Manikaran Tourism Himachal Pradesh

Manikaran is a beautiful small town which is located in Parvati valley in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at a distance of 45 km from kullu with at an elevation of 1737 mts above the sea level. This is a religious town which is lies on the bank of River Ravi. Manikarn is surrounding by the Harinder Mountain on the northern side and on the south side is Parvati River increase the charm of the place. Manikarn is popularly known as an important pilgrimage side for Hindu and Sikhs. The hot water spring, nature beauty and charming surrounding attract thousand of the devotees from all around the country.
Temples and Gurudwara Manikarn Sahib is the religious places at Manikar. The temple has a great story and believed that it is a sacred place of Sikhs and Hindus each having their own reasons to believe. According to Sikhs community Guru Nanak Dev ji performed here lot of miracles and Hindus believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvari stay at Manikaran around 1100 years. The Place got its name to a jewel and according to the legend the precious jewel of Goddess Parvati is fall into the water body in this region, then Goddess Parvati asked Lord Shiva to look for it and he ask his attendant to hunt for it. They unable to find the jewel then lord Shiva flew into rage and opened his third eye. As result the earth caused disturbed which created precious stones and Jewels.
According to the Sikhs community the Gurudwara at Manikarn is one of the holiest places of Sikhs. According to the “Twarikh Guru Khalsa” or Janam Sakhi by Giani Gian Singh, Guru Nanak Dev visited this place with their followers. The Kulant pith is a holy place for all pilgrimage and devotees. The hot water spring is the major attraction of the place. Lot of devotees Hindu and Sikhs are both visited Manikarn and take a dip in the hot water and the water have uranium and other mineral properties. The Nature beauty and religious importance for both Hindus and Sikhs make Manikaran a must visited place. It is a perfect place for Pilgrims and Nature lovers. One can enjoy the nearest Places like Kullu, Manli, Kasol and other Parts of the Parvti valley.


Best time to visit:

Summer: Summer begins from April to till June is the best time to visit Manikaran. During the summer the temperature is pleasant in between 6 to 15 degree Celsius.
Winter: During the winters the temperature goes down to zero level and the place gets really cold with lot of snow of snowfall. October to till March is the winter time at Manikaran.
Monsoon: Monsoon starts from July to till September which makes the destination beautiful.


Places to visit in Manikaran:

Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara: This Gurudwara maintained in the “Twelfth Guru Khalsa” by Giani Gian Singh who makes it a worship Place. It is a great place for worship among Sikhs. It also believed that Guru Nanak visited here with their five followers.

Hot Water Spring: Manikaran is famous for its hot water, devotees from all around the world come here to take a dip in the water which has power to heal diseases as well as cure muscle pain. The water is so hot that one can cook rice here.

Lord Shiva Temple: This temple is a religious temple and one of the major tourist attractions. It is a highly revered temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that this is the place where Lord Shiva stayed here with his wife Goddess Parvati around 1100 years. This temple has great importance among hindu mythology. It also believed that the kullu vally devtas visit here.

Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara: This Gurudwara maintained in the “Twelfth Guru Khalsa” by Giani Gian Singh who makes it a worship Place. It is a great place for worship among Sikhs. It also believed that Guru Nanak visited here with their five followers.

Kulant Pith: It is believed that Kulant Pith is one of the most sacred and superior of all Pith in India. It is believed that Lord Shiva stayed here. Vishnu Kund is the purest of all the kunds and a dip in this kund wash your all sins. It also believed that food boiled in the water can take one to Vishnu Lok.

Harinder Mountain: Manikaran is surrounding by the snow capped “Harinder Mountain” in the north side.

Ramachandr Temple: Ramchandr Temple is one of the most religious temple dedicted to Lord Shiva. It is built in 17th century by the Raja Jagat Singh. It is believed that Lord Ramachandra stay here with his wife and brother. This temple is also famous for its glorious idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. Ramachandra temple is situated in the center of the city having 3 halls and 40 rooms.

Parvati River: Manikaran is situated on the right bank of Parvati River. The river flow through the town which increase the beauty of the place.sh your all sins. It also believed that food boiled in the water can take one to Vishnu Lok.


Excursion near Manikaran:

Kullu: Kullu is a beautiful hill station and sister town of Manali. Kullu has amazing landscape and hub of Adventurous activities like trekking, river rafting, mountaineering etc and home of various temples and shrines. Raghunath Temple and Bijili Mahadev Temple are both of most religious shrines located in Kullu. Kullu is also used as a base camp town to reach Manikaran, Rohtang Pass, Malana and Bhunter.

Manali: One of the most popular tourist attractions of Himachal Pradesh. Manali is a charming hill station which is known as the Capital of Honeymooner. The scenic beauty, charming views of surrounding, snow capped Himalayan peaks, green meadows, beautiful landscape, and lot of Adventure activities make the destination more attractive and popular among the tourists and Adventure lovers.

Kasol: Kasol is a small village of Himachal Pradesh situated on the bank of river Ravi. It is popular hub for trekkers and nature lovers. It is situated in between Bhuntar and Manikaran.


Best time to visit Manikaran:

By Air: Kullu–Manali is the nearest Airport located in Bhuntar which is situated at a distance of 35 km from Manikaran. Outside the Railway station buses and taxies are easily available to reach.
By Train: Pathankot is the nearest Railway station in Punjab situated at a distance of 300 km from Manikaran which takes around 8 hours to reach. The best way to reach book a taxi from Pathankot to Bhuntar and then taking a local bus.
By Road: Manikaran is well connected to Bhuntar and other major destinations of Himachal Pradesh. Bhuntar is well connected with good buses from all nearby destinations. Taxies and Buses are easily available to all major cities.

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