Situated amidst the snow enclosed hills of Manali, the Hadimba temple is a sole shrine devoted to Hadimba Devi, who was the mother of Ghatothkach and wife of Bhima. Enclosed by stunning cedar forests, this attractive shrine is build on a rock which is supposed to be in the picture of the deity herself. The creation style of the place of worship is entirely dissimilar from that of any of the other temple, with its walls, wooden doorways, and cone-shaped roof. This temple is a fitting devotion to its preside divinity Hadimba.
The timber doors of this old-world shrine show imagery of Goddess Durga, while the place of worship base is complete out of beaten masonry. The top of the temple stand tall at the elevation of 24 meters and unfold itself in three layer with a brass cone-shaped tool at the top. A rock protrude from the earth’s outside finds shelter in the place of worship building, with a 7.5 cm brass image on behalf of Goddess Hadimba. A temple devoted to Hidimba’s son Ghatothkach also find place nearby.
Things to do near Hadimba Devi Temple
- Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
- Beas River
- Rahala Falls
- Siyali Mahadev Temple
- Northland Adventure
- The Healing Network
- Club House
- Guru Ayurvedic Massage in Manali
- Manu Temple
- Spa Magnolia
- Epic Moto Tours
- Himalayan Caravan Adventure
- Pandoh Dam
- Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery
- Van Vihar National Park
- Manu Market
- Himalayan Challenges
- Himalayan Yeti Travel and Adventure
- Vashisht Baths
- Sync Internet Lounge
- Bike Rentals Manali
- Hills Bike Adventure
- Solang Valley
- Beas Kund
- TVA Spa by Tattva
- Huntfactor Adventures
- Rohtang Pass
- Enfield Tours India
Best time to visit Hadimba Devi Temple
You can visit the temple throughout the year except for the monsoon season which arrive in “July and August” when rainfall perpetuate landslide. The most excellent time to visit the temple is during the month of May when the place of worship hosts the “Hadimba Devi Festival”. This festival attract a number of pilgrims and devotees to the temple. A bright fair is prearranged each year on May 14th to celebrate Goddess Hadimba Devi’s birthday. The fair features interesting and colourful folk dance performance.
How to reach Hadimba Devi Temple
By Air : Bhuntar airport situated at a distance of 10 km away from Manali, is the gateway to this area. Tourists who can afford and prefer to fly cut down on journey time enormously and thus can have a lot additional time to enjoy Manali.
By Train : Jogindernagar railway station is the closest railhead to Manali that connect the hill station with some major cities of the country. Ambala and Chandigarh are other option to arrive at Manali by train. From the railheads, one can get numerous mode of transport including bus and taxi at realistic cost.
By Road : You can take a taxi or cab from Manali to go Hadimba Devi Temple.