Shoghi is a small town located at an elevation of 5700 ft in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at a distance of about 13 km from the district of Shimla, this town is one of the popular hill stations in the state. The small town of Shoghi, bounded by oak trees and rhododendrons, is known for its natural beauty. The place is also famous for locally made fruit products like juices, jellies, syrups, and pickles.
The history of Shoghi dates back to the 19th century, during the time of the Anglo-Gurkha War. On 15th May, 1815, the Gurkhas had to face defeat in the war of Malaon at the hands of Chieftains. The British and the Chieftains together then forced the Gurkhas to sign the Treaty of Sanjauli according to which, the areas under the Gurkha rule were returned to the original rulers. Later on, the entire region, including Shimla, was gifted to the Maharaja of Patiala by the British in return for his continued services to them.
Tourist places in and around Shoghi
Shoghi is also known as the temple town as there are several old temples situated in the region. The recently renovated Hanuman Temple, the Kali Temple and the Tara Devi Temple are the popular religious centres of the place. Travellers visiting Shoghi can also visit Jhakoo Hills, known for some old temples, situated close to the destination.
How to reach Shoghi
Shoghi is easily accessible via the different modes of transports such as air, rail and road. The nearest domestic airport to Shoghi is the Shimla Airport in Jubbarhatti, situated at a distance of about 21 km from the town. The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi is the closest international air base.
Kalka is the closest major railway station to Shogi and is connected with most of the major Indian cities. Regular buses for the destination are available from other cities of Himachal Pradesh.
The region of Shoghi experiences a pleasant climate through out the year. As a reason, travellers can visit this place anytime.