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Top Choice Hindu Temple in Sarahan

Bhimakali Temple

The former summer capital of the Bushahr kingdom, Sarahan is dominated by the fabulous Bhimakali Temple, built from layers of stone and timber to absorb the force of earthquakes. There are two towers here, one built…
Multicuisine in Sarahan

Hotel Srikhand

The classiest place for a civilised dinner, or to savour a beer (they serve full-bodied Zingaro) while enjoying panoramic views over the valley. Rooms (s ₹1410 to ₹2380, d ₹1880 to ₹3170) are carpeted and have mount…
Multicuisine in Rekong Peo

Little Chef's Restaurant

The sunny rooftop here is the nicest place to eat, with a good range of breakfasts, thalis, snacks and Indian dishes including Kinnauri-style rajma (spiced kidney beans).
North Indian in Rampur

Hotel Satluj View

The best place to eat in central Rampur.
Tibetan in Sangla & Around

Tibetan Cafetaria

Sangla centre has several near-identical 'Tibetan restaurants’ centred on the Tibetan Cafetaria, all serving momos (Tibetan dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup) and chow mein.
Palace in Rampur

Padam Palace

The delightful, terraced and turreted Padam Palace was built in 1925 for the Maharaja of Bushahr; only the garden is open to visitors. It's just beside the Old Bus Stand in the centre of Rampur.
Market in Rampur

Lavi Fair

The huge Lavi Fair, in the second week of November, attracts traders and pilgrims from remote villages.
Hindu Temple in Sarahan

Lankra Vir Temple

Human sacrifices were carried out here right up to the 18th century. Until 2013 the tradition lived on in tamer form during October’s Dussehra celebration, when assorted animals were sacrificed to Bhimakali, but thi…
Fort in Sangla & Around

Kamru Fort

Clinging to a rocky spur 2km north of Sangla (about 30 minutes' walk), Kamru village was the original capital of the kingdom of Bushahr and the old Kamru Fort contains several handsome wood-and-stone buildings with …