Perfectly endowed with sheer natural beauty, Narkanda is a town located in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Narkanda is magnificently bordered by the Shivalik Ranges. Located at an elevation of 2708 m on the Hindustan-Tibet road, Narkanda is the renowned skiing destination of the state. During winters, the land of Narkanda looks like a heavenly destination offering fabulous opportunities for skiing.The mesmerizing land of Narkanda invites the tourists to enjoy nature at its best. For skiiers, Narkanda is truly a paradise. Come December and the skiing enthusiasts start flocking to Narkanda to quench their thirst for adventure. The skiing season ends in March. Choices are available for both beginners and the expert skiiers.
The ideal location of Narkanda on the ridge of the last watershed before the Himalayan range is truly a feather in its cap. Narkanda leaves the visitors spell-bound with the bewitching views of the snow-capped mountains. Don't forget to carry several rolls of film to capture the pristine beauty of the snow covered mountains.
Hattu Peak is a superb attraction located around 2,000 feet higher than Narkanda. Located near Narkanda, Hattu Peak is a famous camping site. Plan a stay at the camps here and you will surely remember the experience for long. Hattu Peak also offers spectacular views of sunsets. You can also pay a visit to the Devi temple located on this peak. Dedicated to the goddess, the temple becomes a venue for a colourful annual summer fair, which is held in May. Walk through the jungle track from the temple to reach a mountain top meadow called the Joh Bagh. Located near Narkanda are the wonderful orchards where fruits like cherry, apple etc are grown in plenty.
Narkanda is located at a distance of around 60 km from Shimla and is easily accessible by road.
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