Manikaran is a renowned holy site in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is perfectly placed between the Vyaas and Parvati Rivers at a height of 1760 m.
Kullu is located at 45 km from Manikaran. The place is a significant spiritual spot for both Hindus and Sikhs.
Religious people visit Manikaran from different parts of the world. The hot springs in this place are very popular among both locals and tourists. Taking a dip in the hot springs is said to remove sins.
Plenty of temples, religious structures,and historical monuments can be seen in Manikaran. Most of the temples in Manikaran are dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama, and Lord Krishna. It is the base point for several trekking trails,especially to Malana.
Weather in Manikaran
Manikaran has semi-tropical climate just like most of the Himachal Pradesh. Summer is pleasant while winter is colder.
Manikaran mostly has a dry climate throughout the year. October to March are the best time to visit Manikaran due to its warm climate.
How to Reach Manikaran
There is no airport or railway station at Manikaran. One has to reach Kullu airport if travelling by air. The airport is located 43 km away from Manikaran. The nearest railway station,
Anandpur Sahib is a bit far from Manikaran which is located 225 km away. Travelling by road is the best mode of transport in Manikaran. Several state buses and luxury private buses are available from major cities of India to Manikaran.
Attractions in Manikaran
The attractions in Manikaran include Lord Ramchandra Temple, Temple of Lord Shiva, Sri Guru Nanak, Dev Ji Gurudwara, Hot Springs, Harinder Mountain & Parvati River, Kulant Pith and so on.
Hot Springs is one of the popular attraction in Manikaran. The hot springs include natural Uranium and radioactive elements which have medicinal properties. Due to its miraculous healing power, hot springs are considered sacred by the visitors.
Kulant Pith is the holiest piths in Manikaran. Lord Shankara had made his divine presence and stayed here. There are many kunds in the pith but Vishnu Kundis considered the purest. Food prepared here in the boiled water of the pith is said to be sacred. It is believed that if you consume it, you can go straight to VaikunthLok after your death.
The site is also called as Manikaran Sahib. It is one of the famous Sikh pilgrim spots in Manikaran. The place is mentioned in the ‘Twelfth Guru Khalsa’ by GianiGian Singh. It is believed that Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited this holy site after addressing Kullu, Mandi,and BijiliMahadev.
Lord Ramchandra Temple
Lord Ramchandra Temple is devoted to God Rama who is the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu. There is a myth that Lord Rama transported this temple from AyodhyatoRakaKullu. There is a beautiful idol of goddess Sita along with Lord Rama in the temple.
Visit the holy places of Manikaran and enjoy a religious tour in Himachal Pradesh!!