Situated near mall road, the magnificently colorful Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa offers a great representation of rich art and architecture of Tibet. A sacred stop over for Buddhists and other fascinated travelers, the monastery is one of the most visited places among the travelers.
Hadimba Temple is a must visit for all the travelers to Manali. The temple belongs to a legend from the Hindu ancient text of Mahabharata. It doesn’t disappoint any non-believer either as it is built in the middle of the centuries old protected pine trees forest and has an intriguing mountainous architecture.
Mall road is the shopping street in the heart of Manali city. It is a famous spot among Indian travelers and local people looking to savor Indian street food or shop for the warm clothing.
The waterfall is a scattered stream falls of glacier melted ice flowing down from the heights beyond Jana & Malana Villages. It is famous among young Indians looking for local cuisine and an experience in the less explored village life.
The most beautiful waterfall among thousands the Himalayan streams offer in Manali. You could take a hike of couple of hours to this gigantic waterfall from Vashisht Village or park your vehicle next to BRO bridge before Bahang Village. A must do in Manali experience.
Naggar is the ancient capital of the Kullu Manali region and houses a beautiful wood & stone castle from 16th century. Large part of the castle is converted in a heritage hotel with a restaurant, yet it is famous among the visitors. Nearby the castle, there is a nice art gallery and a museum dedicated to Russian scholar, artist and historian.
Old Manali is another sought after place among budget travelers in Manali. However, what started as villagers’ offering homestays has been converted in a noisy crowded street. The place still attracts lots of westerners and young Indians as it is mushroomed with many good eateries and decent guest houses.
The very first high pass to Higher Himalayan Ranges from Indian Punjab plains is Rohtang Pass at a staggering height of 13,050 ft. The pass is famous for occasional snow enthusiasts as well as travelers seeking adventurous journey to the coveted ladakh region beyond.
Solang Valley is the tip extension of greater Manali Valley before the covered Himalayan heights. It is known for a skiing center with a cable car, paragliding and snow slopes. However, due to some restrictions imposed in recent years by the National Green Tribunal of India, the adventure activities have been slightly limited in the area.