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About Mashobra

Don't ever underestimate the daunting dunes of the Mashobra. The holiday retreat is a subtle beauty in disguise. Mashobra is a captivating hill station in Himachal Pradesh, which can mesmerize anyone with its serene surroundings. During the early years, this was the place where people of Britain used to spend their leisure. The place was once the holiday destination for Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (the first prime minister of India). The tiny hill station is an official abode of the Indian President as well. Every year, the President of India visits Mashobra and conducts official business with their dignitaries. Mashobra has earned many accolades from prominent people of the world because of its serenity and benevolent citizens. The hidden hamlet of Shimla- Mashobra is quite a winsome placed. The narrow lanes, artistic architectures, charming churches, pious temples, murky jungles and historical heritages of the tiny hamlet spell magic. In the bygone era, the city even grabbed the eyeball of the Britons. A tourist can see the influence of the British establishment in the buildings of Mashobra. One such example of British architecture is the Wildflower Hall at Chharabra which was the former abode of Lord Kitchene (currently a property of the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts). Another such serene destination which has caught the imagination of all wildlife aficionados is the Reserve Forest Sanctuary. The luscious jungle is enveloped by the cedar, oak, pine trees and streams of Indus River. Amidst the jungle, tourists can encounter the herds of endangered animals like monkeys, baboons, jackals, Kakkar (barking deer), and the occasional leopard. There are many other places which tourist would like to visit on a tour to Mashobra like Mahasu Devta Temple, Kufri, and Carignano. Besides its picturesque setting, the tiny hilltop even organizes adventure activities like Trekking, Paragliding, Pony rides, camping, and motor biking to tickle the adrenaline rush of every tourist. Here is a welcome call to all the chroniclers, globetrotter, wildlife lovers and adventure pundits! Embark on a journey to Mashobra and witness the most offbeat destination of Himachal Pradesh.

Mahasu Devta Temple

Mahasu Devta Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva who is locally known as Mahasu Devta in the rural areas near Mashobra, Mahasu Devta temple is a popular shrine for the locals and a delight for travelers who come here to pay their respects. People derive immense pleasure by immersing in the peaceful aura of this holy sanctum. Another reason why it’s among the most popular places to visit in Mashobra is the two-day Mahasu Jatra festival which is held here on the third Tuesday of May every year to celebrate the shifting of Lord Shiva’s idol in the temple. The festival is marked by folk songs, the tribal dance of Natti, goat sacrifice, archery competition and various other rituals performed and enjoyed here at this time both by locals and travelers. If one wishes to witness the truest version of the Mahasu Jatra festival in India, they can only witness it in Mashobra during these two days when people from nearby villages flock to this town to be part of a traditional form of ‘pooja’ performed during the festival. Attending the festival is an absolute must for those who wish to explore the unexplored traditions, festivals, and religious practices of different communities of India in a vivid cultural mix. Location: Pauria Village, Chopal Post, Shimla Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM Entry fee: None

Reserve Forest Sanctuary

Mashobra is often called the birdwatcher’s delight, and for very good reasons! The Reserve Forest Sanctuary in Mashobra houses one of Asia’s largest watersheds which acts as the source of water for Shimla and is among the best places to visit in Mashobra. Apart from being an important contributor to Shimla’s abundant water supply, this watershed contributes to the marshy topography of the sanctuary, which, along with its lush coniferous cover and the year-round pleasant weather, attract a number of birds to this region. Some of the most common bird species one can spot here include Himalayan eagles, pheasants, partridges and chukars. Other than the birds, the park is a delight for trekkers and hikers who come here to camp under the lush covers of cedar, oak, and pine and amid scenic views of the Indus River. In fact, the forest reserve serves as an excellent unspoilt trekking and camping destination in Himachal

Reserve Forest Sanctuary
Indulge in paragliding in Mashobra hills

Indulge in paragliding in Mashobra hills

Strap up and take a leap for a heady session of paragliding, soaring over the enchanting hills of this quaint town. The Mashobra valley provides as an ideal spot for paragliding, along with a highly trained personnel making sure that the activity is safe and highly enjoyable. Mashobra is one of the best places in India for paragliding, leaving no doubt as to why paragliding tops the list of the things to do in Mashobra.

Camping in Mashobra

What better a way to experience the goodness of nature than to stay right in its arms. The lush hills of Mashobra make up for perfect camping grounds for thrill seekers. When one avails a Mashobra tour package for camping, they get to enjoy a combination of things to do in Mashobra like adventure activities, lodging, food, bonfires and many more services. Camping in Mashobra is an ideal way to beat the heat this summer, owing to the fact that it is untouched and less crowded.

Camping in Mashobra
Mashobra valley resort by Upvan

Mashobra valley resort by Upvan

Set in the charming hamlet of Mashobra in Shimla, harmony blue mashobra makes for a beautiful postcard picture. At a 12 km convenient distance from the commercial hub of Shimla, Mashobra is a popular tourist destination for those who are nature love


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