Named after the holy Sage Manu, the Manu temple in Manali is one of the prime attractions among religious sites of Manali. As per Hindu mythology, Sage Manu, the divine creator of the human race, dwelt and meditated in Manali. Considering a belief like this, Manu temple was built right at his meditative spot. Owing to such tales, the temple holds a great amount of significance for the pilgrims.
Situated around 3 km from the heart of Manali, the temple is situated on the banks of the river Beas. Although the temple is located in the congested part of the hill station, it is in proximity to the river, which makes visit to the Manu temple a pleasant one for the tourists and pilgrims.