Pass : ( 51 km. ) At an altitude of 3,978 metres on the
highway to Keylong, the mass affords a wide-spread panorama
of mountain scenery. Here eye meets a range of precipitous
cliffs, huge glaciers and piled moraine and deep ravines.
To the opposite is the well defined 'Sonepani Glacier' slightly
to the left are the twin peaks of the Geyphang snow crowned.
The Beas river rises near the crest of Rohtang from a block
of Mica-Schist. To its left, 200 metres higher, is the little
lake of 'Sarkund' ( Dashahr ) visited by a large number
of people every year. The bath in the water of Sarkund lake
effects cure of all bodily ailments or imaginary. The pass
is open from June to October each year although trekkers
can cross it earlier. It is the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti,
Pangi and Leh valley.
Valley : ( 13 km. ) A beautiful valley between Manali and
Kothi which offers views of the glaciers and snow covered
mountain peaks. The plateau is frequently used for holding
camps by the trekking parties. The surrounding areas of
Manali from 3 to 20 km. are suitable for rock climbing.
The winter skiing festival is organised here as well as
training in skiing is imparted at this place.
: ( 12 km. ) A beautiful and quiet spot. The rest house
here overlooks the narrow valley and commands views at the
mountains. Below Kothi, for more than a km. the river Beas
flows through a deep gorge, 30 metres or more in depth.
The site of the bridge provides an interesting historical
episode in early annals of Kullu. This place is famous for
movie picturisation and resting resort for poets, writers
and lovers of peaceful environments
Falls : (16 kms. ) on way to Rohtang pass. If one goes to
Marhi on foot from Kothi from the old road, the sight of
the falls is fascinating. It is a good picnic spot as well.
Gufa A legendary cave near the village of 'Prini' on the
left bank where Arjuna practised austerities to get the
powerful 'Pashupati astra' .
(6km) The original name of this was 'Nast', it remained
the ancient capital of Kullu for about 10 generations. Jagatsukh
is famous for its Shiva temple in Shikhara Style and interesting
old temple of 'Gayatri Devi' and Devi Sharvali.
Road: (1.5km.) Manali Mall road is not an iconic high street,
instead it is a crowded stretch housing the bus stand, taxi
stand, ATM, market and the tourism office.
Temple This is dedicated to the sage Manu.
(3 kms drive) Well known for its hot springs.There are old
temples dedicated to the sage Vashishth and to Lord Rama.
These are just beyond the Himachal tourism baths. Hot spring
water gushing out from the hill here and people enjoy bath.
(6km) The one time capital of Kullu. Here are old temples
dedicated to Lord Shiva and to Sandhya Gayatri.The arjun
caves are just ahead.
Valley (14km) In a pictureque setting, this has good ski
slopes and picnic spots. It has the glacier closest to Manali.