(2050m) is situated to the north of Kullu Valley, 40km from Kullu
town. Manali is known worldwide for its scenic beauty and adventure
activities like sking, paragliding, mountaineering, and trekking
etc. There are number of places around Manali which are worth
visiting for their great cultural value and peaceful scenic beauty.
There are very old temples in Manali famous all over for their
great religious and architectural worth.
Manali town provides the best health services in the valley.
Telecommunication services and accommodation facilities are easily
This temple, also known as Dhoongri Temple is situated about 1
km from Manali. This temple was built by Raja Bahadur Singh in
1553 AD in pagoda style having four roofs rising one above the
other. The temple is dedicated to Hadimba- the wife of Bhima.
Bhima is one of the Pandava brothers who visited this place during
Manu Rishi Temple
Manu Rishi temple, 3 km from Manali, is a beautiful structure
with a five- storey pagoda type of roof and a brass 'Kalasa' crowning
the top. The temple is dedicated to sage Manu from whom human
race is believed to have started. This land was known as 'Land
of Manu' and was later renamed Manali after him.
51km to the north of Manali takes you to highest point on the
National Highway, Rohtang Pass (3980m) or the house of the dead,
as it is known. It offers you a spectacular view of Kullu valley
and the unvanquished high mountains of Lahaul Valley.
(2530m) is a beautiful village situated to the north of Manali
town and at a distance of 15km from Manali. Brooks gushing down
from the mountains pass through the village and there you stand
infatuated by the astonishing vistas.
Solang valley (2480m) is situated 13km to the north-west of Manali.
The slopes of Solang are considered one of the best in the world
for skiing; State & National level winter sports are organized
Situated to the north-east of Manali at a distance of 6km from
Vashishtha village, Bhrigu Lake (4270m) has been named after sage
Bhrigu. There is a beautiful wild flower meadow called Gulaba
near the lake.
Beas Rishi Lake
Beas Rishi Lake (3690m) is situated to the north-west of Manali
and at a distance of 25km from Manali. The lake is very deep and
transparent. The lake is mostly half covered by glaciers. The
weather here is unpredictable and the best suitable period to
visit is June to October.
Vashishtha Natural Hotwater Springs
Vashishtha village, 3km from Manali, is known for the hot water
springs & the asceticism of Rishi Vashishtha. The temple of Vashishtha
Rishi is 400 years old. In the temple there is a stone statue
of the sage Vashishtha clad in dhoti, cap & a white shawl on the
shoulder. The Tourism Department has built Turkish baths, 500
m away from the village.