India 2016 (part XL): Manali

Manali, Himachal Pradesh:

Hadimba Temple in Manali

Hadimba Temple in Manali

After the epic road trip from Kaza on the previous day, we explored Manali before finally leaving the Himalayas and returning to the hot plains of northern India.

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Manali is a popular tourist destination and after our days in the remote Spiti Valley, we had to get used again to such masses of people. The most famous sight is the wooden Hadimba Temple built in 1553 among tall cedar trees. Her son Ghatotkacha is worshipped at a small shrine nearby. Afterwards, we went on a stroll through a nature park enjoying the dense forest and the views across the Beas River. This stream marks the easternmost spot reached by Alexander the Great during his campaign into Asia in 326 BC!

We left Manali on the following day and followed the Beas River south until we left the mountains and reached Delhi in the evening, thereby completing our road trip through Himachal Pradesh.

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