Manikaran is situated in Parvati Valley between the waterways Beas and Parvati in the Kullu locale of Himachal Pradesh. It lies at an elevation of 1760 m. Manikaran is acclaimed for boiling water springs, Ramchandra Temple and a Gurudwara. It is a best journey site and among the best Kullu and Manali visitor places.
As per legend, Manikaran is related with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Once while meandering through the valley, Shiva and Parvati went over the place called Manikaran and they chose to remain for quite a while. Amid their stay here, Goddess Parvati lost her Mani (valuable stones) in the waters of a stream. Resentful about the misfortune, she requested that Shiva recover it. Ruler Shiva ordered his chaperon to discover the Mani for Parvati. In any case, when they fizzled he was amazingly irate.