at the northern end of the Kullu Valley, Manali has
spectacular views of snowcapped
peaks and wooded slopes. The Beas rushes along its rocky
course amid grassy meadows carpeted with wild flowers and
wagtails hop along from stone to stone along the stream's
edge. There are marvellous walks too, through dappled
orchards and fairy-tale forests of deodar.
Manali market is crowded with myriads of interesting shops
selling Tibetan carpets and crafts and the appetising aroma
of steaming noodles hangs about the little restaurants.
with its Mountaineering Institute, is a popular base for
trekking and mountaineering in summer and skiing in winter.
Interesting routes into the surrounding valleys, over the
high passes, are provided with tourist huts and rest houses
for trekking enthusiasts.
Temple: A pretty path leads to the Hadimba Temple
standing tall among the stately deodars. The ancient temple
is built like a pagoda and its lintel and door frame have
intricately carved wood.
Springs: Above Manali are the sulphar springs at Vashist.
Near the modern baths is an old stone lined pool.
At Jagatsukh, in the midst of a picturesque village, are
Gufa: Legend has it, that it was here that Arjun
Practised austerities to get the Pashupata Ashtra, the
sacred weapon from Lord Indra.
Kund: A spring of cold clear water is along the road to
the Rohtang Pass.\
Valley: Enroute to Kothi, close to the Rohtang Pass is
the beautiful Solang Valley.
: Located at the foot of the Rohtang Pass Kothi is a
picturesque spot a convenient camping site not too long ago,
when the pass was crossed on foot.
Falls: This splendid cascade is about 4 km form Kothi
Pass: Manali is also a goos starting point for visits to
the Lahaul and Spiti valleys over the Rohtang Pass.
Kund: Easily accessible from the rohtang pass the Beas
Kund is the origin of the River Beas.
to Eat: Cafe Rohtang, Sa-Ba Restaurant, Chandratal
Restaurant, Peter's Restaurant, Adarsh Restaurant, Swami's
Madras Cafe, Mayur Restaurant, Mona Lisa Restaurant, Moc