Around THE GLIDE INN
Paragliding at Shimla at The Glide Inn - Paraglider's heaven, is located at pristine valley at Junga near Shimla which is very close to Chail, Kufri and Kandaghat. The places nearby this place make it special position in new tourist destination spot.
TARA DEVI TEMPLE
-> 36 kms from The Glide Inn
Perched atop a hill some 13 km from the state capital at the height of 7200 feet above sea level, The ancient temple has regained its glory with the past recreated in the present after a painstaking rebuilding process spread over three-anda-half years. Tara Devi temple was built by Sen dynasty kings sometime around 1766 A.D. According to a story that traces back to 250 years, king Bhupendra Sen built the temple, and after he had a vision in which Goddess Tara asked her to install a template there so that people could get her blessings.
KALI KA TIBBA
-> 25 kms from The Glide Inn
No trip to Chail is complete without the darshan of Mata Kali Ka Tibba. Situated at the top of a hill, Kali Ka Tibba is a popular must see place in Chail. The main deity of the temple is Kali Devi who attracts a lot of pilgrims and tourists from all across the world. You may enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Choor Chandni and Shivalik Range from the temple.
-> 15 kms from The Glide Inn
The palace is also known as Maharaja Bhupinder Singh’s (Maharaja of Patiala) palace. Located at an elevation, the palace offers a spectacular view of Shimla. With tennis and badminton courts, an orchard, elegant lawns, quaint log cottages, and a children’s park, the palace is an ideal vacation spot. You can walk through the thick forest surrounding the palace
OLD PALACE JUNGA
-> 1 kms from The Glide Inn
Junga old palace is not just a place for sightseeing, but it also enables you to steal a self-indulgent moment for yourself as well. With so much to lure your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at junga. Do not forget to carry your camera and capture special moments
STONED KUMBH SHIV TEMPLE
-> 100 kms from The Glide Inn
Located in a serene spot, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and isn't very famous. The temple was built single-handedly, bit by bit, by 64-year-old Satya Bhushan over the last 38 years. According to Bhushan, he had started building the structure in 1980 on his ancestral property after seeing a Shiva temple in his dream. The shrine is also called “Temple in my dream”
CRICKET GROUND CHAIL
-> 17 kms from The Glide Inn
The ground was established in 1893 by Bhupinder Singh Maharaja of Patiala who owned a summer retreat in Chail, At that time the ground was developed. The ground located at 2444 meters above sea level that make the highest cricket ground in the world. The ground is surrounded by forest and is used as the school playground by Chail Military School. Chail Cricket Ground is the highest cricket ground in the world
The Bear Tree
->5 kms from The Glide Inn
It is believed that hundreds of years ago, a ferocious bear attacked a local person. In order to save himself from the bear, the person climbed up the tree. The bear also climbed up the tree after him. Seeing his life in danger, the person prayed to the local goddess Pathri Mata (a temple located in the old jungle). Hearing the person's plea, the bear, which had climbed halfway up the tree, turned into a wooden shape.
The tree, which has survived for centuries, and the wooden bear attached to it, still tell this story, which is centuries old. The tree is still the center of attraction for local people, and Pathri Mata is the object of their deep faith.
->7 kms from The Glide Inn
It is dedicated to Shree Satya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi and is located in Mehli- lower Panthaghati near village Dochi, Shimla and is approximately 7 Kms from The Glide Inn. Apart from the Sai temple, the compound has Staya Sai Niwas as the centre of his education, social and spiritual activities. Many social and cultural activities are organised in the school campus.
-> 21 kms from The Glide Inn
Jakhu Temple (also Jakhoo Temple) is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhu Hill, Shimla's highest peak. According to the Ramayana, Hanuman stopped at the location to rest while searching for the Sanjivni Booti to revive Lakshmana. A giant 108-feet-high idol of Hanuman was unveiled at Jakhu Hanuman temple on 4 November 2010. Surrounded by lofty mountains and deodar trees, the trail up to the temple lets you soak in the mesmerising beauty – with a gorgeous view in the backdrop.
CHAIL FOREST CENTURY
-> 14 kms from The Glide Inn
Chail Forest Sanctuary is in the vicinity of Chail, a spectacular hill station located at a distance of nearly 63 kms from Shimla and 14 Kms from The Glide Inn. The approximate area covered by this wildlife sanctuary measures about 110 square kilometres and boasts of a thick layer of dense forest- one of the main attractions of the sanctuary. A large number of travellers and nature enthusiasts pay a visit to the sanctuary, lured by the diverse wildlife and beautiful flora in this place. Chail Sanctuary is at an elevation of 7, 152 feet from the sea level in the Himalaya Mountain Ranges. The sanctuary is a dream tourist locale for bird watching as well as its diverse wildlife lovers and is based in the outskirts of of Chail, overlooking Sutlej Valley.
--> 24 Kms. from The Glide Inn
Kufri is also the venue for the annual Winter Sports Festival held in February. Organised by the Travel and Tourism Department of Himachal Pradesh, it is a major attraction with tourists. Situated near the Himalayan range, Kufri is a picturesque hill station situated 20 km from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. Founded in 1819 by the British, the popularity of the hill station as a tourist spot grew only in the last few decades and is now declining slowly.
-> Six Kilometres from The Glide Inn
“Junga” name has been derived from the Name of Local Deity which is Totem i.e. Kul Devta of the local dynasty is known as Junga Devta. It is revered as the God of justice as well. This Deity used to resolve the local public issues and if they remained unresolved by him, the King used to take further action. The place of the Deity and King used to be at the same pedestal. There is a beautiful temple of Junga Devta at Junga where religious festivities are still held on auspicious occasions of the year.