Shimla looked far more beautiful when I moved out of the city, when I left the chaos and hustle-bustle and when I found myself surrounded by green valleys, mountains covered with snow and blue sky where birds were having a day of their life. The spiral road, one side edged by hilly areas and gorges on the other, looked so soothing and mesmerizing, that I kept staring at it; I kept staring at the vehicles passing by, I kept staring how we were moving forward on the zip-zag path. The driver told me that we would stop at Green Valley View Point of Shimla on the way. I remember visiting view point, Barkota Hills while I was on my way to Khajjiar from Dalhousie, but this place is far beautiful than that one.
Travelling close to nature has always been my inspiration. I have always wanted to travel to such places where I can just open my arms wide and embrace nature like I have no worries. Green Valley View Point was almost a place like this where I could do it.
How to Reach Green Valley View Point Shimla?
I had rented a cab for the whole day which drove me to a few places of Shimla till the dark. Green valley view point of Shimla is located on National Highway 22, around 8km away from the city’s old bus stand and railway station. The view point is almost at the same distance from Kufri.
Encircled by green lush mountains with thick vegetation, dense forest of deodar and pine, the green valley view point is among the major attractions of Shimla. People who go Kufri from Shimla, they usually stop at green valley view point and spend some time. The ambience of this view point is so overwhelming that it keeps the visitors captivated. You will find people with telescopes, rabbits, etc. for photoshoots. Located just on the edge of the main road, the road remains quite busy. There is no proper parking space and people park their vehicles by the roadside itself.
Green valley view point of Shimla is spread across a wide area, as far as you can see, you will see greenery, pine forests grown on mountains. I am not sure if there is a way to go down and roam or if there is any other way to go. If you are a nature lover, I am pretty sure you will love the green valley view park. Your wanderlust will be tempted to see the fascinating elegance of this place. The enchanting vibes of this valley, giant deodar trees, earth covered with green foliage, the tranquillity of this place is packed with every feature to leave you awestruck. You can easily breathe and smell the freshness of the air, filled with purity and serenity.
Timing and Entry Fee of Green Valley View Point Shimla
Green valley park of Shimla is located on the way to Kufri from Shimla on NH22. The valley point is said to be open from 6 in the morning and is said to close by 6:30 in the evening. It is an open view point and there is no entry fee or any sort of charges to come here.
People stop here to enjoy the landscaped beauty of nature and click photographs. The mere sight of this place is rejuvenating enough. The laid-back ambience of this place brings a placid feeling to the heart. Pick up your camera for some photoshoot to create memories for lifelong or grab a binocular to spot yaks grazing in the Himalayan grounds.