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Manali is a Himalayan town in Himachal Pradesh set on the Beas River, blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty in the form of snow-covered mountains, lush green forests, gushing streams and sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers. From sacred religious sites to trekking trails and charming streets, Manali offers something special for every type of traveller. There is so much to discover here; you can head to Manikaran springs to take a dip in mineral-rich waters, visit the Manu Market to browse handloom products and Tibetan jewellery and stroll around local streets to visit open-air restaurants and bite into delicious omelets, banana pancakes, apple pies and Tibetan dumplings. This vibrant town also offers exciting adventure activities such as river rafting, mountain biking, paragliding, zorbing, skiing and trekking. If you’re a wildlife lover, then step inside the Manali Wildlife Sanctuary to enjoy a yak ride and spot the likes of snow leopards, bears, musk deer and kingfishers. This alluring town offers everything that ideal holiday dreams are made of and Brightsun Travel has a range of Manali holiday packages.
Manali is home to many incredible attractions which you should definitely visit to learn about the region’s local heritage and culture. The most prominent attraction here is the Hidimba Devi Temple, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the local deity Hidimba, which was constructed in 1553. Here you can admire an impressive four-tiered pagoda shaped roof, exquisite wooden carvings and miniature paintings of gods and animals. Another site worth visiting in Manali is Naggar Castle which was constructed by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu in 1460. This magnificent historical edifice features paintings created by famed Russian artist Nicholas Roerich and a fine blend of traditional Himalayan and European architecture. Then there’s the pagoda-style Nyingamapa Gompa which is home to beautiful Tibetan wall paintings and a gold statue of Lord Buddha. You could also visit the Lord Ram Temple, a pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni with stunning sculptures and intricate carvings. Book cheap Manali holidays through Brightsun Travel and take advantage of the diverse possibilities associated with this charming hill station.