Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mashobra, a town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh : Introduction, Main Attraction nearby, Naldehra, Kufri, Fagu, How to reach

State: Himachal Pradesh
Distt: Shimla
Climate: All the seasons of nature visit Shimla during the year. The isotherms of Shimla happen to match with that of London throughout the year and is the reason for Britisher's choice of Shimla as its summer capital.
Altitude: Naldehra is situated at an altitude of about 2044 metres.
Best time to visit: All the year round.

Mashobra is a town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is connected to the state capital Shimla (earlier Simla) through the historic Hindustan–Tibet Road built in 1850 by Lord Dalhousie.
It is located on one of Asia's largest watersheds, with the Indus and Ganges on either sides. Surronded with densely covered forests of oaks and pines, it is also one of the main markets supplying fruits and vegetables to Shimla.
The entire valley is covered by dense woods of oaks and pines and is ideal for taking a pleasant walk in the midst of extremely soothing climate.
One of the greatest places to visit at Mashobra in Himachal Pradesh is the Goddess Durga temple. The place has an enormous religious importance for not only the people of Himachal Pradesh but also to the tourists.
Mashobra is an exceptionally beautiful place. The hilly flora and fauna adds to the exotic beauty of the place. The place features sprawling gardens and plantations here and there unveiling colorful daffodils, hyacinths, asphodels and celandines. The place of Mashobra is a well known spot for picnic.

Around Mashobra

Naldehra: Himachal Tourism Hotel ‘Golf Glade’looks after the accommodation and food of the visitors to this par -68 golf ground and pleasure spot. Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India (1899 to 1905). Was so enchanted by the beauty of the place that he named his daughter Alexandra Naldehra.

Kufri (2622m): Known for its ski runs Kufri, 16 Km away, attracts the largest number of tourists who come to shimla. It has a backdrop of peaks covered with snow, Himalayan National Park and a small zoo. Yak –ride is added attraction.

Fagu (2509m): Quite and peaceful, 22 km away, it is a fine resort far from the madding crowd. It has a Rest House and Tourists Bungalow overlooking the Giri valley.
How to get there

By air: Shimla's airport is at a distance of 23 kilometers at Jubbarhatti. The Airport is well connected to Chandigarh, Kullu and Delhi. Jagsons Airways offer excellent services and connect Shimla to various parts of the country.

By rail: Kalka, located at a distance of 96 kilometers from Shimla is the nearest railhead. From Delhi you can take a train to reach Kalka. In any case you have to change the train, as there are no direct trains to Shimla.

By road: A fine network of roads connects Shimla to all major cities in India

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