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Vashist Hot Water Springs

Natural Hot Springs

Himachal Pradesh has been anointed with numerous natural hot water springs and is known to have medicinal properties. It also has a pyramidal stone nearby which has been devoted to Vashist Muni. Most of these hot springs are established near Beas and Sutlej valleys. There are basically three types of hot springs found in Himachal Pradesh namely thermal springs, mineral springs and simple springs. The simple springs are simple in nature, the mineral ones have some minerals dissolved in it and the thermal ones are known to be very hot.

Springs at Vashist

Hot water springs at Vashist are 6kms away from Manali and is situated above the river Beas. It is a tiny armlet of natural sulphuric springs. These springs originate from a small village, which has made it renowned all around the world. The temperature of the water lies in between 110 to 123 Fahrenheit. Everyday about 3000 people take bath in the water. There are two different bathing tanks for gents and ladies which has the Turkish type of baths fitted nearby which is 500km below Vashist village. The hot water for bathing is provided from the nearby spring. The water is stored in the tanks which are brought from the HPTDC bathrooms. The lovely place provides superb view of river Beas to the tourists and is among the fabulous tourist attractions of the region. It has two old stone temples above the main area which are devoted to foresighted Vashist and Lord Rama. The temples are partly enclosed with a lawn having the ornamental chapel. This beautiful structure is a resting place of the explorers specially solitaries who are engaged in smoking Chillums. Although the place remains highly busy with numerous tourists but a tour to this part of Manali is highly suggested for a pure and holy environment having healing waters of sulphuric springs.

Springs of Vashist as a Tourist Place

Vashist is a beautiful place having natural sulphuric springs and is a famous tourist place of Manali. It is a heaven visited by diverse Indian locals throughout the year. It is highly visited by the 'Babas' living in the surrounding villages for pujas and taking a bath in the three feet high hot water spring known as Kund. It is also known as the home of sage Vashist, one of seven the saptarishis. The sulphur springs carries an old folk tale in the Ramayana as believed by the people that the hot springs were formed at the place where Lakshman shot the arrow for sage Vashist.

How to Reach

The closest airport to Vashist is Bhuntar which is also known as Kullu Manali. The airport fares vary from INR 7,000 to 16,000 while flights to Delhi are almost from INR 4,000 to 10,000. The tickets are advised to be booked before a month. The distance of Kullu Manali from Delhi is 538 Kms which would take 5 hours 20 minutes from Himalayan queen express, 6hours 40 minutes from Paschim express and Hawrah Dilli Kalka Mail. The charges may vary from Rs 500-2500 depending upon different classes and the availability of seats. You can reach to Manali from Delhi in two ways: firstly, from ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminus) to Manali and secondly, via private buses, both having charges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1200. All Volvo and other luxury buses travel between 5 am to 9 pm in the evening and take 13 to 18 hours depending on the class and is just 3 kms away from Vashist.

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