Mashobra is a town located in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state. It is located about 12 km from Shimla city at an elevation of 2146 meters and its geographical coordinates are 31.13°North and 77.23°East. Mashobra is surrounded by the peaks of the Western Himalayas.
The district shares its boundaries with Mandi and Kullu in the North, Kinnaur in the East, Uttaranchal State in the South, Sirmaur district in the West. The district is located in the North-western ranges of the Himalayas. The district is irrigated by River Sutlej and the tributaries of Yamuna River - Giri and Pabbar.
Mashobra is a town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Mashobra is located 12 km from its district headquarters Shimla and the historic Hindustan–Tibet Road connects Mashobra to Shimla. Mashobra is a nature’s delight and is also a part of Shimla Reserve Forest sanctuary. Of the only two Presidential retreats in the country, one is located in Mashobra.
Pine, oak, cedar, rhododendron, maple and horse chestnut are the local plantation in the area. Monkeys, baboons, jackals, barking deer, leopard and bird species such as the Himalayan eagle, pheasants, chikor and partridges are the common birds and animals of Mashobra.
Mashobra is a quiet town with exquisite scenic beauty and quite a few of the sites are still unexplored and not very crowded. The apple orchards and thick woods of Mashobra make it an unforgettable holiday destination and a great picnic spot. The hills and woods here are ideal for camping and trekking.
The Camp Nature Trails in Mashobra offers a life time experience in camping.
Mashobra is known for its fruits. It is one of the main markets supplying fruits and vegetables to Shimla and other cities of Himachal.
The nearest big town is Shimla which is 12 km from Mashobra. Shimla is the state capital and administrative head quarters of Shimla district and is a well-developed historical city.