Carigneno / Craignano - Mashobra
Historical | Nature
At a distance of 13.5 km from Shimla and 1.5 km from Mashobra Bus Stand, Carigneno is situated at an altitude of 7700 ft (2149 m) above the sea level.
This beautiful place is well known for its beautiful Italian Villa which was built by Chevalier Peliti. He named this site after the Craignano Town in Italy. The villa is situated on a huge hillock and is surrounded by many small streams. The villa is built of wood and is surrounded by a dense forest of oak and pine trees. It has spacious lawns, night lamps and stone benches that represent the architectural style of the colonial period. From the lawns one can see the beautiful valley below and the mountains beyond.
Carigneno is a lovely picnic place surrounding with many type of flowers, the fruit research station is also nearby has apple orchids and many types of beautiful flowers.
The site is also known for the world's highest water lift situated at a height of around 7657 ft. The water lift was constructed by the British and is now used to supply water to Shimla and its adjoining areas. The place is popular for activities like rappelling, rock climbing and fishing. This highest water lift serves as the leading attraction of this place among tourists.