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  • The town of Manikaran lies in the state of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 1760m. With many places to visit in Manikaran of historical, religious and tourist significance, this land is a pleasure to visit in every form. Being a land of famed Gurudwara engulfed in hills, Manikaran has a mythological attachment with history of being visited by both Lord Shiva and  Guru Nanakji, which makes it an auspicious place for people from both Hindu and Sikh religion.

    There are many tourist places in Manikaran that include beautiful temples, trekking trails of Khe
    er Ganga and Parvati valley, hill towns nearby to name a few, but the most popular attraction are the hot water springs. Here, the steam continuously rises from beneath the earth’s surface releasing hot water from underground, believed to have curative powers for which large number of people visit the town of Manikaran. Having an ideal time of visit in April to June, Manikaran welcomes all with plethora of places to check out this vacation.

    Here are the best places to visit in Manikaran:

  • 01Manikaran Hot Springs

    Manikaran Hot Springs

    This place to visit in Manikaran is a natural geological marvel, full of hot boiling water that is rich in Uranium and radioactive substances. The water within is considered auspicious and said to have healing properties for the human body that can cure skin and other disorders. There are folklores attached to the spring that hail their origin from Hindu and Sikh religions.

    Usually, water of the spring is hot enough to boil rice and other food and it has to be cooled with the water of the river Parvati for bathing purposes.There are indoor and outdoor bathing pools for both men and women on the lower level while the upper level has an open pool. It is advisable to carry a pair of clothes if one needs to take a bath here.

    Timings-
    7am to 10pm

    Entry fee-
    There is no entry fees for the visitors.

    Location-  
    the spring is located near Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib.

    Distance from Kullu bus stand-
    45Kms

  • 02Malana

    Malana

    The remote town of  Malana is perched 20km north of Jari on a hillside. This town has been the most isolated town in the region and still, the town folks strangely prefer to avoid the outside world. The residents of this town consider themselves as the descendants of the army of “Alexander The Great”.

    Following a different lifestyle, a language of their own and a fully functional parliamentary system with a court, a prime minister and a president, they take pride in calling themselves the world’s oldest democracy. Anybody from outside the village is not allowed to touch the temples, the people and their belongings. It is advisable to take a guide while visiting Malana.

    Time to Visit-
    May-August

    Location-
    in the Manali valley near Chanderkhani Pass, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand-
    47 Kms

    How to reach-  
    Trek or Cab from Bhuntar

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  • 03Parvati Valley

    Parvati Valley

    Parvati valley begins at Bhuntar which also serves as the Gateway to this enchanting beauty. There are many tourist places to visit in Manikaran while visiting Parvati valley. From Manikaran, it further stretches on to the great Himalayan range going up to at an altitude of 5000m. Parvati Valley is ripe with myths and folklore of God Shiva visiting the valley and getting so impressed that he decided to stay back. Lately, it has been talked about for the cultivation of marijuana for which hippies and backpackers flock here from around the world.

    There are some challenging wilderness trekking opportunities in the area for adrenaline junkies which takes them through forests, hot springs, lakes, and rivers. At higher altitudes, the landscape of the valley changes from lush green to arid snow covered with alpine pastures. Some of the popular trekking routes are Chandrakaani, Pin Parvati Paas and Khir Ganga.

    Time to Visit
    - Most parts of the valley are only accessible from June to September and become inaccessible after the snowfall.

    Location
    - Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand- 
    37 Kms

    How to reach- 
    Trek from Bhuntar

  • 04Gurudwara

    Gurudwara

    This five-story gurudwara was built in 1940  on the bank of the river  Parvati in Manikaran.  The historical place has its mention in the twelfth Guru Khalsa. It is said to be visited by Guru Nanak Ji himself with his disciples in 1574 AD. For Sikhs, this the indeed the most sacred place to visit in Manikaran.  Thousands of them gravitate to this gurudwara to seek benediction and pay homage. On the lower level of the prayer hall, the langar serves free delicious food to the needy and disciples every day.

    The food can be savored by anyone visiting the gurudwara. Not only this, Gurudwara also provides free stays to devotees. Gurupurab and Baisakhi are the major festivals that are celebrated here with a great passion and countless devotees throng to this place on these sacred occasions.

    Timings
    - 05:00 am – 12:00 pm, 04:00 pm – 09:00 pm Everyday

    Entry fee- 
    There is no entry fees for the visitors.

    Location-  
    Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand
    - 45Kms

  • 05Kulant Pith

    Kulant Pith

    It is a very important place to visit in Manikaran, being the most prominent pith in the Hindu religion. The holy waters of Vishnukund at Kulant Pith are well known for a life changing dip. Besides the religious significance, Kulant Pith is also a tourist place in Manikaran.

    It is a dazzling spot with peaceful ambience surrounded by mountain on one side and river on the other. The place is very rich in geothermal energy which attracts researchers and scientists from across the country.

    Timings- 
    6am-8Pm

    Location-  
    Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand- 
    40 Kms

    Entry fee- 
    There are no entry fees for the visitors.

  • 06Kheer Ganga

    Kheer Ganga
    A small hamlet in Parvati Valley gets its name from the foaming milk colored water of the river Parvati. It lies at a distance of 64 km from Kullu, and an altitude of 3050 m. It is one of the best trekking sites in Himachal Pradesh that offer panoramic views of blue skies and lush valleys. Recently, Khir Ganga has become a hot tourist place in Manikaran attracting adventure enthusiasts.

    A good gosh 11 km, 2-day trek to reach Khir Ganga begins from Barsheni which also offers many sites en route the trek such as the confluence of River Tosh and Parvati, Rudra Naag waterfall, Pandu Pol, Pin valley national park and hot water springs. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati here. Khir Ganga is infamous for the cultivation of marijuana and gained popularity with the hippies. 

    Time to visit- 
    between May and November. It remains snow-covered and inaccessible during winters.

    Location- 
    Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand- 
    64 Km

    How to Reach- 
    11 Km Trek from Barsheni
  • 07Lord Shiva Temple

    Lord Shiva Temple

    A highly revered temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in the midst of the Himalayan foothills. It is said that the demi-gods come down from heavens to worship Lord Shiva in this temple. The Shivalinga worshipped here is entirely carved out of the black stone. After the huge earthquake of 1905, this temple has become one of the popular places to visit in Manikaran.

    During the earthquake, this remarkable temple did not fall but got tilted on one side and it stands the same way till date. This temple is a huge crowd puller and can be visited during any time of the year. Mondays and the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri are the important days when a large number of devotees visit the temple.

    Timings-
    6 AM to 8 PM.

    Entry fee-
    There are no entry fees for the visitors.

    Location- 
    Near Gurudwara, Manikaran.

    Distance from Kullu bus stand-
    45 Kms

  • 08Harinder Mountain

    Harinder Mountain

    The captivating town of Manikaran is engulfed by lush green valleys, mesmerizing Paravati river, and snowcapped mountains. The Harinder mountain is a popular tourist place in Manikaran that overlooks the banks of the river Parvati, this mountain provides a very good view of the town below.

    It is quite serene and a perfect place to relax. It also gives a variety of photo opportunities from its top to the shutterbugs.

    Best time to visit-
    May- November

    Location-
    Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh

    Distance from Kullu bus stand-
    40 Kms

  • 09Lord Ramchandra Temple

    Lord Ramchandra Temple

    This temple holds both religious and historic significance in the places to visit in Manikaran and Kullu. The architecture of 17th century pyramidical shaped temple is typical to Himachal Pradesh. It has 3 large halls and 40 rooms to accommodate devotees.

    The main temple altar enshrines the idols of  Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. It was built by the king of Kullu, Raja Jagat Singh who himself brought these idols from Ayodhya to Kullu. The best time to visit the temple is during the festival of Dussehra and Ram Navami to enjoy the celebrations.

    Timings-
    6 AM to 8 PM.

    Entry fee-
    There are no entry fees for the visitors.

    Location- 
    Ram Mandir Marg, Manikaran.

    Distance from Kullu bus stand-
    40 Kms

  • 10Chalal Trek

    Chalal Trek

    If someone is seeking a place for trance and weed parties, Chalal is the most accessible place to visit in Manikaran. The 30-minute trek trail from Kasol to Chalal is surrounded by mountains, rivers and a large variety of flora and fauna. There is a multitude of Israeli cafes on the way one will encounter.

    The primary occupation of the locals in the region is the cultivation of weed and almost every resident can roll a joint as good as a pro.  There are quite a few options to stay in Chalal that have a good view of the valley to offer.

    Best Time to Visit-
    May-August

    Location-
    4 Kms from Kasol, 39 Kms from Kullu Bus stand

    How to reach-  
    Trek from Kasol

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Bijli Mahadev Temple

Kullu has a huge history in its sack. It also homes one of the most beautiful temples in India. Bijli Mahadev Temple stands out from all the other temples due to its serenity and scenic beauty.  It is located at a height of 2460 m above sea level. This temple is a “Kash” style temple in which Lord Shiva is in the form of Shiva Lingam.

The temple can be reached easily after crossing the Beas River. It is located 22 km away from Kullu. The higher ground surrounding the temple offers a panoramic view of the Paravati and Kullu valley. The glistening 60 feet staff of Bijli Mahadev is visible from a very long distance. Legend says that this temple gets struck by lightning every year.

This is why the temple is named after lightning.  The lightning distorts the position of the Shiva Linga. The priest of the temple attaches it again using tattoo and butter as an adhesive. To reach this temple, you will have to perform a 3 km moderately difficult trek uphill. It is an easy trek for younger persons. 

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple: 
The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple is 5.6 km.

Location: 
Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, 175138.

Opening Timings: 
The temple follows the opening and closing timings of other temples usually.
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Gauri Shankar Temple

If you enjoy exploring old temples then you are in the right place. Gauri Shankar Temple is one of the oldest temples present in India. It is situated immediately below the castle of Naggar in Naggar Village. The records say that this temple was dated back to 12th century AD and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mythology says that this temple is the last monument of the Gurjara Pratihara traditions and is a protected monument. The architecture involved in this temple is famous Shikhara architecture. The specific style resembles a mountain. It means that the temple will look like the peaks of mountains.

The temple has a dome shape at the top while the bottom part of the temple is in a square shape. The shikhara of this temple is simple and have nine stories which are decorated with ornamentations and 
ardharatna motifs. The temple is famous for its stone carvings. The idols of Shankar and Gauri are placed on a pedestal and are seated over Nandi. Both the parent god and goddess hold their son Kartik and Ganesh while being seated under a silver canopy clad with gold jewelry.

The 
garbagriha of the temple is decorated with the amazing carvings of Lord Ganesh, people playing musical instruments and some dancing statues. The temple is surrounded by beautiful greenery. It was renovated by Seth Jaipura in the year 1959.

Location: 
Naggar Village, Kullu, India

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Gauri Shankar Temple: 
The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Gauri Shankar Temple is 22 km.

Timings: 
8 AM to 7 PM.
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Bhrigu Lake

A blasting blue Brighu Lake sits cozily between two high-elevation edges towards the east of Rohtang Pass. One of the numerous cold lakes in Kullu Valley, this lake makes for an immaculate weekend trek and is appropriate for families. 

The noteworthy thing about this trek is that one can achieve an amazing elevation of 14,000 feet and experience snow over the second day of trekking! To add to that, the outdoors grounds at Rola Kholi and Pandu Ropa offer dream-like perspectives to wake up to. 

Bhrigu Lake is only 14 km far from the street head of Gulaba. On a splendid sunny day, the lake is a soaked shade of overlook me-not blue. Bhrigu Lake Trek is especially popular for trekking in Manali.
Amid winter, the lake, secured in the snow, will leave exceptional pictures in your psyche. 

Trekking to the lake is as pacifying as being at the lake itself. On Day 1, backwoods trails from Gulaba to Rola Kholi outdoors grounds take you through valuable old towns, welcoming apple plantations, clear rivulets, and greenfield lands. The trail ensures stunning perspectives of Kullu Valley, which gets to be prettier and prettier as you rise.

Preferred Season
: May-Sep

Maximum Elevation:
14000

Duration
: 4 day

Difficulty Level
: High.

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Chanderkhani Pass

Chandarkhani Pass is located at a height of 3,660 meters above the sea level. This pass is known for its scenic beauty and excellent trekking trails in the Himalayan range. It is treated as one of the best tourist places in Kullu because of the marvelous views, breathtaking landscapes and exclusive trails to follow and make your trip memorable.

You can get the fabulous views of Pir Panjal ranges, Deo Tibba Peak, Parbati mountain range from this pass. The pass takes you to the famous village of Malana through a way between Pulag and Rumsa. The trekkers are introduced to hilly and remote cultures of Himachal Pradesh in this trek. The horizon in this place is a treat for the nature lovers.

The region is also named as the “Valley of Gods”. A legend says that the deity named Jamlu had a basket full of gods. Once he opened his basket in the area. A sudden gust of wind dropped all the gods from the basket. Each fell to the ground and became peaks named after them as Indrasan, Pir Panjal, Deo Tibba, and Parbati.

The top of Chanderkhani pass in Himachal Pradesh is a 360-degree meadow from where you will get the panoramic view of these mountain tops.

Location:
 East of Katrain, Kullu, 175101.

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Chanderkhani Pass:
 The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Chandarkhani Pass is 49 km and it takes 57 minutes to commute. There are interstate buses which will help you with the travel so there is no need to worry about it.

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Hot Springs at Manikaran

Hot springs at Manikaran is one of the sacred and best places to visit in Kullu. It is located in the bank of Parvati River. It is just 35 km away from Kullu and 4 km away from Kasol. The hot springs are situated at a height of 1760 m above the sea level. A geothermal experimental plant has been constructed here for the research of renewable source of natural energy.

It is considered as one of the holiest places in India for the Hindu and Sikh pilgrims. The three temples of Rama, Vishnu and Krishna are elegantly built by the side of the river. The water of the hot springs can be overwhelmingly hot in some places.

It is better to maintain proper safety and stay under the guidance of the locals. Legend says that Guru Nanak told one of his disciples to lift a stone. It is then the hot springs appeared. The community kitchen offers sumptuous meals here to all devotees. The mesmerizing view surrounding the beautiful temples will give you the ambient environment you always wanted to visit.

The peaceful environment around this temple is the greatest boon given by nature. This place offers a perfect spiritual getaway for the city dwellers to find peace of their mind back again.

Location: 
Bank of Parbati River, Kullu, India

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Hot Springs at Manikaran: 
The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Hot Springs at Manikaran is 40.9 km and it takes nearly an hour and 20 mins to travel.

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Great Himalayan National Park

Established in the year 1984, this is one of the biggest national parks located very close to Kullu. It is considered as UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers a total area of 1171 square kilometers. You can go for all kinds of trekking experience here. The mountain trails offer all types of difficulties for amateur, average and experienced trekkers.

The trekking experience will leave you awestruck. This park is considered as one of the most idyllic tourism places in Kullu to visit and enjoy a trek. There are a lot of things that can be enjoyed in this Great Himalayan Park.

Food is prepared using firewood in the campsite by the authorities and provided to the campers. You just can carry some snacks to have on your way. The special guidance is provided by the Himalayan National Park guides and trek planners so that your trip runs smoothly.

The authority of Great Himalayan National park takes various measures to make the trip wonderful for the visitors. Visiting the park is a great experience for tourists of all ages. The calm atmosphere at night with a crystal clear sky showcasing the stars of Milky Way will take your breath away.  

Location: 
Kullu District, Shamshi, Himachal Pradesh, 175126. 

Distance Between Kullu Bus Stand and Great Himalayan National Park: 
The distance Between Kullu Bus Stand and Great Himalayan National Park is 51.9 km. 

Opening and Closing Times: 
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
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Chandratal Lake

Chandra Tal is also known as "Moon Lake" is the source of the Chandra River. It is one of the finest treks for trekking in Manali. It was at one time a provisional spot for brokers from Tibet and Ladakh who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley, however today it draws in countless devotees from over the world. 

Situated at a height of 4300 m, Chandra Tal Lake is only 6 km far from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti and Lahaul locale of Himachal Pradesh condition of India. Strolling on Chandra Tal trek will offer an extreme ordeal like the experience of setting off to the moon. 

You will go through two high mountain ranges named Moulkila and Chandrabhaga, which are entirely trying for mountain dwellers. Further, you will see the delightful snow-shrouded mountain tops and slants. There is an unbelievable story connected with this lake.

Sea Preferred Season son: June - mid-Oct

Maximum Elevation: 4250 mts/14000 ft

Duration: 10 day

Difficulty Level: High

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Beas Kund

It is one of the best manali treks known for enterprise and energy. Beas Kund is a standout amongst the most mainstream trek that one can do in a more drawn out weekend in Manali. The trek removes you from the buzzing about of Manali.

Taking after the banks of Beas River expect extraordinary perspectives of Pir Pinjal ranges. The glades of Dhundi and Bakarthach are tremendous in its magnificence. As you move higher you achieve the starting point of River Beas. A little cold lake is fed by the softening snow of the higher tops of the district. This trek is appropriate for all age bunches and no trekking experience is required to do it.

Some individuals incline toward mountains and some sea. Bhrigu Lake Trek is especially popular for trekking in Manali. And after that, there are some who have a weakness in their heart for streams, glades, vegetation or fauna, and would head out unlimited hours just to witness such disconnected wonders of nature once in a while saw in the nearness of any human settlements.

Sea Preferred Season's on: June - Sep

Maximum Elevation: 3620

Duration: 6 day

Difficulty Level: Average

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Tirthan Valley

Tirthan Valley is one of the most sought places to visit in Kullu. This valley is ranked 18th among the 35 best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. You will find spectacular views of meandering hilly rivers. Crossing the river is an outstanding experience for the tourists. The safety harness will keep you safe while sliding over the Tirthan River.

The Great Himalayan National Park is where the wildlife enthusiasts will find their heaven. It is also one of the leading places where anglers from all over the world visit to fish. Enjoy a blissful trek via the snowy trails of the mountain ranges. You will also find twin waterfalls located in one of the walking trails in this valley.

Jalori Pass in this area is a green heaven you must witness. Serloskar Lake is a small yet distinct natural reservoir surrounded by lush green forest. It is a perfect angling spot for the anglers. Tirthan Valley is a must-add destination to your visit list in Kullu.

Location: 
Kullu, 175123, India

Distance From Kullu Bus Stand: 
The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Tirthan Valley is 523.3 km. A lot of inter-state buses are available from Delhi. The distance is 550 km from our Delhi. it is just 50 km away from Kullu bus stand.

Timings:
 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Bara Banghal

Manali and Dharamshala must rank as two of the best-known slope stations in India, however, few realize that between them lies a fabulous breadth of mountains rich in magnificence and legend. Taking in two passes — Kalihani and Thamsar — the 12-day trek goes through timberlands of pine-oak and deodhar and valleys overwhelming with wildflowers. 

The genuine highlight of the trek, be that as it may, is the Gaddis, semi-migrant pastoralists, who bungle the high valleys with their sheep. This trek permits trekkers a look into their minimal known lives, and gives them the uncommon benefit of going to their most established settlement, Bara Bangal, a town that time appears to have overlooked.

Sea Preferred Season son: May - June

Maximum Elevation: 5347 ft

Duration: 12 day

Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Rohtang La

This is a place where the earth meets the sky! At more than 15,000ft, you are greeted and embraced by the clouds on a Manali to Leh Road trip. Located on the eastern part of the Pir Pangal range, this mountain pass is a connecting point for the Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti valleys.

A natural divide between these two valleys, an ancient trade route passed through either sides of the Pir Panjal ranges. From the Rohtang La, enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas and its snow capped mountains. Enjoy regional food at local dhabas and eateries; savour the unique ambience to the brim.

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Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery is a place where Buddhist Monks live in Himachal Pradesh. The monastery was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in the year 2005. The monastery is the gem of Kais village and is also called as Kais monastery. The elegant design of the building along with the backdrop of sprawling mountains makes it one of the prime places to visit in Kullu.  You have to mount approximately 50 stairs to reach the monastery. Leave your footwear below and enter a new paradigm of peace and spirituality here.

After the prayer, you can relax in the monastery. The extremely peaceful environment will automatically calm your nerves. This place is the epitome of picturesque views. The idyllic taste of Mother Nature can be savored here. The environment in the Monastery is so quiet that you can hear the wind howling and the birds chirping. The architecture of this monastery is one of the best things to look for. It is a perfect blend of Indo-Tibetan style that dates back quite a few centuries.

The holy place is situated on the left side of Beas River. The monastery has been dedicated to his Holiness the Dalai Lama. The prayer hall is very big. It has a huge Buddha statue that will surely make you feel calm and peaceful. The enchanting environment will enlighten you. Many monks stay here in search of inner peace for a reason. They will act as guides and will help you with a better understanding of the temple. Moreover, the strong flow of the river also creates a constant splashing sound. You will feel quite relaxed here.  

Location: 10 km from Kullu, Kullu 175101

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery: The distance from the bus station is just 10.1 km. it will take almost 1.5 hours to complete the journey.

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Kulant Pith

Yet another dazzling spot in Manikaran, Kulant Pith is one of the most sought piths in the country. The mythology says that even Lord Shiva stayed at Kulant Pith for some time and this is the reason why it became one of the most important places to visit in Kullu. The view of this place is astonishing. You will fall in love with this amazing location. The peaceful ambiance provided by this place will help you in relieving all the stresses. The large sun kissing mountains on one side and Parvati River on another side will make this the ideal place to visit.

The hot springs in Manikaran are the most attractive point to witness other than the temples in the lap of the mountains. The hot water is enough to cook rice and any other items without using a fire. The geothermal energy here is very strong and a topic for the renewable energy department to ponder. This is a sacred place for the Hindus as well as the Sikhs.

Location: Manikaran, Himachal Pradesh, India

Distance From Kullu Bus Stand to Kulant Pith: The distance From Kullu Bus Stand to Kulant Pith is 41 km and it takes more than 20 mins to commute. You can use cabs, auto rickshaws to reach the place.

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Jana Waterfall

You can visit this Jana Waterfall on your way to the Bijli’s temple. The waterfall is at a distance of 11.5 km from the Naggar Castle. You have to follow a small narrow forest route on your way to Jana Waterfall. Surrounded by beautiful pine trees on your way, the meandering hilly route will make you feel very ecstatic. The name of the waterfall comes from the name of the village. It is surrounded by apple orchards, pine trees, and snow-clad mountain peaks. It is a typical waterfall where the water comes out unprecedentedly amidst chunk of rocks.

 It is a source of water hidden within the mountains. The destination looks more adorable due to the presence of a small wooden bridge. You can bath in the water or swim leisurely in the small pool. If you love trekking, you can trek up the hill to get a more beautiful view of the waterfall. The best time to visit these amazing waterfalls is in September. At least 3 to 4 buses are arranged from Naggar town to these waterfalls per day so there is no problem regarding the commute.

 This is the best place to relax in the lap of nature.  The waterfalls are small but the journey till the waterfalls is quite intriguing and you will love it a lot.

Location: Naggar Town, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Jana Waterfall: The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Jana Waterfall is 33.5 km and there are interstate buses for the transportation.

Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Ji is the chief deity of Kullu and the Raghunath Temple is one of the most famous places to visit in Kullu. Raghunath is another name of Lord Rama and the temple is dedicated to him. It is one of the oldest temples present in Himachal Pradesh.

The high-rise temple is present on a hillock and provides visitors with the magnificent view of the valley. The compound of the temple is huge. It covers the entire peak of the hillock. The temple was built by Raja Jagat Singh in the 17th century. It is a mix of both pyramidal and Himachali style of architecture.

Raja Jagat Singh built this temple as an apology for all the sins he has committed in his lifetime. According to the mythology, it has been believed that the idol of Raghunath in this temple was used by Lord Rama in the Ashwemedha Yaga. The idol was brought from Ayodhya and has been established here.

There are a lot of stories around this temple and you can hear them from the guides who are present in the temple. The temple is a beautiful piece of ancient architecture and is one of its kinds.

Location: 
Near Post office, Sultan Pur, Himachal Pradesh, 228001.

Distance Between Kullu Bus Stand and Raghunath Temple: The distance Between Kullu Bus Stand and Raghunath Temple is 600 meters and it takes merely two minutes for the transportation.

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Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery

Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery is one of the famous monasteries in India. The monastery is full of divine vibes. Once you enter the monastery, you will get the serene feel. The architecture of this monastery is the most discussed topic. It reflects an Indo-Tibetan art conglomeration. The monastery has become a perfect example of mixed culture in Kullu.  The beautiful artwork and master craftsmanship on the monastery will leave you spellbound. A monastery is a sacred place for Buddhists.

The temple is the most peaceful place where you can indulge yourself in the ambient environment. The statue of Buddha is of greater importance here. You will come across the monks who perform daily rituals here. The trip will take a half day. The breathtaking view of Beas Valley, the spectacular colors of the monastery, and the sneak peek of Bijli’s temple make this place a must go or the tourists. Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery is one of the most famous tourist places in Kullu.

It is highly maintained and can be considered as one of the architecture marvels on such a challenging terrain.

Location: Shravasti, Kullu, 175125.

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery: The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery is 14.5 km and you have to travel on NH3.

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