Manali literally means the ‘Home of Manu.’ Manu is the mythological character who is supposed to have survived when the world was drowned in a flood. Manali is an ancient town in the lap of Kullu district. Encompassed by towering peaks at arm length, Manali’s major asset is its proximity to the snowline. The Hadimba Temple, also known as the Dhungri Temple is devoted to
Hadimba, the wife of Bhima. Opposite to the Hadimba Temple is the Himachal Culture & Folk Art Museum, which is worth a visit as it has an interesting collection of religious relics, household objects, instruments and weapons. The natural beauty of the hill resort gets greatly magnified by the presence ofthe Beas River. The wild flowers, hamlets and fruit-laden orchards seen on the banks of the river lend it a magnificent look. With a lavish display of virgin natural beauty, Manali is not surprisingly a much favoured honeymoon
destination. Its flourishing orchard industry is worth a visit. Manali has ample scopes for trekking and deservingly, it draws a significant number of adventure sports lovers.