Manali is located at the northern margin of the Kullu Valley, which is located in Himachal Pradesh. It often attracts many tourists who are looking forward to spending some time away surrounded by hills and serenity. Manali is also very famous for the different spiritual sites located here. Many tourists come to visit the temples located here.
Gauri Shankar Temple
This temple is located at a distance of 6km in the southern direction from Manali. It an ancient temple and devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is famous for its history, architecture and beautiful location. It is located just below Naggar Castle and the temple is built in the style of the Shikhara architecture. The construction of this temple can be traced back to the 12th century AD which has the Shiva Linga which is the main attraction of the tourists. You will instantly experience a sense of calm and peace here due to its unusual location and the sounds of the Beas River flowing below.
Hidimba or Hadimba Temple
This can be considered as the center of attraction in both archaeological and traditional aspects. It is the Dhoongri Temple that is devoted to Hirima Devi (Goddess Hidimba), wife of Bheema of the popular Mahabharata. Devotees flock this temple all around the year. The temple is located away from the busy markets and surrounds by beautiful deodar trees. This temple was constructed by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in 1552. Nestled in picturesque surroundings, it is a must visit if you are visiting Manali.
Located in the Malana village, it is considered extremely sacred by the Gaddis, it is a tribe whose major population resides in Himachal Pradesh. The path to this temple is also quite adventurous, as it involves a considerable amount of trekking. So if you are up for an adventurous visit, this should be a must visit on your trip to Manali.
The Krishna Temple
Located amidst lofty deodar trees, the Krishna Temple is a must destination in your Manali tour packages. The temple is situated away from the busy streets, encompassed in peace, this temple truly makes you visit another world. Lord Krishna, Radha, Laxminarayan and Garuda are worshipped here. The existence of this temple dates back to 12th century. The architecture of this temple is in the Shikhara style. The location of this temple is pretty intriguing as it is situated 500 meters upward from the remnants of Thava.
So, if you are planning to visit Manali, make sure that all these beautiful destinations are covered in your Manali tour packages. They are sure to bring you peace from the hustle and bustle o your daily busy lives.