Manali - the "Queen of hill stations",
in Indian Himalayas is full of amazing sights, blessed with all the natural
bounties, surrounded by towering peaks, trekking and hiking trails, is a popular
honeymoon destination and known for its immense natural beauty all over the
Manali is a beautiful little town in Kullu valley, which attracts a large number
of tourists every year. Adventure Tours of India offers adventure tour packages
to this hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is at a height of 1,926 meters
and is at a distance of 40 kms from Kullu. It offers many adventure sports, such
as hiking, skiing and trekking and is a perfect holiday destination for those
who seek adventure. Take a tour to this exciting adventure destination and enjoy
an unforgettable holiday experience with Adventure Tours of India
Hadimba or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the
region. This four-story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest
called the Dhungiri Van Vihar.
Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa:
This Gompa dominates the Tibetan area around the bottom of the Mall in Manali.
The Tibetan refugees built the Gompa in the late 1960's. The Gompa is covered
with brightly coloured frescoes and a mid size Buddhist statute. It also carries
a list of the martyrs killed in occupation of Tibet of 1987 to 1989.
The old Manali area is located some 3-km from the present day Manali. The old
Manali is covered with guesthouses, which look ancient now, and orchards where
the livestock move at will.
Temple of Manu:
Slippery stones paths lead through the old village houses up to the temple of
Manu. Manali is named after the sage Manu who meditated when he came in this
Rohtang Pass is the highest point, 4,112m, on the Manali-Keylong road, 51-km
from Manali town. It provides a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far
above clouds, which is a sight truly breath-taking.
Tibetans have a base in Manali too. There is a large modern Tibetan temple to
the South of the bus stand and also a small handicrafts center.
On the left bank of the Beas, 5-km from Manali near the village of Prini, is the
'Arjun Gufa' or the cave of Arjuna. In here Arjuna practiced austerities to get
Pashupata Ashtra or weapon from Lord Indra.