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Hadimba Devi in Manali

   Summer: 13 °C to 30 °C 
·  Winter: -7°C to 10 °C 
·  Monsoon: July to mid-September

Best time to visit:  September to June

Opening Time: 08:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
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Hadima Devi temple is one of the chief important places to visit in Manali because of its archeological and historical significance. This ancient cave temple is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba, wife of Bhim from Indian epic Mahabharata.

It is believed that during Mahabharata’s era, Hidimba stayed at this place and did her meditation to eventually attain the status of a Goddess. The intricate carving on the door and the antique architecture of this temple is simply spectacular. The temple is surrounded by mountains with an excellent view which makes it a perfect picturesque location. The atmosphere is generally cool, quiet and soothing.

At a walking distance from this temple is the shrine of Ghatotkacha, Goddess Hidimba’s son. It is a beautiful place to visit for all nature lovers.


Road: Hadimba Devi temple can be reached by road very easily. This place is at a walking distance (about 300 m.) from Manali Bus Depot. However, many private deluxe buses and government bus services are available from major cities like Palampur (about 200 km.), Kullu (about 40 km.), Dalhousie (about 344 km.) and Shimla (about 258 km.). Several buses and taxis ply regularly to reach the temple area.

Railway: Joginder Nagar Railway Station, Himachal Pradesh (about 163 km.) is the nearest rail head to reach the temple.

Airway: Nearest airport to reach Hadimba temple is Kullu Manali Airport (about 50 km.). Regular flights from major cities are available to reach this place. State buses, private buses or cabs can be hired for reaching the temple from the airport.