About Mashobra

At an altitude of 2500 m above sea level lies the town of Mashobra which is connected by the Hindustan Tibet Road to Shimla. If you are looking for a safe and secluded stay then this Himalayan hamlet will be the perfect location for you. The town is popular for having one of the two Presidential retreats in India. The president visits the town once a year and resides at his wooden housing at Chharabra, just beside Mashobra.

In the 18th century, the city of Mashobra was made by Dalhousie. If you read the biographies of Lady Edwinas and Lady Mountbatten, you will get to know this in detail. Jawaharlal Nehru used to visit the then Governor-General of India, the Viceroy and Lord Mountbatten in the town of Mashobra.

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It is sometimes known as 'Quiet Shimla' as the place is still an undiscovered paradise and thrill-seekers will love it, especially due to its glittering streams, stunning vistas and green forests. The town is also sometimes called as a birdwatchers’ delight as it houses the renowned Reserve Forest Sanctuary. Visit the Tibetan Handicraft Market and get lost in its charm of beautiful souvenirs, affordable but durable wooden clothing and crafted Tibetan jewellery.

This town is filled with traditions and culture. Every year the town hosts a festival called ‘Mahasu Jatara’ where various ceremonies such as archery competitions, folk music, dance and animal sacrifices take place. Tourists also come all over India to Mashobra for the Shali Tibba’ or ‘Chharabra Village’ trekking experience. If you are not up for trekking long distances, you can get on a motorbike and drive straight through the mountain roads.

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Places To Visit in Mashobra

Chadwick Falls | Jakhu Temple | Lakkar Bazaar | Tattapani River | The Presidential Retreat | Craignano | Mahasu Devta Temple | Wild Flower Hall | Reserve Forest Sanctuary