Shoghi- The unexplored beauty
Posted on January 6, 2017 by Ghoomophiro
Located in the beautiful valleys of Himachal, right beside Shimla, Shogi is a wonderful hill station that remains unknown for the most part. Shimla takes away all the attention and rightly so, it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. But where Shogi fares better than Shimla is the fact that there happens to be an unnerving and enchanting calmness in Shogi which cannot be found in Shimla. The tourists come to Shimla in heavy numbers and it becomes crowded. It seems fine for the adventure seekers but for the rest, who likes the pure silence of nature, they must visit Shogi at least once. This place is one of the most beautiful places on earth and yet as calm as a place can get.
Tara Devi temple- Shoghi also happens to be known as the city of temples. The Tara Devi temple is quite famous among the visitors and also happens to be known as one very ancient Hindu pilgrimage. The old temple happens to be here since 250 years and is located on a high peak of the Tara hills. The view from the temple is amazing and the peaceful ambiance is one other reason for its popularity.
Kali Temple- Shoghi is full of so many different places, the natural sceneries, and the religious places, that it serves all kind of tourists. The devoted ones and the beauty seekers ones, everybody can enjoy the place. One other important tourist spot happens to be the Kali temple, which is located at about a height of 4000 feet above the sea level. The mysterious Hindu goddess temple is said to have been around for about 150 years and the legends state that this is even older than that.
Camping- One other very solid attraction around the place is camping. Actually, there is no specific place where people can set up their camps. It can be almost anywhere. There are hotels and resorts in the place that provides camping facilities to the tourists. The beautiful and mysterious aura of the night makes the place look much more beautiful and as the stars shine in the sky, it becomes magical when paired with the sound of silence.
Sightseeing- This one requires no mention whatsoever. Himachal is full of these rare beauties that are there to charm and slide a spear into your souls. The views of lush greenery and clear sky will make you forget who you are. You will know what they mean when they say- Becoming one with nature.
How to reach Shoghi
No regular flights are available from major cities of the country to Shogi. The nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport, 110 km away from Shoghi. Shoghi is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains. You can board a regular train to Kalka and then TOY train to Shoghi.
Instead of Shoghi, tourists can get a bus to Shimla on the regular basis. You can also reach Shimla by car through the beautiful Chandigarh-Shimla highway. A few hours car ride from Shimla will bring you to Shoghi.
Being located in the northern part of the country, the influence is quite clear. The cuisines, the shops the busy streets, everything seems to be touched by the flavor of North India. However, Himachal as a state has its very own set of culture and customs which is also quite visible in their houses and the people walking on the streets.
Summers is the perfect time to visit this place.
The place holds its individual charm. Still looking for more reasons to pack your bags and visit this place? You have found the one stop shop for the crazy adventurous trip that you have been looking forward to.