Sports and Adventure

Usha Biswal Rout

16, Sep 2014 @ 11:38 PM
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Adventures in Shimla : Shimla has the only natural ice-skating rink in India. An Ice-skating Carnival is arranged every year by the Ice-skating Club during January. During this festival, members display their skill on ice and participate in a fancy dress competition. The summer festival in Shimla offers the best entertainment of the year. Artists are invited from all parts of Himachal Pradesh and from other parts of the country to entertain visitors with song, dance and music both Indian and Western.

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Besides the summer festival, regular cultural programs are organized in Shimla during the tourist season. Kufri is a popular ski resort and is at a distance of 16-kms rom Shimla. With thick woods around, Kufri offers a panoramic view of 2,000 miles of the great Himalayan ranges. Naldhera is another adventure area that is situated at a distance of 23-kms from the hill station. Naldhera is blessed with a thick cedar forest, attractive picnic spot and a 16-hole golf course.

Fagu is another spot from where one can check out very fine views and has a lot of snow in winters for the delight of snow lovers and skiers. Chabba is located on the road to Tattapani and is 53-kms away from Shimla. There is the one of the oldest hydroelectric power project, which is nowadays famous for river rafting. Situated 64-kms north of Shimla is Narkanda, at an altitude of 2,700m, a ski resort and also a popular spot for viewing the Himalayas particularly from the 3,300m high Hatu Peak.

Shimla to Kullu over the Jalori Pass (3300m) and Bashleo Pass (3250m)and Sarahan to Sangla are some popular treks. Skiing slopes are at Narkanda (65 km. from Shimla) and Kufri (16 km from Shimla). (from Jan - mid March) Naldehra offers a well groomed nine hole golf course. At Rohru (100 km. from Shimla) & at Seema (9 km. from Rohru).

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