Shimla is capital of Himachal Pradesh ,
Shimla is located in beautiful hills of Himachal Pradesh , Shimla is the
place where one can enjoy city life on top of hills ,Shimla was the
summer capital of British India. The name Shimla is derived from the
Himalayan Goddess Shamla a synonym of Godess Kali.
Accommodation : Shimla
There are many hotels
available for tourists at Shimla, starting from budget range to mid
range hotels , deluxe hotels, luxury hotels ( 1 star, 2 star, 3 star, 4
star, 5 star hotels), Generally 2 nights / 3 days packages are offered
by hotels of Shimla, but packages can be extended on pro rate basis.
Airport is 22 kms away from Shimla, taxies
are available from Airport to Shimla.
Broad-gauge trains are available till Kalka, from all the parts of the country. From
Kalka onwards, a toy trainrunning on narrow gauge takes you to Shimla .
Toy train journey is awesome.
Shimla By Road :
Shimla is connected by road from cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, Kalka, and to
many other places as well.
Sighseeing Places: Shimla
The Ridge Shimla:
Ridge is mot famous place in Shimla for tourists , All important
activities are done at Ridge only like New year Celebrations, Evening
Walks, Ridge is full of tourists at evening time. RIdge has large open
space & provides excellent views of hills of Himalaya, Neo-Gothic
structure of christ church & Library is situated near ridge.
Lakkar Bazaar Shimla:
Lakar bazar is situated near ridge area & popular for its wood crafts and Souvenirs.
Jakhoo Hill Shimla:
Jakhoo hills is highest point of Shimla at situated at height of 2455m,
A beautiful Temple of Lord Hanuman is situated on top of Jakhoo hills ,
A lovely park is also located near temple, Kakhoon hill is famous for
lots of monkeys, one should carry a stick in hand ( available at shops
at Jakhoo hills ) to avoid monkey mess.
St. Michael's Cathedral Shimla :
This is beautiful dressed-stone church built with fine stained glass , It
has a cruciform design. Church is located just off the Mall, below the District Courts.
State Museum Shimla:
This houses a representative collection of Himachal Pradesh's rich
heritage. Exhibits include archaeological artifacts, carvings,paintings
and sculptures. Closed on Monday and holidays.
Indian Institute of Advanced Study Shimla (4 km) :
At 1983m, this magnificent renaissance structure was the former Viceregal
Lodge. Its lawns and woodland are added attractions. Entry by ticket (
nominal charge ). A portion of the interior is also open to the public,
except on Sundays and holidays.
Sankat Mochan Shimla:
This is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
Tara Devi near Shimla:
2044m, A thickly wooded hill whose peak has a temple dedicated to Tara
Mashobra near Shimla:
At 2149m, this beautiful suburb is surrounded by a thick forests. From
here, a track leads down to Sipur which is an exquisite glade shaded by
ancient deodar trees. There are old temples on a side and a fair is held
Kufri near Shimla:
At 2501m, this is famous for its wide views and ski slopes. An enjoyable
walk leads up to the Mahasu Peak.
The beautiful hill resort offers a lot for those of you who would like to
indulge in a shopping spree. You must check out the Mall for the best in
garment and textile industry, here the State emporium offers the himachali
(local) handicrafts and handloom items. The hats that are available in a
wide range of charges and colors make the perfect souvenirs. For the dry
fruits and natural herbs carrying medicinal properties you may check out
any of the local shops whereas the Lakkar Bazaar is the one stop market
for the wooden items of all shapes and sizes.
Adventure Sports: Shimla
Besides being the ultimate summer retreat Shimla remains an ideal spot for
adventure sports. You may take your pick from the various treks to the
Kullu valley or indulge in trout fishing at the Pabbar River. The more
adventurous of you may ski at the Narkanda and Kufri from January to
mid-March. Of course the nine-hole golf course at Naldehra is a major draw
for the tourists.