BHUNTAR is a Gateway of District Kullu, situated at the
Sangam of 'BEAS & PARVATI RIVERS' and also connected
through Road and Air. The Kullu-Manali Airport is also situated
at Bhuntar, While planning your holiday, instead of rushing
directly to Manali, spent 3 days and 2 nights at Bhuntar
and Kullu, by doing so you can save much by way of fuel
& money and enjoy more by seeing places of historical
importance i.e. :-
BISHWESHWAR TEMPLE, BAJAURA
Bishweshwar Temple is located in the village Bajaura just
5 km from Bhuntar. It is the largest and the most attractive
stone temple of Kullu Valley. This temple, built in the
ninth century in pyramid style, is built on SHANKRACHARYA
Padhati of Panch Dev Puja. It is said that the Pandavas
built it in one day. Due to its wonderful architecture,
it withstood the servere earthquake of 1905. This temple
has been declared as a protected monument.
ADI-BRAHMA TEMPE, KHOKHAN
Adi Brahma Temple is located in the village Khokhan just
4 km from Bhuntar. It is a massive wooden structure. This
temple has idols of Adi-Bhahma ji in the center and temple
of 'Garh Jogni & Manikaran Jogni' on the left and right
side of the temple.
TRIYUG NARAYAN TEMPLE, DYAR
Tryyug Narayan Temple is located in the village Dyar 12
km from Bhuntar. This 'Pagoda' style temple is dedicated
to 'BHAGWAN VISHNU JI' Idols of Bavan Avtar, Budh and Bramari
Devi are also there in the temple. This temple was built
in 800 AD.
Night halt at Bhuntar.
Manikaran is situated in Parbati Valley at the distance
of 32 km from Bhuntar. The water from the hot sulphur spring
at Manikaran is said to have medicinal value and is a cure
for an number of chronic ailments. Manikaran is also known
for temple of 'Lord Shiva' who remained in 'Samsadhi' for
eleven thousand year in 'Treta Yug' . Temple of 'Maryada
Parshotam Ram' Naina Mata and Gurdwara are also there.
Khirganga is situated also in Parvati Valley at a distance
of 22Km form Manikaran. For reaching Khirganga one have
to go by bus upto Barshaini and form there to Khirganga
on foot. This trek leads through hilly terrain. This is
the place where 'kartik ji', the eleder son of Lord Shiva
remained in Samadhi for thousand years. From Khirganga back
to Kullu and Night halt at Kullu.
Bijli Mahadev temple is a 'Khash' style temple that has
a 'SHIVLINGAM' installed in it. This tempe is situated in
a main Town with lush green forests sin the background,
14 km from Kullu, at height of about 1924m. This place got
its ame after the great miracle that occurs occasionally.
The Shivlingam is struck by lightening and it breaks into
pieces, then the priest of the temple collects all the pieces
and joints them to get here with the help of butter, which
acts as an adhesive. During July, a great rush of people
comes here to pay homage to LORD SHIVA.