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Mashobra - A Beautiful and mesmerizing Tourist Place

A very beautiful and mesmerizing place, Mashobra is located in the Shimla district of the picturesque Himachal Pradesh. This town is well connected to Shimla via the historic Hindustan–Tibet Road which was constructed by Lord Dalhousie in the year 1850. Mashobra is one of those destinations in India where the climate remains pleasant all year round. The visitors are get opportunities to indulge in various startling activities such as boating and trekking and also to absorb the natural beauty and panoramic views of the place.
Mashobra
Mashobra is a perfect tourist destination for visitors to enjoy the vacations with family. Mashobra Travel Guide is full of references to places and spots to relax and unwind and the serene surroundings further add to the innate pleasure. Mahasu Devta Temple, Kufri, Carignano, Wild Flower Hall and Reserve Forest Sanctuary are the famous tourist attractions of the city. The picturesque view of the hills and its beauty is really enchanting.

Accommodation in Mashobra
Camp Nature Mashobra
Mashobra has a lot of deluxe and some medium to budget accommodation options. Wildflower Hall (Chharabra), Manla Homes (Village Manla), Koti Resort (Course Road), Camp Nature Trails (Shivpur Village) and Gables (Mashobra) are the famous deluxe hotels of the city. Some of the medium to budget accommodation options include Rock Heaven Hotel (Post Office Mashobra) and Dak Banglow Cottage (Bhakalthi Road) etc.

Events/Festivals in Mashobra

Mashobra has a rich cultural heritage and many wonderful festivals in Mashobra are celebrated with grandeur.
Navratri: Navratri (Nine Nights), dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga occurs twice every year and is celebrated with much pomp and show in Mashobra. During the nine days of the festival nine different forms of the Goddess is worshipped. It is really a wonderful experience to be a part of these festivities in Mashobra.
Lohri: Lohri in Mashobra is celebrated with great gusto just before the day of Makar Sankranti. Lohri is one of the most beautifully celebrated festivals of Punjab and is enjoyed with singing special Lohri songs and dancing merrily to the beats of Dhol.
Diwali: One of the most important festivals of Hindus, Diwali, is also well known by the name of “Festival of Lights” or Deepavali. It is celebrated in the month of October or November. Diwali in Mashobra is celebrated with great pomp and show. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on this festival.
Holi: The “festival of colours” is indeed celebrated in a very colourful manner in Mashobra and is one of the biggest festivals for the natives.” The atmosphere is really charged up during the celebrations.

Best time to visit Mashobra

The best season to visit Mashobra is the winter season. The temperature remains cool and comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are September, October, November, December, February and April.

Climate in Mashobra

Summer season
Summers of Mashobra are pleasant. The temperature ranges from 8°C to 30°C in the months of March to May. The temperature is comfortable with gentle breeze in the evening.

Monsoon season
June marks the beginning of Monsoon season in Mashobra and lasts till September. Infrequent rainfalls relieve Mashobra and its people from summers.

Winter season
Winters approach Mashobra in October and lasts till February. The climate is pleasantly cool and the temperature ranges from 0°C to 10°C. Woollen clothes are preferred to take while going for Mashobra during winter season.

Places to visit and things to do in Mashobra

Reserve Forest Sanctuary
Reserve Forest Sanctuary
Reserve Forest Sanctuary is located 4 Kms from Mashobra and is an important part of the Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary. This Sanctuary is completely enveloped with plantations of cedar, oak and pine and is bounded by the Indus River. It is blessed with rich and varied flora and fauna.

Wild Flower Hall
Another astonishing place to visit, Wild Flower Hall is situated in Charabra town and is only 8 Kms from Mashobra city. This attractive place is situated on the Mahasu Peak at an average elevation of 2498 m. It is a beautiful place to visit.

Mahasu Devta Temple
Mahasu Devta Temple
Locals of Mashobra and tourists obtain immense pleasure in the rural aura of the Mahasu Devta Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva who is locally known as Mahasu Devta, the temple is a popular shrine in the area.
Mahasu Jatra is the main festival celebrated in the temple on the third Tuesday in the month of May. Folk songs, dance, Natti (tribal dance), goat sacrifice and archery competition are the rituals performed and enjoyed during this festivity. People from nearby villages come to enjoy a traditional form of puja as compared to the urban version celebrated elsewhere.
It is located around 11km from Shimla.
The Mahasu Jatra Festival is a two-day celebration.

Carignano
Carignano is a popular tourist destination in Mashobra town of Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh. It is an Italian Villa, beautifully situated at a height of about 7700 ft above sea level. The villa was built by Chevalier Federico Pelite, an Italian photographer, who named it in memory of his hometown, Carignano.
The villa is built with wood amidst oak and pine trees. The characteristic lawns, stone benches and night lamps of the colonial period find their way into the making of this villa. It is also known for its water lift which is the highest in the world, located at an altitude of around 7657 ft. Various adventurous activities like rappelling, rock climbing and fishing are also carried out here.
A few things to know before visiting Carignano:
The best time to visit this place is between April to June.
It is located at a distance of 12 km from Shimla Bus Stand.

How to Reach Mashobra

By Air
The nearest Domestic Airport from Mashobra is Shimla Airport, roughly 45 min. drive from Mashobra. Daily flights from Delhi to Chandigarh are available. The second nearest Airport is Chandigarh Airport, roughly three hour drive from the city. It is well connected to the major cities like Amritsar, New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Leh.
Nearest Airport : Shimla Airport, Shimla

By railways
The nearest Railway station from Mashobra is Shimla Railway station, located at a distance of 11 Kms from the city.

By road
Mashobra is 10 Kms from Shimla, 11 Kms from Fagu, 63 Kms from Solan, 120 Kms from Baddi, 140 Kms from Chandigarh, 166 Kms from Ambala City, 176 Kms from Mandi, 202 Kms from Kullu, 216 Kms from Ludhiana, 246 Kms from Manali, 367 Kms from Chamba and is linked through Himachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (HPSRTC) and some private travel services.

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