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Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is a very amiable hill resort. Shimla was the favorite summer way out of the British when their troops set up camp here in 1819. At an altitude of 2,130 meters, the town is a fine-looking place. With the Mall and Ridge being main magnetism, there are also good walking options. You can, for example, start your walk from Scandal point and Ridge, and a 2 Km walk takes you to the Jakhoo hill which offers an excellent panoramic view of Shimla and the Hanuman Temple. Shimla is also a good starting peak for treks.
Places of Interest
The Ridge: The large open space in the heart of town presents tremendous view of the mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks-the Neo-Gothic construction of Christ Church and the new-Tudor library edifice are worth seeing.
The Mall: Main shopping centre of shimla with restaurants. The jollity Theatre, which is a facsimile of an old British theatre, is a center of cultural activities. A passenger lift of HPTDC can be taken from the Cart Road and the Mall. Lakkar Bazaar adjoining to the Ridge is admired for its wood crafts and souvenirs.
Kali Bari Temple: Few yards from scandal Point towards General Post Office. It is supposed that the idol of Goddess Shayamla is preserved there.
Jakhoo Temple: It is just 2.5 Km from Shimla situated at 2455 m. It is Shimla's highest peak offers a panoramic view of the town. An ancient "Lord Hanuman" temple. Way from Ridge near Church (on foot) One can also hire pony or taxi to visit the temple.
State Museum: Has Ancient Historical Sculptors and paintings of Himachal Pradesh. Visiting hours 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Monday and gazetted holidays. It is just 3 km away from city centre.
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies: This magnificent English revitalization structure was the former Viceregal Lodge. Its lawns and woodland are added magnetism. Entry by ticket.
Prospect Hill: Circulated by a temple dedicated to Kamna Devi 15 minutes walk from Boileauganj on shimla Bilaspur road. The hill offers a stunning view of the area. Located just 5 Km from the city center at height of 2155 m.
Summer Hill: A picturesque superb place on Shimla-Kalka Railway line, Offers shady walks in quiet surroundings. The Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Shimla lived in the elegant Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur. HP University is situated here. Located 7 Km from the city centre at 1983 m above sea level.
Chadwick Falls: It is just 7 Km from Shimla and located at 1586 meters is Surrounded by thick forests. About 45 minutes walk from Summer Hill Chowk.
Sankat Mochan: On Shimla-Kalka road (NH-22) is famous "Lord Hanuman" temple. It commands an excellent view of Shimla town. The place can be visited by Bus/Taxi. It is just 7 Km from Shimla and 1975 mts above sea level.
Tara Devi: On Shimla - Kalka road (NH-22) this holy place is accessible by Rail, bus and car. From the station/road-one can visit the temple either on foot or by taxi / jeep.
Fagu: On Hindustan-Tibet Road. It has enchanting views. Himachal Tourism runs the Hotel peach Blossom.
Best time to visit
Best time to travel Shimla is between May to July and September to November.
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