Shimla- capital city of Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is also known as Queen of Heels.

Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. It is the best tourist attraction of Himachal Pradesh.

Basic information about Shimla

Altitude of Shimla: 2130 m above sea level.
Temperature of Shimla: Between sub zero in winters and 30 C in summer.
Clothing in Shimla: Light Woolens/Heavy Woolens.
STD Code of Shimla: 0177.

Places to visit in Shimla

The Mall

It is the main attraction of this beautiful city Shimla. At the top of the mall Scandal Point is situated. The Labyrinth of Shimla's bazaars spill over the edge of the Mall.

Himachal State Museum

This is a historical building of Shimla. It is situated on the Mall Shimla. Pahariminiatures, Stone sculpture, local handicrafts, textiles and embroidery are stored in this building.

Jakhoo Hill

It is situated at the highest point of Shimla. A beautiful temple of Lord Hanuman is situated at this Hill. Also a very large statue of Lord Hanuman is situated here.

Summer Hill

The quiet and lovely suburb of summer hill has secluded, shady walks and charming views, It is situated near to the bus stand of Shimla.


Mashobra is known for its apple orchards. It is a picnic spot of Shimla. It is a very beautiful sight with the beautiful nature beauty.


Kufri is one of the best tourist place of India. It is situated in Shimla. Kufri has a winter season that extends from January to March. A winter sports festival is celebrated in the month of February.

The Ridge

Ridge is situated at a height of 7316 ft. It was established by the British Government.

How to reach Shimla

By Air

Shimla airport is located at Jubbarhatti, 23 km from the center of the city. Jagson Airlines operates three flights a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) connecting Shimla with Delhi and Kullu.

By Rail

Shimla Railway Station is one km from the main Shimla. Travel by rail is slow but the scenery and 103 tunnels in the route make it a attraction.

By Road

Shimla is on NH-22. You can find buses to Shimla from every pat of Himachal Pradesh.

Distances from Shimla

  • Ambala: 166 kms

  • Chandigarh: 119 kms

  • Delhi: 370 kms

  • Kalka: 80 kms

  • Kullu: 235 kms

  • Manali: 280 kms

  • Solan: 60 kms

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