Manali is a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh situated to the north of the Kullu Valley. Located at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level, Manali is situated on the banks of the Beas River. Thousands of tourists visit this hill station to get rid of summer. In winter, the temperature here reaches below zero degrees. Apart from the beautiful natural scenery here, you can also enjoy sports like hiking, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking. Fragrant winds coming from the wild flowers and apple orchards here fill the hearts and minds with freshness.
Let’s know some special places of Manali which are very important for tourism.
This temple is also known as Dhungri temple. The temple is dedicated to the local goddess Hidimba here. Hidimba was the wife of Bhima mentioned in the Mahabharata. A festival is celebrated here in the month of May. This temple was built by Maharaj Bahadur Singh in 1553 AD. This temple built in wood is built in the Pagoda style.
3 km from Manali. The distant Vasistha Kund is located. This pair of temples made of ancient stones are opposite to each other. There is a temple of Lord Rama and Vashistha Muni together.
Manikaran is a hot spring. Thousands of people come from far and wide to take a holy dip in the water here. The water here is so hot that people cook food like rice, tea etc. without any fuel in it.
50 km from Manali. Located at an altitude of 4111 meters above sea level, this pass attracts a lot of adventure tourists. To the west of the pass is a beautiful lake called Dasohar. This place remains quite cold even in summer. There is a lot of movement here due to the abundance of adventure tourists.
There are many more scenic places in Manali, which you can enjoy your holiday by visiting.