Narkanda – A Perfect Getaway

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Situated in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh and just  64 km north of Shimla, Narkanda is a perfect weekend destination for all.

Narkanda , at a height of 2,750 m (9,022 ft), falls  on the Hidustan -Tibet Road as it winds along the edges of spectacular mountains. Surrounded by forests of pine, deodar , and apple orchards this place offers a magnificent view of the snow covered Himalayas. An ideal place for all those who love seclusion and not so crowded hill stations for a weekend break, Nakranda offers loads of adventure and leisure activities along with splendid views.


Places to see:

Hatu Peak

Located at about 8 kms away this is the most famous peak of the area, that has a temple atop and offers the most grand views of the Himalayan ranges around. This place is definitely worth a visit. The roads are driveable but are very narrrow and treacherous.

Things to do in Narkanda
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Mahamaya Temple

At about 7 kms from Narkanda  and situated on a hill, this is a revered temple of goddess Kali this place offers the perfect solitude and calmness needed for the spiritual feel.

Things to do in Narkanda
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Thanedar

This is the horticulture heartland of Himachal renowned for the beautiful  apple orchards. The famous Stokes Farm is also located right here.

Things to do in Narkanda
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Things to Do:

Skiing

Started by HPTDC is 1980 Narkanda today is a popular skiing destinations all throughout the winter months where you can also take skiing courses from professionals.


Trekking

There are many long and short trekking options in nakranda. For those who cannot take up long tedious treks Hatu peak is the best trek. One can also try the Jalori Pass Trek.


Nature walks

Nature walks in the picturesque backdrop of Narkanda can be really awe-inspiring and is one of the best ways to discover and enjoy the beauty of the place.


How to Reach:

Nearest Airport – Shimla (62kms), Kullu (160kms), Chandigarh (180kms)

Nearest Railway Station – Kalka(155kms), Chandigarh(180kms)

 

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