Bhimakali Temple Sarahan and Surrounding Places
Sarahan is small village in Himachal Pradesh situated at a height of 7,500 ft, 564 kilometers from New Delhi and 180 km from Shimla near the Nathpa-Jhakri hydroelectric project. There is a temple dedicated to the mother goddess Bhimakali. It is one of 51 Shakti Peethas. It was the summer capital of the princely state of Bushahar. This is a place gifted with natural beauty. The town is also known as the gateway of Kinnaur. Seven kilometers below Sarahan is the river Satluj.
Bhimakali Temple Sarahan
The Gods were really kind when they have given Sarahan its beauty. It’s a beautiful place with beautiful landscapes. The mountains around are full of snow whole year. You can have the sight of snow-capped mountains, even in the summer. The fields and orchards are spread all around. There is a variety of wild flowers and rare medicinal herbs. Deep down the valley, flows the river Sutlej.
Saharan is famous for trekking also. It is the gateway to Kinnaur. It is a place of pilgrimage. The temple is always full of devotees. Temple complex also attracts the devotees. It is a paradise for nature lovers. This is a place that presents astonishing travel experience.
In winter, the temperature can fall below freezing point. During that time heavy woolens are required. The summers are pleasant but light woolens/cottons are recommended. It is a perfect place to escape from the harsh heat of the plains and the noise of metropolis. Best time to visit Sarahan is April to June & September to November.
How to reach
The best way to reach Sarahan is by train to Kalka or by air to Chandigarh and then move by road to Sarahan. Taxis can be hired. Bus services are also accessible from Shimla and Chandigarh. It takes around 6 to 7 hours by road to get to Sarahan from Shimla. The road is on NH – 22 upto Jeori, from where it bifurcates to Sarahan. The nearest airport (195km) and railway station (175 km) is at Shimla
PLACES OF INTEREST
- Bhimakali Temple Complex
- Bird park Bhaba Valley
- Hawa Ghar Shanti Kunj
- Shrikhand Peak
- Lanka Vir Temple
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May 9, 2014 / Himani Sharma / 0