Shimla "Queen of Hills"


 

Shimla

Shimla town is located in mid hills of western Himalayas. Shimla came into being in 1817 when British discovered it. Shimla is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India, is also the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Known as the Queen of Hill Stations, Shimla became the summer capital of the British Raj during the latter half of the 19th century when the soldiers of the British army, merchants and civil servants moved up here to get relief from the scorching heat of the plains .This hill station derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla", an avatar of Goddess Kali.
Shimla is situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan Mountains; it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities.

Shimla's cool climate is the precise reason why it is such a popular summer retreat. You can enjoy the Shimla’s cool Climate with your Shimla trip or Shimla tour package get relief from the scorching heat of the plains. Located at an altitude of approximately 2200m above sea level, the region has a hilly terrain and is covered by dense evergreen forests. A few visitors choose to visit Shimla during spring or autumn, when the place is less crowded and the views are too spectacular for words.

Shimla has its own airport at a place known as Jubbar-Hatti, 23 km away. Shimla is connected to Kalka by an enchanting narrow gauge railway line where even a quaint rail car ply. By road, Chandigarh is 117 km, Manali is 280 km, Chail is 45 km and Delhi is at a distance of 370 km.  if you take Shimla tour package travel companies  will provide you all kind of transport facilities. 

PLACES OF INTEREST

The Mall: The Mall is the main shopping centre of Shimla. This shopping centre has a good number of banks, restaurants, post offices, clubs, bars and tourists offices. There is a famous theatre of Shimla called Gaiety Theatre. The Mall is also the main meeting place for the people of Shimla.

  THE RIDGE: The Ridge road is a large open space, located in the heart of Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. It runs east to west alongside the Mall Road, and joins it at the Scandal Point on the west side. On the east side, The Ridge road leads to Lakkar Bazaar, a wooden crafts market. The Ridge houses a large water reservoir which acts as the main supply of Shimla town Shimla's landmarks - the neo- gothic structure of Christ Church and the neo - Tudor library building - are worth seeing in your Shimla Trip .

JAKHOO HILL (2.5 km): At 2455m, this is the town's highest peak and a famous point for Shimla's famous views. The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. According to the epic Ramayana, the monkey god Hanuman rested here during his journey to the Himalayan Mountains. The hill is full of paths and narrow roads which are enjoyable walks.

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY (4 km): At 1983m, this magnificent English renaissance structure was the former vice regal Lodge. Its lawns and woodland are added attractions. Entry by ticket (nominal charge ). A portion of the interior is also open to the public, except on Sundays and holidays.

SANKAT MOCHAN (7 km): This is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

TARA DEVI (11 km): 2044m, A thickly wooded hill with a temple dedicated to Tara Devi.

MASHOBRA (12 km): At 2149m, this beautiful suburb is surrounded by thick forests. From here, a track leads down to Sipur which is an exquisite glade shaded by ancient deodar trees. There are old temples a fair is held every April.

KUFRI (16 km): At 2501m, this is famous for its wide views and ski slopes. An enjoyable walk leads up to the Mahasu Peak. At Kufri, Himachal Tourism runs Cafe Lalit.

FAGU (22 km): At 2510m, Fagu has some enchanting views. Himachal Tourism run Hotel Peach Blossom offers spectacular views.

CHAIL (45 km): This was a former Summer Capital of the Patiala State. The Palace has been converted to a Luxury Hotel by Himachal Tourism.

TATTAPANI (51 km): At 656m, there are hot sulphur springs believed to have medicinal value. 

In Shimla tour package you can easily cover all these places in 03 nights / 04 days Shimla package