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Tattapani Village Shimla

Shimla is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The reason being there is always something for every person to do. For the people, who are adventurous they can always try new adventure sports. The people, who are loners and wanderers, there is a new natural and lush green surroundings at every new corner, where they can lose themselves. The people who like to read or just relax at one place, the hotels or resorts where they are staying are very comfortable.

These hotels also have natural beauty on which they can gaze while they are watching the world passing by.  The people who would like to have some relief from the skin diseases, joint pains or continuous fatigue can visit the famous sulphur springs of Tattapani village, which is near Shimla.

The beautiful view of the Tattapani

About Tattapani Village

The Hot Sulphur Springs of TattapaniThe literal meaning of the Tattapani is Hot Water. Tattapani is famous for the hot water sulphur springs which are located along the banks of the Sutlej River. The hot water contains a high percentage of sulphur which is mixed up with the other rare elements and is excellent cure for the skin.

One amazing fact is that the water of river which flows nearby is very cold whereas the springs have the hot and boiling water. Tattapani Village has become a popular tourist attraction, which is just 50 km away from Shimla. It is located in the high attitude of the 655 meters above the sea level. Today, this village is very well known for its hot sulphur springs, which draws lot of tourists each year.

There are many hot springs which are situated along the cool waters of the Sutlej River. The sulphur springs have the medicinal value, which covers the area of 1 square kilometer. Most of the people believe that the hot sulphurous water have the power of cure which provides the relief from various ailments.

These ailments include the medical problems such as the skin diseases, constant fatigue and the joint pains. There are many people who visit this village regularly to take a dip in the hot springs. The water in the springs is pure. The temperature of the water varies and depends upon the water level of the Sutlej River.

Along the banks of the Sutlej River, there are some unique rock formations, which are transformed into the natural bathtubs due to the natural springs. Some people, who visit this place also dig and make big holes in sand and give them the shape of the bathtub. Here, the new hot and boiling water arises from the underground and blend with the ice cold water of the river. It makes the water lukewarm and ideal for a long bath.

Tattapani also have many temples, which have religious significance for the local Hindus people. The people, who enjoy adventurous sports, can enjoy the trout fishing and river rafting in the Sutlej River. For the people, who like wandering and trekking in the forests, there are many protected forests around the Tattapani village. The tourists can visit these forests along with the nature guide. Some of the protected forests are Nalawan, Kiriya, Seri, Mahasha, Sunhi and Mandhor etc. these forests are declared protected by the govt. authorities. Also, there is an intermittent stream which completely dries up in the dry season.

How to reach Tattapani Village

Tattapani is located near Shimla. You can use the private bus or cab to reach Tattapani village. It is just an hour away by the cab. There are many airport, airfields and small airports near the village such as the Patiala, Saharanpur, Chandigarh, Kulu, Dehradun and Pathankot. But, the nearest airport is Shimla, which is just 25 km away. The nearest Railway station is also Shimla which is just 52 km away from the village.

The Tattapani Bridge

Best Time to Visit Tattapani Village

You can visit the Tattapani Village near Shimla, all through the year. But, if you are visiting Tattapani for the sulfur springs, the best time to visit them is from mid-December to May. This is due to the fact that the sulfur springs disappear when the water in Sutlej River rises during June and July. They again reappear in November and December. Then, they are open all throughout the day. The best time to visit these hot springs is in winter when sulphur springs make the place somewhat warm.

Accommodation at the Tattapani Village

As the Tattapani Village, Shimla is famous for the hot sulphurous healing water springs; people from all over the country make the regular visits. These people can stay in the village or nearby at Naldehra, where there are lot of hotels and resorts, which accommodate every budget. Some people also are interested in trout fishing and the river rafting, who stay in Tattapani village for the duration of their vacation.

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