Your guide picks you up at your hotel in Kullu to begin your half-day tour of heritage landmarks around Manali.
Visit Hadimba Temple, a cave temple built in the 1500s and dedicated to a character from the Indian epic Mahabharata. Admire the setting of the site, surrounded by trees at the foot of the Himalayas with a sanctuary constructed over a rock that juts out of the ground, worshiped as an image of the deity. Then continue to a Tibetan monastery to learn about Tibetan culture and traditions. You can see ancient Tibetan art and paintings that depict events from Lord Buddha's life. If you wish, you can purchase handicrafts that are sold to visitors.
Next, head to Vashisht Temple, a complex with a couple of temples standing opposite each other. One is dedicated to Lord Ram and the other to Sage Vashishta. It was once believed that the water here had medicinal values, based on the legend that when an arrow was shot into the ground, a hot-water spring gushed out.
Your next stop is a local restaurant for a traditional meal, after which your driver takes you back to your hotel, where your tour ends with drop-off.