoo

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manali zoo If that does not satiate your appetite for wildlife, come to Manali Zoo. Birds and animals that you would normally not be able to see unless you venture deep into the forest are splendidly on display in spacious cages. Look out for the Monal, the state bird of Manali. Many other species of birds and animals can be seen here.

Manali Wildlife Parks

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manali wildlife parks Get your tour guide to take you to Manali Wildlife Parks and the Manali Sanctuary. If you are lucky, you might get to see leopards, brown bears, and squirrels, Musk Deer, Flying Fox, Himalayan Black Bear and Stripped Hyena. There are trekking routes and other places to hike through the virgin forestations.

Temple of Lord Ram

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ram temple There is an ancient Temple of Lord Ram in Manali. If you love the sap effect in open, check out the hot sulphur springs with separate bathing tanks for ladies and gents. Look at the amazing Turkish type showers with baths are also fitted nearby. Hot water from the nearby spring is offered for bathing. It is hot no matter what the surrounding temperature is!

Vashist springs and temple

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springs About 3 kilometers from downtown Manali, across the gurgling Beas River, Vashisht is a tiny hamlet with natural sulphur springs. Emanating from the mountains of Vashisht, the sulphur springs gush hot and medicinal, endowed with great healing powers. Above the main square stand two old stone temples dedicated to sage Vashisht and Lord Rama. Legend has it that the great sage had narrated Yoga Vashishta, an ancient scripture to Lord Rama. This, ostensibly, was an extremely profound discourse that offered an insight into the inner world of consciousness. The smaller of the two temples dedicated to Vashisht opens to a partially covered courtyard with an ornamental shrine that has blackened by years of oil-lamp and incense smoke. This ornate quadrangle is also a resting place of wayfarers especially ascetics who unwind with a glass of tea or smoke chillums.
Other than affording a brilliant Himalayan scenery, the village of Vashisht has a bath complex with a restaurant. From the privacy of your own sunken bath, soak up the wonderful views and let the warm water relieve your weary nerves. There are separate bathrooms for ladies and gentlemen, fitted with Turkish-style showers. These baths are close to the hot water spring so that hot and cold water can be separately piped, maintaining the regular temperature for bathing. You are charged a nominal sum to avail the bath facility.