Naldehra Himachal Pradesh India
This exotic hill station is located near one of the most popular tourist destinations, which is Shimla. It is located just 23 kilometers away from Shimla. Naldhera is well known for rich scenic beauty.
Naldehra is an amazing hill station situated in the middle of the beautiful hilly slopes of the Himalayan range. The Hill Station is very much rich in the natural vegetation especially, the deodar and the pine trees. The natural beauty and trees were ideal for the construction of the Golf course on the hills.
It was discovered many years back when the British Viceroy, Lord Curzon got very much impressed by the enchanting beauty of the trees in the hilly slopes of the place. This fascination filled him with the feeling of building this city. The surroundings are peaceful and relaxing because of which the place is gaining popularity among the lovers of peace embedded in the serenity of Himalayas. It actually arouses magical feelings of rest and relaxation.
Golf Course at Naldehra
The golf couse was built under the supervision of Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India in the early 1900s. Captivated by the beauty of the place, surrounded by a thick mane of Himalayan cedar, which was also his favourite camping site just outside the British summer capital of Shimla, he established what today is one of the oldest and most scenic golf courses in the country. It is also to be noted that in memory of his stay there he named his third daughter Alexandra Naldehra.
Initially a 9 Hole Course, the Naldehra golf course was expanded to 18 holes, and further expansion has been planned to make the course at par with the best in the country. It is a par 68, 18-hole course with 16 greens and 18 tees and has a design reminiscent of Scottish links courses. There is a formal club which maintains this golf course, which is Naldehra Golf Club. It is possible to play on the course by paying a daily green fee or take temporary, annual or life membership. Equipment is available on hire as well. Accommodation and quality cuisine are available on the premises.
Best Time to Visit
March to June (Which is also the peak tourist season) and August to December are the best months to visit Naldehra. Naldehra is best avoided during the monsoon months, as the hilly roads on the climbs may get unpredictable due to boulders blocking the way.
Other Attractions for Tourists
Apart from golfing, one can go for adventure activities like horse riding. Hiking and trekking can be practiced at Shailey Peak, one of the famous peaks of Naldehra, while white water rafting can be enjoyed at Chabba village near Naldehra.
Naldehra is located at a distance of 23 kms from Shimla and 395 kilometers from delhi