Talking about the city of Bhuntar, it paves the way for the cities of Kullu and Manali. Here you will get a chance to see the lush green environment, flora and fauna. Bhuntar is about 10 km from Kullu.
Located in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, Bhuntar has many important tourist places including Jagannath Temple and Bijli Mahadev Temple. Apart from this, tourists also come and go in Bajaura village.
Do you know that the Beas river also flows in Bhuntar. Tourists can also enjoy white water rafting here. Relaxation points are also available for camping near the city during summer. The Basheshwar temple of Bhuntar is also well liked by the people.
How to reach Bhuntar
You will be happy to know that it has its own domestic airport called Bhuntar Airport or Kullu Manali Airport. It is well connected to many major cities like Chandigarh, Dharamshala, New Delhi and Shimla. But this airport is currently closed. Nearest will be Bhuntar Airport in Kullu.
Can you guess the nearest railway station to Bhuntar? Yes, the nearest railway station to Bhuntar is Pathankot. It is actually a junction and its network is spread across North India. It is connected to many major cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur, Jammu, Ahmedabad and Lucknow such as Hatai-Muri Link Express, Himsagar Express, Sealdah-Jammu Tawi Express, Jhelum Express and Jammu-Tawi-Ahmedabad Express etc.
It is connected to major cities like Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Jammu through Himachal Pradesh State Board Transport Corporation (HPSRTC) and some other private travel services. It is 11 km from Kullu, 50 km from Manali, 60 km from Mandi, 105 km from Rampur, 195 km from Shimla and 210 km from Baddi.
Place to Visit in & Around Bhunter
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple is known as Vishveshwar Mahadev Temple. It is an extraordinary temple famous for its stone carvings, flat shikaras and miraculous statues. It is very easy to reach this temple as it is only 4 km from Bhuntar Airport. This grand temple originated in the 8th century and is the largest religious site of all the temples in Kullu.
The heavenly abode of Bhuvaneshwari Devi is situated on a hill just 3 km from Bhuntar. You will not believe that this temple is at an altitude of 5000 feet above sea level. A spectacular view of the city of Kullu is seen from the hill. The path of the temple is very steep, so follow it carefully.
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Bijli Mahadev temple is situated on Mount Mathan near Bhuntar and is situated at an altitude of about 2000 meters. The temple is built in Kash style and is completely dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is said about this temple that whenever you go through the glow of light, the Shivling is divided into pieces. Apart from this, devotees believe that it can rain when praying sincerely for the purpose of farming, which is very good for the land.
Himalaya National Park
Some people identify this park as Jawaharlal Nehru Great Indian National Park. It is spread over a vast area and is situated in the area of Bhuntar in Kullu. You will be astonished to see snow-capped peaks, flower-covered alpine meadows, magnificent glaciers as well as coniferous forests. It is known for a variety of animals such as brown bear, black bear, rhesus macaque, langur, wild sheep as well as Himalayan musk deer. This place is also great for trekking, you can find easy treks just like the phulara ridge trek in Uttarakhand
Adi Brahma Temple
About 4 km from Bhuntar, Adi Brahma Temple is a huge wooden temple located in the village of Khokhan. A huge statue of Lord Brahma is present in the center of the temple complex. The temple has a chariot with eleven silver and two brass and one Ashtadhatu piece.