Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Hidimba Devi Temple, a sanctuary in the Himalayan foothills dedicated to a deity from the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Dating back to the 16th century, the temple was built over a massive, jutting rock, a manifestation of the earth goddess. Interestingly, devotees here pay their respects to the lark rock, instead of an image of the deity. Admire the tall wooden tower and the sacred stone inside, or enjoy the atmosphere of the exterior, surrounded by a tranquil cedar forest. With our international travel planner, Manali attractions like Hidimba Devi Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • old and fantastic architecture....simply superb and sacred temple..a must-visit place for all travelling to Manali..very close from Manali Mall road...  more »
  • The temple is carries it's legacies of Mahabharata. Need to be developed into a more better managed place. Temple premises need more facilities and regulations of vivid. People don't wear masks at all  more »
  • The temple is an old wooden structure located at centre of Manali. Its a popular place among the tourist. Its a beautiful place surrounded by huge tall trees. You must visit during winter to witness the snow around the temple. Authorities have maintained the structure in its original condition. It attracts many tourist. Parking outside the temple premises is very expensive. they charge 150rs
  • The structure of this temple is looks like an old wooden house. It is must visit place at Manali. Its a short distance from mall road around 1.5 km while walking you can see the beauty of nature 🌲 in Manali. Nice place for photography. Rental Yak & Rabbit always available for photography.

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