Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley on river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 1760 m and is located 4 km ahead of Kasol and about 35 km from Kullu. This small town attracts tourists visiting Manali and Kullu to its hot springs and Gurudwara.
Early in the morning I went to take a dip in the hot springs followed by a visit to the Gurudwara. Had food in the Gurudwara went back to the Hotel and checked out.
Next destination was Shimla but there were no direct buses. I had to take a bus to Mandi and further a bus from Mandi to shimla. I reached Mandi before 2 pm and the bus to shimla was at 6 pm. I checked into a cheap guest house to keep my belongings and freshen up. Many guesthouses are available near the bus stand. They charge as low as Rs. 300 per day.
I hired a taxi and went to the Prashar lake in Mandi and returned back to the guest house, checked out and boarded the bus to shimla.
Reached shimla around 9:30 pm, checked into a hotel.