Industrial Tour to Kullu Manali
The main industrial attraction of Manali is 192 MW Hydro Power Project by Allain Duhangan Hydro Project Limited (ADHPL) which is a subsidiary of Malana Power Company limited (MPCL). There are also other hydro power projects located in near by place that can be visited, you can also visit Kullu for your industrial tour that has 2 Medium & Large scale industrial enterprises located at village Raison manufacturing natural spring water and aerated water owned by DS group, another option is to visit Co-operative mill run by Bhuttico near Manali.
RaghuNath Ji Temple
The chief deity of Kullu is Raghunath Ji. Dussehra festival is held in its name. The idol is same which was used by Lord Rama himself at the time of Ashwamegh Yagya and was brought from Tretnath temple of Ayodhya. The temple was constructed in 1660 AD with a mixed look of Pahari and Pyramidal style. Everyday puja (aarti) is held for five times. Round the year, 45 festivals are held.
Bijli-Mahadev temple is a ‘Kash’ style temple that has a “Shiva-Lingam”. This temple is situated in a meadow with lush green forests in the surroundings, 14 KM from Kullu. This place got its name after the great miracle that occurs occasionally. The ‘Shiva-Lingam’ is struck by lightening and it breaks into pieces, then the priest of the temple collects all the pieces and joins them together with the help of butter acting as an adhesive. During ‘Shivaratri’ every year, great rush of devotees gather here to pay homage to Lord-Shiva.
Sultanpur Palace is one of the major attractions of the Kullu valley. It houses some beautiful miniature paintings done in Kullu style, with simple themes such as rural backgrounds, without human figures in them.
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple
Located at a distance of 15 km from Kullu, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It dates back to the 9th century and is situated on the banks of the River Beas. The massive temple has been built in pyramidal shape and houses a large ‘Yoni-Lingam’ idol, representing Lord Shiva and His consort Goddess Parvati. The floriated scrollwork on its exteriors and intricate stone carvings definitely make it worth a visit. The idols of Goddess Durga, Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha are housed in the three-sided shrines outside.
Popular as one of the main bazaars and shopping areas of Kullu, Akhara Bazaar has a number of shops, selling Kullu caps and woolen apparels such as shawls, pattoos, gudmas, puhlas and namdas or rugs.
Hadimba Devi Temple
Hadimba Devi Temple is dedicated to the wife of Bhim, one of the five Pandava brothers in the Indian epic Mahabharata. As the legend goes, Bhim married Hadimba and they had a son. Later on, Hadimba left the place and became a spiritual. The people later erected a temple in her respect, known as Hadimba Temple. The temple is in pagoda style and comprises no idol within, albeit, some footprints are engraved and are worshiped by devotees.
Buddhist Monasteries In Darjeeling
The city of Darjeeling boasts of an interesting cultural and religious diversity. People of several religions and cultures live here in peace and harmony. After Hinduism, Buddhism is the religion most popularly followed here. The architecture, culture, cuisines, costumes of Darjeeling reflects Buddhist influence to quite an extent. Darjeeling has a long association with this religion and this is evident in the large number of Buddhist monasteries established there. A trip to Darjeeling is incomplete without a visit to these monasteries. Let us explore more on the popular Buddhist monasteries in the Darjeeling city of West Bengal.
Located at high altitude, Rohtang Pass is a popular destination among tourists who visit Manali. Those who are of adventurous nature opt for trekking to this place, which stands surrounded by great greenery and snow capped mountains. The pass is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong Road, located at 4112 meters of altitude. From here, you can see other surrounding mountains and their beauty. There are great trekking opportunities around the Rohtang Pass, though the skiing scopes are limited.
Solang Valley in Manali is located at a distance of 13 kms in a side valley at the top of the Kullu valley is a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. Solang Valley has fine ski slopes. The Mountaineering Institute of Manali has installed a ski lift for training purpose. Located here is a hut and guest house of the Mountaineering and Allied sports Institute, Manali. Now a few hotels have also come up. The winter skiing festival is organised in Solang Valley. Sking and Paragliding are two main activities are organised here. Apart from this many other adventure sports are available like Zorbing, Horse riding & Snow Motor Bikes riding etc.
Manali, (alt. 1,950 m or 6,398 ft) in the Beas River valley, is an important hill station in the Himalayan mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India, near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is administratively a part of the Kullu District. The population is approximately 30,000. The small town was the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and, from there, over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. Manali and its surrounding areas are of great significance to the Indian culture and heritage, as it was the home and abode of the Saptarshi (seven sages). The ancient cave temple, Hidimba Devi Temple, is not far from town.
Is 6 km. From manali. A natural spring of clean cold water named after the late prime minister jawahar lal nehru, who used to drink water from this spring during his stay in manali. It is located on the manali-keylong road. This spring is believed to be coming from ‘bhrigu lake’.
Beyond which is the Rohtang Pass, 51 kms from Manali. Located at a height of 3980 m, the Pass once served as a crucial trade route, and still remains the gateway to the districts of Lahaul and Spiti.The Pass is open from June to November each year, and provides wonderful views of the entire surroundings. Just beyond the Pass is the Sonapani Glacier and the twin peak of Gaypan. The Beas Kund, the source of the Beas river, a holy site for Hindus, as the sage Vyas is said to have meditated at this spot, is also accessible from the Rohtang Pass. Rani Nullah, below Rohtang Pass. Height 3700m. Rani Nullah is shortly before the Rohtang Pass into Lahaul, at about 55km from Manali. The take-off area itself is not great as there are sharp stones to snag your lines on, but even if there is no lift it offers great ‘sled-ride’ flying, especially for beginners. There is a vast landing field at the truckstop at Marhi about 400m below take-off, though be warned that at over 10,000ft a HUGE flare is needed on landing – you come in like an express train! If you have reasonable height above Marhi it is a 10km sled-ride down to other landing fields at Kothi at the foot of the pass.
The Manali Gompa
A new Monastery built in the 1960’s it is an important gathering place for buddhists from Lalaul, Spiti, kinnaur, Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet.The Gompa is famous for its wall paintings, Chortens and a large statue of Lord Buddha.
Vashist, a small village 3 kms from Manali located on the Left Bank of River Beas in Manali towards Rohtang pass is worth a visit, which is renowned for its Hot Water Springs and Temple. The village is also the site of some old temples, dedicated to the great sage Vashisht, and to Lord Rama. The Himachal Tourism sulphur baths are just beyond these shrines.
Natural Hot Sulphur Water Springs with two separate bathing tanks for Gents and Ladies, which are always full of tourists. Turkish Style Showers fitted baths have also been built nearby. Hot water from the nearby Spring is provided for bathing.
The one time capital of Kullu. Here are old temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and to Sandhya Gayatri. The Arjun caves are just ahead.
Kothi situated at the foothill of Rohtang pass and is just 12 kilometers from Manali at an altitude of 2500 m. It offers a magnificent view of snow capped mountains and glaciers, the Beas river flow through a very deep and narrow gorge at this point. Kothi used to be a camping site when Rohtang pass had to be climbed on foot.
Nagar, a lovely village set on a hill sourrounded by forests, was the capita of kullu in the 16th century and the monuments in the region are witness to its glorious past. The Naggar Castle, a stone and wood structure built by Raja Sidh singh over 500 years ago, has been converted in to a heritage hotel. The gracefully built castle has a temple in the courtyard and also houses a small museum.
This is dedicated to the sage Manu. Just near the Hadimba temple flows the Manalsu River, that culminates in the main Beas river. Across the Manalsu river is the original village of Manali, that houses the ancient temple of the sage Manu. Manali itself is named after Manu, who is said to have dwelt here.
Manikarnika Ghat has a great significance not only in Hindu mythology and way of life but also in the philosophies of life and death. Manikarnika is basically a cremation Ghat. It is interesting to know that cremation Ghats are usually placed outside the main town, as they are considered inauspicious. Nevertheless this doesn’t stand true in the case of Varanasi where Manikarnika is situated quite in the middle of town itself. This is precisely because the entire city of Varanasi is considered a “Maha-Shmashan” or the Great Cremation Ground.
GADHAN THEKCHOKING GOMPA
The Gompa dominates the Tibetan area around the bottom of the Mall in Manali. The Tibetan refugees built the Gompa in the late 1960’s. The Gompa is covered with brightly coloured frescoes and a mid size Buddhist statute. It also carries a list of the martyrs killed in occupation of Tibet of 1987 to 1989.
Sharvari Temple – Manali
Sharvari Temple, 5 km from the main market of Manali, is a beautiful temple situated in hassle free and quiet picturesque surroundings above Shaminallah village. Maa Sharvari is represented as ‘Kuldevi’ of the kings of Kullu in early times and is worshipped as a manifestation of goddess Durga throughout the region. Tourists can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Kullu valley from Sharvari temple.
The road leads out of Manali town and after crossing the main bridge over the Beas river . we walk towards the Vashisht Hot spring then through the ancient village we can visit the temples of Rhishi Vashisht , Lors Rama. And Lord Shiva. Then follow the path to Jogni Fall.It takes about one hour to reach magnificient Jogni Fall. Enjoy the refreshing dip under the holy fall, have your packed lunch and return the same way to Vashisht then to Manali.
KRISHNA TEMPLE AT THAVA
Krishna temple is away from the chaos and hustle bustle of city life. Enveloped in peace and serenity, the temple truly takes you to another world. The ancient stone and brick structure can be traced back to the 12th century. Housing idols of Lord Krishna, Radha, Laxminarayan and Garuda, the temple is situated 500 meters uphill from the ruins of Thava. Constructed in Shikara style architecture, the temple is one of its kind. With the quiet and calm surrounding the temple, you can treasure a few precious moments in sync with nature. The raised platform which holds the temple also houses a chariot, which is used during the colourful and much celebrated festival of Dusshera. The temple doesn’t witness too many tourists and is hidden from the usual furore.
GAURI SHANKAR TEMPLE
This ancient temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is a must visit for its architecture, historical past and location. Situated immediately below the Naggar Castle, the temple is built in Shikhara Style architecture, which is rarely found in this part of the country. The temple is surrounded by lush and abundant greenery overlooking the Beas River. Dating back to 12th century AD, this protected temple houses the Shiva Linga and bears some intricate carvings at the entrance. The stone structured temple is one of its kind and is a must visit for the sheer beauty and serenity that surrounds it. You may be pleasantly surprised by the calm and quiet of the area and the soft gurgling sounds of the Beas river way below.
20-km from Manali, is this beautiful place famous for sightseeing tours, picnic and photography.
Manali Van Vihar View is a budget category property situated at an ideal location in the hill station of Manali. The hotel offers modern amenities and personalized services to its guests. Bhuntar Airport is about 50 kilometers away from the hotel, whereas Joginder Nagar Railway Station is around 50 kilometers away.Hotel FacilitiesDoctor on Call, Laundry, Taxi Services (Chargeable).
The ancient Jamula temple in the village of Malana is considered sacred by the Gaddi tribes. One of the most important sightseeing spots in Malana, the temple is now the court for resolving disputes in the village. It may be slightly difficult to reach Malana as the village is located in the uphill area of Parvati Valley. Besides strenuous trekking, there are hardly any other means of transportation. In some cases, you require special permission to trek to that side of the valley.
Jana fall named after the nearby village â€˜Janaâ€™ is about 38 km away from manali. Waterfalls have something mesmerizing about them and Jana Falls is no different. You can trek up the mountain to get a more clear view of the fall. Its a beautiful experience just sitting around and listening to birds chirping and soothing water flowing. There are a couple of eateries run by the locals, a must try, the food is local, home made and very delicious, the rates are very reasonable. The roads to Jalls Falls are not the best, one needs to be very careful, especially during monsoons season.
It is the source of river Beas, at the Rohtang Pass and is easily accessible. The great sage, Vyas performed `Tapa’ here during the Mahabharat times. The place is still hallowed by the celestial light. It was because of this that the river got the present name of Beas.
Kids are in for a wonderful surprise at the Manali Club House. From video games, go carting to river crossing sprees, there’s a little something for everyone. After a long day of sightseeing or an equally exciting day of shopping, you could stop here for a relaxing evening tea and some delicious snacks.
The colourful Tibetan monastery is famous for its carpet-weaving unit where the residents, the immigrants from Tibet, produce handicrafts of various kinds that attract the tourists towards it
Tibetan Monastery is one of the oldest and famous place in Manali. Due to huge number of tibetan peoples settled inKullu Manali Tibetan Monasteries has been set up.
Vashisth Hot Sulphur Springs
This small village near Manali is famous for its scenic beauty. The village has a temple dedicated to Lord Rama and Vashisth Muni. The village has some hot water springs, which are said to carry medicinal properties. It is a picturesque little place, 3-km out of Manali but on foot the distance is a bit shorter.
This sanctuary is located in District Kullu’s nearest town, Manali. The area of this sanctuary is 3,180 hectares. The sanctuary wasnotified on 26th February 1954, under the Punjab Birds and Wild Animals Protection Act, 1933.
Roerich Art Gallery
Nicholas Roerich was a Russian who settled down in the beautiful hills of the Himalayas after the revolution of 1917. He was a gifted painter, who dreamt of unifying the world through art. Roerich Art Gallery is set amidst well-tended gardens and has the perfect setting for the display of art. The whole ambience beautifully captures the essence and beauty of Himalayas, just like the subtle strokes of the brush by an expert.
Naggar Castle – The Old Capital of Kullu
Naggar was the former capital of Kullu. It was founded by Raja Visudhpal and continued as a headquarters of the State until the capital was transferred to Sultanpur (Kullu) by Jagat Singh in 1460 A.D. Situated on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1851m, Naggar – an ancient town commands extensive views, especially to the North West of the valley. Today this ancient and beautiful Palace is a popular tourist spot.
On the left bank of the Beas, 5-km from Manali near the village of Prini, is the ‘Arjun Gufa’ or the cave of Arjuna. In here Arjuna practised austerities to get Pashupata Ashtra or weapon from Lord Indra.
46 km from Manali. It is the glacier point where snow is available throughout the year.