Tattapani at a glance
Coordinates:31.2488° N, 77.0895° E
State: Himachal Pradesh
Tattapani village is located in Mandi district at a distance of 52 km from Shimla and 29 km from Naldehra. It is situated on the right bank of river Satluj at an altitude of 2,230 ft. above the sea level. In local language, ‘Tattapani’ means ‘hot water’. The place is famous for its hot water springs that is spread over an area of one square kilometre.
How to reach Tattapani:
By flight:Located 68 km from Tattapani, Jabarhatti Airport is the nearest air base. Otherwise, the nearest airport that connects to major cities of India is Chandigarh located 153 km. The local carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, Vistara, Spice Jet and others have direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. On reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi to get to Tattapani, which will take you around 5 hours to reach your destination from Chandigarh airport and 2 hours from Shimla airport.
By train: With a dense frequency of trains from all over India, Shimla serves to be the heart of Tattapani catering the railway network needs of Tattapani. It connects all the major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai, etc. You can hire a taxi or a bus from the station to head to Tattapani, located 51 km away.
By road: You can arrive in Tattapani using the excellent road network the state has to offer for its tourists. You can hire a taxi to travel to the destination from the near by cities like Shimla, Delhi or Chandigarh. Alternatively, frequent buses run by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) can be booked well in advance from online portals of travels and tourism to travel to Tattapani.
Places to visit and things to do in Tattapani
Adventure Park is an idyllic destination for picnic and adventurous activities with family. Situated in the middle of cover of nature and impressive view of river Sutlej, this park offers several thrilling activities like rope bridge, Burma Bridge, commando net and flying fox etc.
Ancient Hanuman Temple
Also known as Jai Shree Dev Badyogi Ji Maharaj, this temple is a famous temple located in Mandi. A fascinating site awaits you there of local farmers using traditional ways of agriculture.
Chindi, located nearly 35 kms from Tattapani is a place bounded by nature and picturesque views. Lying in Karsog Valley, this place is well known for its incredible apple orchards and picture perfect view of Himalayas.
Hot Water Spring
One of the most sought after place in Tattapani is Hot Water Spring. As the name of this town suggests meaning ‘hot water’, this chain of sulphur springs gushes out hot water on the right bank of River Sutlej.
Once again 35 kms from Tattapani, this temple is an ancient place. Devoted to Mahun Nag, famously referred to as ‘the great snake’ is an ancient temple of Maharaja Karana.
Mountain biking in Tattapani is a mind blowing experience amid the peace and calm area. The birds chirping and the view of quaint village are simply amazing.
An ancient religious place, Shiva Cave is almost 3.5 kms from Tattapani in Saraur. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Shivratri celebrations of this temple are extremely enthusiastic.
Trekking and Camping
Trekking is one of the most popular sport activities in Tattapani. The small village housing more hills than roads offers various trekking paths where one can relish the natures beauty along the way.
What to eat in Tattapani:
Local Food and Cuisine
Tattapani is a small town near Shimla. Being situated in North India, the eating joints and restaurants in the area serve food mainly in north Indian cuisine. However, one will also find slight diversity in cuisine with Chinese and Continental.