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Dungri Temple

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dungri temple The Dungri or Hadimba temple is a four storey wooden building in the middle of a lovely forested parkland, known as the Dhungri Van Vihar. Erected in 1553, the temple is dedicated to the goddess Hadimba and the features intricate wooden carvings of dancers and characters from various Hindu stories. Every May, there is a major festival at the temple, when sacrifices are carried out in honour of Hadimba.

Solang Nullah

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solang-nullahSome of Himachal Pradesh's best skiing slopes are at Solang Nullah, about 13 kms north-west of Manali. February and March are the best months to ski. The area is very pretty in spring and summer and offers great hikes.

Museum of Traditional Himachal Culture

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museumThis small, privately funded museum near the Dhungri temple is worth a quick visit. The curator has spent years collecting folk art and handicrafts from surrounding villages to protect the traditions of the Kullu valley.

Rohtang Pass

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rohtang passSituated about 51 kms from Manali town at an altitude of 4,111 metres (13,400 ft) on the highway to Keylong, is Rohtang Pass. Now regular bus service plies over it from Manali to Keylong in Lahaul district. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendour. At the top of the Pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul Valley. There is a beautiful Dashohar Lake left to the pass, where pilgrims go every year on the auspicious day of 20th Bhadon. This is the only access to Lahaul valley. The pass is open from June to September each year although trekkers can cross the pass a little earlier.

Jagatsukh

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jagatsukhIt is one of the biggest villages in Kullu district. Jagatsukh is on the left bank of the Beas and the road from Naggar to Manali runs through the village. Jagatsukh is 12 kms from Naggar and 6 kms from Manali. The place is famous for very old temples, in the village, particularly the Shiva Temple in Shikhara style and nearby old and interesting Devi Sharvali temple.

Tibetan Monastery

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summer-hill It is new and colourful. A pleasant place to visit. It is famous for carpet weaving. Visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts from here.