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Manikaran Sahib

important pilgrimage center for both Sikhs and Hindus
Manikaran Sahib


Manikaran Sahib, located in the Parvati valley on the banks of the Parvati river in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, is known as a pilgrimage center for both Sikhs and Hindus.

Hot springs, religious trends and beautiful surroundings attract many people. A good number of temples and gurudwara's make Manikaran Sahib the religious form of the place. 

The  gurudwara is believed to be sacred by Sikhs and Hindus, each having its own reasons behind its beliefs.

 According to Sikhs, Guru Nanak ji performed many miracles here and Hindus believe that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati lived here for about 1100 years.

Manikaran Sahib is a sacred place for both Hindus and Sikhs. It is located at an altitude of 1737 meters, 45 km from Kullu, in the state of Himachal. Manikaran means "precious gem". 

According to legend, Lord Shiva's wife Parvati lost her precious gem in a reservoir here. At the request of Mother Parvati, Lord Shiva asked her followers to find the gem but they failed in it. 

Then Lord Shiva opened his third eye in anger, causing a crack in the earth and the creation of precious gems and jewels.

Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara is the main attraction of Manikaran. It is believed that Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, came to this place with his 5 disciples. 

The hot water flowing in the gurudwara here is a main attraction for the people. Apart from this, travelers can also visit the Shiva temple. The special thing of which is that due to the earthquake in 1905, this temple bowed down a bit. 

The earthquake had a magnitude of 8 on the holiday scale.
Manikaran has many philosophical sites such as the Bhagavan Ramchandra Temple and the Kulanta Pith. 

Apart from this, the tourist place is also famous for places like Harinder hill, Parvati river, Shoja, Malana Village, and Khirganga.


Manikaran Sahib
Manikaran Sahib


Many places here are also famous for trekking. The best time to see Manikaran Sahib is between April and June. You can go here by air or road.

Bhuntar-Manikarna road is a single route, green and very beautiful. There are Tibetan settlements on the Serpele road. There is also a village called Shot on the same path, where many years ago a cloud burst and water changed the village into a drain.

Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara is also famous for its hot water glasses. 

Millions of nature-loving tourists from all over the country and abroad come here again and again, especially tourists who are troubled by diseases like skin diseases or arthritis, come here to get health pleasure.

 It is believed that a few days bath in sulfuric hot water available here cures these diseases. 

Boiling water glasses are the most astonishing and distinct attraction of Manikaran Sahib. 

Every year many youngsters take the thrilling experience of traveling to Manikaran only on scooters and motorcycles.

It is said that if you make tea of ​​this water, then by adding half the sugar from the tea of ​​the common water, it becomes twice as sweet.

There is enough space for a stay in the huge Kulenuma Bhawan of the gurudwara.

There are also small hotels and many private guest houses. Kasol is also a great option for a stay three kilometers in advance.

Some Uniques Tourist Places Near Manikaran Sahib

Manikaran Sahib is the main religious place located near Kullu, if you want to visit the major tourist places near to Manikaran, then please read the information below in which we are telling you about the major places near Manikaran Sahib.

Parvati Valley Trek

The Parvati Valley Trek is considered as one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayan region, perfect for adventure seekers. Enchanting scenery around you will mesmerize you with its beauty.

Parvati Valley
Parvati Valley


Parvati valley trek is long and quite astonishing but it is very spectacular. As the height increases, the surrounding dense forests, lush green grasslands, and rivers will fascinate you with its charm. Parvati valley trek is one of the most liked treks after Himalaya Pass trek.

Chandrakhani Pass

The distance from Manikaran Sahib to Chandrakhani is about 25 kilometers. The Chandrakhani Pass is one of the trek routes where tourists can go both in winter and summer.

Chandrakhani Pass
Chandrakhani Pass


 Located at 13,500 feet, the Chandrakhani Pass provides the perfect opportunity to explore the high trekking spot on the Himalayas.

Trekking at Chandrakhani Pass will introduce tourists to the remote, mountainous cultures of Himachal Pradesh. With the beauty of the Kullu valley and the height of the mountain peaks, this place makes the heart of every nature lover happy.


Tirthan Valley

The Tirthan valley is a good place to visit in Kullu. Those who are looking for peace can visit the Tirthan valley.

Tirthan Valley
Tirthan Valley


Flowing rivers, lush green valleys, and lakes Tirthan Valley is located in the buffer zone of the Great Himalayan National Park. The Teerthan Valley is abundant in adventure activities and is a paradise for nature lovers.

Tourists can enjoy trout fishing/rappelling/rock climbing here. The distance from Manikaran Sahib to the Tirthan valley is 83 kilometers.

Khirganga

Kheerganga has located about 22 km from the holy city of Manikaran Sahib which is a tourist destination famous for its hot springs and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains.

Khirganga
Khirganga


 The areas of Kheerganga are very special for trekking through dense forest, camping, nature walking and mountain climbing.

Tourists in Kheerganga can enjoy some landscape photography during their stay. It can be very special to experience the incredible view of sunset and trekking through lush green forests.

Harinder Mountain

Harinder Parvat is a popular tourist destination in Manikaran Sahib, situated on the banks of river Parvati, the view of the city from this mountain is very good.

This place is quite quiet and is an ideal place to relax. It is located 5 km from Manikaran Sahib.


Reach Manikaran Sahib by road

Manikaran Sahib is connected to Bhuntar via local buses. Bhuntar is connected to all the major nearby cities like Shimla, Pathankot, Chandigarh, and New Delhi via roads. Along with this, taxis are also easily available from all the surrounding areas.


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