Bijli Mahadev Temple Overview

Kullu has a huge history in its sack. It also homes one of the most beautiful temples in India. Bijli Mahadev Temple stands out from all the other temples due to its serenity and scenic beauty. It is located at a height of 2460 m above sea level. This temple is a “Kash” style temple in which Lord Shiva is in the form of Shiva Lingam and it is one of the best Kullu tourist places.

The temple can be reached easily after crossing the Beas River. It is located 22 km away from Kullu. The higher ground surrounding the temple offers a panoramic view of the Paravati and Kullu valley. The glistening 60 feet staff of Bijli Mahadev is visible from a very long distance. Legend says that this temple gets struck by lightning every year.

This is why the temple is named after lightning. The lightning distorts the position of the Shiva Linga. The priest of the temple attaches it again using tattoo and butter as an adhesive. To reach this temple, you will have to perform a 3 km moderately difficult trek uphill. It is an easy trek for younger persons.

For travelers embarking on Himachal Pradesh tour packages, Bijli Mahadev Temple is a must-visit destination offering a blend of spirituality and breathtaking views. Situated amidst picturesque landscapes, this temple provides a serene retreat where visitors can immerse themselves in the divine ambiance and marvel at the natural beauty of Kullu valley. Including a visit to Bijli Mahadev Temple in your itinerary promises an enriching cultural experience and unforgettable memories during your Himachal Pradesh tour.

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple: The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple is 5.6 km.

Location: Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, 175138.

Opening Timings: The temple follows the opening and closing timings of other temples usually.

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Bijli Mahadev Temple Reviews

Naval Chaturvedi
Reviewed: 14 Mar 2020
It was a great experience to trek to Bijli Mahadev Temple and watched one of the amazing views of the Kullu and Parvati Valley. The entire trekking trail is surrounded by long trees and deodar forests. Even there are some shops for snacking and the 360-degree views of Himalayan Mountain Ranges were ... Read More
Ganak Marar
Reviewed: 05 Mar 2020
This was not so much a famous trek among people and was quite peaceful during the climb. The climb is a bit steep but when you had Lord Shiva in mind it was nothing. The temple had such a positive atmosphere and it was surrounded by beautiful scenery and one of the best valleys as well. It was like ... Read More
Minakshi Devar
Reviewed: 08 Mar 2020
We visited there in the month of October and the 360-degree view from the top was magnificent. We witness snow-capped mountains on one side and amazing views of Kullu and Parvati Valley as well. It was the best visit we had on a Manali Trip.
Aagam Rana
Reviewed: 13 Feb 2020
The walk towards the temple was completely peaceful and we feel the positive vibe in oneself during the walk. Nature was at its best and the scenic beauty of the mountains during the climb was breathtaking. The architecture of the temple is old and very unique as well.
Harita Achari
Reviewed: 04 Jan 2020
It was the finest experience we had. Visiting the shiva temple surrounded by snow and at a height of 2460 meters was indeed an amazing experience. The views from the hill are astonishing and worth the efforts to climb until that height.

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