Manali is a resort town with a high altitude in India’s Northern Himachal Pradesh state. Manali is most popular for its backpacking center and honeymoon destination. It is also a popular place for the mountaineer for trekking. It offers paragliding, skiing, and rafting. It is located near the Kullu valley in the Beas river valley. It is a gateway to Lahaul, Spiti district and Leh. After the lawgiver Manu the Sanatan Hindu Manali was named. Manali means “the abode of Manu”. Manali is also regarded as the “Valley of gods”. It also has a temple located in the old Manali village which is dedicated to lord Manu. The British first introduced apple tree in Manali which became a great source of income for a lot of people in Manali. The climate in Manali is very cold during winter and cold during summer. The temperature remains 4C to 26C throughout the year. There are many places to visit in Manali if you are a nature lover and also planning for a trip to Manali.
Here are some of the places to visit in Manali:
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Solang Valley is a favorite place for the visitor which is situated between the Beas Kund and Solang Village. The Solang Valley is an essential place the visitor must visit. It is the most suitable place for the adventure lovers as it offers parachuting. Paragliding, horse riding and driving open jeeps. The Valley also offers skiing during winter, when the valley gets covered with snow.
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Whenever your visit, Manali, Rohtang pass is the must visit the place and it is the most attractive place for the tourist. Rohtang pass is a treat to the eyes and it can only be reached by road. The way to Manali Keylong road, the beauty of the landscape will make you mesmerized. It is the best place for the nature lover as they can experience the beauty of nature in this place. Many Bollywood films like Jab we met and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani was also shot in this place. But to visit Rohtang Pass you need to show a confirmation proof.
Beas Kund Trek
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Beas Kund Trek is a suitable place for the adventure lover. It is a peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. You can get to see the magnificent Pir Pinjal Mountain over the Beas River. It is the best place for hiking.
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Hadimba temple is surrounded by the forest and built on a rock which is dedicated to Hadimba Devi who was a demoness fell in love with Bhima and became his wife and mother of Ghatothkach. It is located at the hills of Manali covered with snow. It has wooden doorways, walls and cone-shaped roof which gives a different look to the temple than another temple. The walls of the temples are decorated with stones along with the figures of the animals and goddesses etc and the interior of the temple remains undisturbed. It was built in the year 1553 and became the most common tourist attraction.
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Vashisht bath is a natural hot spring with beautiful sandstone temples situated 6km away from Manali. The tourist can take a bath in the hot spring and for that, it has a separate bathing area for men and women. It is believed that the water in the natural spring has some medicinal properties which cure skin diseases. It is also surrounded by small shops which sell religious merchandise.
Chandratal Baralacha Trek
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Chandratal baralacha trek is located at a high altitude of 4300 meters on the Samudra plateau of Spiti valley which serves as a trek destination perfect for an adventure freak person. This place will give you a perfect view of sunset upon the turquoise water, mountains, beautiful landscape, several streams, meadows, orchards, and wildlife. It is a trekker’s paradise.
The Great Himalayan National Park
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The Great Himalayan National Park was established in the year 1984 which is located in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 1500 to 6000 m. It is connected with four valleys Sainj valley, Tirthan valley, Jiwa valley, Nal Valley and Parvati Valley. The Deodar and Oaktree make the national park more attractive and beautiful. It is a home to species of mammals, fauna, and birds. The national park is surrounded by the Himalayan Mountain by all sides. The park also has a small village inside. Every year the park makes an effort to organize a fair. It is the best place for kids and also for the nature lovers.
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Manikaran is situated in the Kullu district along the bank of river Parvati in the Parvati Valley. It is most suitable for Sikh and Hindus as a pilgrimage destination. This place has a hot spring and beautiful surroundings which makes it more attractive for the tourist. According to the Sikh, it is believed that Guru Nayak used to stay here and perform a lot of miracles and on the other hand according to the Hindus Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati used to stay here. It has 3 hot springs where the tourist can take a bath and feel fresh and pure as it contains radioactive elements which have the capability to cure diseases. The water in the hot spring is also used to cook food for the devotees directly because it is naturally hot boiling water.
Hampta pass trek
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Hampta pass trek serves as an enjoyable and perfect trek for the beginners. It begins from the Manali town surrounded by dense pine forest, meadows, beautiful landscape and pristine glacial valleys. It is also a suitable place for nature lovers. You can also have a nice view of the Chandratal Lake.
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Kullu is the most popular and beautiful destination for the tourist. It is surrounded by hills covered with Deodar and pine trees and several temples. It is a paradise for the nature lover. It has a beautiful landscape and more scenic views which are situated at a higher altitude than Manali. It is often called as a sister town to Manali. It offers a lot of sports activities like river rafting, trekking, mountaineering etc.
So these are the popular places to visit in Manali. It is a beautiful place and a paradise for the nature lover. So this article will serve you as a guide if you are planning to make a trip to Manali with your family and friends.