Bijli Mahadev is a legendary temple located at the top of the Mathan hill. The best part of Bijli Mahadev trek with us is you can enjoy Kasol at first day and on 2nd day complete Bijli Mahadev trek and proceed to Bhuntar to journey back to Delhi. The trek will start from 3 km before the temple and will reach the top to have a breathtaking view of entire Kullu valley
Bijli mahadev trek is one of the best trek in Kullu kasol region. Bijli Mahadev trek can easily be done in any weekend
Day 1: Reach kasol and visit Chalal, Manikaran
Today you reach Kasol. To reach to Kasol you can come to Bhuntar from Delhi. From Bhuntar buses and shared cabs are available to reach Kasol. At kasol you will meet our representative who will take you to the campsite. Settle down and freshen up. Or you can visit to Manikaran or Kasol market. Come back to the campsite in afternoon. Bonfire will be arranged in the evening Enjoy the star studded sky of Kasol. After dinner have the deepest sleep of your life listening to the sound of river.
Day 2: Trek to Bijli Mahadev and Back
After breakfast start you cab journey to Bijli Mahadev. The route goes via Naggar. It is approx. 2 hours of cab journey to reach the start point of Bijli Mahadev trek. From there it is approx. 3 km of trek uphill which will take 2-3 hours to reach the top. The view from the hilltop is mesmerizing. The temple is located at an altitude of about 2,438 m in the Kullu Valley. This is one of the scenic temples in the region and located approx. 10 km from Kullu beside the Beas river
You can see Kullu, Manikaran, Malana & Bhuntar Airport directly from the top of the Bijli Mahadev. After spending some quality time and enjoying a panoramic view of Kullu and Paravati valleys you can start your journey back to Bhuntar directly by the car you came.
Bijli Mahadev trek
Bijli Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Kullu district is unique. It is said that lightning hits temple breaking the Shivling into pieces. The priest of temple joins the Shivling with butter and it takes proper shape with a grace of god. This temple is located at an altitude of 2,460m, overlooks Parvati valley. Weather during day time is pleasant and nights are cold, windy and prone to thunderstorms.
Bijli Mahadev trek villages
It is located on east side of Kullu valley. It was once the capital of Kullu kingdom and is the most charming village in the valley. It also has a castle which now has been converted into a heritage hotel.
Towards the right of the Naggar Haveli, a winding 5km road around the hills lies the beautiful agrarian village. This tiny village represents the true colours of Himachali culture and heritage. This village is known for panoramic surroundings and Chamunda Bhagwati temple.
Puid is a village in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by Kullu tehsil towards South, Lahul Tehsil towards North, Sipti tehsil towards East, Chaunthra tehsil towards West.
It is situated in the lap of Himalayas. This valley caters a variety of travellers and tourists. The valley starts from a junction of river Parvati and Beas and runs towards the steep side of Bhuntar.
Bijli Mahadev trek difficulty
Best time for trekking to Bijli Mahadev temple is day-time as the weather is pleasant and the road is not slippery. There can be minor injuries while trekking like bruises, knee or arm sprain, etc. So, carry first aid kit. The ridge along the temple is prone to lightning. Hence during thunderstorms, stay below tree-line, keep away from tall trees and avoid height ground.
The trek to temple starts from Kullu. The bridge over Beas is crossed after Ramshila Bazaar and the trek passes through forest of oak, pine and deodar. There are several trails that lead to the temple. Every village located on the slope of the mountain face has its own path up to the ridge. There is no danger of getting lost as there are many small hamlets on way for instructions about route and directions. A jeep road of twelve kilometres has been constructed to the temple. The road stops three kilometres short of the temple. The distance on foot to the temple is about ten kilometres.
The trek to Bijli Mahadev starts from Naggar (situated in Kullu) which is just 21 km from Manali. Then the trail takes you to Nashala village through beautiful deodar forests. After crossing Nashala village, you will reach Matikocchar through a well-built road. Then, walk gradually through Kais (Wildlife Sanctuary) that leads that leads towards the temple of Bijli Mahadev. Bijli Mahadev temple is a wooden temple with a small opening in the roof for the lightning to pass. The place is windy but beautiful. From temple to reach Puid village it takes one hour. Then you can ride back to Manali from Puid in a jeep.
Bijli Mahadev trek weather
As this place lies height, the weather is unpredictable. The best time to visit Bijli Mahadev is summer as the weather is pleasant and not very cold. During winters and rainy season, the weather is cold and the road becomes slippery which makes trekking difficult.