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Jagannath Temple, Bhuntar Overview

Amidst the lush green mountains of the town Bhuntar, 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 religious significance for Hindus, particularly. Located just 3 km away from Bhuntar, the temple is completely a paradise for not only god-lovers but, also for nature enthusiasts.

Unlike the famous hill stations of Kullu and Manali which are located nearby, the small town of Bhuntar is not well-known amongst tourists. However, the scenic views from the top and the abundant natural beauty will blow away your mind. There is absolutely no crowd and the temple is imbued with tranquillity. To be in the peaceful lord's abode with verdant mountains feels like heaven on earth. In winter, the snow-covered mountains look even more appealing. The Jagannath Temple is a perfect weekend getaway. It comes to the rescue for those who want to run away from the chaos and embrace peace for a while.

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Best Time To Visit Jagannath Temple

The small town of Bhuntar can be visited during any time of the year. However, monsoons observe infrequent rainfalls and landslides. It is better to avoid exploring the town between June to August. Summers are moderate and are the peak season for tourists. The temperature ranges between 10 to 23 degrees Celsius in March-May. Winters, though extremely cold, is also preferred by tourists since the snow-clad peaks look beautiful. The mercury can fall below 5 degrees Celsius.

Stay Near Jagannath Temple

There are many hotels ranging from luxurious to spartan. Himalayan Hamlet, Hotel Sandhya Palace, JJ Resort, Masho Resorts and Hotel Aroma Classic are some of the hotels located at a distance of 2 to 5 km from the Jagannath Temple. The prices range between INR 1000 to 5000 for one day.

Tips For Visiting Jagannath Temple

1. Take comfortable shoes as you will have to walk a lot.
2. If you have breathing problems, extra precaution should be taken.

How To Reach Jagannath Temple, Bhuntar

The Jagannath Temple is located at a distance of 3 Km from Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh at the height of 5,000 ft. above the sea level. The nearest railway station from Bhuntar is the Pathankot railway station which is well-connected to major cities. The town has an airport named Kullu-Manali airport which connects Bhuntar to cities like Shimla, Chandigarh and Delhi. Buses and private taxis are also easily available from nearby places like Kullu, Manali, Dharamshala and Shimla. Once you are in Bhuntar, trekking is the only option to reach the temple since it is located at a considerable height.

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