Arjun Gufa

Entry : free

Address : Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Why to visit Arjun Gufa

Arjun Gufa is situated on the left bank of the Beas River, near the lovely Prini Village. The trek up to the cave is thrilling in and of itself, with the surrounding natural landscape being breathtaking.

  • To get to the base area, one must descend a short distance inside.
  • The entire cave takes roughly 45 minutes to explore.
  • The walkway winds through lush green meadows, tall pine trees, and cement steps, making exploration of the area enthralling. Many


  • Arjun is said to have spent years meditating in a cave near the Beas River.
  • Lord Shiva bestowed the Pashupata Astra upon him because of his devotion and dedication.

Things to know before visiting:

  • When entering the cave, the majority of visitors take off their shoes.

  • The cave is accessible at all times, but it is recommended that visitors only visit during the day.

  • Because the cave's entrance is so small, it is not advisable to bring large bags.

  • If one has claustrophobia, one might want to think again before going inside the cave.

Timings: 24 hours

Time Required: Less than 1 hour

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Best Time To Visit: March to June

Trek Distance: 22 km

Trek Level: Moderate

Trek Altitude: 2200 m

FAQ on Arjun Gufa

How to reach Arjun Gufa?

The town of Manali is 5 kilometres away from Arjun Gufa. The best ways of transportation to reach the nearby settlement Prini are local buses..leased taxis and private vehicles. The Kullu-Naggar-Manali road takes about 20 minutes to reach Prini. Renting a motorcycle is also a good way to get to the location.

What is the best time to visit Arjun Gufa

The best time to visit Arjun Gufa is between March and June when the terrain is not heavily snow-covered and the weather is comfortable throughout the day allowing you to explore the cave.

How far is Arjun Gufa from Manali?

Arjun Gufa is 4 km away from Manali

What are the places to visit near Arjun Gufa?

Kunti Mata Temple (2 km) and Bhrigu Lake (15.5 km) are the places to visit near Arjun Gufa

Special Tip

It's recommended to bring a flashlight and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. The cave is open 24 hours a day, but it is recommended that travellers visit during the day. Due to the cave's tiny entry, big bags should not be carried within.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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