Narkanda

Narkanda Shimla | Tourist Place Himachal Pradesh

Narkanda is situated on Hindustan Tibet road at an altitude of 2708 m. Narkanda is situated on Shivalik ranges of Himalayas. Narkanda offers a spectacular view of snow ranges of Himalaya. This is an ideal place for the visitors who want seclusion in mountains.

narkanda is situated between the valleys of Satluj and Giri rivers. Narkanda presents an unique view of the snow line, apple orchards and dense Deodar and pine forests. Narkanda is also called the gateway to apple belt of Himachal Pradesh.

Narkanda is famous for Skiing, angling & other Winter sports. During winter the slopes get covered with snow and come alive with skiers.

The famous Hatu peak is only 5km and the Kotgarh area which is famous for apple production is 16 kms away from Narkanda. Accommodations:There are a number of hotels in Narkanda offering good accommodations.

Weather and Climate

Weather in Narkanda usually remain cold and soothing. Summer temperature varies from 15 to 28°C while in winter it fall down to 4°C and Maximum upto 17°C.

Places And Activities

HATU PEAK (3300m) :Hatu peak is 8 km from Narkanda. The road is surrounded by pine and spruce trees. Ancient Hatu Mata temple is located on the hill top. The peak offers spectacular view of the snow clad Himalayan ranges, and in depths are the dense forests, green fields and apple orchards.

KACHERI (1810m) :This place is located 0.5 km from Oddi, and 7 km from Narkanda on NH - 22 and famous for ancient Mahamaya Temple.

KOTGARH (1830m) :17 km from Narkanda is the Himachal's Horticultural heartland, Kotgarh and Thanedhar, renown for apple orchards. The famous Stokes Farm is located at Thanedhar.

How to reach?


narkanda is 65 kms away from Shimla, it is connected by Bus/Taxi services. Nearest Railway Station (65 km) and Airport (88 km) are at Shimla.


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