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Kullu , Himachal Pradesh

Vashisht is a little village in Uttaranchal which is very famous because the waters here are supposed to have healing powers. This is a place that is named after a great saint of the past and the place is located on the banks of the River Ravi. It also has a lot of springs and hot water brooks. T is very commonly believed that the waters here have very high healing capacity. The hot water springs have said to have healed many skin diseases in the past and this is what makes this place one of the very important places in the north. A few kilometes from Manali, Vashisht with its many sandstone temples in one place that will fascinate you with what it has on offer. Below the temple, two additional springs also flow. There is also a hot water complex which is built for all the people who come here just to take a bath in the holy waters of all the water bodies in Vashisht. Legend surrounding the hamlet states that Rishi Vashisht, distraught at having learnt that his children had all been killed by Vishwamitra, tried to kill himself by jumping in the river. He did not drown and was brought to this village. In the vicinity of the springs lies a temple that contains a black stone image of the sage wearing a loincloth. In the Rama Temple of the village, there are idols of Ram, Sita and Lakshman. This is a place that is surrounded by the legends of Ramayana and it is believed that the sulphur springs here are a creation of Lakshman for the sage Vashisht. A place that is wrapped in mystery and mythology, this is one great place to visit.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs -6.0°C /21.2°F 60 mm 6503feet /km2 Mar-Sep Coming Soon


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  • Vashisht baths


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