Pine forests and apple orchards, clean air and mind-boggling scenic
view-that is Shimla in a nut-shell. Rambling over 12 kms on a bow-shaped
ridge, Shimla is the largest, most visited and summer capital of British in
India. Situated in north west Himalayas, Shimla is compassed by Mandi and
Kullu in north , Kinnaur in the east and Siramur district in the west. It is
encircled by pine, deodar and oak forests with well developed facilities and
various attractions, which makes it one of the most popular and biggest hill
stations in India. The dazzling cool hills, accompanied by the beautiful
structures, create an aura, which is very different from the rest of the
hill stations. Shimla has now become a hub of major activities in Himachal
Quick Facts Location : 96 kms away from Kalka State : Himachal Pradesh Area : 5131 sq km Trip Highlights : The mall and the Ridge Ideal time to visit : Throughout the year Languages : Hindi, Pahari and English STD Code : 166 Climate : Summer (Max - 28ºC) & Winter (Max - 7º
Shimla Air/Rail/Road Links
Shimla airport is at Jubbarhati which is located 23
kms from the city and is connected to Shimla. It has daily flights from
Kullu and Delhi.
Railway Station :
Kalka station is located 65 km from Shimla. There are
3-4 trains daily from Kalka to Shimla.
visit in Shimla Himachal State Museum and Library
demonstrates a good collection of ancient historical sculptures, paintings,
coins, pictures, photos from all over the state. It houses a library which
includes many historical books and manuscripts.
Indian Institute Of Advance Study
This magnificent structure was the residence of Lord Dufferin. The English
structure of this massive monument is undoubtedly praise worthy. The
beautiful lawns are the added attractions of this place.
Mall is the main shopping centre of Shimla. It houses many restaurants,
clubs, banks and bars. It is a well liked place for spending evenings.
Lakkar bazar adjacent to the Ridge is also worth seeing.
Exhibiting a panoramic view of the beautiful hills, this is a vast open
place in the heart of the city.
Centres in Shimla
There is enormous range of goods that Shimla has to offer. It includes
handicrafts, wood metal work, pullovers, caps, wooden sticks, Tibetan
carpets , pickles, Jams and squashes. You can relish shopping at -
Famous Hotels in Shimla
Enjoy the pleasant climate and scenic beauty of Shimla, along with the
hotel services of Shimla hotels. The city provides you with some of the best
hotel accommodations that you can think of. Enjoy your trip and keep it as a