If we talk about hot springs, then the pilgrimage town of Manikaran is famous for it. Both Hindus and Sikhs are considered this town as sacred. In Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh Manikaran is located. Kullu and Manali’s tourists visit to Manikaran, due to pay obeisance at the Gurudwara and Hindu temples, and also to take a bath in its hot water springs. The hot springs are known for their curative powers. To wash away the sins many pilgrims take a dip in the holy water due to its curative qualities. There are various places to visit in Manikaran. Here we discuss top 10 places to visit in Manikaran.
1. Hot Springs of Manikaran
Rich in Uranium and radioactive substances this place is full of hot boiling water. With the auspicious water, it’s said to cure skin and other disorders of the human body. For both men and women, on the lower level, there are indoor and outdoor bathing pools while the upper level has an open pool. It is advisable to carry a pair of clothes if one needs to take a bath here.
2. The Kulant Pith
At Kulant Pith, the holy waters of Vishnukund may change your life. Kulant Pith is also a tourist place in Manikaran after the religious significance. It’s wonderful that the mountain on one side and the river on the other with a peaceful atmosphere. So, people and researchers are attracted to it.
3. Isolated village Malana
This ancient and isolated Indian village having strict tradition and own lifestyle and social structure and it is different from others. They maintain friendly behavior but they suggest to maintain distance and not to touch anything of the village. The villagers are demanding themselves that they are the descendants of Alexander the Great’s army. Take a guide while visiting Malana.
4. Kheer Ganga
In Parvati Valley, this small hamlet gets its name due to the foaming milk-colored water of the Parvati river. With blue skies and lush valleys, this is one of the best trekking sites in Himachal Pradesh. By attracting adventure enthusiasts the Kheer Ganga has become a hot tourist place in Manikaran today.
5. Chalal Trek
Chalal is very popular for the valley and local weeds. Also, you can get a multitude of Israeli cafes on the way. The main job of the local people is to cultivate weeds. Also, they can roll a joint like a professional. With wonderful views, its valley is very attractive.
6. Temple of Lord Shiva
Old local people say that gods from the heavens come down to worship Lord Shiva in this temple. The black stoned Shivalinga and the temple is very famous after the huge earthquake of 1905. In the earthquake, the temple did not fall but got tilted on one side and to date, it stands the same way.
7. Parvati Valley
Starting from Bhuntar, which also serves as the Gateway to this enchanting beauty. The Parvati Valley is famous for the myths of God Shiva. After a visit to this place, Lord Shiva decided to stay here by impressed with its beauty. Lately, it is also popular for the cultivation of marijuana for which hippies come here from around the world. It’s also popular for trekking from June to September.
On the Parvati river bank, this five-story Manikaran gurudwara was built in 1940. According to local people, in 1574 AD Guru Nanak Ji visited this place himself with his disciples. Manikaran Sahib is one of the most sacred places for Sikh people in Manikaran. For devotees, Gurudwara provides free stays also.
9. Mountain Harinder
On the banks of the river Parvati, the Harinder Mountain is a popular tourist place in Manikaran. You can get a very good view of the town from the mountain. It is very peaceful and a perfect place to get relaxes. From the top of shutterbugs, it also gives a variety of photo opportunities.
10. Temple of Lord Ramchandra
With religious and historic significance in Manikaran, this place is very popular for its pyramidical design temple. The temple has 40 rooms to accommodate and 3 large halls for devotees. With the idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita, this place is very beautiful during the celebrations of Ram Navami.
Like others, go for it once and enjoy some peaceful time. Who knows, maybe your life will change.