Hidimba Devi Temple
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  • TWO PALS
    Mumbai, India10 contributions
    Most Visited Place of Manali
    Hadimba Temple is a famous temple located in Manali, a popular hill station in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Hadimba Devi, who is believed to be the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandava brothers from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The temple is surrounded by tall deodar trees and is built in a distinctive style of architecture that is unique to the region. The temple has a pagoda-like roof and is made of wood and stone. The most striking feature of the temple is its intricate wooden carvings that depict various mythological figures and scenes. The temple is also a popular tourist attraction and is visited by a large number of tourists throughout the year. The temple is located close to the Mall Road in Manali and is easily accessible by road. Visitors are required to remove their shoes before entering the temple premises and photography inside the temple is prohibited.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 4, 2023
  • Anika Sharma
    Navi Mumbai, India3,347 contributions
    Ancient and one of the most revered temples at Manali .
    This temple is dedicated to Hidimba devi ,the wife of Pandav Bhima and mother of Ghatotkatch -from Mahabharat. The intricate wooden carvings and temple structure is unique and worth seeing. One can either climb up the stairs or take the vehicle uptil the vehicle entrance .
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 25, 2023
  • Sumit Khajuria
    Jammu City, India49 contributions
    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
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Musicians Mum
    589 contributions
    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
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Indian Ghummakad
    Himachal Pradesh, India935 contributions
    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
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Ankita152014
    New Delhi, India53 contributions
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 16, 2023
  • GVK
    Bengaluru, India287 contributions
    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
    Traveled with family
    Written February 5, 2024
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ajpeaceout
Mumbai171 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Only reason I visited it was because as a 12 year old kid I refused to go in without my shoes. It was cold that time.

30 year old me now thinks I didn't miss much at all.

So place is covered with greenery which is typical Himachal for you. It's good looking structure and quite ancient is want I was made to believe.

I kept my shoe in the rack and went in. You just need to bend down while entering because the door is just 4 feet tall I suppose. And there it is. The deity!

Around temple you would find folks giving you pictures opportunity with yak and rabbits. Some shooting games were there as well.

Oh BTW ... you can either take the road to reach here or stairs. In my opinion stairs were much worse because it kills the breath in you. I'm not from plain region so for my body to breath in hills anyways is a add on task and if you add stairs to it. Dear lord!
Written February 11, 2020
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore398 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
I do love the unique architecture and serene location amidst the cedar trees. It is probably the most crowded tourist attraction outside the Mall Road, though. I had to queue almost 30 minutes to get inside and it is a very small worshipping space inside.
Written May 17, 2023
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NATUREHOPPING.....Hop through nature....
Kolkata (Calcutta), India9 contributions
Oct 2019
There are 2 ways to enter to this temple. One way a few steps needs to be on foot on the way up . Very old structure made of rock and wood combination. Needs to be cautious if you want to go inside this temple- mind your head and steps. This place is surrounded by greenery and trees . Pay & use toilet are also there as well
Written June 7, 2020
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Javal Nanda
Pune, India31 contributions
Mar 2021
It is one of the famous tourist attractions in Manali. You can cover it along with the visit to Manali market. The place is peaceful and ideal if you want to just sit and enjoy the calmness of the place. There are small shops nearby to buy local stuffs, few eateries and there is also an adventure activity spot opposite to temple.
Written April 6, 2021
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RkRoadie
Pune, India625 contributions
Mar 2022
Its better to park your car at Mall road parking lot and take auto to this temple as road is narrow and steep where descending local cabbies create challenge. The parking lot is congested and limited.

The temple is surrounded with tall pine and deodhar trees which is sight to behold. The temple is old and it feels like entering different era when one is inside.

There is Veer Ghatatkoch temple (a tree) which is at walkable distance from Hidimba temple. The walks will take you through place where there are some activites like yak photoshoot, Himachali dress photo shoot etc.

Paid washroom facility is available near temple.
Written April 12, 2022
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Anika Sharma
Navi Mumbai, India3,347 contributions
Mar 2023

This temple is dedicated to Hidimba devi ,the wife of Pandav Bhima and mother of Ghatotkatch -from Mahabharat.
The intricate wooden carvings and temple structure is unique and worth seeing. One can either climb up the stairs or take the vehicle uptil the vehicle entrance .
Written March 25, 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.

Ankita152014
New Delhi, India53 contributions
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 November 16, 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.

Indian Ghummakad
Himachal Pradesh, India935 contributions
Sep 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 September 16, 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.

GVK
Bengaluru, India287 contributions
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 February 5, 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.

Govindsw
Pune, India15 contributions
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 September 17, 2023
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Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali