Friday, March 08, 2019
Mashobra, the quaint hill-station in Himachal Pradesh, is located 12 kms away from Shimla. It is an idyllic holiday destination for tourists seeking temporary escape from the hustle-bustle of city life. Though Mashobra itself is a fairly popular hill station, its outer fringes are home to several places that have been left untouched by commercialization. On your visit to Mashobra, take a detour to the following unspoiled destinations for a memorable experience -
Fagu- Fagu, a picturesque hamlet located 10 kms away from Mashobra, is known for its year-round cool climate and snowfall during winters. There are beautiful apple orchards and potato fields spread widely across this little village. If it is solitude you are seeking, Fagu is the best place to be in. You can take a leisure stroll, enjoy the picturesque views, or just sit by your cottage window and relax.
Chharabra – Located at a distance of 2.5 kilometres from Mashobra, Chharabra is the abode of the famous Presidential Retreat in India. This sleepy mountain hamlet turns into a fully-functional President’s office during his annual stay in the summer. The special attraction of the building is its rich architecture and a distinct wall construction called ‘Dhajji’.
Kufri – Located at a distance of 20 kilometres from Shimla, Kufri is popular for its snow-carpeted ski grounds. It turns into a hub of winter sports during snowfall. If you are looking for some adventure, you may visit the Kufri Fun World that is located at an altitude of 2800 metres above sea level. It is also famous for housing the highest go kart track in the world.
Chadwick Falls – Located deep inside the lush Glen Forest, Chadwick Waterfall is the perfect place for a picnic. With its crystal-clear water gushing down a giant gorge from an altitude of 86 metres, this waterfall is a spectacular sight to behold. A natural paradise of sorts, Chadwick is an ideal retreat for nature lovers who seek solace amidst the towering hills and deep valleys.
Tattapani River – Located in the interior part of Mashobra, Tattapani is a freshwater river which provides opportunities aplenty for activities like river rafting. During your visit to Tattapani, do not miss out on the experience of taking a dip in the natural hot springs that have originated from the river Sutlej and are sure to reinvigorate your senses.
Out of the many hotels in and around Mashobra, the Fortune Cedar Trail is the best one for those who wish to soak up the beauty of nature without renouncing the high comforts of city-life.