Jagatsukh is a village located approximately 6-8 km from kullu, it is the former capital of kullu and is known for its ancient temples, healthy green foliage, hot springs and treks. The temples of jagatsukh are known for their primordial designs and motifs that look exquisite. It accommodates various kinds of orchards and trees most prominently being apple and cedar trees which occupy a large amount of land. It is also one of the most popular places for honeymooners. The heavenly terrains and meadows sets the spirit and leaves the travellers in tranquility. The entire vibe will put you at ease and will help you attain nirvana. From pilgrims to backpackers this place is for everyone who is looking for some solitude.
How to reach-
Jagatsukh is located near kullu and is easily accessible through various transportations.
By road- Best way to reach jagatsukh is by road as one can enjoy the appealing panorama of the countryside and savour the moments shared with the loved ones.
By bus- one of the cheapest and popular ways to reach jagatsukh is by bus. A lot of solo travellers prefer this way of travelling.
By train- Train is another one of the best ways to reach jagatsukh. If you have a Huge group of friends or are traveling with family, trains are a more convenient way of commuting.
Gaurishankar temple- it is one of the most popular and oldest temples in jagatsukh, the temple attracts a great deal of pilgrims every year. The temple was built in around 8th century and is constructed in shikarastyle.The traditional architecture makes it stand out.The temple was excavated by the locals, since it is a heritage monument it has a greater value to the people with religious beliefs as well as the archeologists who help maintain it from time to time.
Hot springs- there are various amazing hot springs that one can enjoy in jagatsukh, one of them is kalath, it is a small lesser-known village near kullu and is a home to warm sulphurous water that is said to have various healing properties. The springs are located near the beas river and have both public and private baths. Just like kalath, vashisht hot springs are also popular among the tourists and there is also an ongoing mythological folkLore that is associated with it.
Manu temple- among the varied temples of jagatsukh, one is manu temple. It is located on the banks of river beas and is named after the sage manu. The Mesmerizing view from the temple is unmatched and insta worthy.
The valley is also famous for its various adventurous activities like paragliding, rope climbing, river crossing, river rafting. If you are traveling with your friends, these activities are not to be missed.
The deotibba trek-
The deotibba trek is an alluring trek suitable for the beginners as well as more polished trekkers. The incredible peaks and terrains surrounded by glittering mist gives a trance like state and the atmosphere feels other worldly.
Best time to visit-
Manali is a place which one can visit all year long despite of the season as it offers a great chilly weather in winters as well as summers. It sees an abundance of tourists and travelers all year long.
With a lot of tourism, the place is filled with amazing eateries at every nook and corner. Small tea stalls and cafes will give you optimum contentment. There are a lot of luxury hotels and restaurants as well.
As I was going through some old photos from my parents old album on a warm summer morning, I came across one picture that had me sitting there for a long time wondering if it was real. It was a picture from my parents' honeymoon, taken at least 25 years ago from a place called jagatsukh in manali. It was a picture of my parents standing against the enormous gaurishankar temple. I never knew a place called Jagatsukh existed so I googled and saw thousands more pictures just like my parents had, so i decided to make it my next travel destination. The very next week I packed my bags and was ready for my much awaited voyage. As I set my foot in the hills of Manali, I was enthralled. There was so much to do, so much to apprehend, i could not wait to explore every bit of this place. The first thing i wanted to do was visit gaurishankar temple in jagatsukh which i had only seen in pictures since i was 5. I had never seen such a beguiling view of a temple, it had a magnetising view of mountains from up top and offered a great outline of the summit.