Experiences

Hadimba Temple

Built in 1550 A.D. in a forest grove. Hadimba Devi's temple is four tiered with a Pagoda shaped roof and a front door way covered with figures ands symbols.

Located amidst the snow-covered hills of Manali, the Hadimba Temple is a unique shrine dedicated to Hidimba Devi, who was the wife of Bhima and mother of Ghatothkach. Surrounded by gorgeous cedar forests, this beautiful shrine is built on a rock which is believed to be in the image of goddess Hidimba herself. The construction style of the Hidimba Devi temple is entirely different from that of any of the other temples, with its wooden doorways, walls, and cone-shaped roof. This temple is a fitting dedication to its presiding deity Hadimba.

The magnificent Hidimba Devi Temple holds monumental importance to Hindu pilgrims as it is a part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Even apart from that, the Hadimba Temple is no less of wonder to nature lovers. Packed away into the laps of nature, this temple offers a quiet getaway to nature and peace lovers. Being quite a quaint story in itself, the Hidimba Temple is slowly but steadily attracting tourists from all over the country to its doors where history and heritage meet natural beauty. 

Paragliding in Manali

Put your life in the hands of your experienced trainer/instructor and take a leap of faith for pure ecstasy in Manali.

Considered as a most popular hub for outdoor and other recreational activities, paragliding in Manali is a memorable experience. Starting with a basic training course, the operators are well organized, competent and trustworthy. The surrounding valley is breath taking and the view you will get during your flying session of 5-45 minutes, depending upon the package you opt for, is simply beautiful.

Solang Valley

When heading to Manali for a vacation, two absolutely essential destinations in the itinerary are Rohtangand Solang Valley. 14 kilometres to the north west of the main town of Manali, Solang Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Situated on the way to Rohtang from Manali, every year the valley welcomes tourists in huge numbers. A favourite for adventure enthusiasts, parachuting to paragliding, horse riding to driving mini-open jeeps specially available for tourists of all age groups, Solang Valley has it all.

During winters, Solang valley is covered with snowmaking skiing is a popular sport here, with training institutes and trainers located in the valley to supervise skiers and train beginners. As the snow melts, skiing is taken over by zorbing. Another popular attraction of Solang valley, taking advantage of the slopes of the valley, you are likely to spot a huge transparent ball with mostly two people inside it rolling down the slope during summers. Yes, Zorbing is as much fun as it looks like. One of the most vibrant and enjoyable places in Manali, there is no way one can possibly miss this amazing valley, while here.

Rohtang Pass

When planning a trip to Manali, a day off to the vista point of Rohtang Pass is the ultimate and almost essential attraction of the itinerary. Located at a distance of just 51 kilometres from the main town, Rohtang Pass can be reached only by road. The pass is located at a massive height of 3978 metres, the way up the hills is a treat to the eyes. As the vehicle climbs higher on the Manali- Keylong road, the beauty of the landscape around will leave you awestruck. A peculiar fact behind the name of the place is that it was named so because a number of people working in CBRE died whilst trying to cross this treacherous stretch. Owing to its splendid natural beauty, Rohtang Pass is a favourite among the community of film directors. Many blockbusters ranging from 'Jab We Met' to 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' have been shot here. 

To just curl up on your seat in the car as it begins to chill with every increasing metre on the altitude scale and gaze outside at the mesmerizing beauty of nature is absolute bliss. Rohtang pass is an experience of nature in one of its rawest forms possible, amongst mountain peaks covered with snow, breathtaking view and magnificent and sprawling landscapes and views. The magnificence of the white landscape and sonorous silence is a mesmerising thing worth experiencing.

Beas Kund Trek

The first leg of the trek is reached by driving from Manali up to the Dhundi road link via the Solang valley, which is famous for providing some of the finest slopes for skiing and it is indeed the starting point for a number of treks in Himachal Pradesh. You have to descend down the Solang valley by following the river Beas up to 8 kilometres by walking on either sides of the stream, after which you will reach Dhundi. The entire landscape on the little mountain is covered by wild flowers complemented by the peaceful silence. You have to set camp and spend the night at Dhundi.

The next day, a 6 kilometre will take you through the area full of boulders and small rocks deposited by a glacier. Further ahead, you will reach the campsite at Bakarthach which is a high-altitude meadow and known for its enchanting beauty. The cool breeze will ease your tiredness away and you can see flocks of sheep grazing in the green fields. Put up your tents and spend the night in this haven of calmness.

River Rafting in Manali

Manali has always been a hotshot travel destination for everyone, all through the year in the north of India. Skiing, paragliding, snowboarding, snow surfing, and ice skating have been the primary attractions of Manali. However, only a few know that Manali also possesses some of the best rafting stretches. And trust us they are among the best in the mountains of India.

If you’ve got a group of adventurous pals, head to the mountains this January or February. Though not the most amazing season to go river rafting in Manali, it is quite a rush for those who love winter and do not mind a dash of thrilling adventure anytime. But before that a few essentials that would help you freeze the perfect plan to this amazing trip.

Manu Maharishi Temple

Situated in old Manali village of distance of 2 km from the taxi stand . This is the only Temple Manu who is the great Hindu Law giver. It is approachable by road.

The temple is dedicated to Rishi Manu, the great sage. According to Hindu mythology, Manu is the originator of the human race. Mythology says that he saved the Vedas and the seven sages from the flood. It is believed that after the great flood, Manu landed at Manali and then lived here. The temple attracts tourist from different parts of the world, due to the fact it is the only existing temple dedicated to Manu. The temple is surrounded by lush greenery in the form of pine trees, and mosses and one has to walk on a slippery stone path to reach the temple premises. The temple structure is made of stones and beautiful engravings of gods and goddesses on the walls. There are also many exquisitely made stone figures around the temple.

Jogini Waterfall Manali

Jogini Waterfall is located in the beautiful Valley of Manali, about 3 kilometres away from the bustling town and around 2 kilometres away from the famous Vashisht Temple. What makes it a popular tourist spot is the trek from Vashisht Temple, through pine trees and orchards, to the mesmerising Jogini Waterfalls cascading from a height of 160 feet. The trekkers are enchanted as they cross several smaller streams with a dazzling view of River Beas and the snow-dusted peaks of Rohtang. A complete treat for nature lovers and adventure seekers, the Jogini Waterfall must be visited when exploring the breathtaking valley of Manali.

It takes about 3 hours to climb to the Jogini Waterfall, so make sure to carry a camera to capture the mind stirring beauty of the location. If you want to take a pit stop, there are restaurants on the route serving local snacks with a piping hot cup of Chai. The captivating waterfall is considered as one of the most romantic attractions in Manali, thronged by couples. However, the region is also famous for adventure and recreational activities and is a favourite picnic spot among tourists. Just pack your essentials, wear your trekking gear and get going!

Gulaba Valley Manali

Gulaba is a beautiful little village located about 20 kilometres from Manali on the route to Rohtang Pass having an enchanting natural landscape that attracts tourists in large numbers. One can explore the region trekking, and setting up a camp to soak in its natural beauty. Most of the tourists explore Gulaba are on their way to the Bhrigu Lake and set camps on the Gulaba Meadows to rest. The beauty of the location is unmatched, and the picturesque scenery makes the stay or the journey a memorable one. The captivating site of Gulaba is featured in some scenes from the famous Bollywood movie - Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani making it a favourite amongst picnickers and nature lovers. Gulaba is a perfect attraction for those who want to experience tranquillity and escape their hectic lifestyles.

One can indulge in activities like hiking, camping, trekking, and paragliding at Gulaba. One a clear day, when the skies are blue the walk through the meadows is a beautiful experience, while during the night, the region is brightened by the starlit skies making it a perfect location for stargazers. Gulaba and its natural beauty is a treat to the tired soul and shouldn't be missed for the world.

Manikaran Sahib Manali

Famous for its hot water springs Hot water spring on the river Parvati trace their origin to a legend. The water is so hot that Dal & Rice etc. can be cooked. A well known pilgrimage place on account of ancient Hindu temples and a Gurudwara.

Located in the Parvati Valley along the banks of river Parvati in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran is known as an important pilgrimage destination for both Sikhs and Hindus. The hot springs, religious tendencies, and beautiful surroundings attract a lot of people. A good number of temples and Gurudwara, Manikaran Sahib forms the religious pattern of the place.

The Gurudwara is believed to be sacred by the Sikhs and the Hindus, each having their own reasons behind their beliefs. According to Sikhs, Guru Nanak Ji performed several miracles here and Hindus believe that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati stayed here for almost 1100 years. This Gurudwara is also mentioned in the 'Twelfth Guru Khalsa' by Giani Gian Sikh which makes it more pure and significant for its disciples. There are three hot springs where one can take a bath, one being inside the Gurudwara itself and the other two being privatised by the guesthouses. Different sections for men and women are made at the bathing place. The water in these springs contains uranium, sulphur and other radioactive elements which are capable of curing tremendous diseases. The hot springs again have religious and spiritual beliefs connected to it. The spiritual and religious connectivity makes the hot springs holy and a great place for pilgrims to pay a visit. The water is hot enough to prepare food directly for thousands of devotees who visit to attain peace and spirituality. The water is auspicious and is boiling today as well.