In The Mahabharata it is mentioned that Hidiamba is the wife of Bhim, the strongest of five Pandava brothers. Bhima fell in love with Hadimba, a sister of demon Tandi. Bhima Killed Tandi in combat and married Hadimba, who today worshiped as the incarnation of Kali. This temple was built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in the year 1553 in the worship of Hidimba Devi. The area surrounding the temple gives a festive look always as tourist dressed up in traditional colorful dress available at price for photography. This wooden temple is beautifully designed in a Pagoda style. There are many wooden carving works in the walls and main entrance door of the temple. There will be long Que for the darshan in peak tourist seasons like summer.
The temple area is surrounded by tall pine trees and there is a Nature walk is available through these trees.
Just opposite to Hidimba temple there is a Museums and it has a good collection of photographs displaying different functions and festivals of Himachal. There is a nice collection of old utensils and day today use articles of locals in the museum.
Hidimba devi temple at Manali during rain
Entrée fee is Rs 10. It will take 15 minutes to complete the visit to the museum. Phone Number of Museum is 01902-251796