Shimla's Quaint Sister

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Map link for Shoghi

Hindi, Punjabi, Pahari

1 Days

March to November.

Chandigarh Airport
8℃ to 16℃

Shoghi Tourism

Shoghi is a small suburb of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Located just 15 kms away from Shimla, it doesn't get its share of attention. It is truly beautiful in every sense. Set amidst the majestic Himalayan Mountains, it provides a perfect panoramic view of the hills and valleys. It is also covered with a thick deodar and pine vegetation, which give it a very rusty feel. It is exactly the kind of places one sees in a movie scene and marvels over. When in Shoghi, it feels like living a beautiful dream, filled with nature's bounties, with melodious bird chirpings.

It falls en route the famous tourist destination Chail, as it is where the road takes a turn. Slowly it has started to get attention from the visitors who choose to travel to Chail. A lot of people choose Shoghi for bird-watching, and at night for star-gazing when having clear night skies. It serves as an excellent weekend getaway for those who want to experience nature but peacefully. shoghi indeed is loaded with natural beauty, but not with tourists, making it uniquely and peacefully beautiful.

Attractions

Shimla

1.Shimla

15 kilometres from city centre

Shimla needs no introduction. It has been India's one of the most popular tourist destinations since ages. It witnesses a massive tourist outburst ...

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Tara Devi Temple

2.Tara Devi Temple

4 kilometres from city centre

The TaraDevi temple is considered to be 250 years old and is situated on the top of the Tara Parvat. It is devoted to the Tibetan Buddhists Goddes...

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Camping

3.Camping

318 kilometres from city centre

Shoghi is quite popular for camping, as it has got all the traits to be an ideal camping spot. It has lush green hills, snow-capped mountains, and ...

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Hanuman Temple

4.Hanuman Temple

1748 kilometres from city centre

The Hanuman temple is located on the Jakhoo Hills, and is a beautiful destination to learn about Lord Hanuman's story.  It depicts his story and t...

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Viceregal Lodge, Shimla

5.Viceregal Lodge, Shimla

7 kilometres from city centre

The Viceregal Lodge of Shimla is extremely beautiful! Having a Victorian Style architecture, it would make you feel as if you are in Europe. It was...

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Kali Temple

6.Kali Temple

8 kilometres from city centre

The Kali temple of Shoghi is one of the most ancient temples in the area, around 150 years old. Located on top of Jakhoo Hills, it lies close to th...

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Kandaghat

7.Kandaghat

7 kilometres from city centre

Kandaghat is a small town & Tehsil in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a quiet weekend spot, located very close to Shimla. Shimla ...

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Jakhoo Hills, Shimla

8.Jakhoo Hills, Shimla

9 kilometres from city centre

Jakhoo Temple is said to be the world of monkeys. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman it is set amidst the lush green background of the Shivalik hill ranges ...

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Shopping in Shoghi

9.Shopping in Shoghi

1 kilometres from city centre

Shoghi does not have a very well-defined market, and there is no such place where tourists can buy things as souvenirs. Shimla is a better option ...

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A Camping Heaven

Shoghi is quite a good site for camping as it serves all the criteria for being an ideal camping destination.

It has lush green hills, snow-capped mountains and even big fields suited for camping. There are a lot of travel companies organizing camps every now and then. Apart from camping, it also serves as a great trekking destination, having high hills and mountains. 

Most of the tourists who choose to camp here, stay for an extra day so as to explore the entire area. Since it is quite unexplored till date, a lot of tourists wish to explore it wishing to find some hidden natural treasure!

How to reach

Shoghi is quite accessible. It can be reached from Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Haryana and a lot of other cities and towns. It doesn't have its own airport but has a railway station. Apart from these two, buses and taxi are also available to reach Shoghi. 

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport is in Chandigarh which is about 102 km away. Shimla also has an airbase but is used for special purposes, and not commercially. From Chandigarh, a lot of state buses ply to Shoghi, else, a taxi or cab can also be taken.

 

How to Reach by Train

The nearest railway station is Kalka which is around 90 km and is served by passenger and express trains. It is well-served by rail, the famous toy train of Shimla. But this station is only connected to Shimla and Kalka, so one has to reach either of the two places before.

How to Reach by Bus

There are regular bus services from Delhi and Chandigarh to Shimla, around 15 kms from Shoghi. Alternatively, a taxi can be hired to travel to Shoghi.

How to Reach by Road

It can be reached by road from Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Solan, Kalka and a lot of other nearby places.

How to travel within

The entire area can be covered on foot. For some far-off locations, a taxi can be taken.

Food and Culture

Shoghi is called the temple town in the nearby areas as it has a lot of temples, worshipping a lot of deities. There is almost one story attached to each of these ancient and historic temples. It carries a very positive vibe with itself always.

Located very near to Shimla, it has a range of accommodation options. When it comes to food, one can have authentic Pahari style dishes, having local vegetables. Also, Shoghi if famous for its fruits and dishes made of fruits. 

Overall, the people here are very warm in nature and are very hospitable. It makes for a wonderful experience to cherish for a lifetime even when spent just a day in Shoghi!

Shoghi Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Jakhoo Hills, Shimla which covers both Kali Temple and the Hanuman Temple.
  • Camping
  • Kandaghat
  • Viceregal Lodge, Shimla
  • Tara Devi Temple

 

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