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adisidh Shimla - A travel report by subodh
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Shimla,  India - flag India -  Himåchal Pradesh
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Fagu - Hill station Near Shimla

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Fagu (near shimla) is a vantage point with a panoramic view of ranges and valleys. It serves as a good base for exploring the nearby countryside which is flooded with orchards and forests

About 10km away is the bustling market town of Theog, a longish village strung out on to the hillside like a necklace. Nearby are the temples of the local god, Banthia devta, which shows some brilliant exercises in woodcarving. Those who enjoy camping can stop at Katir (13km from Fagu) which has a camping site.

How to reach there:
The HPTDC (Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation) conducts daily tours from New Delhi . The Shimla-Kufri-Fagu-Chini Bungalow-Naldhera-Mashobra tour starts at 10.30 am and ends at 5.30 pm (Rs 130- approx USD 3.00 ). Other tours are also available along routes like Shimla-Fagu-Theog-Matiana-Narkanda and back (Rs 165 – USD 3.60 ) and Shimla-Naldhera-Mashobra-Kufri-Nature Park-Chail (Rs 150 –USD 3.25 ). All tours start from the Rivoli- Connaught Place bus stand at 10 am .

Favourite spots:
Places to visit:
Naldhera, with its brilliant green landscape and dappled sunlight, is a recreational getaway 22 km from Shimla. You'll find charming log huts and also regular rooms. The Golf Course and the cedar forest (for its heavenly treks and pretty picnic spots) are the main attractions here. The log huts (HPTDC) cost between Rs 800 and Rs 1,000-(USD-18.00—21.00) The nearby Golf Glade Hotel offers rooms at the same cost.

Visit the highest cricket pitch and the highest polo ground in the world in Chail. Once the summer capital of Patiala, the town is worth a day's tour. Located 45 km from Shimla (via Kufri).You can see world’s highest cricket ground.
Kufri is a half-hour's drive out of Shimla (12 km). Loaded with hundreds of picnic and look-out points, it even has a deer park. Something else you'll find in abundance here are the quaint souvenir shops. The Kufri slopes are a hot favourite with snow seekers

What's really great:
The best ything of this place is - peace and evening. You will feel very relexed and naturally fresh in this place

There are several hotel to accommodate tourists.
Peach blossam is finest hotel with 50 rooms, it is run by Himachal Govt.
Hotel has nice restaurent and garden.

Other recommendations:
Other things:
· Don't forget to pack in an umbrella and a powerful flashlight.
· Be careful of stray monkeys.
· Conserve water. Shimla/Fagu has an acute water shortage.
· Avoid touts marketing hotels on Cart Road and at the Bus Terminal

Published on Wednesday July 26th, 2006

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Wed, Aug 09 2006 - 02:47 AM rating by gloriajames

Nice report! Hope to visit India someday again.

Thu, Jul 27 2006 - 02:47 AM rating by rangutan

A nice short and interesting guide with tips.

Wed, Jul 26 2006 - 08:24 PM rating by ravinderkumarsi

nic eplace but you must write in details .report looks incomplete.

Wed, Jul 26 2006 - 06:15 AM rating by marianne

Fagu sounds very interesting, could you give more detail? is it one of the hill stations the British used to escape the hot climate?

Wed, Jul 26 2006 - 04:02 AM rating by mistybleu

Subodh, it's way too short; I'm sure is you add a few more details you'll get a better rating, but you started well.

Wed, Jul 26 2006 - 03:34 AM rating by bhairavee

Seems very interesting place,should elaborate a bit.

Wed, Jul 26 2006 - 02:57 AM rating by davidx

I was enjoying the start - and suddenly it was over. Remember that many of us only know what you tell us about it - so it must be possible to give far more information.

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