Manikaran Gurudwara, Manali

Manikaran Gurudwara

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About Manikaran Gurudwara

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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.

What travellers are saying about Manikaran Gurudwara

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  • Good 17
  • Average 5
  • Below Average 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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1 Video Reviews for Manikaran Gurudwara

Madhu Maddy

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  • Madhu Maddy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 413 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  238 helpful votes
  •  14336 readers
  • Posted 2 months ago
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Pranav Ambaselkar

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  • Pranav Ambaselkar
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  766 readers

"Amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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 which is generating heat. Places where an 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 Iyer

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  • Swathi Iyer
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  156 readers

"Peace of mind"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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 ..
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Manisha Agnihotri

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  • Manisha Agnihotri
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1949 readers

"Natural hot water bed"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 13, 2017
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.
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Sagar Gant

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  • Sagar Gant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 73 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  49 helpful votes
  •  29051 readers

"Gurudwara with magical spring waters"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2017
Manikaran Gurudwara is located near Kasol, it's around the 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 entirely 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 Batra

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  • Varun Batra
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  5190 readers

"Manikaran-the place for soul development"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2016
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 you 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 Shukla

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  • Charusheela Shukla
  • 7 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  10758 readers

"Very Popular religious place among Sikhs"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 30, 2016
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!!!
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Kunjan ,.

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  • Kunjan ,.
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 15 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  6507 readers

"Must visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2016
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 km 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 km downhill.
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  • Rajesh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  8644 readers

"A religious place for sikh community"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2016
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 was available. Manikaran also famous for hot water spring.
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  • Navneet
  • Lives in Haridwar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3510 readers

"Worth visiting"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 22, 2016
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!!!
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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 296 Reviews
  •  310 helpful votes
  •  121222 readers

"Holy place for every human"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 17, 2016
This place is having pictures of every religion and guru granth sahib ji is also kept here for the prayer, this manikaran gurudwara is a unique identity of humans who pray here jointly, hot spring water is special here.
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