Kullu Manali is also famous for the Hot water springs where people can take bath and eliminate all kind of skin problems.
There are 5 World famous hot water springs to enjoy.
Two majestic rivers, Beas and Satluj that flow through the state of Himachal Pradesh and gush through beautiful valleys rendering them with life are also home to hot springs at several locations. Not only are these locations scenic, but the mineral rich water of the springs is also considered to be therapeutic.
Being one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the state, people from far and wide come here to witness the matchless charm and pious surroundings of the mountains.
Here are the 5 world-famous hot-water springs in Himachal where you can bathe in any season and eliminate all kinds of skin ailments:
Vasisht – Famous for Hot Sulpher Bath
Vashisht is gracefuly located above River beas is around 5 kms from the Mall Road Manali. This small village is famous around the world because of its famous Hot Sulpher water bath. You can see lots of foriegners residing near vashisht. They enjoy the Hot spring water bath a lot.
The ponds or so called Hot water kunds are in the center of the Village with in a Temple. The water temperature in these springs usually varies between 110°F and 123°F. Most of the tourists and local peoples enjoys the bath every day in this hot spring water. One section is made for women only. Hot spring water is also on other places around Manali.
Khirganga (Near Kasol)
Khirganga is another equally beautiful and enchanting hot-water spring spot in Kullu district. About 26 km away from the main town of Kullu, this place is located on a steep meadow and makes an enthralling trek through hilly terrain. According to the Hindu Mythology, the elder son of Lord Shiva, Kartik Ji remained in Samadhi here for thousands of years.
The term ‘Khirganga’ originated from the uniquely white color of water of these springs. The water gets this creamy-white complexion from Sulphur that is amply present in it, especially when it comes up to the surface. It is believed to have amazing medicinal properties and special importance for Hindu and Sikh visitors.
Kalath Water Spring (5 Kms from Manali)
Kalath is quite simple and open, is about 5 km back from Manali on NH21. It is popular for Hot Sulpher water bath. Very few peoples knows about it.
The story behind this is. Oncee in satyug The Vashisht Rishi was traveled from Manikaran to Vashisht. He kept a pot of water from Manikarn to Vashisht. When he reached Kalath, Kapil Muni (regional god of Kalath) asked him to stay and rest for sometime. When he kept his pot on earth some drops fall throughout it and in kalyuga, the place becomes a hot water spring place. There are two separated bath tanks available for men and women. This water is full of natural minerals like sulfur, zinc, magnesium etc. Which is healthy for many diseases and skins problems. By this gift of the god. The place is becoming famous around the state and tourism also. Apart from these tradition things.
Hot Sulpher Water Pond at Manikaran Gurudwara
Situated at a distance of around 45 km from Kullu, the scenic hot springs lay in Parvati Valley. Confined to numerous groups of water sources, these hot water springs are positioned on the banks of River Parbati. They cover an area of nearly 1.3 km and emerge at different locations. All hot springs come out to the surface at very high pressure and are the water is also very hot.
The temperature is high enough to boil rice, pulses, and vegetables. While there are no minerals such as Iron or Sulphur in the water, radioactivity is responsible for its excellent healing properties. People from around the country and abroad visit the springs to cure ailments such as muscular pains, arthritis, and rheumatics.
Enjoy all these of infact any of these Sulpher water baths atleast once in a life. Really rejuvenating.