Offbeat things to do near Shimla
Better known as the Queen of the hills, the town of Shimla is one of the oldest and most popular hill stations in India. Nestled in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla was also the summer capital of India during British regime. The town is fully developed and has all the tourist facilities, so much so that the avid travellers say it is over. This is because they never did something unique in Shimla apart from the usual Mall Road, Church, Lakkar bazar, Jakhu temple, etc. These fantastic but limited places to go to leads to such inhibitions.
Unlike the usual, we are proud to acquaint you with some enthralling adventure and activities you can do in Shimla that will change the way you look at it.
River Rafting in Sutlej – is perfect for adventure lovers who love to challenge the river rapids. The rafting goes on for the 12 km stretch of Sutlej from Chabba to Tattapani which is an exciting 2-hour ride on the raft. If you find this appealing, you can find out the rates and other details here.
Camping at Trip hermit camps Naldehra – The greens of Naldehra is the perfect place to pitch your camp. Surrounded by the lower Himalayan range on all sides, Naldehra camp site lies at around 23 km from Shimla. Trip Hermit offers you modern camps to make the best of your time in Naldehra camping.
A trek to Hatu peak Narkanda – If you are a trekker, then you can’t miss this refreshing trek to Hatu peak in Narkanda, that traverses through the Sutlej valley. Located at around 64km from Shimla, Narkanda is a scenic village near Shimla known for some of the best views.
Trekking in Naldehra Woods- Located at around 24 km from Shimla is the camping site of Naldehra, at around 2000m above sea level. Naldehra is known for its natural landscape and located 4km from Auramah valley, another scenic valley with carpet like meadows.
Adventures like ziplining, Burma bridge and Bamboo bridge – Shimla is also home to several other adventure sports for that adrenalin rush. You can go Ziplining, try to cross the Burma bridge made with rope or the single Bamboo bridge and experience life every moment.
Train ride on Kalka-Shimla toy train – Ones of the oldest and still the most desirable thing to do in Shimla is to go on a toy train ride from Kalka to Shimla. It was started during pre-independence time and still runs on steam engine, cutting through the mountains and Himalayan vegetation.
Plan a trek to Kuppar Bugyal – This is the most famous and easy trek in Shimla that you can’t miss. The Kuppar trek takes you on a journey through Giri Ganga and Pabbar valley to offer one of the most mesmerizing views. If you want to know more about the trek you can click here.
These are still only a few of the offbeat things to do in Shimla, as the town has so much more, you just have to look with a different perspective to find unique things to do. You can also visit the adventure section on our website to know more about these treks and camping.