Tattapani


Tattapani is a well known place in the vicinity of Shimla. This particular place is known for its hot water springs. Tattapani is located at a distance of 51 kilometers from Shimla. The place is at an elevation of 655 meters above sea level.

Shimla's Tattapani has become a spot of big tourist attraction. The Hindu temples as well as the Shiv Goofa (Shiva Caves) located at Saraur at a distance of four kilometers from there are also places of utmost interest. Fishing can be an exciting activity in the place.

Tattapani is an ideal locale for enjoyment and recreation. The springs are found on the banks of river Sutlej covering an area of one square kilometer.

People from all over the country visit the place to take a dip into the sulphurous water of the spring. A dip into the water of the spring provides relief to the people suffering from joint pains, fatigue or any type of skin disease and hence has got a great medicinal quality.

Besides, Tattapani at Shimla has developed into a major Hindu pilgrimage center. The pilgrims regard the month of January the holy time to take a bath in the water of Tattapani. People also visit the place on 13th April on the occasion of agricultural festival. The spring water vanishes in the months of June and July but again becomes visible in the months of November and December.

People gather in abundance every year on the auspicious days of Tara Ratri, Lohfi and 26th January. Resting at HPTDC tourist bungalow is the best choice available to the tourists.

Last Updated on : 25 March 2011