Tourist spots around Shimla | places of interest near Shimla

There are a number of tourist spots around Shimla. The following are the most popular and are worth a visit. You are bound to have lasting impressions of these spots in your mind for a long time.

Wild Flower Hall

Wild flower hall is situated at an altitude of 2,498 m and 13 km from Shimla on Hindustan-Tibet Road. Nestling among thick flora and fauna, the Wild Flower Hall commands a breathtaking view of the snows.

Mashobra

Situated on Shimla-Naldehra road 10 kilometers from Shimla at a height of 7700 feet. It is a place of unique beauty, and is an ideal interlude beneath the oaks and the pines. Featuring beautiful gardens  it is a popular weekend spot, lined  with innumerable picnic spots. Stone benches have been strategically placed all over the grassy knolls, where you can sit back and enjoy views of the Dhauladhar Range. About 3 km from Mashobra is the lovely resort of Craignano (7,800 feet).

Naldehra

Naldehra, is situated at an altitude of 6706 feet and is 25 km from Shimla on Shimla- Tattapani road. Naldehra houses the oldest and the highest  golf course in India. It is a famous picnic spot and one can have leisure pine lined forest walks and horse rides. Its beauty has attracted the film industry and this place has featured in many Hindi movies.

Tattapani

It is 51 km from Shimla and well known for hot sulfurous springs.  One can enjoy fishing and playing in the water.

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Kufri

Kufri is the hottest spot to be during winters, because everyone lands up here to ski and throw snowballs at each other. Situated at distance of 16 km from Shimla and at an altitude of 2510 m above sea level it attracts bands of ski enthusiasts from all over the country drift from the snowy fields of Kufri to Narkanda in search of the finest ski slopes on which to flaunt their expertise. The Himalayan Nature Park here has a good collection of animals and birds found in the region

Fagu

Fagu  overlooking the Giri Valley , is situated on Hindustan-Tibet Road and is 23 kilometers from Shimla.  Fagu is gifted with some enchanting views of the valley and distant Himalayas. Fagu also serves as entry point for Kinnaur and Spiti, and is an ideal trekking base.

Narkanda

Situated at 66 kilometers from Shimla, on Hindustan Tibet road Narkanda, offers wonderful slopes for skiing. At an elevation of 9017 feet, it has dense pine forests. Hatu peak, 8 km from Narkanda, provides a striking panorama of the plains below. Narkanda offers spectacular views of snow ranges. In winters short skiing courses are organized…more

Chail

Situated at 45 kilometers from Shimla, Chail  is a lush green setting and was the former capital of the Patiala State. It has the world’s highest cricket ground at a height of 7220 feet situated in the cantonment area , as such, is out of bounds to civilians. There is a wildlife sanctuary at a distance of 3 km from here. It is one of the few notified regions in the state where humans and wild beasts live side by side. The Palace of Maharaja Of Patiala has been converted into the popular Palace Hotel. Chail is for leisurely walks in summer and autumn, and fun in the snow in winters…more

Sight seeing tours around Shimla

Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) has a fleet of air-conditioned and luxury coaches and organizes Sight-Seeing Tours, Special Tours and Packages to meet the exclusive travel needs of tourists.

H.P. Tourism Development Corporation Ltd

THE MALL, SHIMLA -171001

Tel: (0177) 2652561, 2658302 Fax: (0177) 2652557, E-mail: shimla@hptdc.in

The ticket ranges between Rs 150 to Rs 300 per seat

Some popular sight seeing tours are:

Shimla – Wild Flower Hall – Kufri – Indira Holiday Home – Fagu – Mashobra – Craignano – Fruit Research Station – Naldehra – Shimla. Distance 85 kilometers

Shimla – Fagu – Theog – Matiana – Narkanda – Shimla. Distance 130 kilometers

Shimla – Kufri – Chail – Kiarighat – Shimla. Distance 110 kilometers;

Shimla – Naldehra – Tattapani – Shimla. Distance 106 kilometers

Shimla – Kufri – Fagu – Chini Bungalow – Shimla. Distance 60 kilometers

NOTE: Itinerary and timings subject to change. Please contact their office at Shimla for latest updates and more details.

In addition, both Himachal Road Transport Corporation and Private tour operators also run transport services to all these places.

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