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Top 6 Places to Visit in Manali

The region of Manali, that lies comfortably in the mountain ranges in the state of Himachal
Pradesh and is located at an elevation of 6260 feet, is one of the popular hill stations of the
country. It is adorned with peaks covered with snow and breathtaking scenic beauty which have
made it a must-visit destination. Here`s the lowdown on the enchanting tourist attractions in
Manali that beckon travellers from all over the globe:

1. Rohtang Pass
This is a place in Manali that attracts more than 25 lakh visitors on a yearly basis and its distance
of the Manali town is around 51kms. Rohtang Pass is one of the breathtaking passes in the
region. Besides, Rohtang Pass is the ideal spot for an array of adventure-filled activities such as
paragliding, snow scooter, skating, skiing and several others. However, during the winter, the
mountains in this area are completely enveloped in snow and this makes it very difficult for
people to reach this place. It is especially due to this reason that the pass is closed for tourists
generally during the winter season, from October onwards and opens again in May.

2. Jogni Waterfall
Visiting Manali and then embarking on the Jogni Waterfall trek is a memory cherished by scores
of travellers. This waterfall is located at a distance of 3 km from the main Manali market. After
reaching the bottom of the waterfall, you can have a peak at the exquisite natural landscape of
the entire waterfall area. This place is surrounded by small hills and luxuriant plants and what`s
more, the tranquil environs and the free-flowing waters of the Jogni Waterfall offer a rare delight
to the visitors.

3. Solang Valley
This valley is especially famous for its eye-catching natural beauty. If you are fond of skiing then
Solang Valley is the ideal location to enjoy this activity as much as you can. The guest house of
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports is located in this place. This
institute organizes skiing festivals during the winters on a yearly basis and it also provides
specific training in skiing to the tourists. And during the summer season, you can partake in a
range of thrilling adventure sports such as horse riding, paragliding and parachuting.

4. Beas River
The Beas River is one of the key attractions of Manali. It is also popular by the name of
“Vipasha” in the Sanskrit language. This river is especially significant as it offers a rare delight to visitors. Its flow is awesome and travellers across the country visit this river to enjoy rafting. What`s more, it offers a marvellous backdrop for all adventure sports and activities undertaken by tourists in the surrounding areas.

5. Hadimba Temple
This temple, built to honour Hidimbi Devi, one of the mythical figures and wife of Bhima in the
Indian epic Mahabharata, is one of the most visited attractions in Manali. Surrounded by cedar
forests, the Hadimba Temple has exquisite wood and stone carvings that remind visitors of the
Japanese “pagoda style”. Besides, they also mirror the architecture used in India temples.

6. Van Vihar National Park
The Van Vihar National Park in Manali is the perfect place for spending some quiet and peaceful
moments of solitude or in the company of your near and dear ones. This park is full of deodar,
pine and birch trees that offer shade to the entire area. You can take a stroll among the greenery
of the park or in case you prefer to sit down and relax, you can make use of any of the
concrete/wooden benches available for visitors. There is also a small pond in the park where you
can enjoy boat riding.

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