Bang in the middle of the Manali town lies a thick forest filled with tall Deodhar (Himalayan Cedar) trees that are over a hundred feet tall. Called the Van Vihar, it offers a nicely laid path of about 2kms long, linking the Old Manali with the busy Mall Road of the New Manali. All along the Van Vihar, the river Beas flows with a splash, surging through its rocky path. Zipline river crossings are offered by private providers at several points along the river. The park provides a serene environment, away from the hustle of the touristy Himalayan town of Manali.