Kullu Manali as most of us know is the famous holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh and is largely popular among honeymooners and trekkers. Although Kullu Manali welcomes all travelers alike; the mind-blowing natural beauty, rich with flora and fauna coupled with snow-covered mountains and the gushing Beas river charms all tourists. Kullu Manali is blessed with abundant nature but what makes the two hill stations even more attractive is the fact that they share a rich cultural background. And both Kullu Manali offer plenty of adventure enthusiasts and trekkers. If you are specifically looking for a budget/five star hotel, Manali and Kullu have plenty of hotels to cater to all tourists’ monetary requirements and the best way to find one is browse through the net and book the best hotel that fits your bill.
Temple visits in Kullu Manali
A few must-visit temples in Kullu: Raghunath temple, Basheshwar temple, Jagannath Devi temple, Bijili Mahadev temple, Narsingh temple and Mahadevi Tirth. Tourists can involve in fishing activity in Katrain, Raison, Kasol Tirthan, Hurla Kund and Naggar.
Places to see in Manali
Visit the famous Vashisht temple, Manu temple, Hidimba temple, Arjun Gufa, Mountaineering Institute and the Tibetan Monastery.
Rahalla falls are a few interesting places. Also, do not miss out to make a trip to Solang valley, Rohtang Pass, Naggar and Manikaran. You can also check out some of the trekking destinations and can involve in adventurous activities such as river rafting, zorbing, paragliding, skiing, ice-skating etc that will make your trip memorable and enjoyable of course.
Kullu is close by hill station to Manali and one must take a trip to Kullu to complete the visit to Manali because the twin destinations offer everything from spiritual retreat to the most sought after (by honeymooners) exotic romantic holidaying.
Shopping in Kullu Manali
Himachal Pradesh’ local handicrafts are very popular; Chamba rumals, Tibetan carpets, Buddhist paintings, woollen shawls, wood carving, wickerwork, Himachal dolls and colourful Kullu caps are in great demand. There are plenty of shopping malls, makeshift bazaars and local markets where you can find the aforementioned stuff.
In Manali you can shop at the following places: Hong-Kong market, Thai market, Tibetan market, Shangri-La shopping complex, Dragon shopping complex, Lama market, Snow Lion and New NAC market. Also drop by the Himachal Handicrafts Emporium/ Bhuticco Weaver’s Co-operative to shop local handicrafts.