Sarahan

Sarahan, a beautiful hamlet located in the Sutlej Valley, is a major tourist destination situated in the Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh.

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Sarahan, a beautiful hamlet located in the Sutlej Valley, is a major tourist destination situated in the Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh. This place offers visitors the opportunity explore nature at its best. Placed at an average altitude of about 2165 m above sea level, the place is popular for its apple orchards, pine forests, small streams, rustic settings and slate roofed houses.

Sarahan has numerous tourist attractions, among them, the Bhimakali Temple Complex, the Bird Park, and Bhaba Valley, are a few to mention. The Bhimakali Temple Complex is believed to be at least 800 years old. Great numbers of devotees visit this temple every year to pay obeisance to the presiding deity. The temple architecture is a unique blend of Indian and Buddhists architectural styles. This temple is also one of the most prominent ‘shaktipeeth’ or ‘sacred sites’ of the country.

Famous for lush green deodar trees and the snow-covered Bashal Peak, Sarahan is also known for the Shrikhand Mahadev, located at an altitude of about 5155 m above sea level. This Hindu pilgrimage centre is devoted to the Hindu god of destruction, Shiva. According to a legend, Shiva meditated in this peak. According to the great Indian epic, the ‘Mahabharata’, the Pandavas also trekked to this holy peak. This peak is known for the tremendous trekking opportunities that it offers to visitors.

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