Located at the foothills of the lower Himalayas, Manali is one of the most famous destinations in the state of Himachal Pradesh. With some of the best places to explore within the city, Manali is a perfect holiday spot in the cool, green mountain valleys. So if you’re heading out to Manali this summer’s, check out these tourist destinations in the hill station.
With its easy proximity from the national capital, Manali is a fantastic tourist destination for the city dwellers looking to spend a relaxing holiday in the hills. If coming from the national capital you can enjoy a fun filled weekend enjoying the serene spots of the hills and take a Manali to Delhi taxi to return. Let’s take a look at some of the most visited tourist spots in the hill stations.
Rohtang Pass – Lying at an altitude of over 3500 meters above sea level on the eastern sides of the Pir Panjal range, the Rohtang Pass is an important road leading to the upper side of Himalayas. Infact, the majority of Leh inbound travelers have to go through this pass. Once at the road, you can enjoy the fascinating view of the Manali town down below. Running alongside the rivers Beas and Jhelum, the Rohtang Pass is surrounded with forests on the either sides. Winters bring heavy snowfall in the area, often closing down the path. So, summer is the idle time to visit this beautiful road.
Hidimba Devi Temple – One of the major tourist attraction in the region, the Hidimba Devi Temple is located on a small hillock. The temple was constructed in the 16th century and is located amidst dense forest of deodar and pine trees. The temple deity is that of Hidimba Devi, wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandavas as per the epic Mahabharatha. They also had an offspring Ghatotkacha, whose small temple is also located within the temple premise. Only wood have been used in making this beautiful temple.
Solang Valley – The Solang Valley runs the tourism in the valley. With a vast forested region surrounding the valley, Solang Valley is home to several adventure activities like parasailing, trekking, skiing (during winters), zorbing and many more. During summers the entire valley gets engulfed in a green cover which looks really delighting. Winters brings the opportunity of skiing and throwing snowballs at your friends. Don’t forget to carry your cameras and keep instagramming the wonderful imagery of the area.
Nehru Kund – A natural spring originating from the Brighu river, Nehru Kund is located about 5 km from centre of Manali at the highway going towards Leh. It was the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru who was the inspiration behind naming the spring, as once, in one of his tour in the region he wished to drink the water from the spring. Nehru Kund water is supposed to carry medicinal qualities and you can find many people filling the water in their bottles.