If you’re exploring Kullu-Manali region, don’t miss out on a visit to the Hanogi Mata Temple – a religious center that also offers some adventure and breathtaking scenery.
This tiny temple is perched on top of a small hill, providing a picture-perfect backdrop of green mountains and a stream running down below. It’s like a scene straight out of a geographic channel! The temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Mata Hanogi and is a popular attraction for religious tourists.
But here’s the fun part – the temple’s location is also ideal for some rock climbing adventure nearby and the perfect spot to catch the sunset views. So if you’re an adventurous soul, you definitely can’t miss this place!
If you’re worried about how to reach here, no need to fret. The Hanogi Mata Temple is situated on the Mandi-Manali NH3, just 30 km from Mandi, 41 km from Kullu, and 80 km from Manali. You can easily hire a taxi from any of these places and be on your way to a divine experience.
Legend has it that the original temple was tough to access, and accidents used to happen frequently. So a replica was made alongside the highway to ensure travelers could visit and be blessed for a safe journey. And now every vehicle makes a stop here!
But wait, there’s more! If you’re up for some extra adventure, there are two other temples on the other side of the river – Chamunda Devi and Saraswati Mata Temple. To reach them, you have to cross the river via a ropeway or boating (only available in summers when water is shallow). But trust me, the view of the river and mountains from Saraswati Mata Temple is absolutely worth the climb up the 500-meter-long stairs!
So, what are you waiting for? Add the Hanogi Mata Temple to your travel list!