Bhuntar at a glance
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. The lofty mountains surrounding Bhuntar further offer ample opportunities to explore the natural wilderness, and indulge in varied adventure activities like white water rafting and camping.
Things to do in Bhuntar
Though Bhuntar has less to offer, but it makes up for it in the quality of these places. Basheshwar temple, built by the Pandavas, is a beautiful temple with stone carvings all around with idols of major Hindu deities. Yogi-Lingam idol, which is a representation of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is placed in this pyramid shaped temple.
Bijali Mahadev Temple
This temple is situated 4 kms away from Bhuntar airport and is believed to have been built in the 8th century A.D. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is adorned by spectacular stone sculptures and carvings. It is the largest stone temple in Kullu.
What to eat in Bhuntar : Local Food and Cuisine
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.