Sahastra Dhara Paonta Sahib, Himachal

Sahastradhara Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib is a major religious tourist destination in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh and it has many attractions that pulls a large number of tourists from around the world. The Sahastradhara is one among many attractions in Paonta Sahib, which is blessed with beautiful surroundings. It is only a few kilometers away from the Paonta Sahib main town and can be accessed through a private car.

Highlights The Sahastradhara is a sulfur water spring, which consist of remarkable medicinal value. The aesthetic beauty of the site makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Paonta Sahib. This place is suitable for picnics and therefore, a lot of people, especially the families visit this scenic spot to spend refreshing moments. The literal meaning of Sahastradhara is 'thousands fold spring' and this is a place, which rejuvenates one's mind and makes one feel alive.

There is a confluence of river Yamuna and Tong (Tamsa) at this place and nearby is a village called Kalsi (now a part of Uttar Pradesh), which is 25 km from Paonta Shaib. Kalsi used to be the old capital of Sirmaur and there is 'Ashokan Rock Edict' over here, which is worth a visit. The Ashoka pillar, which stood here was removed to Delhi by one of the Muslim Rulers of the Sultanat period.

Accessibility The Sahastradhara can be visited throughout the year and there is absolutely no problem regarding accessibility. It is an amazing experience to bathe in the water of Sahastradhara, the water of which is believed to rectify skin infections and various other problem related to one's skin.