Nestled in the serene Shivalik hills, Baddi is a beautiful town located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, which is dotted with mesmerizing sceneries and spots. Emerging as one of the major pharmaceutical hubs of the area, Baddi is easily accessible from the major metropolitan cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh and Amritsar.
Its pleasant weather is one of the highlights, which attract explorers from all over the country. There is no such period as to the best time to visit Baddi because it is blessed with a pleasant climate throughout the year with an added advantage of affordable accommodations. It is a place where you can challenge the adventure enthusiast in you by trying various sports such as trekking, aquatic sports and paragliding.
Not limiting to natural beauty, situated 16 km away from Baddi, Mittian Temple is one of the popular tourist attractions. It was built by Nalagarh rulers around 400 years ago and is as pious as Jwalaji and Naina Devi. It is even believed that this temple is linked with the Goddess of Sati and its splendid architecture with carved interiors is surely a treat for the eyes. Other religious attractions of Baddi are Ichha Dhari Mandir and Lord Shiva Temple.
Yadavindra Gardens is another delightful local site that can be explored. It is situated at a distance of 15 km from Baddi and was constructed in the 17th century by Nawab Fadai Khan at the foothills of the Mount Shivalik. The best time to visit this garden is during Baisakhi and mango festival.
If you love to explore local shopping spots, Baddi will surely not disappoint you. With places such as Home Line City Shopping Center, M1 Plaza and Motiya Plaza, you can shop your heart out and take back some beautiful souvenirs. There are many rural fairs held here, which depict the rich culture and heritage of Baddi. Few of the well-known restaurants of this location are A-1 Punjabi Food Point, Bikaneri Bhojanalaya, Dawat Restaurant and La’Chef Restaurant.
The best thing about this destination is that it’s still counted among the unexplored towns of Himachal Pradesh. So, the next time you’re looking for a quick getaway in the hills, you know where to go.