Kotkhai Palace, Shimla

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#11 of 19 in Historic Sites in Shimla
The beauty of the flower is unfolded slowly and steadily as it turns from a bud to a flower. Like wise, the beauty of Himachal Pradesh is incomplete in its first glance. To know, appreciate and enjoy Himachal it has to be explored and known thoroughly and Kotkhai, situated 70 kms. away from Shimla is an ideal destination to feel the real spirit of Himachal.

The place is called Kotkhai due to the palace of the king on the cliff (Kot – Palace, Khai – Cliff). The old palace is situated beautifully on a cliff with a tributary of Giri Ganga flowing below it. 12 km from Kotkhai, is a village called Kiari. Lush green apple orchids,pine trees and a picturesque temple of Godess Mahamai and Lankra Veer are the main attractions here. One can enjoy absolute

tranquility and peace of ‘Nera-Ghati’ and the ‘Kiala Forest’.

A beautiful pond named ‘Dhilon’ is situated in the centre of the forest and believed to be divine by local people. Also all modern amenities are available here, but a major the tourism is not well developed and is compensated by the generous and extremely helpful people who generally shelter people from outside.

Every month and season had its own specialty here, so a visit at any time of the year will give you maximum satisfaction. The nearest rest house is Murti Guest House in Kothai and Hotel Apple Crown at Dumehar.
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  • On our last visit to shimla heavy rains was keeping u My family restricted to our hotel I was feeling restless and then I phoned my brother in law for suggestions he mentioned a place famous for apple...  more »
  • Kotkhai Palace is famous for the Ratnari Baghi Valley that has been associated to largest production center of Apples. It is very good place to visit.  more »
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