Hot water springs in India are connected to many legends and stories; indicating that hot springs have existed from ancient period. Indians believe that hot springs have medicinal value which can cure many diseases. Hence, they have spiritual and religious significance in India.
Have a look at some of the hot water springs in India.
BAKRESHWAR, WEST BENGAL
Bakreshwar is a town situated in the Birbhum, West Bengal. Hot water springs are a popular attraction in this Hindu pilgrim site. Ten other springs situated around add to the tourist attraction.
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Tattapani has a chain of hot water springs situated on the banks of river Sutlej. Interestingly, these hot water springs are next to one of the coldest rivers. Tattapani is a famous tourist spot where people enjoy a relaxing bath in these springs.
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PANAMIK, NUBRA VALLEY
Panamik is known for its hot water spring, situated at an elevation of 10442 ft above sea level. Panamik is also famous for Bactrian camels and Pashmina goats which are indigenous to Nubra Valley.
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Atmallik is a unique one because the cold water springs are attached to the hot ones, this miraculous phenomenon is very interesting. Records suggest that there were 84 springs at a time, which is now reduced to 24. Agnikunda, Himakunda, Amruthakunda are some other hot water springs that can be located here.
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MANIKARAN, HIMACHAL PRADESH
Manikaran has a number of hot water springs that attract a lot of people. Hot water springs are related to many legends and considered as pilgrim spots. Taking a dip in these springs is said to cure many diseases. Hence, many people visit these hot water springs in Kullu.
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The hot water spring is situated near Hattakeshwara Temple in Atri village. Water in this spring contains sulphur which is considered as cure for skin problems. So, many people visit this place which also has religious importance.
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Unapdev is a picnic spot in Dara village and known for its ever flowing hot water spring. The water flows during all seasons which comes from the structure of a cow's head.
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'Tapta' means hot and 'pani' means water; this hot water spring in Brahmapur has religious importance.The picturesque landscapes and deer park are some of the other places around Taptapani.
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