Manali is considered a holiday getaway per excellence. The National Highway that connects Leh runs through the valley, at the fag end of which the hill station town of Manali proudly stands to rejuvenate vacationers pregnant with anticipation. The pristine beauty of the landscape accentuated by the Beas River meandering through the town coupled with abundant vegetation cover comprising of pine, deodar, fruit orchards, fields etc provide for a breath-taking picture. Adventure enthusiasts are also in for a treat; in the backdrop of the scenic snow capped mountains and arboreal beauty, Manali provides for excellent trekking opportunities in Lahaul, Spiti, Bara Bhangal and Zaskar ranges among other adventure sports. The numerous must visit spots hold promise to make it an exciting tour to Manali.
The Arjun Gufa is the ideal starting point. It is a cave situated close to a village by the name of Prini and provides for absorbing views and exploration of the charming mountains. The major attractions of Jagat Sukh are the ancient temples of Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri; situated on the river banks of the Beas. A spectacularly panoramic view of the mountains is an irresistible offer by way of exploring the Rohtang Pass; wonderful glaciers, peaks and the blue waters that flow in the valley hold promise to transport you to a magnificently surreal world. The Rahala water falls form a fascinating backdrop for the many popular picnic spot for tourists. The Kothi is a rest house built on the way to the Rohtang Pass and is known as an epitome of peacefully picturesque spot; a favorite of the writers and poets. Skiing opportunities are provided by the Solang valley and the Beas Kund; fine ski slopes and glaciers are the trademarks of these splendid spots.
The cold spring waters of Manali are known to provide a healing elixir to the visitors; the Nehru Kund is one such magic spot which is believed to originate from the Bhrigu Lake situated at a high altitude in the mountains. On the other hand, the small village of Vashisht situated on the banks of the river Beas is replete with hot water springs and ancient temples; hot water springs provide for exotic bathing facilities. The other major highlights include the fascinating Tibetan Monasteries and the Manali Sanctuary.
Manali Tours are popular all over India and abroad while package tours to Manali are good ways to get close the hill station. A Manali tour package is offered by many a professional tour operator.
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