Manali – Places to Visit

Manali is a hill station nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla. The small town, with a population of 8,096,is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. It is a popular tourist destination and serves as the roadway to other northern hill stations.

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Manali Rohtang Pass:- Rohtang Pass elevation 3,978 m (13,050 ft) is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km (32 mi) from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. Manali-Leh Highway, a part of NH 21, transverses Rohtang Pass.​ The pass is open from May to November. It is not particularly high or difficult to cross on foot by Himalayan standards.
River- rafting in manali is offered by private operators at Pirdi near Kullu where a water sports centre has been set up to provide the rafting services in manali for the tourists. Rafting in manali is available on stretches of the River Beas, where rapids of high grades can be negotiated. Rafting in kullu manali provides an exhilarating interlude fro enthusiasts manali river-rafting-
manali paraglider-big Paragliding is organized in Kullu valley throughout the year at Solang Valley, located 14 kms from Manali and other locations like Marhi, Fatru, Bijli Mahadev etc. Riding the thermals and sailing the blue sky like the Himalyan Eagle can be thrilling experience. Paragliding facilities are available at Solang Nallah and Marhi.
Trekking :- Many Trekking Routes are available in Manali. Major treks in manali are Beas Kund Trek, Bhrigu Lake Trek, Chandrakhani Trek, Chandra Taal Trek and many more. The check list of the equipments required for trekking in manali includes of Comfortable walking shoes with a good grip on the ankles. Water proof warm jacket.Woolen / tennis scocks and stockings. trekking-at-manali
Manali-Pandoh-Dam Pandoh Dam:- The Pandoh Dam is an embankment dam on the Beas River in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Under the Beas Project, the dam was completed in 1977 and its primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation. Part of a run-of-the-river power scheme, it diverts the waters of the Beas to the southwest through a 38 km (24 mi) long system of tunnels and channels.
Kullu valley :- Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas river between Manali and Largi. This valley is famous for its temples, beauty and its majestic hills covered with pine and deodar forest and sprawling apple orchards. Kullu valley is sandwiched between the Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan range kullu valley
top_Solang Valley Solang Valley :- Solang Nala (Valley) drives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nullah (water stream). 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, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing
Jagatsukh Gayatridevi Mandir :- Gayatri Temple at Jagatsukh near Manali in Himachal Pradesh: Ancient temple with intricate woodwork with modern marble image of Gayatri. JAGATSUKH : The one time capital of Kullu. Here are old temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and to Sandhya Gayatri. The Arjun caves are just ahead GJagatsukh
Hidamba_edited Hidimba Devi Temple :- This Temple is, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manāli, a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India.It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, sister of Hidimba, a figure in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himālayas. The structure was built in 1553
Vashisth Kund :- Dedicated to the local deity and sage by the same name, Saint Vashist, the Vashist Temple on the banks of River Ravi is worth a stop. The temple showcases lovely wood carvings. The real attraction here is the therapeutic hot springs that are piped and cemented to make for a public bath Vashisht_temple
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