Manali – A Gem of Beautiful Nature
Manali being the perfect hills gateway near Chandigarh, it is one of the best tourist attractions in India. Surrounded by towering mountains, green lush valleys, a sparkling river and flowery field makes Manali an ideal picturesque town in Himachal Pradesh.
In fact, it is one of the most loved honeymoon destinations in India where couples find joy and happiness in exploring the unexplored paths. The hilly place is highly visited by travelers from all around the world and throughout the year.
To experience snow, Manali is one of the best places in India. You will see the snow blanket here from Mid-December through January and that’s how it attracts tourists. Since Manali is a popular tourist place; visitors may only visit the big tourist attractions and miss out on the hidden glory of this beautiful place. So, I bring to you the list of such hidden places that you must visit for your next holiday in Manali:
This tiny village is situated in the Parvati valley around 80 km from Manali. The Renuka Devi and Jamdagni temples are two tourists’ spots which are famous for their gorgeous wood and stonework. With exotic trekking spots, this is a spectacular place for trekking and certainly, this charming location will take your heart away. So, why not head towards Manali?
The cave is an extremely appealing place. It is situated on the bank of the beautiful Beas River, 5 km away from Manali. The place gets its name from the Mahabharata hero Arjun who once meditated here. Arjun Gufa is an ideal place to savor the captivating views of snow-capped mountains and alpine forests.
The Vashisht village is quite famous for its sulfurous hot water springs. In fact, the sulfur water is said to have therapeutic values and separate bathhouses here are built for those who wish to take a dip. Also, Vashisht Kund is quite popular for its stone temple which is dedicated to one of the greatest Hindu sages, Vashisht.
Often, Gulaba is referred to as Himachali Flora and Fauna and popularly known as the valley of flowers. Certainly, it’s a fantastic picnic, paragliding and photography stop. During snowfall when Rohtang becomes inaccessible skiing and winter sports are regularly held at Gulaba.
About 12 km away from Manali, there you see the hidden wonder, Hamta village which is an ideal place to unwind and relax. You can swim into the river or enjoy the magnificent view of the valley. For adventurers, a trek to the popular Hamta Pass can surely be added to the itinerary. So, pack your bags, book a ticket and here you go.
Hidimba Devi Temple
The temple is fully dedicated to Hidimba, an important character in an ancient Indian epic Mahabharata. The Hidimba Devi Temple was formed in 1553; it is almost concealed by thick cedar forests. Also, the temple is designed into a distinct architectural style and built around a cave which is said to be the best place for meditation.
Slowly and steadily, Naggar is becoming a preferred destination for travelers who want to spend some quality time in the lap of nature. The Naggar Castle offers the most beautiful Kullu Valley view. Having a dinner under the blue-star studded sky, watching the sunset while having an evening tea is something you should not miss while your stay in Niggar.
So, guys! Next time you visit Manali, go beyond the popular ones and find the hidden wonders because that’s where the beauty lies.