Sarkaghat TourismForming a town and being a Nagar Panchayat in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh, tourism in Sarkaghat is handled well. The state government has over the years taken great initiatives in reviving tourism for the city. Sarkaghat, being part of Mandi district and close to other tourist destinations like Renuka ji, Sunder Nagar and Rewalsar witnesses a great rush of tourists.
While it may not be a top tourist spot for the people, its popularity is slowly rising. An offbeat destination the city consists of temples, forts and trekking routes where one can explore the beauty of the hills and be mesmerized by the valley.
Places to Visit in SarkaghatThere are a number of locations that can be planned to visit from Sarkaghat. While some fall within the city others are located at an easily coverable distance. Adventure sports, religious visits, historic sites, you name it and Sarkaghat tourism will not disappoint you. Travel agents further make it simple for you to plan your travel taking you to some of the beautiful locales around the city.
- Kamlahgarh Fort
- Deotsidh Temples
- Temple of Shani Temple
- Bhootnath Temple
- Rewalsar Lake
- Prashar Lake
- Joginder Nagar
- Sunder Nagar
Weekend Getaways from SarkaghatShort trips can be planned over the weekend or some holiday to famous hill stations and famous cities. Buses are available for all the locations. Taxis can also be booked to make travel comfortable.
Shopping in SarkaghatA wide range of Himachali products can be picked up from the city. Shawls, Himachali caps, scarves, footwear, jackets and much more is found in the markets of the city. There are no big fashion malls as the people in the city prefer dressing in simple wear. While women will be seen in suits and sleeveless jackets, men can be found wearing shirts and kurta pyjamas. During winters one can find a number of woollen wear in the city that can be purchased at decent rates and with a bit of bargaining skills.
Best Time to Visit SarkaghatThe best time to visit Sarkaghat is in between the months of March and October. The months after this are extremely cold and may hinder many activities. While the summer months covered is hot, the evenings are pleasant adding much relief. Trekking, sightseeing is best done during this time for the weather remains clear.
How to reach SarkaghatThe closest railway station to Sarkaghat lies in Joginder Nagar which is an hour’s drive from the city. At a distance of 127 km is the Kullu Manali Airport which is the closest to the city. From here one can take taxis and buses to reach Sarkaghat. Bus travel is most preferred for travel to and within the city.
Bus Service in SarkaghatThe bus service in Sarkaghat remains most convenient over any other form of travel in the city. Buses not only function within the city but are available for longer routes to other parts of the state and beyond. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) controls the city’s bus station, Sarkaghat Bus Station. Many people travel to Mandi for work, study on a day to day basis from Sarkaghat at nominal bus fare rates. While HRTC local buses run all day long, Volvos are also available for comfortable long routes.
Sh. Narinder Kumar
Phone: 94180-00541, 01905-230079
List of Travel Companies for Sarkaghat:Shiwansh Bus Service
Satluj Tour & Travels
Address: Near Bus Stand,
Evanshi Tour & Travels
Address: Poultry Farm,
Sunder Nagar Town Ship,
City Heart Tour & Travels
Dvr Hospitality & Management Services
Address: Near Post Office,
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