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 Shimla 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 Shimla||Around 160 Km|
How to reach Sarahan from Shimla
Sarahan is connected by road and accessible throughout the year except during heavy snowfall or during heavy rainfall. The distance between Sarahan from Shimla is around 160 Km. There are different modes by which one can reach Sarahan.
How to reach Sarahan from Shimla by Road
There are various options to reach Sarahan by road.
You can refer to the below table to plan your journey to Sarahan.
|Sr. No.||Location||Distance (Km)||Elevation (ft)||Elevation (m)||Time (Hr)|
How to reach Sarahan from Shimla on a Bus
Himachal Pradesh State Owned Buses are called HRTC buses ( Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses). They are usually green/blue in color.
There are multiple options to reach Sarahan by bus.
Option – 1 Shimla – Sarahan by bus
Below are the bus details you can choose
From Shimla to Sarahan.
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||SARAHAN||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||1225||8:25 AM||3:00 PM||6:35 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||SARAHAN||NO|
|2||1726||11:30 AM||8:15 PM||8:45 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||SARAHAN||NO|
Option – 2 Shimla to Jeouri and then to Sarahan
From Shimla to Jeouri:
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||JEOURI||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||333||3:40 AM||10:30 AM||6:50 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||POOH VILLAGE||YES|
|2||633||4:30 AM||10:00 AM||5:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DHARAMSHALA||THANGI||NO|
|3||1220||5:00 AM||11:30 AM||6:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||RECONGPEO||NO|
|4||556||5:45 AM||11:45 AM||6:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RECONGPEO||NO|
|5||255||6:56 AM||1:40 PM||6:44 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SOLAN||RECONGPEO||NO|
|6||518||7:15 AM||1:15 PM||6:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||SANGLA||NO|
|7||1225||8:25 AM||2:15 PM||5:50 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||SARAHAN||NO|
|8||CHD-KLK-KFN||8:30 AM||2:00 PM||5:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KAFNU||NO|
|9||1513||9:00 AM||3:45 PM||6:45 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|10||CHD-RPO-2X2||10:30 AM||4:00 PM||5:30 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|11||1726||11:30 AM||7:15 PM||7:45 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||SARAHAN||NO|
|12||273||6:30 PM||11:55 PM||5:25 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RECONGPEO||YES|
|13||1511||10:20 PM||4:30 AM||6:10 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|14||CHD-SML-RPO||10:30 PM||4:00 AM||5:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|15||1512||11:30 PM||6:30 AM||7:00 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KALPA||NO|
From Jeouri you can take bus / taxi to Sarahan as it is hardly 15 Km from Jeouri
Option – 3 Shimla – Rampur by Bus and then Rampur to Sarahan
Below are the bus details you can choose
From Shimla to Rampur:
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RAMPUR||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||1510||12:30 AM||5:45 AM||5:15 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RAMPUR||NO|
|2||333||3:40 AM||9:30 AM||5:50 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||POOH VILLAGE||YES|
|3||633||4:30 AM||8:25 AM||3:55 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DHARAMSHALA||THANGI||NO|
|4||1220||5:00 AM||10:45 AM||5:45 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||RECONGPEO||NO|
|5||538||5:30 AM||9:00 AM||3:30 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RAMPUR||NO|
|6||556||5:45 AM||10:40 AM||4:55 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RECONGPEO||NO|
|7||255||6:56 AM||12:15 PM||5:19 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SOLAN||RECONGPEO||NO|
|8||518||7:15 AM||12:30 PM||5:15 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||SANGLA||NO|
|9||1225||8:25 AM||12:55 PM||4:30 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||SARAHAN||NO|
|10||CHD-KLK-KFN||8:30 AM||1:00 PM||4:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||KAFNU||NO|
|11||1513||9:00 AM||2:45 PM||5:45 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|12||CHD-RPO-2X2||10:30 AM||3:00 PM||4:30 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|13||1726||11:30 AM||6:15 PM||6:45 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||SARAHAN||NO|
|14||1618||1:55 PM||7:15 PM||5:20 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||AMBALA CANT||RAMPUR||NO|
|15||191||3:20 PM||8:40 PM||5:20 Hrs||SHIMLA RURAL||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RAMPUR||YES|
|16||321||4:40 PM||9:45 PM||5:05 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RAMPUR||YES|
|17||273||6:30 PM||11:00 PM||4:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RECONGPEO||YES|
|18||1511||10:20 PM||2:45 AM||4:25 Hrs||REC PEO||HIMMANI DELUXE 2X2 NON AC||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|19||CHD-SML-RPO||10:30 PM||3:00 AM||4:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||RECONGPEO||NO|
|20||1512||11:30 PM||4:45 AM||5:15 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||CHANDIGARH||Sarahan||NO|
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|
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 Shimla on your own Vehicle
If you can reach Shimla in your own Vehicle then reaching Sarahan is not too difficult a task.
- The travel time is around 5.5 hrs so please make sure you start early in the day so that you reach Sarahan in the evening..
- You don’t require a 4X4 vehicle there as the normal vehicle can reach there.
- In winter there would be high snowfall above Shimla to 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 Shimla on a bike
Kindly consider the below points before planning a trip to Sarahan on a bike.
- Every bike can reach Sarahan but 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.
- Ride carefully as the road from Rampur to Sarahan is considered a dangerous road so driving should be done carefully.
- Carry rain covers along with as there might be rain at higher reaches.
- 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 Shimla 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 Shimla by Train
Sarahan is not connected by train. The last station is at Shimla
How to reach Sarahan from Shimla by air
Since Sarahan is located inland in the Himalayas, there is no airport nearby. The Last airport is at Shimla.
Summary – “How to reach Sarahan from Shimla”
Let’s summarize what we have understood in this blog “How to reach Sarahan from Delhi ”
- Sarahan is a wonderful travel destination located in the Sarahan district of Himachal Pradesh at around 160 KM from Shimla.
- You can reach Sarahan in one day from Shimla.
- 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.
- 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 Shimla ”. If you want to give suggestions on this blog ” please comment.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions:
Question – Shimla to Sarahan bus
Answer – There are 2 buses from Shimla to Sarahan but without online booking also. You can read this blog to know further.