Bijli Mahadev Trek

By Divyakshi Gupta

Bijli Mahadev is an offbeat trek in Kullu Valley and the start point is at Kashavri village, 22 Km from Kullu.

It is a 3 Km easy to moderate climb that meanders through Pine, Oak and Deodar trees.

Pause at intervals and look at the absolute scenic views that peek through the forests.

Though the climb isn’t very arduous, it is best to carry a trekking pole or a stick.

It is believed that once in 12 years, the Shiv ling in the temple is struck by lightning and the priest builds another one with butter.

You will come across several pinecones strewn on the forest floor: gifts from the forest!

The temple is at 2438 metres and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Most of the visitors are pilgrims, but the views can mesmerise every nature lover.

You can see the entire Kullu valley and even the Bhuntar airport strip from the top.

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