Destination Spotlight: Narkanda
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of shimla and yet not far away is one of the dream destination called Narkanda. SItuated at 2708 metres above sea level, Narkanda is 65 kms away from shimla and known as one of the ski destination in India during winters.
An ideal place to be secluded and enjoy a peaceful harmony with nature, Narkanda offers a great view of the snowline from it’s inviting apple orchard.River Sutlej and Giri forms a valley which Narkanda becomes a part of.Thanedar and Kotgarh are nearby places famous for apple orchard and are the horticulture destination of Himachal. One of the small wonder at this place is Seetal Van located at kotgarh. With beautiful rooms and a great host, this is one place to be spending your weekends.
The highest peak in Narkanda is Hatu peak which is around 11000 ft and offers a panoramic view of shivalik range. The 8 kms drive to hatu peak is however very and needs good driving skills specially when there is snow all around.
- Narkanda is well connected by road from Shimla and is located at Hindustan-Tibet (NH-22) road.
- Nearest Airport is Shimla
Things to Do
- Ski in winters, the slopes are great for skiing
- Visit Apple Orchard
- Trek to nearby village