Hey guys… I hope you are good and healthy, and I also hope that you people are doing good in your life. Don’t you guys think it’s been a long time that we didn’t go anywhere..? yeah you are right it’s pretty boring sitting at home idly. I have an idea! instead of sitting idly at home let’s explore MANALI. yeah.. let’s go.
So before we explore the best places to visit in Manali we should know a bit about Manali. Manali is a beautiful hill station in the Kullu district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Manali is located on the bank of the Beas river about 39 km away from Kullu city hub and 268 km away from Shimla.
As we know that Manali is one of the best tourist attraction of Himachal Pradesh, the reason behind is that its Temples (that will make you feel that you are blessed with gods), Mountains (which is generally covered with snow at winter times that will win your heart), Dense forests (in which you can experience snow on trees top), Small villages (where you can experience their cultures and their clothing techniques), National park, Waterfalls, Valleys, and Rivers.
Not only visiting you can also enjoy adventure sports like trekking, rafting, parachuting, paragliding, skating, zorbing and much more, I know you guys, but you also wanted to try all these sports and that’s what life is all about, a bit of enjoyment. so without wasting much time let’s explore the best places that you spend your splendid vacation.
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- 1 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MANALI
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MANALI
- Hadimba Temple
- Solang Valley
- Rohtang Pass
- Jogini Waterfalls
- Manu Temple
- Manali Mall Road
- Bhrigu Lake
- Hampta Pass
- The Great Himalayan National Park
1. Hadimba Devi Temple
In our Hindu culture, it’s been believed that, before starting anything new or before we go to any new place to visit, first we should pray to god for his\her blessings. You can also start your first day of exploring by visiting this magical temple. this temple is situated on a little hill, which looks so beautiful by surrounding trees that are covered with snow.
This temple is dedicated to Hadimba of the Mahabharata age, who made a gorgeous marriage with Bhima, the Pandav. It’s is built on a strong stone foundation, the shikar (roof) of the temple rises as a high of deodar trees surrounding it in a pagoda-style wood and stone structure. Might, it is the only place where she worshipped as a goddess, that is why this place attracts many devotees and architectures.
2. Solang Valley:
Solang valley is considered a winter and summer sport conditions. Solang valley is generally derived from the combination of two words “Solang” means “nearby village” and “Nallah” means water stream. It is a side valley at the top of Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh, India, 14 northwest of the resort town Manali on the way to Rohtang pass.
I know you guys were going to visit this place but the question is where will you stay? so here are some hotels where you can stay according to your budget and suitability-Hotel Vyas Vatika Manali, Solang valley resort, The Katoch grand resort, The cider, The highland park, and many others hotels are there in nearby Solang valley.
As I mentioned earlier in the first that it is considered as a sports place. the common sports like paragliding, parachuting, zorbing, camping, rock climbing, and skating. Trust me guys it’s so an awesome view when you see the whole Manali from the sky through paragliding, I think once in a life we must try this adventure.
After all the above mention sports you might be hungry right? So let me tell you some restaurants and cafes where you can fill your empty stomach with delicious food of Manali- Dham restaurant, Ride inn café, café 1947, ll forno, casa bella vista and many other restaurants where you can visit, but if you like to have same Manali special tea then I recommend to have some tea in nearby dhabas with a gorgeous view.
And yeah the dishes which are quite famous in Solang valley were- Madra, Dham, and Tudkiya Bhaath. So if you are visiting then make sure you try this, it will be a different feeling when you eat these delicious dishes in front of the beautiful snowy mountain. And don’t forget your camera to click these views.
3. Rohtang Pass:
Rohtang pass is named as such due to people working in bad weather trying to cross the pass, it connects the Kullu valley with Lahaul & Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. This place follows Buddhist culture, when you reach there, you will feel amazing when you will know their culture, their prayers, their way of dressing and all this make you feel peaceful and calm.
The best time to visit this place is the second week of September to the second week of October. If you wanted to do adventurous sports like trekking, sledge rides, mountain biking, photography, skiing & tyre drop. if you don’t know how to do enjoy this sport then no worries there are guides who will help you to enjoy these sports by proper security.
The places that you can stay in the orchid inn, burva valley retreat, and many other hotels, where you can stay according to your suitability and your budget. now another importing thing is that the place where you can enjoy the food, so the hotels like Manali sweets, lazy dog lounge(cheese pizzas, veg pasta), people( cheapest food), etc. all these are names of place or restaurants where you can have meals. When you visit Manali then don’t miss this pass, you should visit this pass.. it’s literally a gorgeous place.
4. Jogini Waterfall:
Okay, readers we already cover our beautiful valley i.e Solang valley now let’s have some water splash. I mean to say there is a waterfall named Jogini waterfall which is quite famous for its natural beauty because it is surrounded by Manali rocks, mountains, small grasses, and trees which will make you feel peace, happy and excited.
So the question is how you are going to witness this beautiful waterfall? I’ll tell you, first of all, you need to cover 7.5kms distance from Manali it will take almost 3 hours but from Vashisht Temple it will be 4km away and the best part is you have to do trekking from this temple. so don’t miss the chance, go for it and enjoy the waterfall. don’t forget to take selfies.
5. Manu Temple:
Okay.. so we just had a water splash, in other words, I wanted to say that we are all visited Jogini waterfall. Now let’s give some time to our gods by visiting one of the best temple named Manu temple.
Manu temple is generally dedicated to Rishi Manu ,which is located in old township of Manali about 3 km far away from chief marketplace in old Manali. It is believed that manu sage is the divine creator of the human race by hindus.
not only you will get the blessing but also you can get a chance to take a selfies with your partners because the sight which is surrounded by this temple is so marvellous ,that you can’t take your eyes off. So make sure you get the blessings of Rishi manu. SEE YOU THERE.
6. Manali Mall Road:
Hello everyone ..so after peaceful visit in manu temple..don’t you guys wanted to try any Manali tradition clothes so that you can make your friends jealous? Of course.. yes I know you wanted to make your friend jealous.. so its time for shopping.
Manali Mall Road is the place where you can purchase some Manali tradition clothes so that you can look like one of the many Manali peoples. Not only clothes you can purchase various other Manali stuff like Tibetan style carved furniture, woollen clothes for winters, shawls, caps and much more.
Not only purchasing you can have some meals in nearby restaurants , cafes, you can also visit Nyingmapa budhhist temple, you can also stroll out at night in Manali mall road. So enjoy your night.
7. Bhrigu Lake Trek:
I hope you enjoyed the last night of Manali mall road, after all, this adventurous sports, treks, and purchasing, now let’s give some time to our loved ones by sitting near the lake peacefully by forgetting all the life problems. Yes, you guessed right.. I’m going to tell you about one of the most famous lakes named Bhrigu lake trek.
Bhrigu lake trek is been loved by many trekkers because to reach this beautiful lake you need to do a bit of trekking. This trek lies around 20 km north of Manali and can be accessed from Gulaba. So the question is why this lake is so popular?
This lake got its name from saint Maharishi (a great Hindu sage) Bhrigu who used to meditate deeply by sitting near the lake. Not only for the lake you should do trekking for its grasslands also. From this grassy soft-land, you can witness the mountains of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar that touches the blue sky with white different shapes of clouds.
You can visit this place at any time but if you ask me I’ll recommend you should visit this place in the months of July to September that will be the perfect timing for the views, but as I said earlier you can visit this place at any time. So enjoy this beautiful lake with the light of the glowing sun and with a bit of a cold breeze.
8. Hampta Pass:
Okay everybody after enjoying the cold breeze in the Bhrigu lake trek.. let’s visit another best pass named Hampta pass. Hampta pass lies at an altitude of 4270m on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. It is a small corridor between Lahaul’s Chandra Valley and the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India.
The best time to visit this place is from mid-June to mid-October. It is not compulsory that you should visit this place at the same time as mentioned in the above line, so just enjoy this camping pass with beautiful mountain trees and a bit of trekking with amazing sky scenes.
okay everyone let’s visit another famous temple in Manali i.e Manikaran. Manikaran is located in Parvati valley on the river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Manikaran is famous for its hot water springs.
It is one of the most mysterious temples in India, nobody knows how hot water spring appears and why, even scientists were also failed to find answers. This temple is a holy place for both Hindus and Sikhs. There are lots of stories about the appearance of the hot water spring according to the beliefs of both religions.
But I recommend you guys to visit this holy place to get a beautiful view of this temple as well as the blessings of God.
10. The Great Himalayan National Park:
We already visited one of the famous temple i.e Manikaran temple, now it’s time to visit the park of flora(for plants) and fauna(for animals), I mean to say we are all now going to visit one of the best national park named The Great Himalayan National Park.
The Great Himalayan National Park is one of India’s national parks, this park was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 1171 km2. It is the home of different plants and animals.
In this park, you can witness animals like snow leopard, musk deer, serow and also you can witness birds like western tragopan, koklass, cheer pheasants. so make sure you visit this place once when you are in Manali, to get an amazing view of these animals and birds.
So I hope you are all now aware of Manali and its places that you can visit. See you there at Manali. happy journey everyone.
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