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  • Manu Temple

    Manu Temple

    A famous and significant pilgrimage spot, the Manu Temple is the only temple in India for Lord Manu, the legendary sage who stayed in this area.

    The town of Manali derives its name from Lord Manu. Manali is believed to be the abode of Manu, the great sage ...

  • Tibetan Monasteries

    Tibetan Monasteries

    One of the most fascinating aspects of Manali is the fact that it has several colourful monasteries. These monasteries serve not only as a place of worship but also as guardians of the rich culture and history of the Tibetan people settled in Kullu and Manali.

    The two ...

  • Hadimba Temple

    Hadimba Temple

    The 15th-century Hadimba Temple was built to commemorate Hadimba Devi, from the Indian spiritual epic Mahabharata. What’s equally striking is the cedar forest that surrounds the temple, which adds to its earthy appeal. ...

  • Vashist Temple & Water Springs

    Vashist Temple & Water Springs

    Dedicated to the local deity and sage by the same name, Saint Vashist, the Vashist Temple on the banks of River Ravi is worth a stop. The temple showcases lovely wood carvings. The real attraction here is the therapeutic hot springs that are piped and cemented to make for a ...

  • Gauri Shankar Temple

    Gauri Shankar Temple

    Located in the village of Dashal, this temple is centuries-old. After exploring the temple, enjoy strolling by the lush apple orchard, or get down to the river stream for a chilly dip. ...

  • Monasteries


    When in Manali, visit the Buddhist monasteries that have been set up here by the Tibetans and other followers of Buddhism. The monasteries offer tranquil surroundings and are also an excellent place to witness the Buddhist culture. Popular monasteries include the Manali Gompa, Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa and the Himalayan Nyingamapa ...

  • Jagatsukh


    Located at a distance of 6 kilometres from Manali, Jagatsukh is the biggest rural community in the district of Kullu. Jagatsukh is famous for a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Devi Sharvati Temple that is located in close proximity. ...

  • Raghunath Temple

    Raghunath Temple

    "Perched atop a small hill, the old Raghunath Temple was constructed in the mid 17th century by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu. Famed for its grand Dussehra festival, the shrine is dedicated to Raghunath Ji. His idol was brought by the king from Tretnath Temple of Ayodhya. This idol is ...

  • Arjun Gufa

    Arjun Gufa

    Situated on the bank of the Beas River, Arjun Gufa is an interesting place to visit. Roughly 4 km away from the hill station of Manali, this beautiful natural attraction lies near Prini village. As per a popular belief, this cave is the place where Arjuna, the third eldest among ...

    Religious Nature
  • Beas Kund

    Beas Kund

    "The originating point of the holy Beas River, Beas Kund is considered to be the site where the great sage Vyas took his daily bath. The Kund, protected by an igloo-like stone structure, is considered sacred by the Hindus. The site's religious significance has attracted and continues to attract thousands ...

    Nature Religious
  • Bhrigu Lake

    Bhrigu Lake

    Bhrigu Lake, also known as 'Pool of the Gods', is a picturesque water body that attracts countless visitors every year. Situated at an altitude of about 4240 m from sea level, this lake is flanked by towering snow-covered mountains from all sides. There are many beliefs and legends associated with ...

    Lake and Waterfall Religious
  • Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa

    Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa

    "Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is one of Manali's finest attractions. Although small, the spiritual energy exuded from here is boundless. Built in 1960 by Tibetan refugees, this renowned Buddhist monastery attracts countless tourists from all corners of India. The monastery flaunts a majestic façade that is complemented with the pagoda-style yellow ...

  • Hadimba Devi Temple

    Hadimba Devi Temple

    "Hadimba Devi Temple, colloquially known as Dhoongri Temple, is an elegantly crafted 4-tier pagoda roofed structure, set amidst dense Deodar forests. This highly revered shrine is dedicated to Goddess Hidimba who was the wife of Bhima from the Indian epic, Mahabharata. A centre of religious, historical and archaeological interest, this ...

  • Manikaran Gurudwara

    Manikaran Gurudwara

    "Manikaran Gurudwara, located in the small town of Manikaran, is one of the most prominent places of worship for Sikhs. Also known as Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurudwara, this shrine was built at the site where Guru Nanak Dev Ji came with his disciple Bhai Mardana for the welfare ...

  • Manu Temple

    Manu Temple

    Around 3 km from the main bazaar of Old Manali, the ancient Manu Temple is a place worth visiting. Dedicated to Manu Rishi, the creator of the human race on earth, this religious edifice is visited and re-visited by countless devotees every year. Legends have it that Manu saved the ...

  • Jamula Temple

    Jamula Temple

    Jamula Temple, located in the scenic village of Malana, is an ancient temple dedicated to a sage called Jamula Rishi Devta. The temple holds great religious significance among people belonging to the Gaddi tribe. At present, it serves as a court for resolving disputes of the Malana village. It is ...