If you are planning a trip to this Himalayan resort town in Himachal Pradesh, here’s the list of the top places to see in Manali:

  • Hadimba Temple
  • Solang Valley
  • Jogini Waterfalls
  • Manu Temple
  • The Manali Gompa
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Hampta Pass
  • Nehru Kund
  • Arjun Gufa
  • Van Vihar
  • Himalayan Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple
  • Vashisht Hot Water Springs and Temple
  • Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art
  • Kothi
  • Beas River
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Gulaba
  • Old Manali
  • Rahala Falls
  • Jagatsukh
  • Naggar Castle
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Katrain
  • Gauri Shankar Temple
  • Manali Sanctuary
  • Nicholas Roerich Art gallery and Museum
  • Chandrakhani Pass

1. Hadimba Temple Manali

Hidimba Devi Temple, locally known as Dhungari Temple (In Old Manali) | Places to visit in Manali

Hidimba Tample also known by the names Hidimba Devi Temple and Dhungari Temple, this ancient shrine was built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh way back in 1553. As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bheema. The wooden architecture of the shrine is very distinct from most Hindu temples you will come across in the country. There’s another shrine dedicated to Hidimba Devi’ son Ghatotkacha in the premises. Surrounded by thick cedar groves and with snow-capped mountains serving as the backdrop, the temple is one of the best places to visit in Manali.

Location: Old Manali
Timing: 8am – 6pm daily

2. Solang Valley, Manali

Solang Valley | Places to visit in Manali

A mini valley located at about 2560 meter above sea level, Solang Nala is a short drive away from Manali. It is a haven for adventure and sports lovers and while here, you can try your skills on a pair of skis or go for a snowmobile exploration. When the weather warms up, people flock here for zorbing and paragliding. You can also hop onto a cable car and enjoy mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. If you are looking for snow-based activities and sports, winters are the best time to visit while the months of summer are ideal for other adventure sports.

Location: Burwa, Manali
Distance: 15 Kilometer from Manali

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