What to see in Bharmour
Chaurasi Temple Complex: Dating back to over 1,400 years, the Chaurasi Temple Complex gets it name from the 84 shrines that are built in the heart of Bharmour. The Manimahesh Temple in the complex holds the highest importance, as it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the oldest of them all. Other smaller shrines and temples here are dedicated to other gods from the Hindu pantheon, such as Vishnu, Hanuman, Laxmi Narayan and so on.
Bharmani Mata Temple Complex: Perched between pine and deodar trees, this temple complex is dedicated primarily to goddess Bharmani Mata, who is one of the avatars (reincarnations) of Durga. Revered as the patron goddess of Bharmour, locals take a pilgrimage to the site on foot every year. Situated 4km from the main town of Bharmour, the holy pool at Bharmani Temple is considered one of the holiest sites in the Chamba region.
Kaksen-Bhagsen Waterfalls: Situated approximately 18km from Bharmour in Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary near Dharol, the twin falls apparently represent the overflow of sins or paap, in the modern world of kalyug.
There are several other smaller waterfalls on the outskirts of Bharmour as well: Ghared, Thala and Sathali waterfalls. All these are less than 10km from the main town.
Trekking in Bharmour
The adventure companies at Bharmour organise several trekking tours. Here are some of the most popular trails that are frequented by travellers. The best season to do all these treks is from June to October.
Manimahesh Lake Trek: Situated at an altitude of 13,500ft, the trek to this lake is done as a pilgrimage by several thousand locals and tourists every year. The trek, which goes through Hadsar, Dancho and Gaurikund takes approximately four days and three nights.