Narkanda is situated in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh at an astounding altitude of 2,708mts above sea level. Narkanda is located on NH22 at a distance of 439kms from Delhi, 170kms from Chandigarh and 62kms from Shimla. Buses and taxis are easily available from Shimla to Narkanda. Narkanda is situated between the Valley of Sutlej River and Beas River.
Narkanda Prime Attractions
Kacheri is situated 7kms from Narkanda at an elevation of 1810mts above sea level. Kacheri is located on NH22 and it is renowned for the ancient Mahamaya Temple. Mahamaya Temple holds great religious importance amongst the people of Kacheri and Narkanda.
Thander is also written as Thanedar. Thander is situated 16kms from Narkanda at an altitude of 2,400mts above sea level. Thander is a small village but a prominent destination as it is the located amidst magnificent apple orchards. Tanijabbar Lake and Hattu Peak are scenic and adventurous spot. St Mary’s Church which was built in 1872 and a stone temple named Parsmjyotir built in the Pahari style are the prime specialties of Thander.
How to reach Narkanda
By Air: The nearest airport to Narkanda is Jubbarhatti Airport situated 81kms away. Taxis are easily available from Jubbarhatti Airport to Narkanda.
By Rail: The nearest broad gauge railway station is located at Chandigarh situated 168kms away from Narkanda. The nearest narrow gauge railhead is situated 62kms from Narkanda at Shimla. Taxis and Buses are easily available to Narkanda from these destinations.
By Road: Narkanda is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Himachal Pradesh. Narkanda is situated on NH22 at a distance of 439kms from Delhi, 170kms from Chandigarh and 62kms from Shimla. Buses and taxis are easily available from Shimla to Narkanda.
When to visit Narkanda
Narkanda can be visited anytime of the year but it depends on your requirements. If you are an adventurer and love to do skiing then you are welcomed to this natural hamlet during the months of January and February. Narkanda is covered with the sheets of snow during winter months making it ideal for skiing. If you want to enjoy then appetizing beauteousness of nature’s vivid colors then visit Narkanda during monsoons and autumn. The climate of Narkanda is salubrious in the summer months making it an ideal spot for holidaying.
Accommodations in Narkanda
Accommodation facilities in Narkanda are somewhat limited. Hotel Hatu and Tethys Narkanda Resort are three star properties offering luxury and comfort at its best. Bushahr Regency, Narkanda Camp Resort, P.W.D Rest House, Cottages, Banjara Retreat, Hotel Snow View, Hotel Mahamaya Palace, Khazein Hotel and Himalayan Inn are other handful hotels located in Narkanda.