A luxurious haven in Himachal Pradesh with 360-degree views of snow-capped Himalayan splendour, discover true Himalayan tranquillity at Baragarh Resort & Spa, Manali - IHCL SeleQtions.
Manikaran Hot Springs
Located at a height of 2,056 mts above sea level, the Raghunath Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. Built in 1660 by Raja Jagat Singh, the majestic temple is famous for the idol from the Tretnath Temple in Ayodhya. Blending Pahari and Pyramid style of architecture and made with exquisite white marble and intricate carvings, the temple is situated on a hillock and is believed to safeguard the entire valley.
Roerich Art Gallery and Museum
A must-visit for art lovers, the erstwhile residence of the renowned Russian painter Nicholas Roerich. The museum houses many rare paintings, photographs and other works of art. A great number of exquisite paintings of Kullu, Spiti and Lahaul can be found here, nestled in surroundings of lush green that are alive with the sweet symphony of the river Beas and melodious bird calls.
Locally called Khagling, the Sissu Waterfall lies on the banks of Chandra River in Lahaul Valley. Cascading gorgeously from a height of about 50 mts, the water in the falls comes from the glaciers of the Himalayan range. Often called one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Himalayan region, the tranquil surrounding and picturesque landscape make this a must-see on your visit to Manali.
One of the most popular temples in Manali, the Dhunagiri temple is a four-storeyed structure that lies amid a forest, called Dhungiri Van Vihar. Built in 1553 and dedicated to Goddess Hidimbi (wife of Bheem, one of the five Pandava brothers of epic Mahabharata). With a magnificent wooden doorway with elaborate miniature paintings and mud walls, the temple has a stone carrying the Goddess' footprint.
The erstwhile home of the Maharaja of Kullu.Situated at a short distance from the resort, this historic mediaeval castle built over 500 years ago, Naggar Castle overlooks the spectacular Kullu Valley. Built in the authentic western Himachali Kath-Kuni style of architecture. Nestled in the lap of nature by the river Beas, it offers mesmerising views of snow-clad mountains and houses the famous Roerich Art Gallery.
Trekking in Manali
A quieter version of Old Manali, Vashisht Village is located around 3 km from Manali across the River Beas. The village has a mythological significance as Sage Vashist, one of the Seven Great Rishis, is believed to have meditated here. Dotted with numerous rest houses, restaurants, and souvenir shops, the village is most known for its natural hot water spring which is believed to have great healing powers.
At a short distance from the Naggar Castle is the Jana waterfall, whose source is hidden within snow-capped mountains.Breathtakingly beautiful, this 30-feet-high waterfall is surrounded by fragrant pine and deodar trees, apple orchards and spectacular snow-covered mountain peaks.
This fall is a charming picnic spot and at first sight of the falls is hidden. Enjoy a refreshing bath at this falls or a leisurely swim in the small pool of this falls.