Manali 40 km from Kulu, and 2000 mts. above sea level, Manali is a peaceful hill station. Its beauty lies in its waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and its temples. Green forests and hillocks surround this place called the Valley of Glaciers. Frozen rivers gleam like gold when the sun’s rays fall on them.
Tourists Sites: Temple of Hidimba : This temple in the pagoda style is dedicated to Hidimba (Hirma), wife of Bhima, one of the Five Pandavas. This was constructed in 1553. Every year in the month of May, a fair is organised here. Tourists flock here in this season.
Jagatsukh: 6 kms from Manali, its old name is Nasth. Situated on the left banks of the River Vyas. For a long time it was the capital of the Kings of Kulu. Now it is famous for its ancient temples.
Tibetan Monastery: A monastery worth viewing. Here Tibetan carpets are woven. Other handicrafts can also be bought here.
Kothi: 12 kms from Manali, this is a peaceful spot. One km away from here one can see the River Vyas flowing out of a 30 mts. deep pit surrounded by rocks. On these rocks reside innumerable pigeons.
Rahla Falls: This picnic spot is 12km from Kothi. The view of the River Vyas falling from a height of 50 mts is breath taking.
Vashisht Kund: Dedicated to sage Vashisht this temple is in the shape of a pyramid. Around this temple there are hot springs and waterfalls. The bath houses here are made in the Turkish style. It is situated on the banks of the river Vyas, 3 kms. from Manali.
Nehru Kund: This is a beautiful picnic spot surrounded by cold waterfalls, springs and a peaceful atmosphere.
Rohatang Pass : 4112 mts above sea level, Rohatang Pass is covered with snow 9 months in a year. It is open only from June to September. Close to it is the Sonapani Glacier. This Pass is 51 kms. from Manali.
Solang Valley: 13 kms from Manali, snow-capped peaks and glaciers make this majestic valley an ideal place for winter games. It is situated between Manali and Kothi