Kangojodi in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh offers a truly offbeat and abundantly rejuvenating holiday destination for tourists. This picturesque valley is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful escape from their busy city life. Surrounded by lush green forests and glistening streams Kangojodi is a perfect weekend destination during the summer months. Nestled in the Shivalik range of the Himalayas, its awe-inspiring natural beauty, the deodar and pine trees, view of the majestic mountains and soul-delighting ravines make the time worthwhile for tourists.
Best Things to do when in Kangojodi
Kangojodi offers a wide range of experiences that cater to different preferences. It houses a great camping site with a myriad of offerings like adventure sports, trekking or just some solitude. The campsite is the major attraction in the otherwise sleepy town of Kangojodi and also the driving force behind the tourist influx in the area. Some of the experiences that tourists may choose are:
1. Trekking: Kangojodi is a paradise for trekkers. The valley is surrounded by hills of various heights and gradients. The trekking routes offer a mix of easy to moderate difficulty levels. The trekking trail also has a small pond along brimming with lotus blooms. The pristine setting lends amazing pictures that one could flaunt over your social media.
2. Camping: Kangojodi has a serene and peaceful environment that is perfect for camping. The prime camping site in the valley is along a natural spring. The water stream is perfect for you to take a dip in and make a splash! Camping by the side of the river, listening to the sound of water, and gazing at the starry sky is a surreal experience. Spending time under the star-filled clear night skies is a treat for the eyes and the soul. It also is a great opportunity for all camera enthusiasts to film the perfect time-lapse of the spectacular night sky.
3. Adventure activities at Camp Roxx: The campsite site has a myriad of adventure activities that will give you an adrenaline rush and something exhilarating to do at the campsite apart from relaxing and detoxing. It has options of ziplining, Single Rope Walk, Monkey Bridge and more.
4. Bird watching and Photography: The forested areas of Kangojodi are home to a variety of flora and fauna. One can spot different species of birds and butterflies during the stay. The natural beauty of Kangojodi is a paradise for photographers. The valley is full of scenic views. The tall pines lining the valley and the ample greenery lend opportunities for awesome photographs.
Other places of interest near Kangojodi:
This adorable retreat is part of Nahan town which lies in the Sirmaur district on Himachal Pradesh. Other places of interest around Kangojodi are the Renuka Lake and Parshuram Temple. Hindy mythology associates this place to the legends of Prashuram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. the shape of the lake is also said to resemble the silhouette of a woman and an embodiment of Renuka, Parashuram’s mother. At the foot of the lake lies a small pool that is said to be an embodiment of Parshuram, son of Renuka and sage Jamadagini and a temple dedicated to Renuka. Renukaji Lake is around 40km from Kangojodi.
How to reach Kangojodi?
Located around 290 km from the National Capital, New Delhi, Kangojodi and 105 km from the state Capital Shimla, Kangojodi is a relatively less popular destination. Hence public transport is not abundantly available.
Air: The nearest airport is Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport at Chandigarh International Airport (IXC) which is nearly 82 km away from Kangojodi. The Chandigarh airport receives direct and connecting flights from major cities of India.
Road: There are buses that run towards Nahan. One may take interstate or private tourist buses to reach Kangojodi. Since bus service is infrequent, tourists may drive their personal vehicles or rent a car to travel to the destination. The camp site can be accessed via a dirt track 3 kilometres after the left turn from the Kangojodi 47 milestone on the Shimla-Nahan highway.
Rail: Ambala, Barog and Solan railway stations are the nearest terminals to reach Nahan and Kangojodi. Tourists may take a taxi or a bus to reach your desired location in Nahan therefrom.
Where to stay in Kangojodi?
Located in the heart of an untouched pine forest; surrounded by towering hills and deep valley, Camp Roxx is a haven for anyone seeking a weekend abode in the lap of mother nature. Camp Roxx is a welcome break away from the overcrowded and heavily commercialized hill stations. It has cabins and tents for accommodation. The campsite also has an open-air theatre that plays movies, offering the chance to catch a flick under the moonlit sky.
Best time to visit Kangojodi:
Being a hill station Kangojodi has a moderately cool climate throughout the year. However, the best time to visit the place is in the summers, during the months of April-June. Kangojodi is the kind of place which exudes nothing but nature's magic and charm. When are you planning to make the trip?
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