Located at the Northern end of the Kullu Valley in India Manali is situated at close proximity to the snow line of the Indian Himalayas. There are a number of interesting and picturesque locations in and around Manali and the village of Jagatsukha is one among them. Jagatsukha, like Manali, besides being a perfect honeymoon destination it is also a Hindu pilgrimage site. The heavenly character of the Indian Himalayas is an integral part of the Hindu religion and the village of Jagatsukha in Himachal Pradesh is no exception.

Jagatsukha was the former capital of Manali and is presently the biggest villages in Kullu district. But its main claim to fame is due to the presence of the Gaurishankar Temple. A product of long term excavation, the Gaurishankar Temple in the village of Jagatsukha is a small temple built in the 'Shikhara' style. This temple in Jagatsukha is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva and very near it is a small but very old Devi Sharvati Temple.

The journey towards the village of Jagatsukha is a memorable one. With the Manali Valley down below and the mighty mountains of Deo Tibba in the East, the path towards Jagatsukha indicates at the paradise that the destination is.

There are bus services that connect Manali with Delhi and the travel time is around 18 hours. One can hire taxis to reach Jagatsukha from Manali. One can also get down at the Ambala Cantonment Station and then take some connecting vehicle to Jagatsukha. The nearest Airport to the region is in Kullu which has regular flights from Delhi and Chandigarh.

Last Updated on 13 June 2011