“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir
Well it’s time to spend a week in the woods for a mindful experience and Lokll brings Enigmatic Narkanda, your mountain retreat for summer 2017!
Narkanda is a beautiful hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh and is about 60 kms from Shimla city.
Its history dates back to the days of the Mahabharata and has a mythological significance. As the myth holds it, the Pandavas resided in the hills of this town during their exile and it’s that time of the year when you too spend some days here for a magical experience.
Far from the maddening crowd enjoy the wilderness in mountains at Narkanda. Trek to 3600 mts at Hatu Peak and experience 360 degree views of valley. Experience the sight of apple orchards blooming with bright red apples. Sit by the lake side and drift into the world of thoughts amidst beautiful setting of pine trees and grasslands.
Experience a holiday sojourn filled with tranquility and calmness. Enjoy the gifts of nature, trek, indulge in local sight seeing and immerse in Himalayan culture.
Here is a list of authentic hings to do in Narkanda :
Tani Jubbar lake
Wash away your “city fatigue” at Tani Jubbar lake,a beautiful man made lake amidst pine trees and blooming orchards. Sit by the lake side, enjoy the calmness of the place. The lake is 10 km from Narkanda and its around a 20 minutes drive.
Hatu Peak is the highest point in Narkanda, it’s at an altitude of 1500 mts and gives exquisite view of the himalayas and the surrounding valley.
Hatu temple is a must go! Some temples may not be very famous but they carry great significance and are worth a visit for a sneak peak into the indian mythology, Hatu temple is one of them. It is here that draupadi meditated to breakway from the circle of life and death.
Narkanda is famously known as “The Gateway to Apple Country”. Thanedar, which is about 14 km from Narkanda, is known as the hub of apple cultivation and has a lot of apple orchards.
The Stokes Farm is one such popular apple orchard. Started in 1916 by Samuel ‘Satyanand’ Stokes – an American who, influenced by Indian philosophy, came to India in 1904 and started this farm. It is a must visit and if you lucky and kind enough the staff may give you freshly plucked apples!
“Meditation is like giving a hug to ourselves, getting in touch with that awesome reality in us. While meditating we feel a deep sense of intimacy with God, a love that is inexplicable.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda
Alluring words but how many of us give away those hugs to ourselves? Not many! Right?
Its time that you do and let the journey begin at the Mahamaya temple, perfect retreat for your heart and soul.Located at distance of 7km from Narkanda, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Set amidst lush green surroundings with a sense of calm and serenity, this temple provides the perfect ambience for meditation and introspection. Remember meditation brings wisdom and let your soul feel it. 🙂
The mountains are calling and let LOKLL be your guide to the #summerretreat2017 <3 O:)
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