Sarahan is a very beautiful village situated on the border of Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, and the Kinnaur district. This village is known as Sarahan Valley. This village is situated at an altitude of 7,589 feet above sea level. Sarahan has also been the summer capital of the Bushehr Kingdom. And Rampur is the winter capital. Sarahan is situated at a distance of about 170 km from Shimla. And is located at a distance of 44 kilometers from Rampur. In the Puranas, Sarahan has been identified with Sonitpur. Sarahan has also known gateway of Kinnaur. Sarahan is near the old Indo-Tibet road. Shrikhand Mahadev Mountain is also visible from here. At a distance of about 7 kilometers from Sarahan, a view of the Sutlej River can be seen descending a little from the valley.
Some hotels are available in Sarahan Kinnaur near famous places. Shrikhand Hotel Situated in the heart of Sarahan, Shrikhand Hotel is a popular choice among tourists. The hotel offers a range of facilities and services including comfortable rooms, a restaurant, and a garden. Mount Shrikhand This hotel is situated near the famous Bhimakali temple. Hotel Shanti Kunj Situated in a peaceful location, Hotel Shanti Kunj is a great place to relax and unwind. Hotel Snow View This hotel is located close to the famous Bhimakali Temple and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Sarahan Retreat This hotel is situated on top of a hill. The hotel offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant, and a terrace.
Sarahan is the location of the Bhimakali temple. This is also one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Maa Sati. It is said that the ear of Sati Maa had fallen here during the Daksha Yagya. This temple has been constructed in the Kath-Kuni style. This temple is a mixture of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. The ancient temple of Kali Maa is about 2000 years old. And the new temple was constructed in 1943. Maa Bhimakali Temple is the presiding deity of the former Bushehr state rulers. The gate of this temple was constructed in 1827 during the reign of Raja Padam Singh.
How to Reach Sarahan
To reach Sarahan by air the nearest airport is Jabarhatti Airport which is situated in Shimla District. The distance between Jabarhatti Airport to Shimla District is 170.1 km. Shimla railway station is also the nearest railway station. And by road Sarahan, Shimla is well connected by every district of Himachal Pradesh. And the best time to visit Sarahan is April to June. Tourists come here to enjoy trekking, photography, and nature walks. Apart from Bhima Kali Temple, places like Sarahan Bird Pheasantry, Sarahan Palace, Nalati Khel Stadium, and Hawa Ghar are also worth visiting.