Fateh Veer Singh Guram, Travel@ The Hush Post: Located at a distance of 50 kilometers from the state capital Shimla, Tattapani is famous for its hot water springs. Sitting at a height of 2250 feet, and situated on the banks of the Satluj river, the town is thronged by visitors who believe in the medicinal properties of the spring waters. It is believed that the Sulphur enriched water of the springs can cure skin diseases and can also cure rheumatism. In the local language, “Tattapani” literally translates to “hot water”.
Things to do in Tattapani:
Take a dip in the Sulphur enriched waters of the hot springs:
The famous springs of Tattapani are spread over an area of nearly one square kilometer. Situated along the banks of the Satluj River, a number of people come especially to Tattapani to take a dip in the waters believed to possess medical powers. For those who are not comfortable of bathing in the open, local shops have made arrangements of bath tubs or covered enclosures.
Due to its location on the banks of the Satluj river, Tattapani is also a popular spot for river rafting. River rafting courses are offered by HPTDC and private operators. The basic course runs for a stretch of 11 kilometres, while the Grade II rapids run for 14 kilometers. The Grade IV rapids run for 36 kilometers.
Visit Shivji Ki Gufa:
Located at a distance of nearly 4 kilometres from Tattapani, the cave was discovered in the 1950s. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the cave witnesses massive celebrations during Shivratri. It is a must visit for nature lovers, too, since the stalactites and the stalagmites of the caves offer a beautiful spectacle.
Tattapani also offers you a chance to satisfy your adrenaline rush with mountain biking trails. The cycling route is nearly 12 kilometers long, although those looking for a more challenging circuit can go up to Chindi village, which is 30 kilometers away from Tattapani.
Ideal Time to Visit:
Since people generally visit Tattapani to bathe in the hot springs, the town sees more tourists during the winter seasons. However, during the summers, tourists enjoy cycling in the woods around Tattapani.
How to Reach:
The nearest railhead to Tattapani is in Shimla, which is 51 kilometres away. Buses ply frequently between these two towns.
The nearest airport is the Jabarhatti Airport, which is situated in Shimla, at a distance of nearly 68 kilometres from Tattapani.
Chandigarh is located at a distance of 138 kilometres, while Delhi is located 375 kilometres from Tattapani.