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Bhuntar

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Bhuntar Tourism

Bhuntar is a part of Kullu district and it is typically used as a getaway to the towns of Kullu, Manali, Kasol and Manikaran and Kullu airport also is located within Bhuntar.

Bhuntar is a quaint little town and there's nothing too majestic about the natural beauty it has to offer, but it is your type of holiday destination if you appreciate less tourist-y spots and prefer lesser known spots to relax. Bhuntar has a quaint serenity to it and is considerable away from the maddening tourist crowds of the more famous places in Himanchal Pradesh. Surrounded by lush greenery, this town has temples with splendid architecture and high religious significance. Apart from a few temples a national park and a camping spot, Bhuntar has its silent old worldly charm to offer. Maybe not a tourist destination per se, but if you're looking for a lone individual retreat, you may want to give it a chance.

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Bhuntar Highlights

1. Basheshwar Temple

Basheshwar Temple
The Basheshwar temple in Bhuntar is said to have been built by the Pandavas. A beautiful temple with stone carvings all around, it hosts idols of major Hindu deities. The carvings are very detailed and awe-inspiring. Out of the twenty temples in all of Kullu valley, this is the biggest temple of Lord Shiva. The temple is easily distinguishable because of the flatly shaped shikaras. 

2. Bijali Mahadev Temple

Bijali Mahadev Temple
This temple is situated 4 km away from Bhuntar airport and is believed to have been built in the 8th century A.D. It is adorned by spectacular stone sculptures and carvings. It is the largest stone temple in Kullu.

3. Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple
Located just 3 km away from Bhuntar, amidst the lush green mountains of the town, the Jagannath Temple is tucked at the height of around 5,000 ft. above the sea level. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, the temple holds a strong religious significance.

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Adventure activities

River Beas which flows through Bhuntar opens an opportunity of water rafting. A camping site located near the town is an excellent place to stay during the summer season. It also is in the way of many treks like the Chandrakhani Trek. You can go on many treks starting from Bhuntar.

Restaurants and Local Food in Bhuntar

Bhuntar, being a small town doesn't have a lot of fancy options for eating out. Mostly, you would find dhabhas or small restaurants here serving North Indian and Mughlai cuisines. You can also eat in your very own hotel/resort. If you want to get something fancy, you can probably head to nearby town of Kasol or towards Kullu.
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Suggested Itinerary for Bhuntar

One day in Bhuntar is easily manageable if you start the day early in the morning. Head to the Jagannath Temple for a view of the majestic morning there, complete with the ritualistic pooja (prayers) and the early sun dawning on the white expanse. Next, finish the temple journey with the Basheshwar temple, a real marvel set in stone in the silver valley.

Once you're done with the temples, you can have early lunch at a nearby dhabha or restaurant. After that, you can head to The Great Himalayan Park for an afternoon of loitering in the sun with binoculars to spot some rare beauties.

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Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh
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FAQs on Bhuntar

What is famous about Bhuntar?

Bhuntar is a beautiful place nestled in the Himalayas. It is incredibly picturesque. The town is rich in flora and fauna.

What is not so good about Bhuntar?

It is located at a high altitude, and it wouldn't be an easy tourist destination for old people, or people with medical problems related to breathing.

Who should visit Bhuntar?

It is an ideal tourist destination for everyone. It can be a perfect weekend getaway. It is an ideal destination for families, honeymooners and also adventurers. It can be a perfect way to escape the routine life and is also a perfect unexplored place.

What is the best time to visit Bhuntar?

Bhuntar can be visited throughout the year. Summers are pleasant with a very windy and warm weather throughout. Weather during the monsoons is beautiful. However, frequent rains might disturb your travel plans. October onwards, the weather is extremely pleasant. December is when the winter starts setting in, and it's better to stay away when temperatures dip to sub-zero levels. However, if you wish to see snowfall, you can give a visit to this place in January or February.
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What is the local food in Bhuntar?

Bhuntar, being a small town doesn't have a lot of fancy options for eating out. Mostly, you would find dhabhas or small restaurants here serving North Indian and Mughlai cuisines. You can also eat in your very own hotel/resort. If you want to get something fancy, you can probably head to nearby town of Kasol or towards Kullu.
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What is the best way to reach Bhuntar?

Bhuntar has its airport known as the Kullu-Manali airport. There are two flights daily from Delhi to Bhuntar. However, the only problem is that the airport is not functional at all the times and it is better to check before booking a flight. The best way to reach Bhuntar is via road transportation. You can hire a taxi which you can use to travel in the city.  You can also make use of the bus services provided by Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation from the main cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. You can also take a train to Pathankot, Delhi or Chandigarh and continue onwards via taxi or bus.

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What are the top hotels in Bhuntar?

There are 52 in Bhuntar which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Bhuntar are Blossom 1BR Studio in KulluKullu, Atulya, OYO 35923 Impression Inn, Zostel Homes Pah Nala (Kullu/Manali), Zostel Homes Dobhi (Naggar/Kullu/Manali), SPOT ON 42384 Hotel Sea Rock. You can see all the hotels in Bhuntar here

What are the places near Bhuntar?

The top places near to Bhuntar are Kasol which is 20 km from Bhuntar, Manali which is located 39 km from Bhuntar, Kullu which is located 9 km from Bhuntar, Shimla which is located 86 km from Bhuntar, Mcleodganj which is located 89 km from Bhuntar

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Rohit Shroff Shroff 2 years ago
- Bhuntar is a fairly small town with not much to do. But with the right preparation beforehand, you should be able to see all the major attractions.
- The Bhuntar airport is seasonally functional, check the schedules regularly.
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