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Kullu Manali is a major tourist destination in Himachal, North India for Indian & western Holidaymakers. Manali is famous as “Honeymoon Destination among Indian tourists & Western tourists visit Manali for trekking and leisure trips in Himalayas as it has become a hub for multi adventure activities and specialised trekking with gateways to Spiti & Leh Region. Manali retains its old charm ever today despite massive construction and over crowding. Hidimba Devi Temple,Sarvari Devi Temple shuru, Gayatri Devi Temple Jagatasukh,Vashisht hot water springs, Solang valley, Dashohar and Bhrigu lake, and Naggar Village are the main attractions around Manalik.Rohtang pass is the access to lahaul region. Manali is a magnet, attracting many tourists from all over the world. Over the years, Manali has come up as a major tourist destination for Indian holiday makers. It has been popularized as a “honeymoon destination” for newly weds. The Manali Himalayas lure foreigners who get attracted by culturally distinctive hill people & scenic treks this part of Himalaya offers. This festival is celebrated in the entire tribal belt of Himachal Pradesh and in the Tibetan colonies at Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Solan and Baijnath. The old Buddhist shrine, celebrating Padamsambhava’s marriage with a local Princess at Rewalser in Mandi district also emerges as a pivotal attraction for these religious celebrations. This festival means a beginning of a new year and is held in the last week of February.One can witness a Chham dance, various mask dances and dramas remniscent of the post Buddhist culture with traditional orchestra. manali tour packages Rohtang Pass A lofty mountain pathway that connects Kullu with Sapiti and Lahul is a popular picnic spot in summer. Almost all tourists to Manali longs to visit this imposing site since one can sense and tap the snow even in the hottest season of the year. Placed at a height of 4111 meter, Rohtang Pass in the district of Kullu commands the striking views of glaciers, mountains and the landscape. A gateway to the adjoining tourist destination, this scenic spot provides excellent opportunities for trekking. Rohtang Pass presents the convoluted molds of snowy barbs originating from a massive glacier that had slither down. From here, the dense woody forests become visible as tiny grasslands. Trekking to Rohtang Pass is an exploratory expedition that bears out attractive mountain peaks with the spectacular view of menacing crags stringed by silvery cascades. Depending upon the snowfall in the upper regions, Rohtang Pass opens at anytime during the month of June for travel and a seal in October.The tedious journey is often dangerous owing to the high velocity wind and the unpredictable snowfall. hotels in manali Hidimba Devi Temple is located in Manali, a hill station in the State of Himachal Pradesh in north India. It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, sister of Hidimba, who was a character in the Indian epic, Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himalayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground, which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in the year 1553. manali sightseeing tours The Hidimbi Devi Temple has intricately carved wooden doors and a 24 meters tall wooden “shikhar” or tower above the sanctuary. The tower consists of three square roofs covered with timber tiles and a fourth brass cone-shaped roof at the top. The earth goddess Durga forms the theme of the main door carvings. The temple base is made out of whitewashed, mud-covered stonework. An enormous rock occupies the inside of the temple, only a 7.5 cm (3 inch) tall brass image representing goddess Hidimbi Devi. A rope hangs down in front of the rock, and according to a legend, in bygone days religious zealots would tie the hands of “sinners” by the rope and then swing them against the rock. manali tours manali hotel booking