Narkanda is another picturesque destination to your travel bucket list!.
This quaint little town located in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh is a perfect blend of natural beauty and adventure. But that’s not all, it also has a touch of religious significance and delicious apple orchards to keep you hooked.
Standing tall at a height of 9000 feet, Narkanda is surrounded by tropical forests and majestic hills that attract tourists throughout the year. But what’s even more exciting are the apple and cherry orchards that will make you want to stay here forever! And if you’re a photography enthusiast, this place will give you plenty of opportunities to capture the essence of Himachal Pradesh in your camera lens.
For adventure seekers, Narkanda is a treasure trove of experiences. Whether you’re a trekking enthusiast or a skiing aficionado, this town has something for everyone. And if you’re up for a challenge, you can even scale the second-highest peak in Shimla district, Hatu Peak, boasting an elevation of 3400 meters.
But wait, there’s more! Narkanda also has a scenic lake called Tanni Jubbar Lake and a revered Hindu temple, Hatu Mata Mandir, which adds a touch of religious significance to the town. And if you’re here during the winters, get ready to witness the town transform into a winter wonderland, covered in plush blankets of white snow. Just make sure you pack your warmest clothes as the temperature drops to as low as -8 degree Celsius at night!
The area is dominated by a large temperate forest mostly consisting of Conifer, Oak, Maple, Populus, Aesculus, Corylus, and Holly species. You can spot a variety of trees, shrubs and flower plants while exploring the town. And let’s not forget about the delicious apples that grow in the orchards here, you just have to try them!
Last but not least, you cannot miss visiting the highest peak in Shimla district, Hatu Peak, which is just 8 km from Narkanda. The peak is surrounded by majestic mountains covered in a dense green blanket of sky-touching cedar and fir. And if that’s not enough, you can also explore the apple gardens, enjoy picnics, go camping, and skiing during the summers.
So, what are you waiting for? Add Narkanda to your travel itinerary and get ready to explore the natural beauty, religious significance, and adventurous experiences that this town has to offer. And don’t forget to pack your camera and warmest clothes!