Shimla is the capital city of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of around 2,100 metres, it is often referred to as the ‘Queen of hills’. During the British rule, Shimla was the summer capital of India. Its cool climate, easy accessibility and numerous attractions have made it one of the most popular hill stations in northern India. Blessed with some of the most beautiful landscapes, it is a traveller’s paradise with snow peaks, lush green valleys, rushing rivers, beautiful temples and monasteries. Reaching Shimla can be an experience in itself. Most of the tourists prefer to use the Kalka-Shimla toy train which chugs up into the Shivalik foothills, its way through numerous bridges and forests to reach Shimla, covering the 96 kilometres journey in around 4-5 hours.
Again Shimla is the most romantic places in India.Perfect For Couples,Trekkers,Nature Lovers
Places To See In Shimla
The Mall is the centre of attraction and also the main shopping centre of Shimla. It also has a number of clubs, bars, restaurants and tourist offices. The Ridge and the Scandal Point are the two main meeting points at the Mall.
Christ Church situated on the ridge is one of the oldest church in North India.
Jakhu Hill is the highest point of Shimla and offers a beautiful view of the town and of the Himalayan mountain ranges. There is an old temple of Hanuman at the top of the hill.
Shimla State Museum has a collection of miniature Pahari style paintings, sculptures, wood carvings and also textiles and jewellery of the mountain region.
Viceregal Lodge has now been converted into Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, India’s premier academy for higher research.
Few other excurstion places in Shimla which you would like to go.
Shimla can be visited throughout the year, if you wanna enjoy snow during winters or during the summers with your kids during the summer vacation times.
Shimla has some of the oldest Bakeries in India from the British Times. Krishna Bakery is one of them.Do visit while in Shimla for some mouth watering Cakes and Pasteries.
There are plenty of hotels and guest houses in Shimla which are quite good and affordable.
If you prefer some luxury and expenisve ones , Do opt for Radisson,Oberoi and Clarks.
You would find good guest house at a very reasonable prices.Do check online or get back to us for best deals.
How To Reach Shimla
The nearest airport is at Jubbarhati (Airport code: SLV), 23 kilometres from Shimla. Regular flights are available from Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu and the major airlines operating on this route.
It is linked by a narrow gauge line to Kalka which is connected to Delhi, Kolkata and Amritsar by broad gauge. Kalka-Shimla is 96 kilometres and takes about 4-5 hours by train.
Shimla is well connected by road to most towns within the state and to all major towns in North India.
Shimla - Delhi= 370 kilometres
Shimla - Chandigarh = 117 kilometres
Shimla - Kalka= 90 kilometres
Shimla - Ambala= 166 kilometres
Internet and Mobile connectivity is quite good, unless its winters and there is Heavy Snowfall.