Chanshal Pass – Highest Pass of Shimla

Himachal Pradesh is known all over the world for its natural beauty and pure environment. And for nature lovers, Chanshal Pass is one of them.

Chanshal Pass is the highest peak in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh , Whose height is 14830 feet. This pass connects Dodra Kawar and Rohru with Chidgaon. Chanshal pass remains open from May to September. The distance of Chanshal Pass from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is 153 km. Chanshal Pass is also known as Chanshal Valley. Chanshal valley offers picturesque views throughout the year due to snow cover. This valley is quite famous for trekking. Everyone should visit this place once in their life. Saru Lake, a natural lake built in the Chanshal Valley, attracts everyone with its natural beauty. The lake can be reached by trekking.

Being covered with snow in winters, this valley turns green in summers, whose beauty is created on sight and leaves the mind in awe. Adventure lovers and photographers will love Chanshal Valley.

You will find many waterfalls in Chanshal Pass, dense deodar forests, Bhojpatra trees, brass flowers and many types of medicines can also be found here .

Camps can also be set up at this place in the night. Camping is different fun here.

Home stay and government guest house are easily available for night stay in Chanshal pass.

How to reach Chanshal Pass / Chanshal Valley

The nearest airport and railway station is Shimla.

Chanshal Pass can be reached from Shimla by bus or taxi.

The distance from Shimla to Chanshal Pass is 153 Kms.

Best time to visit

May to September

Main attraction and activity

Snow covered mountains. Green Grass Grounds, Peaks, Waterfalls, Wild Animals, various plants camping, Trekking , Meditation, Yoga , Peace etc.

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Naldehra Himachal Pradesh

Naldehra is situated at a distance of 22 km from Shimla at an altitude of 2044 meters. Hidden in the thick forests of deodar is a meadow known as Golf Course Naldehra. Naldehra is a very green place away from the crowd of Shimla, close to nature.
Naldehra golf course is included in the list of oldest golf courses in India which was established by Lord Curzon.

Here is India’s 9 hole golf ground where competitions go on throughout the year and its maintenance is looked after by Himachal Tourism. A Nag temple is situated here due to which it got its name Naldehra. From Naldehra you can take a 360 degree view of the snow covered mountains.

There is also a trekking trail here which can also be done by horse riding. While this place appears completely white in heavy snowfall, it turns green in summer. People come to spend their peaceful time in the forest adjacent to Naldehra.

Naldehra is the most suitable place for Camping in Shimla. If you come to visit Shimla, then you must visit Naldehra for a day. On going to Naldehra, you get a chance to visit the rural area adjacent to Shimla.

Here you can see people doing farming and growing vegetables. And you also get a chance to know the culture here.

How to Reach

The distance of Naldehra from Shimla Bus Stand and Shimla Railway Station is 22 kilometers.
Where can be reached by bus and taxi.

Jubadhatti Airport is the nearest airport from where the distance of Naldehra is only 42 kms.

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Jakhu Temple Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Jakhu Temple is located in the high hill of Shimla city of Himachal, which is dedicated to Hanuman . This is one of the main religious places of Himachal which is famous all over the world. This temple is situated at an altitude of 8050 feet. A breathtaking view of the snow peaks can be seen from here. The most beautiful pictures of Shimla’s sunset and sunrise can be taken from Jakhu Hill.

mythology

According to mythology, Meghnath’s arrow hit Laxman in the war between Ram and Ravana and he fainted. Then Hanuman ji descended on this mountain in search of Sanjivani herb to get information from the sage sitting here in penance. A huge statue of Hanuman was installed in Jakhu Hills in 2010, whose height is 108 feet. one can View this statue from anywhere from Shimla

How to Reach

A trekking trail from Shimla’s ridge ground takes you straight to the Jakhu Hills.

The distance of Jakhu Temple from Ridge is 2.5 kms.

Here it will take 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on your physical ability.

 Jhakhu can also be reached by ropeway from that Club House adjacent to the ridge ground.

Jahkhu Temple can also be reached by private car or taxi.

The nearest airport from here is Jubbarhatti Airport, from where Shimla is 20 minutes away. It can also be reached by railway which is in Shimla.

thing to note

This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, where you can see gangs of monkeys. You have to take special care of your glasses and purse while going to Jakhu temple because monkeys can snatch them.

Best time to visit jakhu temple

It can be visited throughout the year

Temple Timing – 7 am -9 pm

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Indian Institute of Advance Study Shimla Himachal Pradesh

Indian Institute of Advanced Study is located in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was inaugurated in 1965 and its historicity is famous all over the world.
According to information, this institute was built in 1984 for the then Viceroy Lord Dufferin. Due to which it was also called Viceroy Regal.
After the country got independence, it was named as the President’s Residence. President used to come here to spend his time during the summer. Later President Shri Radhakrishnan decided to make it a higher education institute, since then it came to be known as the Indian Institute of Higher Education.
If you are going to visit Shimla or are in Shimla itself, then you must take out time to see it. You will be surprised to see the design of this building. It is built in European style, surrounded by a beautiful loan, below which a large rain harvesting tank is located. Different types of flowers bloom here in the garden.
Pir Panjal Ranges, Dauldhar Range and Great Himalayan National Ranges are also visible from this institute.
Electricity arrived in this institute in 1888 and the wiring for electricity had already been left, which was great engineering. Preservative water has been kept in the wax in the wall of this building, if ever there is a fire, then that wax will melt and pour water and the fire will be extinguished. Today researchers from all over the country and even outside countries come to this institute. There are millions  of books in the library here. In which there are many rare collections of humanities, history, philosophy, religion, art, culture and political science. There is a collection of Tibetan language texts, ancient Sanskrit texts and Guru Granth Sahib. There are only 3 copies of Sant Basant Singh’s handwritten collection in the whole of India, out of which 1 is present here.

There is a metal wall clock inside here, which shows day and night, full moon and new moon signals.

The rain harvesting tank built under the front loan of this building is irrigating its garden even today.

Best time to visit – It can be visited anytime throughout the year

Timing- 9 am to 4pm ( Monday closed)

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Bagha Sarahan – A hidden valley near Shimla

I am a travel agent by profession and I roam the whole year in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Due to the simplicity and beauty of mountain life, I chose it as a career. I want to show my beloved Himachal to everyone through my camera. And Himachal is so beautiful, when you press the button, it becomes a lifetime memory.

I chose Bagha Sarahan because it is a lovely village in Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu Valley, which is far away from the noise and pollution.Its specialty is that it is a natural ground of green grass situated at an altitude of 2300 meters.

History of Bagha Sarahan

Here is the temple of Jharni Mata, the total deity of the people of Bagha Sarahan. Which is believed to be a form of Shiva and is located in the temple in the form of Pindi. It is believed that the Pandavas stayed here while returning from Shri Khand during their unknown stay. It is said that earlier there was a mountain here which Bhima had leveled in a single night and leveling it became like a lake. Once when sage Shana was doing penance on the top of a nearby mountain, The gods who wanted to establish their supremacy here, both got into a fight Sage Shana attacked him with his mace, later the local deity was defeated and passed through this field in the form of a snake, wherever the deity passed, Wherever the gods passed, a canal became like a huge snake and the water of the lake came out. This is the reason why the water here seems to move like a snake with a very calm spirit.

Maa Jharani Mata the one who is enshrined in the temple in the form of Pindi is also called the goddess of green grass. It is said that Mata Jharani gives happiness and prosperity to the people of the village.

Nirmand village is situated at some distance from Baga Sarahan. The Pandavas stayed during their unknown abode at a place called Deyugi in the village of Nirmand. Even today the mustard grown by the Pandawas is present there.

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How to reach Baga Sarahan?

Route – Shimla to Narkanda, Duttanagar, Nirmand, Baghi Pul & Baga Sarahan. 

Shimla to Baga Sarahan – 162 kms 5 – 6 hour journey.

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Best Time To Visit – 15 May to 15 Sep

Main Attraction & Activities

Sun Temple Nirath, Apple Orchids of Nirmand, Wonderful Village Life & Temples Visit, Waterfalls, Trekking & Camping, Wide Green Grass Ground, Dense Forests of Deodar, Wild Life, Yoga & Meditation.

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Shali Tibba – Best places for trekking in Shimla

Shali Tibba is a beautiful place situated at an altitude of 2870 meters.From this place one can get a 360 degree view all around.How amazing to see such a panoramic view from Shali Tibba.This is also  a weekend getaway for trekking lovers.It is a moderate trek of 6 kms which is the highest peak in the Shimla range.There is a temple of Shali Mata here, the local people have special faith for Shali Mata.If someone who is crazy about nature goes to Shali Tibba, then his companions in this journey will be nature, plants, birds, trees and many types of wildflowers.
This is a one day trek and it starts from Shimla. If you have come to visit Shimla and want to see the real life around Shimla, then you can include this trek in your list.

How to reach 

The distance from Shimla to Khatnol village is 50 kilometers, which can also be reached by taxi or local bus.The trekking distance from Khatnol to Shali is 7 kms which is a journey of 3 to 4 hours.

Best time to visit

Shali Tibba can be visited 12 months of the year because it is so close to nature that it remains in its different colors throughout the year.

Shali Tibba Day Hike – Himalayan Wings

Pick up Time from Shimla 7am to 8 am.

Shimla to Khatnol Distance -50 kms (2.30 hours)

Trek Starts 10 am

Trek Length 12 km (Round trip)

Back to Shimla 8 PM

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Kufri Shimla, Himachal Pradesh ,India

Kufri is a small hill station situated at an altitude of 2289 meters in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The distance from Shimla to Kufri is 20 kilometers. that passes through dense forests of deodar. After going to the highest peak of Kufri, the view of all around is really beautiful. High mountains pushed by snow appear to have stood like this for centuries as if they were waiting for you. Pir Panjal Ranges, Himalayan Ranges, Great Himalayan National Park, Shri Khand Mahadev, Kedar Nath, and Churdhar Peak.V arious mountain ranges can be seen from here. Snow is found in Kufri from December to March and many snow activities are also done here.

Places to visit near kufri

Himalayan Nature Park 

The Himalayan Nature Park is spread over about 90 hectares. A wide variety of flora and fauna are found in this park. This park is home to various animals. Leopard, mountain goat, brown bear, etc. can be seen in this park.

Fagu

Fagu is one of the best places to visit in Kufri surrounded by apple orchards and deodar trees. The distance from Kufri to Fagu is 6 kilometers, or you can trek 3 kilometers from the mountain trekking trail, which passes through the jungle of pine trees. Potato is also grown here, which is looked after by the Himachal government. An artificial lake is also available nearby.

Kufri Fun World 

For adventure lovers in Kufri there is Kufri Fun World at a height of 2289 meters, Where fun rides are available for kids and adults.

Mahasu Peak

Mahasu Peak is the highest peak of KufriBeing the highest point, the view of the mountains from here is really mesmerizing. Pir Panjal Ranges, Himalayan Ranges, Great Himalayan National Park, Shri Khand Mahadev, Kedar Nath, and Churdhar Peak.Various mountain ranges can be seen from here. Skiing is also done here at the time of snow in winter. This peak can also be reached by sitting on a horse which is easily available there.

  Indira Tourist Park

A place to drink and shop. Here one gets yak riding, game parlor, bar, ice cream etc.

Beat time to visit Kufri

Although Kufri remains in its own style for 12 months, from December to April the weather here is excellent.

How to Reach Kufri


The nearest airport to Kufri is Jubarhatti, from where Kufri is 35 km away. Shimla is the nearest railway station to Kufri, from where Kufri is 20 km away.

Himalayan Wings suggest you that whenever you come to visit Kufri or Shimla, hire a local taxi only so that the local man makes you explore better.

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Chander Tal – The Moon Lake in Lahaul-Spiti

Chandertal Lake is situated at an altitude of 4250 meters, which is the most attractive lake in Himachal Pradesh. This lake is located in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The size of this lake meets the half moon, hence the name of this lake is Chandertal Lake. The water of the lake looks blue when viewed from a distance and shines like a mirror when approached.

The beauty of this lake of God Bhoomi is made on seeing and this lake is visited by tourists from all over the world. This lake is very famous for nature lovers and people who are fond of adventure.

The natural beauty of this place is made on sight. This kaza is considered an integral part of wildlife. There are green meadows around it, in which there are several hundred varieties of flowers. Here shepherds from Kangra and Kullu come to graze their sheep. If the time is right, you can find Blue Sheep, Himalayan Ibex, Red Fox, Chough, Golden Eagle, Kestril, Black Ring Stilt, Square, Snowcock and Snowleopard drinking water in the shores of this lake. There is a lack of oxygen on this lake.

Camping site is also available here which is like a lifeline for the tourists. Kullu Manali Bhuntar Airport is the nearest air service place here. To know and understand Spiti Valley properly, Himalayan Wings recommends you to start this journey from Shimla and end in Manali, 6 nights and 7 days will be the most suitable tour plan for this journey.

Kunzum Pass in Lahaul-Spiti

Kunzum Pass is a pass located in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India, which is also known for Kunzum La and Kunzum Mata. Kunzum Pass
Its height is 4590 meters. This pass is located at a distance of about 76 km from Rohtang and about 75 km from Kaza.

There is also a short trek to Chandertal from here. The natural beauty here is going to mesmerize you. Kunzum Pass is open from June to September. The rest of the year remains covered with snow.

This is the main pass connecting Lahaul and Spiti valley. You reach Kunzum Pass from Kaza via Losar Village. The distance from Kaza to Losar is about 55 kilometers and its height is 4084 meters. Here you can see domestic animals like yalak animal sheep etc. The high mountains here play the role of a loyal friend for the journey of Spiti Valley, who stays with us throughout the journey.

Hikkim Village In Spiti – World’s Highest Post Office

Hikkim Village is a small village situated in the Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, whose height is about 4400 meters. Here is the world’s highest post office.
There is a trend among tourists to post letters to their homes and friends from here. The pincode here is 172114. Ringchen Chering has been serving here as a postmaster since 1983.

Komik Village – The World’s Highest Motorable Village

Koumik Village is the highest motorable village in the world with a height of about 14400 feet. The world’s highest restaurant is here. Comic Monastery is located here. From here there is a beautiful view of the surroundings. Due to the high altitude, you may lack oxygen here, so tourists are requested to travel here with peace and restraint.

The distance from Kaza Town to Comic Village is about 18 kms. This village is situated on an open ridge.

Langza Village in Spiti

The Village of Langza Village, Himachal which is also famous for the fossils of sea creatures. Small groups of houses made of Tibetan Shelly are found here. Langza village is situated at an altitude of 4400 meters in the Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India.

The most interesting thing here is that the Langza and Spiti valley was a valley of marine fauna and flora below the Tethys Sea millions of years ago. Today there is no Tethys Sea, but the fossils of sea creatures are still giving testimony of their time here.

Finding fossils requires just a keen eye, not a guide.
It is situated at a distance of about 13 kms from Kaza. Fields swaying with green crops attract you to themselves. A huge statue of Lord Mercury has also been constructed here.

Tashi Gang Village In Spiti

Tashi Gang Gaon is a very small village situated in the Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal. Its total population is about 45 and it is the highest polling booth in India. The way to reach here passes through beautiful mountains and desert dunes. It is a place for grazing of wild animals. Where you can get the good fortune of encountering these creatures.
This place is great for a camp site.

A different view of Langja and Kaza can be seen from here. If you also want to experience this journey, then do not forget to contact Himalayan Wings.

Kibber Village In Spiti

Kibber Village is a very beautiful village situated in Spiti district adjacent to Chichum Village which is situated at an altitude of 4270 meters. The golden sun glistening in the valley amidst the high snowy hills, the crops swinging in the fields of Kibber, the Spiti river rising from the glaciers and tearing the sand dunes make Kibber one of the most beautiful villages of Spiti.

The pieces of clouds float in these villages throughout the day. Standing on a mound in the Kibber village of Spiti valley, it seems as if we are touching the sky with our hands up. The muddy mountains, sandy dunes, chanting of mantras in the quiet resonating monastery, the wildlife here doing the ruckus and everything so close to nature will force you to imagine that painter.
Kibber Gaon is the main gate of Tashi Gang and Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary.

There is proper arrangement of homestay to stay here. The Parangala pass trek starts from this village which is open almost till September which will take you straight to Tsomori Lake. This trek is about 90 km long. It has to cover a short distance daily, which takes seven days.
While trekking, wild animals like the Snow Leopard Ibex can always come in front of you and thrill you.

Chicham Village

Chichum Village is located in the Spiti Valley at a distance of about 22 km from Kaza, which is connected by a bridge. Chicham Bridge is 120 meters long and 150 meters high bridge which is built over Lambasamba Nala. Due to the completion of this historical bridge, the inaccessible Chicham village residents have got relief.

From here there is a bypass road to Manali. Hotels and homestays are also available in Chichan village. In fact, the beauty of Chicham Gaon is a delight to the tourists all over the world.

You can get a great opportunity to meet Ibex, Spiti goats, Snow Leopard anytime around Chicham Gaon. From Chicham gaon you can go to Kibber Village, Wildlife Sanctuary and Tashigang. Where you will have the experience of admiring the high mountains.

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