#1 of 8 Places to Visit in Narkanda

At a distance of 1 km from Narkanda Bus Station, Narkanda is well-known for its numerous ski slopes. Skiing is one of the most popular things to do in Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh.

Situated at an altitude of 8100 feet, Narkanda is located on the India - Tibet Road. Surrounded by forests and woodlands, Narkanda is famous for its natural beauty as well as Skiing and Winter sports. The slopes of the hill town are perfect for the skills of beginners as well as experienced skiers. The skiing at Narkanda was started in 1980 and since then HPTDC is conducting skiing courses every year. Today it is one of the most well-known ski resorts in India. During winter, the slopes come alive with skiers. Towering at 3400 m, Hatu Peak is one of the popular ski slopes in Narkanda.

The tourism development corporation of Himachal Pradesh conducts various skiing courses every year from January to March at Skiing Ground in Narkanda under the safety and supervision of its qualified instructors. The ..... more


#2 of 8 Places to Visit in Narkanda

At a distance of 7 km from Narkanda Bus Station, Hatu Peak is a mountain peak located in Narkanda. It is one of the highest peaks in Himachal Pradesh and among the must-visit places in Narkanda for skiing lovers and trekking enthusiasts.

Located at an elevation of 3400 m above sea level, the Hatu Peak is the highest peak in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. The peak is a paradise on earth as it is surrounded by the snowcapped Himalayas and dense forest. The forest is a mixed one, comprising a varied population of deodar, fir, spruce, cedar, and blue pine. For the rulers of the erstwhile hill states, Hatu Peak was of great strategic importance because of its commanding position and was accepted as a boundary between the states. The Gorkhas captured it early in the 19th century and established a fort at the top of Hatu Peak. Later, the British dismissed them from the Hatu heights.

The Hatu Mata Temple rests atop the hill on Hatu Peak and holds great religious significance ..... more


#3 of 8 Places to Visit in Narkanda

At a distance of 15 km from Narkanda and 77 km from Shimla, Kotgarh is a quaint hill town situated in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Located on the old Hindustan-Tibet road, it is regarded as the apple bowl of India and among the offbeat destinations to visit as part of the Narkanda Tour Packages.

At an altitude of 6,500 feet, Kotgarh, located on the left bank of river Sutlej, is an ancient valley famous for its U shape and acres of apple orchards. The small hamlet of Kotgarh is also known for its scenic beauty. nd the snow-covered mountains of the mighty Himalayas from the Kotgarh Valley. The famous writer Rudyard Kipling, in one of his short stories named 'Lispeth', called Kotgarh the 'Mistress of the Northern Hills'.

In the early 19th century, Kotgarh provided one of the playing fields for the war games between the states of Nepal, Kangra, Kullu, Punjab, and the then-ascendant British East India Company. After a lot of flux, a steady-state was achieved in 1843, ..... more


#4 of 8 Places to Visit in Narkanda

At a distance of 10 km from Narkanda Bus Station, Tani Jubbar Lake is a beautiful lake located at Tani Junnar near Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the picturesque lakes in Narkanda and among the best places to visit in Narkanda as part of Shimla Tour Packages.

Enclosed by a thick forest of cedar trees, Tani Jubbar Lake is a small oval-shaped artificial water fed lake. The shallow water body is encircled by a paved pathway, flanked by gentle slopes, covered with pine and spruce trees. There is a small temple dedicated to 'Nag Devta', the God of Snakes, on the banks of the lake. The shrine is much revered by the locals as well as people from the surrounding areas. The colorful fair of Tani Jubbar is celebrated annually at Tani Jubbar Lake.

The lake is a perfect place where one can lay back, relax and enjoy the weather, surroundings and the charming lake. The dramatic foliage encircling the lake enables an abundance of opportunities for nature photographers and peace-seekers. ..... more

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#5 of 8 Places to Visit in Narkanda

At a distance of 16 km from Narkanda, Stokes Farm is an apple orchard located at Thanedhar in Himachal Pradesh. It is the oldest apple orchard in Shimla district and among the top places to visit in Narkanda.

Stokes Farm is located in Thanadar village and is world-famous for its magnificent apple orchards. Mr. Satyanand Stokes an American who later on settled in India started apple cultivation in this region in 1916. He came to India on a leprosy mission in 1904 and was advised to recover in Kotgarh near Thanedar in Himachal when the heat of the plains got to him. With time to kill, he experimented with planting the apples. The success of his efforts transformed the economy of the state and today Himachal Pradesh has become a significant exporter of apples.

The mysteriously attractive Stokes Farm is spread over a vast land and is famous for a wide variety of apples including the famed golden apples, red delicious, and royal delicious. Today, this farm provides livelihood to ..... more

Hill Station

#6 of 8 Places to Visit in Narkanda

At a distance of 348 Kms from New Delhi & 112 Kms from Chandigarh, Shimla is a mesmerizig hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Often called as the 'Queen of Hills', Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh and is one of the popular Himachal Pradesh tourism destinations. Shimla is also one of the top tourist places in India and among the best hill stations near Delhi.

The beautiful Shimla derives its name from 'Goddess Shyamala', an incarnation of Goddess Kali. It was developed by the British and declaring Shimla as their summer capital. Covering the area of 18 sq km at a height of 7,238 ft. Shimla is surrounded by pine, deodar and oak forests. It's well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of prime attractions of Himachal tour packages.

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Distance (From Narkanda): 62 Kms
Trip Duration (From Narkanda - Including Travel): Full Day
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Hill Station

#7 of 8 Places to Visit in Narkanda

At a distance of 40 km from Kullu, 255 km from Shimla, 545 km from Delhi and 295 km from Chandigarh, Manali is a breathtakingly beautiful hill station nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is located at an altitude of 2050 m and is spread along the banks of the river Beas. Kullu Manali is one of the top hill stations in India and among the top tourist places to experince Himachal Pradesh tourism.

Naggar Castle, Hidimbi Devi Temple and Rohtang Pass are among the must include places in your Manali Tour Packages. Manali is renowned for its snow-covered mountains, scenic beauty, history and culture.Often referred to as the 'Valley of the Gods', Manali is one of the popular 2 day trip from Delhi. Manali .....

Distance (From Narkanda): 201 Kms
Trip Duration (From Narkanda - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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#8 of 8 Places to Visit in Narkanda

At a distance of 259 km from New Delhi, 113 km from Shimla, 165 km from Dehradun, 199 km from Mussoorie, 200 km from Haridwar, 230 km from Amritsar and 510 km from Jaipur, Chandigarh is the first well-planned city in India that serves as the capital of the Indian states of Haryana and Punjab. It is the dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is the main hub from where tourists travel to the Shimla and Kullu-Manali region.

The name Chandigarh derived from the temple of Chandi Mandir, an ancient temple devoted to Hindu Goddess Chandi, near the city. According to early history, the area was first inhabited by the Harappans, the earliest civilizations, around 8000 years ago. It was a prosperous place during medieval times and a part of the Punjab Province. During the partition of India, the state of Punjab was split between Pakistan and India. The older capital city Lahore was in Pakistan, so, Chandigarh .....

Distance (From Narkanda): 167 Kms
Trip Duration (From Narkanda - Including Travel): Full Day
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Most Asked Questions on Narkanda

  • What is the best season to visit Narkanda?

    Winter and Summer season from November to May is the best time to visit Narkanda. Winters in Narkanda are cold and covered in snow, and the town is flooded with skiing enthusiasts during this time. If you are not a cold-loving person, then summer is the best time to visit Narkanda when the weather is delightful and suitable for sightseeing and trekking.

  • How many days are required to visit Narkanda?

    Narkanda requires one full day to visit the most important attractions. Narkanda can be mixed with near by wonderful destinations like Shimla, Manali and Kullu by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Narkanda?

    Budget of Narkanda trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Narkanda tour packages offered by start from as low as INR 5300 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8100 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Narkanda?

    Ensure to cover most important Places to visit in Narkanda like Skiing In Narkanda, Hatu Peak, Kotgarh, Tani Jubbar Lake, Stokes Farm - Thanedar, etc. Shimla which is around 60 km from Narkanda and can be visited along with Narkanda.

  • Is there any snow fall in Narkanda?

    Narkanda usually experiences snow during peak winter around mid of December month.