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1Abundant nature at affordable rates!
Abundant nature at affordable rates!

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajendra Makharia adds, “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. This tiny Raj-era retreat of Mashobra, hidden among a 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.” 

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Reviews (18)

Rishu bansal

Rishu bansal4.3/5

6 reviews

Great experience

I visited in month of June. Weather was awesome. Temperature was around 18-20 degrees Celsius. We enjoyed a lot. It was a wonderful experience to stay here. We lived at Mhashu House. It was a wonderful property. It is value for money. Sight scenes was very beautiful. Service and behaviour of hotel staff was very positive and co-operating. I recommend to stay here.

Er. rahul

Er. rahul4.3/5

184 reviews

Mashobra

This is a small and relatively less explored town, at a distance of mere 10 km from main Shimla. Tourists come here to relax and unwind in the lap of nature where the richness in flora and fauna is in abundance .. It is so beautiful place in Shimla for see snow
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Mashobra Overview

Mashobra, located at an altitude of 2500 m above sea level, is one of Asia's largest watersheds with the Indus and Ganges on either side. It is a small town in the district of Shimla, in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded with densely covered forests of oaks and pines.

Mashobra was built by Lord Dalhousie in the 18th century. It is found in the biographies of Lady Mountbatten and Lady Edwinas. Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister, paid a visit to Lord Mountbatten, the Viceroy and then Governor General of India, and his wife Lady Edwina. Before 1948, Mashobra used to house one of the only two Presidential retreats in India. The other Presidential retreat is Rashtrapati Nilayam in Secunderabad.

Mashobra is visited by the President of India every year and during that period the main office shifts to the retreat at Chharabra. The building of the Presidential retreat is a completely wooden structure originally constructed in 1850. The Wildflower Hall at Chharabra was the residence to Lord Kitchener as well as Lord Ripon during the British Raj, now a property of Oberoi Hotels. Today Mashobra is a well known tourist’s destination.

The villa of Chevalier Federico Pelite at Carignano is a famous picnic spot and was turned into a resort in 1920. The reference to this villa can also be found in the novels by famous writer Anita Desai. Chevalier Federico Pelite, an Italian photographer during the time of Queen Victoria named this place Carignano after his native town Carignano, in Italy. It takes nearly ten minutes to reach Carignano from the centre of Mashobra.

One of the main specialities of Mashobra is fruits. It is one of the main markets supplying fruits and vegetables to Shimla. There is also a temple dedicated to Mahasu Devta, a local name of Lord Shiva, which attracts many pilgrims. The place is also known for musk deer and is a home to the Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary.

The best time to enjoy the place is from July to September. Mashobra is easily reachable from Shimla. It is just 15 km from Shimla and buses and taxis are available to the destination. The nearest airport is also at Shimla, about 35 km away. However, the nearest railway station is at Kalka, at a distance of 100 km. Mashobra is also reachable from Delhi and Chandigarh, by road.

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Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

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Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh
Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

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Kavita Chugh

Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh
Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh

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