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1. Skiing in Narkanda

Skiing in Narkanda
Must visit 4.1 /5

0 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

Narkanda is situated at an altitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan Tibet road. It gives a beautiful view of snow ranges. Famous for Skiing & Winter sports, Narkanda is among India's oldest ski destinations with the undulating beauty of nature. Perched at an altitude of 8100 ft, the slopes of the hill town is perfect for the skills of beginners as well as experienced skiers. Hatu Peak near Narkanda towering at 2000 ft is one of the popular ski slopes in the area.

2. Hatu Peak

Hatu Peak
Must visit 4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

Soaring at a height of nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, the Hatu Peak is the highest peak in the entire Shimla district, located 8km from Narkanda. Surrounded by majestic mountains and covered in a dense green blanket of sky-touching cedar and fir, Hatu Peak may just be paradise on earth. The forest is a mixed one, comprising a varied population of deodar, fir, spruce, cedar and blue pine; but is mostly renowned for its colourful apple orchards. The Hatu Mata Temple rests atop the hill on Hatu Peak and holds great religious significance to the locals. The temple is dedicated to Mandodari, the wife of King Ravana.  It is best to visit Hatu Peak during the summers to enjoy various scenic points and nearby locations. You can go skiing, enjoy picnics, camping, explore the apple gardens and many more.

3. Tannu Jubbar Lake

Tannu Jubbar Lake
3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

This lake encircled with trees all around is an ideal picnic spot and to spend some relaxed time with the mountain watching over.

4. Stokes Farm

Stokes Farm
3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

Sometime in history, a man called Satyanand Stokes brought the cultivation of apple to Narkanda and in the process the town's economy to life. Today the area is known for these enthralling apple orchards and a walk through these is one of the most fascinating and enjoyable experiences the town has to offer.

5. City Shopping

City Shopping
3.0 /5

29 km
from city center
5 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

One can buy some Himachali shawls, Pattoo blankets and caps as well as Pullans, which are shoes made out of wool. One finds some fine traditional items at the Himachal Hat outlets.

6. Mahamaya Temple, Kacheri

Mahamaya Temple, Kacheri
3.1 /5

35 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

Located at distance of 7km form Narkanda is the Mahamaya Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali. Set amidst breathtakingly beautiful surroundings with a sense of calm and serenity, this temple provides the perfect ambience for meditation and introspection.

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7. Hatu Mata Temple

Hatu Mata Temple

2 km
from city center
7 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

Hatu Mata Temple is more than a pilgrimage site situated at 3352 meters above sea level in Narkanda, Shimla. It is a must-visit place if you are visiting Narkanda. The architecture of Hatu Mata Temple is different from other Hindu Temples. It is a perfect example of the combination of two cultures. The temple has carvings resembling Buddhism.

8. Jau Baug

Jau Baug

8 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

Jau Baug is a top tourist attraction located 8 kilometers away from Narkanda town in Shimla. The beautiful mountains and meadows are just picturesque. It is also a trekking point for tourists situated just 15 minutes away from Hatu peak. The approximate time to visit Jau baug will take around 2 to 3 hours. You can arrange your trekking with the local operators or organizers. You can arrive here with your friends, and family to experience the heavenly beauty. Jau Baug is also linked with the "Vanya Prastha” of the Pandavas. It is best to explore Jau Bag and other beautiful hilltop locations in Narkanda on foot. It is because, at a certain point, the roads become narrow and dangerous for cars.

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9. Kacheri

Kacheri

4 km
from city center
9 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

Kacheri is a tourist spot located around 7 kilometers away from the nearest bus stand of Narkanda town. It is a less –explored hamlet which is around 500 meters walking distance from Oddi. The famous Mahamaya Temple is also located in Kacheri. Apart from that, the land gets covered with snow during winters. There are several apple orchards you will find in Kacheri which are famous in the area.

10. Derthu Mata Temple

Derthu Mata Temple

4 km
from city center
10 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

Derthu Mata Temple is a beautiful ancient Hindu temple located near Narkanda. The Derthu Mata Temple is situated at an altitude of 8500 feet. It is said that Derthu Mata is the Mother Goddess of Kumharsain and Sangri people of the area. The spectacular view and the divine aura of the temple make this a worth-it experience. To begin your trek to Derthu Mata Temple, you need to reach the reporting point near Narkanda Bus Stand. The approximate distance for trekking from Narkanda to Derthu Mata Temple is around 10 kilometers. Hence, you can cover the distance in about 5 hours. The trek begins at 9 AM and you will reach there by 2 PM. You can book your trek with local camp organizers with a price starting from INR 3000 for one.

11. Koteshwar Mahadev Temple

Koteshwar Mahadev Temple

1,454 km
from city center
11 out of 11
places to visit in Narkanda

The Koteshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the popular temples in Shimla. It is located in Mandoli which has a beautiful village with a scenic and divine atmosphere. Koteshwar deity is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. As per the religious beliefs of the locals, they say that God Koteshwar comes out of the temple once every four years. If you visit here during August and September, the village holds a religious festival of nine days which is divine, exciting, and peaceful. If you book a cab from Shimla Railway station, then you will reach Koteshwar Mahadev Temple in 2.5 hours. There are several lodges around 2 kilometers away from the temple. The price range for lodges begins from Rs. 700 to Rs. 2000. Also, the timing of the temples is from morning 6:30 am to 12:30 am. The temple also opens in the evening from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

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How can I commute within Narkanda?

Local transport is easy. Cabs buses and rickshaws are easily available.
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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 are the top sightseeing places in Narkanda?

The top sightseeing places in Narkanda are Hatu Peak, Skiing in Narkanda, Tannu Jubbar Lake, Stokes Farm, City Shopping, Mahamaya Temple, Kacheri.
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