Bijli Mahadev

The name is derived from the fact that the lightening (Bijli) strikes the Shiva linga inside the temple and breaks it to pieces. The Shivlinga (Mahadev) is joined together and installed on a special occasion using a locally made adhesive of butter. One can witness the charred part inside the temple wall which is due to the flames as a result of the lightning strike. Descend down to the Chansari village through the pine forest.

Duration: 03 Days
Season: January to December
Region: Kullu – Manali
Grade: Easy
Maximum altitude: 3000 Mts.

Itinerary

Day 01: Solang (2350 Mts.)
Arrive at Solang, 14 Km ahead of Manali. Acclimatization and preparation for the trek. Accommodation will be provided in hotel/guest house.

Day 02: Solang – Jana – Matikochar (2200 Mts.) 4 Hrs.
Drive to Jana by jeeps, the trek begins from the picturesque village of Jana through a thick forest of magnificent pines, cedar and apple orchards with beautiful views of the valley and snow clad peaks. Matikochhar commands a panoramic view of Kullu valley. Camp at Matikochar near the forest hut.

Day 03: Matikochar – Bijli Mahadev ( 2460 Mts. ) – Chansari village 3 to 4 hrs trek and drive to Manali/ Solang.
It will take approximately one and a half hours to reach at Chansari. Drive to Manali/Solang.