(Last Updated on : 30/04/2013)
Narkanda is a small township which is also the nagar panchayat in Shimla
. Located at an altitude of 2708 meters, this place is 65 kms from Shimla which shares a panoramic view of the Shiwalik ranges at the background. Narkanda is manly known as a sight for skiing which attracts the tourists from all over the world in the winter season. This connects Shimla with Rampur
while a faction goes to Thanedar which is a popular belt for apple orchids.
Narkanda is located between 31 degree and 16 minutes North and 77 degree and 27 minutes East with an average elevation of 2621 metres. It is surrounded with a number of mountain peaks among which the prominent are Hatu peak which is 11000 fts high located at a distance of 5 kms from Shimla. The place is also known for some popular apple orchids which are located at Kotgarh which is 16 kms from Shimla. Presently this place has been enlisted as one of the richest orchids of apple farming. Today it counts for the biggest source of economy for the state of Himachal Pradesh
Narkanda includes a population of 2712 as per the census of 2011. While the male population includes 62% of the population, the female population ranges up to 38% among the total population. Overall the area has a net of 80% of literacy level with 85% male literacy and 72% of female literacy.
Thus with some vibrant scenic beauties that surround the area this place is considered as one of the most exciting and picturesque sites in India.
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