Arjun Gufa

Arjun Gufa is a cave near Prini Village in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. It is a breathtaking natural formation that attracts religious enthusiasts and nature lovers. Arjun Gufa, a serene cave surrounded by snow-capped mountains beside the glistening river Beas, lies only 4 kilometres from Manali hill station.

Activities you can perform

There are several activities that you can enjoy while visiting Arjun Gufa in Manali:

Trekking

Arjun Gufa is about a 20-minute trek from the nearest village Prini. The trek path is surrounded by mesmerising scenic beauty, making it popular amongst tourists.

Setting up Picnics

The picturesque view of the surrounding landscape with snow-capped mountains, lush greenery, and the flowing mountain river makes it an ideal picnic spot.

Cave Exploration

The uneven path coupled with pitch darkness inside the cave, makes it an adventurous visit for travellers. Tourists use flashlights to navigate the way inside the cave.

Nearby attractions

There are several other places to visit near Arjun Gufa:

Solang Valley

The valley, 10 kilometres from Arjun Gufa is known for its adventure sports and breathtaking mountain views. You can do activities like paragliding, zorbing, and skiing in Solang Valley, especially in winter.

Hadimba Temple

This ancient wooden temple, dedicated to Goddess Hadimba is barely 7 kilometres away from Arjun Gufa. The temple resembles rich architecture and stands amid a lush green forest.

Vashisht Hot Springs

This hot spring is only 9 kilometres from Arjun Gufa. The hot spring is quite popular amongst tourists for therapeutic purposes. 

Jogini Falls

This beautiful waterfall, amid a lush green forest, is only 10 kilometres from Arjun Gufa. Adventure enthusiasts can easily trek to reach this location.

Rohtang Pass

The pass is 50 to 60 kilometres off Arjun Gufa and is known for its panoramic views and snowfall activities during the winter season.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Arjun Gufa in Manali is during the summer season from March to June. Temperature during this period ranges from 10-25 degrees Celsius. The weather during this time is ideal for sightseeing, exploring, and engaging in outdoor activities. 

How to reach?

  • Arjun Gufa is only 5 kilometres from the town of Manali. Travellers can take local buses, rented cabs, or private vehicles to reach village Prini, located at the bottom of a hill.
  • Local buses are frequently available from Manali Bus Stand.
  • Travellers can trek for about 20 minutes by the left bank of river Beas to reach Arjun Gufa Manali.

Entry fee and visiting hours

Entry is free in Arjun Gufa Manali. However, it is advisable to ask the local authorities as rules can change over time. There are no strict visiting hours. However, it is advisable to visit during the daytime for safety and security reasons. Tourists can also appreciate the aesthetic surroundings better in the daytime.

Things to keep in mind

To make sure that your visit to Arjun Gufa is hassle-free and enjoyable these are the things you must keep in mind:

  • Avoid carrying heavy luggage inside the cave as the passage is very narrow.
  • Do not go inside the cave if you are claustrophobic.
  • Check local weather conditions as the weather can be erratic at times.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and be mindful of slippery, uneven, and steep rocks.

This guide has unravelled everything you need to know before visiting Arjun Gufa in Manali. The stunning historical background and landscape of Arjun Gufa will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, note that the location is isolated, and all amenities might not be readily available.

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The great warrior Arjun meditated and prayed in the Arjun Gufa. Lord Indra and Lord Shiva blessed him with Pashupatastra (a celestial missile) and Divastryas (divine weapons).

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