Travel Diaries Of Five Undiscovered Towns near Kasauli!

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Hello mountain lovers. Do you want to run away from this scorching heat and unpleasant weather? Spend the weekend with nature and yourself in the places around Kasauli and inhale some clean and unpolluted air. We get you the unexplored stunning hill stations in the vicinity of Kasauli, which are worthy of giving a shot. Take pleasure in the timeless charm of these relaxed and comfortable moving towns:

Kothkai

Kotkhai is an alluring city, which has a lot to furnish for an avid traveler. This region is illustrious for the palace of the king which is positioned on a cliff; thus ,the derived meaning of kot is palace and khai is cliff. The flora and fauna of the region and its tranquil environment makes a lot of people escape the monotony and spend some quality time here . This is one such place around Kasauli, that is still not explored.There are numerous religious spotting in Kotkhai region, out of which, the Lankra Veer Temple and Mahamai Temple are the most believed ones.

Photo of Kotkhai, Himachal Pradesh, India by sanchita sehgal

Time to reach from Kasauli: Around 2 hours

Top things to see and do: Connect with nature in Kiala Forest; Visit Lankra Veer Temple; see Girganga; rejoice in the serene atmosphere near Mahamai Mandir; plan a picnic at Nera Ghati with your loved ones.

How to get there: The best way to reach Kothkai from Delhi is by road . It will approximately take 5.5 hours to reach the destination. You can also opt for bus, taxi or train, the nearest station is Shimla Railway station.

Best Months to Visit: April, May, June, July & August

Where to Stay: Apple Orchid Farmstay: Rs3,000 for double occupancy, Hotel Righ Roof: Rs3,600 for double occupancy

Naldhera

Naldehra is a hill town located in the vicinity of Kasauli. The name of the town is derived from two words, ‘nag’ and ‘dehra’, which means the ‘abode of the king of snakes’. If you are looking out for some time full of lesiure activities , then this is the ideal place for you. This place will amaze you with a huge golf course which is class apart in India.

Dawn at Naldhera

Photo of Naldehra, Himachal Pradesh, India by sanchita sehgal

Time to reach from Kasauli: 1 hour 45 mins

Top things to see and do: Get your hands on golf at Naldhera Golf course;Go to bull fight mela;visit the Mahakali temple;trek to Shaily peak;enjoy the yummy Tibetan food

How to get there: The best way to reach is by car, taxi or bus. You can also take train, the nearest station is Shimla.

Best Months to Visit:May, June, July August and October

Where to Stay: Chalets Naledhra: Rs6,000 per night for double occupancy, Hotel Golf links- Rs1,600 per night for double occupancy.

Mashobra

Mashobra is an amazing tourist destination and perfect to travel on a long weekend. Mashobra is situated on the banks of the River Indus and Ganga, so you can imagine how close you will be to nature. You will not find much people, so it will not be a hard nut to crack to explore it properly. Paradise for photographers and adventure junkies.

Photo of Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh, India by sanchita sehgal

Time from Kasauli: 1 hour 20 mins

Top Things to see and do: Bonfire and camping;Trek to Shali Tibba; Paragliding in Mashobra Hills; Indulge in Quad Biking;

How to get there:The best way to reach from Delhi is Road Trip. One can also opt for taxi, cab or train, the nearest station is Shimla

Best Months to visit: May, June, July , September and October

Where to stay: Aachman Nature Valley Resort:Rs 1800 per night for double occupancy,Khanabadosh- Rs9,000 per night for double occupancy.

Salogra

Salogra is a marvellous tourist destination which is filled with pine and deodar trees. Many quaint villages, namely Top-Ki-Berh, Mahi, Basal, and Mashiwar, are located in close vicinity to this place.Places that are worth a watch is Salogra Krol Ka Tibba, a beautiful mountain rich with captivating scenarios. This place will give you chill down a spine.

Photo of Salogra, Himachal Pradesh, India by sanchita sehgal

Time from Kasauli: 40 mins

Top things to see and do: Trek in Snowy slopes ;visit the famous Shiv Temple in the vicinity;spend time with nature;cycle through the hills and relive childhood.

How to get there:The best way to reach from Delhi is Road Trip. One can also opt for taxi, cab or train, the nearest station is Shimla,

Best Months to Visit: June, July, September, October and November

Where to stay: Prefer going for a homestay to enjoy the delicacy of this place, Hotel Ambusha Stays-Rs 2,000 for double occupancy

Shoghi

Shoghi is a small town that is not much known to travellers but are gaining a lot tourists because of their flora and fauna. The place is also well known for local products like fruit juices, jellies, syrups and pickles. Commonly, called as Temple Town , you can find old temples situated in the region. The Hanuman Temple,Kali Temple and the Tara Devi Temple are the illustrious religious centers of the place.

Shoghi Town and Road

Photo of Shoghi, Himachal Pradesh, India by sanchita sehgal

Time to reach from Kasauli: 1 Hour

Top things to see and do: Camping in the hills; Trek to Shival Falls;celebrate the quietness of nature; catch Magnificent Blue Magpie.

How to get there:The best way to reach from Delhi is Road Trip, it will take around 5.5 hours to reach. One can also opt for taxi, cab or train, the nearest station is Shimla.

Best Months to Visit:May, June, July, August, October, November

Where to Stay: Aamod at Shoghi: Rs6,000 per night for double occupancy, Shoghi Eco Valley Resort & Spa: Rs3,000 per night for double occupancy.

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