On your way back, take the other trail which takes you by an enchanted forest. At the end of the forest, there is a temple Vashishtha Temple.The temple is more than 4000 years old named after Rishi Vashisht who tried to commit suicide after his children were murdered. The river refused to kill him though. There is a hot spring as well that many a tourists visit.
It was my last day in Manali. So, I wanted to feel refreshed and just relax.Vashisht temple is one of the few temples where you can take a dip into hot water springs which will leave you refreshed. There are separate bathing areas for men and women. The water in these natural springs have medicinal properties which can cure skin diseases.There are also beautiful sandstone temples.WHERE TO STAY?There are many good hotels in Manali. However, if you are a solo traveler looking for some peaceful alone time, "The Lost Tribe hostel" is the place for you.
The next temple is one of my favourite. Vashisth Temple is located 3km from Manali and must be on your list. It has a hot water spring that is believed to heal skin problems. We used to visit the temple every morning for a quick bath.
The trek actually starts from Vashist temple – you can take any public auto to reach there or you can walk like me. From the Vashist temple, any local can point you the direction of the trek. The trek starts with some easy steps going through a small village with rooms on either side. You can find hidden tattoo houses and yoga centres. One can easily find red arrow marks on billboards directing towards the waterfall. As I moved forward, the houses vanished and there is alpine forest on one side and Beas river flowing with backdrop of hills on the other. You can also notice zip lining spots there.
The thrill got over in some time, but we were still talking to the winds. We moved on for the next place discussing individual experiences all along the journey.