Rohru

Rohru

Height : 1550 m
Branching off the Hindustan Tibet Road and by the banks of the river Pabbar. The town has witnessed a rapid growth in the past few years and today, this is an important economic and administrative centre. lt is also a good location for fishing for trout on the Pabbar’s waters, sightseeing and trekking in the area. From a small village, Rohru has rapidly grown to become a significant administrative and commercial centre. Built by the banks of the river Pabbar, the town is perfectly positioned fora variety of sightseeing, fishing and trekking in the area. The Rohru area is covered with apple orchards and forests and there are numerous walk and hike trails.

GETTING THERE:

  • By Rail : Kalka railway station is at a distance of 203 kms. On
    the narrow-gauge Kalka Shimla railway, Shimla station is 115
    kms away.
  • By Road: Shimla is at a distance of 115 kms and Chandigarh is 233 kms away.
  • By Air : Shimla airport is 232 kms away.

CLIMATE:

Summers are warm, and cottons and light woollens are recommended. Winters are cold and heavy clothing is required

ATTRACTIONS :

  • Trout fishing is available on the river Pabbar. Good spots are Seema, Sandasu, Tikri and Dhamwari.Chirgaon (15 km) is a scenic place that also has the trout hatchery.
  • Jubbal (31 km) was the seat of an important princely state with the same name. The Jubbal palace is a fascinating structure that combines indigenous and European building styles.
  • Hatkoti (11 km, 1400m ). On the right bank of the river Pabbar, the classical temples of Hatkoti, executed in the nagara style are a major attraction. The primary temple is that of Devi Durga in her form of Mahishasuramardini, the
    slayer of the demon Mahisa who stalked the world in the form of a buffalo and the Devi is locally known as ‘Hateshwari’.
  • The picturesque spots of Kharapathar and Girl Ganga are accessible from Rohru. The latter is approached by a hike of7 km.
  • Chhaupari (19 km.) is a secluded spot with a long ridge that holds a small temple. The view from this point is magnificent and there is a grand display of the peaks of neighboring Uttranchal, as well as those of Kinnaur. Also
    ahead of Chhaupari, lies the hill of Balon crowned by a small temple dedicated to Kali and the wide meadow of Sara Thatch while trek routes carry on to the Chanshal area as well as to Devan in Uttranchal.
  • Shri Shikhru Devta temple, within the heart of Rohru is held in high veneration by the local people.
  • Dodra and Kwar are separated by a few kilometres and remain one of the most secluded pockets of Himachal and have a fairly distinct sub-culture. The area has a rare beauty that has been largely preserved due to its
    seclusion. The trek route that leads to these villages passes though woods, open grasslands and flower filled meadows. With a backdrop of snowcapped mountains, the 45 km trek from Tikri to Kwar goes through picturesque Larot, Chanshal, Gajyani-Thach, Kalapani, Dodra and Gaon Pujari then steps overthe Rupin stream at Gusangu to reach Kwar.

HOTELS

THE CHANSHAL– Budget Hotel
Named after the Chanshal Pass (4520 m) that lies at the head of the valley, The hotel Chanshal has modern facilities with a traditional facade. With an excellent view ofthe
riven‘ront and the valley, this is conveniently located just off the Hatkoti Jubbal road. The Hotel Chanshal is recommended for leisure, sightseeing and fishing.The Hotel can act as the base camp for trekking to Dodra Kwar and the Chanshal area.
Address : Hotel Chanshal, Rohru, Distt. Shimla (H.P.) –
171207 Tel: (01781)240661, E-Mail : rohru@hptdc.in