Manu Temple (Manu Mandir) Tours
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The ancient Manu Temple (Manu Mandir) is dedicated to the Indian sage of the same name. It’s located up in the clouds in Old Manali, offering some wonderful views of the valley beyond it. According to Hindu legend, Manu was the creator of the human race and the writer of Manusmriti, with Manali believed to be the region where he meditated and dwelt.
The temple is considered to be the only Manu temple in existence, and as such it’s an important place of worship for locals and pilgrims. Inside, the temple is made up of some exquisite wood and stone architecture, with plenty of unique features and elaborate carvings. The grand vaulted ceiling and marble flooring were added in 1992.
Manu Temple is located around three kilometers from the main market at the end of a narrow road. Visitors are advised to dress conservatively, ensuring knees and shoulders are covered.
Address: Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India 175131, India
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Manu Temple (Manu Mandir)
This walking tour is a journey of exploring Manali in its true sense, a great induction of the city, its history, its vibrant culture and its people with lots of wonderful stories about the city, fun facts and must do things in the city. Experience majestic snow-capped mountains, lush green plains, soothing and serene climate, mystical atmosphere, and spiritual journey of the city during the walking tour with our storyteller. Visit the Ghatotkach Tree Temple - traditional pagoda-style Hindu temple with an intricate wood facade in lush, forested surrounds, ancient cave temple built in 1553 dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima. Walk through beautiful forests with thick deodar along connects to Old Manali, enjoy the serenity of nature and visit the magnificent Manu temple dedicated to the sage Manu. We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not.
A fun cycling day tour that shows you the highlights of Manali from your mountain bike including the picturesque village of Vashsiht and the Hadimba and Manu Temples in Old Manali. This sightseeing tour provides a real insight into local Himalayan life and culture as well as being surrounded by magnificent Himalaya vistas. Everywhere you look you will see snowy mountain peaks!
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What's the best way to experience Manu Temple (Manu Mandir)?
The best ways to experience Manu Temple (Manu Mandir) are:
- Discover the Spiritual Trails of Manali (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)
- Manali Mountain Bike Sightseeing Tour
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