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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 tra...
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 i...
Location: Chansari VIllage Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 02:00 PM
Himachal Pradesh is truly a land of wonders and that is exactly what you will see in the cultural hub of the State, the city of Manali. Explore the nature trails of a city and experience secrets in its kitty in the beautiful city of Manali. Enjoy the company of tall trees and beautiful landscapes with this trek. Bijli Mahadev is one of the sacred temples of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an altitude of about 2,460m in the Kullu Valley.
About Bijli Mahadev Trek:
- Exciting trek to see the famous temple in Kullu valley, Bijli Mahadev temple, nestled amidst the frozen valley with cedar forests around.
- Report at Chansari village in Kullu. You will meet your guide there and start the trek towards Bijli Mahadev temple.
- Walk up to 2460 meters height to find solace from the very sacred place in Kullu.
- Indulge in a very peaceful trek to the top of the hill from where you can see the Kullu and Paravati valleys and enjoy the salubrious nature with a hot beverage.
- Later take the same trail to return to Manali/Kullu
How to reach?
The Chansari Village has located around 55 Km from the Mall Road of Manali. You can board a private cab to reach the village.
Note: Pick up and drop will be at Mall Road Square, Mall Road if opted for guided trekking experience with transport and minimum 3 members are required to avail pick up and drop service.
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Rated : 5.0
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 worth seeing here. Such an amazing place to go for in Manali.
Rated : 5.0
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 heaven on earth as it was covered by snow most of the time.
Rated : 5.0
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.
Rated : 5.0
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.
Rated : 5.0
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.
Bijli Mahadev Trek is a legendary trek on top of Mathan Hills in Kullu Valley a.k.a “Valley of Gods”. It is situated in the lap of majestic Himalayas with breath-taking landscapes, distinct rich culture and heritage. Bijli Mahadev is at a distance of 14 kilometres from Kullu and you can reach this prestigious temple after a trek of 3 kilometres. This amazing trek awards you with a panoramic view of Kullu and Paravati valleys.
Bijli Mahadev Trek is a moderately easy trek as you have to cover only a distance of 3 kilometers. The trek begins from Chasari Village and from there you will have to trek for 3 kilometers till you reach Bijli Mahadev Temple, situated at a height of 2452 metres above the sea level.
Being a comparatively easy and short trek, it becomes easy for beginners to complete this trek as the climb is not too steep and the route is easy as well.
The temperature of Bijli Mahadev Trek remains pleasant during most of the year as you will rarely find an extremely hot climate here. The average temperature remains between 25 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius. Here in this region you will find that the days are moderate in temperature but the nights are extremely cold. This place also receives its share of Monsoon and Winter every year.
Bijli Mahadev temple trek is a safe and easy trek. Trek is of 3 kilometres only and does not include any steep climb or high altitudes which makes it suitable even for the people who are having a mild medical condition. It is advised to trek during the day as the nights are extremely cold along and prone to thunderstorms.
Trek begins with the narrow walking trail meandering through the village which then turns into a concrete path just as the village ends.
The initial climb is a little stiff, but the trail eases into a gentle climb after you are done with the first kilometre. The ridge along the temple is prone to lightning-caused by Thunderstorms. Therefore during thunderstorms, stay below the tree-line, avoid high ground, and keep away from solitary tall trees.
Bijli Mahadev trek begins from Chansari Village and it is only a 3 kilometres of trekking, so it takes around 1.5 hours to ascent and 1 hour to descent from the Chansari Village. You will be spending around 1 hour on the Bijli Mahadev temple as well which makes the total trek time of around 4 hours. Further, the timings also vary as per the weather, pathways, and speed of your trekking.
The starting point of Bijli Mahadev Trek is Chansari Village. From Mall road of Manali, this place is located around 55 kilometers. From Manali, you can easily find private cabs and public buses to reach Chansari Village.
During your trek to Bijli Mahadev in Manali, you will cross the trails which are filled with an uphill and downhill climb. So the first thing that you need is comfortable clothing along with comfortable footwear. Do carry a jacket along as it may get cold at the top.
Also, make sure to carry along water bottles as the entire trek will leave you thirsty.
Do not forget to take your Sunglasses and Sunscreen you will be under direct sunlight during the trek. It is strongly recommended to carry your medications if any. And lastly, two most important things you should carry is your National ID card along with a nice camera because the entire trek is filled with scenic places and beautiful mountains.
Bijli Mahadev Temple is a sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and sits atop Mathan Hills. This temple is located at a height of 2450 metres from the sea level and it is built in Pahari style with intricate carvings on the wall.
On the top of the temple, there is also a 60 feet high flagpole shaft, Shiva Lingam enshrined is the most interesting feature of the temple.
As per a popular belief, every year the lightning strikes the shaft and Shiva lingam is shattered into several pieces (which symbolizes that Lord Shiva absorbs the dangers and the sufferings upon himself and keeps the people safe). This lingam is later restored by the priest of the temple using butter and satto as adhesives. Owing to this remarkable fact the temple gets its name as Bijli Mahadev.
Bijli Mahadev Temple is located very close to Bhuntar and you need only to travel 3 kilometres from Bhuntar to reach the temple. One can reach Kullu first and then get a bus from the bus stand for Bijli Mahadev which goes up to the nearby 'Chansari' village.
Bijli Mahadev Trek is one of the easy treks that you can try. The trek does not include too much steep climb or descend. The entire trek is easy and you just need to cover 3 kilometres each side to complete the trek. Even without any prior experience, you can opt for this trek.
The best time to go for the Bijli Mahadev Trek is between the month of March and June as you will most pleasant weather for a trek during that time. The temperature remains between 25 to 37 degree Celsius during this time which makes it perfect for the trek.
There is no designated washroom facility available at Bijli Mahadev temple although you will find make-shift toilets along the way that you can use.
After completing the summit to Bijli Mahadev peak you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful panoramic views of Parvati and Kullu Valley. The temple is surrounded by Parvati, Bhuntar, Garsa and Kullu hills.
To reach Bijli Mahadev temple, you need to reach Chansari Village firstly as it is the starting point of the trek. Chansari village is a distance of 24 kilometers east from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, and the village is easily accessible via public buses and taxis from Kullu. After reaching Chansari Village your 3 kilometres trek will begin till Bilji Mahadev Temple.
Bijli Mahadev temple is reachable via Chansari Village, which is at 3 kilometres trekking distance to the temple. Chansari village can be reached via Kullu and Manali as well both are located at 24 kilometres and 55 kilometres respectively. You can take private cabs and public buses from both the places to reach Chansari Village.
The difficulty level of Bijli Mahadev trek is easy to moderate. You can easily do the trek if you are a beginner or even if this is your first ever trek.
However, it is recommended that you keep your fitness level high and prepare yourself a bit for the trek. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes and you are good to go.
Popularly known as one of the most sacred temples in Himachal Pradesh and home to Lord Shiva, Bijli Mahadev is located at a height of 2,460 m in kullu valley.
One can reach the temple after doing a short trek and reach the hill where the Bijli Mahadev temple is located which is also called Mathan.
The bijli mahadev trek becomes a little difficult in the monsoon season as the surface tends to get slippery. Therefore, it is not recommended to go for the trek in the rainy season but the end call is yours.
Bijli Mahadev Temple is open from 6 am to 8 pm every day. You can pay your visit at any time of the day and spend a few hours at this place. The temple is an extremely peaceful place and you can stroll around and explore the nearby areas.
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