Situated at a distance of 22 Km from Shimla, Naldehra is a beautiful paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. It forms a golf course perched at an altitude of 2,200 meters. It is an 18-hole course with 16 greens and 18 tees, constitutes a design resonant of Scottish links courses. The golf course was built under the supervision of Lord Curzon. Naldehra has got the name from the Nag Temple that lies bang in the middle of the course. This place is one of the oldest 9 holes golf courses in the country.
Earlier, it was a 9 Hole Course but later the Naldehra Gold Course was enlarged to 18 holes. There are large deodars that flank the links and make this region an enthralling sports venue in the midst of natural scenic beauty. Not only this, one may also take a leisurely walk through the woods and picnics in this region. However, Naldehra is a perfect place to unwind and relax amid serene ambience.
Sightseeing here is all about visiting temple or wondering at the lovely towering pine trees or relishing the day on the rolling greens. Worshippers may visit to the Mahunag Temple, which is dedicated to the snake god. So, plan for a holiday to Naldehra and explore the rolling greens of this small hill station.
Fairs and Festivals The Joton Ka Mela and The Sipi Fair are two main festivals and events of Nalehra that are celebrated with joy. The Sipi Fair is dedicated to Sip Devta and held in the month of May while several cultures assemble and exchange gossip. It's a special occasion for couples to get married too. The other one- Joton ka Mela is a bull fighting fair that is conducted every year in the month of October to entertain the crowd. In this fair, the prized bulls are being sold to discreet buyers.
Shopping in Naldehra In Naldehra, you can buy hand woven shawls, caps, pickles and other food items at reasonable cost. It's a small hilltop and so you can only get a variety of food items and hand made products.
Where to Stay in Naldehra There are few places to stay in Naldehra like Chalets Naldehra, which is located amid the densely forested mountain spur with a view of a deep valley. It's a beautiful boutique hotel made with Scandinavian wooden homes, having several accommodation options like apartments, rooms and log home. But, if you are looking for a budget hotel then you may stay in Gold Glade Hotel. Apart from all these, you can also choose to stay in HP Tourism Log Huts and guest houses that are privately owned.
Where to Eat in Naldehra There are few popular eateries in Naldehra where one can enjoy scrumptious meal amidst the scenic beauty of this region. A multi-cuisine restaurant at Chalets Naldehra serves a huge variety of delicacies and the dining area is also arranged in the garden, so that visitors can enjoy the beauty of Himalayas while enjoying the lavish food. Other multi-cuisine restaurants include Hotel Hill View, Koti Resort, which serve Continental, Chinese, and Mexican cuisines too.
Weather and Climate During summers i.e. May to September, the weather of Naldehra is quite pleasant with temperature ranging from 15°C to 28°C. In winters (October to March), the weather is so cold with the temperature dropping to -4°C and increases to 7°C.
Best Time to Visit Naldehra Summer season (May to September) is the best time to visit Naldehra, when the climate is moderate.