Himachal is an interesting place. Isn’t it? I would like to post my writings on unexplored Himachal to give a off the road view and a different Himachal to let you all see. Shrikhand Mahadev is one such place. Its hidden. Its unexplored. Not many people know it or visit here. Its purely natural. No hick ups. Best place for people who enjoy trekking. Actually i love to go to such places.Read More
Determination of mind, fitness of body and devotion in the heart are all necessary attributes to possess if one wishes to undertake the tough trek to the dizzying heights of the Himalayas for a “darshan” of Shrikhand Mahadev.
The natural rock Shivalingam stands seventy feet in height. Shrikhand Mahadev annual pilgrimage starts in the second week of July. The trek on foot begins from Jao village that can be reached from Shimla via Rampur, Nirmand and Bagi Pul. Dev Dank, Singhad, Thachru, Kali Ghati, Bhim Dwar, Parvati Bagh, Nain Sarovar and Bhim Shila are points on the way to Shrikhand Mahadev. All these places have religious significance and devotees participating in the pilgrimage sing kirtans and pray at these sites.
Best time to visit: Mid-July to 2nd week of August
Languages spoken: Hindi
Climate: Cold climate all year round and snow bound for a great part of the year owing to the altitude.
Holy Places: Shrikhand Mahadev, Dev Dank, Singhad, Thachru, Kali Ghati, Bhim Dwar, Parvati Bagh, Nain Sarovar, Bhim Shila
Sangla is also famous for Kamru Fort. This fort is like a tower dedicated to Kamakshi Temple. The Goddess idol was brought from Guwahati (Assam). We braced ourselves and took to steep climb of stairs. The climb took us through houses of Kamru village and get a peek into their life. First there is a temple which has couple of shrines in the small courtyard in hill architecture. Their sloping roofs are lined with flat chipped stones tiles and the distinctive cone as the top. The main Kamru fort was still some climb away. Thankfully, it was quite sunny and pleasant for the climb. After some time, the Kamru fort came into view perched right at the top of the village. One has to tie a cloth around waist and wear a cap which is available in the fort to enter the precincts and go around.Read More
After knowing about this place from my friend Vikas, we planned a trek of Shrikhand Mahadev. Before going there I…Read More