One of the most delightful places to see around Manali is the region of Manikaran that is situated at a distance of 45 kilometers from Kullu and 3 kilometers from the region of Kasol. The region is mostly visited by the pilgrims who arrive in large numbers to offer prayers in the temples and the Gurudwara situated in Manikaran near Manali.

The region of Manikaran is situated at an elevated altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. The region is marked by the presence of a number of hot springs. The waters of these hot springs are sacred to the local people and the large number of tourists who arrive to wade through the waters or take a holy dip in the hot springs. The region is also mythologically important to the Hindus who believe that the consort of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, lost her earrings in this region which resulted in the eruption of the hot springs on the banks of the River Parvati that runs down the region.

The Shivaji Temple, the Ramchandra Temple and the Gurudwara are situated at Manikaran and have provisions to provide accommodation to the visiting tourists. Accommodation is also available in the HPTDC Hotel in Manikaran.

The spectacular natural beauty of the region of Manikaran entices the tourists to frequently visit the region. Manikaran lies at a short distance from Manali and Kulu and is easily accessible by roads. Private cars and jeeps regular ply in these roads commuting tourists from Manali to Manikaran

Last Updated on 14 June 2011