Best Shimla Visiting Places

The city of Shimla, formerly known as Simla, is the capital of the Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. At an elevation of approximately 7,100 feet (2,200 meters), the city is located northeast of Chandigarh on a ridge of the Himalayan foothills.

The British constructed Shimla on land they had retained following the Gurkha War of 1814–16 and used it as a place for troops to rest. It acquired notoriety as a mid year resort in view of its cool environment and grand setting, and from 1865 to 1939 it filled in as India’s late spring capital. It served as Punjab state headquarters from 1947 to 1953, when Chandigarh became the state capital.

The city is a popular hill resort in India in addition to its administrative role. It is on a main road 175 miles (280 kilometers) north of Delhi and serves as a rail terminus. Shimla is also a hub for agricultural trade and has some industry, like hand-loom weaving, brewing, and light manufacturing. A few sanatoriums and schools subsidiary with Himachal Pradesh College are situated there. Pop. ( 2001) 142,555; ( 2011) 169,578.

9 Best Shimla Places To Visit

Shimla Visiting Places

Jakhu Temple

In Shimla Visiting Places , Himachal Pradesh, India, the ancient Jakhu Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Hanuman. It is on Jakhu Hill, Shimla's highest peak, 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) east of the Ridge at an elevation of 2,455 meters (8,054 feet).
Shimla Visiting Places

The Mall

Mall Road is the major hangout point and shopping center in Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. Constructed during British colonial rule, the Mall road is located a level below The Ridge.
Shimla Visiting Places

Viceregal Lodge

The Rashtrapati Niwas (lit. 'President's Residence'), formerly known as Viceregal Lodge, is located on the Observatory Hills of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was formerly the residence of the British Viceroy of India.
Shimla Visiting Places

The Ridge

The Ridge road is a large open space, located in the center of Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Ridge is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road, which is the famous shopping center of Shimla.
Shimla Visiting Places

Indian Institute of Advanced Study

The building that houses the institute was originally built as a home for Lord Dufferin, viceroy of India from 1884 to 1888, and was called the Viceregal Lodge.[2] It housed all the subsequent viceroys and governors-general of India.
Shimla Visiting Places

Annandale Ground

Annadale, also spelled as Annandale is a locality of Shimla city, in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a flat valley bottom which includes the helipad as well as a golf course in the city.
Shimla Visiting Places

Kali Bari Temple

Kali Bari Mandir is a Hindu temple situated on Bantony Hill, Shimla. The temple is dedicated to fearsome reincarnation of Goddess Kali, known as Shyamala, after which the Shimla city is named. The goddess is believed to have existed near Jakhoo
Shimla Visiting Places

Christ Church

Christ Church, Shimla, is the second oldest church in North India, after St John's Church in Meerut. Worship is conducted in Hindi and English.[1] Presently, Rev. Sohan lal is the Presbyter-In-Charge (Priest/ father of Christ Church, The Ridge Shimla.
Shimla Visiting Places

Green Valley

Also known as the Hassan Valley, Green Valley, a popular attraction in Himachal Pradesh, promises an unforgettable holiday experience to tourists of all ages. From solo travellers to honeymooners and families with kids, Green Valley has something for each and every one.

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Best Tourist Places To Visit In Shimla

  • The Ridge
  • Night Bazaar
  • The Pub
  • Cloud 9 Bar

Shimla or Manali, Based on the Duration of Stay

Both Shimla and Manali are great options if you are looking to spend some time in the mountains. However, if you have less time (2-3 days), I would suggest you choose Shimla. If you are looking to spend a longer vacation, I would recommend Manali as the better pick

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