Go here for: Hills, Weekend Break
Fagu, at an altitude of 2750 meters and 22 km from Shimla is an offbeat destination. Loved by both families and honeymooners, Fagu is a place devoid of the hustle and bustle of the chatotic cities.
It is an amazing destination to head for its silent, serene and splendour surroundings. The dense forests here offer the scope to explore places never trodden. The ambiance of this destination ensures surprises for the adventurous ones and for a traveller seeking peace and solitude.
Snow King Retreat and Galleu Hill Resorts are two good places to stay on your visit to this beautiful destination. The HPTDC’s Hotel Peach Blossom is also a decent place to stay. The best time to visit this place is during summers when the temperature hovers around 21 degrees celsius. The winters get a chilly, with temperatures dropping to as low as - 4 degrees celsius.
+ more about Fagu
Fagu is not at any tourist map as any major spot. But the place does hold some surprises for those who wish to tread the off beat track an want enjoy real hill untouched hill station, Fagu is only 22 Km away from Shimla.
Fagu is a vantage point with a panoramic view of ranges and valleys. It serves as a good base for exploring the nearby countryside which is flooded with orchards and forests.
About 10km away is the bustling market town of Theog, a longish village strung out on to the hillside like a necklace. Nearby are the temples of the local god, Banthia devta, which shows some brilliant exercises in woodcarving. Those who enjoy camping can stop at Katir (13km from Fagu) which has a camping site. You can also visit Chail and Kufri. Chail has heighest cricket ground in the world.
HPTDC’s Hotel Peach Blossom(See above pic) is decent hotel in Fagu. It has enormous rooms with old fireplaces – excellent for lazy days in winter. You can also find few decent hotel in Fagu.