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    The 16th-century wooden Hadimba Temple
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  • good time pass

    by Arun-Barve Written Jun 1, 2010

    if you have spare time with you or you are in ma mood to relax do visit the club house at MANALI.
    There are lot of playing facilities along with a good sweater shop in the premises. you can enjoy
    river rope crossing here.

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    Vistit the Dhungri Temple

    by almarian Written Mar 12, 2008

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    Also known as the Hadimba Temple, this is a quite old Temple built for the goddess Hadimba. It's not that special, but it's a nice walk to go there and if it's not raining it's nice sitting in front of it.

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    Try the local fruit wine

    by traceyspacey Written Jan 28, 2008

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    Himichal has plenty of fruit orchards that produce huge amounts of apples, pears, plums and apricots. Not all of the fruit makes it to the market in time. So, the fruit is fermented locally and made into alcoholic cider and fruit wines.

    Try some whilst you are here.

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    Hadimba Devi Temple

    by FruitLover Written Nov 28, 2006

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    Located 1.5 km away from Manali amidst the greenary and tall trees.
    Dhoongri Devi Temple was built in 1553 in honour of Goddess Hadimba, the wife of Pandav Bhima.
    As you can see in the pics it's four-tiered pagoda style structure.

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    Naggar Castle

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    Naggar is 25 Kms from Manali. A panoramic view of the valley of Gods. Naggar 1770 m above the sea leavel has been an old capital of the Kings of Kullu. Foundation of this ancient feudal seat was laid by Raja Visudhpal.Naggar retained its preeminence in the valley until Raja Jagat Singh who shifted the capital to Sultanpur (now in Kullu town) in 1460 AD.The little town of Naggar is situated high above the left bank of river Beas.The surviving old castle is an a marvelous medievval building.Bult in local architect KATHKOONI having alternate course of stone and wooden beams with a tiny temple at its center known as JAGTIPAT TEMPLE: In the upper courtyard of the castle there is a tiny temple -a small square structure which contains "Jagtipatt" a slab of stone measuring 5'x8'x6" which is said to have been brought from a place near Vashisht by honey bee. This is also place for meeting of local deities of Kullu, this historic monument now a Heritage hotel run by State Govermment. But tourist can visit to pay Rs 15.

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    A tale of the white stuff

    by sourbugger Written Nov 2, 2006

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    I spent a week in Manali, but as I spent about 85% of that time sitting on a toilet, I can't really write much about the town itself.

    On my last day there, I took the 'easy' option of an organised coach tour out of the place (with a rucksack of bog-roll to hand) and headed up the impressive Rhotang pass.

    As one of the highest passes in the world the Perkins diesel engine in the coach began to make noises that implied it was at it's true operating limit. A symphony it was not.

    At over 4,300M, the air is very thin, but the views are fantastic.

    Right at the head of the Kullu valley the coach stopped to allow people out for a spot of ski-ing. This was July, so there was only a few hundred meters of rough, rutted, mucky, icy snow left. To the mainly Indian passengers on the coach, they were captivated by (for many of them) their first ever sight of snow. Some took the opportunity to be dragged up the slope behind a tractor, before putting on ski equipment secured in a yard sale when Noah was clearing out his Ark.

    I stayed on the bus.

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    Hidamba Temple

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Jul 16, 2006

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    Hidamba Temple is Located about 2 Kms from Mall road. It is a pleasent experince to stroll in the temple complex witch was built in 1533 A.D. Hidamba Devi was the Patron Goddess of the old Kings of Kullu. She was a Rakshasi, the wife of Bhim the Pandava, who became a Devi by her Tapasya. The temple is 500 years old and is in the middle of a Cedar Forest.
    This is probably the only place in India where a lady of a demon origin is worshipped as a goddess. It is said that when the Pandava brothers were wandering, they came across a demon called Hidamb. He was killed by one of the strongest of the five, Bhim. His strength and valour overpowered Hidamba, Hidamb's sister and she got married to him. She washed her sins following strict rituals and meditation and thus she attained the level of Goddess. Hidamba belonged to this region and hence the temple is here. The beautiful wooden temple in Pagoda style architecture has beautiful and intricately carved figurines on the doorway. The temple is 500 years old and there is no idol enshrined inside and only a foot-print on a stone is kept to worship. Every year in the month of May there is a major fair celebrating the goddess's birthday is held here.

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    Vashist Hot Water Spring and Temple

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Jul 16, 2006

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    Vashist is a small Village located on Rohtang pass is it worth a visit. It is renowned for its hot Springs too have curative powers and Temple.clinging to the mountains above the Beas, is the old village of Vashisht, with hot sulfur springs.

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    The Mountaineering Institute

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Written Jul 16, 2006

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    The Mountaineering Institute located at Manali provides training facilities for basic and advance climbing both for Indian nationals and foreigners. This institute also conducts other adventurous sports activities like high altitude trekking minor mountaineering, rock climbing, and skiing and high altitude rescuer and relief courses. The Institute has sufficient lodging and boarding arrangements and equipments can be hired for trekking purposes.

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    Roerich Gallery Folk Musium Nagar

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Jul 16, 2006

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    This Folk Musium 25 Km from Mainali in Nagar. Nicholas Roerich was borh in St. Petersburg (Russia) on 9 October, 1874.Roerich with his family settled in Naggar and spent here almost 20 years, full of incessant and creative work. His work comprises around 7000 paintings and sketches, which can be found in many famous museums and private collections all around the world.who became a cultural figure of global significance, a passionate promoter through his art and writings of an increased appreciation of the value to the world of the cultural heritage of all nations, and of the ways in which this appreciation can help to achieve peace in the world.Nicholas Roerich died in Kullu on December 13, 1947. His body was cremated and its ashes buried on a slope facing the mountains he loved and portrayed in many of his nearly seven thousand works.

    Entrance fee Rs 25 Camers Fee Rs 25 Monday Close.

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    Rohtang Pass Snow Point 4939m

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Mar 31, 2006

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    Rohtang pass is 51 Kms from Manali to Leh road, being one of the highest roads in the World offers panorama and spectacular Himalayas mounation view. The pass is open June to October every year Trekkers can cross it earlier.

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    Manu Rishi Temple

    by RAJASTHANBYCAR Updated Mar 31, 2006

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    3 Kms from Main Bazar in old Manali. Manu Temple is the only temple of Manu Maharaj in the world. It is said to mark the spot where he first set foot on earth from his celestial boat, after the world destroying flood. Manali takes its name from Manu - alya or place of Manu.

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    snow point

    by amitdave7377 Written Oct 19, 2004

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    view from snow point

    snow point is not a fixed location.it keeps shifting depending on the snow fall and army requirements. on the way to rohtang, in winters the road is closed depending on the snowfall.at snowpoint there is lots to do apart from just playing with snow. you can do some skiing ass well.

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    to see

    by amitdave7377 Written Oct 17, 2004

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    snow capped peaks

    Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa
    Little Tibetan monasteries, called Gompas, are a major tourist attraction in Manali. The Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is full of life and colour.You can buy some carpets and durries from here.

    Manu Temple
    A picturesque half-hour walk up the hills in Old Manali takes you to the Manu Temple. Legend has it that Manu, the first Man, came to earth and landed on this spot after a great flood.

    Vashisht Baths
    Vashisht, a village along the banks of the river Beas, is famous for its hot springs and the temple of Lord Rama.

    Hadimba Devi Temple
    1.5 km from main Manali, Hadimba Devi Temple has a 4-tier pagoda-shaped roof with an intricately carved doorway and sculptures depicting Indian mythology. The surrounding woods are very scenic, and you’ll find plenty of locals ready to let you photograph them in their local attire. You can even hop onto a yak and get your photograph taken

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    View from Nagger Castle

    by radz Written Apr 14, 2004

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    View from Naggar Castel


    Naggar is 28km from Manali,its beautiful village in Kullu vally.
    Nagar is old capital city of Kullu,for 1460 years.
    The road to Naggar itself so beautiful.The main attraction here is ,old Naggar castle ,now it converted to heritage hotel.But visiters were allowed inside for Rs 10,Entrance fees.Its not big caslte,but its unique peculiar construction,it withstand distastrous tremors 1905.
    View from court yard is worth to see.Its fantastic Kullu vally view.

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