Manikaran Tourism

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Hot springs with Shiva & Parvathi temple

Hot springs with Shiva & Parvathi temple  Video Review
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Hot Springs

Mahadev Hiremath
13th Jul 17

Hot springs in Manikaran

Hot springs in Manikaran  Video Review
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Hot Springs

Suvo Saha
6th Nov 17

Manikaran Gurudwara-good place

Manikaran Gurudwara-good place  Video Review
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Hot Springs

Jatin Joshi
6th Jul 17

Superb Hot Springs

Superb Hot Springs  Video Review
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Hot Springs

Fenil Visaria
20th Jan 18

Sulphur springs !!!

Sulphur springs !!!  Video Review
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Hot Springs

Abhishek1110
28th Dec 17

Hot water springs

Hot water springs  Video Review
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Hot Springs

Riddhi modi
27th Dec 17

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Reasons to go to Manikaran

1The slopes of Parvati valley in Manikaran
The slopes of Parvati valley in Manikaran

Manikaran is known for the famous Gurudwara and the Parvati river, creating the parvati valley. The hot spring here is considered sacred by Sikh devotees and is believed to have medicinal powers too! 

HolidayIQ reviewer Prachi says, “Renowned for its pilgrimage centers, the sacred town of hot water spring 'Manikaran' is perched on the right bank of the roaring river 'Parvati' at an altitude of 1700 m, in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. We were greeted by what we thought were dense, really dense, clouds making visibility quite vulnerable until we realized these were vapours rising high from the hot water spring. We were mesmerized.”

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2To cook rice in the hot springs that are believed to relieve skin rashes
To cook rice in the hot springs that are believed to relieve skin rashes

HolidayIQ Reviewer Debayan Bhowmik shares, “An ideal mixture of belief and spiritualism The moment you enter the premises of the Gurudwara surrounding the hot spring, an unknown sense of spirituality will engulf you, whatever may be your religion. The belief with which people come here is amazing to look at and feel. It is believed that bathing in the water of the spring can cure any kind of skin rashes and also steamed rice (cooked in the water of the hot spring) is served as the prasad in the Gurudwara, which is purely delicious. In one word, I, rather we were stunned at the hospitality and calmness of the place in the midst of the beautiful town of Manikaran.”

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3Pin Parvati Pass Trek
Pin Parvati Pass Trek

The trek over Pin Parvati Pass is one of the most challenging and adventurous trek that requires lot of physical stamina and mental strength. Ascent to more than 4800 metres, difficult gradient, a steep incline, rough terrain, snow and glaciers and ill-defined trails, are some of the challenges that trekkers confront.

Gurmeet Singh talks about his great experience at Royal Palace hotel. He shares: Hotel Royal Palace Manikaran is an excellent place for holiday stay. Family suite of the hotel is very spacious and luxurious. Ambience is great. Flowing Parvati river adjacent to hotel location is a gift for peace lovers. Overall, experience was great. A must visit place.

Tip: The most serene part of the trek begins when you trek to Mantalai lake, the path is through flower speckled grasslands and some unique rock bridges.

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4Tosh, Himachal Pradesh
Tosh, Himachal Pradesh

HolidayIQ Traveller Rituparna Sen says, “Tosh is a 10-km trek or road route from Manikaran. It is a secret weekend getaway from Delhi but thronged by Israelis and foreigners. It is a perfect place to travel alone. To describe the place it is mountains, snow and greenery with wooden cottages, and warmth of the villagers of Tosh." HolidayIQ Traveller Vivek Agarwal adds, “It is on the top of a hill and also surrounded by higher hills covered with snow, staring at which makes you feel like you are in heaven.”

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5A Village Connected To The Rest Of The World Through A Wooden Bridge - Tosh
A Village Connected To The Rest Of The World Through A Wooden Bridge - Tosh

HolidayIQ Traveller Rituparna Sen says, “Tosh is a 10-km trek or road route from Manikaran. It is a secret weekend getaway from Delhi but thronged by Israelis and foreigners. It is a perfect place to travel alone and get disconnected from the world. To describe the place it is mountains, snow and greenery with wooden cottages, and warmth of the villagers of Tosh." HolidayIQ Traveller Vivek Agarwal adds, “It is on the top of a hill and also surrounded by higher hills covered with snow, staring at which makes you feel like you are in heaven.”

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Reviews (27)

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh4.3/5

581 reviews

Holy destination for Hindu and Sikhs

This is a twenty minutes stroll for Karol. Although a local taxi can take you to Manikaran. However a trek to this place is amazing. It is popular for hot springs and the gurduwara. It attracts pilgrims from all over the country. A Bath in the hot geyser in the cold weather is believed to cure all ailments from the body.

Manisha Agnihotri

Manisha Agnihotri4.6/5

4 reviews

Natural hot water bed

Wonderful way to experience natural wonder of god.
Shiva temple has a natural hot water bed where in prasada for Gurudwara is cooked naturally.
The water is still hot and is considered extremely auspicious.
Unique and lifetime experience to see mix of cold water from Beas river and natural hot water.

Recommended Duration in Manikaran

Number of days to spend in Manikaran as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

33.3%

3 days

66.7%

Manikaran Overview

Manikaran is a small town situated some 45 km from Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. Towards the northern side of Manikaran, there is the Harinder Mountain and on the south is the Parvati River. The place is very important and holy for both Sikhs and Hindus due to the gurudwaras and temples that dot Manikaran.

Manikaran or ‘Jewel of the Ear’ is often associated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and according to an epic story, a precious jewel of Goddess Parvati got swept away in the waters and Lord Shiva asked his attendants to find the jewel. When the jewel could not be found, that enraged Lord Shiva and his third eye opened that resulted in earthly turmoil in the waters, from where many precious stones came out. It is from this story that the place got its name.

One of the major attractions of the region is the temple of Lord Ramchandra. According to the local priests of the village, the idol of Lord Ramchandra was brought from Ayodhya and was erected by the Raja of Kulu. An idol of Lakshman was also there which is now missing. The idol of Goddess Sita is there on the left hand side of Lord Ramchandra. The history of the temple is engraved on one of the walls.

Other attractions include the Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurudwara and the temple of Lord Shiva. The gurudwara at Manikaran is considered one of the holiest by Sikhs. According to the 'Twarikh Guru Khalsa' or Janam Sakhi by Giani Gian Singh, Guru Nanak Dev visited this place with followers or five ‘Piaras.’ The Kulant Pith, a holy place for pilgrimage is perhaps the most esteemed of all Sikh ‘Piths’ in the country.

The hot springs of Manikaran also attract a lot of tourists who come here to drink water or take a bath because there is a popular belief that, drinking water of this place will help people in attaining Moksha. The hot springs of Manikaran have uranium and other radioactive minerals which have curative properties.

The closest airport to Manikaran is located in a town called Bhuntur, which is around 30 minutes away. Taxis can be availed from the airport to reach Manikaran. The nearest railhead is Pathankot Railway Station, at a distance of 150 km.

Photos of Manikaran

Temple of Lord Shiva, Manikaran

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Kapil Chandra

Visitours in the temple
Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh

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Bhavesh Patel

Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh
Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh

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Bhavesh Patel

Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh
Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh

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Bhavesh Patel

Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh

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