Jogini Waterfall



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Time Required: 5-6 hours

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24 hours

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No entry fee
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Jogini Waterfall, Manali Overview

Jogini Waterfall is located in the beautiful Valley of Manali, about 3 kilometres away from the bustling town and around 2 kilometres away from the famous Vashisht Temple. What makes it a popular tourist spot is the trek from Vashisht Temple, through pine trees and orchards, to the mesmerising Jogini Waterfalls cascading from a height of 160 feet. The trekkers are enchanted as they cross several smaller streams with a dazzling view of River Beas and the snow-dusted peaks of Rohtang. A complete treat for nature lovers and adventure seekers, the Jogini Waterfall must be visited when exploring the breathtaking valley of Manali.

It takes about 3 hours to climb to the Jogini Waterfall, so make sure to carry a camera to capture the mind stirring beauty of the location. If you want to take a pit stop, there are restaurants on the route serving local snacks with a piping hot cup of Chai. The captivating waterfall is considered as one of the most romantic attractions in Manali, thronged by couples. However, the region is also famous for adventure and recreational activities and is a favourite picnic spot among tourists. Just pack your essentials, wear your trekking gear and get going!

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The leisurely 2-kilometre trek to Jogini Waterfall begins at Vashisht Temple which is located around 2 km from the main market. You can hail public transport to reach the temple. Auto rickshaws, buses, and taxis are the best modes of public transportation in Manali. Those opting for self-driven vehicles can park it in the temple parking at a nominal hourly charge. Once you are done visiting the compound and paying your respects, you can start the trek through a narrow lane adjacent to the temple. This lane passes through pine tree plantations and beautiful apple orchards. As you walk through the alley, you will get a beautiful view of River Beas and Rohtang. If you wish to take a break, there are many small restaurants and eating joints on the way.

The trek from Vashisht Temple can be completed leisurely, and it takes about 45 minutes to reach the base of Jogini waterfall where you will spot a small temple dedicated to Yogini Mata. This temple is visited by the locals who bring their kids here for mundan (first tonsure). From this point, you can climb up to reach the top of the waterfall or choose to descend on a narrow side path which will take you to the base of the Jogini Waterfalls. This spot has a small pool formed by the cascading water and is perfect for relaxing and taking a plunge. If you want to climb to the top of the bewitching Jogini Waterfall, take the challenging trail from the right side of the lower waterfall. The climb to the top is a little arduous but the reward is the mind-stirring view of Manali Valley.

The best time to visit Jogini Waterfall is during the summer season, i.e. between March and May and during the winters, i.e. between October and February. The temperature drops considerably low during the winters while it stays pleasant throughout the summer and both the seasons make the trek to the waterfall an incredible adventure.

1. Wear appropriate trekking gear and warm clothes if needed.
2. Tourists are responsible for their safety.
3. It is advisable that tourists trek in groups and begin the trek early in the morning to return safely before dark.
4. Drink enough water and keep yourself hydrated.
5. There are some guest houses on the route. Tourists can halt if needed.

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