Narkanda is a beautiful little village in Himachal Pradesh just a few kilometers from Shimla. On our way to Sangla Valley, we stopped at a campsite in Narkanda only to discover a heavenly place. So, I’m going to present the top things to do in Narkanda Himachal Pradesh.
Places to visit in Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh
Camping in Kumharsain
When nature calls for us…We.Just.Go…
That was something like my last trip to Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India which is a 16-hour drive from Delhi about which I wrote here on how to reach Sangla from Delhi. Narkanda is almost 10 hrs from Delhi in the lap of mountains with apple & deodar trees all over. Just after crossing Narkanda, we stopped somewhere around Kumharsain for breakfast as we driving since past 8 hrs and were desperately in need of a break.
The vigor of the beautifully made restaurant and the lovely little camps left us fascinated. As I mentioned here that you may want to take a break after Shimla if visiting Sangla valley, then this is the place I would recommend strongly.
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Variety of facilities are available here including camps, an amazing restaurant with homes like food, bonfire, and even wooden huts if you are not prepared for the chilly night.
Luckily the place was not crowded, so we got to enjoy breakfast amidst beautiful mountains with only a few families stopping for a break. While the breakfast was being prepared, I took a stroll around the camp to capture the beauty and enjoy morning chilly weather.
After such a long drive we even thought of not going to Sangla valley and just enjoy the rest of vacation at the Narkanda camp and I think I surely would have regretted that. Although, we continued with the quest for exploring a least explored area (at least I thought!!) and literally one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.
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Places to visit in Narkanda
Narkanda is a small unheard village located in the lap of mountains. With Shimla getting all the tourists footfall, Narkanda is literally unknown to tourists. Even we too stumbled upon the name of this village while on way to our final destination. Narkanda can not only serve as a pit-stop but a weekend getaway from the nearby cities also. With a limited number of places to visit in Narkanda, it is a perfect place to relax & connect the nature. Although we missed a few of these, I would like to present the places to visit in Narkanda –
Located just in Narkanda next to Shimla, at 2600 meters above sea level is the Hatu Peak. Located among a dense forest, snow-capped mountains, and apple trees all over. Spend your time while trekking to the Hatu Peak and enjoy gorgeous sunset and sunrise here.
Tannu Jubbar Lake
Mountains are best enjoyed with a view of stunning lakes surrounded by the trees. Such a lake is there in Narkanda is the Tannu Jubbar Lake. A perfect picnic spot, photographer’s gem and an ideal way to rewind. Don’t miss visiting the lake when in Narkanda as lakes are always a nice way to know a place. I, therefore, recommend Tannu Jubbar lake as one of the top things to do in Narkanda Himachal Pradesh.
Located at a peak of 2600meters, Narkanda gets ample amount of snowfall. So, winters make Narkanda for enjoying winter sports including skiing. When visiting Narkanda in winters, don’t shy away from trying skiing here. Thus skiing tops my list of things to do in Narkanda Himachal Pradesh.
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