Shimla, nicknamed the “Queen of Hill Stations”, is known for its lush green forests and picturesque views of snow-clad mountains and hills. With a rich British legacy and numerous colonial structures, the charm of Shimla attracts thousands of tourists every year. Be it a long vacation or a short weekend getaway, there are many unexplored places near Shimla that will make a visit worth your while.



A quaint little retreat situated at an altitude of 2,246 m in the lap of the Himalayan range, Mashobra is popularly known as “Quieter Shimla”. The town is famous for its captivating beauty, dotted with blossoming fruit orchards, verdant oak and pine forests, rippling streams and snowy mountains. Serving as a solace of tranquillity, this beautiful town near Shimla is perfect for travellers seeking a soothing vacation in the arms of nature. Mashobra is the ideal destination for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, spiritual globetrotters and leisure tourists alike.

Distance from Shimla: 12 km


Known for its alluring apple orchards, snow-covered mountains and breezy atmosphere, Fagu is a serene settlement in Shimla. It is believed that the town derives its name from “fog”, as it remains enveloped in fog and snow for almost nine months of a year. The town is perched at an elevation of 2,450 m above sea level and bestows its visitors with scenic views of the surroundings. It is situated on the Hindustan-Tibet Road and is the highest point in and around Shimla. An untouched secret in the Himalayas, Fagu is a haven for honeymooners and adventure seekers.

Distance from Shimla: 20 km


Surrounded by misty clouds, boasting green rolling hills with cedar, pine and deodar forests, Naldehra is one of the most entrancing and hidden places in Shimla. This charming little hill station graces its visitors with a pleasing backdrop - the lofty mountains and the roaring River Sutlej. The town derives its name from the words “Nag” and “Dehra”, which translate to “The Abode of the King of Snakes”. A paradise for photographers, Naldehra offers stunning views of awe-inspiring landscapes and green surroundings.

Distance from Shimla: 25 km


Cradled by the snowy sierras of the Himalayas, Theog rests at an altitude of 2,310 m. It is among the most serene hidden places in Shimla, and an ideal destination for those pining to get away from the city. Along with mesmerising views of the lush green valleys and hills, Theog offers several camping sites as well, making it a revered destination for campers and adventurers. The town experiences welcoming weather all year round, making Theog an inviting destination to visit.

Distance from Shimla: 30 km

On your next trip to Shimla, revel in a peaceful sojourn at the luxurious Larisa Hotel, Shimla. Our hotel presents a warm blend of tranquillity and calmness alongside enthralling views of the beautiful mountains and surrounding valleys. The cosy rooms and suites, fine-dining restaurants and bars, and wellness facilities make us one of the best hotels in Shimla. Centrally located near Mall Road in Shimla, Larisa Hotel is also placed at a comfortable distance from many tourist attractions and travel hubs in town.



Larisa Shimla, NH-5, Kachi Ghatti,
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171010

Reach Us: 080 4876 6766
Email ID: