“THE HEAVEN ON EARTH” is indeed the correct name for a place like Narkanda.
First of all, let’s begin with the introduction to Narkanda.
Narkanda is a small town and a Nagar Panchayat in District Shimla of Himachal Pradesh. Kumarsain is the tehsil of Narkanda. It is at an altitude of around 2700 meters. The distance from Shimla is about 70 km which merely takes two hours by car. It is on National Highway 22 of Indo-Tibetan road. It is in between Shimla and Rampur.
This type of information might be boring. Let me tell you something interesting about this place. (If you are still interested in that boring stuff “refer here”).
HERE WE GO ..
During the winter season, the name of this place gets changed to “SKIING RESORT” because in winters this place gets covered with snow and many skiers from different part of the country visit this place. Not only skiers but other people also come here to witness its beauty.
It is observed that during winters this place gets around 50000 people to 1 lakh people every year. Maybe even more.
Narkanda is a place with the highest peak of district Shimla i.e “HATU PEAK” whose altitude is around 3200 meters.
Second USP of this place is the apple orchards. It is one of the most leading belt of India in the production of apples. According to a survey around 3000 crores of direct and indirect income has been generated through apple production. This is the first region in Himachal Pradesh where apple plantation was started. Thanks to SATYANAND STOKES who initiated the apple plantation in this region.
Likewise apple plantation, the farmers of this region prefer Cherry plantation, vegetable plantation, Dairy farms, etc.
There are various places to visit in narkanda, which I bet you will not regret after going. Some names are mentioned below:
APPLE ORCHARDS, THANEDHAR
DHOMRI SKIING SLOPE
CHRIST CHURCH, KOTGARH
I have a separate article on this topic which you will find “13 best places to visit in narkanda” where I have covered almost all the destinations to visit in narkanda.
Now talking about the climate of narkanda, 22 degree is the maximum and 4 degree is the minimum temperature.
The forest are dense, as a result of which time to time rainfall and snowfall occur in this region.
Local Food is One of the famous USP’s of Narkanda.
There is a vast variety of food that you will find in this particular region. Some names are mentioned below:
SIDDU – GHEE
Now coming to the various activities that you can do here:
Some info about Narkanda.
There is a hospital which is around 400 meters from the main market on the way to Shimla.
Chemist shops are easily available in the market.
Petrol pump is around 300 meters from the main market on the way to Rampur.
Police station is near to the hospital with almost same distance of 400 meters from the main market.
There are more than 25 hotels within 10 km from the main market (including guest house, home stays and campsites).
Facilities of Restaurants and bars are easily available.
There is a Tibetan market in the complex of main market, from where you can buy some tibetan stuff as well.
This place has one government and two private schools.
This place offer you more than what you except. Hence must visit this place once in a life time and don’t forget to share with us your experience in the “GUEST POST” section.
That’s all in this article. I hope it will help you in any way possible.
I will see you in the next one. Till then take care and have a good time.
Thank you !!