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Best Time: Apr-Jun Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Check Flights

"The Quiter Shimla"

Mashobra Tourism

Mashobra is a lush green expanse in Himachal Pradesh, tucked away at a height of about 7700 feet, ensuring minimal human obstruction in the course of nature to provide you with the most pure and liberating experience of your lifetime.

Mashobra's proximity to Shimla makes it a perfect alternative for people who are looking for a peaceful little hill-station. With just about enough resorts and enchanting natural bounty, come to Mashobra if you have a for a lazy weekend outing or a week long vacation.

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Get closer to nature with Mashobra

Situated at an elevation of 7,700 m, Mashobra speaks highly of nature's beauty and historic importance. Located just 12 km away from Shimla, Mashobra is a better alternative to Shimla if you wish to avoid the rush and spend a peaceful vacation in the lap of nature. Mashobra is filled with the scenic landscapes, with the beauties like Craignano, Mahasu peak, Wallflower hotel among others. You can spend a leisure time in the tranquility of hills. Mashobra is also a great option to camp amidst the forest and hills of Shivalik ranges.

Restaurants and Local Food in Mashobra

Mashobra has no special cuisine of its own, except the heavy Oriental influence, that is available at almost every formal and informal eateries. While not many proper informal seating food eateries are available, there are enough dhabas to fit your budget. For those travelling luxury, you can dine in at your hotel iteself, as most of the popular luxury hotels and restaurants house extremely credible restaurants as well.
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One Day Itinerary

Mashobra is a town of rejuvenation and a secret getaway from the humdrum of the city life. Your stay in Mashobra depends on all on where you choose to stay. The proximity of the various tourist attractions is of major importance because the attractions in Mashobra are less and scantily spread. Start your day with a breakfast at your hotel or a nearby eatery and if you're hale and hearty, trek a bit to Craignano, and spend some time till noon there. Next, it really depends on what time you are in Mashobra. If it's in May, you can attend the Mahasu Fair and Festival, and if not, then trek to the Reserve Forest Sanctuary and camp a while there as well. Later in the evening, you can come down to the town for an early dinner and set out early next morning.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Located very close to Shimla, Mashobra can be a better alternative to Shimla to avoid the tourist rush.

What's Not So Great?

Being an offbeat destination- there are limited options for food, lodging, and transportation in Mashobra. Also, there's not much to do here for tourists.

For Whom?

Nature lovers, family vacations, people looking for a camping site or a peaceful vacation spot.

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Q. Are cab services available to travel to Mashobra from Shimla?

Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
The taxi charges around Rs. 450 whereas the bus ticket will only cost Rs 20. Buses leave daily for Mashobra from Shimla�s Lakkar Bazar.

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Harpreet Kaur 1 year ago
Lovely place to visit..the most amazing part, it's just 12 kms away from hustle bustle of Shimla.. One important point, try to have extra food stuff with you as much of the options are not available Great place if you are reaching by your own vehicle.
Kovid Kapoor 1 year ago
- Sightseeing is an extremely fulfilling and rapturing experience, but the places are a bit distant from each other. You might want to consider spending for the transportation.
- If you're on a budget, carry all basic products like water, dry foodstuff, toilet paper etc. with you. If you're staying at a low budget hotel, such amenities may not be readily available.
- Campers/hikers, make sure you have all permissions ready beforehand.
Ishita Solanki 1 year ago
I only went to Mashobra for a day, but it was extremely fulfilling. The car ride from Shimla to Mashobra was stunning. The nature, the beauty, the weather and the pure air really washed all the city blues away. Once we reached, we opted to stay in tents. It was a very slopey ride from the main road to the resort. The food they served was basic North Indian food. The next morning, we rose early and went for a hike. It was one of the best walks I ever took. It didn’t require too much physical strength and offered extraordinary peace of mind. This trip proved to be very cheap as well. I would love to go back.
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