Hidimba Devi Temple
Hidimba Devi Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Sumit Khajuria
    Jammu City, India189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidimba Devi Temple, locally known as Dhungari Temple also known variously as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manali
    Hidimba Devi Temple, locally known as Dhungari Temple also known as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manali. It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhim. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest called Dhungiri Van Vihar at the foot of the Himālayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in 1553 by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. The temple is easily accessible from Manali at a distance of 2.7 kilometres Also contains activities for kids including Yak riding And there is also Van Vihar Amusement park which offers variety of activities for kids. The temple also has a local market where vendors offers special Kullu shawls and other woolen knitted products At a walking distance of near about 1.2 KM we can also enjoy the old Manali road which is a must visit place where u can find variety of cafés and river crossing with ropes and Manu Temple also So plan your trip for one day to visit the Hidamba Temple and the adjoining old manali road where u can choose from variety of cafés who offers u delicious food with river side sitting and live music
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Musicians Mum
    1,091 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque cedarwood structure
    Very picturesque and atmospheric temple situated in the woods. Very low doorway and small interior. Visited as part of group tour just after the big weather event that had resulted in tourists leaving this area,so for us it was VERY quiet and peaceful but I think that this will be very busy with visitors normally.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Indian Ghummakad
    Himachal Pradesh, India1,404 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hadimba Temple Cannot be Missed if you are in Manali
    An Ancient Temple people says it has been built by Pandws when they were in Jungles during isolation. When they lost Dice play with Kauravs. However it has great significance and Historic stories. Temple is around 2kms from the mall road and located in the mid of Jungle but market area is just in eye sight. It is must Visit temple in Manali, Nobody can miss it. For sure you should visit and spend some time around the temple.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Ankita152014
    New Delhi, India113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Goddess of Manali
    You can’t miss Manali visit without going to Hadimba temple. So Manali is originally the land of Goddess Hadimba, it is a 15th century temple. It is based on the Kathkuni Architecture (local wooden work) and it’s about 3 storeys. And it is situated between the pine trees. Everything looks so beautiful and peaceful. There are many local ladies who offer traditional dresses to wear. Me and my husband visited the temple and I even tried the local dresses. Sharing pictures of the same. Also it is said to must visit Gatoch kach temple (son of Hadimba Mata) to complete the full visit. That temple is about 150 meters
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 November 2023
  • GVK
    Bengaluru, India313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serene place among the woods
    Out of the World experience at this temple surroundings as we experinced heavy snow fall for second consecutive day during our visit to Manali/Hadimba temple. Usually snow fall happens in the month of November every year but due to climate change all over, snow fall commenced in the last week of January this year (2024). There is Gatojgaj temple nearby. Worth visiting here
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 February 2024
  • TravellerR
    Bengaluru, India173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute Spiritual Bliss!
    It’s an ancient cave temple built entirely from wood dedicated to the deity - Hidimba Devi. It’s location is just perfect, amidst a forest and walkable from Manali Mall Road! It was crowded and we had to be in a queue for sometime to reach the temple garbha gruha however given the climate it’s not a pain to be in the queue! You can spend sometime in the forest, take pictures with cute rabbits there yaks and also in their traditional Himachali outfits !
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2024
  • ariEE
    105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    ancient thrill
    One of the most common places while visiting Manali. A temple surrounded by tall pine tress. It's a picturesque place. Authority has maintained its serenity very well. As it's one of the popular tourist spots so it gets easily overcrowded sometimes. While going to the temple from parking spot, one has to climb 40-50 stairs to go the top but it's not much difficult. Also local market is there surrounding the temple to spend time. To reach to the shrine i.e. Hidimba Devi , one can find a long queue and the main door is little bit smaller to enter. Overall it's a thrilling experience to witness the temple of mythological character from one our greatest Hindu scripture.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 April 2024
  • Sourav_KS
    Pune, India82 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Resident Deity of Manli
    If one is visiting Manali, this has to be in the Itinerary. You will find this Goddess's name on shops, autos, cars, buses, trucks, hotels, almost everywhere. The main deity is Hidimba Devi, considered as the revered deity of Manali and has roots in our Mahabharata. One simply needs to visit the temple to experience the ambience, as it is nestled and surrounded by pine trees, that gives a mystical feeling. The temple is made up of wood in typical Himachali style with intricate carvings and some interesting things hanging on the outer walls (e.g. animal skulls with horns intact) Presence of Yaks and rabbits, garner some tourist interests along with photo ops wearing Himachali attire. One can hire for an auto or cab from the Main Manali Market or opt for a walk if capable.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 May 2024
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Jatin Batra
Dehradun, India6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Hidamba temple is good, but it was very crowded. It took us almost more than an hour to park our two wheeler. Overall place is okay
Written 12 June 2024
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Sourav_KS
Pune, India82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
If one is visiting Manali, this has to be in the Itinerary. You will find this Goddess's name on shops, autos, cars, buses, trucks, hotels, almost everywhere.

The main deity is Hidimba Devi, considered as the revered deity of Manali and has roots in our Mahabharata.

One simply needs to visit the temple to experience the ambience, as it is nestled and surrounded by pine trees, that gives a mystical feeling. The temple is made up of wood in typical Himachali style with intricate carvings and some interesting things hanging on the outer walls (e.g. animal skulls with horns intact)

Presence of Yaks and rabbits, garner some tourist interests along with photo ops wearing Himachali attire.

One can hire for an auto or cab from the Main Manali Market or opt for a walk if capable.
Written 26 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ariEE
105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
One of the most common places while visiting Manali. A temple surrounded by tall pine tress. It's a picturesque place. Authority has maintained its serenity very well. As it's one of the popular tourist spots so it gets easily overcrowded sometimes.

While going to the temple from parking spot, one has to climb 40-50 stairs to go the top but it's not much difficult. Also local market is there surrounding the temple to spend time.

To reach to the shrine i.e. Hidimba Devi , one can find a long queue and the main door is little bit smaller to enter. Overall it's a thrilling experience to witness the temple of mythological character from one our greatest Hindu scripture.
Written 21 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TravellerR
Bengaluru, India173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It’s an ancient cave temple built entirely from wood dedicated to the deity - Hidimba Devi. It’s location is just perfect, amidst a forest and walkable from Manali Mall Road! It was crowded and we had to be in a queue for sometime to reach the temple garbha gruha however given the climate it’s not a pain to be in the queue! You can spend sometime in the forest, take pictures with cute rabbits there yaks and also in their traditional Himachali outfits !
Written 5 April 2024
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Gurbinder S
Nawanshahr, India29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was an amazing experience ,being there at this place. Surrounded by tall trees it just feels like being out of this world. The snow over there added to the kind of feelings.
Written 4 March 2024
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GVK
Bengaluru, India313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Out of the World experience at this temple surroundings as we experinced heavy snow fall for second consecutive day during our visit to Manali/Hadimba temple. Usually snow fall happens in the month of November every year but due to climate change all over, snow fall commenced in the last week of January this year (2024). There is Gatojgaj temple nearby. Worth visiting here
Written 5 February 2024
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Sourath
Bengaluru, India187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This could be a super crowded place during tourist season. But the good part is that it has a forest area adjacent, so if you do not want to wait in long queues to get inside the temple then you can spend time outside. The forest area has tall pine trees. It is a picturesque setting right inside Manali town.
Written 6 December 2023
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Ankita152014
New Delhi, India113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
You can’t miss Manali visit without going to Hadimba temple. So Manali is originally the land of Goddess Hadimba, it is a 15th century temple. It is based on the Kathkuni Architecture (local wooden work) and it’s about 3 storeys. And it is situated between the pine trees. Everything looks so beautiful and peaceful. There are many local ladies who offer traditional dresses to wear. Me and my husband visited the temple and I even tried the local dresses. Sharing pictures of the same. Also it is said to must visit Gatoch kach temple (son of Hadimba Mata) to complete the full visit. That temple is about 150 meters
Written 16 November 2023
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Govindsw
Pune, India15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The Hidimba Temple in Manali is quite an old temple and located centrally and very close to the mall road.
There was a heavy rush when we visited, it was accessible by car, although finding parking was problematic.

There was a long queue inside, However, the temple's aura of spirituality and the stunningly well-maintained garden surrounding it made the wait worthwhile. The tranquility of the temple and its lush green surroundings offer a peaceful contrast to the otherwise bustling town. It's a must-visit to admire the architecture, soak in the spirituality, and enjoy a moment of calm in the heart of Manali.
Written 17 September 2023
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Indian Ghummakad
Himachal Pradesh, India1,404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
An Ancient Temple people says it has been built by Pandws when they were in Jungles during isolation. When they lost Dice play with Kauravs. However it has great significance and Historic stories.

Temple is around 2kms from the mall road and located in the mid of Jungle but market area is just in eye sight.

It is must Visit temple in Manali, Nobody can miss it.

For sure you should visit and spend some time around the temple.
Written 16 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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