Narkanda - Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh

About Narkanda

Situated at an height of 9,000 feet and cuddled by green woods on all sides, Narkanda is a popular tourist site in Shimla. This small town attracts tourists because of its ethereal beauty and for its snow covered tracks which are good for skiing during the winters. Surrounded by tropical forests and lofty hills, Narkanda is a site which you cannot afford to miss. This small hamlet is also famous for its apple orchards.

How to reach

By Road : Regular cab services are available for this place. Also one can hire a SUV in order to visit this place. 
By Rail : Kalka is the nearest major station located 162 kilometres away. Shimla station, which is known for its narrow guage is located 45 kilometres away. 
By Air : Shimla airport is located 60 kilometres away. This airport receives flight from almost all parts of the country. Chandigarh airport is located 90 kilometres away.

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  • When to visit
  • Tourists can visit this place during the months of summer. If you are interested in skiing, then you can also visit during the winters. However, during the winters, the weather remains extremely cold.

  • What to Eat
  • Tourists can expect to find a few hotels in the vicinity. Most of them serve good quality meals which predominantly include- North Indian and local dishes.

  • Attractions
  • Hatu Peak : Locateda few kilometres away from Narkanda, this rocky peak offera panoramic view of the Lower Himalayas and also the town below. This site is very popular for nature photography. 
    Tannu Jubbar lake : Encircled by trees with mountains in the background, this place will make you think as if you are standing in some place far removed from this man-made jungle of concrete and mortar. The view of the clear blue sky from this place will make you spell-bound. 
    Mahmaya Tdemple : Located barely 7 kilometres from the centre of the town, this temple is dedicated to Godess Kali. The surrounding of this temple is simply amazing.

  • Activities
  • - Skiing is perhaps the most popular sport here. During winters, this region receives huge snowfall, and a lot of tourists visit this place only to enjoy the cool weathwer and indulge in skiing. 
    - During the evening, tourists can also spend their time shopping and touring the cityscape with their friends and loved ones. A  umber of good shopping centres dot this town.

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