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Craignano

Mashobra

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Craignano Overview

Ranked 5 of 6 sightseeing in Mashobra

Craignano is located on the Shimla-Naldhera Highway of the Shimla District. It is at a height of around 7,700 ft above sea level and is popular for a beautiful Italian villa, which was constructed by Chevalier Peliti, a baker to the Viceroy. He named this site after the Craignano Town in Italy. The villa is situated on a huge hillock and is surrounded by many small streams.

The beautiful Italian villa is built of wood and is surrounded by a dense forest of oak and pine trees. It has spacious lawns, night lamps and stone benches that represent the architectural style of the colonial period.

The site is also known for the world's highest water lift, located at a height of around 7657 ft. The water lift was constructed by the British and is now used to supply water to Shimla and its adjoining areas.  The place is popular for  activities like rappelling, rock climbing and fishing.
 

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