Manu Temple Overview

Ranked 10 of 51 sightseeing in Manali

Manu Temple is believed to be the only temple of Manu in India, who is considered as the creator of the human race on earth. Located at a distance of 3 km from the main bazaar in Old Manali, the temple is believed to be the abode of Manu, the ancient law-giver of India.

Its close connection with the seventh incarnation of the sage is due to mythology that states his saving the Vedas and the seven sages from inundation during the great flood.

Folklore points to the fact that subsequent to the great flood, Manu landed at Manali and made the place his abode. Greasy pebbled sandstone trails mark the path that needs to be covered on foot to reach the temple.

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Manu temple in old Manali

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Manu Temple

Nitish Kumar
10th Jan 18

Old temple of woods

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Manu Temple

10th Jan 18

Manu Temple

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Manu Temple

25th Mar 17

Manu Temple

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Manu Temple

Harendra Barwar
25th Mar 17

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Vinayak mhapseker
30th Jan 17

Manu temple

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Manu Temple

Rahul kumar
28th Jan 17

Manu temple

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Rudraraj Trivedi
31st Dec 16

Manu temple - must visit temple in Manali

Manu temple - must visit temple in Manali  Video Review

Manu Temple

Mohit Jain
30th Dec 16

Very nice and good place

Very nice and good place  Video Review

Manu Temple

5th Jan 18

Very nice palace and good environment

Very nice palace and good environment  Video Review

Manu Temple

5th Jan 18

What travellers are saying about Manu Temple

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
8:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Moix Husain

Moix Husain3.6/5

27 reviews

Manu temple

Manu temple is one of the oldest temple in Manali. It is on walking distance from mall road. May be about 5km. My advice is you travel in Manali on foot. Because so that you can explore more. And parallel you will save money. Always have snaks and water with you. Manu temple would be a great place to see old architecture. And there culture.

Sagar Gant

Sagar Gant4.3/5

93 reviews

Old Manali temple of lord manu

The temple is in old Manali and on a steep mountain for youngsters go by walk because it would be a good trek to remember as old Manali is like kasol all bars and music. Manu temple is on top. As we reached late after sun down we could see the city lights from temple. A good trek and history of temple is mentioned on the walls.

Jitendra Tanwar

Jitendra Tanwar4.3/5

30 reviews

Oldest Ancient temple of Manali valley

Manu Temple is an ancient temple situated in old manali village. This Temple is surrounded with scenic beauty of Manali valley. Manu Temple was completely built with wood. Its located in old Manali in a congested road and at a height on Manali village which is situated 3km away from main bazaar. It is on the top of the hill.Let, the Temple is very Peaceful, ancient and soothing.
  • Oldest Ancient temple of Manali valley
  • Oldest Ancient temple of Manali valley
  • Oldest Ancient temple of Manali valley
  • Oldest Ancient temple of Manali valley

Shubham Gupta

Shubham Gupta4.3/5

28 reviews

World start from here

This is Manu temple. Manu story is defined in ved. Manu start his journey from here as written here. It is 3 Km away from Manali and beautiful place. This road goes to Solang Valley also. Some people trek from here to Solang Valley. Spend some time here because world start from here.
  • World start from here

Manish bhatnagar

Manish bhatnagar5.0/5

50 reviews

Holy Place

Temple is dedicated to Sage Manu, is the creator of the world and writer of Manusmriti. Temple is located at the Old Manali. A wooden structure with excellent carvings give amazing look to the temple. The place is one major tourist attraction and must visit place.

Adnan Rehman

Adnan Rehman3.9/5

4 reviews

The proud feeling

You take a walk to this. It is a little inclined but I guarantee you that the experience would be worth your tiredness. You will, if lucky, find a black street dog who is like a guy who pushes you to go up faster. He won't bite but he will make you think that he will.

Dileswari Sahu

Dileswari Sahu4.3/5

1 review

A lifelong memory

I had a Great experience just because of HolidayIQ. Enjoyed a lot at the pond, the architecture of the temple is old, but it's the best I have ever seen. The place is soo beautiful as it connects Himalayan to Manali. The market is amazing, it leads to Solang Valley, you should visit at least once and trust me, you will never regret!!

Raj R

Raj R3.2/5

3 reviews

Include if you have enough time at Manali

It is nice temple to visit and include if you have time at Manali, if you are on short trip I won't recommend this place to be included. However the way to reach the top is not easy try walking if you want to include trekking part of your journey.

Jagamohan Mohapatra

Jagamohan Mohapatra4.3/5

30 reviews

It's a very calm place

I was there during evening time and very few people were there. So for me it was a quiet and calm time. The view is really great from the temple also the internal architecture of the temple.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Good looking temple

This temple is made by stone slide, it is very good looking. There was very cold in this temple. This is very different style temple, it is so good and beautiful location.

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Manu Temple, Manali
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Manu Temple, Manali