• Overview
  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Reviews
  • Booking
  • FAQ

If you’ve been feeling wound up and want to go out in nature but don’t have the time to go on a long multi-day trek, then you can choose one of the easy treks and walks that abound in and around Shimla town.

Going on long trekking expeditions is great fun but you can’t do it very often because of the amount of time required. Sometimes all you need is a little excursion to refresh the mind and charge up for the coming week. There are many great places in and around Shimla to do such short and easy treks that everyone can enjoy. Some of these will take a few hours while some are only a few minutes long but add a picnic or some time to sit and contemplate and you’ve got a cool revitalizing trek.

Going on long trekking expeditions is great fun but you can’t do it very often because of the amount of time required. Sometimes all you need is a little excursion to refresh the mind and charge up for the coming week. There are many great places in and around Shimla to do such short and easy treks that everyone can enjoy. Some of these will take a few hours while some are only a few minutes long but add a picnic or some time to sit and contemplate and you’ve got a cool revitalizing trek.

Hiking around Oberoi’s Cecil

Walk to Tara Devi

Of course the best one day trek in Shimla, that comes the closest to real trekking experience, is the Tara Devi trek. Tara Devi is a pretty hill on the outskirts of Shimla and an ideal place to go for a small hike.  We can take a train or drive from the hotel to the temple then we will walk about 2 km downhill along the meandering forest path. This hill is situated in the front of Shimla city. On the top of hill there is a temple of Tara Devi meaning Goddess of Stars. This is a good nature walk around Shimla starting from the top of the hill this walk gives you fine views of the city front face and in the backdrop of city you get the gorgeous views of the snow covered peaks of Himalayas towering around 4000 to 6000 meter. While walking down from the temple you walk on the jungle path surrounded by Oaks, Rhododendron & Pine trees.

Walk to Kamna Devi Temple

Kamna Devi temple is situated on the top of Prospect Hill, one of the seven hills in Shimla which is dedicated to the goddess Kamna Devi. To reach atop the hill you have to take up a 20-minute walk from Boileauganj. The hill is at an altitude of 2,155m and offers some spectacular views of Shimla city.

To make it even more interesting you can start your walk from The Mall in Shimla and walk to the state museum, a sharp climb from Cecil Oberoi’s takes you to the Shimla state Museum which has rich display of Himachal’s art and culture. Then downhill proceed to the peter Hoff Hotel and the Vice regal Lodge which now houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Down head from here to Boileauganj then ascend to Kamna Devi Temple.

Trek to Chadwick Falls

If you want to get away from civilization and into the green forests, you should try the Chadwick Falls trek.

From the main gates of IIAS you head on the road that leads on to the right towards the HP University Campus. This road goes all around the hill to Summer Hill but you need to take the bifurcation at Sangti. This road is unpaved but broad. Follow this winding road till you reach a signboard for Chadwick Falls.

From there a narrow trail leads into the forest. As you start walking on this trail you’ll be able to hear the sound of the waterfall and leave behind the noise of the road. Chadwick Falls is a good place to have a picnic but the amount of plastic garbage that has been brought over with the water might depress you a little. You can find a good spot to sit and enjoy in the forest. Like the rain shelter’s roof.

Trail to Jakhoo Temple

Jakhoo is the highest hill in Shimla and also the original temple that existed before the town of Shimla was thought up by heat stricken Englishmen. At 2455m, Jakhoo Hill towers over Shimla. Filled with history and architectural charm, there are several houses along its steep.1.5km climb that starts from the Ridge and a temple dedicated to Lord Hanumans crowns the forested hill. Enjoy the most spectacular sunrises and sunset sights from this spot, especially during the monsoons. Don’t rush just to make the time as the climb is pretty steep.

Be careful of the Monkeyes of Jakhoo as they have a habit of snatching.

Keep all mobiles, cameras, glasses etc. in a bag. You can also get wooden sticks on rent that can be used as a climbing aid and to keep the monkeys away.

                           The Forests of Glen Half Day

A charming walk deep into the Glen Valley that lies hidden amidst the lush-green northern slopes of the ridge that The Cecil is perched on. A short walk (or drive) down the road to Annandale brings one to the bifurcation on a spur that descends through dense Rhododendron and Pine forests to a beautiful mountain stream that gurgles through the richly forested gorges and ravines of Glen. Along the stream are some enchanting picnic spots that invite one to spend a few hours spotting the beautiful Himalayan bird-life that this valley abounds in and enjoy a hearty hamper in the woods. Walk back to the spur to continue the climb back to Cecil or pick the option of a drive back to the hotel.

Tour Duration: 3 hrs. Walking Time: 2 hrs

                                             

  Himalayan Forests & Streams Full Day

A memorable day trek that traverses through lush Himalayan forests and valleys. The trail crosses two chattering mountain streams, one with a waterfall and offers a glimpse of a few traditional Himachali villages. In all, a delightful and comprehensive introduction to the Himalayas, packaged into a six-hour experience.
The trek starts at Potters Hill, a twenty-minute drive from The Cecil. From here, we descend through resplendent Oak and Rhododendron groves to Chadwick Falls, a waterfall trundling over a cliff in the Summer Hill gorge. A level walk from the falls and a stride across a ridge at the village of Sanog starts the sharp descent to the tiny hamlet of Chamoh, an ancient village situated amidst picturesque terraced fields at the beginning of the Glen valley. Here we meet the Glen rivulet and trace it upstream through some enchanting forests and breathtakingly beautiful glades, the silence only being punctuated by the constant chattering of the stream or the calls of the plethora of bird-life found here. The enchanting beauty of Glen entices one to halt and savour a well-deserved picnic hamper accompanied by some delightful bird watching. After lunch and some rest starts the ascent back to the Hotel. A short up hill climb from this “little valley of paradise” connects to the Annandale road ascending to The Cecil where one can either be picked-up by vehicle or continue the thirty-minute climb to the hotel.

Tour Duration: 6 hrs. Walking Time: 4 hrs.

Tour Duration: 6 hrs. Walking Time: 4 hrs.

No details found.

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Nature Walk”

  • Start
    End
    Group (Min-Max)
    Pricing
     
  • Start
    End
    1Pax - No size limit
     

    ( 1 Pax - No size limit. ) 3,000.00 /

    - +

No Details Found

Close Menu
× Contact Us