Submitted by: Etsvipin Kumar
With development in tourism industry and facilities, adventure tourism is gaining popularity day by day in India. There are many popular adventure tourism spots located around the country attract vacationers from far away places. The beautiful valleys of Kullu and Manali in Himachal Pradesh are the popular adventure tourism destinations in India.
Located amid snow-capped hill peaks of Himalayans, Kullu and Manali valleys also lure vacationers with their abundant beauty of nature and religious importance. On Kullu and Manali expedition, tourists can visit several important temples of Hindus and Buddhist monasteries that will make their trip more worth visit and exciting.
There are lots of adventures activities that one can enjoy in surroundings of Kullu and Manali like white river rafting, trekking, skiing, mountain climbing, mountain biking, jeep safari, camel safari, angling and fishing. Trekking is the most popular and exciting of them. Kullu and Manali region with Lahaul and Spiti together offer many popular trekking routes from easy walking to difficult ones only advisable for professional trekkers.
White river rafting is another very popular adventures sport in the region. The fast flowing Beas River offers ample of opportunities to flow with the electrifying and crystal clear water and enjoy a date with thrilling adventure. Manali is also famous for Yak sports. The popular Time Magazine features Manali as the best spot for Yak sports in Asian continent.
The popular Mountaineering Institute & Allied Sports located in Manali provide training and basic facilities for several adventures activities. It organizes rock climbing, skiing and trekking courses for Indian as well as foreign candidates. If you are looking to become proficient in these activities, you can also join the institute.
With adventure tourism, Kullu and Manali are also well known for numbers of important religious shrines of Hindus and Buddhists. Hidimba Devi Temple is the most popular and visited temple in this region. It is dedicated to Goddess Hidimba, the wife of Lord Bhim in epic Mahabharata. The temple is well known for its exceptional marble carvings that contain images of local deities, animals and plants.
Raghunathji Temple is another important religious site located in Kullu Valley. The beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. It is believed that the Raja Jagat Singh brought a statue of Lord Rama from his birth place Ayodhya and made a temple in Kullu Valley. The temple has been great importance in Hindu religion for centuries. Large numbers of devotees visit this popular temple of everyday. Manali Gompa, Vashist hot water and spring, Manu Temple and Bijli Mahadev are the other important religious sites around Kullu and Manali.
If you want to enjoy the adventures with religious face of India, you can plan Tours for Manali with your family and friends. The place has great tourism potential and ability to magnetize all kinds of vacationers. It will be a memorizing experience for tourists to spend some time in the lap of nature with adventure and religion.
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