Manikaran town is situated in Parbati Valley at a distance of 45km from Kullu. The beautiful Parbati Valley is situated to the north- east of Kullu. Manikaran is famous for hot water springs that cure rheumatic pains. Manikaran is renowned for Gurudwara and Ram temple that bestows free lodging and food. Manikaran is famous for its hot water springs gushing out from below the rocks. Temperature of water varies from 88°C to 94°C. Presence of radium is one of the main reasons given by a German scientist behind the hot water springs. Rice can be cooked in twenty minutes in the hottest of springs.