Green Valley (11 kms.)
Halt at Green Valley on national highway, having panoramic view of Asia’s thickest pine forest. Ideal for photography..
Kalyani Helipad (14 kms.)
At a height of 8000 ft. near Chhrabra, level ground giving excellent views from three sides. Seasonal flower nursery..
Kufri (16 kms.)
On Hindustan Tibet Road (NH-22), Kufri is a small village. Excellent view of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Pirpanjal and Shiwalik ranges from a height. Valley dotted with hamlets, orchards and snowy slopes in winter. Kufri has the oldest and one of the finest ski-slopes in the country. Trek or pony ride to Fagu Valley, Mahasu Peak and small temple of Lord Shiva.
Chail (43 kms.)
Chail Palace, a heritage hotel. Once the summer palace of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh and later of his son Maharaja Yadvendra Singh of Patiala, Reminder of lavish life style of royalty in a remote place. Built in 1891, 100 mts. higher than Shimla, on Rajgarh Hill in 75 acres. Has the world’s highest cricket pitch, wild life and Sidh Baba ka Mandir. Excellent view of ‘Choor Chandni’ (mountain of silver bangle), twinkling lights of Shimla at night. Walks among majestic pines..
Chini Bungalow / Indira Tourist Park (18 kms.)
Mini zoo. Bhojpatra trees on which Ramanaya was written. Yak and pony rides
Retails Himalayan plants like gladioli. Area abounds in nurseries having honey, pickles, rabbit’s merino products like shawls, orchards of stone fruit.
Charming place on banks of Ashwini river in open valleys. Old Durga Mata temple. Scenic beauty, ideal halting / picnic place. Many interesting treks along the river and in forests upto Dochi from Sadhupul bridge.