Exploring Kugti & Holi Valleys near Bharmour, HP ... and a trek to Kugti Village and to Karthik Swamy Temple, along the Manimahesh Parikrama Circuit.
1. Reaching Bharmour from Pathankot via Chamba and Khadamukh
The bus to Bharmour left on time at 8:45AM and went via Banikhet and Chamba and took 9 hours to do the 170 Kms in slow crawl. Stopped for B/fast and lunch. The mountain scenery was good, especially after Chamba, as we passed through some steep and narrow mountain roads.
At Khadamukh (the junction where the roads diverge to Bharmour and Holi valleys) was awesome and raw with steep rising mountains all around in 360 degrees.
We reached Bharmour (2190M) at 6pm and found a Hotel Chaurasi near the bus-stand with a spacious DBL room with geyser and TV for just Rs 400/- per night. The food in teh hotels restaurant downstairs was also ok.
Later in the evening we walked up the street to visit the 'Chaurasi' complex of temples; where there are 84 temples, around a village square area, along with several children schools.