Fagu is a the land of apples, potatoes, and fog!
If you’re looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and want to cuddle up with your sweetheart, this snow-clad hamlet is the perfect getaway for you. And if you’re an adventurous soul looking for some trekking action or some wildlife spotting, you’ll find that here too.
The name ‘Fagu’ comes from ‘fog’, and boy, does it live up to its name! The fog here is so thick that it’ll make you feel like you’re walking in a dream. The apple orchards, snow-capped Himalayas, and the lush green pine and cedar trees make Fagu a feast for the eyes. But wait, there’s more! You’ll also get to meet some of the locals, like snow leopards, yaks, and ponies, that call Fagu home.
Take a walk around the hamlet and witness the bountiful beauty that it has to offer. But if you’re feeling more adventurous, why not go on a hike to nearby apple orchards or pine forests? And if you’re up for more, you can even trek from Fagu to Chharabra via Tattapani stream. Chharabra is known for its sunrises and sunsets, so you’ll definitely want to capture that Instagram-worthy shot.
Fagu is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit is from May to October. The temperature here remains cooler than Shimla, so it’s the perfect escape from the heat. The monsoon season (July to October) is the best time to witness the deciduous forest in all its glory. And if you’re a fan of winter wonderlands, then you’ll love Fagu during the winter months, when it’s completely covered in snow.
And let’s not forget about the food! Fagu is known for its local Himachali cuisine, like Sweet Siddu, Savoury Siddu, Mash and Rajma Dal, Bhaang ke Pakode, and Besan Barfi. You can try them at the small food stalls scattered throughout the valley, but for the best experience, we recommend staying at a homestay and trying the local food there.