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Journey to Hill Station Paneu (Paneo) and Naag Temple (Lesser Known Gem of Hills)

Paneo, Naag Temple




 I always love to visit hilltops because they provide the ultimate beauty and adventure. My journeys to Hatu Peak NarkandaPrashar Lake in Mandi, and to the ancient wooden temple of Skhati Devi in Chhatrari are some of its examples. This time, I got a chance to visit an ancient Naag Temple situated at Paneu (Paneo) hill station where a British rest house is situated. This hill station and Naag temple are situated 7 KM away from Kungash in Anni Tehsil of Kullu. The ancient Naag Temple is situated at walking distance from the main top and gets a chance to walk through the tall (some are around 50 feet of height) deodar (Pine) Trees. The last six-kilometer road to the Paneo is not metaled and it is very narrow at some points accompanied by a steep climb. This area is predominately an apple-growing belt and we can find many apple orchids on the way. 

Paneu, Hill station,


Around the temple, we can find a small pond that gets its water from rain. The temple also resembles the famous Kamroo Naag temple and we can say it is a small replica of it. Though, this temple has its own uniqueness and beauty and deserves at least one visit. Paneu is not very famous and not many people know about it and we can only find a British time rest house at the top and it was under renovation at the time of my visit. We can also find the setup of permanent tents at the top. Overall it is a good place for a peaceful stay and for enjoying nature. This hilltop place is 140 KM from Shimla and 70 KM from Rampur Buser via Luhri. The last 6-7 KMs of the road is not metaled and advisable for drivers with experience of these roads. 

Naag Temple, Paneu,


Himachal Pradesh is full of many such surprises and many such places are not very famous or known to others like the Maa Bhramani Temple Hill-top near Sansal, Baijnath which I tracked a few years back. Mostly, people run to hill stations that are easily accessible to them. The problem with famous hill-stations is that they are over-saturated and we find crowds everywhere. The advantage with lesser-known hill-stations is that we can truly enjoy nature at these places and we are only with nature so no one comes between you and nature. 

Also visit - Beautiful Pandoi Devta Temple 

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