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Things to do in Mashobra – Unknown Gem in Himachal

By Subramanya - August 4, 2020
Mashobra

Mashobra is a scenic and beautiful town in Himachal Pradesh. The town is one of the popular places for a getaway in Himachal Pradesh. There is no dearth of things to do in Mashobra. People often view this destination as a fairyland full of adventure and life. The ambience of the city has a bygone charm of pre-independence India. With old buildings giving a glimpse and vibe of the colonial lifestyle.

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The town has a stretch of green grasslands on the outskirts. This land is full of mist and snow during winters and makes an ideal location for first-timers to enjoy the snowing. The snow-filled land is also a hub for adventure sports like skiing, skating etc. Read on to know more about the things to do in Mashobra and essentials you should know before visiting this paradise.

Things to do in Mashobora –

Skiing

Skiing is one of the best things to do in Mashobra. There are multiple locations in Mashobra to try skiing. Since the place is relatively unknown, you don’t have to worry about the crowd. Generally, snowing starts in the month of October and continues to snowing till Jan end and Feb beginning. but the best time to experience skiing is during December as the winter is at the peak. If you are worried about skiing, it’s still a beautiful place to enjoy the snow and have snowball fights with your loved ones.

Skiing in Mashobra
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Camping

If you enjoy staying close to nature rather than the luxury of hotels, then Mashobra is an ideal destination for you. The town has a bunch camping spots in the woods that safe and also a perfect site to enjoy the sunrise. Campfire, Dancing around the fire with patterns in crime and cooking food in the woods creates memories to cherish throughout the lifetime.

Mashobra Camping Sites
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The tents can be rented from the local markets. Camping can be done throughout the year depending on the nature of the weather you prefer. There are few basics rules at each camping site to people to need to adhere.

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Rappelling

it is one of the daring and best things to do in Mashobra for adrenaline junkies. Rappelling requires some amount of fitness as you will using your shoulder and upper body strength to move down the rocks. Even though safety measures are taken this is not an activity for everyone.

The rocks are slippery due to the water stream, hence rent the necessary gears before you try to this exhilarating adventure. The best time to try this activity is during summers as the rocks are less slippery and relatively safe.

Paragliding

Mashobra is one of the best places to try paragliding in India. For people having paragliding in their bucket list, this is a good place to tick the box. As you hover the white mountains during the winters, it puts in your mind dilemma as it gives a feel of Switzerland.

Paragliding in Mashobra
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Mashobra Forest Sanctuary:

Situated at about 4km from Mashobra, is the Reserve Forest Sanctuary and is a must-visit spot for all nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Home to a diverse set of flora and fauna, the sanctuary is blanketed with plantations of oak, pine, cedar and other grasses, shrubs and wildflowers. Spotting a barking deer or a Himalayan eagle, at its natural habitat among lush greens gives the feeling of being one with nature at its purest form. Be it trekking, camping or going on a safari, remember to carry a camera to seal the memory of the place forever.

The Tibetan Handicraft Center:

With splashes of colour and pomp, the Tibetan Handicraft market has the power to cheer those who visit it. Located at the Rivoli road, this market place makes shopping for souvenirs interesting and a lot more fun. Unique pieces of handcrafted jewellery, fabricated by local artisans and colourful woollens are the attractions of the place. Give yourself a minute to take in the air of the culture and high spirited vibe.

Carignane:

Located at about 3.3 kilometres from Mashobra, at an altitude of 7,700 feet above sea level, Craignano is a sought after tourist spot with an intriguing history. The place is known for its beautiful villa with Italian Architecture, constructed and named by Chevalier Federico Peliti. Surrounded by small streams of fresh water and gardens of hyacinths and daffodils, the place takes one’s breath away. This place is home to the highest water lift in the world, at a height of 7,657 feet, supplying water to Shimla and nearby regions. Rappelling, rock climbing and fishing are available for adventure sports enthusiasts.

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Jakhu Temple:

Not just devotees and Hindu pilgrims, but people of all ages and beliefs visit the famous Jakhu Temple located at about 9.3 kilometres from Mashobra. With the largest statue of Lord Hanuman, a central character of the Ramayana, the Jakhu temple has people from all parts of the world pouring in. Being at a high altitude, the temple serves as a vantage point for tourists to take a look at the magnificent Shivalik Mountains and Sanjauli town. The temple is said to bear a huge footprint. Folklore says it is the footprint of Lord Hanuman. The 2-kilometre trek to the temple makes the visit exciting.

Adventure Sports:

Quad Biking at River Tattapani remains a preferred attraction among adventure sports buffs. Renting a quad bike and exploring the region with your loved ones makes up for an enriching and life-affirming experience, with eternal memories. Another option for you and your squad would be to indulge in an exhilarating experience of river rafting in River Satluj. The natural cascades and purity of the water is an amazing way to blow off steam. Tourists can also rent rafts, with instructors to guide them, and enjoy rafting for an entire day. The wavy landscape, wildlands, scenic views and sparkling streams enable visitors to indulge in a variety of adventure sports such as rappelling, camping, rafting, biking among others.

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