Sports and Adventure
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
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
Besides the summer festival, regular cultural
programmes are organised in Shimla during the tourist
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
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.
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).