Kufri & Naldhera

Kufri & Naldhera

 

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Kufri

Famous for Apple arcade and by horse one can go to Fagu valley, Mashou peak, Maheswari temple, apple garden, Kufri fun world, and Desu peak (Maa Durga temple) Hire charges per horse is Rs 380 to cover all these places, only up to Fagu valley it is 250 / horse. One mini zoo and one tourist restaurant is here, here Shimla pact (Bhooto and Indira Gandhi) was signed here. It will take 4 hours for cover Kufri area by horse if you are going for a long ride, you can add another two hours for going and returning from Shimla, so total 6 hours this area can be covered from Shimla.


Wild flower Hall Near Kufri (4 KM)

Entry fee is Rs 100 this place is popular for views, it has a flower valley and Himalayan snow peaks are visible from here.

At present Obrai group hotel is located here, Food stalls and restaurants are available. There is a helipad near Kufri and full view of nearby peaks and valleys are available. Green Valley is on the way to Kufri

Naldhera

The golf course was built under the supervision of Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India in the early 1900s. Captivated by the beauty of the place, surrounded by a thick mane of Himalayan cedar, which was also his favorite camping site just outside the British summer capital of Shimla, he established what today is one of the oldest and most scenic golf course in the country. It is also to be noted that in memory of his stay there he named his third daughter Alexandra Naldehra.

Initially a 9 Hole Course, the Naldehra golf course was expanded to 18 holes, and further expansion has been planned to make the course at par with the best in the country.

 

 

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Jahkoo

At the top of the famous Jakhu hill is located the famous Jakhu Temple of Shimla. It is hardly 2 kilometers from the Ridge and is an uphill climb through the beautiful deodar trees. The Jakhu Temple of Simla is dedicated to the monkey God, Hanuman. The Jakhu temple is located at a height of 2455 meters and is situated on the highest peak in Shimla. The scenic view that surrounds this beautiful temple of India is absolutely breath taking and splendid.

The temple has an interesting legend behind it. It is said that a deadly arrow injured Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana when he was fighting the battle with the demon king Ravana. A priest diagnosed Lakshmana and said that he needed a particular Sanjeevani herb from the Himalayas to cure Lakshmana. Hanuman was sent to get that herb from he lofty mountains. Upon reaching the Himalayas, Hanuman couldn’t make out as to which herb was the Sanjeevani. So he dug up the entire mountain and flew back to where Lakshmana was lying injured.


After Lakshmana was cured, Hanuman went back to place the mountain in its original site. He rested on top of the Jakhu hill for sometime. It is said that the top of the hill got flattened due to Hanuman’s weight! The temple has been built around the place that is supposed to have the footprints of Hanuman. It is a highly revered religious place of Shimla and devotees throng in huge numbers to pray. The shrine is a hotspot for monkeys who flock here in great numbers and generously accept eatables that are given to them by devotees and tourists.

Prospect Hill

Temple of Kamana Devi inside Shimla town only.

Sankata Mochan Temple

Temple of Kamana Devi inside Shimla town only.