Located between the valleys of rivers Sutlej and Giri in Himachal Pradesh, Narkanda, at 8100 ft, connects to Thanedar the main apple belt of Himachal and is popularly known as the ‘Gateway to Apple Country’. Famous for its skiing, angling and other winter sport facilities, its scenic views of snow clad mountains make it a popular tourist destination. About 65 km from Shimla, surrounded by the Sivalik range, the town started its skiing facility in 1981 and the HPTDC conducts courses regularly.
Once a small hill station along the old India-Tibet road, Narkanda became an important post on the road when Lord Dalhousie ordered the construction of the road in order to create trade ties with Tibet. With the cultivation of apples, Narkanda deleveloped further from 1916.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN NARKANDA
There are several private- and government-run hotels and resorts available in Narkanda that offer clean and comfortable accommodation.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN NARKANDA
While tourists prefer to eat indoors due to the cold weather conditions, make sure you try a local dhaba in Narkanda at least once.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Narkanda is as given below. The best time to visit Narkanda is also specified.