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.
Manu Temple (2 kms):
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.
Hadimba Temple: Built in 1550 A.D. in a forest grove. Hadimba Devi's temple is fouriered with a pagoda shaped roof and a front door way covered with figures and symbols.Hadimba in Mahabharat has been idealized and worshipped in this particular area. In Mahabharat few of the sub mountainous tracts of the Himalayas were ruled by Hadimb Rakshah. Hadimba was his sister.
Bottom of Rohtang Pass Kothi (15km) is a picturesque village and has a thrilling view of the deep gorge through which the beas swiftly races. , an idyllic village, which boasts of a superb view of the deep gorge, and the Beas river rushing through it. Sixteen kms from Manali, at an altitude of 2500 m are the magnificent Easy to get to (except the walk!) The slopes above Kothi are a steep one-hour walk up from the road, but there are excellent thermals coming off the rocks and it is a favourite of the local eagles. Plenty of bottom landing in the fields around Kothi village.
Jagatsukh, located at a distance of 6 km from Manali, is the erstwhile capital of Kullu. An ancient Shiva Temple, built in the 'shikhara' style is the prominent highlight of the village. A small shrine of Gauri Shankar and the chalet-roofed temple dedicated to Goddess Sandhya Devi are some of the numerous old temples that dot the village.
Tibetan Monastery & Van Vihar :
A small Buddhist monastery in Manali a peaceful clerring has image of Buddha & some exquisite tangkhas. Famous for carpet weaving & Tibetan handicrafts.
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.
Roerich Art Gallery:
In Naggar a gallery the Roerich Museum which houses a collection of the paintings of the Russian Artist Nicholas Roerich.
Prof. Late Nicholas Roerich, a reputed artist had chosen Naggar as his residence when he came to India in 1929. The house has now been converted in an art gallery which houses numbers of rare paintings and other specimen of art. The gallery is open for visitors.
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. Run by HPTDC, you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities here. Carrom, table tennis and pool are only some of the interesting games, you can always head outside for an exciting go carting expedition. If games are not on your mind, the view of the river, gently flowing by along with the melodious sounds of nature are enough to take you to a different world.
Charmingly located on open space with slopes down to a broad expanse of clear white sand at edge of the river Parvati.
Kasol is ideal for a vacation if you want to chill in the lap of nature. The village is an open space by the banks of the Parvati River where one can spend lazy afternoons. The river abounds with trout and is the perfect place for angling. However, permission from forest department is required for trout fishing in the river. Parvati river at Kasol is ideal for white water rafting.
A beautiful picnic spot. Nice meadows surrounded by tree of silver oak and spruce. Famous for international skiing slopes. Beautiful panorama of snow, enjoy horse riding and paragliding.