Naldehra – A Divine Destination for Nature and Golf Lovers
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Located at a short distance of 22 kilometres from Shimla, Naldehra is a quiet and peaceful hill station which is equally famous for its natural beauty as it is for its world-famous Golf course. Free from heavy tourist traffic and rush, Naldehra deriving its name from the famous Nag temple, is quiet unlike the overcrowded tourist spots like Shimla, and as such offers a lot of calm and peaceful solitude to visitors.
The scenic hill station home to the oldest golf course in the country is a dream- come-true destination for nature lovers, pilgrims and adventure lovers.
The golf course with 18-hole course with 16 greens and 18 tees is located at an altitude of 2,200 meter and was built under the supervision of Lord Curzon. The Golf course flanked by large deodar trees apart from enthralling sports lover also serves as a perfect picnic spot for nature lovers.
Tourist attractions in Naldehra is mostly limited to visiting the many temples that dots this place in addition to taking a walk in the rolling green or enjoying nature wondering amidst lush pine trees. Mahunag temple dedicated to snake is one of the more famous temples here and must be included in your ‘to do’ list in Naldehra.
Naldehra Travel Guide
Apart from its famous golf course and Nag temple, Naldehra is also known for its two very famous annual festivals. The Joton Ka Mela and The Sipi Fair are the two most important annual events that are celebrated with much fanfare in Naldehra.
The Sipi Fair dedicated to Sip Devta is held every year in the month of May. An important aspect of this festival is that locals consider it as an auspicious occasion to get married. So if you are lucky enough to visit this wonderful hill station in the month of May, you can witness a large number of colourful weddings that are usually held around this time.
The Joton ka Mela is basically a bull fair where handsome and strong bulls are brought from far and wide by their proud owners. This festival serves as an important meeting point for bull traders. You should also make it a point to visit the hot sulphur springs at Tattapani which is believed to cure many ailments.
While in Naldehra, you can also shop for a variety of locally produced food items and clothing items like hand woven shawls and caps. These items are good gifting materials and you can get it here at reasonable cost for your friends and acquaintances.