Places of Interest
Located at the northern end of Kullu Valley and River Beas, Manali has vast pine forests, apple orchards and modern facilities, an ideal holiday spot for all ages. It’s a fantastic tourist destination all year round and is especially beautiful after snowfall.
Hadimba Devi Temple
Manali has many attractions but the chief centre of interest, historically and archeologically, is undoubtedly the Hadimba Devi Temple .This is the ancient temple of Hadimba, the most powerful deity of the valley. Built in 1550 AD the temple is a sanctuary built over a huge rock surrounded by cedar forests and boasts a pagoda shaped roof and intricately carved wooden door. The grounds provide a pleasant shady area to picnic. It is a pleasant experience to stroll in the wooden forest of deodar forest adjoining hadimba devi temple complex
Situated at the edge of the Beas River, the Club House offers beautiful views of the deodar forest and is a short resting stop to take a picnic break and take part in some indoor and outdoor activities . You can enjoy adventure activity on the riverside like River Crossing and 'Burma Bridge'. One can touch the cold waters with the feet while on the 'River Crossing' ride. Elders can enjoy the shopping and good fast food along with a stroll in the compound .There is boating within a small pond and Go Carting which maybe interesting for kids
Mall Road , Manali
Its the lifeline of Manali as the whole city revolves around this attraction. Tourists can enjoy a quiet stroll across the Mall and pick up the enchanting bric-a-bracs that are sold in the various shops lined across the street. Some of the most popular buys here includes fresh fruits , shawls, kullu caps, gift items and many other woolen items. Manali Mall is full of shops but don’t forget to bargain !Various restaurants and eating joints are also available to keep the tourists entertained.
Only 3km from Manali and at an altitude of 6200 ft is the tiny picturesque village of Vashist popular for its hot sulphur water spring and temple of Vashist and Lord Ram.The gushing waters of the hot brooks are excellent ailments for skin diseases. Large number of people visits these springs to have a dip. The authorities have arranged separate bathing provisions for men and women
Manu Rishi temple
Manali means ‘home of Manu’ and legend has it that Manu stepped off a boat in Manali to recreate human life after floods devastated the whole world. A must see attraction that still exists today is the Manu Rishi temple situated in the old Manali village , believed to the only temple of Manu in India.
Himvalley Amusement& Cultural Park
Its Located at Rohtang Road , Just 4 Kms away from famous Manali Mall Road. There are lot of activities to do inside the park. Cultural Park shows include Rajasthani , Punjabi and Himachali traditional dance perfeormances. Music , DJ and live perfoemance with the involvement of audience makes it an unforgettable experineces. Magic shows and Fire shows are also organized by professionals. Amusement park is equipped with lot of rides like swinging chair, revolving tower , space jet etc. Its good place to spend time and have fun with your family and friends.