Top Temples In Kullu Manali

1. Manu Temple In Manali

Manu Temple is the only temple of “Manu Rishi” in India, who was the creator of the human race on the earth. Best time to visit this temple is in the months of April-June.
The trip is incomplete without visiting this temple. The temple is very ancient and made of wood.

Manu Temple Timings:

Opening Time – 6:00 AM
Closing Time – 5:00 PM

Manu Temple Entry Fee:

No Entry Fee

Time Can be Spent: 1 to 2 Hours

Address: Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131.

How To Reach Manu Temple

3 km from the main bazaar in old Manali.
4 km from the Manali Bus Station.

2. Hidimba Devi Temple Manali

Hidimba Devi Temple is located 1km far from Manali, with finely root Pagoda route. This temple is built by Raja Bahadur Singh in 1553.

Hidimba, the wife of Bhima one of the 5 brothers of Pandavas in Mahabharatam and got the patent as the goddess of Hindhu Royal Family. Temple is located in the middle of the forest called Dhungiri Van Vihar. The temple has some very complicated wooden carvings which reflect the mythological characters of animals and cosmic dances.

Hidimba Devi Temple Timings

Opening Time: 8:00am
Closing Time: 6:00pm

Hidimba Devi Temple Entry Fee

No Entry Fee

How to reach Hidimba Devi Temple

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport at Kullu which is 10 km from Malani.

By Rail: The closest Railway Station is at Joginder Nagar which is 126 km from Kullu and 166 km from Manali.

By Road: Manali Bus stand to temple – 2 KM.

Time Can be Spent: 1 to 2 Hours

Hidimba Devi Temple Address: Hadimba Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131.

3. Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple Manali

Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple is also known as Tibetan Manali Monastry located near the Manali Mall Road, built in the year 1957.

It’s a temple of Tibetian Buddha. The pagoda of the Himalayan Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple has also painted a bright shade of yellow.

Outside the monastry, you can find some local people renting colorful Tibetan dresses for photography.

One small garden is there outside the monastry with different plants. Can spend some time there sitting on the benches.

Himalaya Nyingmapa Temple Timings:

6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Himalaya Nyingmapa Temple Entry Fee

Free Entry

Best Time To Visit:

The best time to visit the monastery is between October and May which is also the tourist season in Manali.

October to February the town is covered in snow while, March to May, the days are clear and pleasant.

Also, Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple is best explored in the evenings after a day-long tour across the town.

Photography: Allowed inside the temple and charges 20/- per camera.

Parking: No temple parking, have to park the vehicles bit far from the temple.

Address: Pangan Gompa Rd, Pangan, Himachal Pradesh 175143.

How to Reach Himalaya Nyingmapa Temple:

Tourists can take a local bus ride or rent an auto rickshaw or a taxi to reach the monastery.

4. Bijli Mahadev Temple Kullu

Bijli Mahadev is one of the temples in Himachal Pradesh of India in Kullu Valley. It is situated at an altitude of about 2460m in Kullu Valley. This temple can be reached by a rewarding trek of 3 km.

There is a small village just down below the temple and the name of the village is also called Bijli Mahadev. People in this village take care of the maintenance aspects of the temple. A newly constructed building is meant for accommodation (restrooms) for the visitors just beside the temple. There is no fixed price (rate not available) for the accommodation.

In this temple of lightning, it is said that the tall staff attracts divine blessings in the form of lightning.

It is believed that the priest of the temple has to restore the Shiva linga placed inside the temple using butter and sattoo after every lightning as it shatters to pieces with flash of lightning.

Bijli Mahadev Temple Timings:

6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Bijli Mahadev Temple Entry:

Entry Fee

Time Spent: 3 to 4 Hours.

Best Time To Visit: You can plan to visit in the month of March to September.

Photography: Allowed inside the temple.

Address: Bijli Mahadev Road, Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh 175138.

5. Anjani Mahadev Temple Manali

The Anjani Mahadev Temple is also known as Shiva temple is a 2 km walk from the Solang Nullah. It can be covered on a horseback for Rs.200. There is a streamline waterfall from a good height that hits on the Shiv Linga.

The Linga is actually an old rock that’s been molded in the shape of a linga due to the waterfalls. In winter this place becomes like Amarnath. Covered with snow!. It’s very cool and peaceful at this place.

Anjani Mahadev Temple Timings Manali

6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Shiva Temple Entry Fee

Free Entry

Best Time to visit: In summer month

6. Siyali Mahadev Temple Manali

Siyali Mahadev is the temple of Lord Shiva, which is 1 km from Mall Road, near to Hadimba Devi Temple. Its one of the very old temples of Lord Shiva and frequently been visited by Shiva devotees. One can experience the architecture of the temple-ceilings, walls.

Siyali Mahadev Temple Timings

6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Siyali Mahadev Entry Fee:

Free Entry

Time spent: 15 Minutes-1/2 Hour.

Address: Siyali Mahadev Temple Rd, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131.

7. Vashisht Temple Manali

Vashisht Temple is an awesome place in the lap of Great Himalayas, famous for its Hot Water Springs. Its 3kms from Manali. Surrounded by the refreshing nature all around. Snow peaked mountains, river and pine trees as far as the eyes can see.

Maharishi Vashisht is one one the famous 7sages of Hindu Religion.
The structure was built by Raja Janamejaya in the loving memory of his father Raja Parikshit. The temple was intricated with lots of wood carving.

As Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama visited Rishi Vashisht he was troubled to see that the sage has to walk a long distance to bath, looking at the sage hardship Lakshman shot an arrow into the ground from where the hot water started gushing out. The hot water from the spring is believed to have healing powers, it could cure many skin ailments.

Vashisht Temple Timings Manali

6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Best Time to visit:

March – July.
October – December.

Famous For: Photography, Shopping.

8. Gayatri Temple Manali

Gayatri temple is a beautiful temple with wooden carvings dedicated to Goddess Gayatri. Situated 7 km away from Manali. This temple of Goddess Gayatri is built by Sri Chidambaram Dixit with the support of devotees. The inspiration to build a temple came from his divine blessing from the goddess Gayatri Devi. This temple was built in 1962 and the place is called Jagat sukh.

Gayatri Temple Timings

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Gayatri Temple Entry Fee

Fee Entry

Gayatri Temple Manali Address

MDR29, Jagatsukh, Himachal Pradesh 175143.