Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley between the rivers Beas and Parvati, northeast of Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 1760 m from sea level.
Manikaran is an important pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and famous Sikh shrine, Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara. The area is also well known for its sacred hot springs and its pleasing landscape.
The name Manikaran is derived from a Legend of Hindu god Shiva, describing the origin of these hot springs. Thousands of pilgrims visit this holy place to take a sacred dip in the extremely auspicious hot water.
Places To Visit at Manikaran:
Gurudwara Sahib Manikaran
Lord Ramchandra Temple
Temple of Lord Shiva