Hadimba Devi Temple | Timings, History & How to Reach

Surrounded by green trees and snow-filled mountains, Hadimba Temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi. Timings are 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM. It would be best if you visited his place to spend some religious time.

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Hadimba Devi Temple Overview:

They are dedicated to Hidimba Devi, the wife of Bheem, a mythological character. This temple is a famous religious temple in Himachal Pradesh. The locals religiously worship the deity. They also call this place Dhungiri temple because it is located in the Dhungiri forest. You can enjoy your visit by going for a trek in the valleys. People believe that the deity is protecting the city from the demon.

At first, the deity is not a goddess, but after vital medication, she becomes a goddess. She is the mythical character of the epic Mahabharata. After you visit the temple, you can stroll around it as it is a great place to walk around. You can also camp on the hills with your family and friends. Every year an annual mela is organised in the temple. It is called ‘Sroohni’. The temple doesn’t have any idol but just a footprint of the deity.


Hadimba Devi temple is known for its mythological history. Maharaja Bahadur Singh is a devotee of the deity who built this temple in 1553 around a cave. History helps us to know more about Mahabharata.

Firstly, Hidimbi was a demoness, the sister of Hidimba, a demon and king of the Kamyaka forest. The story says that, during the process where Pandavas hid from Kauravas, they visited Kamyaka forest.

After knowing this, Hidimba asked Hidimba to lure the Pandavas. She went to clear her mission and finally reached Pandavas. But she fell in love with Bheem and decided to help them. She revealed her true self to them and asked Bheem to marry her. He said that he couldn’t stay with her for a long time. She agreed, married him, and got a son within a year.

After Bheem left, she went onto the hills to meditate. She got supernatural powers and became ‘Devi’. She may be from a demon family, but she is kind and helpful. So with respect for her vocals built the temple for her and started doing poojas.

Hadimba Devi Temple Timings:

Hadimba Devi temple is open every day. The Hadimba Devi Temple timings are:

Monday8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Sunday8:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Other places to visit near Hadimba Temple:

Salang Valley is the best place to spend your time surrounding nature. Salang valley is on top of Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh. If you are adventurous, there are many activities near the valley. You can go on a trek, skiing, Paragliding etc. It is 1.8 km away from Hadimba Devi Temple.

Rohtang La: It is a famous tourist attraction in Manali. Rohtang pass is the mountain pass where you spend your peaceful time. The entire place is filled with green forests and snowy mountains. You can try some local food there. This place is 37.9 km away from the temple.

Beas Kund Trek: People visit here to try some adventurous activities. You can go for a trek here. You can complete the trek in 4- 5 hrs. The entire trial is 4 km. Walking along the trail gives you the best feeling. It is 15.9 km away from the temple.

Parvati Valley: This valley is popular among visitors because of its beautiful view. It is special because this is the meeting spot of the Parvati river with River Beas. The valley is in Village Bhuntar in Kullu. It is 77.3 km away from the temple.

Manali Sanctuary: You can spend precious time with your family by visiting here. The area is around 3180 hectares, surrounded by animals, birds, and green trees. It is 1.6 km away from the Hadimba Devi temple. You can see different types of wild animals, mammals, reptiles, birds etc.

Ticket price: 10/- per person.

Rahala falls: You can also visit the falls on the way to Rohtang pass. The top of the falls is 8500 feet above the land. 16km away from Manali, this place attracts the most visitors by its beautiful view. It is 29.4 km away from the temple.

Hotels near Hadimba Devi temple:

  • Ban on Resorts
  • Snow Valley Resorts
  • Manali Heights
  • Ishaan Resorts
  • Mountain Top Hotel
  • Royal Orbit
  • Village House Manali.

Best time to visit:

You can visit the temple at any time of the year. But if you visit the temple during summer, you can participate in the various festivals there. Manali always has a low temperature,s so try to avoid winters. Summers in Himachal Pradesh are beautiful because of the clear sky and blooming trees.

How to reach Hadimba Devi Temple:

You can reach the temple in many ways.

By air: If you want to avoid long travel, you can come here by air. Kullu Manali in Bhuntur is the closest airport to the temple. It is 52.5 km away from the temple. It only takes 2 to 2.5 hrs of journey.

By rail: Many direct trains to Himachal Pradesh are available from different cities. Joginder Nagar Railway is the nearest railway station. You can also consider Chandigarh railway station.

By road: The best and easy way to reach the temple is by road. Many local buses are available to reach her. You can also hire a taxi or can use your car.


65XJ+88P, Hadimba Temple road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131.

Hadimba Devi temple contact details:

Phone number: 01772625924

Frequently asked questions(FAQs):

What is Hadimba Devi Temple famous for?

The temple is famous because it is an ancient cave dedicated to Hidimbi Devi.

How old is the Hidimba temple?

The temple was built in 1553.

Why is Hidimbi worshipped?

Through meditation, she got supernatural powers and became ‘Devi’. So people worship her for her kindness.

Is Hidimba a rakshas?

Yes, She is a rakshas.

What is the old name of Manali?

The old name of Manali is Manu-Alaya.

Is Hidima from Assam?

Yes, she is from the Bamun family of Assam.

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