Hadimba Temple

Far away from the busy city life, the peaceful Hadimba Temple (also known as Dhungri Temple) is an ancient cave monument, located in the midst of snow-capped hills and towering deodar trees of Manali. The unique shrine is dedicated to Ghatotkacha (son of Bhima), built on a rock. Inside the temple, there is a brass image which represents Hadimba Devi. The style of construction of the temple is completely different from other temples in Manali, with its wooden walls, doorways, and cone-shaped ceiling. The temple holds a strong importance to Hindu pilgrims, apart from that it is nothing less than wonder for nature lovers. The Hadimba temple has a quaint story which slowly attracting travelers around the world, depicting its beauty where the heritage meets natural beauty.

The temple is 24 meters tall and comprises 3 roofs shaped in the square made of timber tiles. These roofs are surmounted by the fourth roof made of brass. Every year, a fair is held at the temple in the month of July or August in the memory of Raja Bahadur Singh. Another fair is held on 14 May every year to celebrate the birth of Hadimba Devi.