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Shoghi

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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

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Shoghi Tourism

While Shimla is being flooded by tourists every year, a serene, calm and epitome of beauty lies near it, waiting to be discovered. Shoghi, a small hill station just 13 Kms. from Shimla is abundant in natural scenic beauty and a large variety of flora and fauna.

This small town offers from attractive old temples to adrenaline-teasing activities and its famous fruit made products. Amazing weather throughout the year, perfect accommodation facilities in the vicinity and just right surrounding to rejuvenate your mind, all contributes to make your vacation to this stunning place a dream come true.

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Secluded Spot of Paradise

Tucked 13 km away from Shimla, Shoghi is a tiny piece of paradise with its lush green hues on hill slopes, silvery brooks, and rows of pine trees. Shoghi is much more than just a cheap alternative to Shimla – it is an ideal place to get away from the overcrowded hill station. Shoghi as a town is known for the various locally produced fruit products like juices, pickles, jellies and syrups. It is fondly called as the temple town, as well owing to the presence of a number of ancient temples.
Learn to paint with watercolours, bring your camera, read novels, try bird watching, take up an adventurous snow sport, indulge yourself in spirituality amidst the temples or just listen to the sounds of the forest. The trekking trails in Shoghi are very challenging and cool climate in Shoghi and calm atmosphere make it an ideal camping place. Shoghi is considered as a budget-friendly destination.

Restaurants and Local Food in Shoghi

Shoghi, being situated in north India mainly serves North Indian Cuisine. Apart from casual and fine dine restaurants, this small town do not have much variety of eating joints. However, local dhabbas may serve well for your taste buds as well as pocket. They offer everything from various types of breads like naan, roomali rotis and stuffed parathans with raita to vegetables and beverages.
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Suggested Itinerary for Shoghi

Day 1 - Reach Shimla by morning and leave for Shoghi. Check in the hotel, have breakfast and relax for a while. After freshening up, you can start your tour with the Hanuman Temple. After this, you can head out to Pabbar Valley to have one great experience of your life. Pabbar Valley embarks near the unexplored Chanshal Pass, which offers breathtaking exhilarating views of the valley.  
Day 2 -  Go on an early morning tour of the famous Kansa Devi Temple taken as one of the Shakti Peeth's to find yourself amidst the valley and the mountains. Head to Yadvinder Garden followed by Pinjore Garden to explore the beauty of the Mughal art and architecture to have an ethereal experience.
Day 3 - Start your day with some amazing breakfast at your hotel and head to a small village of Tattapani- a destination for water sport activity fanatics. Dive in for some enthralling river rafting experience in the cold water of River Sutlej. Apart from this, there are a number of things you can do in Shoghi, depending on your enthusiasm and cravings for some adventurous experience. From ice skating to skiing to mountain cycling to paragliding, Shoghi has it all.  You can head straight to the Park Woods to have a composed experience of wildlife and nature close to your heart. If you are not exactly an adventure enthusiast, you can visit Maharaja's Palace, Sidh Baba ka Mandir and Kali ka Tibba for surreal experience of art, history and religion.

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FAQs on Shoghi

What is famous about Shoghi?

Picturesque view. Lush green valleys, delicious cuisines. Can be visited throughout the year. Snow sports, camping, trekking and bird-watching. Less known, hence less crowded during peak season.

What is not so good about Shoghi?

Frozen during January. Chances of landslides, eroded roads during monsoons. Not good for elderly.

Who should visit Shoghi?

Great for someone looking to experience picturesque snow in winters. For adventure seekers, Shoghi offers rappelling, rock climbing, valley crossing, commando rope walking, forest hikes, night treks, and camping. The pristine hill station, thanks to the very few tourists, makes a perfect peaceful getaway for couples, honeymooners and adventure enthusiasts. 

What is the best time to visit Shoghi?

If you're looking forward to exploring the place, plan a visit during March to June or September to November. These are the ideal months to explore the natural beauty up close in this off beat small suburb. Temperatures are suitable, and range between 15 degrees C to 27 degrees C. Expect light showers in June which creates beautiful sights to see. Winter are quite cold so make sure you carry woollens.
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What is the local food in Shoghi?

Shoghi, being situated in north India mainly serves North Indian Cuisine. Apart from casual and fine dine restaurants, this small town do not have much variety of eating joints. However, local dhabbas may serve well for your taste buds as well as pocket. They offer everything from various types of breads like naan, roomali rotis and stuffed parathans with raita to vegetables and beverages.
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What is the best way to reach Shoghi?

Shoghi Railway Station is the nearest narrow gauge railhead in Shoghi. The nearest broad gauge railway station to Shoghi is Kalka which is around 90 km away.  The town of Shoghi is approachable from Kalka and Shimla, by Himalayan Queen (Hill Train) also known as Toy Train. Shoghi is  102 km away from Chandigarh and 331 km away from Delhi. The nearest airport is Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla which is approximately 33 km from Shoghi. Buses and taxis are easily available from these places and other parts of North India to Shoghi. 

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What are the top hotels in Shoghi?

There are 454 in Shoghi which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Shoghi are Chapslee Hotel, Karam Vidhata Resorts, Hill-View 2BHK in Mashobra-Naldera, Premium Home Studio in Bharari, Hotel Kaithli Hills Shimla, Elegant 2BHK House in Bharari. You can see all the hotels in Shoghi here

What are the things to do in Shoghi?

The top things to do in Shoghi are Kandaghat, Trekking and Hiking, Tara Devi Temple, Camping in Shoghi, Hanuman Temple, Viceregal Lodge, Shimla. You can see all the places to visit in Shoghi here

What are the places near Shoghi?

The top places near to Shoghi are Shimla which is 5 km from Shoghi, Kasauli which is located 25 km from Shoghi, Manali which is located 130 km from Shoghi, Mcleodganj which is located 154 km from Shoghi, Narkanda which is located 37 km from Shoghi

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Devyani Chandra 2 years ago
- During the vacation season do not forget to make advance booking, the place is pretty full with travellers.
- Winters are extremely cold, so carry extra woollens if you visiting during the season.
- Beware of monkeys while travelling to certain places like Jakhoo hills, they are known for their notorious acts.
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