Manali To Manikaran

   
  • Vaishno Temple : A small cave and shrine with an image of goddess vaishno devi. Other temples are dedicated to lord Shiva, Rama and Krishna.
  • Angora Rabbit Farm : 8 km. from Kullu where the different varieties of angora rabbits. Angora shawls are available on reasonable rates.
  • Kasol Valley : Charmingly located on open space with slopes down to a broad expanse of clear white sand at edge of the river Parvati.
  • Manikaran : Famous for its hot water springs on the bank of the river Parvati. The water is so hot that Dal, Rice etc. can be cooked in it. A well known pilgrimage place on account of ancient Hindu Temple & Gurudwara. According to a legend Manikaran is also associated with lord Shiva and divine consort Parvati who lost and recovered her earring here.
 

Jagatsukh

   
  • Situated on the left bank, Jagatsukh is famous for it’s Shiva temple in Shikhara style.
  • Shuru village, nearby, has the old and historically interesting Sharvari Devi temple. Jagatsukh was formerly the capital of Kullu state.
 

Manali – Local

   
  • Hadimba Temple : Built in 1553 A.D. With a four tiered pagods shaped roof and front doorway, superbly crafted and caved with figures & symbols. The temple is dedicated to Hadimba Devi, wife of Bhima the pandva and is situated amidst the lush green and thick whispering forest of Dhungri, just 1.5 km. from the town.
  • Tibetan Monasteries : There are two Tibetan monasteries at manali. One can have a closer look on Tibetan art and culture besides having a feet of Buddhism.
  • Club House : The club house of Himachal tourism with its comprehensive facilities that includes a roller skating ring, an auditorium, a billiard room, a library, a bar and restaurant, make a wonderful place for outing and recreation.
  • Vashisth Rishi Temple & Sulphur Hot Spring : Across the Beas river about 3.2 km. away from town at an altitude of 1982 meters (6200 ft.) just above the famous Manali-Keylong- Leh highway is located the ancient Vashisth Rishi Temple In the premises of the temple is the sulphur hot water spring endowed with great heeling power. The pyramidal temple is dedicated to mythological Vashisth Rishi and another to lord Ram Chandra Ji.
 

Roerich Art gallery

   

The art gallery has been housed in the building where the great artist once lived. He had bought the building in 1923 from Raja of Mandi. The building has two storeys. In the lower storey there is an art gallery having 45 paintings. One of the paintings showing the sun set is the masterpiece of art and two paintings show the view of “Ghepan peaks” in Lauhal. The stones idols of Shiva Parvathi, Ganesh, Googa pir, Vishnu, Durga etc. have been fixed in the open on the northern end of the courtyard under the tree. The car, a 1928 model, once used by Roerich has also been exhibited in a garage next to gallery on the northern side

The upper storey, the things of daily use of the Roerich family have been so arranged that they may depict their way of living. These rooms are usually kept locked, but its view can be had through the transparent window/door panels. Mr. Roerich died here on 13th December 1947. The gallery remains open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Naggar

   

Situated on the left bank of river Beas, Naggar was the capital of Kullu for approx. 1400 years. Nestling on a wooded slope, it commands a splendid and extensive view of the valley. The paintings of late Nicholas Roerich should be seen at the Roerich museum in a white washed villa set in a jewel like garden. Naggar Castle built in the sixteenth century is a huge building and is a great tourist attraction. Naggar has a number of famous temples, the important ones being Gaurishankra temple, Vishnu temple and Krishna temple.

 

Solang Valley

   

Solang Valley in Manali is located at a distance of 13 kms. 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. Training in skiing is imparted at this place.