Kullu-Manali is among the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The Kullu valley is spread along both sides of the Beas river. Manali is situated at a distance of about 40 km from the city of Kullu. Due to refreshing and pollution-free atmosphere, these destinations are preferred by the holidaymakers, honeymooners as well as sport lovers. The city of Kullu is well-known for its colorful Dussehra festival. Manali is mainly popular for the adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering, hiking, skiing, paragliding, kayaking and mountain biking.
Situated on the banks of the Beas river, Mandi is one of the leading tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The town is dotted with many holy temples and great historical monuments. The town also consists of several palaces and orchards, showing the colonial influence on Indian culture. Major tourist attractions in and around Mandi are the Lomesh Rishi Temple, Buddhist monastery, Sunder Nagar, Prashar, Shikari Devi, Koyla Ma Temple and Joginder Nagar. Overall, some of the main attractions in Kullu-Manali are Bijli Mahadev Temple, Great Himalayan National Park, Manikaran, Hadimba Temple, Rohtang Pass and Roerich Art Gallery.