Himachal Pradesh is a place that reminds us of images of pristine natural beauty, undulating landscape and snowfall, where clear and cool breeze blows through the trees that carpet the foothills of magnanimous and majestic mountains.
This breathtaking state of India is home to innumerable picturesque places to visit.
Out of those places, Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dharamsala, Mandi, etc., are the names we've heard of or possibly even travelled to. But have you heard of the serene town of Mashobra?
Perched at an altitude of 7700 ft, Mashobra is a tranquil town of Himachal Pradesh, that is filled with lush greenery. It is of pristine nature since it is relatively untouched by commercialisation or many tourists, making it a perfect quaint little romantic destination.
Here are some of the places you can visit in Mashobra.
Craignano used to be a summer resort of the Italian countess. It houses a beautiful villa, built in Italian style by Chevalier Peliti. The place was named after a town in Italy. It is perched on an elevated region; thus, it has many small streams trickling down the place. The villa is made of wood and enveloped with enchanting pine and oak trees.
Due to the picturesque setting of this place, it is now a sought after spot for picnics. The region is filled with beautiful flowers and apple orchids. Many buildings and street layouts of the colonial period can be seen in the region from the top.
Reserve Forest Sanctuary
The Reserve Forest Sanctuary is located 4 km from the town centre of Mashobra. This is another place of escape in Mashobra which is gifted with thickets of oak, pine and cedar trees. The sanctuary is surrounded with the Indus river, which is why it is home to an array of flora and fauna.
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In fact, the sanctuary is one of the biggest watersheds in Asia. Grab a pair of binoculars since you would not want to miss out on the beautiful birds that the sanctuary houses. It is home to birds like Himalayan eagle, partridge, pheasant, etc. Tourists visit the sanctuary to have a picnic, go camping or trekking.
Things to Do At Mashobra
Mashobra is an exciting place since there are way too many things that can be done here. Since it is nestled amidst the depths of nature, many adventure activities can be done.
Paragliding, trekking and more!
Since is a hill station blessed with a good altitude, it is an ideal destination to fly through the sky. Indulge in some paragliding if you are thirsty for an adventure you wouldn't want to forget. The altitude also plays as a perfect platform for trekking and camping overnight. Shali Tabba, a peak perched at an elevation of 9,430 ft, is the most sought after trekking point in Mashobra.
Quad Biking and Skiing
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Mashobra is home to a beautiful river Tattapani, which is a great place to indulge in quad biking. Especially during the off-season when the river isn't brimming with water, quad biking through the low level river water is an experience that mustn't be missed. If you visit Mashobra in monsoon, you may even go for white water river rafting.
Since Mashobra gets ample snowfall during winter, you might want to try skiing through the snow-filled slopes of Mashobra's undulating landscape. Since Mashobra is relatively an offbeat destination with not many tourists crowding the place, it can be the perfect go-to destination for all the adventure activities.