Exploring the Himalayan Hamlet of Fagu – The Quaint Village in Theog

Located in the Shimla District in the picturesque state of Himachal Pradesh, Fagu is a mesmerizing scenic village surrounded by snow-capped mountains and lush greenery. Located at an elevation of 2,450 meters, conifers of Himalayan cedars and spruce dominate the hillside landscape. The entire countryside boasts a number of small villages, fruit gardens, and nearby terraced fields.

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About Fagu Village

The name ‘Fagu’ derives from the word ‘fog’ itself. Placed in the Theog Block of Shimla District, it is one of the 486 villages of Theog. The village of Fagu has a total of 33 families. According to the Census 2011, the total population of Fagu is 142 and the average literacy rate is 73%. The main industry here is agriculture.Characterized by the fog, the hilly area is quite serene and romantic in ambience, which makes it one of the ideal destinations for a honeymoon as well as family getaways.

How to Reach Fagu?

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Located 45 km. from Fagu, Jubbarhatti Airport/ Shimla Airport is the nearest airport. The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Shimla, which is at a distance of 22 km. You can take NH1 from New Delhi and head towards Shimla via Chandigarh.

Best Time to Visit Fagu

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Summers (March to May) in Fagu are quite hot with temperature reaching up to 30 . The month of June marks the commencement of monsoon in Fagu, which lasts until September. Winter months i.e. the period between October and February are pleasantly cool with temperature ranging from 0  to 10 . The climate of Fagu during November makes it an ideal place to enjoy a lazy holiday.

Places to Visit in Fagu

Katir

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Located at a distance of 13 km. from Fagu, Katir is a famous picnic spot flocked by a large number of locals and tourists. The spot is ideal for trekking and camping. The place serves one of the perfect destinations for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts.

BanthiaDevta Temple

Dedicated to the local God of Fagu, BanthiaDevta Temple offers its tourist some magnificent views encircled by mountains and green surroundings. Considered highly pious by the locals and tourists alike, the temple has a small entrance, pillars, a thatched roof, and an impressive wooden carving. The temple boasts wooden idols of ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, the ten-headed Ravana, and Mahisasurmardini.

Kufri

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Located at a distance of about 5.6 km. from Fagu, Kufri is one of the most sought-after tourist spots in Shimla tour packages. Offering panoramic views of the surroundings, Kufri serves as one of the ideal spots for Shimla sightseeing. Kufri Fun World, skiing, Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak, The Himalayan National Park, Indira Tourist Park are some of the major attractions in Kufri.

Fagu is one of the most offbeat attractions in Shimla tour packages and is an ideal escape for those in need of a calm and relaxed holiday.

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