Perched atop the northern end of the Kullu Valley, Manali is one of the most popular travel destinations in India. Whether you are a college-goer or a newly-wed, this hill station promises hordes of fun and pleasure for everyone. The nature lovers can simply gallivant their way around the marvelous walks of the place mottled with lush greenery and see the beauty of the surroundings. For the high-spirited and adventurous souls, there are various facilities for adventure and water sports like mountaineering, skiing, river rafting and paragliding. The many tourist attractions of the place will leave you engrossed throughout the stay. Explore the places of interest that Manali clasps for visitors in its lap.
Hadimba Temple in Manali is located in the middle of the forested areas of the Dhungiri Van Vihar and is also famous as the Dhungiri temple. This four-story wooden temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, a "Rakshashi" in the epic Mahabharata. Trailing paths of dark forests and dells of whispering deodars forms the backdrop of this popular temple.
These hot sulphur springs gush through the mountains at Vashist and form one of the major tourist attractions of Manali. The water here is believed to have medicinal properties to cure different ailments and hence, attract legions of travelers who come to soak themselves in the curative droplets of the springs. There is also a bath complex as well as a restaurant that commands some very good views.
The colorful Tibetan Monastery in Manali is a must-visit, especially if you are planning to take home some wonderful Tibetan handicrafts. This small monastery houses an image of Lord Buddha and some exquisite tankhas. However, what entails the popularity of the place is its carper-weaving unit, where handiworks in different Tibetan designs and patterns are exhibited and sold.
The Club House
The Club House in Manali is a beautiful modern building, located 1.5 km from Tourist bureau (bus stand), just at the foothill of the old Manali village. Encompassed by sprawling lawns, Club House is popular amongst visitors for its host of recreational and fun activities that include racquet games, billiards, skating rings and various children games. There is also a restaurant and well-stocked bar that provides a very good dining experience in the place.
Mountaineering Institute in Manali is located at a distance of 3 km from down-town, on the bank of the River Beas. It offers basic & advance training courses in climbing and also organizes courses in various adventure and water sports. Equipments for skiing and trekking can be hired from the institute, through advance booking.