Nature has blessed India with a number of Hot Springs. The geological survey of India has identified 350 hot springs in India. These hot springs are a resource of medicinal properties. The mineral content of these springs coupled with the high temperature is believed to be the reason behind their curative properties. The healing properties of this spring attract visitors all over the country. Taking a dip in the hot springs can be wonderful therapy, for a number of reasons. The heat and sweating have a deeply cleansing effect on the skin and the entire body-mind system. The mineral content of the spring offer unique benefits. The spring located in natural environment provides us the life-force energy. People have reported benefit from muscular pains, kidney stones, high blood pressure and many types of skin diseases.
Following are the top 5 Therapeautic Hot Springs of India
Manikaran lies in the Parvati Valley, 45 km from Kulu. The spring is situated near the bank of Parvati River. The springs at Manikaran come out to surface with pressure and are very hot. There is no iron or sulphur mixed in the waters, but it is said to be radio active. The water of these springs is so much hot that pulses, rice, vegetables, even chapattis can be boiled and cooked in it. The temple and a gurudwara at the spot cook food in this water and serve them to the visitors. The healing properties of the Manikaran Springs are well known all over the country. Pilgrims come here to cure high blood pressure, kidney stones and skin diseases. Even muscular pains and Rheumatism are cured very fast by taking bath in this water.
Yumtham is located 135 Km from Gangtok in north Sikkim. Nestled at an altitude of 12.000 Ft, the water of this hot spring contains sulphur and dipping in it is believed to give relief to skin ailment. This spring secretly lies under a small hut near Lachung River.
Vashisht is 6 km. from Manali located in the Kullu district, well above the river Beas. The hot water springs emerge through granitic gneisses which cover a vast area in this part of the Himalaya. Vashisht Hot water springs is another major tourist attraction in Kullu-Manali Himachal. The temperature of the water varies from 110°F to 123°F. Almost 3,000 people take a dip in the tanks every day. A separate tank is also reserved for the females. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation has built ‘Turkish type baths’ about 500 meters below Vashisht village to tap the spring’s immense curative potential. The hot water is brought through pipe and stored in a huge water tank and then channeled through pipes to the bathrooms of the HPTDC.
Tattapani, District Mandi
Located 51 km from Shimla and 29 km from Naldera, Tattapani is a famous tourist resort located in the Mandi district. Located on the right bank of river Satluj, it is nestled at an altitude of 656 meters. This natural spring is pure and has curative power for various bodily ailments. The spring contains the mineral sulphur which contributes to the healing properties. The water level of the spring keeps changing with the fluctuation in the water level of the river. Literary ‘Tatta-pani’ means hot water.
Saptparni cave, Rajgir hot water springs
Saptparni cave is located in the city of Rajgor in Bihar state of India. Earlier known as ‘Rajagriha’ or Girivaraja, the city Rajgir is famous for its hot water springs, locally known as Brahmakund. The Saptparni Cave, also the source of the Rajgir hot water springs, has curative properties and is sacred to the Hindus. Separate bathing places have been organized for men and women and the water comes through spouts from Saptadhara, the seven streams, believed to find their source behind the “Saptaparni Caves”, up in the Vaibhava hills.