Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Vivaan The Sunrise Resort Manali - Places of Interest

Rohtang Pass: At an altitude of 3979 m (13,050 ft) above sea level, Rohtang Pass is another adventure tourist site where it can be cold even on a summer day. It is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong road and provides a wide panoramic view of mountains rising far above the clouds, which is truly breathtaking. Close by is a small lake called Dassaur Lake. Beas Kund, the source of river Beas, is also nearby. In winter, the road of Rothang Pass is closed.

Hadimba Temple: It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a beautiful cedar forest (Dhungri Van Vihar) at the foot of the Himalayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground, which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in the year 1553. If you're walking to the temple you can take a shortcut up the hill through the woods instead of walking along the road.

Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple: Around 3 km from Manali, across the Beas River is Vashist, a small village with natural sulphur springs. Vaishish, also boasts a pair of old stone temples, opposite each other above the main square. Dedicated to the local patron saint Vashista, the smaller of the two opens on to a partially covered courtyard, and is adorned with elaborate woodcarvings.

Jogini Falls: About 2 km Trek from Vashisth Temple. Going to the top of the falls would need a guide and involve quite a bit of trekking, but if you wish you could just keep asking for directions from Vashishth temple and reach the first level of the falls.

Kalath Hot Water Springs: Around 6.5 Km downstream from Manali, natural sulfurous water flows from the bowels of earth.

Solang Valley: Is 13 km northwest of Manali and famous for its 300-meter ski lift. The Ski Lift ticket is Rs. 500 per head for a trip both ways. It is a picturesque spot and offers splendid views of glaciers and the snow-capped mountains. Solang valley also offers attractions like paragliding, snorkeling etc.

Jagatsukh: The former capital of Manali, has a few nice temples done in Shikhara style. You can visit them while travelling to Naggar.

Rahala waterfalls: About 16 km from Manali at the start of the climb to the Rohtang Pass, are the beautiful Rahalla Falls at an altitude of 2,501 m.

Monasteries: Manali is known for its shiny gompas or Buddhist monasteries. It is maintained by donations from the local community and by sale of hand-woven carpets in the temple workshop.

Old Manali: At a distance of 3 km northwest of Manali is Old Manali, famous for its orchards and old guesthouses. Calm and serene surroundings coupled with the Beas river flowing by, Old Manali is a very peaceful experience. There are ruins of a fort here by the name of Manaligarh. There is also the Manu Maharishi Temple, dedicated to sage Manu.

Gauri Shankar Temple: At Dashal village(700 mtrs. from Sarsai )on the main left bank Kullu Manali Highway .It is a12th century protected monument.Also see lush green apple orchards,play with water stream out there.

Naggar: The Castle, Roerich House and Art gallery are other places to see. Bijli Mahadev temple, about 20 kms from Naggar, is also worth visiting.

The Manali Gompa: Manali Gompa was built in 1960. It is one of the most important places for Buddhists. Buddhists come to this place fromLadakh, Tibet, Spiti, Lahul and Kinnaur. Manali Gompa is world famous for a large statue of Buddha and for its wall paintings.

Kothi: Located at the bottom of Rohatang Pass. It is a beautiful and photographic village where tourists can capture different thrilling views of the deep gorge through which the Beas swiftly runs. This is an amazing place to experience the natural beauty of high altitude mountain.

Nehru Kund: Nehru Kund is located at the distance of around 6 km from Manali. It is one of the natural springs of natural water in India. Nehru Kund is named after the late Prime Minister Jawar Lal Nehru. Nehru used to drink water from this Kund, while his journey to Manali. Nehru Kund is on the Manali-Keylong road, about 6 kms from Manali. It is understood that a landslide has wiped out this spring.

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