Summer Hill

Summer Hill is one of the attractive tourist destinations of Shimla. Summer Hill is located around five km from the Shimla ridge, near the Shimla-Kalka railway line. The peak of the hill reaches 1283 meters above the sea level. The place is considered as an ideal place to have a pleasant walk amidst the vast green gentleness of Himalayan nature. The Summer Hill is nestled between lush green foliage of pine and deodar, which are loaded with flora and fauna. A quaint township surrounding the hill is a wonderful place to spend your hilly sojourn. The township is a major tourist destination of the state, due to its natural beauty, and attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Summer Hill is popular among all types and age groups of travellers ranging from honeymooners to the retired personnel. One of the major attractions of the Summer Hill is the Georgian house of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, which exudes with colonial charm. Once Gandhi resided in this place, during his visit to the Himachal Pradesh University. The lush panorama of the hill increases the splendour of the palace. One can have superb views of the mountain terrain covered by snowfall from here, which are bound to be etched in memories.

Earlier the potters used to gather clay from the Summer Hill to make pots, so the hill is named as the Potter's Hill also. Here tourists can enjoy a pleasurable journey on the back of the horses, through the thick woods of oak and cedar.

Every visitor to Shimla should make it a point to visit this peaceful abode of nature, which can serve as a sylvan retreat from the daily hectic life. The Himachal Pradesh University, which is one of the famous universities in India, is located at the Summer Hill of Shimla. Visit the Summer Hill of Shimla during your Shimla tours, to endow your Shimla itinerary with a ring of completeness

Last Updated On: 2011/07/07

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