Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

 

 

Shimla

Shimla is a cool breeze in scorching hot and humid summers. It was because of its quality of being a calm and wonderful climate the city was made the Summer capital of India under British rule and now the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The importance of Shimla is also been due to many important historical events such as the famous Shimla treaty between India & Pakistan which was signed here. Shimla is not less beautiful than the natural beauty of Mandi and Kullu valleys in the north, Kinnaur in the east, Uttaranchal in south, Sirmaur in the west. The toy train running through verdant valley and snow capped mountains between Kalka and Shimla is one unique feature about Shimla. The colonial architecture of buildings in Shimla is stunning except the natural panoramic location; green pastures and glittering snow clad mountains. The aura created by the spectacular hills and the ancient grand structures make it very different from other hill stations


The Summer Refuge, Shimla is located at an altitude of 2202.00 Meters. The charm of Shimla doesn't fades in any season so here you can go any time without any hesitation. The varies from 15 ~27o C in summers and in winters it is in the range 0~17 o C. Tourists eagerly waits for snowfall which occurs in chilly winters. The best time to visit Shimla is between April to August & December to January The scenic backdrop is ideal for walks and treks offers opportunity for and trekking in summer. The valley is flooded with wooded ravines, flowers and pines. In winters winter-sports and ice-skating carnival is organized here.

Religious Places in Shimla

The famous landmark Christ Church is the second oldest church of northern India. St. Michael's Cathedral and Roman Catholic Cathedral are other important churches of Shimla.

Jakhu Temple and Sankat Mochan Temple are dedicated to Lord Hanuman, offers a bird's eye view of the surrounding valleys and the town through the snowcapped peaks.

Tara Devi temple situated on top of the hill among the dense forests of oak is famous picnic spot. Kali Bari temple is dedicated to Shyamala Devi witness heavy rush during Diwali and Durga Puja.

Sight seeing in Shimla

Shimla houses many attractions for tourists. Very good collection of ancient historical sculptures, paintings, coins, photos are found in Himachal State Museum & Library. Viceregal Lodge or "Rashtrapati Niwas" is a six tired building which is built in English Renaissance style of architecture. It was made for residence of the British Viceroy Lord Dufferin and is surrounded by well-maintained gardens and lawns. Now-a-days Institute of Advanced Study is running in this lodge. Prospect Hill, Summer Hill and Potter Hill are picturesque Picnic spots that offer shady walks in the natural beautiful surroundings. Glen forests situated at an altitude of 1830 meters are a secluded picnic spot. Annandale is yet another picnic spot which is covered with deodar woodland and an ancient temple.

Shopping in Shimla

The Mall, Lower Bazzaar, Tibetan Bazaar and Lakkar Bazaar are the main shopping hubs of Shimla. Handicrafts, wood, and metalwork, shawls, pullovers, tweeds, Wooden Toys, caps, Tibetan carpets, pickles, jams and squashes are the things that can be shopped for. Imported goods especially electronics and fancy items can be purchased from the Tibetan Market.

 

Prime Attraction in Shimla

 

Annandale

 

Chadwick Falls

 

Churdhar Sanctuary

 

Hatkoti

 

Jakhu Temple

 

Jeep Safari In Himachal Pradesh

 

Karyali Lake

 

Padam Palace

 

Shirigul Temple

 

The Holme