JALORI JOT (PASS) Till now you read that after visiting Jwalajai, Rewalsar, Parashar, Manikaran, we stayed at Pandoh. Everyone was…Read More
For a rejuvenating holiday in the lap of nature… for numerous walks that revitalise your mind, body and spirit… come to the village of Shoja. It lies a few kilometres from Jalori Pass that links Shimla and kullu districts and is situated in the Seraj Valley of Himachal Pradesh.
Shoja is surrounded by thickly wooded forests from which one gets a panoramic view of the snow covered Himalayan ranges in the distance. The drive to this hill resort is a pleasure in itself. There are various walking trails from Shoja such as to Waterfall Point and Raghupur Fort meadows. These would take you through forests of Oak and Pine or let you gaze upon the breathtaking view of the Tirthan Valley.
Shoja is accessible by road from Chandigarh, Kullu and Kiratpur Sahib with nearest airports at Chandigarh and Kullu and railway stations at Chandigarh and Kiratpur Sahib.
Best time to visit: April to October
Languages spoken: Hindi, Pahari
Climate: Pleasant summers and cold winters with snowfall
Nature’s Bounty: Jalori Pass, Tirthan valley, Serolser Lake, Raghupur Fort meadows, Waterfall Point
This time, while in India, visit to Himachal was more of necessity than tourism… leaving behind Iceland, Landing in Delhi full of heat and humidity was not a joke…. at the airport itself, we were almost fainted and without waiting for my friend to come to pick up, hired a taxi and went home…the heat and humidity was unbearable as the body had tuned to climate of Iceland…. so to go back to Iceland settings, Himachal trip was mandatoryRead More
“Finally, when we reached our destination it was pitch dark, cold and the only sound that we heard were the incessant bark of village dogs”Read More