Shoja, Jalori pass and Sarloskar lake, located in Kullu,
Himachal is the best destination near Chandigarh for weekend getaway. This village is so silent and still, mostly cut off from the rest of the world. In these modern fast moving times, it is rare to find oneself in one such place, which has absolutely no distractions.
We started our journey from Chandigarh on bike at 6am and reached Shoja at 6:30pm. We explored Chail on the way and took our first stoppage at Narkanda. Shoja was the final stoppage for Day 1.
Since Shoja is small town, it doesn't have much options to stay. Only few home stay and guest house are available. It would cost you around 500-1000 RS per night with attached bathrooms and geyser.
Basic home cooked food (yet delicous) is available at reasonable price. Since we stayed at homestay, we had bread omellete, paratha and chai as breakfast. While daal and chapati in dinner.
Best time to visit:
Any time in the year except extreme winters like January or February because roads are closed due to heavy snowfall.As nothing is more fascinating than snowfall for me. We went there in November.