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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the various activities that one can enjoy in Shimla?

Ravinder Malik DEC 10 2012
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Undertake the enjoyable and adventurous journey to Shimla which mesmerizes you with its elegant colonial structures, picture perfect natural beauty and loads of adrenaline pumping adventure sports. You can enjoy different sports at different times during the year.  Take a look at some of the most popular ones:

  • Trekking: You can call Shimla a trekker’s paradise as it has some of the most exciting and interesting trekking trails. You will love to trek through Jalori Pass (Shimla-Kullu), Bashleo Pass, Shimla-Hatupeak, Shimla-Churdhar, Shimla to Chail, Shimla -Junga and Shimla to Tattapani. It is recommended to avoid trekking during monsoons as there are roadblocks and landslides. Carry sturdy shoes in case you plan to go trekking as the stones can be slippery.

     

  • Horse Riding: You will cherish the experience of horse riding amidst surreal beauty of Shimla and Kufri. You can hire horses from the local vendors for a tariff within a range of INR 30 to INR 160. Take a horse ride amidst the bustling bylanes of Shimla (Ridge Road) and enjoy the stunning views of Himalayas. 

     

  • Ice Skating: Ice skating is one thrilling adventure sport that can be enjoyed in Shimla. You will simply love to be a part of the fun-filled and exciting sport that takes place during winters in Shimla. Ice skating is accompanied by gymkhanas ice-hockey, fancy dress events and dances that add charm to the whole experience.

     

  • Walks:  Nature has blessed this beautiful hill station with innumerable gifts. Explore its natural beauty on foot, which is the best way. Nice walking trails lined with tall pines and majestic deodar offer you the mesmerizing view of the brilliant Himalayas. You will love to take a stroll through the Mall Road which still retains its old world charm.

 


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You can also go for Fishing at the Rainbow and the Brown Trout-upstreams of Pabbar river which is around 110 km from Shimla. Then there is Skiing at Kufri and Narkanda. HPTDC conducts ski courses at Narkanda. If you like playing golf then the golf course at Naldehra (approx 23 km from Shimla) is a must visit as it is said to be among the oldest golf courses in the country.   

 

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