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Shogi in Himachal Pradesh, India – Beautiful hill station

Latitude: 31.0500
Longitude: 77.1167
Altitude (meters): 1597
Location: 73 kms from Kalka, 105 kms from Chandigarh and 135 kms from Ambala.
Best Time to visit: April To June & Sep To October. Avoid July and August because of the monsoon (rainy season).

Shogi is located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Shogi is a good place for a family trip, especially if you believe in going to places that are not so crowded, and where there is more nature and less commercialization. A lot of the tourist camps over there offer tents or cottages (the tents are Swiss type tents with bathrooms having running hot and cold water) having some incredible views of the majestic Himalayas. The Tara Devi Temple is nearby, located on a hilltop. You get untouched countryside with some incredible views of the mountains. In addition, you get the chance to do numerous village treks, and wander among pine, oak and rhododendron forests, in the lap of nature.
The invigorating weather of the town and is proximity to Delhi make it a popular weekend gateway for the people of Delhi and North regions. Dotted with numerous temples, Shoghi is renowned for its fruit products, with the brand name Minchy’s Fruit Products and for locally made pickles, juices, syrups and jellies.

Location on Google Maps:

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Things to do:
Many of the Adventure sports offered by the different resorts located in Shogi are: Para-gliding, River rafting, Snow boarding, Snow skiing, Snow scooter, Rock climbing, Rapelling, River crossing.
If you are an avid bird-watcher, then you can see many beautiful birds such as the White Eared Bulbul, Black Drongo, Spot Winged Tit, Blue Magpie, Kalij Pheasant, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Brown Fronted Woodpecker, Black Headed Jay and Trumpeter Finch. The resorts will be able find the proper trails inside the forest (refer to this link for more information for bird-watching)

Places nearby to see:
Solang Valley

Places to stay (not many):
Park Woods (link)
Toshali Royal View
Sunrise Villa (link)

How to get there:

By road: 6.5 hours from Delhi via Sonepat, Karnal, Panchkula, Kalka, Solan, and Kandaghat.

By rail: Morning and overnight trains to Kalka which is 73 kms from Shoghi. Thereafter Shoghi is 2 hours by road. Cabs are easily available at Kalka Railway Station.

By Air: Go to Shimla or Chandigarh, and then you need to go by road.

Link to external article:
1. Beautiful sunset photo (link)
2. Photos of Shogi on oktatabyebye.com (link)
3. Trip to Shogi at Ghumakkar.com (link)
4. Enjoying Park Woods at Shogi (link)
5. Camping and trekking at Shogi (link)
6. Visit to stream with photo (link)
7. Brief description with photo of sunset (link)

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