Bijli Mahadev Trek Overview

Located at an altitude of 2460 meters in Kullu Village, Bijli Mahadev trek is one of the most sought activities. Upon completion of this trek, you will be able to pay your respects in one of the most ancient Shiva temples of India, which is built in KathKuni Style. The temple possesses Shiva Lingam as a form of Lord Shiva, to which thousands of devotees pay their respect. Starting from Kinja village, you will be trekking to the temple in the Kasawari village of the Kullu mountains surrounded by lush greenery. After traveling through a 3-kilometer long, easy-to-moderate trail of Bijli Mahadev Trek, you will cross the enchanting river of Beas. Following some incredible landscapes covered with green trees, you will reach this sacred place. The temple lets its structure be marvelously visible from the distance along with 1100 stairs shaded by Deodar trees. Once you enter the temple, the holy 1.5 ft tall Shiva Linga will bless you with positive vibes. The high altitude of this temple presents you with breathtaking views of Parvathi and Kullu Valley. The confluence of river Parvathi and Beas will be right in front of your eyes from the heavenly heights. After spending quality time across the temple, you can come back to Kinja village on the same day with blissful memories of the 1-day trek.

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  • Embark on this exciting trek to the Bijli Mahadev Temple lying at an elevation of 2460 m
  • Witness the beautiful views of the mountain ranges as your traverse through the green forests
  • Take this trekking activity under the guidance of a friendly and experienced guide
  • Get hassle free pick up and drop off from your hotel to the starting point of the Bijli Mahadev Trek.
  • The Bijli Mahadev Trek Package is valued at INR 1800/- in the market
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Must Know Before You Go
  • Any expenses of personal nature are not included in the package cost, that includes phone calls also.
  • Listen to the guide carefully.
  • Prefer wearing track pants instead of jeans.
  • Do not overeat or drink before the activity.
  • Wear light and comfortable clothes and sports shoes.
  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government are to be followed. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
  • Since its difficult to provide all the facilities in the mountains, one must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Food and transfers not mentioned will not be included in the Bijli Mahadev Trek package.
  • The Bijli Mahadev trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.
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Quick Facts of Bijli Mahadev Trek

Quick Facts of Bijli Mahadev Trek

Maximum Altitude: 2460 meters

Temperature: 25 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius

Trek Distance: 3 Km

Trek Duration: 1 day

Terrain Type: Forests and stairs

Trek Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Starting Point of Bijli Mahadev Trek: Kinja Village

Finishing Point of the Trek: Kinja Village

Nearest Railway Station: Jogindernagar Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport

Trek Base Camp: Kinja Village

Snow Season: Winters from November heavy snowfall and low temperatures

Best Season: Summers around March and June

Bijli Mahadev Trek Itinerary

Itinerary at a glance

  • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek is a one-day trek that takes you to the holy temple of Bijli Mahadev in the beautiful Kullu Hills.

  • You will start your journey from Kinja village and ascend through green grasslands and forests to reach the temple.

  • After offering your prayers, you can come back to Kinja village on the same day.

Day 1
Day 1

Bijli Mahadev Trek

  • Get transferred from the hotel by taxi to reach Kinja village, the base point of the trek.
  • Start the trek and ascend between the lush green forest.
  • Have lunch amidst the tall trees.
  • Experience Bijli Mahadev Trekking for 3 hours to reach the temple.
  • Arrive at Bijli Mahadev Temple to pray, and offer your respect.
  • Descend to Kinja Village.
  • Get transferred to the hotel.

What to Pack for Bijli Mahadev Trek?

What to Pack for Bijli Mahadev Trek?
  • Although Bijli Mahadev Trek is a summer trek at such high altitudes, it can be cold because of low temperatures. So, carry warm clothes with you for protection.

  • Carry sunglasses and sunscreen.

  • In case of an emergency, carry rainwear.

  • Trekking shoes that are appropriate for any terrain.

  • A backpack of 50-60 liters is required.

  • Toiletry like Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, tissues, moisturizer, cold coral, sanitizer, and anti-fungal cream.

  • Personal medicine kit for emergency purposes.

  • Carry a leakproof lunch box, mug, spoon, and disposable plates with you.

  • Carry Water bottles, snacks such as biscuits, protein bars, glucose-based chocolates, cup noodles, dry fruits, and quick energy bites.

  • Plastic covers to keep your used clothes separate from your new clothes and food.

  • Carry chargers, power banks, and a magnetic compass to ensure proper communication and navigation.

General Trivia About Bijli Mahadev Trek

General Trivia About Bijli Mahadev Trek
  • It is believed that the entire valley of Kullu and the Kinja village is in the form of a snake. The dreadful serpent is said to be slaughtered by Lord Shiva.

  • Legend says that a demon named Kulant took the form of a dragon to destroy the entire valley. This is one of the reasons why Kullu valley is named Kullu- derived from the legend of the demon-dragon Kulant.

  • The temple is called Bijli Mahadev because it is believed that a lightning bolt hits after every 12 years directly to Shiva Linga to distort it. Priests use Sattu and Butter to fix the Shiva Linga, making Bijli Mahadev Trekking people address this place as ‘Makhan Mahadev’. Lord Shiva takes up the entire bolt to himself for saving the residents and his devotees.

  • According to some legends, Lord Indradev seeks permission from Lord Shiva to hit the Shiva Lingam, every 12 years.

Know Before You Go to Bijli Mahadev Trek

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Tips for Bijli Mahadev Trek
  • Visit a doctor before the trek to assess your fitness level and other required checkups.

  • Avoid Bijli Mahadev Trekking during the monsoon season because rain can make the stairs hard to climb.

  • Keep cash on you because there are no ATMs or UPI machines beyond Kullu.

  • After Kullu, there would be no mobile phone network. As a result, you should notify your family and close friends ahead of time.

  • You must follow the guidelines issued by the state.

  • Follow the instructions of the trek guide carefully.

  • Don’t climb the stairs of Bijli Mahadev Trek too quickly as it may tire you up.

  • Don’t trek during the night.

  • Practice ventilation techniques as atmospheric pressure drops at such high altitudes, resulting in reduced oxygen inhalation.

  • Don’t use earphones as they will hinder your audibility.

  • The sudden drop in oxygen levels can cause headaches, hypoxic conditions, vomiting, and a variety of other health issues.

  • Carry medications and take the necessary precautions to avoid these.

  • Carry dry snacks and food from home to save your money.

  • Cover your head as cold waves strike your head and face, lowering your body temperature.

  • Climbing stairs too quickly will tire you out and may result in an accident.

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How Difficult is the Bijli Mahadev trek?

    Bijli Mahadev Trek is rated from easy trek as it takes you 2460 meters high to Bijli Mahadev temple. You have to travel a mere distance of 3 kilometers while ascending through forests of pines and deodar. The trail is easy to climb by simple steps through the green meadows and temple stairs. You need to take quick steps in some parts of the journey, making the trail moderately difficult at points. However, the trek is easy and beginner-friendly.

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