Sarahan is a beautiful hamlet situated near Kinnaur in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Known as the "Gateway to Kinnaur", it is located near the Sutlej River Valley and the Indo Tibetan road, at an altitude of 2165 m below sea level. Famous for the never-ending apple orchards, dense emerald pine and deodar forests, gushing streams, wildflower fields rustic settings, terraced farms and slate-roofed houses, the village is a sight to behold. The unparalleled beauty of the landscape, with mountains flanked by cliffs on one side and lush ravines on the other, not to forget the Srikhand Mahadev Peak make Sarahan a memorable place. The place indeed has soaked a lot of nature's blessing
At the very heart of the place is the fabulous two-towered temple of the local version of Devi Kali, the Bhimakali temple. It is built in traditional Kinnauri manner with a touch of unique Tibetan architecture. It is also called the gateway to Kinnaur as it acts as a base for many trekking expeditions in the surrounding areas. Sarahan is also famous as the summertime capital of the rulers of Bushahr, who were believed to be settled in Kinnaur. In the present time, the village is secluded and has a very sparse population, making it tranquil and peaceful.
Air: There is no direct flight available to Sarahan and the nearest airport is at Shimla. Jabarhatti Airport is around 182 km away from Sarahan. From there, you can avail the state-run bus facility to reach your destination.
Rail: There is no railway station at Sarahan, the nearest railway station is at Shimla, 175 km away from the village centre. From there, you can avail the toy train as the gauge route is quite narrow. The course is scenic but very time-consuming.
Road: You can take a road trip to Sarahan from Shimla, Delhi, Kinnaur, or any other city in the state. It is a six-hour drive from Shimla to Sarahan. You can hire a private taxi or take the state-run buses.
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