Narkanda – Famous for Skiing & Winter sports

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Location

Narkanda is a beautiful town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. The altitude of Narkanda is 2708 meters. It lies between 31.27°N and 77.45°E. It is situated 65 km from Shimla.

About Narkanda

It is surrounded by beautiful Shivalik mountains. It is famous for skiing and angling and winter sports. The skiing at Narkanda was started in 1980. HPTDC conducting skiing courses every year.

Narkanda
Narkanda

Source: Ananyahotels

Narkanda is also famously known as Gataway to apple Country. The Hattu peak is famous for its skiing activities and hiking. During winters when snow fall at this place it look like white wonderland. The altitude of Hatu peak is 12000 ft from sea level. Hatu peak is surrounded by dense forests.

Best Time To Visit: December to March (for skiing), April to June (fruit season).

How to access

By Air: The nearest airport is Shimla which is 88 km away.
By Train: The nearest narrow gauge railway station is Shimla which is 65 km away.
By Bus: It is well connected by road. Bues and taxis are available from Shimla.

Climate

In winter the temperature can reach freezing point. Heavy woolens are required. During summer the climate is pleasant and cottons woolens are recommended.

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