PLACES OF INTEREST IN SHIMLA
Situated 45 km. from Shimla at an altitude of 2,250 meters. This was the “Summer Capital” of the erstwhile Patiala state. The small town is located amid thick woods and has fine walks. It has the highest cricket ground in the world. The dense fords around are alive with many species of birds and animals but it is best known for its ‘Scottish red Deer’ which were introduced by the Maharaja.
MASHOBRA: 13 Km. Altitude 2,149 meters. This is a popular picnic spot which offers ideal walks amidst forest of oak and pine. The area adjoining to Mashobra is famous for apple orchards. Nearby is the site of annual ‘Sipi fair’ (held in June). In May and June the heat and dusty roads of Shimla are always is superb, Mashobra houses are in great request, and innumerable are the picnics which ae held in the maidenhair clad forest glades.” Buck wrote this in 1994 and the same is true even today.
NALDERA: 22 km. at an altitude of 3,044 meters offers one of the oldest and most sporting golf courses in India, sets in the midst of thick forests. The country around Naldehra is known for its ‘nine hole golf course’ Naldehra Golf course was laid by Lord Curzon in 1903.