Lover’s Paradise MANALI….Journey of A Lifetime.
Manali is a Tourism Town is situated in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh State. It is a high altitude Himalayan resort town which is best known as a Heaven for Honeymoon couples.
It is nurtured by Beas River and its diversity. The Beas River also known as Vyas, Bias or Vipash (Sanskrit). Beas starts her Journey from Beas Kund 4,361 meters above sea-level on the southern face of Rohtang and after a long 470 Kilometers course having tributaries like Bain, Banganga, Luni and Uhal it Finally Meets the river Sutlaj at the south-western boundary of Kapurthala Punjab. Beas river provides a fine path to skiers in the solang valley and trekkers in the parvati valley.
Solang valley is one of the most beautiful place and its located only 13 kilometers from Manali, between solang village and beas kund. An awesome view of Glaciers and Cotton like snow capped mountains is a perk.
The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali has based its guesthouse here. This institute is the venue for winter skiing fest and also trains in skiing to the tourists. In winter, the valley becomes a skiing paradise with children of all ages. When snow melts in hot summer, skiing replaced by parachuting, paragliding, zorbing and horse riding. Dec-Feb is the best time for snow lovers in solang valley.
A jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal Mountains, home to 4000meters high Rohtang pass. The pass provides a natural divide between the Kullu valley with a primarily Hindu culture (in the South), and in the north with the Buddhist culture, Spiti valley and a high altitude Lahul. The Watershed of the Chenab and Beas basins are spread widely. This pass has been a ancient route for trade between both side of Pir Panjal. It is not too high or difficult to cross on foot by Himalayan Standards, but reputed as dangerous because Snowstorms and Blizzards can stop your way anytime. This pass is open from May to November.
People in Manali worship Hidimba Devi as a Deity. All Hindus across India worship Goddess Durga in Navratri festival but here in Manali they worship Hidimba Devi. The temple crowd increases during Navratri but a high number of people can be seen anytime of the year. The temple has well carved wooden doors and a Wooden “Shikhar” or tower 24meters high above the Life womb chamber. This tower consists of three square roofs also wooden tiled and on the top a brass cone-shaped roof. Mud covered stonework being whitewashed to create bade of the temple. Only 7.5 cm (3inches) tall brass image representing Goddess Hidimba Devi is on an enormous Rock inside the temple. There is a shrine dedicated to Goddess Hidimba’s son
Ghatotkach, when the Pandvas were on their exile from their kingdom they stayed for 12years in the Forrest where Bhima Killed Goddess Hidimba’s brother Hidimbi to save his family. After the death of her brother she married to Bhima and Ghatotkach was their son.
Inside the temple the imprint of the feet of the Goddess carved on a block of stone are worshipped. The major festival is Dhungari Mela.
Manu temple is dedicated to the sage Manu. He is known as the father of all mankind and the writer of “Manu Smriti”. Manu temple is located in old Manali, at a distance of three km from the main market the temple is one of the prime attractions in Manali and is believed to be the same place where sage Manu meditated after stepping on earth. It is the only temple dedicated to Manu; so whoever visits Manali makes it a point to visit this temple.
We met some of tourists and asked their experiences and reviews. They say tourist websites and internet is unable to explain the feeling. Without listening or asking, people should go to Manali & the experience will be more than just awesome.
Some of them told us about some small but important spots as town park, it is a dense Forrest and lies near the river. There is a small Rock near Town Park which is carved naturally with the Map of the world all the oceans and Countries are naturally carved on that Rock.
Jogini waterfalls are a 7500ft high. Hiking on it is a wow experience for couples. It is very reputed as a house of Jogini Mata. So if you want to get under the falls you have to go barefoot. You can also find hanging Rocks above the falls which becomes shelter for shepherds during rains. Locals call it Roark.
So Why Wait pack your bags And have a trip To the Paradise MANALI.