Hidimbi Devi Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manāli, a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India. Hadimba Temple, dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, is one of the best places to visit in Manali. Its located amid a beautiful Deodar forest on top of a hill. Also popularly known as the Dhungiri temple
valley or solang Nala derives its name from
combination of words Solang and Nullah. It is a side
valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal
Pradesh, India 14 km northwest of the resort town
Manali on the way to Rohtang pass.
melts in the summer, skiing is replaced by
parachuting, zorbing, paragliding and horse riding.
Located around 51 km from the town Rohtang Pass is another hotspot for adventure enthusiasts in summers Rohtang offers snow scooter and mountain biking. The picturesque views all around are a delightful treat for every traveler's eyes. Due to its splendid natural beauty, many Bollywood songs have been shot here. The magnificent & sprawling landscapes, peaks covered with snow, increasing chill with increasing altitude, beautiful views of glaciers all inspire you to get once more clicked. Instead of driving on narrow curvy & slippery roads a local cab or bus is recommended in Rohtang Pass.
Located in a small town Naggar the former capital of Kullu the Naggar castle is a 500-year-old edifice inspired by European & Himalayan architecture and built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu. The mansion is now converted into a rest house now by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. One can buy souvenirs from an extensive variety of artifacts, wall hangings etc. to take back home.
Located in the heart of the city the Manali Club House is run by HPTDC and has adequate indoor& outdoor engagements for all age groups. Table-tennis, Billiards, skating, library, bar and many other things which are loved by families. The in-house eatery offers delightful bites and beverages between meals.
An exceptionally sacrosanct place for Hindus who believe that the first form of life was recreated here by Manu after gigantic floods and another fascinating story of Shiva and Parvati behind waters at Manikaran. The very popular gurudwara in Manikaran pulls in a huge number of Sikh tourists too as it is believed Guru Nanak when visited here with his five disciples lifted a rock and a hot spring appeared from that point which was then utilized to cook food for all. The auspicious water of this spring is still as hot and is used to cook langar food & offers a free accommodation to pilgrims visiting here.
Blessed with abundant of spiritual tranquility the Anjani Mahadev is holy shrine where Anjani the mother of Hanuman meditated. Ice formation in the form of Lingam or Shivling has given it another name of "Chhota Amarnath" or "Amarnath of Kullu". It is located just 13 km from Manali & only 2kms from Solang Valley. Visiting Anjani Mahadev and back takes not more 2 hours from Solang valley. The short trekking to this place can be done on horses or by foot.
Sulphurous hot water spring and a temple stationed just next to spring are visited by numerous pilgrims in a small village Vashisht located 3 km from Manali. It is said Rishi Vashisht one of the seven Hindu sages attempted to kill himself in this gurgling river however the river declined to execute him. The hot water spring or the Vashisth Kund is known to have incredible healing powers. The refreshing bath, exotic atmosphere and the tranquility of temple are more than enough to restore your spirit.
Preserving the culture of Tibetans Manali has 3 main monasteries. These colorful monasteries serve as religious centers for many Tibetans settled here and are one of the best places to shop for exclusive Tibetan items. The Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa, Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa and a monastery at Pangran can get you dazzled & mesmerized with beautiful lighting, statues of Lord Buddha& especially the lovely feeling you get while rotating the wheel of life.
The untouched magnificence of Jana falls in Jana village which is located at a distance of approximately 32 km from Manali bus stand makes every traveler feel refreshed with all their senses. Watching scenic beauty, apple orchards on the way from Manali to Jana fall is all fun and the best part of after being there is the kind offood you can relish from local vendors. The place is truly meant for nature lovers but be cautious of slippery rocks and bumpy roads in between.