Vashisht Village: Temples and Hot Springs

A small village off the Manali-Leh highway, Vashisht is named after the great sage. Visit this place for the Vashisht temple and the natural, hot water springs.

Vashisht Village: Temples and Hot Springs

Vashisht valley is a quieter and more compact version of Old Manali and a popular travellers’ hang-out. It has numerous rest houses, restaurants, and souvenir shops. The natural elevation offers great views of the lower valleys and the Beas river. However, there is more to Vashist than just the views.

The primary attraction in Vashist is the natural hot water spring. Though there are many in this region, this one is of Hindu mythological significance. Sage Vashist, one of the Seven Great Rishis, and guru of Lord Rama’s Ikshvaku dynasty is believed to have meditated here. The village is named after him. There is a wooden temple, near the hot water spring, that is dedicated to him. The spring is very popular and always crowded. In winter, hot steam rising from the spring while it snows, is a sight worth seeing.

Jogini Falls is a short hike away from the village. This is a set of two falls that drop to about 700 m. In winters they are calm and beautiful, while during the monsoons the waters fall violently.

 

Good to Know :

Location: 6 km from Sterling Manali

Timings: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Follow the guidelines for photography. Keep children safe.

Other Attractions

Hidimba Devi Temple: A Temple for the Demon Goddess of Yore

Hidimba Devi Temple: A Temple for the Demon Goddess of Yore

3hrs

Discover a mythological story from the Mahabharata about the mighty Ghatotkachha and his mother Hidimbi at this temple in Manali.

Rohtang Pass : High-altitude, Breath-taking views

Rohtang Pass : High-altitude, Breath-taking views

3hrs

Rohtang Pass, at a high altitude of 13,050 ft, is named after the local word for ‘pile of corpses.’ It offers breathtaking views in summer.

Solang Valley: The Mountain Adventure Hub

Solang Valley: The Mountain Adventure Hub

3hrs

Solang Valley is one of the most famous attractions in Manali. It draws in adventure enthusiasts throughout the year.

Jagatsukh: An Ancient Village with Exquisite Temples

Jagatsukh: An Ancient Village with Exquisite Temples

3hrs

Once the power centre of Kullu, Jagatsukh retains its old world charm with some myths and ancient temples of Lord Shiva.

Kullu Manali: Popular Himalayan Trekking Circuit

Kullu Manali: Popular Himalayan Trekking Circuit

3hrs

Amateur, as well as experienced trekkers are spoilt for choice in the Kullu Manali region. The paths can be extraordinarily beautiful and challenging all at once.

Manikaran: Parvati’s Lost Earrings

Manikaran: Parvati’s Lost Earrings

3hrs

Manikaran is a beautiful and serene area around Manali. It is sacred to both Sikhs and the Hindus. Apart from the Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib, the area also has a natural geyser which is used for cooking.

Naggar: History and Adventure

Naggar: History and Adventure

3hrs

Roerich, a Russian painter, fell in love with Naggar and made it his home.

Old Manali: The Land of Manu

Old Manali: The Land of Manu

3hrs

Old Manali is said to be the place where Sage Manu stepped out of his boat, after the Great Flood, to re-populate the earth. Exactly like the story of Noah in the Old Testament!

Himachali Dham: Food for the Gods

Himachali Dham: Food for the Gods

3hrs

You never really get the flavour of a place, till you get a taste. In Himachal, it’s a truly delectable one.

Gucchi Delicacy: The magic of Morel Mushrooms

Gucchi Delicacy: The magic of Morel Mushrooms

3hrs

Discover a Himalayan wonder, the magnificent Morel Mushroom (Gucchi). Sterling curates exquisite dishes with this exotic ingredient, experience it for yourself.

Hampta Trek and Picnic: Your balcony to the world.

Hampta Trek and Picnic: Your balcony to the world.

3hrs

Dramatic views, excellent company and sumptuous food. You’ll never forget a picnic at the gorgeous Hampta Pass.

Prini Village Trek: An Enchanting Experience

Prini Village Trek: An Enchanting Experience

3hrs

Imagine an afternoon spent lazing around in picture-perfect apple orchards. Sounds like a dream, isn’t it?