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Shimla Valley

Capital of the Indian Himalayan scenic state Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, also christened as 'Queen of the Hills,' is your starting point of the Trans-Himalayan safari. Dotted with Pine grooves all around, this being the erstwhile Indian summer capital of the British India, the colonial heritage is amply visible in many a heritage buildings.

Kufri: Kufri is a scenic hill station located 19 kms from Shimla at a height of 2510 meters. It is a very popular adventure hot-spot as one can follow many an elusive treks and trails. In winter, this paradise dons a total white mantel as snow magically transforms Kufri's landscape into a skiing heaven.

Narkanda: A cute hamlet on the old Hindustan-Tibet Highway, Narkanda, situated at a height of 2708 meters is set within the Shivalik ranges about 65 kms from Shimla. Snow in the winter magically transforms Narkanda into another popular skiing resort. The row of Himalayan snow peaks in the horizon from Narkanda is a treat to your eyes. Hatu Peak, at a height of 11,000 feet is about 5 kms from Narkanda.

Sarahan: Capital of the former Bhushar State, Sarahan is famous for the revered Bhimakali Temple, one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of India. The view of perennially snow-clad Shrikhand Peak is enchanting as one gets it first glance as we drive up-hill by taking a right diversion from the old Hindustan Tibet Highway at Jeori. The wooden Bhushar Palace is a must visit that depicts and displays a glimpses of the rich heritage of the Bushahr rulers.

 

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