Himalayas: escape the heat at Vashisht. The best way to escape this heat – to fly to the Himalayas. Or fly to Delhi and from there go by bus (12 hours, RS 1200) – it will be cheaper. If your destination is Manali, you can stay at Vashisht too, a holy village just 40 minutes on foot or 20 minutes’ drive from Manali, founded by Guru Vashisht, who was the spiritual guru and teacher of Ram and Laxman. It’s 20-25 degrees in the afternoon, but gets a bit chill after sunset (around +10).
It’s close to mother nature! Crystal clear air. Almost daily, during the evenings local shamans perform dancing and pooja opposite the Vashisht Temple, where you can take a bath in the hot spring, locals have been doing it daily for centuries. Believe me, it is really very hot. And you should not just stare at the people taking bath (which is not polite by the way), you too have to do the same . And all your bad karma will be washed away.
In a 30 minutes climb from this wooden temple to top of the mountain, you will find the gorgeous Yogini Waterfall. And what a splendid view! Pine and eucalyptus trees, blooming roses, apple gardens – entire Kullu Valley is visible.
On the street of Vashisht , there are a lots of interesting shops where you can buy hats, traditional kullu caps, sweaters, woollen socks etc. Indian, Israeli, continental cuisine is served at most of the restaurants having beautiful mountain view: you always can chose between democratic Rangoli or a bit more luxury The World Peace Café.
3 types of accommodation
For 1-2 days you can find budget guest houses with hot water (starting from RS 500 per night), for a month one can find even a peaceful house on top of the mountain for RS10 000 per month. But if you just want to enjoy your vacation – don’t think too much – just book your room at this unique and highly comfortable eco-space, called Vasishtha Yoga House.
It’s a quiet and cozy guesthouse, surrounded by beautiful Himalayan ecosphere, located right next to the famous natural hot spring bath. It’s equipped with lovely wooden rooms (windows have a panoramic view of the valley) and attached bathroom (hot water). This place features a vegetarian restaurant, yoga and meditation classes conducted by European teachers, apple orchard, clear and fresh spring water source, different types of massages and health treatment by Russian therapist, bonfire, evening movie theatre, Wi-Fi.
You are most welcome to visit this friendly place on your own, with friends or with your family anytime from May to November. They can also arrange guided sight-seeing and trekking tours.
What to see
You must visit Tibetan Monastery, Manu Temple and Hadimba Temple as well as Nature Park at Manali.
Just 1 hour by local bus (RS40), you can reach Nagar: The Castle, Tripura Sundari and Krishna Temples, Roerich Art Gallery and Estate and of course pure Himalayan honey is available at some shops.
With more than 25 lakh visitors every year, Rohtang Pass easily stands out as one of the most popular scenic spots. Connecting the Lahaul and Kullu valleys, Rohtang Pass is quite famous among nature lovers, photographers and adventure seekers. If you wish to the snow…
Trekking, fishing, bird-watching, horse-riding, paragliding – whatever you wish!
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