Kullu / Jagatsukh

Jagatsukh, the
erstwhile capital of Kullu, is one of the biggest villages in Kullu District,
Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful hamlet is dotted with numerous old temples.
Jagatsukh is 6 km south of Manali.Major point of attraction is an ancient Shiva
Temple, built in Shikhara style. Other tourist interests include the small
shrine of Gaurishankar and the chalet-roofed temple dedicated to Goddess
Sandhya Devi. Sharvali Devi Temple, in the nearby village Shooru, is worth

Jagatsukh Shiva Temple is a Shikhara style shrine situated at Jagatsukh, which
is 6 km from Manali, in Himachal Pradesh.Built around the early 8th century, it
has a tri-ratha sanctum roofed by a Shikhara. The temple is of similar
architecture as that of the Naresar group of temples.

Around Jagatsukh

Gaurishankar Temple : Dedicated to Shiva and Parvati, Gaurishankar
Temple is an ancient stone temple located at Dashal village in Kullu District
and is 8 km from Manali. A veritable showpiece in a tranquil setting, this
Shaivite temple dates back to 12th century AD and is a fine specimen of the
“Shikhara Style”, a rare form of architecture in this part of the

Manu Temple :This is dedicated to the sage Manu. Just near the Hadimba
Temple flows the Manalsu river, that culminates in the main Beas river. Across
the Manalsu river is the original village of Manali that houses the ancient
temple of the sage Manu. Manali itself is named after Manu, who is said to have
dwelt here.

Largi : (957 metres) 34 km. This is a small hamlet providing excellent
trout fishing. The famous rivers Sainj and Tirthan join the Beas a few hundred
metres below. Larji is patronised mostly by anglers.

Sharvali Devi Temple : Sharvali Devi Temple is an ancient shrine
situated at Shooru village, about eight kilometers from Manali, in Himachal
Pradesh. The temple was believed to be built by Pandavas, the mythical
characters in the great epic Mahabharata. 

Quick Facts

Himachal Pradesh
Distt: Kullu
Destination: Jagatsukh
Climate: In winter, the temperature can drop to below freezing point
when heavy woollens are required. Summer temperature are mild and light
woollens/cottons are recommended.
Altitude: Is situated at an altitude of about 1760 mtrs.
Best time to visit: All the year round.
 How to get there

By Train: The nearest rail head is Chandigarh which is 320 km away.

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhunter which is about 50 km and 10 Km
beyond Kullu. Archana Airways and Jagson Airways operate daily flights from
Delhi to Kullu & Shimla to Kullu.

By Road: It is well connected by road from Chandigarh and Delhi and
situated on National Highway No 21. Regular buses, coaches and taxies ply from
Delhi and Chandigarh.

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