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Shali Temple Shimla – Popular for trekking and exquisite hill top

shali temple

About Shali Temple

Shali temple dedicated to goddess Bhima Kali is situated on top of Shali peak. It is a standalone peak having an altitude of around 9,400 feet. It is at a distance of around 60 kilometers from old bus stand Shimla. The nearest stoppage to the temple is Khatnol village.

The temple being situated on the hill top has exquisite 360° view. You will surely the views there like we did. We have created a video around the temple and hill top. You can watch it below.

The place is visited both by locals as well as tourists. Large no of devotees come to the temple during Navratri (Nine days dedicated to different goddess).

Cliff at Shali
Cliff on the way to Shali

Shali Tibba Trekking and Camping

Shali peak or Shali tibba is also awesome spot for trek and camping. Tekkers from India as well from foreigners come here for trekking. Reason for choosing Shali for trekking is that it not very far from Shimla and it takes around 2 hours in bus and slightly more than 1 hour in a car. If you go via cab than you can reach Ragnu Nala directly where only small vehicles can reach. If you plan to reach by bus than you will have to deboard at Khatnol. The trek would take around 2-3 hours from Khatnol and about half hour less from Ragnu nala. If can make this trek more hard by starting trekking from Thaila. For that you need to deboard at Thaila bus stop. To reach here you need to either take a bus to Khatnol from Shimla or preferably hire take a taxi from Shimla.

Shali peak distant view
Shali peak distant view

Bus timing from Shimla to Khatnol

(Kushal Private Bus) Dhalli – Khatnol 8:00 am – 10:00 am and depart back to Shimla  11:00 am – 1:10 pm

(Hrtc bus) Old bus stand – Khatnol 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm and depart back to Shimla  3:20 am – 1:10 pm

(Hrtc bus) Old bus stand  – Khatnol 3:30 to 5:30 pm

(Ayush Nipun Private Bus) Lakkar Bazaar- Khatnol 4:10 pm – 6:15 pm

Way to Shali
On the way to Shali

We recommend you prefer cab as mode of transport over buses because it can get hard to stick to timings. You can also book a complete package including stays and transport to reduce hard work.

 

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Places to visit at Kufri

Kufri is a popular hill station situated at a distance of 16 kilometres from Shimla. It sits higher than Shimla at an elevation of around 2500 meters. The view of snow-capped peaks towards the north is magnificent and remains throughout the year.  A binocular would further enhance the view. Kufri is more popular for its winter sports as it stays covered under snow because it receives very less sunshine and snow remain intact for a longer time. Thus if you miss snowfall you can still get a glimpse of snow at Kufri.

THINGS TO DO

You can do multiple activities out there. During summer you could do trekking and horse riding and in winter you could do yak riding, tobogganing (sliding on the sledge) and skiing.

ATTRACTIONS

Green Valley

On the way to Kufri, this is a great spot on the road where you can have a view of the green valley. It boasts to be the densest forest in Asia and is a wildlife sanctuary.

Himalayan Nature Park

There is Himalayan wild life zoo at  Kufri where you can see rare antelopes species like Bharal and Ghoral, Leopards, bears and birds like Monal which was the state bird of Himachal Pradesh.

Indira tourist park aka Chini Bungalow

It is situated near Himalayan nature park. Chini bungalow is very famous for its architecture also a very good view around that place. As the name suggests Indira tourist park is specially built for tourists. It has a restaurant cum beer bar, ice cream parlour and a tea – cofee shop, video game parlour for juniors. It is kind of place where you can relax and enjoy natural beauty. Attached to it are several shops where you could buy souvenirs.

Amusement Parks at Kufri

There are multiple amusements parks to choose from in Kufri. We recommend Adventure resorts aka Kufri fun campus as it has lots of rides to choose from and has comparable more to offer than other parks. Pricing is also okay.

We provide tour package services and Kufri is included in tour packages. 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 9817877665 to get an instant response.

Kufri Fun World

Kufri Fun World is the most likely visited amusement park in Kufri (Shimla). Which is located at the top of Mahasu peak. At over 2,800 metres above sea level. It is the highest go-kart track in the world. There are multiple rides here that you will enjoy. You could do skiing here during winter.