Day 3: Thanedar - Sarahan (2165M) -
Ride to Sarahan famous for the Himalayan views it o ers and the Bhimakali temple.
The Gods were generous when they gave Sarahan its settings. Located halfway
up a high mountainside, the
road to Sarahan winds past owering pine trees that give way to stately oaks. The elds and orchards that
surround the small villages with
their slate roofed houses, compose pictures of pastoral perfection. Above
Sarahan, a many deodar trees rides the slopes and higher still, encircling the Bashal peak, are
smooth birch and variety of wild owers and rare medicinal herbs.
This sparsely populated tract is steeped in ancient legends and here is the famous Bhimakali
regarded as one of the Fifty-One sacred Shaktipeeths. The temple's unusual architecture and wealth of
carvings have made it a resplendent example of what is
loosely called the Indo-Tibetan style. The historical
temple of Bheemakali is a multistoried structured building, a fusion of Hindu and Buddhist architecture. The
tower like structure and unusual roof of the temple dominate the complex. The centuries old temple is
now locked and in the newly built temple, the goddess Bhimakali is
portrayed as a maiden and as a woman.
Night stay in a hotel.