Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank11 out of 52 attractions in Manali
Places to stay near Manu Temple
Reviews of Manu Temple • 4
How about a short hike before hitting Old Manali?This trek starts from the Manu temple. This is for those who want to explore an un-concretised Himachal, with wooden homes as old as seven hundred years. There is a clear sign board right before the Manu temple that points towards the starting direction of the trek. Narrow paths surrounded by apple orchards and pine trees lead up to the Goshal village. This is a relatively unexplored trail,embarked upon usually by villagers.How to get there:–Manali to Old Manali, is a short distance of 3 km (15-20 minutes), so it can easily be walked–Hire an auto/taxi till Old Manali–From Old Manali, hike upto Manu temple, another 3 km
How to Reach: An auto ride away from Old Manali bridge, also an easy hike from there.Mythology: Of all the temples in India, this is the only one dedicated to Indian sage Manu, who, according to Hindu mythology, was the first man and with him came the civilisation. It is believed that Manu tied his boat to the Hampta mountain to protect the few species and humans he was saving from the Great Flood.
We had a great time sharing each others interests and went through the temple safari. We first visited the Manu temple which was the closest to Zostel. A ten minute walking ride took us to the footsteps of this small and peaceful venue. The road towards Manu temple is a bit steep so I avoided to carry much luggage except my DSLR.The name of this temple itself explains the importance it has got. It is basically a name of Hindu Saint after which Manali was first named or called as Manali.We made some good prayers and captured some of the top class architectures of the ancient times.