Manu Temple

About Manu Temple

Manu Temple is situated in Old Manali at a distance of 3 km from the main market of Manali. Manu Temple in Manali is dedicated to Manu – The Indian Sage, who was recognized to be the maker of this world. The temple lies in the Beas River Valley, in Kullu District which is about 275 km North of Shimla.

Old Manali3 km from the main market of Manali
Free Entry
6:00 am
5:00 pm

Manu Temple in Manali

The Manu temple is a pagoda structure that offers a glimpse into history and spirituality through its fascinating architecture. The name Manali was derived from the Sage's name who is believed to be the creator of the human race. The  Manu Temple is said to be the only temple dedicated to the King Manu, who was later known as Sage Manu in India. 

In fact, some legends rely heavily on the fact that the present-day temple is the exact place where sage  Manu would meditate regularly. To make your way to the shrine, you need to trespass a narrow road, which in itself seems to be nothing less than a thrilling adventure. 

The travelers are advised to wear dresses covering the knees and shoulders, while inside the temple. This place has a distinct historical background that appeals to most of the people who visit Manali. The popularity of this majestic temple lies in the fact that it is the only temple dedicated to Manu; so whoever visits Manali makes it a point to visit this temple. 

Best Time  to Visit Manu Temple

The best time to visit Manu Temple is between  April and June as the weather is mostly cold but pleasant to explore the location during this time. Monsoons get heavy rainfall from July to September and winters get extremely cold with moderate to heavy snowfall.  

Location & How to Reach Manu Temple

The Manu Temple is about three km from Manali Market and can be reached by foot or by public transport. Travellers can hail public transport of rent tourist cabs to reach Manu Temple via NH154 or NH3. The closest railway station is the Joginder nagar Railway Station which is about 165 km away from Manali.

Read How to Reach guide for Manali.