Shojha,Photographer: Motographer/Creative Commons
Himachal Pradesh is Indias go-to destination for all things summer. It is full of amazing hill stations that provide respite from the scorching summer heat. While some hill stations like Shimla and Manali have become popular, often crowded tourist spots, there are others that are still unexplored and away from the wrath of commercialization. One such gem is Shoja. Shoja is a quaint village in Himachal Pradesh which is ideal for those who do not want o do much other than relaxing and enjoying the salubrious climate of the region. There is not much to do in Shoja other than just be amidst nature and enjoy the ambiance. The nearby Tirthan Valley is worth checking out if you want to do some sight-seeing. But a trip to Shoja is simply about rejuvenating and reviving yourself. So, here are all the details on how to reach Shoja by road, train and flight.
How to reach Shoja by road
Shoja is located near the Tirthan valley which falls on the Chandigarh-Manali highway also called NH-21. You can hire a private vehicle from Chandigarh or drive your own private vehicle. Shoja is located at a distance of 272 km from Chandigarh and takes around 7 hours and 15 minutes to reach by road. You can follow NH21 from Chandigarh till Aut and then head to Gushaini via Larji and Banjar. Here is the road route:
How to reach Shoja by train
The nearest railhead from Shoja is Chandigarh again. You can follow the route above to reach Shoja from Chandigarh.
How to reach Shoja by flight
The Bhuntar airport, which is the gateway for pretty much all major Himahcal destinations, is the nearest airport from Shoja. You can hire a private vehicle from Bhuntar to reach Shoja. Its a 2-hour drive from the airport. Here is the route:
So, when do you plan to visit this hidden gem in Himachal Pradesh?