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Naldehra, Shimla Overview

Naldehra is small yet mesmerizing hill station and one of the top tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, located just around 22 Km from Shimla, 2004 metre above sea level. It is a perfect heaven for tourists looking for natural scenic beauty and want to get away from the hectic city life. The tourist destination is famous for its greenery, Golf Course and plain view of the mountains filled with thousands of pine trees.

Naldehra did not come to notice until the start of the 21st century when Lord Curzon, the British Viceroy of India, discovered the place and was completely mesmerized with its natural beauty. Tourists can enjoy a wonderful afternoon in the lush green Valley with clouds roaming on regular intervals or can take a horse ride to the Golf Course. Naldehra is certainly a must-visit destination for tourists visiting Shimla as it offers both peaceful and adventurous environment which is a memorable experience for the tourists. 

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Naldehra Golf Course

Naldehra Golf Course is the most popular tourist attraction in Naldehra which was built by Lord Curzon and considered as the oldest nine-hole course in India. The Golf Course is situated around 22 Km from Shimla and is well-groomed with an ample amount of greenery which offers a delight to the eyes of the tourists. The place is perfect for nature lovers and photo fanatics as it is surrounded by numerous Pine trees and a mix of temples and tourists can visit the Golf Course from 8:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The most preferable way to visit the entire golf Course is through horse ride which takes around a thousand rupees for a person and takes 2 hours to complete.

Places to Visit in Naldehra

Tattapani: This is a popular tourist attraction located at a distance of 30 Km from Naldehra, famous for its hot water springs. The place is located at a height of 655 meters above the sea level and consists of the sulphurous spring water where tourists take a dip to feel refreshed after a tiring travel. The water spring is said to cure various diseases such as joint pain, skin disease, and fatigue and is situated at the bank of river Sutlej. Apart from the hot water spring, various temples devoted to Lord Shiva can be found in Tattapani which attract thousands of customers every year. 

Kogi Mata temple: It is a small temple dedicated to Kogi Mata and situated in the Kogi village near Naldehra. The houses in the village are made in traditional Himachali style and there is also a chowka (seat of the elders) sculpted from wood and placed near the temple which attracts many tourists. 

Mahunag Temple: This small temple, located in the midst of Naldehra golf course, is dedicated to the snake god. It is believed to be the reason for Naldehra name which translates to abode of the king of the snakes. The temple was built by Raja Ram Sen in 1664 and is also devoted to Lord Karna. Visitors also enjoy the Karsog Valley view along with the northern Himalaya from the temple.

Shaily peak: Located around 23 KM from Naldehra near the Mahakali lake, Shaily peak is one of the most popular tourist attractions which include a steep peak, encircled with rocky trails and forest which makes it a perfect destination for trekkers and adventure seekers. Tourists can also ride horses or rent a motorcycle to reach Shaily peak which offers an enchanting view of Himalaya Hills. 

Best Time to Visit

Naldehra is pleasant to visit during the summer between May to September when the climate is quite moderate. You can also enjoy a bit of rain during that time which makes the visit more memorable. It becomes so cold in winters where the temperature dropped to -4°C, making it difficult to visit all the tourist attractions comfortably.

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