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Hot Springs at Manikaran

When in Kullu, visiting the hot springs in Manikaran is one of the must-do activities, it lets you have a spiritual experience and as well gain remedial benefits from the hot water springs. The Manikaran hot springs are located around 45 km away from Kullu. The hot water springs contain sulfur, and are believed to have remedial benefits if taken a dip in these hot water springs. It is believed to have therapeutic properties like improving skin diseases, getting rid of joint pains and muscular aches. If not for the remedial benefits, bathing in this hot water spring offers a rejuvenating experience, letting visitors have a refreshing and soothing experience. Don’t worry the water available is from lukewarm to boiling hot. You can take a dip in the lukewarm water. Manikaran hot water springs are located within the complex of the Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara and an ancient Shiv temple. It is a pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Sikhs. The Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara provides langar which is a community kitchen to offer free meals to the visitors, this meal is cooked in the water taken from the hot water spring. The Shiv temple is belived to be the place where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati meditated here for more than thousands of years. Also, the environment around Manikaran is breathtaking, it is surrounded by the majestic snow covred mountain ranges, the dense forest, the Parvati River flowing beside Manikaran hot water spring complex, the green valleys, and the quaint villages.
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Best Time to Visit Manikaran

The best time to visit the hot water springs in Manikaran is during the months from March to June when the weather conditions are favorable. Other best months are from September to October. Avoid traveling in the monsoon season due to heavy rainfall, landslides, etc.

How to Reach Manikaran Near Kullu?

To reach Manikaran from Kullu, first take a flight from Delhi to Bhuntar Airport, which is around 10 km away from Kullu. From here take a taxi or bus to Manikaran. Otherwise if planning to come by bus, take a bus from Delhi or Chandigarh till Manali, from here take a bus or taxi till Kullu, and then from Kullu take a taxi or bus to Manikaran.

Things to Do in Kullu


As Kullu is blessed with beautiful mountain ranges, and green valleys and charming river flowing , there are endless fun and exciting things that you can enjoy doing here.

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