Next day we planned to go to Vashisht temple. It was 5km away but we took an auto because i wasn't alone.Vashisht is a small village located around 3 km from Manali across the River Beas. This beautiful village is famous for its sulfurous hot water springs and Vashisht temple, built just next to the springs. The water from this spring is believed to have great healing powers, which can cure many skin diseases and other infections. There are Turkish-style bath houses available here that contain the hot water from the springs, which are used to take bath and enjoy the warmth of the place.Vashisht also houses many temples that are dedicated to a local saint Vashisht and Lord Rama. This place has a refreshing atmosphere that allows one to indulge in exotic baths while seeking blessing from the presiding deity of the temple.We were very hungry after that so went to a coffee shop close by. The view was beautiful. The main reason people go there is for the view.
This time I landed in small village near, Manali- Vashisht. Set on the banks of river Beas, guarded by Pir Panjal ranges. A much better place and bit of less human being as compared to old Manali. And off-course bit cheap, much quieter and chilled environment. Just keep your eyes open, take in the moment. And i stayed in Damini guest house. it was pretty cool place, and the tariff per night was 500 bucks. It was a perfect mountain view sort of room. I was able to see whole village, through that window. And at night i was able to see the whole starry sky and hear the serene sound of river Beas, with a a cup of coffee. sitting and reflecting. It was my one of the most relaxing trip ever! i mean just hikes of few km rather than a proper trek. But now I am looking forward for Hampta pass trek cost . Heard a lot about it and i have seen the video and pictures. its mesmerizing! soon!But, trust me if you are really looking forward for spending your weekend, in some solitude and peace. Head to Vashist. You will love it!
There is a modest but impressive temple dedicated to Vashist Muni in the main market. We had our lunch in one of the eating joint here and headed back to our stay for the night.