I know that there are many places which comes to your mind when we talk about “adventure” but when we are talking about adventure one place definitely has to make it to the your list and that place happens to be Kullu Manali. They are often considered to be one particular spot due to their close proximity. It is located at the banks of Beas River and attracts a lot of tourism due its beautiful sightseeing. Manali definitely has to be on top of the list of a trekker or nature lover because it has activities like rafting, biking, trekking, hiking, paragliding and mountaineering. Manali is not only meant for nature lovers or trekkers; for all of you romantic couples out there Manali offers you places like Vashist Bath, Mall Road, Hadima Temple, Raghunath Temple and Malana Village. It is considered to be one of the best places to spend a romantic week with your loved one. If your wife is a shopaholic then she would love it at Mall road which is pretty famous for the local stuff it offers for sale. There are numerous places which you can visit in Kullu Manali, in this article I will tell you about the best 7 places you should visit in Kullu Manali.
7 Places You Should Visit In Kullu Manali
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1. Hadimba Temple
For all those people who are interested by Indian Mythology then Hadimba temple is certainly the place where you want to be. The temple is dedicated to Hadimba who was the wife of Bhima(one of the five Pandavas). The temple is surrounded by deodar trees which enhance its beauty and reaching here would certainly give you a lot of relaxation. Reaching Hadimba temple shouldn’t be a problem for you since it is just 2.5 kilometers away from Manali and is open on all days of the week from 8:00 in the morning till 6:00 in the evening. Make sure you buy the beautiful local shawls from the local market. When you go inside the temple you will find Hadimba devi’s brass image and a shrine which is dedicated to Ghatokach(son of Hadimba-Bhima). Hadmiba Temple deserves be on the top of the list of 7 places you should visit in Kullu Manali
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2. Chandrakhani Pass
The second place to make it to the list of 7 places you should visit in Kullu Manali is Chandrakhani pass. It is no secret that Mountains and passes are a major reason so as to why Kullu-Manali attracts so much of tourism. Well, Chandrakhani Pass is located 3600m above sea level which is why it is the launch pad for trekking in this region. Chandrakhani pass is extremely beautiful and is one of the major reasons why Manali attracts so much of tourism. It is located in Parbati range which connects Malana village to Kullu valley.
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3. Rohtang Pass
Thanks to Bollywood Manali’s popularity is increasing day by day. Remember the song “Yeh Ishq Haye” from the movie jab we met starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor? That song was shot here in Rohtang Pass. I am sure you must have watched youth’s favorite movie “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” which starred Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapoor if you haven’t watched it yet I would recommend you to watch it because a majority of the portion of the movie has been shot in Manali and the director has did a very good job in capturing Manali’s beauty. It is located at a height of around 4000metres above sea level and is 50 kilometers away from Manali. I would recommend you to visit Rohtang Pass in the month of October or May; the weather is perfect during this time. It is closed during the winter so plan your trip accordingly. Rohtang pass also offers activities like mountain biking, snow scooter and skiing so make sure you enjoy these thrilling activities.
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4. Solang Valley
Ever wished to see snow covered mountains or glaciers? If yes then Solang Valley is the place where you want to be. The valley has slopes, so if you like skiing then you would definitely have a good time at Solang Valley. You should visit this place in winter you will see that the place is surrounded all over by the kids and it is some kind of snow paradise. Don’t feel sad if you visit Solang Valley during summer because then skiing is replaced with activities like paragliding, parachuting, horse riding and zorbing. It is just 13kms away from Manali and lies between Beas Kund and Solang village. This place definitely deserves a spot in the list of 7 places you should visit in Kullu Manali.
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5. Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temples
Vashist is a small village located a distance of about 3 kilometers from Manali. The village is very popular due to the natural hot springs and temples. Pyramidal stone temple (dedicated to sage Vashist) is one of the most prominent temples in the village. You will find the locals and tourists taking a dip in the spring because it is said to have medicinal properties. One good thing here is that the bathing tanks are separate for men and women so you can easily bathe without feeling uncomfortable. It really gets crowded as the day goes by; to avoid the rush I would recommend you to visit this place early in the morning.
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6. Club House
The sixth place to make it to the list of 7 places you should visit in Kullu Manali is Club House. Club house is located just 2kms away from Manali and is maintained by HPTDC – Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. If you get tired of travelling and just want to spend the time indoors then you should definitely visit Club house. It offers many indoor games like table tennis, carom, skating and karate. It also has an in-house restaurant which offers tasty snacks and beverages.
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7. Nehru Kund
The last place to make it to the list of 7 places you should visit in Kullu Manali is Nehru Kund. For all those wondering why this place is called “Nehru Kund”, well the reason is that Jawarharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India used to drink water from this spring when he stayed in Mannali; so it has been named after him. It is said that the water of this spring comes from Bhigru lake which is situated in Kullu district at about 4,300 meters above sea level. For all those you selfie freaks, this is the place where you want to be.
Well these are my top picks when we are talking about places you should visit in Kullu Manali. There are many other places which you can visit here; it is not possible for me to mention all of them here. Tibetan Monasteries, Parvati Valley, Manu Temple, Beas Kund and Naggar Village are definitely worth a mention and I would recommend you to visit all these places if you have adequate time when you visit Kullu Manali.