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Nitesh Goyal

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1 reviewPosted 3 years ago

The violet hill

The violet hill situated at Mashobra is nearly 20 km away from Shimla, HP. This place is so beautiful that I would say that it's a heaven on earth.

The cottage is made so wonderful. The care takers are also very good. The food served is delicious. The environment there is awesome. In short the place is worth seeing. Do visit violet hills at Mashobra. I bet you wont regret.

Rajendra Makharia

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11 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Tranquility in Mashobra

This tiny Raj-era retreat of Mashobra, hidden among cluster of pines and oaks, was the first choice of British officials and their families who wanted proximity as well as privacy away from the summer capital, Shimla. Mashobra, a unique beauty, in the vicinity of Shimla is lower than its counterpart, Shimla, at height of 2150 m and enjoys a bracing climate throughout the year round. In winters though it does have its share of fair amount of snowfall it isn't as much as Shimla's. It is the ideal picnic spot for visitors staying in Shimla being barely 20 km from it on the off shoot of road to Narkanda.

There isn't much to do in Mashobra except ogle at various bungalows one after another and wishing you could spend the rest of your life there. Try the mushroom pickle at Col Grover outlet on main road, fresh fruit, ice cream and juices at Shivalik Fruit Products run by Mrs. Jain not forgetting to pick up jams, pickles and squashes, especially the strawberry jam. Bandochy, the summer retreat of actress Waheeda Rehman, has the prettiest garden in the area. A right turn from the bazaar takes you to Sunderban, property of late writer Khuswant Singh's brother, Gurbux Singh where the Merchant-Ivory film, The Jewel In the The Crown, was filmed. A drive to Craignano, another picnic spot, is a lovely drive through pine wooded trees. If you head to the Mashobra Forest Sanctuary you will enjoy the breath-taking view of the magnificent mountains and endless pine forests. There are numerous orchids which are laden with fruits in season time. It's a perfect spot for entire family enjoyment.

I had occasion to visit Mashobra in last December month itself and experienced its first mild snowfall. I had bookings at Club Mahindra's Whispering Pines at Gables which is conveniently located just off the main road. I took a sightseeing day trip by engaging a local taxi and visited Naldera which has a 100 years old golf course set among tall cedars. It was established in 1905 by British viceroy Lord Curzon (who loved the place so much that he named his daughter after it). Next on visit was Tattapani, renowned for its hot water springs. Tattapani lies close to the White Water Rafting facility. On the way my halt was at Horticulture Centre for Apples from where one can purchase delicious juicy Himachal apples.

Visit to Mashobra is like a dream come true. You can't find a better place to go to which is so easily approachable, enjoyable and affordable in all respects.

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