This valley is situated at the top of the Kullu valley, 14 km northwest of Manali and can be reached via road. The way to here is very picturesque. It is known for its summer and winter sports and offers paragliding, skating, zorbing, and parachuting. The giant slopes of lawn in the valley make it a perfect ski resort in the winter months. There are many roadside shacks and hotels which have come up here recently.


The word Manali means “Manu’s abode”. Manu was a great sage who is said to have formed the rules of Hindu mythology. He is said to have saved mankind after a great flood deluged the world and his ark, Matsya landed on a hilltop, which is now Manali. The temple is situated 3 km away from the main market area.


This pass is located in the eastern Pir Pinjal Range, about 51 km from Manali. The name of the pass means “pile of corpses” due to the people dying while trying to cross the pass. The pass attracts 25 lakh tourists every year and is a popular place for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers and one can enjoy skiing and snow-scooter riding in the month of May. In winter, the pass is completely covered in snow and is closed for tourists.


This temple was built in A.D 1533 by Raja Bahadur Singh, and houses a stone idol of Goddess Hadimba and measures 60 cm in height. It is also known as the Dhoongiri Temple and is a 4-tier pagoda-roofed structure, dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, the wife of Bhima, from the Mahabharata. The interiors of the temple have wooden carvings, depicting legendary figures and symbols. Legend has it, that the Goddess indulged in penitence, and the rock she meditated on is preserved in the temple.


This temple, located on the banks of the river Ravi, is dedicated to the local deity and sage, Sage Vashist. Vashist is 6 km away from Manali and the hot water springs emerge through granitic gneisses. This is a popular tourist destination and about 3000 people take a dip in the tanks every day.

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