Topping the list of cinematic romantic backdrops, with its layers of snowcapped knolls and picturesque floral lush green valleys, Manali makes a bookmarked page in the travel diaries of innumerable tourists. Cutting out the mundane cacophony of work and life, fall back into the lap of nature in these beautiful valleys by the Beas. The chilly weather of Kullu and Manali bags lots and lots of accolades as a popular tourist destination in North India. Be it a short, refreshing road trip from Delhi over a weekend or be it a week long holiday- this place is definitely worth your while. Those who like to sit back and just enjoy the scenic beauty can avail various packages like kullu manali tour package from Chennai, wherein every part of your trip will be pre-arranged and you just need to foot the bill. For those who like to chalk it out as a customized and personalized vacation, here’s a handy itinerary for your Kullu Manali trip.
Your best escape from the chaotic city life can’t have a better start than this. Take a dip into the serenity of silence at these Tibetan monasteries of Manali. Meditate and explore yourself at the Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa and the Himalayan Nyingmapa Gompa- the two popular monasteries tucked up in the layers of this place. The mesmerizing pagoda style buildings portray the Tibetan architecture. Amidst relaxing in the lap of nature shop for a few Tibetan crafts as the souvenir of your trip.
Trekkers, are you guys in the house? Well, this is the right place for your trekking adventures. Popular as the ‘snow point’, Solang valley makes the ultimate destination for photography buffs and sports freaks. Trekking routes from this valley will bring you to the enthralling view of the snowcapped Himalayas, emerald green knolls and eventually to the green velvety plains. For the adventure freaks of your family, this place makes the perfect holidaying spot, with the skiing and paragliding sport rides topping it all.
Amidst the lined up deodar trees sprawls the Hadimba Devi temple of Manali. The beauty of this architecture lies in the blend of Buddhist and Indian architectural patterns that it portrays. Symbolizing the Hindu Vedic culture, this temple is named after the Hidimba Rakshasa, wife of Pandava Bhima. This temple remains open for visitors from 8 in the morning to 6 in the evening, every day. Indulge in photography at this spot. From this temple you may also visit the Rahala Falls, and the museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art- which are at short distances from this temple.
Lying in the east of the Pir Panjal, this pass stretches upon beautiful scenery with the rivers Chenab and Beas on either side. Being the perfect abode for the photography buffs, this spot tops the list of must-visits of your Manali trip. This summer splurge in the jeep safari around the picturesque valley of Rhotang pass and make it worth your while.
Great Himalayan National Park
Trekking, wildlife photography, adventure sports- just name it and it’s right there. Being a world heritage site of the UNESCO, this national park houses a good number of endangered species owing to the refuge of Himalayan range. This is the best place for the wildlife photographers to explore more on their forte.
This was just a glimpse of the must-visit places of Manali, and the perfect list of recreation for your summer holidays. Pack your bags and explore nature at its best, with a vivid glimpse of floral and faunal diversity at Manali.