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Monday, January 12, 2015

Naldehra

Naldehra is mostly preferred by travellers from Delhi, Chandigarh. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Naldehra is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Naldehra are March, April, May, June, September, October, November. There are 7 tourist places in Naldehra, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Naldehra can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to  stay in Naldehra for 2 days to 3 days.www.naswiz.blogspot.com
Tattapani is located at an elevation of 655 m above sea level. This hot water spring is at a distance of 4 km from the Hindu temples and the Shiv Goofa (Shiva Caves) located at Saraur. Tourists also come to this place to try their hand at rafting along the Sutlej River.
Most of the devotees come here in the month of January, to take dip in the holy water of Tattapani. Tourists also come here on the 13th April, which is celebrated as a festival of agriculture in India. The hot spring water vanishes in the month of June and July and reappears by the months of November and December. Tourists come here in large numbers on the auspicious days of Tara Ratri, Lohfi and on the 26th January, every year.

As per the historical records, the temple was built in 1664 by Raja Shyam Sen, who was a great devotee of Lord Karna. The temple is crowded on Sundays. Every year, a fair is held here on the day of Sankranti. The temple offers views of the Karsog Valley on one side and the northern Himalayas on the other.
Admission Fees: Free, INR 100 - 150 (Pony Charges)


Located at distance of 22 km from Shimla, Naldehra (2044 m) is a heaven for tourists. It boasts of the oldest 9 hole golf course in the country. The well groomed Golf Course is a lovely verdant, perhaps one of the finest and sporty in India. Crowned with a springing turf the Golf Course was suggested by Lord Curzon. He was so enchanted by the place that he gave his daughter Alexendra, "Naldehra" as her second name. It is the venue of many competitions. The Nag temple is also situated here and Naldehra derives its name from it.

ACCESS : The closest airport is at Jubbar-Hatti, 45 km away. The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Shimla, 23 km away. By road Chandigarh is 139 km, Manali is 282 km and Delhi is at a distance of 392 km.

CLIMATE : In winter, the temperature can drop to below freezing point when heavy woolens are required and in summers light woolens / cottons are recommended.

PLACES OF INTEREST
GOLF COURSE: The golf course of Naldehra, built in 1920, is one of the oldest gold clubs in India and is maintained by the Himachal Tourism Department. It is a well maintained 9-hole golf course and offers nine-hole championship courses at par with 68 and 3791 Yardage. This course is affiliated with many golf clubs in India including Golf Club Delhi, the Airforce Golf Club Delhi and ARTRAC Golf Club Shimla. The course is open from April to November, depending on the weather.

TATTAPANI: Tattapani is a popular attraction of this place, located at a distance of 30 km from Naldehra and 56 km away from Shimla. Tattapani is famous for its hot water springs and every year, many people come to this place to take a dip in this water. It is known for its sulphurous spring water,  which is believed to cure many ailments like joint pain, fatigues and certain skin diseases. The springs are situated on the banks of River Sutlej, spread over an area of 1 sq km.

Kogi Mata Temple: The temple of Kogi Mata is located in the village of Kogi, situated near Naldehra. The temple is dedicated to the Kogi Mata. Traditional Himachali houses around the temple and the chowka (Seat of the elders) sculpted in wood, attract many tourists here.

Mahunag Temple: Mahunag Temple is located in the midst of the famous Naldehra Golf Course, at a distance of 25 km from Karsog in Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh. The temple is lying at an elevation of 1830 m above sea level, on the Shimla-Mandi Highway. The temple of Mahunag is built in the Pahari style and is dedicated to Lord Karna, locally known as Mahunag. According to local people, Lord Karna’s blessings help them to solve legal matters and family disputes.

Chabba: Chabba is a village located at a distance of 18 km from Naldehra in the Shimla District. Chabba is a point from where, an 11 km river rafting stretch starts at the old hydroelectric power house on the Sutlej River and ends at the sulphur springs at Tattapani Village. Chabba provides parking for vehicles and trained river rafting guides as well. The season for rafting lasts from May to June and from September to October.

Shaily Peak: Located at a distance of 23 km from Naldehra, Shaily Peak is a popular attraction of this place.  It is a steep peak, covered with forests and has rocky trails that are used by trekkers to reach the peak. One can also hire ponies to reach the top of the peak. Shaily Peak is situated among the Himalayan hills near Mahakali Lake. For those who are unable to trek, there is a motorable track to reach the peak. From the base of Khatnol, it is an 8 km climb to reach the peak.

Mahakali Temple: The temple of Mahakali is located on the bank of Mahakali Lake. It is situated between Gudial and Sano in the Chamba District, near Naldehra. The temple is dedicated to Maha Kali, also known as Goddess Kali Devi. The temple is visited by tourists during the festivals related to Kali Devi.