Nature Park


This woodland of magnificent towering deodars (cedars) offers the nicest walking route between the centre and Old Manali, though is not recommended for a woman alone.

There is often no one at the gates to collect the admission fee.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Manali attractions

1. Wildlife Information Centre

0.31 MILES

Though there's relatively minimal information here beyond a few photos of local wildlife species, the place is handy for a free toilet. More importantly,…

2. HPTDC Club House

0.38 MILES

Himachal Tourism's amusingly low-tech leisure and games centre beside the Manalsu Nala stream includes swan-shaped pedal-boats, a little haunted house and…

3. Hadimba Mandir

0.41 MILES

This much-revered wood-and-stone temple, constructed in 1553, has a three-tier pagoda-style roof plus conical top. The wooden doorway is richly carved…

4. Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art

0.52 MILES

This dusty little museum is worth the nominal entry fee if you're visiting the nearby Hadimba temple. Its most interesting feature is the case of models…

5. Sacred Tree

0.53 MILES

Gatothkach, the warrior son of the Pandava Bhima and his demon wife Hadimba, is worshipped in the form of a sacred tree 200m southwest of the Hadimba…

6. Himalayan Nyinmapa Buddhist Temple

0.63 MILES

This temple, containing a two-storey statue of the historical Buddha, was built in 1957. The land was donated to commemorate the death of the Wazir of…

7. Von Ngari Institute

0.67 MILES

This small Tibetan monastery has an atmospheric prayer room crammed with statues of bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) and revered lamas.

8. Madhar


This squat, striped tower house with wraparound carved balcony is one of the most appealingly antiquated buildings in Old Manali, but hurry to see it as…