Shoghi, situated around 13 km from Shimla town on the Ambala-Shimla National Highway, is a small suburban town. This town is located at a height of about 5,700 feet. Shoghi is one of the famous hill stations, which is surrounded by rhododendrons and oak trees. It is famous for various fruit products, locally produced pickles, juices, syrups and jellies.
Situated in Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh, the history of the region dates back to the period of the Anglo-Gurkha war during the 19th century. The Gurkhas were defeated in the battle of Malaon on 15th May, 1815 by the Chieftains, who joined the British and forced them to sign the Treaty of Sanjauli. Besides, the Maharaja of Patiala was given the land including Shimla, who served the British.
The culture of the destination is evident in its lifestyle, fairs and festivals, dance, music, language and art and craft. Hinduism and Buddhism are the prominent religions followed in Shoghi. Shivratri is one of the popular festivals celebrated here. Shoghi is also popular for its tribal music and folk dance including Rakshasa Dance and Rasa Dance. Pahari, Hindi and English are the prominent languages spoken in the destination.
Shoghi, also commonly called as the temple town, is home to many ancient temples like the Hanuman Temple. This temple was in ruins and has been recently renovated. Jhakoo Hills, which is located near Shoghi, is more than 8,500 feet and has one of the oldest temples, the Kali Bari Temple.
Tourists can reach Shoghi through various means like air, rail or road. Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla is around 33 km from the destination and is served by direct flights from Delhi only. The international airport served by the destination is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
The nearest train station to Shoghi is Kalka, which is around 90 km and is served by passenger and express trains. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) operates buses on regular basis from all the cities of Himachal Pradesh.
Shoghi can be visited throughout the year as the weather conditions are ideal and pleasant.