Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The state boasts an abundance of natural beauty. Shimla also referred as queen of hill stations, was the summer capital of India during British Rule. The evidence is clearly visible in the distinctive architecture of the town structures made during the colonial era, mainly Tudorbethan and neo-gothic style.
Shimla has been blessed with natural beauty and is surrounded by green pastures, pine forests, hilly terrain, lush greenery, whispering rivers streams and snow clad peaks. Its green valleys have one of the rare surviving urban forests and its serene weather conditions attract tourists throughout the year. The town is situated at approx 2200 meters of height and comprises 19 erstwhile hills and connecting ridges. Jakhoo Hill is the highest point of Shimla and offers a mesmerizing panoramic view of the city.
Shimla has a number of beautiful resorts and cottages which offer you excellent generosity along with great services and delicious cuisines. It is an amazing vacation spot for adventure fanatics, rich in adventure sports as mountaineering, mountain biking, etc. The famous Mall offers one of the longest stretches of pedestrian shopping in the world. Tourists love to walk in the markets filled with colorful handicrafts, rugs, carpets, shawls, tweeds, local miniature paintings and handmade wooden items. Shimla also has large number of temples, churches, palaces and few of the best educational institutes.
Places to visit at Shimla:
Shimla State Museum