Manikaran Himachal Pradesh

Manikaran is one of the most beautiful holy places in India. Manikaran Himachal Pradesh is situated at an altitude of 1760 m above sea level and is located 4 km ahead of Kasol and about 35 km from Kullu which is located in the Parvati Valley on river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar on the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India. The hot springs of this place are one of the most interesting parts in which the rice for the langar is cooked. 

However, there is no Sulphur in these springs. Bathing here is known as curing a variety of diseases. Different sections for men and women are made for bathing. It is an extraordinary place where you can see and feel the freezing water in the Parvati river and the boiling water from the hot springs side by side. 

The Raghunathji and Gurudwara Manikaran is a favorite pilgrimage center of Hindus and Sikhs. Hindus believe that Manu had created the first form of human life in Manikaran, after the legendary floods, therefore, it is a very sacred place for them. The Sikhs have a very famous Gurudwara here which was visited by their first Guru. It has many temples and a Gurdwara. 

Their gurudwara has a langar (kitchen) that offers free food. There are so many things to do in Manikaran for both pilgrims as well as adventure explorers. Manikaran Himachal Pradesh attracts a large number of visitors not only because of its reputation as a holy place but also because of its beautiful landscape as well as its famous hot spring.

Things to Do: 

  • Raghunath Mandir: Raghunath Mandir is an amazing Hindu Temple in Himachal Pradesh which is located around 45 km from Kullu town and around 3 km from Kasol.The other attractions of Manikaran are its setting, in the beautiful Parvati valley and its hot sulfur springs said to cure a variety of diseases and are still used by pilgrims to cook rice.

  • Naina Bhagwati Mandir: This temple is situated very near Manikaran Gurudwara which is known for its carved wood architecture & deities in scenic mountain surroundings. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Naina Bhagwati, divine energy that originated from Lord Shiva’s third eye.

  • Hot Water Spring: The springs at Manikaran that comes out to the surface with pressure are very hot. There is no sulfur or iron mixed in the water, but it is said to be radioactive. The water of these springs is too hot such that rice and vegetables can be cooked in it. The water of the spring is also supposed to have curative power against a variety of diseases.

  • Shiv Temple Manikaran: This prominent temple is popular for its hot water springs and is wonderfully picturesque. A highly worshiped temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, this place attracts a huge number of tourists and pilgrims every year. 

  • Manikaran Hot Water Pool: Manikaran Hot Water Pool is located in Barshaini, Kullu. This is a holy place where you can enjoy a holy Bath in the natural spring hot water. 

  • Temple Of Barshaini: Temple Of Barshaini is a very popular Hindu temple in Barshaini, Kullu. 

  • Gurudwara Sahib Manikaran: Gurudwara Manikaran  Sahib is located in the Parvati Valley on the banks of the Paravati River in district Kullu, 35 km from Bhuntar in Himachal Pradesh. It is known as an important pilgrimage center for both Sikhs and Hindus. Its hot water sources, religious trends, and beautiful environment attract tourists immensely. There are many temples here together. 

  • Choj Bridge: It’s a bridge to cross over the Parvati river and go to other beautiful campsites situated across the river. You can see the stunning view from the bridge. 

  • Kasol: Kasol is a small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati. Starting at the confluence of River Parvati and River Beas, the valley is famous for its pretty picture of coniferous forests and crystal clear mountain streams. Kasol is famous for its trekking tracks, which include treks to Kheerganga, Yanker Pass, Sar Pass, and Pin Parbati Pass.

  • Kasol Bridge: This is an old iron bridge connecting Chahal and Rasol village. It is an awesome and iconic place with a good mountain view alongside the Parvati River. You can also enjoy the sounds of nature and mesmerizing views. 

  • Chalal Trek Trail: As a trekking enthusiast, you would love every bit of your experience in Chalal Trek.Scenic hiking route along the Parvati River passing through local villages with cafes along the way. There are cafes on the way. Some will give you an amazing view, you can sit, relax and enjoy the moment.

  • Shani Mandir Kasol: A great place to visit and you can take awesome experiences with your friends or family. Nature loves must visit this place. 

  • Parvati Valley: Parvati Valley is situated in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Valley has a beautiful Parvati river flowing surrounded by a lush green jungle of pine and deodar trees. 

  • Kheer Ganga: Situated at an altitude of 10000 ft in the picturesque Paravati Valley, Kheerganga is popular for its hot water spring even during heavy snowfall, and bathing in it is an experience you will cherish. Kheerganga is a religious place with a hot water spring, a small temple of Lord Shiva, and a bathing tank. It makes an extraordinary combination for any trekker to bathe in hot spring water when everything is covered by snow.

  • Malana: Malana is an ancient village in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Malani’s (the inhabitants of Malana) admire their culture, customs, and religious beliefs. Malana has its lifestyle and social structure and people are strict in following their customs. This spot is also likely for all adventure lovers since the route to Malana is famous for trekking.

  • Rasol Pass: This is a beautiful trail located deep down the foothills of Parvati valley, with beautiful snow-covered mountains, and attractive lush green hills, a small village in Kasol, approximately 10,000 above sea level is Rasol.

  • Bijli Mahadev Temple: This temple is so beautiful and the air was so fresh and soothing. The environment will give you positive vibes. The surroundings and the vistas that one witnesses during the trek make it breathtakingly beautiful and refreshing rather than tiring. It is also a good place for tracking lovers. 

  • Kullu Valley: Kullu is a broad open valley formed by the Beas River between Manali and Larji nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas. This valley is famous for its beauty and its wonderful hills covered with Deodar and Pine Forest and sprawling Apple Orchards.

  • Kullu: Kullu is a district in Himachal Pradesh, India. Kullu is a cluster of beautiful valleys. Kullu’s beauty is loved by people visiting this wonderful place in Himachal Pradesh. 

  • Kulant Pith: Kulant Pith is a sacred place for the Hindus as well as the Sikhs. The place is fantastic and the view of the place is very scenic. It is amongst the most superior piths in India. 

  • Manali: Manali is located at a high altitude of 6,398 ft in the northern area of ​​Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for its deodar forests, oak trees, snow-capped mountains, beautiful hidden villages, thrilling adventure activities, beautiful snow points, and amazing landscapes. You can do many joyful activities in the valley or around it. 

  • Solang Valley: The location of this valley is very beautiful and adventurous. Solang valley is also known as the ‘Snow Valley,’ which is famous for hosting various winters adventure sports like paragliding, parachuting, mountaineering, and trekking.

  • Rohtang Pass: Rohtang Pass become a place for nature lovers and adventure seekers, who can experience adventure sports such as skating, paragliding, snow scooter, and many more. The drive to Rohtang Pass in Manali is considered India’s most glorious car drive.

  • Hiking 

  • Camping 

  • River Rafting 

  • Rappeling 

  • Healing Dip in Hot water Spring 

  • Nature walk 

  • Cycling 

  • Talk to local know about their culture

  • Kamay The Serenity Resort & Spa

  • Hotel Malabar Kasol 

  • Anand Vardhan Resort 

  • Club Mahindra White Meadows

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  • Regenta Inn by Riverside

  • Royal Castle

By Air

The Kullu-Manali Airport is the nearest one to Manikaran Himachal Pradesh and is located a mere 36 km from this town near Bhuntar Airport. The distance between the airport and Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh is around 34 km. Apart from this, you can also take a flight to Chandigarh airport at a distance of 113 km which is around 8 hours from Bhuntar depending on the route that is going to be traveled. Buses and taxis are easily available from Chandigarh to Bhuntar.

By Train

Manikaran does not have a railway station. The nearest major station is Pathankot Station which is at a distance of 300 km. From here you can easily take buses and taxis to reach Manikaran.

By Road

Manikaran is well connected to nearby towns and cities. You can take a state government bus service maintained by the State Transport (HRTC – Himachal Road Transport Corporation)or you can also take your privately owned buses from cities like Jaipur, Lucknow, Delhi, and many more. You can also hire a private cab or you can simply drive to this place in your private vehicle.

Places to visit

Distances from Manikaran Himachal Pradesh

Raghunath Mandir

300 mtr

Naina Bhagwati Mandir

350 mtr

Hot Water Spring

500 mtr

Shiv Temple Manikaran

600 mtr

Manikaran Hot Water Pool

750 mtr

Temple Of Barshaini

1.3 km

Gurudwara Sahib Manikaran

1.7 km

Choj bridge

3.8 km


5.2 km

Kasol Bridge

5.4 km

Chalal Trek Trail

5.5 km

Shani Mandir Kasol

8 km

Parvati Valley

17.5 km

Kheer Ganga

18 km


24.3 km

Rasol Pass

26 km

Bijli mahadev temple

40 km

Kullu Valley

45 km


44 km

Kulant Pith

71 km


81 km

Solang valley

94 km

Rohtang Pass

117 km


225 km


299 km


524 km

Best time to visit Manikaran Manali: 

Manikaran enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year so you can visit throughout the year and enjoy the beauty of this place. But the best time to plan a trip to Manikaran Himachal Pradesh is during the summer season starting from March till June. This is also quite ideal if you would like to indulge in various activities in the nearby hill stations during summertime including river rafting, paragliding, and mountain sports in Solang Valley.


From this article, we know that Manikaran is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in  Himachal Pradesh, India. It attracts a large number of tourists every year not only because of its reputation as a holy place but also because of its beautiful landscape as well as its famous hot spring. You can plan a trip for one to two days. Apart from this place, the next place is Tosh Village, which can be covered. You can also plan a trip for Manikaran and also you can make it a part of the Kull Manali trip or you can make an exclusive trip along with the Kasol trip. 

 If you want to enjoy the pleasant weather of Manikaran Himachal Pradesh. You must visit this beautiful holy place and do share your travel story with us.

F&Q’s Manikaran Manali

Manikaran is famous for its hot springs. Hot The hotings of this place are one of the most interesting parts in which the rice for the langar is cooked.
Hot springs is the most special thing in Manikaran. Tourists from all across the world come to take a dip in these waters. Bathing here is known to cure a variety of diseases.
The distance from Manali to Manikaran by Road is 79 km.
Manikaran receives snowfall during winter winters which start from December to February. You will find heavy crown crowds this season as it is the best place to experience heavy snowfall in the chilling winds.
This is in Gurudwara which is situated along Manikaran gurudwara, one can also take bath in hot spring water.
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