Top 10 Hot Springs Destinations in India
Vajreshwari, Maharashtra: Vajreshwari located at the foot of Mandakini Mountain has several Hot Springs strewn across Vajreshwari, Akloli, Ganeshpuri and Satvalli. The temperature of the hot springs here varies from 43 to 49 degree C. At the hot springs in Vajreshwari there is a provision of hot springs baths in exclusive and closed baths known as "Kothawalla Baths".
Bakreshwar, West Bengal
Bakreshwar a famous pilgrimage spot is located on the edge of the Chhotanagpur plateau. It boasts of 10 Hot Springs, naturally rich in therapeutic minerals. People from far and near converge hear for a bath. The natural springs of Bakreshwar are also sources of Helium gas. Important ones are Paphara ganga, Baitarini ganga, Khar kunda etal.
About 50 km from Berhampur lies the Taptapani Hot water Spring located on a densely forested hill. The waters of the natural spring of Taptapani is said to contain medicinal properties that cures skin ailments. A pond is constructed next to the Hot Spring for taking bath.
Atri located at a distance of 42 km from Bhubaneswar, is well known for its hot sulphur springs. The Hot Springs with sulphur maintain an uniform temperature of 55°C throughout the day. A bathing complex adjoining the hot sulphur springs is there for all to try alternative cures or just the fun of it.
Thingbu and Tsachu, Arunachal Pradesh
Thingbu and Tsachu Hot Water Springs the twin healing hotspots are on the Tawang – Jang road in Tawang District. Easy accessibility makes the warm, sulphur-rich water of the Hot springs a favourite for the tourists as well as those desirous to cure skin diseases.
Yumesamdong near to the Chinese border, in the picturesque north Sikkim is well recognized for its Hot Springs. There is not less than 14 sulphur Hot Springs in the region of Yumesamdong. North Sikkim. The Hot Springs are not out of bounds and offer a chance to take a dip in any among the 14 of the area.
Maniakaran, Himachal Pradesh
Manikaran, at 1829 m above msl is famous for its Hot Springs. The water here is said to contain high dose of Uranium and radioactive minerals besides Sulphur. The temperature of the water is above boiling point. One can have a bath here within the premises of a Gurudwara and two other privately-owned tanks. Manikaran is 70 km from Manali.
Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh
Just 3 km from Manali are located the hot springs of Vashist in a small village.The natural sulphur Hot Springs are managed by the government. The sprouts near the Sage Vasisht Temple fall into a tank within the temple and there are separate bathing areas for men and women.
Gaurikund is situated at an elevation of 1982 meters and is the commencement point of the holy trek to Kedarnath. The natural thermal springs here is allowed to fall into a Kund. The Kund itself has a mythological connotations attached with it. A sacred dip is considered auspicious here.
Panamik, Ladakh, J&K
Panamik in Ladakh is around 9 km from the beginning of the Siachen glacier. The Hot Springs at Panamik with visible water bubbles is very hot so there is no question of getting near or touching it. The rocks around the hot spring are very slippery because of presence of green algae and sulphur coating of the water.