For over thousands of years, the hot springs have been the natural methods of treatment for numerous ailments for the locals and the visitors in Himachal Pradesh. Not only popular tourist attraction for the weary souls and tired bodies who come here to rejuvenate themselves, the hot springs in Himachal Pradesh are also the place of spiritual significance amongs which most popular one is at Manikaran, situated in the Kullu district. This is a revered pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs. Situated alongside the Parvati River, which is a major tributary of the Beas River, the hot water springs of Manikaran are considered holy and are known for their medicinal qualities.
The Kullu district is home to another popular hot water spring. Situated on the site of meditation of the Sage Vashisht, the hot water springs here offer tourists the opportunity to take therapeutic warm baths. The hot water springs of Kalath in Kullu are also known for their healing properties. A place situated high up in the mesmerizing Parvati Valley in the district, Kheerganga is a captivating hot water spring, which is also at the moment at the apex of its popularity as a tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. One can reach the spellbinding hot water springs here by undertaking a 10 hour trek from Barshaini. Perched on an altitude of 665 meters, Tattapani in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh is another famous natural hot sulphur springs in the state.
The sulphur springs here are renowned for providing relief from joint pains, fatigue and skin diseases. Near Dharamshala, the Tatwani Temple in Kangra boasts a pool which receives water from the nearby hot sulphur spring. It is believed that this water contains essential minerals which help in the treatment of many ailments. The hot water springs of Jeori, located in Kinnaur District also offer tourists the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in its waters.