Located at the Shivalik foothills, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Dotted with scenic beauty, this hill station was discovered by the Britishers that settled here to have respite from the blazing sun of the plains. Shimla was a home of the British troops in the bygone era of the 19th century. This small hamlet then soon became a main tourist attraction for the people from all over the world.
Shimla is enveloped with refreshing surroundings and is easily accessible from the major parts of the country. It is lined with several tourist spots thus making it a popular tourist destination of north India. Shimla travel should include a tour to the snow enveloped Himalayan ranges, dreamy walks through the blooming rhododenrons, peaceful resorts, skiing at Kufri and Narkanda, golf at Naldehra and many more.
Shopaholics and the ardent food lovers can have a gala time at the famous shopping hub of Shimla- The Mall. The area has an array of finest restaurants also. Shimla also houses the popular Gaiety Theatre, an ancient British theatre that showcases the cultural programmes. Then there is the Lakkar Bazaar, which displays a wide variety of wooden articles.
A trip to the ancient Christ Church cannot be missed when on Shimla travel. This church was constructed during 1846- 1857, and the second oldest church in north India. Roman Catholic Cathedral and St. Michael’s Cathedral located near ‘The Mall’ are some of the other places that simply cannot be missed, when in Shimla. Christ Church and the Tudor Library are the other colonial imprints of Shimla. Adorned with Kamna Devi temple, the Prospect Hill is 2,155 meters high and is located at around fifteen minutes walking distance from Boileauganj, on the Shimla-Bilaspur road. A visit to the Jakhu Temple devoted to Lord Hanuman, cannot be left out during the Shimla travel. It is situated at a height of 2,455 meters and is surrounded with enchanting views of snow clad mountains and deep valleys. The temple is located at a around forty five minutes walking distance from the main shopping area. The nature lovers can experience the magnetic sunrises and sunsets from this temple.
For nature lovers, the Ridge is another wonderful option. It is a vast open area that lies in the center of the town. Mesmerizing views of mountain ranges can be viewed from this place. The Chadwick Falls are surrounded by dense forests and lie at a distance of seven kilometers from the popular Summer Hill junction. Located on the Shimla-Kalka railway line, Summer Hill is pictorial place, surrounded by peaceful ambiance.
Apart from all these places, one can take a trip to Tattapani, Kufri, Chail and many more fascinating places when on Shimla travel. Shimla is well- linked by rail, road and by air also. The hill station also has an array of the finest hotels that cater to the needs of the people who visit Shimla.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/07