Important Places to Visit in Manali
Manali-Switzerland of India
Tourist Places in Manali
One of the most visited hill station in North India; Manali is a beautiful place to be for a summer break. Located delightfully in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, also dubbed as Dev Bhoomi, this beautiful city Manali is blessed with pleasant cool delightful environment and interesting tourist places. The availability of the hotels, well knit transportation services and on top inviting landscape which is dotted with green natural forests and scenic tourist places, make Manali a favorite haunt of nature lovers and honeymoon couples. Due to its pleasant and beautiful atmosphere, the hill station is rightly sobriquet as”Switzerland of India”.
Manali tour is made delightful experience by the tourist places which are well located and are very beautiful indeed. From breathtaking valleys to the old ancient temples to the serene lakes and forests, tourists who visit Manali enjoy every bit of their holidays.
Some of the interesting places to visit in Manali are:
Solang Nala or Solang Valley is a beautiful hill side valley on the top of the Kullu Valley. It is a popular ski resort and here few ski agencies provide facilities and training for parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing. During the winter time, Solang is visited by huge number of tourist for skiing and as the summer welcomes this valley, Skiing is replaced by Zorbing.
Rohtang Pass is the most popular tourist place in Manali. Located 51 kms from the hill town, Rohtang Pass offer the most spectacular view of the snow covered mountains, glaciers and astonishing view of the mountains even coming out of the clouds. Once Rohtang Pass was the ancient trade route and crossing the pass on foot by Himalayan standard is not that too difficult. But the un-predicted snowfall, blizzards and the snowstorms make it a dangerous for travelers. This pass is opened from May to November.
Hadimba Devi Temple
It is the most popular holy temple located delightfully amidst the evergreen natural surroundings. Dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, this holy temple located in the Dhungri Van was eracted in the year 1553 and is said to have a link with the great Indian epic Mahabharata. It is believed that after escaping from the Wax house, unhurt, the Pandavas came to the territory of Hadimba Rakshash. Later one of the Pandvas Bhima fell in love with Hadimba, the sister of the ruler and for a year they stayed here and gave birth to a son, which later we came to know with the name Ghatotkachh.
Beside these three, there are many other interesting tourist places to visit here. Some other which are worth to visit are Manu Temple, Rehalla Falls, Arjun Gufa, Jagatsukh, Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar, Kothi, Jagatsukh, ete. So visit Manali and enjoy wonderful vacation in Switzerland of India and explore the beauty of these wonderful tourist places.