During the festival of Shivratri, thousand of Shivayats march towards this Bhubaneswar Temple perchedatop a hill. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is one of the most famous temples in South Assam. Located near Silchar, in Cachar district, this temple is located on the top of Bhuvan Hills and attracts pilgrims from near and far.
The Bhubaneswar temple is crowded with devotees on the night of Maha Shivaratri, and thus prior travel and lodging arrangements are recommended to avoid the rush
This place doesn’t only attract pilgrims but hikers as well as there is no motor road to reach this place. The hike distance is 17 km from the plains. Though, it is not easy to reach the top of the hill, many people do so as the view from the top is beautiful.
It’s also not possible to travel again immediately after a trek of 17 long kilometres. People who come to the temple, stay at the temple for a couple of hours before heading back to Silchar, which has more places to see. Silchar is located at a distance of 50 km from Bhubaneswar Temple. There is no other tourist spot nearby and in order to see more place you would need to travel to Silchar. The view of the surrounding hills is spectacular and you would love to spend hours seeing it. Silchar has many tourist spots and some of them include Kachari Fort, Khaspur, Maniharan Tunnel, and many more. Maniharan Tunnel though is only 5 km away and has the Triveni river beneath it.
Bhubaneswar temple is a 2-hours drive from Silchar. Since, there is a dirt track to the top of the hill, walking is required. This distance is of good 17 km and it can take a lot of time to reach the temple.
Carrying water is advised for the trekkers and travellers. Also, people with stamina issues should avoid this place.
Maha Shivratri is the time when the temple stays crowded. If you want serenity, then consider visiting during winter as the temperature is cool during this time.