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Tracking to Maa Bharmani Temple situated on the Hilltop (Sansal, Baijnath)


Maa Bharmani Temple, Baijnath


There are many beautiful places around us which are still not connected by the road and we can reach these places by tracking. At my native house in village Mandher (Baijnath), I used to see a small village on the hilltop from childhood and I always thought about reaching this place one days. My requests to reach there in childhood were not accepted by my parent because they thought it is too danger for a child to visit it. From my village, this place is situated at a sharp climb which makes the journey difficult.
The only way to reach this place is by foot because this place has no road connectivity because of its location on the hilltop.

Thanks to few friends, I started my journey to reach a small yet beautiful temple of Maa Bharmani situated at the hilltop. We took with us water, prepared tea, cooked food and maggi. It was wise decision to carry some water and eatables because these locations can be very hostile and we may not find any person on the way. There are two ways from villages sansal and mandher to reach this place. The way from Sansal village is much better and wide, however, I chose the way from Mandhar village side because it was near to me.



Regular commuters on this path take only one and half hour to climb to nearest village of Barahan on this route but people like me need slightly more time and rest on the way.

Taking a rest and drinking tea on the way, we reached a small village called Barahan. Even at this height, we can find all the facilities in this village like electricity, water taps, concrete roads and dish TVs. At meet a few old people in the village who were aware of my grand father and meet him in past because of the Govt Ration Depot held by him.

Barahan Village, Baijnath

Our destination, Maa Bharmani Temple was still away and we needed to climb more to reach it so we stayed in this village for some time and filled our water bottle. This small village provides a great view of life on hilly people who still enjoy a life depended on nature.


Eating food in the solitude of nature is a great enjoyment and one should carry some food with it because we feel tried after climbing. We also need to be aware of the dogs on the way because they can attack or bark at you by finding you strangers.

At bharmani temple, baijnath

Next step was to reach the top of hill where Maa Bharmani Temple is situated. This temple serves a few village nearby villages and we found all facilities is this temple like a concrete floor, store-room and availability of electricity.


The temple w
as closed and the temple presit was not present when we reached the temple so we prayed to diety from the outside and enjoyed the view from top. The view from top is very nice and I was able to see my tiny house from the top.


After spending some time there, we started our back journey and started to descend. On the way, we burn some fire and cooked maggie. It was again a fun to enjoy self cooked hot maggie at this place. The time was 2:45 PM when we started our down journey because sun sets early in hills.


By 4:30 PM, we reached our home in Mandhar village slightly tried on the one day climbing and then come back. Overall, it was a great experience and fun to discover something so close but very farway.


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