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Naldehra, Shimla Overview

Naldehra is a small enchanting hill station in Himachal Pradesh, located just around 22 km from Shimla. It is perfect for tourists looking for natural scenic beauty and an offbeat location. Naldehra is famous for its greenery, golf course and plain view of the mountains filled with pine, cedar and deodar trees. With a backdrop of the mountains and the Sutlej River flowing through, Naldehra is breathtaking.

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 by its natural beauty. Tourists can enjoy a wonderful afternoon in the lush green valley or take a horse ride to the Naldehra golf course, India's most famous golf course. Naldehra is a must-visit place for tourists visiting Shimla.

Must Know Before You Visit Naldehra

Tips :

  • If visiting Naldehra in June, do witness the Sipi Fair. It is a local festival of matchmaking. There are also stalls set up selling local handicrafts and woollens.
  • Try the local staple food of rajma, dal and roti

Naldehra Highlights

1. Tattapani, Shimla

Tattapani, Shimla
Tattapani is famous for its hot water springs, located 30 Km from Naldehra. The water spring is said to cure various diseases such as joint pain, skin disease, and fatigue and is situated at (Read More) the bank of river Sutlej. There are also various temples devoted to Lord Shiva here. White River rafting, Zorbing, Skiing, Paragliding, Trekking and Camping are popular in Tattapani.

2. Kogi Mata Temple

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

3. Mahunag Temple

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

4. Shaily Peak

Shaily Peak
Located around 23km from Naldehra near Mahakali lake, Shaily peak is one of the most popular tourist attractions. It is a steep peak, encircled with rocky trails and forest which makes it a perfect de (Read More)stination for trekkers and adventure seekers. Tourists can also ride horses or rent a motorcycle to reach Shaily peak which offers an enchanting view of Himalayan Hills.

5. Naldehra Golf Course

Naldehra Golf Course
Naldehra Golf Course is the most popular tourist attraction in Naldehra which was built by Lord Curzon. It is the oldest nine-hole course in India. The golf course is situated around 22 Km from Shimla (Read More) and is perfect for nature lovers. The most preferable way to visit the entire golf course is through horse ride.

6. Mashobra, Shimla

Mashobra, Shimla
Mashobra is a small and relatively less explored town, at a distance of mere 10 km from main Shimla. Tourists come here to relax and unwind in the lap of nature where the richness in flora and fa (Read More)una is in abundance.

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Best Time to Visit Naldehra

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. Naldehra is pretty cold in winter. The temperature drops to -4°C, making it difficult to visit all the tourist attractions comfortably.

How To Reach Naldehra

Air: The nearest airport to Naldehra is the Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla. Shared and private taxis are easily available from the airport to Naldehra.
Rail: The nearest railway station to Naldehra is the Kalka Railway Station in Shimla. 
Road: The most convenient way of reaching Naldehra is by road from Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh and other nearby towns. Government and private buses are easily available. Alternatively, opt for shared or private taxis.
If travelling from Delhi, take the NH1 to Ambala via Karnal. Proceed towards NH22 to Shimla. From Dhalli, turn left for Naldehra.

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