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Noted for its apple orchards and thick woods of oak and pine, Mashobra is a sylvan retreat with pretty walks and picnic spots, situated in Himachal Pradesh. A little track leads down to Sipur a grassy glade with a stream wandering through it. Mashobra, 13Km from Shimla, is situated at a height of 8250 feet above sea level and is well known as Asia's largest watershed with the water basins of the Indus on one side and the Ganges on the other. The town has a salubrious climate and is also the site of the annual Sipi Fair in the month of June.

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Mashobra Tourist Attractions
Fairlawn, Wildflower Hall and Apple Tree House

Mashobra is dotted with orchards of fruit trees, and turn-of-the-century houses with evocative names like Fairlawn, Wildflower Hall and Apple Tree House. The town is adorned with thick forests and the natural vegetation comprises of cedar or Himalayan deodar, pine, oak and rhododendron as well as maple and horse chestnut interspersed with variegated shrubs, wildflowers and grasses.

Natural Vegetation & Wild Life

The thickly wooded slopes of Mashobra are part of the Shimla Reserve Forest sanctuary and catchment area. The natural vegetation comprises cedar or Himalayan deodar, pine, oak and rhododendron, as well as maple and horse chestnut, interspersed with variegated shrubs, wildflowers and grasses. The wildlife consists of jackals, kakkar (barking deer), and the occasional leopard, as well as numerous bird species such as the Himalayan eagle, pheasants, chikor and partridges. The musk deer is the state animal of Himachal Pradesh, while the Munal pheasant is its state bird.

 
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