Prini (Himachal Pradesh)
Being close to the town Manali has really helped prini in developing from a small village to a fastly growing minitown, you can see many hotels & resorts around. Located in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, Prini is about 35 kilometers North from Kullu. Image Source
Prini is surrounded by Spiti in the east, Kullu in the South , Lahul in the North and Drang from the South. There is a lot of natural sightseeing around prini which attracts a lot of visitors every year.
Climate: The climate here is quite cold and you will need warm clothes, if you wish to enjoy in this cold place.
Best time to visit: March to June
By Rail: Shimla Railway Station - 139 kilo meters away.
Places of interest
Location: On the Manali-Jagatsukh road near Prini
The clear white water from the waterfalls looks like there is a shower of milk running downwards, you can hear the sound of prini water falls from far away. This is a good spot to click some amazing photographs and a quick shower in its cold water will certainly refreshes you from the tiredness of the long journey.
Location: A few km away from Kasol
The small village of Malana, has its roots from ancient times and some of its temples and monuments are the proof of it. Malana is famous for its malana cream which is not cream actually but it is high intensity cannabis hashish. Isolated from the rest of the world, it is a small settlement in Himachal that is a visual delight for tourists. The serene atmosphere of the place soothes the mind and the soul while the beauty of nature beckons the spirited traveller since the terrain is rough. The distinct culture, the tranquillity and the breath taking view of the surrounding mountains Deotibba and Chandrakhani will leave you spell bound.
Location: Small town of Manikaran
Manikaran gurudwara is one of the highly respected and holiest places of Sikh pilgrims and most loved by travel enthusiasts because of its beauty and hard terrain. Located between two rivers, the Beas and the Parvati, it is visted by thousands of Hindu and Sikh pilgrims for its holy significance and enchanting beauty.
Dedicated to the Sikh founder, Guru Nanak Dev, Manikaran Gurudwara is never out of visitors reach; Devotees from all over the world come here to pay homage. The hot sulphur spring that flows through the premises of the temple has medicated properties to heal skin problems and a dip in it is believed to wash away sins.
Location: On the way to Rohtang Pass
Dedicated and named after the king of Kashmir, Raja Gulab Singh, Gulaba is a beautiful place with mountains, river and greenery to win your heart. It attracts many visitors travelling from the Rohtang pass; this small place is famous spot for quick photography in the traditional himachli dress with scenic backdrop and to collect some souvenirs. Due to the heavy snowfall, it is also popular among adventure sports enthusiasts. You can do skiing or paragliding here or simply explore its picturesque landscape and absorb the beauty of nature.
Location: Hidimba Temple Road in Manali
This ancient temple is dedicated to the Goddess Hidimba, the wife of Bhima, one of the Pandava Kings. It was built by King Bahadur Singh in the year 1553, who was a big devotee of the Goddess. Its unique architecture and wooden carvings are one of a kind. Millions of devotees from all over India visit this temple with respect. Surrounded by tall deodar trees, the temple is a calm retreat from the hustle of city life. Located in the Dhoongri forests, it is also called Dhoongri temple. The four tiered Pagoda shaped roof and the various figures and symbols engraved on the doorway display the excellent craftsmanship of the temple. 70 meters away from the temple is a shrine dedicated to Ghatotkacha the son of Hidimba and Bhima. The Hidimba festival in May attracts thousands of pilgrims to the place who visit to enjoy the colourful cultural festivities and folk dances.
Location: in the village Kasol
The jaw dropping beauty of Parvati valley attracts many photographers to this ethereal place. The beautiful pine tree forests of the valley, its waterfalls and the gushing river water is well discovered by trekking. You can relax at the various resorts and eat at the local cafes. Parvati valley is fairly famous among the hippies due to easy availability of charas, cheap accommodation, music and international food.
Location:A little ahead of Vashisht Hot Springs
Located on the way to Vashist village, jogini falls is a nice pit stop in your journey. An half an hour trek will lead you to the waterfalls; a cool dip in milky water of the waterfall feels good after trekking. This waterfall has a religious importance to the locals.