Exploring Naldhera, A Paradise In The Picturesque Himalayan Hills
Among the myriad of hidden gems present in Himachal Pradesh, Naldhera is a quaint hill town tucked about an hour’s drive from the main city. Even though Naldhera is one of the offbeat destinations in Shimla tour packages, the small hill town is no less than a paradise on the picturesque hills.
Located at a distance of 18 km. to the Northeast of Shimla, Naldhera retains the picturesque beauty of the site with an unspoiled charm of Himachal Pradesh. The serene hill town of Naldhera gets its name from the famous Nag Temple set inside the Naldhera Golf Course. The best time to visit Naldhera is during the months of May and September. The temperature during this time remains pleasant and ranges from 15-28 degrees. The weather during winters is quite cold with temperature dropping to -4 degrees. Here are some of the places to visit in Naldhera—
Golf Course in Naldhera
The 9-hole golf course spread over 4,285 yards is one of the main highlights of Naldhera. Developed by Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India in the early 1900s, the golf course is probably the oldest in India. The 9-hole course was later expanded to 18 holes. Flanked by the misty hills and large deodar trees, the enticing sports venue is famous for its scenic surroundings. The course remains open throughout the year. However, the ideal time to try your hand at golfing is from April to October.
Built in the year 1664 by Raja Shyam, the temple is in the heart of the golf course. With an elevation of 1830 meters, the temple lies on the Shimla-Mandi Highway overlooking the stunning valley of Karsog. Dedicated to mahunag, the temple has a Pahari architectural style. A fair is held every year in the event of maker Sankranti.
The beautiful valley and the scenic view of the mountains serve as the perfect backdrop of Mahakali Temple. Located on the banks of the serene Mahakali Lake, Goddess Kali is the main deity of the temple. You may explore the beauty of this place by taking a walk around the lake.
Situated 30 km. from Naldhera and 50 km. from Shimla, Tattapani is hot water springs. Located on the banks of Sutlej River covering an area of 1 sq. Km., Tattapani is one of the most popular attractions in Naldhera. The nearby attractions include some Hindu temples and the Shiv Goofa (Lord Shiva Caves). Adventure seekers can also take part in river rafting and mountain biking.
If you are looking for a peaceful holiday in the lap of Himalayas, then browse through the Shimla tour packages and head to the quaint hill town of Naldhera.