Bhuntar is a town in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. There are not many places to visit or things to do in Bhuntar. It is a tranquil weekend getaway for tourists who want to spend a relaxed time in a quaint town. There are a few temples and historical sites to see. This town has religious significance. Kullu valley is 10 kilometres away from Bhuntar. Tourists visit the Kullu valley for water sports and adventure activities. In Kullu Valley, there are places that have a breathtaking landscape view. Trekking and camping is a popular activity at these sites . Bhuntar has a pleasant climate throughout the year.
Newly wedded couples can choose Bhuntar as a honeymoon spot for its tranquil locations and peaceful climate. If you want to get away from the maddening crowd of most of the tourist places in Himachal Pradesh, you can visit Bhuntar for a weekend. Ideally, you can spend one day in Bhuntar, before heading to Kullu, Manali, or other tourist places in Himachal Pradesh. Trekking and camping is possible at a few sites in Bhuntar. There are small restaurants and dhabas in Bhuntar that provide Indian and Mughlai cuisine. You can visit the park and take temple tours in Bhuntar.
People Also Ask About Bhuntar
You can take a flight to the Bhuntar airport, also known as the Kullu Manali airport. However, this airport might not be functional throughout the year.
There are bus and rail services available to Bhuntar from Delhi or Chandigarh. You can hire a private taxi or a cab from these places to reach Bhuntar.
Carry warm clothes, trekking and camping gear, bottled water, sunscreen, and travel kits.
Check your health before you start the trek.
Do not smoke in public or religious places.
Check for hygiene of food before eating it.
You will find many places for eating in Bhuntar at pocket friendly restaurants that serve vegetarian as well as fish dishes.
There are many buses and private cars available to travel to nearby hill stations.
Within Bhuntar you can travel in rickshaws.
Do not over tip at restaurants or Dhabas. Tipping here is not a compulsion here. You can however, leave a generous tip if you like the food or service.
Follow all the traffic rules when driving by yourself and carry an international driving license with you.
Wear traditional or ethnic clothes when visiting temples.
Avoid wearing skimpy or tight fitted clothes when you visit this town.
Remove your shoes when you visit religious places.
Do not take pictures inside the temples, as it is prohibited.
Do not take pictures of locals without their permission.
Do not tip taxi drivers or rickshaws.
Give fair as per the meter and only after reaching the destination.
There is no scope for having a night-life at Bhuntar.
Do not loiter alone in isolated areas or in the dark.
Avoid taking edibles or drinks from strangers.
Do not entertain beggars or hawkers.
Bargain at street shops to get the best price for the product that you buy.
Do not drink alcohol during trekking or camping. You are not allowed to bring alcohol to the trekking or camping sites either. Do not drink at public or religious places.
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Temple tours and walking trails
You can visit the Basheshwar temple in this town. It was built by Pandavas, has stone carvings, and is one of the biggest Shiva temples in Kullu Valley. The stone carvings around the idols are intricate and worth a view. Away from Bhuntar is the Bijali Mahadev temple that has stone carvings and was built in the 8th century. This is one of the oldest temples that is 4 kilometres away from Bhuntar. The Jagannath Temple is 3 kilometres away from Bhuntar and can only be reached by foot.
Once you finish taking the temple tours in a day’s time, you can take rest at the hotel and head towards adventure activities in Kullu and Manali. There are many nearby places where most of the outdoor activities and sightseeing is available for tourists. You can take a walking trail around Bhuntar and explore nearby areas in day time.
Trekking and camping in Nearby places
You can explore Mandi, Tirthan valley, Kullu, Manali, Kasol, or Manikaran for various activities. You can take treks at the Parvathi Valley and enjoy the view of meadows, mountains, Parvathi River, and the floral delights. This trek is a haven for shutterbugs who love nature photography. There are many villages near Kasol where you can trek and camp. The best view is star gazing at night in the clear sky. It is not possible to get this view in cities or towns.
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Sightseeing and outdoor activities
Though there is nothing much to do in Bhuntar, except spend a day exploring temples and taking walking trails, you can visit Kullu which is 10 kilometres away from Bhuntar. You can visit The Great Himalayan Park to get a glimpse of nature and wildlife. Kullu offers water sports like rafting and fishing. Visit the Pandoh Dam for its scenic view. You can take treks in Kullu for 4 to 12 days and explore nearby villages and valleys.
Shopping, peaks, and mountain pass
You can shop at most of the street markets in Kullu and other nearby villages for shawls, headgear, handicrafts, and souvenirs. The Chandrakhani Pass near the Beas Rive has clear waters, scenic view, fertile fields, and lush greenery. Naggar is a town in the Kullu district that offers many sites for trekking. Most of these places are not a haven for night-life and partying. Those who love wilderness and nature can take tours to this part of Himachal Pradesh.
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