Outdoor activities at Sunrise Villa Shimla
Being located in an open area away from the city crowd there are a number of outdoor activities to do at Sunrise Villa and interact with nature. The following are to name a few which tourists enjoy at Sunrise Villa.
Trek to Tara Devi Temple
The Tara Devi temple is on the hill top next to Sunrise Villa. The temple is connected by both road access and a meandering walkway. The walking track is about 2 kilometers long. As the hill is steep there are a lot of steps in this and it takes about one hour to reach the hill top. There are breathtaking views of the valley and the toy train along the way. Do not forget to carry water bottle along with you. From Tara Devi temple you can have full view of Shimla on one side and Kasauli on the other. If you are not exhausted you can return back along the railway track, but if you are then you can take the local bus from the temple to return back. The total duration of this trek is 3 hours and is worth doing it.
IF you trek to the temple on Sunday and Tuesday you can have the langar at the temple.
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Some of the photos below are shot by our guest and downloaded from their review at http://www.howzzit.com/2011/07/16/shoghi-in-harmony-with-nature/
Walk to the Shoghi Railway Station
If you find the Tara Devi track cumbersome, you have the option of walking to the Shoghi Railway Station Sunrise Villa which is a level walk. You have two options to reach there. One is by railway station road and the other is to walk along the railway track. It takes about half an hour to reach the Shoghi station. You can sit on the heritage benches and see the trains passing by or occasionally have a chat with the station master if he is free.
From Shoghi Station you have the option to walk down towards the Shoghi Bazaar and have some snacks before returning back to Sunrise Villa.
Bird Watching in the morning and jungle walk
Your ears will be blessed with the chirping sound of the birds some local and some Exotic and you can have a pleasant time bird watching along with the rising sun. The population of birds have increased over a period of time and you can easily spot many exotic birds easily. Many wild life photographers Stay at Sunrise Villa Shimla to capture these movements and we have seen that they are satisfied with flora and fauns around Sunrise Villa.
Visit the nearby villages
You can have a small walk around the villa and can interact with locals and under stand their daily activities, customs and whatever you like to explore.
Picnic in the jungle
You can also enjoy Picnic in the nearby jungle along the Toy train track.
Visit Shimla and nearby places like Kufri, Fagu, Chail, Naldehra Mashobra and Tattapani. Local places in Shimla includes Sankat Mochan Temple, India Institute of advance studies ( Viceregal Lodge), Army museum, Mall Road, Ridge, Kali Bari temple, Jakhoo temple to name a few.