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Fagu, Shimla Overview

Situated at an elevation of 2500 meters, Fagu is a serene snow clad hamlet. Nestling in the majestic Himalayan Range in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Fagu is a perfect place to get away from the hustle bustle of the city. This place looks magical as it is always enveloped in snow and fog. The clouds are so close to the surface that at times it feels as if you are walking on clouds. This quietude and tranquil place is bountiful in scenic beauty and proffers magnificent views of nature. The verdant trees, snow clad mountains and lush green fields make Fagu a must visit place to relax and unwind.

It is believed that Fagu has derived its name from the word 'fog'. Being situated at such a great altitude this place is always surrounded by fog, and hence, was named Fagu. The picturesque hamlet is home to a myriad flora and fauna. The whole place is enveloped by lush green pine and cedar trees. A number of apple trees are also located here which are adorned with rich red apples. Potato Fields are also common to spot. You can also sight animals such as snow leopards, yaks and ponies that are inhabitants of Fagu. The stunning Fagu valley is a magnificent place that is unaffected by industrialization making it replete with beauties of nature. This place is perfect to spend time amidst nature and indulge in a number of thrilling activity. After a trip to Fagu, you will be charged with positive energies. 

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Places to Visit in Fagu

Apple and Potato Fields: Fagu is a place where apples and potatoes are cultivated in abundance. You can take a lazy stroll through these splendid lush green fields which bear juicy apples and potatoes. A trip in these fields will give you an opportunity to explore and learn about the cultivation of apples and potatoes and would definitely be fun and interesting.
Bhantia Devta Temple: A pristine temple is located in Fagu dedicated to Bhanita Devi. This temple is an architectural marvel as it has intricate wooden carvings. The beauty of this temple is enhanced its scenic surroundings. May sure to pay a visit to this temple to pray and seek blessings.

Things to Do in Fagu

Take a stroll: The whole of Fagu is bountiful in scenic beauty and you can witness it by taking a stroll. The verdant trees and mountains that surround this place will make you feel close to nature. A stroll in this beautiful place will refresh your body and soul and will leave you awestruck.
Trekking: The tortuous paths of Fagu are perfect to pump up your adrenaline level by indulging in trekking. Trekking through the picturesque paths replete with lush greenery and spellbinding views of snow peaked mountains will make you feel close to nature. A trekking trip in Fagu is bound to make you feel rejuvenated.
Skiing: During the winter season when the whole place is covered by thick white snow, you can enjoy skiing. Skiing in Fagu will be a delightful experience and the mesmerizing beauty surrounding the place will make the skiing experience even more magical.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to travel to Fagu is in the winter season between the months of October to February. The weather during this time period is freezing and the whole place looks serene class in white snow. You can also experience skiing at this time of the year. You can even travel to Fagu during the summer season to beat the heat.

Fagu, Shimla


1. Avoid travelling to Fagu in the extreme winter season as the temperature drops down to minus and there are chances of you freezing to death.
2. Pack ample woollen clothes and comfortable shoes.

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