If you are visiting Sainj Valley, a visit to Shangadh Meadow- home to the Deity Sangchul Mahadev is a must. Acres of open green land lends path to an architectural marvel of Sangchul Mahadev Temple. The meadow is a sacred pasture, as legend has it, created by the Pandavas while they were on their agyaatvaasa run. The meadow is used by the cattle of the locals for grazing and is maintained by the devta committee here. When it snows, the meadow remains easily accessible and can easily give Swiss alps a run for their money.
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Besides the meadow, this part of the Sainj valley is would give you ample means to explore the natural wonders, cultural heritage, and adventure around. The Great Himalayan National Park has several treks leading into the villages of the Shangadh Panchayat.
Before we take you on a photo journey of the Shangadh Panchayat, here are a few essentials
How to reach Shangadh Meadow: From Sainj market, arrange for a ride to Shangadh. The only bus leaves at 4 pm in the evening. A taxi costs INR 800 from Sainj.
Best Time to visit Shangadh Meadow: Any time of the year. Winters are a true spectacle.
Homestays in Shangadh: We recommend Bawray Banjaray Home in Shangadh (Luxury)
A weekend trip to Shangadh should cost you INR 5000 for a round trip from Delhi.
In the following series of Photos, we have tried to take you on a virtual tour of Shangadh Meadow. Take a look:
Somewhere on road to Shangadh from Sainj
The Main Temple Road in the meadow
The Main Temple
Storeys of the Shangchul Mahadev Temple
The meadow is a true spectacle to watch when it snows. You would need at least a couple of hours to experience the heritage. However, if you want to soak in the bliss of this meadow and the places around, do spend a weekend here at Shangadh.
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