Tattapani in Shimla Hills
This place is is known for its hot water springs on the banks of the river Satluj, white water rafting and adventure sports. Tattapani is located at a distance of 51 kilometers from Shimla. The place is at an elevation of 655 meters above sea level. Being at a lower altitude than Shimla this place is comparatively warmer than Shimla. Mashobra and Naldehra tourist spots are on the way while going to Tattapani.
Tattapani: Getting there
Distance: 51 Kms from Shimla on the Shimla Naldehra Mandi road
Travel time: two hours
Travel mode: By road only, preferable in a car
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Things to see and do at Tattapani near Shimla
The Tattapani village is spread in about a kilometer of area and there are a number of activities that can be done here
Hot sulphur Springs
Tattapani is an ideal locale for enjoyment and recreation. The springs are found on the banks of river Sutlej covering an area of one square kilometer. People from all over the country visit the place to take a dip into the sulphur water of the spring. A dip into the water of the spring provides relief to the people suffering from joint pains, fatigue or any type of skin disease and hence has got a great medicinal quality. This natural sulphur spring is pure and has curative powers of various kinds. The temperature of the water keeps fluctuating depending on the water level of the river.
White river rafting in the Sutlej River
Tattapani is only place in Shimla where you can do white water reafting. The powerhouse at Chabba which is 18 kms from Naldehra provides a starting point for the 11 km river rafting stretch to Tattapani. Peak season is during April to June
Grade II rapids are between Chabba and Tattapani, a 14 km course. It takes about one to one-and-a-half hour to cover the distance.
Grade IV rapids are between Pandowa to Tattapani, which is a 36 km course. It takes about three and half hours to cover the distance. A minimum of four persons are required for a rafting trip.
The following are required for river rafting. The same are available on rent at various shops around rafting sites or from the Himachal Tourism (HPTDC) offices
Dinghy (expansive rubber life raft)
Apart from this you need to carry some personal belongings like sunscreen lotion, first aid kit, and shoes.
River rafting training
You can take up course on river rafting offered by HPTDC and private operators. It is very easy to learn this sport.
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Mountain Biking / cycling
Cycling is a unique and great refreshing experience along the banks of river Sutlej. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the river the flora and fauna and village life. The cycling trek is 12 kilometers long having lots of upside and downside curves in a very peaceful environment in the lap of nature. If you are more enthusiastic you can go up to the higher stretch called Chindi village which is 30 kilometers from Tattapani. All the cycling needs are provided by the hotel Hot Spring Therme and Spa located on the banks of the river at Tattapani.
Collecting stones from the Sutlej River
There are huge numbers of round and oval stones in the river bank which have become very smooth in touch as they have come rolling from far distant mountains. The stones are in various colors and shapes which are collectible items.
Hotels in Tattapani
There are a few hotels in Tattapani but the best one is Hotel Hot Springs Therme and Spa.They arrange river rafting, cycling and camping expeditions also. Other are budget category hotels. All these hotels are located nearby the banks of the river Sutlej. Finding a suitable accommodation is not a problem in Tattapani as few tourists stay back, other prefer to return to Shimla.
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