Known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage this village is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Sarahan is famous for its centuries-old Bhimakali Temple, views of snow-capped mountains, beautiful landscape, and picturesque apple orchards. This blog will share complete knowledge of how to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh through different modes.
Where is Sarahan located?
Sarahan is located in the upper Shimla region of Himachal. This village is around 160 Km from Shimla at an elevation same to Shimla.
|Name of the Place||Sarahan ( सराहन )|
|Elevation of Place||2200 m, 7200 feet|
|Best time to visit||Throughout the year|
|Distance from Chandigarh||Around 280 Km|
How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh
Sarahan is connected by road and accessible throughout the year except during heavy snowfall or during heavy rainfall. The distance between Sarahan from Chandigarh is around 280 Km. There are different modes by which one can reach Reckong Peo.
How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh by Road
There are various options to reach Sarahan by road.
You can refer to the below table to plan your journey to Reckong Peo.
|Sr. No.||Location||Distance (Km)||Elevation (ft)||Elevation (m)||Time (Hr)|
How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh on a Bus
If you want to travel to Himachal with a limited budget then traveling by Bus would be the best option. Unlike other hilly states, the bus network in Himachal is very good and night service is also available.
Himachal Pradesh State Owned Buses are called HRTC buses ( Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses). They are usually green/blue in color.
Reaching There are multiple options to reach Sarahan by bus. You can take the bus to major bus stands / ISBTs and then a further connecting bus can be taken.
Before moving to the options we need to understand the route map.
Option – 1 Chandigarh – Sarahan by bus from ISBT Sec-43.
Below are the bus details you can choose
From Chandigarh to Sarahan :
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||CHANDIGARH||SARAHAN||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||1726||6:36 AM||8:15 PM||13:39 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||SARAHAN||YES|
Option – 2 Chandigarh to Jeouri and then to Sarahan
From Chandigarh to Jeouri :
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||CHANDIGARH||JEOURI||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||556||1:10 AM||11:45 AM||10:35 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RECONGPEO||NO|
|2||1220||1:25 AM||11:30 AM||10:05 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||RECONGPEO||NO|
|3||518||3:15 AM||1:15 PM||10:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||SANGLA||NO|
|4||CHD-KLK-KFN||4:00 AM||2:00 PM||10:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KAFNU||NO|
|5||1513||4:44 AM||3:45 PM||11:01 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||YES|
|6||CHD-RPO-2X2||6:05 AM||4:00 PM||9:55 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|7||1726||6:36 AM||7:15 PM||12:39 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||SARAHAN||YES|
|8||1511||5:50 PM||4:30 AM||10:40 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||YES|
|9||CHD-SML-RPO||6:00 PM||4:00 AM||10:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|10||1512||7:00 PM||6:30 AM||11:30 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KALPA||YES|
From Jeouri you can take bus / taxi to Sarahan as it is hardly 15 Km from Jeouri
Option – 3 Chandigarh to Rampur Bushar and then to Sarahan
From Chandigarh to Rampur :
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||CHANDIGARH||RAMPUR||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||93||1:00 AM||11:00 AM||10:00 Hrs||DW TARADEVI||HIMSUTA AC VOLVO / SCANIA 2X2||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RAMPUR||NO|
|2||556||1:10 AM||10:40 AM||9:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RECONGPEO||NO|
|3||1220||1:25 AM||10:45 AM||9:20 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||RECONGPEO||NO|
|4||538||1:30 AM||9:00 AM||7:30 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RAMPUR||NO|
|5||518||3:15 AM||12:30 PM||9:15 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||SANGLA||NO|
|6||CHD-KLK-KFN||4:00 AM||1:00 PM||9:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KAFNU||NO|
|7||1513||4:44 AM||2:45 PM||10:01 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECKONG PEO||YES|
|8||CHD-RPO-2X2||6:05 AM||3:00 PM||8:55 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECKONG PEO||NO|
|9||1726||6:36 AM||6:15 PM||11:39 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||SARAHAN||YES|
|10||1618||8:45 AM||7:15 PM||10:30 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||AMBALA CANT||RAMPUR||NO|
|11||1511||5:50 PM||2:45 AM||8:55 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECKONG PEO||YES|
|12||CHD-SML-RPO||6:00 PM||3:00 AM||9:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECKONG PEO||NO|
|13||1512||7:00 PM||4:45 AM||9:45 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KALPA||YES|
|14||1510||8:00 PM||5:45 AM||9:45 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RAMPUR||YES|
You can take further connecting bus from Rampur to Sarahan or can take taxi
Sarahan is around 40 Km from Rampur
From Rampur to Sarahan :
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||RAMPUR||SARAHAN||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||1225||12:55 PM||3:00 PM||2:05 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||SARAHAN||NO|
|2||731||2:55 PM||6:00 PM||3:05 Hrs||KULLU||ORDINARY||KULLU||SARAHAN||NO|
|3||1726||6:15 PM||8:15 PM||2:00 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||SARAHAN||NO|
Option – 4 Chandigarh to Shimla, then Shimla to Sarahan.
The bus service from Chandigarh to Shimla is much more frequent. You can easily reach Shimla based on the connecting bus from Shimla.
From Shimla to Sarahan Travel you can read this blog with complete details of Buses. .
For online booking of buses on the HRTC website kindly Click here
Note: If you are planning to take an offline HRTC bus, kindly confirm the timings from the HRTC Depot office before finalization. Click here to know the phone numbers.
How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh on your own Vehicle
If you have good exposure to driving on mountainous roads and your vehicle is an SUV then this is a perfect option to travel to Sarahan. Below are Key things to be considered while traveling to Sarahan on your own driving.
- Roads till Solan are good ( separate lanes for up and down traffic).
- You don’t require a 4X4 vehicle there as the normal vehicle can reach there.
- There would be many landslide-prone areas that are treacherous during the rainy season.
- In winter there would be high snowfall above Shimla till Narkanda and then in the Sarahan district so weather updates to be taken before the start of the journey.
- There are limited petrol pumps the way after Rampur.
How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh on a bike
Kindly consider the below points before planning a trip to Sarahanon a bike.
- Every bike can reach Sarahanbut prefer a bike with > 150 cc engine if you are with a pillion rider.
- You will feel the major variation in the temperature while traveling on the bike as there is a gain and drop of altitude. Shimla to Narkanda at a higher altitude than Rampur at a lower altitude.
- Carry rain covers along as there might be rainy uphill while there is a clear sky on the plains.
- There are many landslide-prone areas that are treacherous during the rainy season.
- During winters Bike riding is not advisable as there will be snowfall / black ice on roads and bike riding is extremely dangerous..
How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh on a Taxi
Taxis can easily be hired for Sarahan and there are many options available on the online platforms. Following key things to be considered while taxing taxis to Sarahan.
- The Driver should be experienced in traveling these areas.
- Vehicle to be comfortable since travel time would be more than 12 hrs.
- Ground clearance of the Vehicle to be good.
- Negotiate well before finalization.
How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh by Train
The nearest railway station en route to Sarahan is the Shimla railway station. But this station is on the narrow gauge. You need to change trains from Kalka railway station. The Kalka railway station is for both broad gauge and narrow gauge. You can easily reach Kalka railway station from Chandigarh which is less than an Hour.
- This route is a UNESCO world heritage site.
- Best train route to see beautiful Himalayan mountains.
- Travel time is much high since the maximum speed of this train is around 30 km/hr
- The frequency of the trains between Kalka and Shimla is quite low.
How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh by air
Since Sarahan is located inner in the Himalayas, there is no major airport nearby.
The nearest airport en route to Sarahan is Shimla airport but there is no direct service available on the plane from Chandigarh.
Heli service is available from Chandigarh to Shimla.
Summary – “How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh”
Let’s summarize what we have understood in this blog “How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh ”
- Sarahan is a wonderful travel destination located in the Sarahan district of Himachal Pradesh at around 280 KM from Chandigarh.
- You can reach Sarahanin one day from Chandigarh.
- Sarahan can be reached throughout the year but the best time is from April – June and then from September – October.
- Sarahan can be reached by self-driven car, bike, taxi, and by Bus.
- Nearest railway station is Shimla which is narrow gauge. The train can be taken from Kalka.
- Nearest airport is Shimla airport but no direct service from Chandigarh.
- Cheapest way to reach Sarahan is by the HRTC bus and many options are available.
We hope you have got a good understanding of “How to reach Sarahan from Chandigarh ”. If you want to give suggestions on this blog ” please comment.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions:
Question – Chandigarh to Sarahan bus
Answer – There is one direct bus from Chandigarh to Sarahan and there are many indirect buses Sarahan with the online booking also. Read this blog, you will be able to know details of all the buses.