Manikaran Gurudwara


14.3/5(141 Ratings)

Manikaran Gurudwara Overview

Ranked 3 of 50 sightseeing in Manali

Located in the Parvathi Valley, along the banks of the Parvathi River is the Manikaran.  A small town, Manikaran has developed into being a prime tourist attraction with its incredible natural hot springs and religious pilgrim centres. There has also been the setting up of an experimental geothermal energy plant in the region.

At an altitude of 1760 m, the surrounding landscape is as incredible and beautiful as the legends and beliefs rooted in the Hindu and Sikh faith that attract tourists and pilgrims from all corners of the world.

The Gurudwara – a place of worship for the Sikh faith – in itself is a major attraction on account of the peaceful bathing afforded by the natural hot pond. The natural geothermal boiling water mixed with the cooler water from River Parvathi brings up hazy clouds of smoke that are both beautiful and relaxing. The flavourful and authentic food provided at the Gurudwara also adds its charm to the whole experience.   

In addition, this region is also home to a number of temples in worship of the Hindu gods Rama, Vishnu and Krishna. This greatly spiritual and peaceful location gives travellers and tourists a chance to reconnect with themselves in the nestling corners of the deep valley – an experience one will never regret.

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  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Review and Ratings

Pranav Ambaselkar5.0/5

6 reviews

Amazing place

A little away from the kullu-manali route.. but worth visiting. The road to kasol-manikaran is beautiful. Parvati River valley, pine & cedar trees and snow capped peaks.. it's magical. We even got to eat some sweet ripe plums after picking them from a roadside tree.. Manikaran gurudwara and shiv mandir are located on a geothermal spring. There's a langar at the gurudwara.. fantastic experience eating there. The hot water gushing from the earth is the main attraction. There are many geothermal hoy springs along the himalayan range, since Himalayas were formed due to collision of Indian and Eurasian geological plates. There's friction underground which is generating heat. Places where an underground water reservoir is located close to the geothermal hear source, the water heats up and moves to the surface through cracks. Traffic is an issue everywhere during peak season. All roads are narrow. You can not do anything. Just stay cool and tell your vehicle driver to continue in the left line and avoid breaking the line to go in front. Rude Local drivers often break the line leading to more jams..

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Swathi Iyer5.0/5

3 reviews

Peace of mind

It was a different experience going there the weather outside the Gurudwara was so chilly and inside it was vice versa. We missed the langarh was running late. But the atmosphere was very peaceful. We can take bath in the shrines divided for males and females and enjoy hot water bath..

Manisha Agnihotri5.0/5

4 reviews

Natural hot water bed

Main attraction is a shiva temple with natural hot water. Gurudwara makes enter prasad using this natural source. Gurudwara has hot caves which give a great heat massage to tired body. The legend of Manikaran states that while roaming around, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, once chanced upon a place that was surrounded by mountains and was lush green. Enamoured by the beauty of the place, they decided to spend some time there. It is believed that they actually spent eleven hundred years here.

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Sagar Gant5.0/5

94 reviews

Gurudwara with magical spring waters

Manikaran Gurudwara is located near Kasol , it's around d 3 km from Kasol, we went by walk from Kasol to Manikaran Gurudwara. The place is full of spiritual and mystical spring waters. The Parvati river is flowing beside the Gurudwara and the water is clear and cold. But there are total hot springs which emerge near the Gurudwara and this hot water is entrirely used for preparing the langar for 1000 s of devotees. The place is very popular among the tourists and there are hot water pools called as kund in which people take dips before entering the holy place. The place is beautiful and it takes easily 1 hr to visit temple and have langar in the Gurudwara. People are also very joyful coming on bikes from all over Punjab.

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Varun Batra4.3/5

1 review

Manikaran-the place for soul development

Manikaran, just about 8-10KM far from kasol. It has natural water springs where we can take bath. There is a prashad of raw rice and u have to put that in water and that rice boils in just 15-20 minutes. Route to manikaran is little bit risky, it just gives a adrenaline rush. Good place for Bikers. Perfect time for visiting the manikaran will be from may-september as then there is less chances of landslides. The offerings i.e. 'langar' taste is delicious in gurudwara. It gives a piece to soul. Near manikaran, there is kasol too. In kasol, nightlife is amazing and good for trekking. Sightseeing while travelling to manikaran is awesome. Big mountains captured with snow. Avoid travelling to manikaran during any festive season, if you don't ant to struck in traffic jam.

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Charusheela Shukla5.0/5

9 reviews

Very Popular religious place among Sikhs

Manikaran Saheb is a very popular religious place of Sikh community !!! One must visit this place to observe miracle of Nature , as there is cold River beside which hot water source which can boil Tea also and cook food also, very much well managed and disciplined holi place !!!

Kunjan ,.3.6/5

15 reviews

Must visit

just a gurudwara on banks of parwati river but the drive along the broken unwinding narrow road is great great trip if you want to go in for the views along the banks of parwati river 80 kms drive from manali start early reach by noon have langar drive back by evening or stay overnight at the gurudwara on the banks of gushing parwati river explore kasol 4 kms downhill


7 reviews

A religious place for sikh community

manikaran is a religious place for sikh community and also has a historical importance we reached manikaran in evening around 5.30 PM room facility available manikaran also famous for hot water spring.


2 reviews

Worth visiting

Sulphur everywhere!! Soak yourself in the pristine environment rocking this place. Hot water springs, hot cave, ready to cook hot water , spirituality of gurudwara and Shiva temple, all soaked in one place. A must visit for anyone venturing in this area. Do trace the origin of the springs, near the temple when u visit. Do some 'seva' in the langar too!!!

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

298 reviews

Holy place for every human

This place is having pictures of every religion and gurugranth sahib ji is also kept here for the prayer, this manikaran gurudwara is a unique identity of humans who pray here jointely, hot spring water is special here.