IMPORTANT PLACES IN DISTRICT SHIMLA – PART 2

IMPORTANT PLACES IN DISTRICT SHIMLA - PART 2

SARAHAN

✓This place, 180 km. from Shimla.

✓It is known for majestic temple of goddess Bhimakali built in typical Sutlej Valley architecture.

✓It is here, Bansura ruled, whose daughter Usha was married to Lord Krishna’s grandson, Anirudha.

✓Deep down the valley flows the river Sutlej and across lies the snowclad Shrikhand peak (5227m) and host of other mountains- a natural wall between the valleys of Sutlej
and the Beas.

IMPORTANT PLACES IN DISTRICT SHIMLA - PART 2
Bhimakali Temple Sarahan

RAMPUR

Once the capital of the princely state of Bushahr and a major centre on the trade routes to Kinnaur, Tibet, Ladakh and China , the town of Rampur by the banks of the river Sutlej is one of the Himachal’s important commercial cities.

✓The Rampur town has a Buddhist
monastery, Dumgir Budh Temple with a huge prayer wheel, the Hindu temples of Raghunath, the Ayodhya and the Narsimha temple.

✓The Padam Palace, the two storeyed heritage building built in 1925 AD. continues to be the private property of the erstwhile rulers of the Bushahr state.

✓The famous international Lavi Fair is held in November every year for over 300 years.

IMPORTANT PLACES IN DISTRICT SHIMLA - PART 2
Padam Palace – Rampur

NIRATH

✓18 km from Rampur

✓Nirath is famous for the Sun temple believed to dated the 8th century.

✓ Natives believe the temple was built under the leadership of Lord Parashurama.

✓Another legend has it that the Pandavas (during the Mahabharata era) stayed here in their period of exile, and the temple may have been built by them.

IMPORTANT PLACES IN DISTRICT SHIMLA - PART 2
NIRATH SUN TEMPLE

PANBAR VALLEY TRAIL

✓The beautiful valley opens up at Hatkoti (1400m).

✓Packed with the ancient legends and local lore, the ancient temples of Hatkoti are
spread over an area of 5 sqkm.

✓The Pyramidal type temple is dedicated to goddess Mahisasurmardini (locally called Hateshawari) dated back to 7-8th century.

✓ A small bustling town, Rohru (1550m) located by the banks of Pabbar is known for its natural grandeur, trekking and trout fishing on the Pabbar river.

✓Rohru’s temple of Shikhru Devta is held in high veneration and is the site of annual Rohru fair held in April.

IMPORTANT PLACES IN DISTRICT SHIMLA - PART 2
Hatkoti Temple