Shoghi is a suburb of Shimla and an ideal tourist destination situated 13 kms before Shimla. Away from the maddening rush of Shimla, this small town has grown as a popular tourist destination. The town is encircled by rhododendron and oak forest and offers attractive panoramic views of forests, hills and valley.
Shoghi is a hill station that experiences pleasant weather throughout the year. However, if you are looking forward to explore this place, March to June and September to November are the ideal months to enjoy its captivating beauty. Winter season is quite cold. So if you are planning to visit during winters do carry woolens. During summers light woolen will suffice.
How to Reach
The nearest domestic airport is situated in Chandigarh.
State run buses are easily available from Delhi and other neighboring cities to hill station. One can also commute from other cities of Himachal Pradesh via regular intra-city bus services.
The nearest railway stations are Kalka and Chandigarh. Cabs and taxi service is easily available from both the railway stations till Shoghi.
Commuting Within Shoghi
Being near to Shimla, one can easily hire cabs or taxis for commuting in and around the town. A train ride to Shimla can also be undertaken.
Tara Devi Temple: This is the main attraction and an important sightseeing destination near Shimla. It is 2 kms from the main town towards Shimla.
The Ridge: The Mall or popularly called ‘The Ridge’ is the main shopping centre of Shimla. It is the best market for the handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh. Woolen and pashmina shawls, decorative items, handmade shoes, dolls, woolen caps, carved wooden sticks, toys and other items made from wood are on sale in the Lakkar Bazar. Tibetan jewelry and trinkets are found in the small Tibetan shops near the Ridge. The entire place becomes breathtakingly romantic in the evening offering wonderful views of the lit-up city below.
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