The Unexplored hill or the hidden gem, that's how everyone who has visited this quaint hill station describes it. It's not even that far away, it's barely 12km from the hustling bustling hilltop called Shimla.
Mashobra is a mix of Himalayan peaks, lush Green forests, glittering streams, a golf course, a bird sanctuary and so much more. Till a couple of years back it was an unexplored hill station with a lot of hidden gems. As our millennials decided to explore Our Incredible India and the most popular hill stations started to overcrowd, cars started exploring a couple of km around these locations. The idea was to stay close to these areas for easy access to good food and places to visit. during these extensions, many beautiful hill stations were discovered and Mashobra is one of those finds.
In the beginning, there were barely a couple of homestays and a hotel available here but there is no dearth of hotels in and around Mashobra now.
The distance between Delhi & Mashobra is approx 354 km. The best way to get there is to drive as the roads from Chandigarh onwards are scenic with great weather otherwise you always have the option of flying to Shimla or reaching there by train and then taking a cab to Mashobra.
If this is a staycation then you can consider places like Mahasu house, for single travellers you have the option of a Zostel and then there are hotels like the Sarovar portico, Mahindra and many more - The famous Wildflower hall is just a few km away.
The most delicious thing about the hills is the food in young quaint cafes which are overlooking valleys and snow-covered peaks. A few that come to mind are The Hide Out cafe, The Wake Bake, Cafe Simla Times, Eighteen 71, Cafe under the tree. Be it a craving for "pahadi" Maggi - Morning breakfast to nice, warm tasty Indian food these guys have it on their menu.
To a lot of peoples surprise Mashobra is not a boring place. There are tons of things to do around. All the golf lovers should carry their clubs to explore the beautiful never-ending Naldhera golf course which is just a few km from where you will be staying in Mashobra. It is known for a few famous sightseeing locations anyway - For the birdwatcher's Delight - you have the bird forest sanctuary. For the view crazy traveller you have the Wildflower hall sitting atop the Mahasu peak, For the ones looking for a blessing - Mashobra houses the Mahasu Devta temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Jakhu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The adventure junkies can go rafting in the Tattapani river. For the offbeat experience, one can go and visit the Chadwick Waterfall nestled in the dense Glen forest and then The Oldest of them all built in the 1850 - The Presidential Retreat - one of the 2 built.
Next time you are packing your bags why not consider Mashobra - with so much to do you may even considering stretching your weekend.