THINGS TO DO IN SHOGHI!!

Here we present a comprehensive list of things to do in shoghi. It includes all the major events that take place and the places to visit in shoghi. We take care of all the variables that may affect these: weather, distance, prime time, budget, and so on, to devise the ultimate guide. So get out of your hotels to let the traveler inside you overcome the tourist.

There are various activities to do in shoghi, ranging from adventure to cultural to wildlife.

Jakhu Temple

Jakhu Temple

Cost: free INR

Distance: 14 Km

Situated atop the famous Jakhu hills, the Jakhu temple is one of the main attractions of Shimla. It is believed that Lord Hanuman rested on the Jakhu hills during his journey to bring Sanjeevani for Lord Lakshman. It takes only a short trek to reach the Jakhu Temple, along a concrete path and a few flights of stairs. At a height of 8000m, the temple gives you the most scenic and panaromic view of the mighty Shivalik ranges.  ..... Know more
Chail Sightseeing

Chail Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 14 Km

This beautiful hill station is located in the lush, fragrant forests of the chir pine and the Deodar. Apart from the scintillating sights, one can always immerse themselves in the religious experience that is going to the Sidh Temple, popularly known as Kali Ka Tiba​. The temple is located at a stone's throw from the Chail Sanctuary, at a distance of 3 km. The famous wildlife sanctuary is thickly populated with oak trees, and home to many endangered species. Chail also houses the highest cricket ground in the world, at a whopping altitude of 2144m...... Know more
Jakhu temple Sightseeing

Jakhu Temple Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 14 Km

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, 2.5 km /1.3 miles east from the Ridge, Shimla at a height of 2,455 m (8,000 feet) above sea level.[2] Shimla's highest peak offers a panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the town of Sanjauli. An ancient "Lord Hanuman" temple is there and every year a big festival is held on Dushera . You can go to the temple by foot (a steep climb) from Ridge (path behind the church) or can hire a pony/horse. Taxis are available too...... Know more
Kufri Sightseeing

Kufri Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 14 Km

Head to kufri and Follow the jungle trails of Kufri. Enjoy the scenic beauty along with the snow. Follow the jungle trails of Kufri. You can try a lot of recreational activities over there like Horse riding, Rock climbing, ATV ride, etc. ..... Know more
Local sight-seeing including Jakhu Temple, ridge, mall road, Church, Viceroy Lodge, etc.

Local Sight-Seeing Including Jakhu Temple, Ridge, Mall Road, Church, Viceroy Lodge, Etc.

Cost: free INR

Distance: 14 Km

Enjoy the charm of old Shimla overlooking the majestic mountains covered with lush green vegetation. Visit the Christ Church- the second oldest church of north India. Dedicate your time to the peaceful ambiance of the church. Take a detour of the Mall Road, then take the short trek of 2 km to Jhakhu temple.  ..... Know more
Day excursion to Kufri and Mashobra

Day Excursion To Kufri And Mashobra

Cost: free INR

Distance: 14 Km

Kufri and Mashobra are two must-visits which are located with close proximity to Shimla. Kufri offers various recreational activities to add a unique experience to your vacation. Located on the banks of river Indus and Ganga, it is regarded as the Asia's largest watershed which supplies water to the whole of Shimla. Enjoy the beautiful view of mountains of Mashobra at Craignano, indulge in the wildlife delight at Reserved forest sanctuary and visit wallflower hall hotel.  ..... Know more
Mashobra Sightseeing

Mashobra Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 25 Km

If you are in search of peaceful and tranquil landscapes, Mashobra is the place for you. Percehed on the banks of the rivers Indus and Ganga, it is regarded as Asia's largest watershed, supplying water to the whole of Shimla. Enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains of Mashobra at Craignano, indulge in watching the delightful wildlife at Reserved forest sanctuary and lose yourself in the beautiful sights this place has to offer...... Know more
Craignano - picnic spot

Craignano - Picnic Spot

Cost: free INR

Distance: 25 Km

Mashobra is a quaint hill town located very close to Shimla. Craignano is one of the main attractions of Mashobra. It is an Italian style villa constructed by the Italian photographer who named it after his own hometown- Craignano. The place offers a great retreat and is a suitable picnic spot for those who wish to avoid the hustle-bustle of Shimla...... Know more
Reserve Forest sanctuary

Reserve Forest Sanctuary

Cost: free INR

Distance: 25 Km

Reserve Forest sanctuary is abundant in the exquisite variety of flora and fauna. It is the highest watershed in the whole of Asia, which supplies water to the Shimla district. You can spot a huge variety of animal and birds along with the thick vegetation of Pine, Deodar, and Ciders...... Know more
Sightseeing and recreational activities in Kufri

Sightseeing And Recreational Activities In Kufri

Cost: free INR

Distance: 29 Km

Enjoy the serene view of mountains along with the breathtaking beauty of landscapes at Kufri. The beauty of mountains burdened with the vegetation of Pine, Deodar and Cider is not to be missed when you are visiting Shimla. On top of all this place offers various recreational activities to add a unique experience to your vacation...... Know more
Horse Riding (to Mahasu Peak)

Horse Riding (To Mahasu Peak)

Cost: 650 INR

Distance: 29 Km

Horse riding or yak riding in Kufri is an enthralling ride that takes you along the rough terrains of hills of Kufri and offering the mesmerizing view of the mountains and valleys around. You can enjoy horse riding all around the year. The summers offer the lush green beauty while winters offer the amazing landscapes of snow-covered Kufri.  ..... Know more
Kufri Amusement park

Kufri Amusement Park

Cost: 400 INR

Distance: 29 Km

Kufri amusement park is a recreational park located amid the serene hills of Kufri. The place is a hot-spot for the number of adventure sports. One can enjoy skiing, free fall, zorbing, zip-lining and various adventurous rides to enhance your adventure experience.  ..... Know more
Local sight-seeing including highest cricket ground, Maharaja’s Palace, Sidh baba ka Mandir and kali ka Tibba

Local Sight-Seeing Including Highest Cricket Ground, Maharaja’S Palace, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir And Kali Ka Tibba

Cost: free INR

Distance: 42 Km

Chail cricket ground, located at an altitude of 2444 m, Chail is the highest cricket ground in the world. Then, visit the Maharajas’s palace, the palace was built in 1891 and is famous for its royal architecture and designing. Later, enjoy horse riding on the snowy slopes of Chail.Trek to the Kali Tibba temple which is located on the top of mountain Blossom. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kali and offers the panoramic view of the Shivalik ranges.  ..... Know more
Chail Wildlife Sanctuary

Chail Wildlife Sanctuary

Cost: free INR

Distance: 42 Km

Chail wildlife sanctuary is located at an elevation of 2180 m and is a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers alike. The sanctuary houses a huge variety of wildlife from deer, bear, langur, sambhar and porcupine. The lush green beauty of Pine and Deodar trees along with the beautiful vistas of Pir Panjal ranges.  ..... Know more
Trek to Chandratal

Trek To Chandratal

Cost: 15000 INR

Distance: 49 Km

Since it’s a hilly area and has a challenging landscape, trekking becomes almost a necessary thing to do and what better place to trek than the magnificent Chandra Taal Lake! With expert guidance from SOL, this trekking activity becomes easier and more life enriching...... Know more
Kasauli Sightseeing

Kasauli Sightseeing

Cost: 500 INR

Distance: 59 Km

Kasauli is bestowed with natural beauty. One can visit the following places in a day's sightseeing Sunset Point - Situated in the upper mall, sunset point is a jewel in the crown of Kasauli. On a clear day one can see upto Chandigarh, Panchkula, Baddi, Nalagarh, Kalka and Pinjore. Monkey Point - Monkey Point is the highest point of Kasauli. There is a small temple located on top of the hill dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Anglican Church - This 159 year old church is built in shape of cross. It was built in 1842 by the local British families. Lower Mall - This 3 km walk offers gorgeous views with old heritage buildings in the area. Upper Mall - Upper mall leads upto sunset point offering gorgeous views in path...... Know more
Renuka Ji Sightseeing

Renuka Ji Sightseeing

Cost: 300 INR

Distance: 59 Km

Renukaji was wife of Sage Jamadagini and mother of Parshuram who is recognized as one of the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu. The Renuka Lake (660 m) is regarded as the embodimezznt of Renukaji. Shaped like a profile of a woman, the lake has the circumference of 2.5 km and is the largest in Himachal.   One can visit a number of places here, some of them are as mentioned. RENUKA LAKE : The lake is considered to be a living embodiment of Renukaji. There is a row of temples along its banks, and a track encircles the water. One can enjoy boating in the lake PARASHURAM TAL AND RENUKA TEMPLE (100M) : Prashuram Tal is dedicated to Parshuram. Both mother and son are reunited every year at a celebratory fair held in November. JAMU PEAK (8 km): Dedicated to Sage Jamadagni this peak offers an excellent view of the lake and surrounding area. MINI ZOO (2 km) : The zoo is accesible by boat. You can seeAsiatic lions, spotted deer, lion tailed macaques, 'Nilgai' Methuen, barking deer and Himalayan black bears. you can also go on a lion safari here...... Know more
Tatapaani - Local Sightseeing

Tatapaani - Local Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 69 Km

A perfect recreation spot, Tatapaani is amazing with tranquility oozing out of it. You can walk by the hindu temples for some peaceful time with the almighty, take a dip in the curative sulphurous water of the hot springs and even explore the interesting Shiva Caves in Saraur.  ..... Know more
Rafting Down the Sutlej

Rafting Down The Sutlej

Cost: 700 INR

Distance: 69 Km

If you are looking for an adventure-packed vacation visit Suni to experience the rafting in Sutlej river.Rafting here remains among the unexplored and yet the best activities to enjoy around Shimla.The rafting of total 6 km begins from Suni and ends at Tattapani. If the rafting route of 6 km cannot satiate your adventure thirst you can opt for the 14 km rafting route that begins from Chabba and ends at Tattapani...... Know more
Hot water spring in Tattapani

Hot Water Spring In Tattapani

Cost: free INR

Distance: 69 Km

Head to Tattapani, a small village near Shimla which is famous for providing the soothing experience in the hot water springs. 'Tatta' means Hot and 'Pani' means water and hence the name Tattapani is given to this place because it has a number of hot water springs to offer to its tourists. Enjoy the experience of bathing in the natural hot water spring at Tattapani and let go of all your fatigue of traveling...... Know more
Trek to Shiva caves

Trek To Shiva Caves

Cost: free INR

Distance: 69 Km

When you are amid the serene greenery of Tattapani you have got to push yourself for the enthralling adventure of trekking to the ancient Shiva caves. Begin your trek to Shiva caves in Sarauri from Tattapani. The short traipse of 3 km  is full of natural beauty of mountains and trees. The end point of the trek is Shiva caves which is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with the beauty of stalactite caves which is a delight for nature lovers. Don't forget to carry your fishing rods and swimming costumes because this place is the ideal spot for the various leisure activities such as swimming and fishing...... Know more
Half day waterfall trek

Half Day Waterfall Trek

Cost: 250 INR

Distance: 98 Km

Half day hiking trip to a waterfall located in depth of Tirthan Valley. The hike takes around 1.5 hours and you can spot rare and exotic Himalayan birds on your way. ..... Know more
Biking to Shoja and Jalori Pass

Biking To Shoja And Jalori Pass

Cost: 800 INR

Distance: 98 Km

Jalori Pass lies is an alternate route that connects Shimla with Kullu valley. Drive to this location is as beautiful as it can get and is an experience that will connect you to nature. ..... Know more
Angling

Angling

Cost: 500 INR

Distance: 98 Km

Tirthan is Himachal's best Trout streams,famous of its rainbow Trouts this place has become a paradise for angelers. ..... Know more
Local Sightseeing in Chandigarh

Local Sightseeing In Chandigarh

Cost: free INR

Distance: 100 Km

Explore City tour, Rose Garden, Rock garden and Shukhana lake. Zakir Hussain Rose Garden, is a botanical garden located in Chandigarh, India and spread over 30 acres (120,000 m2) of land,with 50,000 rose-bushes of 1600 different species. The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. Today it is spread over an area of 40 acres (161874.25 m²). It is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown-away items. Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India, is a reservoir at the foothills (Shivalik hills) of the Himalayas. This 3 km² rainfed lake was created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream coming down from the Shivalik Hills.   ..... Know more
Skiing at Auli

Skiing At Auli

Cost: 800 INR

Distance: 140 Km

Slip your feet into heavy skiing boots, clamp them on to the skis and let gravity do the rest. Travel in cruise control down the meandering snow slopes leaving behind you a blazing trail white powder. The slopes of Auli are paradise to the ski lovers. ..... Know more
Sightseeing in the Spiti valley

Sightseeing In The Spiti Valley

Cost: free INR

Distance: 212 Km

The moon shaped Chandrataal lake being the foremost in the scenic landscapes. The Dhankar Lake provides another spectacle of nature’s beauty. Kaza a small town that serves as a base for adventure activities. It also has the World’s highest motorable monastery The Komic monastery. Key Gompa is another monastery where one can find ancient Buddhist relics.     ..... Know more
Crossing the Chichum Ropeway

Crossing The Chichum Ropeway

Cost: free INR

Distance: 212 Km

Crossing the Chichum ropeway is one of the most adventurous and possible the most life threatening thing you’ll ever do. This, believe it or not, is used by the little kids of the area to go to schools and is a regular means of transport for the locals...... Know more
Rafting in Beas River

Rafting In Beas River

Cost: 700 INR

Distance: 215 Km

Located near the river Beas, Manali has emerged as a hub for water sport activities, making a name for itself in rafting. Put on your life jackets, experience the ultimate challenge as the raft get's tossed from side to side  and get hit by the waves...... Know more
Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Cost: free INR

Distance: 215 Km

On the traipse to Chandrakhani pass you will jot down the journey from Kullu valley with the magnificent view of Pir Panjal ranges, thick vegetation of pine and fir and culture of Himachal befriending you throughout. The trek of 22 km can be covered in 4-5 days. The end point of the trek is Chandrakhani pass which will captivate you into its world of isolation with the serene view of snow clad mountains and the huge pasture land wearing a green carpet. Best time to go for this trek is May-July and for those who wish to trek amidst the snow carpet, November-March would be the best time...... Know more
Naggar Castle (25 km from Manali)

Naggar Castle (25 Km From Manali)

Cost: free INR

Distance: 215 Km

Located 25 km away from Manali, Naggar castle is one of the exceptional edifices in Kullu district. The historic castle built in wood and stones is a great example of the British architecture. Apart from all this, the view from the castle is what you can’t afford to miss.  ..... Know more
Rafting in Beas River

Rafting In Beas River

Cost: 1200 INR

Distance: 215 Km

The battle against the fierce water of Beas river in Kullu. Rafting in Kullu is one of the must-do activities in Kullu. Trips generally start at Pirdi and continue 14 km down to Jhiri. The adventure sports of rafting is available throughout the year except for Monsoon season from mid-July to mid of September...... Know more
Kullu market excursion - famous for handicrafts, apples, and shawls

Kullu Market Excursion - Famous For Handicrafts, Apples, And Shawls

Cost: free INR

Distance: 215 Km

The three things dominate the local markets in Kullu viz handicrafts, apples and shawls. The whole Kullu district is a producer of apple which is not only exported in the country but to abroad as well. The handicrafts from Kullu and Kashmir are other souvenirs that tourists take back home from Kullu.  ..... Know more
Bijli Mahadev Trek - 1N / 2 days trek starting from Kullu and end at Naggar

Bijli Mahadev Trek - 1N / 2 Days Trek Starting From Kullu And End At Naggar

Cost: 5800 INR

Distance: 215 Km

Bijli Mahadev trek is a short trek that takes you to the sacred deity of Lord Shiva at the temple. The astonishing fact about the temple is that a lightning struck the Shiva Lingam every now and then leaving the lingam in pieces. The priests of the temple then use butter as an adhesive to join the lingam together. The trek of 15 km from Kullu ends at Naggar village. The temple is located on the top of Mathan hills of Kullu Valley.  ..... Know more
Local sight-seeing including bundle stream, tea gardens, Taragarh palace, etc.

Local Sight-Seeing Including Bundle Stream, Tea Gardens, Taragarh Palace, Etc.

Cost: free INR

Distance: 217 Km

Palampur is small hill town located 35 km from Dharamshala and at times it is considered as an alternative to Dharamshala. Palampur is famous for its endless fields of tea garden that leaves..... Know more
Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Cost: free INR

Distance: 217 Km

Local markets (Bir Road Bazaar) The first corner of Bir most visitors will see is the highway junction market known locally simply as ‘Bir Road’, located at the well-sign posted turnoff to Bir from the NH20 (the national highway running between Kangra and Mandi). This noisy cluster of shops is the best place in the immediate Bir area to shop for provisions (in terms of price and selection), with a good hardware store and a couple of veggie vendors with good selections of greens. Lord Shiva Temple 50 kilometers from Dharamshala, Baijnath is a town in Kangra district  of Himachal Pradesh, the very famous ancient temple of Lord Shiva (Baijnath) is situated here which is believed to be one of twelve jyotirlingas according to popular legends also giving the town its name. Sherabling Monastery Just a few kilometers west of Bir is Upper Bhattu, better known by the name of its landmark, Sherab Ling, a sprawling Tibetan Buddhist monastery and retreat complex. Sherab Ling serves as the exile seat of the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, one of the regents of the Karmapa and the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Sherab Ling periodically hosts courses in Buddhist meditation and philosophy. Chokling Monastery Known in full as Pema Ewan Chokgyur Gyurme Ling, Chokling Monastery was established in the 1960’s following the exile of Tibetans because of Chinese invasion under the guidance of third Neten Chokling Rinpoche. Today this monastery stands as a fully established complex of stupas, temples and monks quarters along with a three-year retreat centre. While the entrance is decorated with sculptures, the monastery temple complex stands unaccompanied in solitude as the soulful prayers emanate from the temple. There is a lush green lawn in front of the meditation centre and the entire arrangement of the mountains and the monastery is too beautiful to be real. ..... Know more
paragliding

Paragliding

Cost: 1800 INR

Distance: 217 Km

 Bir is considered to be the second best spot in the world for Paragliding by international paragliding groups. Fulfill your dream of soaring through the sky at Bir. ..... Know more
Paragliding at Bir-Billing (Bir is takeoff site and Billing is landing site)

Paragliding At Bir-Billing (Bir Is Takeoff Site And Billing Is Landing Site)

Cost: 2500 INR

Distance: 217 Km

Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh is considered as the best site for Paragliding in India. Bir is a small village located 60 km from Dharamshala. It is the take-off site for paragliding. Soaring at an altitude of 1500 m, you can enjoy the prismatic views of the Dhauladhar ranges before you land at Billing...... Know more
Local sight-seeing including Chokling monastery, Dharmalaya institute

Local Sight-Seeing Including Chokling Monastery, Dharmalaya Institute

Cost: free INR

Distance: 217 Km

Bir is a small village in Himachal Pradesh which is dotted with several Tibetan monasteries. Chokling monastery is located houses a grand stupa and a statue of Padmasambhava. You can also visit Dharmalaya institute, which is an NGO dedicated to compassionate living.  ..... Know more
Kheer Ganga Trek

Kheer Ganga Trek

Cost: 1500 INR

Distance: 237 Km

Kasol is one place in Himachal Pradesh where you can escape away from the bustling life of cities. The sceneries of fierce Kheer Ganga, green Parvati valley, pleasant breeze brushing your face and the tranquility in the ambiance that you miss out in the metropolitans. Kheer Ganga trek is rounded off in the list of easiest and most peaceful trek that Himachal has to offer. This 12 km trek that begins from the Barsheni has a lot of virgin beauty of mountains to offer. The trek can be wind up in 5-6 hours. The highest point of the trek is Kheer Ganga which welcomes you with a hot-water spring. What's better than a hot water spring to put your aching muscles to rest? Absolutely nothing! Best time to visit is May-July * Do not miss out the chills of Rudra Nag waterfall which falls on the trekking trail. You can have a dip in the cold waters and enjoy some light snacks that this small village has to offer.  ..... Know more
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