Karoh Peak (India)
|Elevation||1,467 m (4,813 ft)|
|Listing||List of Indian states and territories by highest point|
|Coordinates||30°44′37″N 77°04′37″E / 30.74361°N 77.07694°ECoordinates: 30°44′37″N 77°04′37″E / 30.74361°N 77.07694°E|
|Location||Panchkula district, Haryana, India|
|Parent range||Sivalik Hills of Himalayas|
|Easiest route||Hike / scramble|
Karoh Peak is a 1,467-metre (4,813 ft) tall mountain peak in the Sivalik Hills range of greater Himalayas range located near Morni Hills area of Panchkula district, Haryana, India. It is highest point in the state of Haryana
Etymology and Religious Significance
Karoh Deota Temple and Archaeological Site
The Karoh Deota is the presiding deity of the Karoh hill. At the top there are three brick and mortar shrines of Karoh deota. There are also rock sculptures placed outside one of the shrine, that are archaeological fragments of ruined ancient Hindu temples.
Highest point in Haryana
At 1467 metres Karoh Peak is the highest mountain peak in the state of Haryana. The British rulers had originally and incorrectly recorded in The Imperial Gazetteer of India the height of Karoh Hill to be 1499 metres. Actual measurements by the Survey of India found the actual height to be 100 feet lower and official height was revised down to 1467 metres.
It is located within the Indus river basin and Ghaggar-Hakra River basin. The Ghaggar-Hakra River basin which is said to be remnant of Sarasvati River, that is said to originate from Adi Badri (Haryana), was home of the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Forests and Trekking
One can take motored transport from Chandigarh via Panchkula to reach Chhamla-Daman-Thapli road in Haryana. The Karoh Peak is nearly 500 m (1,640 ft) vertical distance from Chhamla-Daman-Thapli road and can be climbed by traversing a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) trek via the dhanis (small settlements) of Churi and Diyothi of Bhoj Darara.
- Morni Hills, Panchkula district, 1267 m peak
- Dhosi Hill, Narnaul - Hill of Chyavana Rishi creator of Chyawanprash, 1170 m peak
- Tosham, 240 m average elevation
- Madhogarh, Haryana, 214 m average elevation
- Monuments of National Importance in Haryana
- State Protected Monuments in Haryana
- National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries of Haryana
- India cave temples
- Caves in India
- Rock-cut temples in India
- Indian rock-cut architecture
- Indus Valley Civilisation sites
- Highest point of Indian states and territories
- List of mountains in India
- Haryana Tourism
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