Baijnath is a small mountainous village in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh in North India. The village is a picturesque place ideal for snaps while on trekking-cum-temple visits. Temperatures are pleasant to warm during summers and cold to frigid during winters. The district headquarters, Kangra, is only 54 km away from here.
Places to Stay
Being almost a remote village, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into Palampur (17 km away) for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the town. Some of the options which are worth a try are Silver Oaks Mountain Resort (Tariff – Rs. 850), Yamini Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Highland Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Raj Golden Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 550) and others.
The official language of Baijnath is Hindi. Kangri is the regional language spoken.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village located in the mountainous region is a great picnic spot. One can even plan a nice evening picnic in the hills to catch the beautiful glimpse of the sunset. The Baijnath Shiva Temple is a pilgrimage site. Other sights worth visiting are the Dhauladhar ranges, a couple of Tibetean monasteries and Hindu temples nearby.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kangra or Gaggal Airport at a distance of 54 km.
Majhairan Himachal Railway Station in Majheran Uparla is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 6 km.
It is mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. You can get discount on bus booking if you log on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.