After breakfast, proceed for Manali Sightseeing which includes famous and oldest Hadimba Devi temple, Natural Vashisth Hot water spring known for medicinal use, Club House, Tibetan Monastery, back to hotel, Dinner and rest overnight in leisure. 1. Hadimba Temple:- Hadimba Temple in Kullu Manali is one of the main tourist places in Manali for the visitors. It is around 1. 5 Kms from the Mall Road. It is an old wooden temple of four store, located in the middle of dense forest known as Van Vihar. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba and was erected in 1553. THE HISTORY OF HADIMBA TEMPLE Hadimba has been worshipped in this particular area in Mahabharata. Few of the sub mountainous tracts of the Himalayas were ruled by Hadimb Rakshah. Hadimba was his sister. In their move about without a definite purpose the Pandavas and their mother, came to the territory of Hadimba Rakshash after escaping from wax house. Bhima fell in love with Hadimba and wanted to marry her but the condition was that he could marry her only after killing the brother. Both lived in the area for about one year and then he joined his brother and mother. On the other side Hadimba gave birth to a son 'Ghototkachh'. , Hadimba looked after her country till the time Ghototkachh was a child. She withdrawn to the hills for meditation at Dhungiri Van Vihar etc. . Thereafter a Temple was raised and She became Hadimba Devi. She was having supernatural powers and was kind to her people. Hadimba became the patron-deity of the Rajas of Kullu. 2. Club House:- Location: Located at a distance of 1. 5 km from the city bus stop, Club House lies at the base of the Old village of Manali. Well connected by road, tourists can reach this place easily, according to their convenience. Description: Marvelously designed modern building, Club House is fast gaining popularity amongst visitors. This place offers a large number of recreational activities for the tourists. They can indulge in a game or two of racquet, billiards or can also experience real fun in the skating ring. This club house is managed by Himachal Tourism Development Corporation HPTDC and has a nominal entry fee. A paradise for children, they can enjoy different indoor as well as outdoor games, such as go-carting and video games. If games are not what you are looking for, then the view of the river flowing gently amidst scenic surroundings is sure to mesmerize you. So, head toward this British styled club house as ample entertainment options await you at this place. Activities: At this club tourists can enjoy delicious food along with a cup of tea in the company of their loved ones. Religiously inclined travelers can also visit the Maa Shari Temple to seek the goddess’s blessings. 3. Vashisth:- Vashisht is located at a distance of about 6 km away from the beautiful town of Manali in the Kullu district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. History Of Vashisht: - Across River Beas, about three kilometers from Manali at an altitude of 2, 100 metres is the village Vashisht. It has a 4, 000-year-old temple dedicated to sage Vashisht. Legend has it that Rishi Vashisht felt most hurt and sad when he learnt that all his sons were killed by Viswamitra. The temple is also famous for its hot sulphur springs. According to legend, Lakshmana who visited this ashram of Vashisht found that his guru had to go far off for his bath. Inside the temple there is a black stone image of the Rishi, clad in dhoti. On the left side of the spring, there is a Rama temple in which the idols of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana have been installed. Dussehra is celebrated for seven days. The village was the centre of Vaishnava cult for a long time. A large number of people visit these hot springs near Manali every day in order to take a dip. There is also one tank specially reserved for women of this locality. These hot water springs are also a major source of water for many tourist spots in and around Manali 4. Tibetan Monastery:- The Tibetan monastery is one of the major tourist spot in Manali and is famous for weaving different and colorful carpets. Residents and immigrants of Tibet produce handmade handicrafts to attract the ious tourists. Tibetan Monastery is one of the oldest and famous place in Manali. Due to huge number of Tibetan peoples settled in Kullu Manali Tibetan Monasteries has been set up. The main attraction of the monastery is the handicrafts of Tibetan artistry and the carpets that are woven and sold in the monastery. The Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa in Manali was constructed in the year 1969. The architecture of the monastery represents the Tibetan style of architecture designed with hued frescoes. The statue of the Lord Buddha presides in the monastery. The Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa is situated near the Mall in Manali. The monastery is run by the local people who gather funds through donations 5. VAN VIHAR:- COMPLEMENTRY Van Vihar National Park in Manali is visited by many locals and tourists. The park located on the mall road, opposite the Tibetan market has many huge deodar trees giving cool shade to the area. Van Vihar Park is a favorite picnic spot for the whole family. Wooden and cement benches are provided throughout the park where one can sit and relax. Children can play on the swings and the whole family can engage in some boating activities at the pond inside the park. Well laid out paths within the park is ideal for a stroll, especially for young couples. River Beas just about borders the park and the boating facility is also available. Van Vihar Park is open from 8 am to 7 pm up to 5 pm in the winter and entry fee is INR 5/- and 10/- for children and adults respectively. Charge for boating is INR 30/- for 15 minutes. 6. Mall Road:- Mall road is located in Manali, Himachal Pradesh and is known as one of the must visit attractions of this region. Description: Manali is one of the best hill stations situated in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and Mall Road is the main street of Manali, which is worth visiting. There are numerous shops, which are situated on both sides of the Mall road and it is open for vehicles as well. Opposite to the Mall Road, there is a big parking lot where tourists can park their vehicles and enjoy shopping. Being a main market, there is always a lot of hustle and bustle on Mall Road and it remains full of visitors and shoppers. There are a number of showrooms, department stores, shops, restaurants, hotels and cafés on this road. The Mall road offers handicraft products, like pottery and gift items made from wood, jewellery and lots of other things which tourists can buy from this market. Manali is very famous for Kullu and Kinnauri shawls which are easily available in the shops on Mall road.