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Timings : Jagatsukh Village - 24 hours
Jagatsukh Temple - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 4-5 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Jagatsukh, Manali Overview

Jagatsukh is a picturesque village, and the capital of former state of Kullu, located about 7 kilometres away from the town of Manali. It is famous for its enchanting natural landscape and the ancient Jagatsukh Temples which are religiously important shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Sandhya Devi. Usually, Jagatsukh can be explored in a day. However, if one wishes to stay here, there are several hotels, resorts and homestay options available to choose from.

Famous for the annual Chacholi Jatra Festival, Jagatsukh is nestled amidst snow-capped mountain peaks and dense natural vegetation. Trekkers often halt or begin several trekking expeditions from Jhere. The serenity of the location is a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. The fresh and unpolluted air enlivens every person visiting the village. The picturesque Jagatsukh village is covered with snow during winters and is carpeted with greenery during summers. So, whether it is a picnic or a trek, a visit to Jagatsukh is a must while exploring Manali.

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Jagatsukh Temple

The Jagatsukh Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is of immense religious importance in the region. The traditional shikhara type of architecture draws architecture buffs from all over the world. The scenic beauty of the natural landscape surrounding the structure creates a pleasant atmosphere and the divine vibe that one feels in the presence of the deity here is unexplainable.

Jagatsukh Trek Route

Jagatsukh is often the most preferred base for trekking towards Deo Tibba. One can commute by public or private transportation to Jagatsukh or trek from Manali. This trek can be enjoyed by amateur trekkers too. The route passes through mesmerizing natural landscape that includes vast expanses of meadows, valleys with dense forest, apple orchards and Pine trees.

The climb up to Deo Tibba from Jagatsukh is about 6000 metres and runs parallel to the Pir Panjal mountain range till Seri, which was a glaciated lake thousands of years ago. It is now an alpine meadow and also a route to the Taina Plateau which is about 4000 metres away. From Taina, trekkers trek to Bhanara Village through the scenic beauty that includes lakes and several colourful flowering plants. From Bhanara, trekkers head back to Manali. The total duration of Manali Jagatsukh trek is about 4 to 6 days.

Jagatsukh Hot Spring

Kalath, a hot water spring in Jagatsukh is another famous attraction in the village. Picnickers can spend a few hours watching the hot spring and spend some quality time with family and friends.

Best Time to Visit

Jagatsukh is mostly explored during the tourist season that begins in October and lasts until June. October to February is winter season in Manali during which the region receives moderate to heavy snowfall while March to June is summer season. Summer season is apt for touring through the village and exploring the attractions.

How To Reach Jagatsukh

The Jagatsukh is located about 7 kilometres away from Manali in the northern end of the valley of Kullu. Rented taxis are the best modes of public transport. However, one can also drive by private vehicles or rented cars/ motorbikes via the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road.

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