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Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. It is a famous hill station in the world. It is also the biggest hill station in all over the world. It is also one of the most beautiful tourist places. It is called queen of hills. Shimla is famous for its natural beauty. In winter hills are wrapped up with snow. So, people enjoy skiing, river rafting, ice skating, etc. In summer here temperature does not go up substantially, so the climate is very pleasant.

If one thinks to travel to beautiful, natural, mesmerizing, hills wrapped up with snow and green patches of grass glancing through, vallies filled with number of green meadows, Shimla will be the most appropriate place for him. Shimla is full of scenes. It is situated at the height of 2100 meter. It is so beautiful place that it has been given different names, such as queen of hills, paradise on earth, Himalayan jewel, etc.

In British period its natural beauty was discovered by Lt.Rose. It was also summer capital of India during British period. It was named Shimla, because of temple of the goddess shamla.

Communication: –

  1. Nearest Airport is Jubbarhatti, which is 23kms from Shimla.
  2. Nearest railway station is Kalka, which is 90 kms from Shimla. Kalka and Shimla are also connected with railway line. Shimla is also connected with the famous Toy train with Kalka. One can enjoy breathtaking sceneries in the way.

Places worth seeing:-

The Ridge:-

This is the place from where one can enjoy the charming beauty of Shimla. This is situated the heart of the town. Here is a large open space. One can capture beautiful sceneries from here in camera. Walk through this space is very enjoyable.

Jakhoo Temple: –

Jakhoo is at the top height in Shimla. This temple belongs to Lord Hanuman. It is said that Lord Hanuman rested here, when he went to Himalayan mountains. Here is a beautiful statue of Lord Hanuman. From here Shimla is looked very beautiful and charming. Here is a way from the ridge to go to the temple. The way starts from the Christ church.One can travel the distance in approximately one hour on foot.

Christ church: –


It is one of the oldest Churches of northern India. It has its own religious as well as historical value. It is situated at the edge of the ridge. It is the landmark of the Shimla..

Indian Institute of advanced studies:-

This is a prestigious institute housed in viceregel lodge. This is one of the finest British colonial buildings. This was built in 1888. In summer season British Government used to established their capital here every year till 1940.

The Mall: –
This is prominent shopping area of Shimla. Here every types of articles, less expensive hotels and restaurants are available. An old theater is here. This area is cultural hub of Shimla. No Vehicle is allowed in this mall, ridge and Lakkar Bazar. In Lakkar Bazar, there are articles made up of woods are sold.

Places around Shimla: –

CHAIL: –

It is situated at the distance of 13 kms from Shimla. Here is a tiny resort on hill. Chail is spread over three hills near Shimla. These are Rajgarh hill, Pandava hill and Tibba hill. There is a palace of old residency is situated over Rajgarh hills. Pandava hill is known for snow view and Siddh Tibba hill is famous for Baba Siddhnath temple.

A beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Bhupinder singh of Patiala in 1891. This is situated between thick devdar tree forests and now converted into premium heritage hotel.

Cricket ground: –

This is a cricket and polo ground on maximum height in the world. This is situated at the elevation of 2444 meters. Tourists, who came to Shimla, come here for enjoying sceneries and sports.

Here is also a wildlife sanctuary situated.


KUFRI: –

world tallest mountain range

This is a winter sports centre. People gather here for skiing. Here is a small zoo. Here are also beautiful charming sceneries. Here is world tallest mountain range. This is situated at the distance of 16 kms. from Shimla. Near Shimla this is a very popular place for picturesque Hemlet eco-treks and camping site.

Mashobra:-

Here temple of Goddess Durga is situated. Dense and thick forest surrounds it.

NALDEHRA: –

This place is known for the abode of Lord Nal and thick cedar forest. Here is also worlds highest nine hole par 68 golf course. Here is also an ancient nag temple.

TATTANPANI:-

Here water springs and temples are situated. This is at distance of 25 kms from Naldehra and 65 kms from Shimla.

NARKANDA:-

From here mesmerizing and charming sceneries are worth seeing. This is a beautiful skiing resort. Here is Hatu mata temple and beautiful statue of Hatu mata. This place is 60 kms far off from Shimla.

KAASAULI: –

This place lies on Kalka Shimla road and situated at the distance of 75 kms from Shimla.. Here is colonial charm and lush tranquil surroundings full of deodar and pine trees. This place is also famous for scenic view and cleanliness. This place is situated at the height of 1927 meter.






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