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1. Hadimba Temple,

Manali Also known by the names of Hidimba Devi Temple and Dhungari Temple, this ancient temple was built in 1553 by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. As the name itself suggests, the temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, Bhima's wife. The wooden architecture of the pilgrimage is very different from most Hindu temples in the country. There is another temple in the complex dedicated to Ghatotkacha, son of Hidimba Devi. Surrounded by dense cedar trees and with snow-capped mountains, which serve as the backdrop, the temple is one of the best places to visit in Manali.

2. Solang Valley, Manali

Solang Nala is a little valley away from Manali, a mini valley situated at an elevation of about 8400 feet above sea level. It is a place for adventure and sports lovers and while here, you can try your skills on a pair of skis or go in search of a snowman. When the weather gets warmer, people come here for zoring and paragliding. You can also hop on a cable car and enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas. If you are looking for snow-based activities and sports, then winter is the best time to visit, while summer months are ideal for other adventure sports.

3. Jogini Falls, Manali

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The huge waterfall of Jogini Falls is a short and refreshing trek away from the main city of Manali. The footpath leading to the waterfall is scenic and shows you the Beas River and the snow-capped peaks of Rohtang. Apart from the serene setting, Jogini is also an important place of pilgrimage and you can visit many old temples around the pool in the floor. An early start is recommended so that you can spend more time at this picturesque scenic spot, which is one of the top trekking as well as picnic spots in Manali.

4. Mall Road, Manali

One of the most visited and must-go place in Manali is Mall Road. You can enjoy the warmth of Kashmiri shawls and sarees, read through the day in libraries or mesmerize yourself with the Antiques. The best part about Mall Road as an Indian is that this place is exponentially bargain-able where you can get the products at best price. If you are a shopping freak, there are a few more places in Manali that you should not miss.

5. Manu Temple, Manali

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The Manu temple is dedicated to an old sage after whom it is named. The pagoda-style architecture of the shrine, situated amidst deep valleys and mountain peaks, forms a postcard-worthy backdrop. You have to stop a bit to reach the temple, but the spiritual sight and spiritual zeal at the summit make it completely worthwhile for all your efforts.

6. Manali Gompa, Manali

The elaborately designed and quintessential Tibetan architecture stronghold Thekkokling Gompa is known as Manali Gompa, one of the finest landmarks in Manali. Built by Tibetan refugees in the 1960s, this monastery allows you to enjoy serene settings and unmatched spiritual vibes. Some of the major attractions of Manali Gompa include exquisite murals depicting the important events of Buddhism in bright colors and terraces built in the Pagoda style. The stall in the complex is a good place to pick up some souvenirs and Tibetan handicraft items.

7. Bhrigu Lake, Manali

Take a moment and think of postcard-perfect alpine meadows and evergreen tree forests near a cool high-altitude water body. Well, you have just painted Bhrigu Lake, one of the best trekking destinations around Manali. If you are going for a trek then a little bit of coordination is necessary as the lake is located more than 4000 meters above sea level. The views and panoramic views of the Pir Panjal range attract the most visitors to this place.