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Places to visit at Narkanda

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Narkanda is a hill station which has gained popularity in the recent decade. It has an average elevation of around 2600 meters which is higher than Kufri and is at a distance of 65 kilometres from Shimla city connected by NH 5. The place has the beauty of its own kind and is quite different from Shimla. The place is surrounded by deodar forest and big apple orchards.Like Kufri, this place is also famous for skiing.

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Narkanda

Places to Visit at Narkanda

Hatu Peak

Hatu mata temple
Hatu mata temple

Hatu Peak is at a distance of 5 kilometres from Narkanda at an elevation of 3400 meters and is the highest point in Shimla. At the top of the peak resides Hatu Mata temple. Hatu Mata temple is the dedicated to ‘Mandodari’ who was the wife of ‘Ravana’. The road to Hatu from Narkanda is little treacherous at certain points especially for drivers who haven’t driven much on mountain roads. However, this sort of roads is an everyday thing to local taxi drivers. The view of mountains from the top is very mesmerising. You should not miss Hatu if you are at Narkanda.

 

Hatu Temple Narkanda
Hatu Mata Temple Narkanda

Tani Jubbar Lake

Tani Jubbar Lake is at a distance of 10 kilometres from Narkanda. It is a rain fed lake and to the side of the lake is Nag devta temple. Adjacent to it is small Tani Jubbar village. The lake is not very big but its okay as rain fed lakes in mountains are not that huge.

Tani jubbar lake
Tani jubbar lake

 

We provide tour package services and Narkanda can be included in the package. You can have a thorough discussion with our tour experts before proceeding. You can contact us by filling in query form or by calling on 8091758422 to get an instant response.

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Naldehra Shimla | Naldehra images,Things to Do | Best time to visit

Naldehra

Away from the hustle bustle Naldehra is a small hill station situated at a distance of 22 kilometres from Shimla and is one hour journey. Placed at an altitude of 2200 meters it is picture perfect real green paradise and admired by true nature lovers as the place is covered by evergreen deodar forest all over. The full fledged 18 hole golf course just adds to the beauty of Naldehra. It is perfect picnic spot where one could enjoy strolling around and enjoying with family and friends especially during springs and summers. This, not a place where you would see man made architectures which most people sought for and like any hill station you will need to walk.

A little History

Lord Curzon who was Viceroy of India in early 1900 got mesmerised by the beauty of this place and established a 9 hole golf course and named this place Naldehra on his third daughter name Alexandra Naldehra.

Things to Do at Naldehra

Horse Riding 

You can do horse riding at Naldehra on a hilltop stretch on direct payment to horse vendors.

Naldehra
Naldehra

Rope way

You can enjoy rope way riding on hilltop.

Naldehra
Naldehra

Golf course

Entry to the general public is restricted. Only members can enter and play course who paid membership of 2.5 lakh.

Naldehra golf course
Naldehra golf course

Naldehra Golf Course 1905

On a spur that extends from the Kufri massif, the Naldehra Golf Course has been in existence from the early twentieth century, it owes its existence to Lord Curzon the British victory of India who fell in love with the spot & often camped here for days on end. He was so enchanted by the spot. That he even named his daughter Naldera after the place.
As a significant part of this romance, Curzon suggested the layout of a Golf Course on the site. The course took shape on totally natural topography which remains unchanged to the present day. Given the point of time when manicured green took the place of Himalayan Grassland, This is perhaps the oldest Golf Course in this part o the world. Naldehra is eighteen (18) holes, par 68 Course with 4423 yards. The yardage in the second round designed over a long sloping glade, the course is regarded as one of the most challenging ones in the country. Set below a thicket of Deodar tree, Naldehra probably owes its name to NALDEO the NAG DEVTA or serpent deity whose temple still stands on the greens.

Naldehra Golf Course
Naldehra Golf Course

Nanahal Naag Devta Temple

To one side of golf course is Nanahal Naag Devta temple from where you can get a better view of Golf Course.
Naldehra
Naldehra

 

Walk around nature

You can stroll around the place admire the natural beauty and have a fun time with friends and family.

Naldehra
Naldehra

We are the travel agent and provide tour package services and Naldehra can be included in the tour packages. You can have thorough discussion with our tour experts before proceeding. You can contact us by filling in query form or by calling on 8091758422 to get instant response.

 

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Jakhu Temple Shimla

Jakhoo

Jakhu temple dedicated to lord Hanuman is situated on top of Jakhu hill. In the recent decade a big statue of lord Hanuman has been built which has a height of 108 feet and is claimed to be largest statue of lord Hanuman. Jakhu hill top is highest point that lies in Shimla city, surrounded by deodar forest cover and monkeys all around it is very different a place but one that cannot be missed. The hill top has altitude of around 2300 meters above sea level.

Here is a short 360 video we shot at Jakhu

A little History

As per the epic Ramayana Lord Hanuman rested at Jakhu for a while when he was on his way to fetch Sanjeevni booti that was required to treat lord Lakshman who was put senseless by Meghnath’s arrows. While lord Hanuman rested here he met sage Yaaku who provided him vital information on sanjeevni booti . On Yaaku’s request lord Hanuman promised to meet him on his way back. Lord Hanuman could not keep his promise but later he showed up and told why he could not come . After he disappeared an idol appeared by itself and  Yaaku then constructed the Jakhu temple in remembrance of lord Hanuman. The idol has still remained intact.

 

Lord Hanuman statue at Jakhu
108 feet high statue of Lord Hanuman rising above deodar trees

How to reach

The temple is at a distance of  1.3 miles towards east from historical ridge ground. The devotees can cover a hill trek on foot or can hire a taxi (taxi is included in tour package). The climb is steep at certain points but a fit person can easily walk uphill keeping a steady slow walk. You will find lot of monkeys around the temple and loosely held packets will attract them, you gotta believe this that they can even steal from your pockets too so you need to keep your eatables inside your backpacks. One more tip is that you should avoid making eye contact with them.When you reach the hill top, on the other side of hill you can see Sanjauli town, distant view of Green Valley as well Shali peak where Shali Mata temple is situated.

Jakhu Hilltop
Jakhu Hilltop

You should carry your binoculars with you for more immersive experience. Don’t forget to carry warm clothes because it can get cold after unexpected rains.

We provide tour package services and Jakhu is included in tour packages. By booking the package you can visit Shimla and explore Jakhu and other popular sites . You can have thorough discussion with our tour experts before proceeding . You can contact us by filling in query form or by calling on 8091758422 to get instant response.

 

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10 Nights 11 days Himachal with Golden Temple

Himachal with Golden Temple

Itinerary for 10 Nights 11 days Himachal with Golden Temple

Day 1 :- CHANDIGARH TO SHIMLA 125 kms 4 hours

On arrival in Chandigarh you will meet with our representative and drive to Shimla. Check in to hotel and have evening time local sight seen at Shimla like Mall road, Christ church, Lakkar bazar etc.

Shimla is called as a queen of hills, it is beautifully tucked in Shivalik range of the great Himalayas. It has altitude of  approx 2300 meter above sea level. During the British Raj it was the summer capital of India and now capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Day 2 :- SHIMLA TO KUFRI

This morning after breakfast at hotel you will leave for sight-seeing at Kufri and other tourist spots like Green Valley, Indira tourist park, Himalayan Nature park at Chini Bunglow and Fagu valley. After completing excursion you will return back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Other tourist  spots in Shimla are Jakhu, Chail, Naldehara, Narkanda. These places can be covered by extending number of days you stay at Shimla which your tour planner will discuss with you.

Day 3 : – SHIMLA TO MANALI 250 kms 8 hours

Today morning after breakfast you will leave for Manali, on the way will do sight-seeing at Vaishno Devi Temple (Kullu), Pandoh dam, Sundernagar lake. On arrival at Manali you will check into hotel and have dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 :- MANALI  – LOCAL SIGHT SEEING (3-4 hours)

Today morning after breakfast you will leave for local sightseeing of Manali including Hadimba Temple, Club house, Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar and Vashishth Kund and Mall road. After that you will return back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 :- SOLANG VALLEY SIGHTSEEING

Today morning after breakfast you will leave for Solang Valley 14 kilometers from Manali where you could do sports activities like horse riding, parachuting, paragliding, ice skating (winters only) and zorbing and you can also get a ride on a ATV. In zorbing a giant ball with seats for 2 people is rolled down a 200 metre hill. After all this fun you will return back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 :- MANALI TO DHARAMSHALA  250 kms 8 hours

Today morning after breakfast you will depart to Dharamshala. On arrival at Dharamshala you will check into hotel and have dinner and overnight stay.

Dharamshala is a scenic hill station surrounded by deodar forest which is home to the Dalai Lama. It has got magnificent view of Dhauladhar range.

Day 7 :- DHARAMSHALA – LOCAL SIGHT SEEING –  DALHOUSIE 125 Kms 4 hrs

This morning after breakfast at hotel you will leave for sight-seeing at Bhagsunag Temple, Mcleod Ganj, Tibetan Monastery and Dalai Lama Palace. After completing the excursion leave for Dalhousie . On arrival at Dalhousie you will check into hotel and have dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8 :- DALHOUSIE – KHAJJIAR 

This morning after breakfast at hotel you will leave for Kalatop and Khajjiar. After completing sightseeing you will return back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9 :- DALHOUSIE TO AMRITSAR 230 kms 6 hours

Today morning after breakfast you will check out from the hotel and leave for Amritsar. On arrival at Amritsar you will check into hotel and have dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10 :- AMRITSAR SIGHT SEEING

This morning after breakfast at hotel you will leave for sight-seeing at Wagha Border, Jallianwala Bagh and Golden temple. After completing sightseeing you will return back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11 :- AMRITSAR TO CHANDIGARH 220 kms 5 hours

Today morning after breakfast you will check out from the hotel and leave for Chandigarh. You will be dropped at Airport or railway station from where you can further depart to your city