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Green Valley, Shimla Overview

The Green Valley is a beautiful and breathtaking mountain range that falls on the way to Kufri from Shimla. The Green Valley is surrounded by verdant hills on all sides covered with thick pine and deodar forests. It is not uncommon to sight some Yaks wandering and grazing around in the valley. The place is undeveloped for tourism, nevertheless, it continues to be a crowd puller and capture the attention of tourists with its dense deodar and pine trees that line the majestic hills. Rare animals are also sighted here at times. The Green Valley, thanks to its beauty and grace, has also featured in numerous Bollywood movies.

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Things To Do at Green Valley in Shimla

The Green Valley offers the visitors some great scenic views, thus giving an opportunity to nature photographers and visitors to click some really lovely pictures. Apart from clicking photos and enjoying a morning drive, there is no other reason to be here. You could also possibly explore the local market around here, and enjoy the steaming hot Maggi that is prepared by the local vendors.

Best Time to Visit

Even though the Green Valley is open for tourists all around the year, the place is best enjoyed when visited at specific times during the year. The best time to visit the valley is after the monsoon season and in summers when the forest is all green, dense and thriving with natural vegetation. The best months to visit the Green Valley are from July to October and from February to April.


1. It is preferable to hire an experienced driver to drive in steep hilly regions of Shimla.
2. You can view the beauty of the distant mountains by buying a pair of binoculars from the local shops for as cheap as INR 50.
3. Do not forget to carry light woollens with you because the weather turns cold as the sun begins to set.

How To Reach Green Valley

Green Valley can be reached by road from Shimla city to Kufri mountain range. Buses are available at nominal ticket fare and take around nine hours to reach Shimla from New Delhi.

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