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Manikaran

Manikaran – The Sacred Hot Springs of Spiritual Healing

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How to Reach Manikaran

To reach Manikaran, you can travel by air, train, or road, depending on your location

By Air

The nearest airport to Manikaran is Bhuntar Airport (KUU), which is about 32 kilometers away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Manikaran. The journey from the airport to Manikaran takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours

By Train

The closest major railway station to Manikaran is Joginder Nagar Railway Station, located about 146 kilometers away. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Manikaran. The travel time from Joginder Nagar to Manikaran is approximately 4 to 5 hours.

By Road

Manikaran is well-connected by road, and you can reach it from major cities in Himachal Pradesh and nearby states if your traveling from Delhi distance of Manikaran around 522 Kms and will take around 10 to 12 hrs

Delhi – Chandigarh – Kiratpur Sahib – Bilaspur – Mandi – Bhuntar – Manikaran

From Kullu distance of Manikaran around 45 kms takes travel time 90 mins

Best Time to Visit Manikaran

Summer (May to June)

Warm weather, with temperatures around 15°C to 30°C.

Perfect for exploring the natural hot springs and relaxing in their therapeutic waters.

Best time for family vacations and pilgrimage trips.

 

Spring (March to April)

Pleasant weather with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C.

Ideal for outdoor activities like trekking and sightseeing.

Beautiful blooming flowers add to the scenic charm.

Winter (December to February

Cold weather with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 15°C.

Ideal for snow lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Witness the beauty of snow-capped mountains and frozen landscapes

Best Places to Visit in Manikaran

Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara

This is a revered Sikh temple located on the banks of the Parvati River. It is famous for its hot springs and the Langar (community kitchen) that serves free meals to visitors. The Gurudwara’s peaceful atmosphere and stunning surroundings make it a must-visit spiritual destination.

Hot Springs

Manikaran is renowned for its natural hot springs, known for their therapeutic properties. These hot water geysers are believed to have healing effects for various ailments. Many visitors come to take a dip in the warm waters and experience its soothing effects.

Kulant Pith

This ancient Hindu pilgrimage site is associated with the legend of Lord Shiva and his consort, Parvati. It holds great religious significance and attracts devotees from far and wide.

Harinder Mountain

The picturesque Harinder Mountain offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscape. Visitors can enjoy trekking and hiking in the region while being surrounded by lush greenery and serene environment.

Parvati River

The Parvati River flows through the town, providing a scenic backdrop to the entire area. Visitors can enjoy riverside picnics, nature walks, and indulge in some peaceful moments along its banks.

Ram Temple

This ancient temple dedicated to Lord Rama is another popular religious site in Manikaran. The intricate architecture and religious ambiance make it worth a visit.

Chalal

Just a short distance away from Manikaran, Chalal is a quaint village known for its laid-back vibe and beautiful landscapes. Tourists can hike to Chalal from Manikaran and experience the local culture.

Activities and Adventures to Do in Manikaran

Explore exciting activities and adventures for all nature lovers and thrill-seekers in Manikaran

Hot Springs

The hot springs are a must-visit attraction in Manikaran. These natural, warm pools are perfect for relaxing and soothing your tired muscles after a day of exploration.

Trekking

Embark on thrilling treks that take you through lush forests, charming villages, and panoramic landscapes. The trails are suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike.

River Rafting

Feel the rush of adrenaline as you raft through the roaring Parvati River. The gushing waters and challenging rapids guarantee an exhilarating experience.

Camping

Spend a night under the stars in the lap of nature. Camping in Manikaran allows you to immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the mountains.

Sightseeing

Explore the serene temples, like the Gurudwara Sahib and Lord Ramchandra Temple, and appreciate the stunning architecture and cultural significance and  leisurely strolls along scenic trails, surrounded by pine forests, to experience the serenity of nature up close.

Angling

Fishing enthusiasts can indulge in angling along the riverbanks, trying to catch the famous trout fish that thrives in the cold waters.

Photography

With its breathtaking scenery, Manikaran provides a fantastic backdrop for photography. Capture the beauty of the Himalayas and the pristine surroundings.

Shopping

Manikaran’s markets offer a variety of local handicrafts, souvenirs, and traditional garments, making it a great place to shop for unique mementos.

Yoga and Meditation

Engage in yoga and meditation sessions amidst the tranquil environment, rejuvenating your mind and body.

Popular and Highly-Rated Accommodations in Manikaran

 

  • Riverside Retreat: A top-rated accommodation option in Manikaran, offering serene views of the river.
  • Himalayan View Lodge: Enjoy stunning Himalayan vistas and excellent service at this highly-rated lodge.
  • Hot Springs Inn: Stay in comfort and experience the natural hot springs nearby at this popular inn.
  • Mountain Bliss Resort: A sought-after resort in Manikaran, providing a blissful mountain escape.
  • Valley Vista Homestay: Experience warm hospitality and breathtaking valley views at this well-loved homestay.

 

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