Mashobra

About Mashobra

By Kullu Manali Trips

Mashobra is a popular tourist destination located at an altitude of about 2,146 meters (7,041 ft) above sea level in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is only 10 km away from Shimla. This place takes you close to nature to provide you the purest, serene and mesmerizing experience of your lifetime. Mashobra is also known for Residence one of two presidential retreats in India. The second retreat is 'Rashtrapati Nilayam' in Secunderabad Telangana. The President visits here at least once every year, and during this time his main office moves to a wooden retreat built-in 1850 located in Chharabra, around Mashobra. In May 1948, Lord Mountbatten and his wife Lady Edwina spent a few weeks at this retreat, before returning to London at the end of their mission as Viceroy and contemporaneous Governor-General of India.
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had paid them a visit, which is also documented in Lady Mountbatten's biography. According to the biographies of Lord Mountbatten and Lady Edwina, this place was founded by Lord Dalhousie in the 18th century.
As a beautiful city in the Himalayan hills, this place is well known among the visitors for its mesmerizing views and cool climate.
The 'Reserve Forest Sanctuary' Mashobra is one of the best places to visit in Shimla. A very large reservoir in the 'Reserve Forest Sanctuary' which mainly serves as the source of water for Shimla. Apart from being a significant contributor to Shimla's abundant water supply, this watershed is Asia's largest watershed as well as contributes to the swampy topography of the sanctuary, which, with its lush coniferous cover and pleasant weather here throughout the year, contributes to the many developments in all around the region. Attracts birds. Various species of birds can be seen hovering around this watershed in the century. Here one can see different species of birds like Himalayan Eagle, Partridge, Pahari Sparrow flock, and Chakor. Apart from this, it provides an opportunity to see rare flora and fauna.
A specialty of this place is its fruits and it serves as one of the main suppliers of fruits and vegetables to Shimla city. The place is famous for its apple orchards, sparkling streams, deodar and oak forests, colonial architecture, sacred temples, and utterly secluded sites. Naldehra, Wild Flower Hall, and Carignano are the other major attractions of this place which attracts several thousand tourists every day.
Apart from these, the place is known for being located in the vicinity of Shimla and several tourist attractions. There is also a temple dedicated to Mahasu Devta, the local name of Lord Shiva, which attracts many pilgrims every year. Mahasu Mela is a popular festival of this place. Known as 'Mahasu-Jatara', this festival is celebrated in honor of the main spiritual deity (God) of the village, Lord Mahasu. It is a two-day festival that is celebrated every year on the third Tuesday of the month of May in front of the Durga Devi temple.
Mashobra's proximity to Shimla's other nearest sightseeing points makes it a perfect choice for those looking for a quiet little hill station. this hill station is also a favorite weekend spot for adventure seekers as it provides a great platform for adventure sports like camping, trekking, mountain climbing, rappelling, fishing, etc. If you are looking for a similar place to visit in Himachal Pradesh, then plan a trip to Mashobra soon and feel its exciting activities and unique beauty of nature.

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