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Viceregal Lodge

Sagar Gant
1st Jan 17

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Prabhakar pandey

Prabhakar pandey2.9/5

2 reviews

It is about 10km before Shimla

It was not bad experience overall was OK . But this is not a resort it is just a hotel 10 km before Shimla . Hospitality was OK as per booking and of course we were there at the peak time so hotel was quite busy . Transport from the hotel need to be revisited as there is nothing nearby if you don't have own vehicle.

Shivani  Dua

Shivani Dua5.0/5

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Shoghi - The adventures trip with a Group

Shoghi is a small outskirt of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is about 13 kilometers before Shimla on the Ambala Shimla national highway. The road to the Taradevi temple (hilltop) goes from here which is about 5 km. Shoghi is also famous for bus halts for food as there are many dhabas (local name for food outlets) here. Housing board has also constructed many flats here Nestled in the quaint, lush, green hills of Himachal Pradesh just 13 kilometers short of Shimla, captivating building blocks of pinks and yellows with sloping tin roofs add a touch of natural grandeur to the picturesque surroundings As you veer off the national highway towards the blocks, you realise you are entering the Housing Board Colony at Shoghi The colony was set up in the cozy hamlet of Shoghi in early 2001 by HIMUDA for meeting the housing needs of so many people. Not only accessible, the colony is far from the madding crowd situated on a knoll overlooking hills rising one after another to meet the insurmountable skies from a deep value just across the road. You can go to Shoghi, and back to nature, without running into traffic jams, a characteristic of Shimla But over the years, the colony has lost most of its charm. The metalled road gives way to streets of cobbled stones, as your huffing and panting car wheezes its way up the hillock towards the rising blocks of flats Look down the slopes, along the colony streets, and you find the greenery suffocating under the thick layers of rubbish. Carelessly tossed wrappers of potato chips, aluminum foils and empty soda bottles not only narrate the tales of not-so-quiet evenings enjoyed with drinks, but also of sheer disrespect for the nature and inability of the authorities to prevent the littering. The housing board society is now making attempts to clean up the mess, but the dirty picture's end is nowhere in sight It take you much time to realise that the colony has been left to fend for itself otherwise also. The concrete road signs, spelling out the location of the blocks, too seem to have crooked under their own weight Security too is an issue. The colony precincts have not been demarcated; and in the absence of fencing, it's free for all. Water meters are stolen, and the open spaces in the campus have metamorphosis ed themselves into free public parking lots for the "outsiders" Shoghi offers a beautiful option for a stay near Shimla with lots of nature activities.

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Recommended Duration in Shoghi

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Shoghi Overview

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.

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Viceregal Lodge, Shoghi

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Sagar Gant

Viceregal Lodge, Shoghi
Viceregal Lodge, Shoghi

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Sagar Gant

Viceregal Lodge, Shoghi
Viceregal Lodge, Shoghi

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Sagar Gant

Viceregal Lodge, Shoghi
Tara Devi Temple, Shoghi

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Gautam Pandit

Tara Devi Temple, Shoghi

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