Shimla, popularly known as the Queen of Hills, is located in the northwest Himalayas.Manali, on the other hand in the Beas River Valley. Manali lies at the northern end of Kulu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. You can Surf along the magnificent cool mountains and get connected with bright clear blue skies while paragliding in Manali. Shimla is mainly a busier destination, but all its attractions are pretty close to downtown. Moreover, Manali is especially for adventure enthusiasts and is best visited during the winter season. So if you love adventure sports, Manali is a good option. Enjoy your snowy vacation by skiing, at the well-known Solang Valley situated near Manali. It is one of the most desired adventure sports in Manali. Skiing is offered along with prior assistance and short sessions. One can also go Skiing in places like Rohtang Pass, and you would become a devotee of Hidimba Devi on the visit to the temple.
A valley situated approximately 8,400 feet above sea level welcomes tourists throughout the year. The Solang Nala is a few minutes’ drives from Manali. It’s a paradise for adventurers and sports enthusiasts and on your trip, you can try your skills on a pair of skis or head out for a marvelous journey on a snowmobile. You can also climb in a cableway and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. If you are in search of snow-based activities and sports, winters are the best time to visit while the summer months are great for more adventure sports.
Hidimba Devi Temple
Along with the lofty snow hills in Manali people love to pay a visit to Hidimba Devi Temple too. Also known as the Dhungiri temple, this glorious shrine dedicated to Hidimba Devi, was built in 1553 CE by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. During the period of Navratri in Manali, devotees worship and pay tribute and offerings to Hidimba Devi instead of Durga Devi. It’s built using the modest pagoda-style wooden temple which is in the middle of the cedar forest built over a rock jutting out of the ground which is worshipped as the image of the Hidimba Devi in the main sanctum of the temple.
If it’s not for any pass then a visit to Rohtang Pass in is a best preferrred choice for exploring Manali .The pass is located at an elevation of 4000 meters above sea level, this great mountain pass on the Pir Panjal Range will leave you in an awe-inspiring state .Besides attracting nature lovers , professionals like the artist and photographers prefer this to be on their list.Being a graceful destination it cannot be missed out in movies and so many the pass has been featured in many Bollywood movies.For the people seeking adventure ,Rohtang Pass is also a heaven for adventure activities like mountain biking,skiing and more.