Shimla was once the Summer Capital of India during the period of British rule over India. Shimla is situated in the North-West. Shimla town is situated on several hills. Shimla is about 110kms from Chandigarh.
Shimla is a beautiful town. Shimla is a tourist spot of all times. It is a place of pleasure and peace. During snow Shimla is a wonderful destination. The open air Ice skating rink and Kufri near Shimla are unique attractions of Shimla. The view Ridge under snow is very fascinating.
Other places of interest in Shimla
Jakhu is situated at an altitude of 2450 meters. This is the highest peak of the beautiful town. The peak is famous for Shri Hanuman Temple. There is a newly installed statue of Bajrangbali which is 108 feet tall. As per the legends, when Hanumanji was coming back with 'Sanjivini' along with the hill to the life of Laxshman, took some rest here on this peak. Jakhu offers panoramic views of the town from the hilltop. Jakho is the most famous place where one can enjoy the beauty of the place as well as can get Hanumanji's blessings. The place is covered with trees like Deodar and Chir. The army of Bajrangbali, monkeys may accompany the visitor and can take away the eatables from the visitors.
Indian Institute of Advance Studies
The institute is situated in the ancient Vice regal Lodge believed to be built I the years 1884-88, during the period of Lord Dufferin. The place was designed by Henry Twain. The gardens and views here are wonderful.
Glen is situated at an altitude of 1825 meters at a distance of about 4kms from Shimla. The place is a well known and very beautiful picnic spot. The place is situated near the famous Cecil. The place is blessed with flowing streams. Kennedy House is also situated near the spot. A must visit place.
Situated at an elevation of 2130 meters and around 6kms from Shimla the place offers fascinating views. Himachal Pradesh University is also situated at Summer Hill. The place is covered with pine trees and oaks.
Kamna Devi is situated at an altitude of 2140 meters and the place is famous with the nme of Prospect Hill. The place is near Baleugunj from where views of Shimla, Summer Hill, Jutogh Cantt. And Tara Devi are very beautiful. The place is a wonderful picnic spot.
Tara Devi is situated at an elevation of 2100 meters and about 9kms from Shimla. Tara Devi is a famous temple on the top of a mountain. The place is a holy place of Mata Tara.
The mountainsand valleys here provides a picturesque view. The place is covered with trees of Deodar and Chir. This place provides a fascinating view of Shimla town.
The Church is located in the heart of the city known as Ridge. This Church is the second oldest Church of North India. The Church was built in the year 1857. The Church has become a land mark of Shimla. The Church can be seen in many Hindi and Punjabi movies. The appearance of the Church is very majestic and beautiful. Night view of the Church is very fascinating.
The museum is place where one can find hill art and cultural wealth of the state. There is a collection of paintings, dresses, textiles, and ancient jewellery of the hill state. The place is near the famous hotel Cecil on the top of a hill. The place is worth watching to the grand past of the state.
Indian Coffee House
The Coffee House Shimla is located on the most happening place of Shimla that the The Mall. The Coffee house is a two storey building which is kept simple and with framed picture hanging on the walls portraying coffee only. The place is spacious but is always jam packed. Having a cup of coffee here is a great pleasure.
Kali Bari Temple
The temple is situated few meters from the famous Scandal point towards General Post Office and Tar Ghar. The place is a holy place where one can go to get the blessings of Goddess Shyamla and to get peace of mind. The views from here are fascinating.
Shimla – Some Information
The of district Shimla varies from 600 meters to 6000 meters. The altitude of Shimla town is about 2130 meters.
Headquarter - Shimla itself.
Climate of Shimla is pleasant round the year. During winters there may be snow and the temperature can go down to zero.
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Shimla is autumn and the early springs.
Heavy woollens for winter and light woollen or cotton clothes for summer are recommended.
Access by Road
There is a huge network of HRTC busses to fulfil the needs of the people of the state as well as the visitors. Some private operators are also running their busses in the state. Almost every area of the state is connected with roads.
Access by Train
The nearest railway station is Shimla itself. There is broad gauge line up to Kalka and thereafter a 90km stretch of railway line is a narrow gauge.
Access by Air
The nearest airport is Jubbarhatti which is located at a distance of 25kms from Shimla on the highway to Nalagarh.
Shimla is filled with world class hotels. Visitors can choose from the economic ones to the costliest ones. Some hotels may require advance booking. One can stay here at reasonable rates.
Manali – 265kms, Sarahan 170kms, Hatkoti – 108kms, Renuka – 160 kms, Solan – 60kms, Kalka – 90kms, Chandigarh – 120kms, Delhi – 375kms, Airport – 25kms.
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