(8500 Ft Above Sea Level)

Himachal Pradesh | India
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Shoja is categorised as Adventure / Hillside Hamlet

Shoja Views
Shoja in Winter Photo Courtesy Rajesh Ojha (Banjara Retreat)
Jalori Pass in Winter Photo Courtesy Rajesh Ojha (Banjara Retreat)
Raghupur Fort above Jalori Pass - Photo Courtesy Rajesh Ojha (Banjara Retreat)
Birds in Shoja
Shoja Activities at Banjara Retreat
Cultural performance at Shoja
Shoja Views
Walking around Shoja
At a view point after Walking around Shoja
Views and Bird watching at one go
Bird watching in Shoja
views from Shoja

Reasons to Visit
  • Shoja (or called Sohja or Sojha) is a Himalayan hamlet (8500 ft asl) 5 kms short of Jalori Pass.
  • Jalori Pass lies on the alternative route that connects Shimla area with Kullu valley.
  • Shoja area is blessed with exceptional Himalayan beauty and is excellent for walks, treks, bird watching and a nature centric experience.
  • The area around Shoja is part of Great Himalayan National Park. There are numerous habitats for explorations from bush forest of Oak, Conifer and Bamboo, to gentle alpine meadows; from swift flowing rivers to high alpine glaciers.
Know It
  • Overnight trek to Basheilo Pass or day treks to Serolser Lake, Raghupur Fort, waterfall point etc. can be organised at Shoja for trekking enthusiasts It snows in Shoja in Winter (Jan - March)
  • Himalayan Destinations for Active Holidays in India"Shoja (8500 ft asl - 150 kms from Shimla) offers excellent snow peak views and is located just a few kms short of Jalori Pass. Shoja has many walks, short treks, overnight camping and long trekking routes originating in and around the area. Shoja has adventure centric stays setup specifically to cater to Active holidays segment and therefore one of the popular active holiday destination in North India visited alongwith Sangla and/or Thanedar."
  • Offbeat Traveller Destinations around Manali"Shoja (8500 ft asl) is a Himalayan destination at about 115 kms from Manali. Shoja is renowned for stays that offer walks, short treks, bird watching and totally cut off and non-touristy stays."
  • Bird watching Destinations in Himachal Pradesh"Sojha (8500 ft asl) lies 5 kms before Jalori Pass that connects Kullu Valley with Shimla - Narkanda Area. Sojha is known for its wooded walks, high altitude villages and trekking. The area is is full of pheasants including Monal. Other birds comprise White-throated tit, Indian blue robin, nutcracker, ultramarine flycatcher etc "
  • Offbeat Destinations in Kullu Valley"Shoja (8500 ft asl) lies just short of Jalori Pass and is blessed with exceptional Himalayan beauty and is excellent for walks, treks, bird watching and a nature centric experience and is a recommended standalone getaway for offbeat travellers."
Access Information

Shoja has 4 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp1

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8 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Shoja

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)5

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List of Holidays for Shoja


  • Sojha Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Adventure Break with Shoja and Raison (Kullu) (6 Nights)
  • An Off-beat Himachal break (6 Nights)


  • Himachal for the Adventure / Experiential / Off-beat traveller (9 Nights)
  • Himalayan Golden Triangle (9 Nights)
  • Manali with Shoghi and Shoja (8 Nights)
  • Manali with Shoja and Ropar (7 Nights)
  • Thanedar - Sohja Walking Itinerary (6 Nights)

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Destination Ideas

  • Adventure Getaways ex-Manali
  • Bird watching in Shoja
  • Trekking in Bashleo Pass - Travel Idea for Shoja
  • Walking around Shoja

Stay Ideas

  • Banjara Retreat - A do nothing hideaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Waterfall Point is nature at a distance of approximately one kilometre walk from Shoja
    Natural Wonders
    Serolsar Lake is a beautiful lake, situated at a distance of around 5 km from the Jalori pass in Shoja. This lake is approachable via a walk from Shoja.
    Raghupur Fort was built at 11000 ft asl and has a small pond within its premises. Raghupur Fort is approached via a trek from Shoja.
    Heritage Site, Adventure
    Trekking, Fort

Destinations within reach from Shoja

  • Kullu ( 75 Km )

    Kulllu area is known for apple orchards and trout fishing besides a range of adventure activities more

  • Raison ( 80 Km )

    Raison is a riverside location 15 kms after Kullu and 26 kms before Manali, known for off-beat and more

  • Narkanda ( 85 Km )

    Narkanda (8000 ft asl) is an area surrounded with orchards and a transit point on the Hindustan more

  • Mandi ( 90 Km )

    Mandi is a transit stay option. It is the gateway to the Kullu Valley and a point where road from more

  • Rampur ( 92 Km )

    Rampur is a riverside transit point on NH-22 (Hindstan Tibet Road) at 132 kms from Shimla and 70 more

  • Chindi ( 95 Km )

    Chindi is lies on the route which one takes to access Kullu Valley during winter when Jalori Pass more

  • Thanedar ( 95 Km )

    Thanedar, an apple orchard growing area at a height of 7,250 ft and 80 km from Shimla and 18 kms more

  • Naggar ( 100 Km )

    Naggar (20 kms from Kullu and Manali) on the left bank of the Beas River and offers commanding more

  • Manali ( 115 Km )

    Manali (7000 ft) is a major hill station and a preferred Ex-Chandigarh weekend Getaway and a more

  • Sarahan ( 125 Km )

    Sarahan lies beyond Rampur off the Old Hindustan-Tibet Road and is visited for the Bhimkali Temple more

  • Naldehra ( 130 Km )

    Naldehra is a Himalayan getaway situated at an altitude of 2044 m, lies about 23 km from Shimla. more

  • Mashobra ( 132 Km )

    Mashobra is 12 km from Naldehra near Shimla. Situated at a height of 2600 m, Mashobra is a retreat more

  • Rohanda ( 134 Km )

    Rohanda is 35 kms from Sundernagar off the NH-21 (Chandigarh – Manali highway). The area is more

  • Fagu ( 135 Km )

    Fagu is a hilamayan getaway around Shimla and one of the highest points in the area and therefore more

  • Shimla ( 150 Km )

    Shimla being the famous holiday resort that used to enjoy the status of being the summer capital more

  • Hamirpur ( 153 Km )

    Hamirpur lies enroute from Jalandhar - Mandi - Kullu - Manali route. 45 Kms from Hamirpur lies more

  • Shoghi ( 157 Km )

    Shoghi is a wooded area 15 kms before Shimla. There are couple of adventure / nature oriented more

  • Deha ( 158 Km )

    Deha (6000+ ft asl) is an Himalayan Hamlet at 67 kms from Shimla having totally cut off character more

  • Sangla ( 170 Km )

    Sangla is a village, situated at an altitude of 8,792 ft in Baspa Valley of Kinnaur District. It more

  • Palampur ( 180 Km )

    Palampur also known as the 'Tea Capital of North India,' is a popular hill station. Palampur is more

  • Una ( 213 Km )

    Una lies on the Punjab - Himachal border at 120 kms from Chandigarh and is the access point to more

  • Kangra ( 215 Km )

    Kangra is district headquarters and visited for the Brajeshwari Devi temple, one of the most more

  • Pragpur ( 230 Km )

    Pragpur, India’s first heritage village lies in Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh. The famous more

  • Kalka ( 255 Km )

    Kalka is a railhead at 40 kms from Chandigarh and starting point of the renowned Kalka - Shimla more

  • Nahan ( 288 Km )

    Nahan is a nature centric getaway and base town to visit Renuka Lake, a local pilgrim centre. more

  • Ambala ( 304 Km )

    Ambala is a cantonment town at 50 kms before Chandigarh and major railhead for accessing more

  • Amritsar ( 364 Km )

    Amritsar is a major destination in India where guests arrive to visit the "Golden Temple", a Sikh more

  • Jammu ( 381 Km )

    Jammu is a point of access for visiting Vaishnodevi Temple, which is 13 km walk from Katra (50 km more

  • Karnal ( 383 Km )

    Karnal lies on NH-01 (GT Road or Delhi - Ambala highway) at 125 kms from New Delhi. Karnal is a more

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Nearest Airport in Shoja
  • Bhuntar Airport Kullu ( KUU ) , Kullu-75 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Shoja
  • Simla ( SML ), Shimla-150 Kms
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