Manali is also known as the “Valley of the Gods.” Some of the prime attractions of Manali are:
Hidimba Devi temple: This ancient temple is dedicated to the local deity, Hidimba Devi, wife of Pandava prince, Bhim. Known for its four-store pagoda and exquisite wooden carvings, it is one of the most important attractions of Manali. Paddle boating can also be enjoyed in a fun park near the temple.
Club House: Situated at a short distance of 2km from the town, the Club House makes a wonderful outing for the day. It offers indoor game facilities and has some picturesque picnic spots in surroundings.
Manu Temple: Located in Old Manali, this temple is dedicated to sage Manu.
Vashisth Hot Water Springs and Temple: It is also one of the most visited tourist attractions of Manali situated at a distance of 3 km from the city. This place is known for underground hot water/sulfur springs and old stone temples dedicated to Vashisth Muni.
Solang Valley: Situated at a distance of 13 km northwest of Manali, this picturesque valley is popularly known as Snow point. It offers spectacular views of glaciers and the snow-capped mountains. The valley is famous for fine ski slopes and is a popular ski resort.
Rahala Waterfalls: This ideal picnic spot is situated at a distance of about 16 km from Manali on way to Rohtang Pass at an altitude of 2,501m.
Monasteries: Manali is well-known for its shiny gompas or Buddhist monasteries. There are three recently built Tibetan monasteries from where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts.
Kothi: Kothi is a picturesque village located at the bottom of Rohtang Pass. It offers breathtaking views of the deep George through which the Beas swiftly flows. It is an ideal place for those who want to experience the scenic beauty of high altitude mountain.
Nehru Kund: It is a natural spring of cold water located at a distance of around 6 km from Manali on National Highway leading to Leh. It is named after the late Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru who used to drink water from this Kund, during his visits to Manali.
Jagatsukh: This place is famous for old temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and to Sandhya Gayatri. The picture-perfect hill town of Manali is an ideal place for both adventure and comfort and is a great holiday destination.