|View towards Rohtang pass from the Vashist
The area around Old Manali is famous for trekking and its breathtaking
scenery. There are many places to do day walks in the locality;
such as the winter ski resort of Solang Valley, the high waterfall
on the cliffs above Vashsist or up to the hills above old Manali.
Trekking spot in Himachal Pradesh
The village makes an ideal starting point for short 2 or 3 day
treks such as those to Beas Kund and Brighu lake. Manali also acts
as a jump off point for longer treks in Lahaul, Spiti, Zanskar and
|The view towards Naggar from Apple View's
The surrounding area is full of villages relatively unspoiled by
tourism, and the traditional way of life can still be seen. The
village of Naggar, 20 km away used to be the ancient capital of
Heritage of the Kulu Valley
Naggar is famous for its Old wood and stone castle, now used as
a hotel by Himachal Pradesh Tourism, and the house and gallery of
the famous painter, Nicholas Roerich.
Dunghri forest is home to the Pagoda style temple of Hadimba, chief
of the local deities. 40km away, the district capital, Kullu, plays
host to the annual Dussehra Festival, attended by Gods from most
of the villages in the Valley.
Follow these links for photo galleries of the Manali
area and Himachal