Amidst lush green and heart-throbbing landscapes, Churdhar Peak is one of the highest peaks of Shivalik Range situated in Himachal Pradesh. The place is apt to spend your time close to nature and heal yourself from the worldly problems. Churdhar is that destination where you must visit next for a refreshing break from the monotonous life. Admire the beauty and spend some quality time with your loved ones in the calming ambience of Churdhar.
Churdhar Peak is primarily famous for trekking. If you are planning a trip to the peak then you must keep the weather conditions in mind for packing clothes and planning the itinerary. The suitable months to visit Churdhar are between May to November. If you wish to witness snowfall, then months of February and March are best.
History of Churdhar
Churdhar is also known as Churichandni for its incredible beauty. The Churdhar peak lies in the Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh. The place is filled with beautiful landscapes and surrounded by magnanimous hills. Legends have it that this is the peak where Lord Hanuman found the Sanjeevani plant that cured Lakshmana (Lord Rama’s younger brother) and revied him. Today, the Churdhar peak is a famous tourist spot among north Indians.
Major Attractions in and Around Churdhar
1. Shirgul Maharaj Temple
The famous Shirgul Maharaj Temple is located in the Churdhar, Himachal Pradesh. Shirgul Maharaj is also known as Chureshwar Maharaj and his idol is worshipped by the locals in the temple. As per popular local folklores, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it finds its mention in the sacred Hindu Puranas as well. The divine statue of Lord Shiva holds an electric aura that lightens the environment. People from all parts of the country arrive here to admire the statue and offer prayers.
2. Churdhar Sanctuary
Churdhar is also known for its rich biodiversity. Get amazed by the intriguing yet adorable wildlife creatures such as Musk Deer, Monal, Barking Deer and more at the sanctuary. The sanctuary is named after the Churdhar peak and is spread in an area of 56 square kilometres.
3. Trekking in Churdhar
While exploring the gigantic sanctuary, one can enjoy the adventurous trekking towards Churdhar Peak. There are many popular trekking routes for tourists to trek to the top of the peak. Adventure enthusiasts from around the globe arrive here, especially for trekking.
How to Reach Churdhar
If you want to revel in the beauty of nature, then a trip to Churdhar would be quite a promising experience for any travel buff. To reach here, one would need to cover a total distance of about 341, 1,750, 1,849, 2,493 km from metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Check out the following details on how you can reach here by the following means of transportation.
Chandigarh Airport and Shimla Airport are the nearest airports from the town of Nahan situated 80-85 km and 125-130 km respectively. It would be better to deboard at the Chandigarh Airport (IXC) and from there take a cab or some other means of public transport to reach your destination.
The airport has good flight connectivity serving nearby regions of Mohali, Panchkula, Punjab, Himachal, and Haryana.
From Delhi - Board IndiGo, Air India flights from Delhi Airport. The airfares will cost you about INR 2,000 - INR 10,000
From Guwahati - Board Air India, IndiGo flights from Guwahati Airport. The airfares are starting from INR 6,000 - INR 7,000
From Silchar - Board Spicejet, Air India, IndiGo flights from Silchar Airport. The airfares are starting from INR 7,000 - INR 8,000
The nearest railway station is the Kalka train station that is approx. 100 km away from Churdhar. The station mainly serves the tourists and locals travelling to Shimla. The Kalka Railway Station (KLK) is situated at an altitude of about 658 metres and comes under the management of Ambala Railway division.
Tourists travelling from nearby metro cities and local towns won’t find any difficulty travelling via road. One can choose to travel via inter-state and intra-state tourist buses or if not comfortable by buses, then you can choose to travel via taxis or your own vehicle. One benefit of travelling by road is that you get to witness the village life, and farms along the national highways and also the opportunity to taste the local food at roadside Dhabas.