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Sarahan and the divinity all around

Bhimakali Temple , Sarahan


"Woh pehli baar jab hum mile;
haathon mein haath jab hum chale;
ho gaya yeh dil deewana;
hota hai pyaar kya isne jaana; "

It's a beautiful song. And this was playing on our very own BOSE surround stereo equipped 4x4 as we headed towards an unknown destination.

Busy,I was in the journey. Niki was almost nearing the ninth circle of sleep.Poor Ranbir was trying his level best to make us reach safely.And my dear Rads - was thinking - wow ! It's so beautiful in India. [ These 'Indian gone US' -people I tell you :P ]

A friend called in on my cell.It was close to 12:10 am.

"Hey Karan - what is your plan for the 9th February.Let's attend the wedding".

Everyone woke up.Systems started and it was all afresh. This was only , one half.

And all were after me.


  • Ranbir - " what the ***** . koi bhi phone karega raat ke barah baje".
  • Rads - " people's man . Let some people sleep please."
  • Niki -"kya hua .All well na "


It's a proven scientific phenomena that when you are in deep sleep and suddenly the phone rings the heart beats faster ,pulse too and it takes a while before to realize what exactly is going on.A dangerous thing though.

And when you are all alone , with your gang and a road which has just your car's noise to echo yours ,  better be careful.

I hate to say but Indian roads are not that well to drive @ nights.Unless,it's really urgent.


We were heading to Sarahan . A beautiful place in my favourite state - HP. Also, called the gateway to Kinnaur.

You have to see it to believe it.It's simply beautiful.

We reached around 5 in the morning.Everyone was shit tired.But ,the landscape was breath-taking.Nobody wanted to take a nap / tea / bath.Just sit and relax.

And Ms.Niki spoke very softly to all - "Guys ,if you wanna enjoy this please have a small power nap and some tea ,because it's decently chilly out here.

Also,we need to see the famous Bhimakali temple in the morning.


So,get going,will you ? Yes ma'am. Roger that.

All of us went inside and slept like there is no sunrise ever going to happen.

But,Rads - bang on time - 7 cellphones alarmed at the same time.Whats more with the same wake-up tone. "Tere liye....."

After all the usual dramas everyone was up and well.Had a small breakfast and headed towards the temple.

The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhimakali. It's a beautiful temple with superb flowers all around.The temple is simply huge and built in a great architectural way.

See it to believe it.

Sarahan has small bird zoo as they call which is a small trek up the hill.Worth the pain. :)


Places like these are beautifully spread.
They have so called 'tourist places'; 'adventure places' ;sight seeing places; and simply 'awe' inspiring places. Choose your pic and make a move.

Planning is required only in terms of your stay.

HP is famous to have HPTDC hotels / resorts at the best of the places all over HP.So,you can choose and prepare accordingly.The stay was superb.

Jogging,trekking,tea and pakodas , local people and local shopping stuff . It was all so nice.

So,next time when you visit HP ,try shifting from the normal Shimla and Manali herd.


There is more to be explored and seen.........


btw-it seems everyone is either getting married or engaged. I have six wedding functions lined up for the next week.Now I know why they say - "February is the love month .So why not,tie the knot."

And add to this someone has his birthday also in February.What more ? ~ !



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Karan said…
@ Sugandha - Well , nice people and creative writing make their own mark :)

@Dhruv - Thank you sir .
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