SARAHAN TOURIST GUIDE
Sarahan is bestowed wit Incredible Beauty and world famous for the Goddess Bhima kali Temple, which is rated as a Heritage Temple Complex. Sarahan is located on The Famous Hindustan Tibat Road at an altituide of 2165 meters.
Sarahan is Located halfway up a high mountain side, the road to Sarahan winds past flowering Pine trees that give way to stately Oaks. Dozens of small streams rush past enroute Sarahan. The fields and orchards that surround the small villages with their slate roofed houses, compose pictures of pastoral perfection.
Above Sarahan, a many deodar trees rides the slopes and higher still, encircling the Bashal peak, are trees of smooth birch and variety of wild flowers and rare medicinal herbs.
Sarahan is Famous for Bhimakali Shakri peeth and Srikhand Mahadev
This sparsely populated tract is steeped in ancient legends and here is the famous Bhimakali temple regarded as one of the Fifty One sacred Shaktipeethhs. The temple's unusual architecture and wealth of carvings have made it a resplendent example of what is loosely called the Indo-Tibetan style. Deep down the alley flows the river Sutlej and across lies the snow-clad Shrikhand peak.
Saharan is the base for numerous treks and is the gateway to Kinnaur. It is a place of pilgrimage, a heaven for nature lovers and the temple complex attracts a variety of admirers. Here is a place that offers extraordinary travel experience.
How to Reach Sarahan
ACCESS : The nearest railway station (176 km) and airport (198 km) is at Shimla, where taxis and buses are available. By Car, Sarahan is 6 hours drive from Shimla. The route is on NH - 22 upto Jeori, from where the road bifurcates to Sarahan.
CLIMATE : In winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. The summer temperature is warm but pleasant and light woolens/cottons are recommended.
Sarahan - PLACES OF INTEREST
BHIMAKALI TEMPLE COMPLEX :
This historical temple is a multistoried structured building, a fusion of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. The tall tower like structure and unusual roof of the temple dominate the complex. The centuries old temple is now locked and in the newly built temple, the goddess Bhimakali is portrayed as a maiden and as a woman. This temple complex includes other temples such as Narsingh shrine of Bhairon and Lord Raghunath.
BIRD PARK :
Near the temple complex is a pheasant breeding centre. It also houses the State bird Monal which is of a great attraction.
BHABA VALLEY :
Located at 50 km from Sarahan, a beautiful valley along Bhaba river. Link road to valley originates at Wangtu. It has a beautiful landscape, reservoir lake, alpine meadows and is best famous for trek route to Pin Valley in Spiti.
THE SHRIKHAND HOTEL and SRIKHAND MAHADEV
Himachal Tourism's Hotel Srikhand is named after the majestic mountain that faces the hotel and the Srikhand peak. The building has drawn inspiration from the fascinating forms of the Bhimakali Temple and its location enables every guest to experience Sarahan at its best. The rooms of the hotel over looks the majestic view of Srikhand peak and apple orchards.
- ADDRESS : The Shrikhand, Sarahan (H.P.) - 172102. Tel: (01782) - 274234.
- CLASS : Deluxe Hotel
THE SHRIKHAND COTTAGE
The Cottage offers two Deluxe rooms with sitting room and one Regular Room. The Cottage is situated adjacent to the Hotel. Rooms can be also be hired separately.
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•Rooms are airy, spacious, well furnished with wall to wall carpeting and attached baths with running hot and cold water
•Parking within premises. Car Rental. Doctor on Call
•Restaurant serving Indian, Chinese, Continental and Himachali cuisine