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Weekend Getaway from Delhi to Manikaran

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Winter 5 to 14°C

 

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  • Pilgrim

A town located in theKullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran is an important religious site for both Hindu and Sikh community. One can see large number of pilgrims in this area at any time of the year. The main attraction of this place is its hot springs that are located in and around this place. It is believed that a holy dip in these hot springs can eliminate sins of the lifetime. Owing to its location close to Kullu and Manali, Manikaran makes for a popular excursion. Some of the major Hindu temples here are dedicated to Lord Rama, Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu. Contact our travel experts to get detailed information about the tour and to book customizable tour packages.

How to Reach Manikaran from Delhi

Attractions in Manikaran

Hot Springs

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Manikaran, the Hot Springs in the Parvati River contains natural Uranium and other radioactive elements that help cure ailments. This is the reason why these holy springs are considered holy and revered by tourists.

Kulant Pith

One of the holiest piths in Manikaran, Kulant Pith is considered as the most superior. There is a famous legend associated with Kulant Pith which says that Lord Shankara was immensely impressed by the place and stayed here for quite some time. Out of all kunds, Vishnu Kund is considered as the most pure. There is a popular belief that eating food that is cooked in the boiled water of this pith can take one to the Vaikunth Lok.

Lord Ramchandra Temple

One of the most visited Pilgrim sites in Manikaran; the Lord Ramchandra Temple is dedicated to Lord Ram, the 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There is an interesting legend relating to this temple. Legend has it that Lord Ram brought this temple from Ayodhya and installed it in Raka Kullu. Standing next to Lord Ram’s idol is the idol of goddess Sita, which offers a wonderful sight to behold. 

Lord Shiva Temple

A well-known pilgrim destination in Manikaran, Lord Shiva Temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. The temple got off-center during the earthquake in 1905.  The significance of this temple is also judged from the fact that deities of Kullu pay regular visit to this place on specific dates.

Manikaran Gurudwara

Also known as Manikaran Sahib, Manikaran Gurudwara is the most popular pilgrim spot in Manikaran. A holy Sikh pilgrimage, it has been mentioned in the ‘Twelfth Guru Khalsa’ by Giani Gian Singh. As per popular beliefs of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev Ji along with his 5 disciples visited this place after giving sermons in Kullu, Mandi and Bijili Mahadev. 

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