Located at an altitude above 5,700 feet, Shoghi is a small hamlet located at a distance of 13 kilometers on the Ambala-Shimla national highway. The hill station is surrounded by oak and rhododendron trees. The verdant green valley’s around Shoghi offer much needed seclusion and tranquility to the tourists. One of the major attractions in Shoghi is a village resort known as Park Woods. Other nearby tourist destinations includes Jakhoo Hill, Viceregal Lodge, Kurfi and Kandaghat. The town Shoghi is also famous for fruit products, locally made pickles, juices, syrups and jellies. Shoghi is also an ideal place for trekking, camping and bird watching.
How to Reach Shoghi from Delhi
Shimla is the nearest railhead to Shoghi. It connects to the nearest broad gauge station at Kalka, which is located at a distance of 90 kilometers from Shoghi.
The Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla is the nearest airport to Shoghi. It is located around 33 kilometers away from Shoghi. It is well-connected to Delhi airport by daily flights.
Delhi is well-connected to Shoghi via Grand Trunk Road and NH-22. It will take around 5 to 6 hours for a car/cab to reach Shoghi from Delhi. HRTC offer regular bus services from all cities in Himachal Pradesh to Shoghi. Shoghi is well-connected with Shimla via regular bus services. Local and deluxe bus services are available between Delhi to Shimla.
Attractions in Shoghi
It is an ancient temple in Shoghi, which was recently renovated, dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Local devotees believe that praying and offerings to the deity will bring good fortune, health and prosperity. It is placed at an altitude of 8500 feet in Jakhoo Hills near Shoghi and many famous temples such as ‘Shri Sankat Mochan Temple’ and Jakhoo Temple.
One of the most important temples in Shoghi, Kali Temple is around 150 years old. The main deities in the temple are Kali, Chandi and Shyamala, three forms of goddess Shakti, an incarnation of goddess Durga. This temple is often visited by many devotees and tourists. The surroundings of the temple are wooded with greenish thick trees and proffers panoramic views of the surrounding region.
Tara Devi Temple
Dedicated to goddess Tara, a prominent deity of Tibetan Buddhism, Tara Devi Temple is located on Tara Parvat nearby Shoghi. Goddess Tara is considered one of the 9 sisters of goddess Durga. The history of this temple is more than 250 years old. The temple was built by Raja Bhupendra Sen with a wooden idol of Tara Devi in Vaishnavi style and traditions.