Captivating Places to Visit in Manali

Hidimba Devi Temple:

Locally known as Dhungari Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manali. The Hidimba Devi temple was built in 1553 CE by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. The temple is built around a cave where Devi Hidimba performed meditation. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest called Dhungiri Van Vihar at the foot of the Himalayas.

an image of an ancient temple with pilgrims around
image of a temple captured with blue sky as the backdrop

Manu Temple:

Manu Temple is an old temple located at a distance of 3 km from the main market of Manali. The entire shrine of Manu Temple is dedicated to the Manu – the Indian Sage. In the year 1992, Manu Temple was re-constructed with marble floors and vaulted ceilings. If you take a close look at the structure of the temple today, it more or less resembles the pagoda style of architecture. The beauty of the Manu temple is amplified ten folds by its gorgeous surroundings of the Beas River Valley.

Jogini Waterfalls:

Jogini Falls is a waterfall with a stream running down to join the river Beas in the Kullu Valley. It is sacred to the village goddess Jogini & is therefore a place of female power, known as a Shakti Peeth. One can enjoy an energizing dip under these cascading falls while admiring the towering snow-clad mountains all around. Below the falls there is a small shrine and below that is a Main Shrine (small temple).

picture of a waterfall shot from a distance
atal pass in manali captured during the day

Atal Tunnel:

Also known as Rohtang Tunnel. Named after former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajapayee is a highway tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas on the National Highway 3 in Himachal Pradesh, at a length of 9.02 km, it is the highest highway single-tube tunnel above 10,000 feet (3,048 m) in the world

Manali Mall Road:

Mall Road is a much-loved tourist spot in Manali. Is just 5.1 km away from the resort. Its vibrant markets, lovely little food joints and several renowned attractions close to it. This place is full of fun and noise as it is packed with a number of big and small shops and eating joints. Here you can shop for beautiful woollen clothes, souvenir items, local artefacts and a range of other household stuff. You come here and just take a stroll on the road to experience the quaint town’s culture.

mall road of manali captured during the night
a beautiful deer relaxing valley foggy day

Manali Wildlife Sanctuary:

Located only 2 kilometres from Manali, this wildlife sanctuary is a naturalistic paradise that spreads over 3,000 hectares. The terrain here is characterized by lush green forests and snow-capped mountains. On a trip to this sanctuary, you are always inundated with the sights and sounds of colourful birds and exotic flora and fauna.