Rajgarh - Himachal Pradesh

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Situated at about 5000 ft. from sea level, Rajgarh is sub-divisional head quarter of Sirmour Distt. It is situated nearby Giri river which is a tributary of river Yamuna.

ACCESS : By road, Raaajgarh is 80 kms from Shimla and 85 Kms from Kalka. Regular buses / Taxis are available from Solan. The Airport is at Jubbar-Hatti (Shimla) and the nearest narrow gauge railway head is at Solan.

CLIMATE : In winter, the temperature can drop near to freezing point when moderate woolens are required and in summers, light woolens / cottons are recommended.

Popularly known as the Peach valley, Rajgarh is a green valley in Sirmour district. Rajgarh has two sub-divisions namely, Rajgarh and Sarahan, which is also a beautiful valley of Sirmaur. Rajgarh is a place of great natural beauty and is about 40 km from Solan. One can camp and trek in the valley. At Rajgarh, rest house of PWD and Forest Department are available for staying, besides private hotels and guest houses.

The people of this valley are dynamic and hardworking. They are religious and worshippers of Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga. The local Shaya temple of Lord Shirgul has a mammoth following. According to a legend, Lord Shirgul had first come to Shaya village and later settled in Churdhar Mountain at height of 12,000 feet.

The famous Baru Sahib Gurdwara also lies in this valley and is worth a visit. It is 29 km from Rajgarh and is situated beyond Kheri, a picturesque spot on the banks of a tributary of the Giri River.

Habban: It is an enchanting destination and the area has thick pine fir, kail, baan and deodar forests besides orchards of apples and peaches. The climate is pleasant round the year and in winter, Habban occasionally has snow. Habban is about 70 km from Solan via Yashwant Nagar and Rajgarh.

Haripurdhar: Haripurdhar is about two hour journey from Rajgarh and is famous for the Bhangayani Temple , a god sister of Lord Shirgul, the principal deity whose seat is at Churdhar. For staying PWD rest house (3 sets) and newly constructed trekkers hut is available, besides the Sarai in the temple.

Nohradhar: On way to Haripurdhar from Rajgarh, Nohradhar is one hour journey and is a base for trekking to Churdhar. There are many trek routes in the valley to Churdhar, like-Sailpaw-Dokhta-Churdhar (7 km), Haripurdhar-Churdhar (17 km), Nohradhar-Churdhar (14 km), Sarahan-Churdhar (7 km), Habban-Churdhar (15 km). For staying rest house of PWD (3 sets), IPH (2 sets) and some Guest houses are available.


Reaching Rajgarh

From Chandigarh to Rajgarh, Himachal Pradesh (105 Km)

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From New Delhi, Delhi to Rajgarh, Himachal Pradesh (349 Km)

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From Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh to Rajgarh, Himachal Pradesh (192 Km)

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