The ever popular Manali, nestled at the end of Kullu and about 250 kms from Shimla has much to offer than just a tourist attraction. Manali is not only known for its ample natural, serene surroundings but also for its rich Indian cultural heritage which is also said to be home of Saptarishis. The name Manali itself is derived from “Manu” (Manu + Alaya – Abode of Manu), a great sage who is said to have survived the great flood and recreated mankind in this region. Manali never ceases to amaze its every visitor! A trip to Manali is always a wonderful idea as the city provides a wide array of options to explore. Here are our pick of list of things to do in Manali.
1. Hadimba Temple
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The only place where demon Hadimba, wife of Bheem, one of the Pandavas from Mahabharat is worshipped! Located amidst plush cedar trees, this wooden temple attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year
2. Beas River Rafting
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The trip to Manali is believed to be incomplete without an adventurous experience of rafting over the river Beas. The pre-designated 14 kms stretch of the river offers exciting rapids enough to get you addicted to the adrenaline rush!
3. Adventure activities in Solang Valley
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Although winter is the ideal time to play with snow in Manali, summer is the most ideal period to take refuge in its mild weather. Adding to the paradigm, Solang Valley has many adventure activities. Topping the charts are the crazy tumbling experience of Zorbing and the sky soaring experience of Paragliding.
4. Buddhist Monasteries
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The intense association between Buddhist Monasteries and Indian Himalayas is worth exploring. The Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa and Nyingmapa Gompa attract visitors from across the globe. These two monasteries makes the perfect location to spend a pleasant evening with family in Manali.
The staff at De Vivendi Resorts are ever familiar with these places and can offer useful tips, even help you to plan your travel better.
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