Vashisht Village


13.9/5(34 Ratings)

Vashisht Village Overview

Ranked 28 of 50 sightseeing in Manali

Vashisht Village is situated on the banks of River Ravi. Natural springs and sandstone temples accentuate the beauty of the tiny locale. The springs of Vashisht are believed to possess medicinal properties. The waters of the hot brooks are believed to heal skin diseases. Separate bathing provisions for men and women have been arranged at the spring by the government.

Below the temple, two additional springs also flow. By about a ten-minute walk from the downtown from Manali, the Hot Bath Complex can be reached. Shrines dedicated to Lord Ram and his Kula guru, Vashisht, are other attractions of this hamlet.

Located at a distance of 6 km from Manali, the village is situated on a steep hill. Legend surrounding the hamlet states that Rishi Vashisht, distraught at having learnt that his children had all been killed by Vishwamitra, tried to kill himself by jumping in the river.

Unable to drown in the river, he was carried to Vashisht Village where he decided to start a new life. The river in which he tried to drown himself has been named as Vipasha, meaning freedom from bondage. This river gets shortened to form River Beas. The hot sulphur springs of the village are believed to have been created by Lakshman, the brother of Lord Ram.

The creation of the spring is associated with the belief that since Lakshman did not want the sage Vashisht to have to walk too far for a bath, he shot an arrow into the ground and the hot springs emerged.

In the vicinity of the springs lies a temple that contains a black stone image of the sage wearing a loincloth. In the Rama Temple of the village, there are idols of Ram, Sita and Lakshman. The Vaishnava cult used to practice their beliefs at the village previously.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
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Kedar Bhagwat

Kedar Bhagwat2.9/5

19 reviews

Can be skipped !!

This place dosent offer very good place even to worship. But for very serious religious travellers it will be good option. regular travellers might have seen such temples a lot. they can skip.

Shankar kanojia

Shankar kanojia4.3/5

5 reviews

Nice place to visit its a Holy Spring Hot Water

Vashisht Village is situated 2KM away from Mall Road on the way to Solang Valley, at the highest point a temple is located called as Vashisht temple here you will find Holy Spring Shower, this is a hot water and it is said that if you take bath into it you will never face any skin problem in future.When we visited the temple was closed due to some cleaning work. Rest you can visit its good place.



2 reviews

Must visit

the place was really very good for couple, to visit this place October and November is a good time to visit because you can see the snow in rothang pass.

Bhanu Bachchan

Bhanu Bachchan2.9/5

8 reviews

A totally average place

It is a temple so a place only for the religious people.If you are not a religious person then this place is not for you at all.there are a quite a few restaurants and eating joints outside the temple where you can have your breakfast and lunch and there are many shops to give you souveniers and dry fruits.

Ritu Garg

Ritu Garg5.0/5

2 reviews

Place to see hot water springs

People visit to this place specially to take a bath in hot water springs. Well maintained temple. surrounded by local market where you can have Maggie or sweet corn.

Manish bhatnagar

Manish bhatnagar4.6/5

50 reviews

Great place

2 Km's from main city is the place is very quite and calm. near to river Ravi is hot water spring and said that its got many properties to cure skin diseases. Indian tourist come here for visit the temple and for hot water spring and foreign tourist come here for cheap accommodation.

Venugopalan Balagopal

Venugopalan Balagopal2.9/5

10 reviews

Nice experience even though little compromise in the cleanliness

I was planed for a hot spring bath while planning for Manali trip, incidentally it happened in Vashisht kund itself. Prepared with a bath towel and set of dress, entered the temple and sideby hot water Spring. It was a nice experience even though little compromise in the clenliness. Water was so hot and slowly only adapt with the temperature and once you are fully immersed, you won't feel to come back. Before entering the pool, take a shower and proceed. Many taking shower after the hot spring bath, which is not advised medically. After the bath, visit the temple and complete the visit. Outside don't get into the trap of sparrow quilt venders. Overall if you like a hot spring bath, it will be a nice experience.

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Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta5.0/5

4 reviews

Great Temples

Nice Temples of Vashisht Rishi, Ram ji and Shivji. You can have food in Basho Restaurant where you have many types of foods and can also get homely food.

Himanshu jain

Himanshu jain0.4/5

7 reviews

Waste of time, dirty water and very small place to bath inside of this temple

There is nothing to do even here, very small temple as you can see in the pic, and also the hot water spring is nothing more than waste of time and money you give to cab to reach there. however one can spend some time in nearby shops to purchase some shawls and all as there are many shops outside this place.

Siddharth Ajmera

Siddharth Ajmera3.6/5

56 reviews

Great place to find cheap accommodation

This is where the Vashist Temple is situated. We(a group of 6) were able to rent a flat here for Rs. 1000 with 2 bedrooms. The place also has many restaurants that cater to all types of food, specially for foreign tourists. The village also has shops to buy local dresses and gifts as well.
  • Great place to find cheap accommodation
  • Great place to find cheap accommodation
  • Great place to find cheap accommodation

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