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Manali Bijli Mahadev Temple

Months: April to November
Days: 4
Maximum Altitude: 2438m / 8045ft.
Grade: Easy to Moderate


This trek begins from the small village of Naggar and goes along a mountain ridge high above the River Beas. On this trail you get great views of the lower Beas valley and spot small houses clinging to the hillsides across the river. The entire walk is through dense forests and apple orchards by passing a few quaint villages.

Day 1: After breakfast we drive 23 Kms from Manali to Naggar from where we begin our trek along a well defined path. Skirting apple orchards a few small old villages and paddy fields we continue on the trail till we arrive at Jana village. We set up camp near a field for the night.

Day 2: From Jana we continue ascending a gradual path till we arrive on a miniature plateau on a mountain ridge where the legendary Bijli Mahadev Temple stands at 2438m / 8045ft. From here you get excellent views of towering snow topped mountains all around. We camp a little ahead of the temple grounds. You will notice a 20 metre high silver pole on the temple that attracts lightening every year. The lightening strikes the pole and travels down to the sanctum sanctorum where it shatters the Shivling. This is then made whole by the priest who joins the shattered pieces together with flour and butter and amazingly it's restored to its original form. This is repeated every year.

Day 3: After appreciating the magnificent panorama around this serene environment we walk downhill and reach the town of Kullu by early afternoon where a Jeep awaits to take us back to Manali and your hotel.

Other Short Treks around Manali
S. No. Treks Days
1. Manali Seruvalsar Lake 3
2. Manali Bhrighu Lake 3
3. Manali Malana 4
4. Manali Khirganga via Pulga 4
5. Manali Solang Valley Beas Kund 5
6. Manali Hamta 6
7. Manali Base of Deo Tibba 5


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