Believe it or not, the moment you reach this glade, from a winding uphill journey through a forest of Himalayan cedar and oak, a twelve kilometer offroad trail branching off from Baghipul, you are awestruck. The beauty bestowed by nature on Kullu Sarahan calls to our innocence. There is a temple on the meadow dedicated to Shringi the main deity of the region. To get to Kullu Sarahan you travel from Duttnagar (near Rampur, HP, NH 22) and reach Nirmund, from where a winding road through apple orchards will bring you to Baghipul. From Baghipul its a winding offroad of 12kms to Kullu Sarahan. The best season is April to October, though the road might get closed in monsoons, however the situation never lasts. Treks to Bashleo Pass (leading on to Batahad and Gushaini in the vicinity of Great Himalayan National Park) Khanag (below Jalori Pass) Sri Khand Mahadev, have Kullu Sarahan as one of the base camps. Baga Saraun also serves as a base for the annual monsoon pilgrimage to Srikhand Mahadev, a Himalayan precipice worshipped as the manifestation of ‘Lord Shiva’.
‘Vin’ is Lord Ganesha and ‘Shar’ is Goddess Durga. Thus from their blessings, comes ‘Vinshar’. So tells us, ‘Arun’, the modest man behind establishing his labor of love in the mountains. Vinshar is present at two places, Khanag and Baga Saraun, both in the outer Seraj, below the (mentioning again) the Jalori pass and Bashleo pass respectively.
13 Independent cottages, this is as good as it gets. An ideal stay would call for two days.
PARKING – Yes
PET FRIENDLY – Yes
ROOM SERVICE – Yes (the rooms are equipped with amenities (tea coffee maker)
SAFETY – Guaranteed
HIMSTAYS RATING – EXCELLENT.