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Tattapani Tourism

A popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, Tattapani is a quaint village located 60 kms away from Shimla. Situated on the banks of river Sutlej, it is famous for rafting and its Hot sulphur spring is believed to have curative properties for health ailments like stress, joint pain, fatigue and other skin diseases.

On asking the locals, you can always get to hear about the must-visit spots of the destination being - Shiva's Cave. Located 3.5 km from the town centre, Shiva's Caves are famous for its tales of miracles and fulfilment of vows and wishes of its devotees. You can also bask yourself in the adventurous sports of White River rafting, Zorbing, Skiing, Paragliding, Trekking and Camping in Tattapani.

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Arrive in Tattapani and start your tour with visiting the famed Shiva Gufa (Shiva Caves) located 3.5 km from the city center. Head to Tattapani lake to relish the ripples of water. Enjoy some lonesome time with friends/ family at this most authentic and untouched corner of Himachal. Head to visit the renowned Hot water springs of Tattapani, take a dip in the hot sulphur water and soothe your soul. Later you can gratify your adventurous cravings by pulling up some whitewater Rafting and Kayaking in River Sutlej. 

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The nearest railway station from Tattapani is Shimla which is 51 km away. The broad gauge railway stations nearest to Tattapani are in Chandigarh (136 km) and Ambala (178 km). The nearest airbase is in Jabbarhatti-Shimla located 68 km away. Buses and taxis are easily available from these places and other parts of North India to Tattapani.  

How to reach Tattapani by flight

Located 68 km from Tattapani, Jabarhatti Airport is the nearest air base. Otherwise, the nearest airport that connects to major cities of India is Chandigarh located 153 km. The local carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, Vistara, Spice Jet and others have direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. On reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi to get to Tattapani, which will take you around 5 hours to reach your destination from Chandigarh airport and 2 hours from Shimla airport.  

How to reach Tattapani by road

You can arrive in Tattapani using the excellent road network the state has to offer for its tourists. You can hire a taxi to travel to the destination from the near by cities like Shimla, Delhi or Chandigarh. Alternatively, frequent buses run by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) can be booked well in advance from online portals of travels and tourism to travel to Tattapani. 

How to reach Tattapani by train

With a dense frequency of trains from all over India, Shimla serves to be the heart of Tattapani catering the railway network needs of Tattapani. It connects all the major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai, etc. You can hire a taxi or a bus from the station to head to Tattapani, located 51 km away. 

Local transport in Tattapani

Apart from walking and hiking, taxis are available for commuting within and around Tattapani. Although a small place but it offers some amazing attractions to its visitors along with natural beauty in its pure form. However, make sure you take all the precautions while travelling and plan the trip wisely.

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What is famous about Tattapani?

Extraordinary architecture. Innovative layouts. Adventure sports like paragliding and water sports like white water rafting. Located near Shimla. Good food. Excellent view of nature. Natural hot water Springs.

What is not so good about Tattapani?

Can be crowded during peak seasons. Slightly difficult to access during landslides. No direct flight connectivity. Should be avoided during monsoons.

Who should visit Tattapani?

Perfect holiday destination to get away from hustle and bustle of everyday life. Ideal for group travellers, family getaways and for couples. Amazing experience for photo fanatics, nature and experience seekers. 

What is the best time to visit Tattapani?

Tattapani is a year round destination which can be visited at any point in time. Every season in Tattapani has its own charm and pleasure. However, winters are considered the best time to visit Tattapani since one gets to enjoy the Hot water sulphur springs near the banks of River Sutlej. The summers in Tattapani are from April to June and are pleasant with the temperatures ranging from 12 to 20 degrees with clear skies. The winters are icy-cold with minimum temperature falling to sub-zero levels from -7 to 10 degrees Celsius. However, this is a favorable time for tourists to witness snowfall in Tattapani or even bathe in the hot water springs of River Sutlej. Tattapani experiences an annual rainfall of 1452 mm. 
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What is the local food in Tattapani?

Tattapani is a small town near Shimla. Being situated in North India, the eating joints and restaurants in the area serve food mainly in north Indian cuisine. However, one will also find slight diversity in cuisine with Chinese and Continental.
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What is the best way to reach Tattapani?

The nearest railway station from Tattapani is Shimla which is 51 km away. The broad gauge railway stations nearest to Tattapani are in Chandigarh (136 km) and Ambala (178 km). The nearest airbase is in Jabbarhatti-Shimla located 68 km away. Buses and taxis are easily available from these places and other parts of North India to Tattapani.  

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What are the things to do in Tattapani?

The top things to do in Tattapani are Hot Water Spring, River Rafting in Tattapani, Shiva cave, Adventure Park, Mahunag, Trekking and Camping. You can see all the places to visit in Tattapani here

What are the places near Tattapani?

The top places near to Tattapani are Shimla which is 18 km from Tattapani, Kasauli which is located 40 km from Tattapani, Manali which is located 110 km from Tattapani, Mcleodganj which is located 134 km from Tattapani, Narkanda which is located 35 km from Tattapani

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Rohit Shroff

5 years ago
- A good pair of shoes are a must as you will be doing a lot of walking around the city.
- Carry heavy woolens if planning to travel during winters.
- During the vacation season do not forget t (Read More)o make advance booking, the place is pretty full with travellers.
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