At a distance of 3 km from Manali Bus Stand, Manu Temple dedicated to the Indian sage Manu is located at old Manali. Manali is named after the sage Manu who was the creator of human race on earth according to mythology and it is believed that he meditated here. This is supposed to be the only temple of Manu in India. Manu Temple is one of the best Manali tourist places.
Travellers can enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding hills and river Beas from the temple. Lying in the congested locality of old Manali, the temple is often visited by the tourists who arrive from different parts of the world.
Manu Temple was built in pagoda style of architecture. The temple was rebuilt in the year 1992, when the vaulted ceiling and marble floors were added. One can find various artifacts along with the idols of gods and goddesses in different postures in this temple.
To reach the temple, one has to walk through the slippery stone paths of old Manali for about 200 meterst. This ancient temple is a prominent place of worship of the local people of Manali who arrive everyday to offer their prayer to the sage Manu.
Travelers are advised to wear dresses covering the knees and shoulders, while inside the temple. On the 6th day of Phagun (Feb/Mar), a huge fair called Phagi dedicated to Manu Maharaj is held at this temple premises.
Timings: 8 am to 6 pm.