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Kalka – 90 km
Jubbarhatti – 25 km
Best Time to Visit
Mar to June
Oct to Dec
Summer - 20°C to 30°C
Winter - 0°C to 15°C
From Chandigarh -120km
From Delhi/NCR - 400km
From Jaipur - 630km
Holiday In Shimla - Aao Chale
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Blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes Shimla is one of the most famous tourist destinations of India in the state of Himachal Pradesh and one of the choicest honeymoon destination in India.
Shimla is one of the many hill stations that the British established to escape from the scorching heat of the plains in India and soon the little village of Shymala, a retreat for British officers, grew to become the glamorous summer capital of the British and now capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla abounds in natural beauty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artist has painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India. Shimla is one tourist destination that can be visited any time during the year. Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while winters are bone chilling and the temperatures can fall below zero. But this difference is what makes Shimla all the more special!
So aao chale Shimla !!
Being a major tourist place Shimla is very well connected by good roads, train and Air service. The best way preferred by tourists is either to come in their own vehicle/taxies or by train via Kalka which is connected to all major cities and then using the mountain train from Kalka to Shimla.The view is stunning, with the line passing through an amazing 103 tunnels. Direct bus services are also available to Shimla from Delhi,Chandigarh, Ambala and many other cities in north.
By Air, Shimla has its own airport at a place known as Jubbarhatti 22 km away or Chandigarh Airport located at a distance of 120 km from where you can take taxi. Boarding and Lodging facilities in Shimla are available in are range and you must do an advance booking during summer season to avoid any difficulty getting one after reaching Shimla.
Shimla's cool climate easy accessibility and numerous attractions have made it one of the most popular hill stations in northern India. The splendid views of the show-clad ranges of the Himalayas, fine walks through oak and flowering rhododendron, enchanting resorts within easy reach, golf Naldehra and skiing at Kufri and Narkanda make Shimala an attractive destination throughout the year.
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Places Of Interest in Shimla
The Mall Shimla
The Mall is the main shopping centre of Shimla and hub of Shimlas social life. Lined by shops and restaurants this pedestrian thoroughfare loosely resembles an English Home Countrys marketplace. The Gaiety Theatre, which is a reproduction of an old British theatre, is a center of cultural activities. Lakkar Bazaar adjacent to the Ridge is popular for its wood crafts and souvenirs .Have a walk across the Mall and enjoy yourself with some tea/coffee. During snowfall this is the place where visitors come in large numbers to play in snow.
Jakhoo Hill Shimla
Two km from city centre, this is Shimla’s highest point and offers a panoramic view of the town’s hills and distant mountain ranges. There are spectacular views at sunrise and sunset especially during the monsoons. The peak has a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Legend has it that he stopped here while searching for the sanjivini plant – the herb required to cure Laxman who lay mortally wounded on a battlefield in Lanka in an episode from the epic Ramayana. A variation of the legend says that his sandal fell here. The temple has been exhaustively renovated and this vantage point is being connected by a ropeway. At the top of the hill in the temple complex a 108 feet tall idol of Lord Hanuman is a big attraction for the tourists. The way to the temple is, on foot, from the Ridge near Christ Church. Other option is to hire pony from the Ridge or drive taking via the Cart Road.
Sankat Mochan Temple Shimla
The Sankat Mochan Temple is one of the most popular worship places in Shimla. The temple is located in the midst of lush green forest. Tourists can see the Himalayan ranges and the widespread city of Shimla. On every Sunday throughout the year, meal or Prasad is distributed, known as Langar. Besides, the temple also provides arrangements for marriage ceremonies and other rituals.
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