Possibly the biggest attraction on a Manali trip would be a visit to the Rohtang Pass, at a dizzying altitude of 13,050 feet above sea level. Covered in floating clouds and surrounded by breath-taking views all around and a beautiful little lake of its own, it is a sight to behold. The Beas Kund, which is the source of the River Beas is also a short walk from the pass. It falls on the road to Ladakh, via the
A very picturesque quaint little place, with beautiful log huts scattered through its length, Solang lies 13 kms north-west of Manali. It is a popular spot for skiing in the winter season and is famous for its 300 meter ski lift. Solang also offers some adventure sports like para-gliding and rock climbing.
Vashisht hot water springs:
At just 3 kms from Manali, across the River Beas lies a small village with natural sulphur springs. It holds Modern bathhouses with Turkish style showers, which are used by many tourists to bathe with the hot water for its medicinal and curative properties.
Manali is also home to some Buddhist monasteries, most importantly the Manali Gompa built in 1960. Buddhist monks from Ladakh, Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur and Tibet frequently visit this monastery.
It is an ancient cave temple worshipping Hadimba Devi, from the Indian epic Mahabharata. The temple structure, built in 1553, is surrounded on all sides by a Cedar forest and is built over a huge rock in the ground which is worshipped as the deity.