Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh


When we talk about the winter tourism destinations in India, Himachal Pradesh boasts of its long list of such spots. The state itself derives its name from the Hindi word 'Him' meaning snow. Narkanda is one of such destinations catching visitors attraction.

Spectacular view of Narkanda's snow capped peaks attract sports enthusiasts from all around the world. Located at an elevation of 8,100 feet above the sea level in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, Narkanda is a two hour drive from Shimla. The thrill of moving down undulating ski slopes here provide winter sports lovers with the motivation to fight against all odds in life.

The best season to visit Narkanda for enjoying winter sports is from mid December to February, when its slopes wear white winter garb. Whereas, it attracts tourists through out the year. As isotherms of Shimla match with that of London, one can find the British tourists flocking here every year in large numbers.

Criss-crossing your way downward on the snowcapped and wooded slopes, gives you the never forgettable moments of your life. The neighbouring Hatu peak, at a distance of 8 km away from Narkanda is also famous for its marvellous sking slopes in Himachal Pradesh.

During winters Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation conducts skiing courses every year since 1980, when it was developed as the skiing paradise for the first time. Narkanda, gateway to apple country of Himachal Pradesh, is an awe inspiring stopover while moving on the Hindustan-Tibet Highway(NH-22). It promises its visitors the serene view of pine and deodar forests in Shivalik range, apple orchards and above all with the choice of skiing slopes. Be it beginners, have a desire to explore slalom slopes or challenge its sharper descents being an experienced skier, Narkanda is a must visit for hiking and ski lovers. Besides skiing. its wonderful hilly track also motivates the visitors to move on trekking expeditions amidst beautiful apple orchards and groves of hill cherries.

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  1. Good read. Narkanda is ideal for a summer, or even winter retreat. Narkanda and its surrounding villages are famous for splendid apple orchards, contributing to the economy of the district in a major way. Variety of hotels in Narkanda caters to the needs of families, friends children and newly married couples.

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