Vashisht Temple Manali-Approx 4000 years old Historic Vashisht Temple at Manali. It is said that Beas Kund in Manali is the origin point of the mighty Beas River. Vashisht Manali is dedicated to the great sageVashisht.


Very old Vashistha Kund & Temple at Manali

Vashisht Temple located few kilometers away from Manali. The beautiful small village located east of the Beas River spread the energy of positivity and is a true backpacker’s paradise. Locals and tourists love to visit this place which gives a tremendous view of nature and provide inner satisfaction deep in the sole.

Vashisht Temple Manali History & Vashisht Bath Manali


Vashistha village is extremely significant when it comes to the heritage Indian Hindu culture as one of the saptrishis rishi Vashistha stayed there for sometimes. There is a hot water spring known as Vashisht kund. According to legend the saddened Rishi Vashisht after knowing that his children were killed by Vishwamitra tried to commit suicide, but the river refused to kill him (refer Wikipedia).

The river was therefore named as Vipasha which means ‘ freedom from bondage.’ It was later shortened to Beas River. He began mediating and vowed to start his new life. The Vashisht temple is believed to be more than 4000 years old.

Linkage of the place with Lord Rama


There is also an ancient stone temple of Lord Rama adjacent to the Vashisht temple. The place is an important Hindu Pilgrimage center. The hot spring of the village is believed to have been created by Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Ram.

The creation of the spring is associated with the belief that since Lakshman, did not want the sage Vashisht to have to walk too far for a bath; he shot an arrow into the ground, and the hot springs emerged.Vashisht offers an excellent view of the Beas River and the Old Manali. The river valley spread below at sunset gives an excellent sight and perfect for photography.

Sage Manu Temple settled in the lap of nature


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The next destination was Manu Temple, which is situated deep in the heart of old Manali. The location of Manu Temple provides the view of the untouched beauty of nature which is inhabited by people from thousands of year. It is ironical that even the settlement of humans from thousand years does not deteriorate the beauty of nature.

The temple is dedicated to the Indian sage Manu, who is said to be the creator of the world and the writer of Manusmriti. There is no actual evidence when the temple was constructed but in 1992 it was reconstructed. The charming location of the temple near the bank of Beas River which is surrounded by the old village of Manali makes it a complete pack of an attractive natural spot.

Best Stay at Vashisht Village: Recommended


I can’t recommend Vashisht Homestay in the village itself, budget bedroom start at Rs500/- onwards with the double bed at 1200/- onwards with free wifi. 

The temple is dedicated to the Indian sage Manu, who is said to be the creator of the world and the writer of Manusmriti. There is no actual evidence when the temple was constructed but in 1992 it was reconstructed. The charming location of the temple near the bank of Beas River which is surrounded by the old village of Manali makes it a complete pack of an attractive natural spot.

Visit Timings: Vashist Temple: 7 am to 9 pm, Vashisht sacred baths: 7 am to 1 pm, and 2 pm to 9 pm on all days.


NOTE-Almost all the guesthouses, hotels & restaurants close down from about November to March due to the extreme cold weather.Check out budget hotels in Vashisht Manali with amazing Manali deals


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16 Responses

  1. Tourpirate

    A very well structured blog really enjoyed reading about your experience. It must have been really thrilling.

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  2. Stanton Henby

    With the increase in disposable incomes and somewhat owing to therise of disturbances in Kashmir in the late 19 Manali witnessed a surge in tourist traffic. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with numerous homestays as well as the occasional luxury boutique hotel and spa . During the warmer summer months cafes and restaurants can be seen doing brisk business. See Bilaspur-Mandi-Leh Railway for the proposed railway line through this area. As of 2016 no activity is happening on this front.

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  4. Gurvinder Singh

    We want to travel Vashisht Temple this 25 Sept , could you please suggest me near by hotel where we can stay there and enjoy the whole tour.

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      Editors

      Hello Guruvinder,

      Thanks for writing to us. I am here to help you. Can you please let me know more detail on your travel plan? like# of days, budget etc

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  5. Rohit Dua

    Impressive post by you!!! You described all thing related to Vashistha Kund of Manali. The most important thing which I liked most in your post, is weather report of next few days.
    Thanks for sharing…..

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  6. Corinne

    Wow, 4,000 years. That’s ancient history. India is amazing, and even though I’ve been twice there is still so much more to see. Love this.
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  8. Agness of Fit Travelling

    Great article and very detailed, Saurabh! I love ancient spots!

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