Manali is a very popular hill station in North India. Countless tourists visit this place every year. It is one of the Hot Spots of India. Along with having a very cool climate it is one of the most adventurous destinations in India. It offers a list of must visit destinations along with sports like hiking, paragliding, trekking, mountain biking, skiing, mountaineering, rafting and kayaking. Manali is considered to be the Valley of Gods. If you are an adventurous person and wants to enjoy a fun trip along with getting the best comfort the Manali is the best place for you to visit. Additionally you will also get to see a flavor of Buddhist religion here. The attire of people here is extremely lively and you can find vibrant colored outfits here.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Manali
The Hidimba Temple, also known as Dhungri Temple is one the majorly visited destination of Manali. This temple was constructed in around 1530s in dedication of a local goddess Hidimba. She was wife of Prince Bhim, one of the Pandava brothers. This temple is a four floor pagoda with extra ordinary wood carvings.
There are lots of Buddhist monasteries in Manali. They are popularly known as Gompas. If you wish to calm your mind and flow in divinity then these Gompas are the best place for you to visit. These monasteries are maintained through donations.
Just around the busy Bazaars of Manali you can locate Nyingamapa Gompa. It is a small and a modern kind of monastery with very beautiful sunflower garden. The main shrine of this Gompa is decorated with hell lot of electric bulbs which highlights the monastery during the night. What adds on to the entire environment here is the Tibetan incense.
In Old Manali you can locate great orchards and guest houses designed in traditional manner. You can also locate a deserted Fort Manaligarh and a Manu Maharishi Temple which was constructed as a dedication to Sage Manu.
The Rohtang Pass is the must visit destination of Manali. This snow covered area near Dassaur Lake offers you the best adventure of your time.
Then you also have Vaishisht Kund. This famous temple along with the natural hot water pond is known for the elaborated wood carvings and the holy ambience.
The Solang Nullah Valley is yet another destination to visit in Manali. This is the place for all the adventure lovers. You can get to try many kinds of adventurers sports here.
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How to reach Manali
The best way to reach Manali through air will be via Bhuntar, about 50 kms away from main city. You can also catch a rail route and get down at Jogindernagar which is at about 140 kms away from Manali. From there you have a great fleet of public as well private vehicles for you to reach Manali.
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