Viewpoint in Kasol

Chojh Bridge

Pine-framed vistas up the racing Parvati River towards razor-sharp, snow-speckled peaks are at their light-suffused best around two hours before sunset. Views from Kasol bridge are great but 1.5km further east...

Plaza in Malana

'Parliament' Square

The village's central open space is somewhat scrappy but its northern corner retains an age-blackened wooden pavilion with delicately carved columns plus a newly rebuilt wooden temple inlayed with metallic...

Sikh Temple in Manikaran

Sri Guru Nanak Ji Gurdwara

The 1940 Sri Guru Nanak Ji Gurdwara looms over the north bank of the Parvati River. It's entered either by a dark, semi-underground passage from the street or by footbridge from a parking area across the river....

Hindu Temple in Manikaran

Shiva Temple

Next door to the large gurdwara is a Shiva temple where devotees whisper prayers into the ears of an elegant Nandi bull (Shiva's vehicle).

Hindu Temple in Malana

Jamadaghni Rishi Temple

In the heart of the village this double-barrelled temple is most intriguing for the hunting trophies and long loops of bangles that decorate its southern facade. Don't touch or attempt to enter.

Hindu Temple in Manikaran

Naina Bhagwati Temple

This ornate if relatively new wood-and-stone temple is dedicated to one of the main characters in the Manikaran legend.

Hindu Temple in Manikaran

Raghunath Mandir

Recently restored in concrete but with a wooden porch, this sikhara-type temple stands on the esplanade east of the gurdwara.