Fagu, Shimla Overview

Situated at an elevation of 2500 meters, Fagu is a serene snow-clad hamlet, located around 45 minutes drive from Shimla. It is known for its apple plantations, sowing fields and the snow-covered Himalayas in the backdrop. Since it is secluded, Fagu is a honeymooner's heaven. It also popular amongst trekkers and naturalists.

It is believed that Fagu has derived its name from the word 'fog'. It remains covered in fog for almost 9 months a year. The whole place is enveloped by lush green pine and cedar trees and has a dreamy landscape. 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.

Things to Do in Fagu

1. Hike or Take a Stroll

The whole of Fagu is bountiful in scenic beauty and you can witness it by taking a stroll. Fagu is also a starting point for hikes to nearby apple orchards and pine forest.

2. Apple Orchards

Fagu is a place where apples and potatoes are cultivated in abundance. A trip in these fields will give you an opportunity to explore and learn about the cultivation of apples and potatoes.

3. Bhantia Devta Temple

Bhantia Devta Temple is an architectural marvel as it has intricate wooden carvings. The beauty of this temple is enhanced by its scenic surroundings.

4. Chharabra Sunset and Sunrise Point

You can also trek from Fagu to the village of Chharabra via Tattapani stream. Chharabra is known for its sunrises and sunsets.

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Best Time to Visit Fagu

The best time to travel to Fagu is May to October. The temperature here remains 8-9 degrees cooler than Shimla. July to October is the monsoon season in Fagu when the deciduous forest is at its best. During the winter months, it remains completely covered in snow. The highway passing through Fagu is connected to the China border, so it gets cleared in 1- days, even during snowfall. This makes visiting Fagu convenient almost throughout the year.
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How To Reach Fagu

By Air: The nearest airport to reach Fagu is at Jubbar-Hatti which is located at a distance of 45 km. Rental cars and cans are easily available here
By Rail: The nearest railway Station to reach Fagu is the Kalka Railway Station at Shimla which is located at a distance of  22 km. From this railway station rental cars are easily available. Kalka Shimla toy train is also a good option to enjoy the journey.
By Road: The distance between Delhi and Fagu is around 350 km which can be easily covered by hiring a car or taking your own car. You can even take a bus from Delhi to reach Shimla. From Shimla, Fagu is located at a mere distance of 18 km that can be covered by hailing a taxi.

Where to Stay in Fagu

  • There are some good hotel chains in Fagu.
  • To experience local culture, the homestays are very popular.
  • Accommodation is available in Fagu in all budgets

Food in Fagu

  • Must-try local Himachali food in Fagu are Sweet Siddu, Savoury Siddu, Mash and Rajma Dal, Bhaang ke Pakode, Besan Barfi
  • There are small food stalls dotted across the valley
  • Best local food is available at the homestays

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