Don't ever underestimate the daunting dunes of the Mashobra. The holiday retreat is a subtle beauty in disguise. Mashobra is a captivating hill station in Himachal Pradesh, which can mesmerize anyone with its serene surroundings. During the early years, this was the place where people of Britain used to spend their leisure. The place was once the holiday destination for Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (the first prime minister of India).
The tiny hill station is an official abode of the Indian President as well. Every year, the President of India visits Mashobra and conducts official business with their dignitaries. Mashobra has earned many accolades from prominent people of the world because of its serenity and benevolent citizens.
The hidden hamlet of Shimla- Mashobra is quite a winsome placed. The narrow lanes, artistic architectures, charming churches, pious temples, murky jungles and historical heritages of the tiny hamlet spell magic. In the bygone era, the city even grabbed the eyeball of the Britons. A tourist can see the influence of the British establishment in the buildings of Mashobra. One such example of British architecture is the Wildflower Hall at Chharabra which was the former abode of Lord Kitchene (currently a property of the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts).
Another such serene destination which has caught the imagination of all wildlife aficionados is the Reserve Forest Sanctuary. The luscious jungle is enveloped by the cedar, oak, pine trees and streams of Indus River. Amidst the jungle, tourists can encounter the herds of endangered animals like monkeys, baboons, jackals, Kakkar (barking deer), and the occasional leopard. There are many other places which tourist would like to visit on a tour to Mashobra like Mahasu Devta Temple, Kufri, and Carignano. Besides its picturesque setting, the tiny hilltop even organizes adventure activities like Trekking, Paragliding, Pony rides, camping, and motor biking to tickle the adrenaline rush of every tourist.
Here is a welcome call to all the chroniclers, globetrotter, wildlife lovers and adventure pundits! Embark on a journey to Mashobra and witness the most offbeat destination of Himachal Pradesh.
Adventure Activities Trekking, Paragliding, Pony rides, camping, and biking on the Barmain- Basantpur Road are some of the outdoor activities in Mashobra which tourist can enjoy.
Where to stay The best budget accommodations available in Mashobra are Wildflower Hall (Chharabra), Manla Homes (Village Manla), Koti Resort (Course Road), Camp Nature Trails (Shivpur Village) and Gables (Mashobra). Some of the best medium budget accommodations are Dak Banglow Cottage (Bhakalthi Road) and Rock Heaven Hotel (Post Office Mashobra).
Where to eat The best restaurants in Mashobra are Tabliss Restaurant and Pine Paradise restaurant in Club Mahindra Whispering Pines Resort, and The Cavalry Bar in Wildflower Hall.
Weather and Climate
Winters (October to March): (-3°C)-17°C
Summers (April to September): 12°C-24°C
Best time to Visit: September to April
How to Reach
By Airways: The nearest airport from Mashobra is Shimla Airport, roughly 45 min. drive from Mashobra. The second nearest Airport is Chandigarh Airport, roughly three hour drive from the city. It is well connected to the major cities like Amritsar, New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Leh.
By Railways: The nearest railway station is Shimla Railway station, located at a distance of 11 Kms from the city.
By Roadways: Tourist busses and taxis are available from every city of Himachal Pradesh. The distances of some important places from Mashobra are: