Shoghi Tourism

Shoghi Tourism

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Shoghi Info

  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Shimla
Shoghi, situated around 13 km from Shimla town on the Ambala-Shimla National Highway, is a small suburban town. This town is located at a height of about 5,700 feet. Shoghi is one of the famous hill stations, which is surrounded by rhododendrons and oak trees. It is famous for various fruit products, locally produced pickles, juices, syrups and jellies.  

Situated in Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh, the history of the region dates back to the period of the Anglo-Gurkha war during the 19th century. The Gurkhas were defeated in the battle of Malaon on 15th May, 1815 by the Chieftains, who joined the British and forced them to sign the Treaty of Sanjauli. Besides, the Maharaja of Patiala was given the land including Shimla, who served the British.    

The culture of the destination is evident in its lifestyle, fairs and festivals, dance, music, language and art and craft. Hinduism and Buddhism are the prominent religions followed in Shoghi. Shivratri is one of the popular festivals celebrated here. Shoghi is also popular for its tribal music and folk dance including Rakshasa Dance and Rasa Dance. Pahari, Hindi and English are the prominent languages spoken in the destination.

Shoghi, also commonly called as the temple town, is home to many ancient temples like the Hanuman Temple. This temple was in ruins and has been recently renovated. Jhakoo Hills, which is located near Shoghi, is more than 8,500 feet and has one of the oldest temples, the Kali Bari Temple.

Tourists can reach Shoghi through various means like air, rail or road. Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla is around 33 km from the destination and is served by direct flights from Delhi only. The international airport served by the destination is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

The nearest train station to Shoghi is Kalka, which is around 90 km and is served by passenger and express trains. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) operates buses on regular basis from all the cities of Himachal Pradesh.

Shoghi can be visited throughout the year as the weather conditions are ideal and pleasant.

Shoghi is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Shimla and Kufri.

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Rajiv Sharma

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  • Rajiv Sharma
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  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  7281 readers

"Sunrise villa, Shoghi"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 13, 2013
It is before shimla, a bit off the way when you are heading to Shimla.
But the place is beautiful, quite and serene. You will love it once you get there.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The place is away from the main city so you will have to travel to Shimla for other things. Sightseeing can be enjoyed from your rooms or from the lawns where you can put your chairs, relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the valley.

Activities & things to do: Nothing such around the hotel for activities. You can explore the locales, relax.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Make your booking well in advance if you are going in the holiday season. The hotel is well worth its price and so can get full very easily. See the map for the location and you can always call the owner in case you need directions.
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Munish Puri

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  • Munish Puri
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
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"Himachal Solace"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 3, 2012
Perfect destination away from the city life. Enjoy the nature in its Raw form

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was excellent with original
'Himachali flavour. Can do extensive nature walk. Its away from any market place, so can avoid spending on Shopping.

Activities & things to do: Trekking, Burma Bridge, Hammock, Rappling, Monkey Crawl.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Can go by road through Panchkula, Kasauli , Solan. Take some sunscreen for Summer as Sun can really be strong sometimes. Carry an umbrella to tackle Rain.
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Jaya Ahuja

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  • Jaya Ahuja
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  • Lives in Chandigarh
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
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"Adventure is must"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2012
Thats the excellent place to visit with your family, for new couples, with your loved ones ,with ur dear ones........ as you will find everything for all age groups.e.g fun for kids, adventure for teenagers, loving ambience for lovers, serene, peace and calm place for fatigued or middle aged people, and ofcourse silence and fresh air for old people.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Shimla of-course, accompanied with kufri, naldera etc. is center of attraction, shopping for women , simla is woww!!!!! in that case. hey hubbys come on and lets loose ur pockets for ur beloved case of food, you can find everything for all tongues...yummy pizza (dominos), south indian, balle balle punjabi chole bhature te naal lasi vi so and so and so.lots more...

Activities & things to do: Adventure games, rope climbling , cycling, are yaar much more, jungle walk etc., exotic spaaaaaaaa, body and head massage.i love it there.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Pick your sport shoes please, an umbrella, your light warm clothes for summer evening......
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Rohit Juneja

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  • Rohit Juneja
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  •  6 helpful votes
  •  5840 readers

"Aamod offers unique holidaying options to suit every preference."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 6, 2011
Aamod at Dalhousie is perhaps one of the best summer escapades in North India. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the place redefines eco-tourism by taking it to new heights of luxury. I enjoyed host of adventure sports. The best part is we can choose our own dining spot anywhere in the resort and it is customised accordingly. The hospitality and service is also very noteworthy. The serene beauty and the freshness of the cool summer breeze definitely got me hypnotised and i cannot wait to re-visit the place again.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Lot of small places to look around

Activities & things to do: The adventure sports is a things must do

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best season to travel is February to April
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Shweta  Tanwar

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  • Shweta Tanwar
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  • Lives in Delhi
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  •  8 helpful votes
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"A photograher's delight"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 22, 2011
One friday weekend sitting over a beer in a pub in Delhi we decided we just wanted to hit the hills in the northern India ... an unplanned , excited and adventurous trip . We decided and headed toward Shimla ... on the way before Shimla we discussed with a local gentleman about our plan or rather unplanned thought .. he suggested us visit 'shogi' .. its a delight to watch ...and we were like whats there to \'watch \' but neverthe less to to owe him headed towards shogi .

After reaching shogi we all were amazed and thrilled to see such a refreshing traquel beauty of nature .. with the sun rising , a slight glismp of himalayass , scary dense forest and the Chirpping birds something Delhi majoring lack .
everyone was going through the same feeling and emotions that we were destined and chosen one to reached a place which was in total symmertay what we are aiming for ..
we discovered and came across a beautiful and exquite gift of nature in \'shogi\' ..

i would suggest and recommend to everyone that over a weekend pack your bags and visiti \'shogi \' ..a small visit can give you lots of memmories , experience and peace in your life .

cheers !!!!!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food !! on my god .. no cuisines no fancy restruratnts .. just home made special light rich in taste 'pahadhi khana' by the guest house people .

Activities & things to do: Photography .. its a delight for all the photograhe to capture th Nature at its best . Other than photography we self organised a rope mountaining and tracking in the forest over a hill nearby ..

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: tips :
1.carry a book guide with you about that place
2. take your safety measures like first aid , rope , knife and all
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