Bijli Mahadev is one of the ancient temples in India. Located 22 km from Kullu across the Beas river, It is also renowned as the ‘Temple of Lightning’. Bijli Mahadev Temple is a huge temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located at the height of 2,450 m above sea level. This temple represents the Pahari, a broad generalisation of groups of people living in the Himalayan foothills. According to local people, a 60-foot long shaft on the temple top attracts atmospheric lightning and destroys the lingam at regular intervals.
This place is full of mystery and miracles. We will tell you about a Shivling on which celestial lightning falls once every 12 years, in connection with this auspicious month of Sawan. The fall of this power causes the Shivling to crumble. But the glory of Lord Shiva is so incomparable that after breaking the Shivling it takes concrete shape again. The place is too scenic due to the location of the temple which is at the top most end of the Mathan hill.
Bijli Mahadev Trek
The trek of bijli mahdev is easy and beginners can trek along easily it is near to kullu trek is of 2,3 hours. Bijli Mahadev is one of the ancient temples in India. Cars go up to a point after which one has to hike. Fresh Cedar forest aroma all around. From the top, view is excellent. You will get a full panoramic 360 degree view of the surrounding Himalayan range of mountains. By the time you reach the top, your lungs will definitely ask you for rest but you will find it irresistible to admire the beauty that you see. After climbing the steps, a plane area is available where localities have set up some private canteens. Good Chinese food, Momo is available here.
Camping at Bijli Mahadev
If you feel like 3 hours is not enough time to fully enjoy the hypnotic beauty of this magnanimous temple, you can choose to spend a night camping at Bijli Mahadev. Camping is another way of directly experiencing nature. An eco-friendly camp has an organized accommodation that is comfortable and spacious.
- all veg. meals & snacks during trek
- camping tent accommodation for 1 night (double / triple sharing)
- trek equipment ( camping tents, sleeping bags, mats etc.)
- forest camping & trek permits
- services of adventure trek leader, trek guides, cooks, helpers, porters
- any kind of hotel or lodge stay on departure
- in case a trekker is unable to carry his / her backpack, it can be offloaded to mule / porter, charges of which can be directly paid to the porter (around ₹ 300 per backpack per day)
- any kind of travel, lodging or medical cost incurred in case a trekker drop out of the trek due to sickness or injury
How to Reach
By Car: – When you travel to Bijli Mahadev from Delhi, the route from Delhi to Kullu is as follows
Delhi – Sonipat – Panipat – Kurukshetra – Chandigarh – Mandi-Kullu.
By Train: – No direct trains run to Kullu from Delhi or Shimla. However, you can take Shatabdi till Chandigarh and hire a cab/ take a bus till Kullu.
By Flight: – The nearest Airport from Bijli Mahadev is Bhuntar, approximately 60 KMs away.
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