Manali is a magnetic hill town in Himachal Pradesh state. It is one of the most important and popular hill stations of India. It is often referred to as the 'Switzerland of India'. It has been a wonderful holiday destinations in the country. It observes huge footfalls in the summers due to cool and delightful climate. It has fantastic natural beauty and popular among tourists because of its stunning landscapes, magical environment, unique serenity, wonderful sights, beautiful mountainous terrains, views of snow-covered mountains, gorgeous gorges, deep valleys and a number of tourists attractions including many religious places.

Apart from these, the picturesque hill station of Manali is also famous for adventure sports. It has been emerged as one of the best places in India for adventure tourism. It offers ample outdoor activities and adventure sports. Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass are two most popular places near Manali which are popular among adventure enthusiasts and sports lovers. These places also offer spectacular views of snow-covered mountain peaks of the great Himalayas. There are a number of tourist attractions to see in during Manali tour in India. Here is brief information about some most popular tourist attractions of the city.

Hadimba Devi Temple: Hadimba Devi Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. It is an ancient cave temple and has intricately carved wooden doors and a 24 meters tall wooden 'shikhar' or tower above the temple. It is dedicated to Hidimbi (Hidimba) Devi, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. This famous temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Great Himalayas.

Manu Temple: Manu Temple is among most popular tourist attractions in the city. It is located around 3 kms from the main bazaars in Old Manali. It is dedicated to Hindu sage Manu Rishi. It is believed that it is the only temple of Manu in India, who was the creator of human race of the earth.

Vashisth Village: Vashisth is a small village located at the distance of only 3 km from the main city of Manali. It is located on the left bank of River Beas towards Rohtang Pass. It is worth a visit because of hot water springs and Hindu temples. Here you will see two stone temples – Vashisth Muni Temple and Lord Rama Temple. You will here two separate bathing tanks for gents and ladies which are always full of tourists. You will also find here modern bathhouses in which hot water is piped from the natural sulphur springs into private bathing places.

Great Himalayan National Park, Manali Sanctuary, Tibetan Monastery, Club House, Nehru Kund, etc are some other attractions you can see / enjoy with your Manali Tour Packages. Due to a number of tourist attractions and lots of enjoyable activities, Manali has been a key attraction of many India Tour Packages especially designed for adventure tourism and honeymoon holidays.

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