Narkanda is a picturesque hill town of Himachal Pradesh
near capital Shimla at a height of 8,800 ft. The road to Narkanda, 65 km from
Shimla, is very beautiful. Lonely winding roads and dense oak-pine-fir forest
all around. The snow-white peaks of the Himalayas can be seen in the distance.
One day in Narkanda, you can see the Hatu Peak 6 km away and the Hatu Mata
Temple at the top of the hill. There is also the ancient Mahamaya temple at Kacheri,
6 km away. You can also visit Kotgarh and Thanedar, two of the best apple
orchards in Himachal, 16 km away. There are also a few apple orchards in Matiana,
just before Narkanda. In winter, skiing is held in the snow-covered Narkanda.
Narkanda located around 65 kms away from capital city
Shimla & takes around 3 hrs to reach. The hamlet Narkanda located around 50
kms from Kalka. Direct buses and cars are available from Shimla, Kalka, Rampur
& Chandigarh. All the buses from Shimla to Kalpa are going via Narkanda.
Narkanda can be visited throughout the year except monsoon.
Winter is best season to travel at Narkanda, which starts around late October
to mid-February, this area experience snowfall during winter (Dec – Feb). Summer
is also very good time to visit Narkanda.