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Mashobra is distinguished for being one of the two Presidential retreats in India. The other one being the Rashtrapati Nilayam in Secunderabad.

Indian president visits Mashobra every year at least once. During this visit, the core office of the president shifts to the Chharabra retreat in Mashobra. The building, which houses the retreat, has a wooden structure that was constructed in 1850.

The retreat has housed many famous people from the past. Lord Mountbatten and his wife Lady Edwina spent time in this retreat at the end of his mission as viceroy in May 1948. Jawaharlal Nehru who was the president of Inia at that time paid them a visit. Lady Mountbatten has documented it all in her biography.

From apple orchards, oak jungles, and devout temples to colonial architecture and glistening streams, Mashobra is a great tourist destination.

Part of the Shimla district, this Himalayan village is among the most scenic and tranquil retreats in Himachal for those who love spending some time in seclusion to regain their peace. Besides the charming attractions marking its landscape, the hill station also serves a great opportunity for explorers and adventures with plenty of sports activities like trekking, camping, fishing, climbing, rappelling, etc. some of the outstanding attractions of Mashobra include:

  1. • MahasuDevta Temple
  2. • Chadwick Falls
  3. • Jakhu Temple
  4. • Lakkar Bazaar
  5. • Tattapani River
  6. • The Presidential Retreat
  7. • Craignano
  8. • Wild Flower Hall
  9. • Reserve Forest Sanctuary

Best season to visit September-July. In Oct-November weather is cool and enjoyable. The weather is generally cool at day and night. Enjoy the snowfall during winter season that starts from December and may extend till March.

Best Buys Wooden Articles, Toys, Kullu and Kinnauri Shawls, Caps, Tibetan Carpets and other handicraft articles.

Temperature Between sub zero in winters and 30 C in summer. Through out the year.

Climate Being a hilly region, here Climate is generally unpredictable. Generally Summer Starts from March-April onwards and extend till Oct-November. It is very very cold in Winter. The temperature in winter falls below O degree centigrade.

Best Activities Trekking, Skiing, Golfing, Fishing

Best season to visit September-July

Clothing Light Woollens/Heavy Woollens

Location In the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Altitude 2,130 m above sea level

Population 5 Lacs Approx

STD Code 0177

Languages Hindi, Himachali, Garhwali, English


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