Narkanda is a town in Shimla district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 2708 meters . It is about 65 km away from Shimla and surrounded by the Shivalik Range.It is a skiing resort in winter.
No of days - 3
Total price - Rs 10000 per person
Bus Tickets - RS 1500, Cab - Rs 1000, Hotel for 2 days - RS 3000, Skiing - RS 1000, Meals - RS 2000, Misc - Rs 1500
Mode if transport - Bus and cab
Best time to go - For snow Dec - Mar, for greeland and apple orchards April - Aug
Places to visit - Narkanda, Hatu trek, Hatu temple, Skiing adventure
Four of us started our journey on a January night from the Kashmere gate bus stand. We boarded the bus around 10 pm and reached Shimla in the morning at 8 am. Our pre booked cab was waiting for us for the onwards journey to Narkanda. We could see freshly brewed snow as Shimla had received snowfall just 2 days before. As we kept moving up the ranges the snow got thicker and whiter. We could not control our excitement and took a stoppage for breakfast and to get our hands on snow and witness the breathtaking landscape which seemed so untouched. Post breakfast we continued towards our hotel which was located on one of the peaks in Shilaru. We freshened up and started for our first skiing adventure in Narkanda. It took us about 20 minutes to reach Narkanda from our hotel. Beyond a point we had to walk to reach the skiing spot. On the way we witnessed few handsome mountain dogs.As we walked further there were stalactite on the way and snow covered houses. The skiing sport was nothing less than a foriegn land. We skied for about 2 hours and the sun began to set. It was getting colder and we decided to wrap up and reach back our hotel. Narkanda doesn't have many eating spots so make sure you are carrying food items for snacking. With great difficulty we found a dhaba that made us fresh paranthas and lit us a born fire to save us from the bone chilling breeze. The temperature was dropping and reached below zero by the time we reached our hotel