Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

Where we went?

Narkanda is located in Himachal Pradesh, 2hrs ahead of Shimla. And approximately 420kms i.e. 8-10hrs from the capital, New Delhi.

Where we stayed?

Seetalvan Orchard, is honestly the reason we went to Narkanda. The place is a home away from home.
The staff is very humble and simple pahari people. The food is great too, and I would personaly suggest you to request the cook to serve you with Pahari food atleast once while you stay.
It is actually situated in Kotgarh, which is almost 15-17kms ahead of Narkanda.
The roads are clean and safe, can be travelled mostly by car/local bus.

Tariff 6-7k per room per night.
http://www.seetalvanorchard.com/
For Bookings you can also call on 09805594069

When to go?

It is a place you can visit all through the year. It is covered with beautiful orchads in the spring season. In the months of March-April-May, you can see a magnificient view of valley covered with flowers and fruits all around you. But if you are a snow lover, you can also visit here in the months of Dec-Jan, that is exactly when we took the visit too. If only you should ignore visiting here, ignore the monsoons.

How to reach?

-By Train: You can board the Himalayan Queen from Delhi to Kalka and then a bus ahead to Narkanda. Cabs are also available at Kalka Railway Station.
-By Bus: There is no direct bus between New Delhi and Narkanda. You can take State Transport Bus from New Delhi to Nahan then take a taxi from Nahan to Narkanda
-By Car: Delhi- Ambala- Himalayan Expressway- Shimla- Kufri- Narkanda- Thandedar- Kotgarh.

What to do:

– Trekking: If adventour is your thing, visit the Hatu Peak. It has a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Range.
– St. Marys Church is a local heritage point
– Tani Jubbar is a small holy lake for seightseeing
– Saharan is a very old Indo-Tibetan temple

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