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Naldhera
(Himachal Pradesh, India)

 

DISTANCES / LOCATION

  • New Delhi to Naldhera : 390 kms
  • Shimla to Naldhera : 22 kms
  • Kufri to Naldhera : 16 kms
  • Mashobra to Naldhera : 12 kms
  • Kalka to Naldhera : 112 kms
  • Chandigarh to Naldhera : 144 kms
  • Ambala to Naldhera : 174 kms

GENERAL INFORMATION

Naldhera is a pleasant little village not far from Shimla. You can see the deep gorge of the Sutlej River from here, and listen to its gurgling in this otherwise quiet place. But Naldhera is mainly famous for its nine-hole golf course, one of the oldest and highest in the country. It has a springy turf and a crown of deodar trees. The course, whose topography is absolutely natural, was laid out at the turn of the century at the instance of Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India. At such a height, the course is one of the most challenging in the country. The links are maintained by Himachal Tourism.

PLACES TO VISIT

Tattapani Hot Springs and River Rafting on River Sutlej : Situated on the right bank of river Satluj, Tattapani is just 30 kms from Naldehra, along a road winding through the scenic countryside. The hot sulphur springs here, are noted for their invigorating and curative powers.

Mashobra, (Craignano, Bekalty Road, Shali Peak) : Pine and oak woods frame Mashobra, 12 km from Naldehra. Enchanting trails wind through the forest to lovely gardens. Through thick woods, a side road leads to Bekhalty. From the heart of Mashobra, a pedestrian track leads down to Sipur. This is a large and exquisite glade shaded by ancient cedar trees. Streams of cool water gently divide it. The pastoral picture is completed by the temples on the edge. A trek to Shali Peak - the highest in the area, can be made from Mashobra.

Kufri (2622 m) : A little hamlet, just 16 km from Naldehra, offers views of the countryside and the majestic Himalayan mountains. The winter sports capital, Kufri is the focal point of a large number of ski enthusiasts who come here to enjoy the ski slopes. Here one can experience a rare Yak ride and visit the mini Zoo (Indira tourist park) to view some rare Himalayan wildlife.

Fagu (2,509 m) : 22 kms from Naldehra, Fagu is a vantage point with panoramic views of the ranges and valleys. Picturesquely located amidst forests and orchards, it is an interesting village and serves as a good base for exploring the fantastic nearby countryside.

Narkanda (2,708 M) : An enchanting 64 km drive from Shimla, brings you to Narkanda, which is a popular skiing resort in winter. It has a choice of ski slopes - a beginner's run and sharper descents for the seasoned foot. Narkanda is well poised to hold out some of the finest views of the inner Himalayas.

Chail : 45 kms from Naldehra, Chail is the erstwhile summer capital of The Maharaja of Patiala. Visit the highest cricket ground in the world situated here. Lunch at beautiful Chail Palace hotel before taking some memorable pine scented walks through unending dense forests.

Shimla :Jakhu Temple, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Mall, Ridge, Shopping etc.

HOW TO REACH NALDHERA?

|| BY ROAD ||

The route from Delhi is on the NH1 via Sonepat, Karnal, Ambala, Zirakpur and then on the NH22 via Panchkula, Kalka, Shimla.

|| BY RAIL ||

The nearest railhead is at Shimla, 23 kms from Naldehra. The other railheads are at Kalka, Chandigarh and Ambala.

|| BY AIR ||

The closest airport is at Jubarhatti, 45 kms away. The airport at Chandigarh is 147 kms away where the Airbus lands.

CLIMATE CONDITIONS

In winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woollens are required. Summer temperatures are mild and light woollens/cottons are recommended.

 

 
 
 

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