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Narkanda

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Narkanda Tourism

Surrounded by forests and woodlands, Narkanda is a quaint little town in Shimla district which is popular for skiing in winters.

Situated at a height of 9000 feet, this town attracts tourists for its ethereal natural beauty and its beautiful apple orchards. Surrounded by tropical forests and majestic hills, this is one place that tourists to Himachal Pradesh should not miss. Narkanda also has a lake called the Tannu Jabar Lake which is one of the most important tourist attraction here. There also exists a temple near the lake which is a must visit for all tourists and devotees coming here. Narkanda also has various trekking routes which all adventure-seekers should go for. Narkanda has a beautiful hill called Hatu Nag which one can trek up to. This hill offers a panoramic view of the town below and all adventure lovers travelling to this town should try it. One can also go for skiing during the winters.

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What is famous about Narkanda?

Famous for apple and peach plantations. A great place for adventure sports.

What are the places near Narkanda?

The top places near to Narkanda are Shimla which is 32 km from Narkanda, Manali which is located 112 km from Narkanda, Kasauli which is located 61 km from Narkanda, Mcleodganj which is located 156 km from Narkanda, Kasol which is located 84 km from Narkanda

Who should visit Narkanda?

Narkanda is a great place for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. This place is a retreat for adventure sports lovers as there are many opportunities for trekking, rock climbing and skiing. It is a perfect place for a weekend getaway for people living in New Delhi and Shimla.

What is the local food in Narkanda?

The options for food aren't elaborate here and does not offer too many choices. Hence the options for cuisine tend to be limited. There are a few local Dhabas, and restaurants attached to hotels and resorts that serve delicious food.
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What is the best time to visit Narkanda?

The best time to visit Narkanda is during the summers when the weather is delightful, and the temperature ranges from 10 to 30 degrees Celcius. But winters are almost quite as crowded besides the freezing and chilly weather, as Narkanda serves as an idyllic hub for skiing in the lap of Himachal Shivalik Ranges. Winters in Narkanda are cold and covered in snow, and that is all the more reason why people prefer to visit the small town. People interested in skiing should visit during this season. The monsoons bring moderate rainfall. Hence, if you're not a very cold loving person, then summertime is perfect for you.

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How much does a package cost for Narkanda?

The packages for Narkanda start at INR 7000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is not so good about Narkanda?

Very limited food joints.

What is the best way to reach Narkanda?

The nearest airport and railway station is in Shimla, which is around 60 km away from Narkanda. However, Shimla has narrow gauge railway and only toy train from Kalka comes to Shimla, though the route itself is stunning and also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Shimla airport has frequent flights from some major cities in North India. The nearest major railway station is in Kalka which is around 160 km from here. One can take a bus or a cab from Kalka or Shimla to reach here. The nearest major airport is in Chandigarh which is around 190 km. Cabs and buses are also available from Chandigarh to Narkanda.
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What are the things to do in Narkanda?

The top things to do in Narkanda are Hatu Peak, Skiing in Narkanda, Tannu Jubbar Lake, Stokes Farm, City Shopping, Mahamaya Temple, Kacheri. You can see all the places to visit in Narkanda here

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