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Fagu, Shimla Overview

Situated at an elevation of 2500 meters, Fagu is a serene snow-clad hamlet, located around 45 minutes drive from Shimla. This place looks magical as it is always enveloped in snow and fog. 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 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. There are accomodation options in Fagu as well.

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

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. The best time to visit Fagu for blooming apple orchards is between May and October.

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Tips

1. Pack ample woollen clothes and comfortable shoes while travelling in winters.
2. Book your accommodation in advance
3. The temperature is usually 6-7 degrees lesser than that of Shimla.

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 from here that will take you to Fagu.
By Rail: The nearest railway Station to reach Fagu is at Shimla which is located at a distance of  22 km. From this railway station rental cars are easily available that will drop you off at your desired destination.
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. You can even travel to Fagu from Chandigarh by hiring a car and covering a distance of 140 km.

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