See & Do in/around Manali

 

SIGHT SEEING

Hadimba TempleHadimba 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.

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.

Vashisth Temple: A fair size village on the left bank of Beas, Renowned for ots hot sulphur water spring and temple of Vashisth Rishi & Lord Rama. Also can view, the confluence of Beas and Manalsu River.

Rohtang Pass is an exhilarating drive with beautiful views of gigantic mountains. A full day excursion with many activities like horse riding, skiing and paragliding on the top of the pass keep everyone entertained from old people to ladies to kids to the adventure seekers.

SolangSolang Nallah: In a Picturesque setting, this has good ski slopes and picnic spots. The valley 13 Km from Manali is famous for various adventurous activities like skating, paragliding, snow scooter riding, horse riding and many more.

Tibetan Monastery: A small Monastery is a peaceful clerring has image of the Buddha & some exquisite tangkhas. Famous for carpet weaving & Tibetan handicrafts.

Vaishno Temple: A small cave and a shrine with can image of Goddess Vishno other temple are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Rama & Krishna.

Kullu Shawls Weaving Industries: The Kullu shawls weaving Industries produce export quality handicraft like Hand woven shawls & other handicrafts v/s wall hangings, Kullu Caps, Mufflers & Jackets etc.

ManikaranManikaran: 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 According to a legend Manikaran is also associated with Lord Shiva & his divine Consort Parvati who lost a recovered her ear ring here.
Jagatsukh Temple: Famous Shiva Temple Shikhara style and interesting old temple of Gaytri Devi & Sharvali created by Pandvas.

Naggar Castle: It is a old capital of Kullu. The Castle was built by Raja Bhosaal. Now under HPTDC. The Castle converted to a Hotel. It is ideal place for tourist and surrounding scenery is very charming.

Roerich Art Gallery: In Naggar art gallery, the Roerich Museum, which houses a collection of the painting of the Russian Artist Nicholas Roerich.

 

ACTIVITIES

Manali, your gateway to another recreation, hiking tours, camping adventures, yoga retreats, pilgrimages, travel planning and much more..

Himalayas bustles with diversity, uniqueness and colour. Its unique history, ancient cultures, ceremonies, festivals, colourful costumes and magnificient landscapes refelect  an extraordinary past that has left an indelible mark on the land, the people and the monuments. It is a past that began at the beginning of time in the very birthplace of mankind. Whether  you are a seeker  of excitement, adventure, romance, solitude, faith,  Himalayas has something for you – the discerning traveler.

For sheer geographical diversity, few places in world are richly endowed as Manali. Rivers in deep gorges, thick forests, alpine pastures, peaks that lie several thousand meters high and never lose their perennial snows. Then past these forbidding heights, lie visually stunning cold deserts of the Trans Himalaya. This variety of nature also opens immense possibilities for a wide range of outdoor activities and adventure. All you have to do is make up your mind and select your own activity.

River RaftingRiver Rafting
River rafting has gained immense popularity in the last few years in Himachal Pradesh. The melting snow on Himalayas during summers, fill the rivers with water and also provide them the enough speed to take up rafting challenges. Himachal Pradesh’s snow-fed rivers pose the toughest of the challenges to the rafters. The magic behind rafting is the extreme and never-ending thrill in the untamed rivers. The upper Himalayan rivers are among the best in the world for river rafting sports, with many staircase rapids that challenge the body and spirit of the rafter. For a surge of adrenalin to gush through every vein and surge over every muscle, you can race over the river rapids in an inflatable rubber dingy.

Para Gliding
As free as a bird, riding the warm thermal currents of the air, is perhaps the closest man has ever come to sailing the skies of Manali. Seemingly at will, you dip and wheel high over the hills and valleys of the Himalaya. Paragliding has emerged as a new means to satisfy the hunger for flying. Para gliding uses “thermals’ as the driving force. In perfect weather conditions one can stay aloft for over three hours and can soar to heights more than 3,000m.

SkiingSkiing
The challenge of the snow covered terrain and a   streak of adventure in man. That is what combines   together in the realm of skiing - the fastest and    most fascinating winter sport.   
Encircled by some of the most stunningly scenic   landscapes in the world, Manali, Himachal Pradesh is a major focus for the sport of Skiing. No matter where you are, if you are looking for the best ski slopes, come to Manali. It offers exciting skiing opportunities for both beginners as well the professional skiers.

Angling
Angling is a source of recreation to innumerable naturists belonging to different strata of the society. Himachal, with its many rivers and streams, offers vast opportunities for the sport of fishing and angling. Whether you’re the type who likes to string a worm onto a makeshift line and catch your own dinner, or a thoroughbred professional angler with the latest in fishing tackle - Himachal’s waters can be a pleasant surprise.

Rock ClimbingRock Climbing
Rock climbing is often seen as the basic stage for mountain climbing. Yet, this may also be treated as an independent sport, where the most basic level is climbing or descending a rock face, using only hands and feet and a safety rope.
Rock climbing camps are aimed at both the novice as well as the experienced participant. For the novice, a basic camp is run on camping, equipment planning and management, along with the opportunity of climbing short and long rock patches, and practice in the art of rappelling. For the more experienced, this is an opportunity to sharpen the technique under the supervision of our skilled trainers and to further the knowledge on various aspects of mountain safety.

Rappelling
Rappelling is the practice of sliding down a rope to descend a rock face in a controlled manner. The technique was developed by climbers, but has turned into a sport of its own. When you want to descend, there are basically two options: you can walk or climb down, or you can rappel. When the terrain is easy, walking or climbing down is the best choice. But when the terrain becomes too difficult rappelling is the faster, easier and safer solution.
We conduct training camps in Rappelling.

Adventure CampsAdventure Camps
These camps are organized for children (10-18 years) from April-June (summer) and then again from Sep-Oct (autumn) every year. Camp is set up near Manali and all activities are organized from there. Starting from sight seeing of Manali town, it includes river crossing, rock climbing, rappelling, soft trekking, etc. This is an introductory camp designed to impart outdoor housekeeping and survival skills. During the camp, basic mountaineering techniques are taught. Participants are also introduced to the fundamental values involved in the conservation of mountain environments. All activities are conducted under the guidance of qualified