This much-revered wood-and-stone mandir, constructed in 1553, stands in a clearing in the cedar forest about 2km west of central Manali. Pilgrims come from across India to honour Hadimba, the demon wife of the Panda…
This woodland of magnificent towering deodars (cedars) is easily the nicest route between the centre and Old Manali, though not recommended for a woman alone. There is often no one at the gates to collect the admiss…
Worth a look if you're visiting the nearby Hadimba temple, the museum contains interesting models of temples and forts in and around the Kullu Valley, as well as traditional textiles, musical instruments, dance mask…
The Himalayan Nyinmapa Buddhist Temple contains a two-storey statue of Sakyamuni, the historical Buddha.
The towered Manu Maharishi Temple is a modern construction near the top of Old Manali on a site where, legend says, the ark of the Noah-like Manu, the creator of civilisation, landed after the great flood.
Gatothkach, the warrior son of the Pandava Bhima and his demon wife Hadimba, is worshipped in the form of a sacred tree 200m south of the Hadimba Temple.
The traditional Tibetan Von Ngari Monastery has an atmospheric prayer room crammed with statues of bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) and revered lamas.
Van Vihar Park is a woodland of tall cedars with a children’s playground, immediately south of the bus station.
A landmark on the hike to Lama Dugh: take the path heading uphill from here.
Himachal Tourism leisure and games centre beside the Manalsu Nala stream.