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“carry towels n undies”
Review of Vashisht Baths

Vashisht Baths
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$145.00*
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Manali Culture Experience Guided Day Tour from Kullu
Ranked #11 of 60 things to do in Manali
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Bathinda, India
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“carry towels n undies”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

carry towels n undergarments was a great experience
must visit it will not take much time ,its about 10 mins drive from manali

Visited August 2014
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Pune, India
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful place”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Vashisht Muni was Lord Rama’s guru. The Vashist temple is also famous for its hot sulphur springs. The beautiful gurgling Beas came to view shortly after leaving the Mall road which looked sparkling in the bright morning sun. Vashist, a small village located on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass at an altitude of 6503 feet just above the Manali-Keylong road.

The place is barely 3 Kms from Manali. We heard that the walking path is smaller which would take around half an hour. Government buses do not ply to the village of Vashist. Our Driver stopped his car at the beginning of a steep sloping road. He said the parking was not available up so he would park below and we need to walk up the slope to the temple. We started walking and realized soon the slope was pretty steep. We were getting a bit breathless so we started stopping and looking at the small shops by the side of the road. They had junkie jewelry on sale made out of silver and some oxidized metals. We also saw a bike rental shop there and started discussing that if we plan to come to Manali again we will definitely hire a royal enfield for our local travel.While we were walking some of the shawl store guys were telling us “Come and see Chingoo”. We didn’t understand at all what they were referring to and didn’t stop. Finally we reached the end of the road where the temple was situated. There is also a Ram and shiv temple nearby.

The shoe deposit area was too much crowded with people colliding with each other when they moved. We deposited our shoes at the entrance of the temple and went inside. There was a small stone and wood temple which opened to a courtyard. The temple is adorned with elaborate wood carvings. In the backdrop of the temple we could see the green mountains.

The shoe deposit area was too much crowded with people colliding with each other when they moved. We deposited our shoes at the entrance of the temple and went inside. There was a small stone and wood temple which opened to a courtyard. The temple is adorned with elaborate wood carvings. In the backdrop of the temple we could see the green mountains.

The Natural hot sulphur springs of Vashist are endowed with great healing powers to cure people of skin and joint ailments. There are two separate bathing tanks for gents and ladies are always full of tourists. There are a few modern Turkish style showers fitted baths nearby. Hot water from the nearby spring is provided for bathing. The hot and cold water is separately piped into these baths, maintaining the regular temperature for bathing. Charges for a dip in the paid baths are nominal.

Outside locals women were handing out giant furry rabbits to the tourist. They would thrust upon the giant angora rabbits into your unsuspecting arms before you could understand what was happening or even protest. And once the fluffy bundle is in your arms you cannot but adore them. Usually they would thrust the rabbits into the lady’s arms as they would easily go soft at the view of the angora rabbits. The man would then take a picture of his lady holding the rabbit and the local women would earn a few bucks for lending her rabbit for the snap.

I had never seen rabbits so big; these were almost the size of a baby. I eagerly went ahead and took one of them. They told me how to hold the rabbit and pose. You can also buy carrots for the rabbits and feed them.

On way again the shawl shop guys literally corned us and began explaining why we should see this Chingoo stuff. We obliged and they showed us the Chingoo package - three or four blankets, a carpet, a shawl and some bedsheets . They claimed that it was the best of the Chingoo blankets available in whole of Manali. The package would cost something around 4000 and we had to pay an advance of Rs.900. After which all the stuff would be couriered to our home free of cost. The blankets looked more like the cheap synthetic stuffs you get in the Lakshmi Road of Pune, and the other stuffs were also no good. They tried their best to convince us but we walked out without becoming a prey to their persistent pestering.

Visited June 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
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“Steamy”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was living in vashisht and a lazy walk led me to this amazing temple. I was in awe anyway to be in this 1800 year old. When I walked into the bath I obviously had the overwhlming urge to hop in but i was unprepared, didnt have a towel and all. I asked a gentleman from temple that where could I buy a towel from and he gave me this packed brand new towel just like that to use. I spent around 40 mins in the bath and it was rejevunating. In fact i must confess i felt a bit dizzy after the long spell in the hot water but thats awesome. I definitely recommend this attraction. And for gods sake go inside the water and dont chicken out crying "Its too hot". That's lame !

Visited July 2014
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New Delhi, India
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“hot spring included”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

take a dip in the hot spring nice drive commercialised all round largely hippy colony------manalis in ----------------------------------- well it seems that hippies outnumber indian

Visited July 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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“Nothing Special for it except the Ancient temple”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nothing Special to Boast about except the Huge crowds thats present there with semi-naked people taking bath in the hot spring.
People can very well skip the place from their Tour itinerary

Visited August 2013
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