Sights to See
Hadimba Devi Temple
One of the major landmarks of Manali, Hadimba Temple is situated in the middle of forests and known as Dhungri Van Vihar. Dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, Hadimba Temple is one of the masterpieces of the temple architecture in India.
High up under the snowy peaks, of the rocks at Vashist is situated the hot springs at Vashist. The water from the steaming springs is noted for its medicinal value and healing properties and has the potential of curing different kinds of ailments.
In district Kullu, Brighu Lake lies east of the Rohtang Pass and is about 6-km from the village of Bulaba. The shores of this clear water lake are devoid of human habitation, yet it is visited regularly by the people of the area
5 km from Manali on National Highway to Leh, a natural spring of cold clear water named after Pt. Jwahar Lal Nehru, who used to drink water from this spring during his stay in Manali. This spring is believed to originate from the Bhrigu lake situated high-up in the mountains.
Manali Wildlife Sanctuary (3 km)
A premier destination for wildlife lovers, the Manali wildlife Sanctuary occupies an are of 31.8 km and is home to musk deer, brown bear, leopard and snow leopard
Arjun Gufa (Cave)
On the way to Naggar, the cave is situated near Prini village above the road where Arjun had meditated. This is a good 1/2 day excursion with charming view of the brilliant mountains.
6 km from Manali located on the left bank of Beas on the road to Naggar, the place is famous for very old temples of Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri in Shikhara style.
3 km from the main bazaar in old Manali lays the temple of Manu Rishi. It is believed that this is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race on the earth.
There are colourful monasteries, where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts. Two are located in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas River.