Manali attracts tourist a lot due to its exciting natural environmental attractions and adventure activities. Kullu and Manali have always been one of the most favorite and adventurous hill stations for tourists, and honeymoon. Manali is situated in the heart of Kullu valley, at altitude of 2050m. Snow-capped mountains, and natural beauty makes you feels like that are in haven. Trees like pine, cedar, fir and pinus wallichiana add sparkles to beauty. Places to visit here are:
Solang Valley attracts tourist a lot, surrounded by glaciers and snowy mountains. Tourist can enjoy adventurous activities like: paragliding, motorbike riding, skiing.
Hadimba Devi Temple is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hadimba, wife of Bhima. This temple is situated in the center of the cedar forest called Dhungiri Van Vihar.
Manu, the creator of the world and the writer of manusmriti. Temple is dedicated to Rishi Manu, built on the bank side of river Beas.
Vashishta Temple is dedicated to Vashistha Muni and famous for hot water springs believes to carry medicinal propertie.
The Rahala Waterfalls is another eye catching destination of Manali. Falling from an altitude of 2,501 meters. The scenic beauty of this waterfall makes it main spots for tourists.
Rohtang Pass: - Know for adventurous spot and tracking at an altitude of 3978 m. Tourist visit here from April to October and is closed in winter season. Tourist here also enjoys Pang Moraines oasis in the desert on Manali Lah Road.
Manikarn is holy place dedicated to Lord Shiva, situdated in Parvati Valley. It is 43 Km from Kullu, known for cold water of Parvati River and hot water spring by its side. Many tourists come here to take a dip in its holy kund of Manikaran.
Jagatsukh temple is in Kullu Valley, very close to snow line of the Himalayas. This place is very popular for trekking and old temples. The best time to visit here is from May to October and there is a lot to explore here. Chacholi Jatra festival organized in this temple attracts tourist.
Bijli Mahadev, Lord Shiva Temple at the top of Kullu at an altitude of 2,460 m. The center of atttraction of the temple is the devotees or priests draw the divine blessing in the form of lightning. It is true that the priest has to reshape the Shiva Linga inside the temple with sattoo and butter after every lightning because it bursts into pieces with lightning flash.
Bhrigu Lake attracts tourist every year, situated at the height of 4240 m, lake lies between snow-capped mountains, and it is believe that some part of the lake never freezes. Nehru Kund near the Lake is cherry on the top, water to this kund comes from Bhrigu Lake.
The Beas River flowing through Kullu is the best spot for rafting and is ideal for canoeing and kayaking too. Tourist can enjoy rafting here between May to September.