Bhadraj Temple: An ideal spot in Mussoorie
“Enjoy the ups and downs of the trek and connect yourself with the beauty of the spectacular Himalayas.”
Mussoorie, also known as “Queen of Hills,” is one of the beautiful places of Uttarakhand filled with a pleasant environment throughout the year. It is a perfect spot in summer. Once you visit this paradise, you can’t wipe it from your heart. It is always on the list of backpackers because there are several tourist attractions that grab everyone’s attention, and one of them is Bhadraj Temple.
Bhadraj Temple, also known as the Milkman’s trail, is one of the ideal spots in Mussoorie. It is located at a distance of 15km from Mussoorie. This place is perfect for trekking lovers as it offers splendid views of the Doon Valley, chakrata ranges, and the region of jaunsar bawar area.
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About Bhadraj Temple
The Bhadraj Temple has its own importance because it is believed that the blessing you get from there is the same as you get from the Badrinath temple. Dedicated to Lord Bal Bhadra, brother of Lord Krishna, devotees offer milk, butter, and ghee at the temple. Also, it is not allowed to visit the temple after consuming meat, egg, or alcohol.
In addition, every year, the Bhadraj temple organizes a fair from 15th to 17th of August to attract more devotees. This annual fair shows the culture and traditions of the people – a great way to revisit the roots.
The Bhadraj temple was built in the Dwapar Yug after the Mahabharat war. After that, all kings, gods, or soldiers search for a place to worship, and then at the same time, Lord Bal Bhadra found the palace in Binhar. Bal Bhadra mediated at this place for a long time before leaving for Badrinath.
While he left for Badrinath, Lord Bal Bhadra promised to the local people of Binhar that he would come back in the form of stone. Later, a native of Binhar found a statue of Lord Bhadra. The statue was placed at a high altitude called Bhadraj Temple, and it is believed that the statue guided that native to put it at the top of the hill.
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Bhadraj Temple Trek
You can complete the trek either in one or two days, but complete the hike in two days to get a real adventure as you will be mesmerized by the beauty of the Himalayan region. On the other hand, if you want to complete the trek in one day, you need to begin it in the early morning. Also, remember to take water and some food with yourself as you can’t find a source of it during the trek.
Best Time to Visit Bhadraj Temple
Although you can go there at any time, but the post-monsoon is the best time to visit.
Location of Bhadraj Temple
Near Mussoorie, 11km trek from cloud ends.