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Places Near Shimla

Kurfi, Fagu, Naldehra, and Chail are some of the interesting places near Shimla that you can visit from here.

Kufri, at 2501 metres and 16 kms from Shimla, is popular for its ski slopes and for hiking. The Mahasu peak dominates this tourist spot, which can be visited on a round trip from Shimla.

Fagu, 22 kms down the old Hindustan-Tibet road is another enchanting retreat. It has enchanting views and a pleasant environment.

Naldehra, 22 kms away on the Shimla-Tattapani road has a nine-hole golf course. The British viceroy, Lord Curzon who had supervised the laying of the Kalka-Shimla railway line, designed it. In the middle of the golf course is the Mahunag Temple. Near Naldehra are the villages of Mashobra and Craignano. Surrounded by thick forests, Mashobra has an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Durga (manifestation of Shakti). Craignano is popular as a quiet picnic spot.

Chail, about 45 kms from Shimla, was the summer retreat of the Maharaja of Patiala. Spread over three hills, the sleepy town has a bird sanctuary, which was the erstwhile ruler’s hunting reserve. Chail also boasts of the highest cricket ground in the country. Himachal Tourism has now converted the former Maharaja’s palace into a hotel.

Narkanda, at 2708 metres, about 60 kms also on the Hindustan Tibet road, is promoted for its skiing slopes. A trek through Deodar forests leads up to the Hatu Mata temple on Hatu peak.


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