Manali has always been a famous destination among backpackers and adventure junkies. The place has a lot to offer in terms of scenic views, adventure activities, and tourist attractions. Be it Beas Kund Trek, Bhrigu Lake, Friendship Peak, Manali Leh Cycling or Hampta Pass, don’t come back to your city without having done sightseeing in Manali once you are done with your trek.
Here are all the top tourist place in Manali
The ancient temple located in Old Manali is dedicated to Hadimba, wife of Pandu Son Bhima. The famous tourist attraction is visited by a lot of tourists in Manali. What sets this temple apart other than its mythological importance is its unique wooden dome like structure. The main attraction is the three-day Hadimba Devi Festival that happens every year.
Take a rejuvenating bath in the hot sulfur springs of Vashisht. Vashisht is a small pilgrimage village near Manali famous for its religious importance. There is a temple in Vashisht by the bank of Beas River dedicated to Sage Bhrigu. The bath is open to the public from 8 AM to 6 PM. There is another ancient temple, Rama Temple, located near Vashisht Temple.
Jogini Falls are another famous tourist attraction in the town. The waterfalls are surrounded by verdant greenery and offer breathtaking views. Enjoy the melodious sound of gushing waters and the drizzle from the waterfall. The falls are on the way to Vashisht Village and are a major attraction for nature lovers.
Arjuna Cave is an ancient place where Arjuna received his Pashupatastra. The cave is situated in Prini Village and has great mythological importance. Legend has it that Arjuna meditated in this cave for many years to earn the powers of Astra from Lord Indra. It is 20 km away from Manali and can be reached by taking a local bus from Mall Road bus station.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering
Thinking of doing that mountaineering course? Go sign yourself up at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering in Aleo town near Manali. This is the place which produces the best and brave mountaineers and climbers. Learn about the rigorous training you will have to go through if you decide to become a trek leader.
A lot has already been said about the mesmerizing beauty of Solang Valley. Not just the snowy landscapes, this place is also a famous hub for adventure sports. Paragliding, skiing, zorbing, parachuting, and horse riding; Solang Valley has so much to offer in terms of adventure. You can take your own pick of adventure.
Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara
Manikaran is a small pilgrim town situated between beas and Parvati Rivers. The town has a religious importance and the hot sulphur springs. There is a famous Gurudwara called Manikaran Sahib which is visited by people from all over the country all round the year. Take a dip in the hot sulphur springs of Manikaran.
Rafting in Manali
If you still have a quota left for adrenaline pump, go for rafting in Beas River in Manali. With stunning views of mountains one side and huge water currents of Beas River, rafting in Beas River is sure a heart-racing adventure. Brace yourself for yet another thrilling adventure experience after your trek.
Great Himalayan National Park
If you are a nature lover or a nature photographer, then Great Himalayan National Park is a paradise for you. It is the newest addition to national parks in India and a home to 400 species of fauna. If you want to get away from the touristy crowd, this is the place for you.
Naggar Village is a lesser known village which makes it a perfect location to get away from all the touristy crowd in Manali. One gets the most alluring views of Beas Valley from this village. Interest yourself in art and heritage of Himalayan culture showcased at Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery. You can also visit the temples Tripura Sundari and Gauri Shankar. It is 19 km away from Manali.
Kasol is altogether a different wonderland which needs no introduction. So if you decide to be in Manali for few more days, you can spend some time in the beautiful Parvati valley in Kasol. You can do a one-day hike to the charming villages; Kalga-Pulga and Malana. The landscapes and views are spectacular.
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