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SHIMLA (शिमला) Overview and Sightseeing Destinations

Shimla (शिमला) is the capital of the Northen Hill State Himachal Pradesh. The city Shimla is named after a small hamlet Syamla, famous for Kali mata temple. This is the he most beautiful place to visit, in India also known as Hills queen, covered with dense Deodar forest. It was summer capital of British India. Later also remained the capital of the Punjab also. Also famous for the world heritage narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway line. It's known for handicraft shops that beautify the glory of the mall. Here Lakkar Bazar famous for wooden toys and crafts. Beautiful Church, Temples and historical buildings are symbols of attraction for all.


Architecture: - Here are present many symbols of the architecture old and new which are Gaiety theatre, Town hall, the crist church, Advance study, Gorton castle, Railway board building, and wood villa.


Places to Visit

Jakhoo Temple (here is the 108feet high statue of lord Hanuman and temple).


The Mall Road (show rooms and wax museum), free of traffic, pollution, walkable space of almost uniting around places like Summerhill, Sanjoli, Dhali, Chota shimla, one can walk or can take bus, as comfortable.


The Ridge Ground (Gaiety theatre, statues of the historical persons, Catholic Church, Town hall) connected to all around.


Lakkar Bazaar (Decorated with the wooden crafts and toys).


Indian Institute of Advanced Study (was the Rastrapati Bhawan earlier after independence).

These are also the places to visit in Shimla Kali Bari Temple, Annandale Museum (The Army Heritage Museum), Chadwick Water Fall, Sankat Mochan Temple and Tara Devi Temple.


Kufri a small hill station located 13km from Shimla on national highway 22. Kufri has Himalayan wild life zoo has a good collection of the birds and animals found here. Mahasu peak the highest peak in Kufri. Places to see in Kufri are Indira Tourist Park, Chini Banglow (famous for statues and architecture), Kufri Fun World here world's highest go-kart track is in there in Kufri fun World.


Naldehra a beautiful place known for the golf course at distance of 22 km from Shimla; here is a nag temple in the middle of the golf course. This place is one of the oldest 9 holes golf courses in India.


Narkanda a small town at distance of 65 km from Shimla surround by Shivalik ranges. It is a skiing resort in winter. Hatu peak is 5km from Narkanda. It is at an altitude of 2708 meters. Here is a church 4 km from Narkanda which was made in 1843.


Mashobra is notable for housing, one of the two Presidential retreats in India. The retreat is a complete wooden structure there is also Wildflower Hall at Chharabra. The view of the mountains from Mashobra hills is awesome all around.


Tattapani is place at the distance of 54 km from Shimla famous for the hot water coming out on the side of the river Satluj. Sulphur springs in river Satluj are popular as it is a said to have medicinal properties for the skin diseases.


Chail is a famous hill station at distance of 44 km from Shimla at the hight of 2250 meters from sea level. Things of attraction in Chail are World's highest Cricket ground, Chail Palace which was built as summer capital of Maharaja of Patiala; Pleasant place in summer and cold in winter season.


Shimla Weather Conditions: - Always pleasant during all seasons

Winter Season- Oct End to March End

In winter snow wrapped / covered Mountains, and roads and tourist are seen playing with snow. Tourist can enjoy a tour in winter here beautiful sceneries of the mountains covered with the snow. Here is a famous largest open air natural frozen ice skating rink.


Summer Season - April to June End

In summer one can feel natural Ac environment, and can have relaxed journey. This is the season when tourist prefers to visit shimla because of the cold environment and the heat in the flat areas. Shimla is also known as summer refuge.


Rainy Season: - July to Oct Starting

In rainy season It remain covered with the fog and clouds all around, which is liked by the visitors for the best photography of the natural beauty, one can see many waterfalls near around Shimla.


Nearest Approach Station of Transport

Tourist / Travellers Approach: - During all around the year i.e. summer, winter and as well as in Rainy season, almost all hotels and cabs remain packed, so travellers are advised to go for advance booking / or travellers should book in advance to avoid the non availability of hotels and cabs.


By Road – Shimla ISBT is at a distance of 3 km form main city. Buses are Available in every 15 minute to all outer stations and in every 5 minute in local stations. Ordinary and Volvo buses are available. Well connected by road to all major destinations of the country.


By Rail - Railway Station is in the city near about 500 meter to main city.


By Air - Air port Jubberhatti about 25 km from Shimla, Which receives flights from Chandigarh, Delhi, Kangra, Kullu, and Srinagar Airports.


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