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Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

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Hatkeshwari Mata Temple
Open :6 AM-7 PM
Hatkeshwari Mata temple, located 34.9 kilometres from Taj Theog houses a stone idol which has a very interesting story related to it. Showcasing architectural styles belonging to the 6th and the 9th century AD, the temple is a treat for both the eyes and the soul
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Tara Devi Temple
Open :7 AM-7 PM
Located at 46.5 kilometres from Taj Theog, the temple allows for a peak at ancient architecture and also offers some very interesting stories on how it came into being. Commissioned by Raja Bhupendra Sen and completed by Raja Balbir Sen, it is dedicated to the kul devi of Sen dynasty.
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Hatu Peak
Hatu peak, located at an elevation of 3400 m / 12000 ft above sea level and is the highest summit in Shimla / Narkanda region of Himachal Pradesh. The peak is surrounded by dense forests of fir and spruce, with a smattering of maple, aspen and cedar trees. Hatu is located 40km from the Resort.
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Bhimakali Temple
Open :6 AM-7 PM
A temple in Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh, located 135.5 kilometres from Taj Theog is dedicated to the presiding deity of the rulers of former Bushahr State. The temple is one of 51 Shakti Peethas. The ear of Goddess Sati is said to have fallen at the spot.
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Theog Sainj Place
Open : 10 AM-4 PM
Located 22.6 kilometres from Taj Theog, the Sainj Palace is the royal abode of the Rana Saheb of Theog. The building is a marvel of Himachali architecture with the central hall deserving special mention. History enthusiasts will find a lot to take in at this lovely site.
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Hatu Mata Temple
Open :8 AM to 1 PM-3 PM to 6 PM
The temple, located 39.4 kilometres from Taj Theog enjoys several mythological references, such as the stove like rock formation near-by that is said to be the cooking spot of the Pandav brothers during their hidden exile. The intricate carvings on the temple, make it a must visit.
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Jhakoo Temple
Open :6 AM to 11 AM-4 PM to 8 PM
Located 27 kilometres from Taj Theog, at a height of 2,455 meters, Jakhoo temple is said to be the resting spot of Lord Hanuman when he was en-route to fetch sanjeevni booti. Apart from the colossal 108 feet tall Hanuman idol, there is a lot more to absorb here.
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