Sarahan is a serene village in Himachal Pradesh, situated about 170 kilometres from Shimla. It is famous for the temple of Goddess Bhimakali. The Bhimakali Temple was originally known as Bhimadevi Temple. It is dedicated to the mother Goddess, the presiding deity of the rulers of the state which was known as ‘Bushahr State’ while it was a British colony. According to Hindu mythology, there are 51 Shakti Peethas. The Bhimakali temple is one of the 51 peethas. Hence, it is an extremely important site of pilgrimage.
Sarahan is known as the “gateway of Kinnaur” because of its proximity to the old Indo-Tibetan Road. The river Satluj flows below Sarahan at a distance of merely seven kilometres (which is equivalent to 17 kilometres by road). The small, serene village is identified with ‘Shonitpur’ which is mentioned in the Puranas. Sarahan Bushahr used to be the summer capital of ‘Bushahr State’, with Rampur Bushahr being considered the winter capital. Apart from the famous temple and serenity and beauty of the village, there are a lot of other attractions like a warm stream of water at Jeori, the King’s and Queen’s palace, the Pheasantry which caters to the breeding of local species of birds, Hawa Ghar which is meant for taking in the view of the place and the stadium.
Hotels for a Peaceful Stay
Sarahan, although small and serene, serves as a popular tourist destination. The pleasant weather of the place as well as its being the “gateway of Kinnaur”, Kinnaur being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, make the village extremely popular. Added to that is the fact that it is a holy pilgrimage spot.
In order for you to be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place, you need proper accommodation. OYO has hotels in Sarahan that will not only make your stay affordable, but also comfortable. Forget the hassle that accompanies search for hotels while you are on a tour. OYO is at your service. You can easily check out hotels and find the one that suits your taste and budget. OYO hotels in Sarahan come with impeccable security and a host of other services ranging from WiFi and options for card payment to breakfasts, parking facility and CCTV surveillance (for improved security). There are numerous hotels available and you can easily take your pick with the aid of OYO or you could simply download the app and make things even easier. Travel hassle-free!