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Shimla tourism is known for its historic charm and its magnificent Himalayan beauty. It is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Shimla is a very popular hill station, and it is known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations’. Shimla has many famous tourist attractions. The best time to visit Shimla is during the months of April, May and October.

Shimla is located at a distance of 130 km from the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh. The famous Shimla Tourist Places include the Mall Road, Ridge, Kufri, Kufri-Chail, etc.

Traveling for vacation using our Shimla Tour Packages is a fun, exciting experience. While the region is popular among tourists from across the world, the people of Shimla are warm and welcoming.

Travel to Shimla to experience all that the Himalayas have to offer. Travel to Shimla to explore the beauty of the region. The place is blessed with a majestic view of the surrounding mountains and is rich in history. The most popular attraction in Shimla is Mall Road, the heart of shopping in the region.

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Mall road: The famous shopping and café market in Shimla, where you can buy low cost goods. So, indulge in a shopping spree and relish delicious cuisines.

The Ridge: Famous for its Scenic views, travelers come to the area that is near Mall road.

Scandal point: Near ridge, this point is famous as the history entails that the romantic couples, Maharaja of Patiala and daughter of viceroy used to meet here.

Kali Mari temple: temple of Maa Shyamala (aka Maa Kali) after whom the town was given the name Shimla.

Jhonnie’s Wax Museum: it is located on Mall road. The place has wax sculptors of famous dignitaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Shahrukh Khan, etc.

Jhakoo Temple: located at the highest peak of Shimla, the temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

Tara Devi Temple: around 11 km from the main city, this temple is consecrated to the goddess of stars.

Tattpani: 51 km from the main city, the place is near the gushing waters of the River Sutlej. A must visit to encounter the Hot Springs and olden caves.

Kufri: Enjoy the thrill and peace of the snowfall here. The place is 13 km from the main city, has an amusement park and snow sports to enjoy.

Naldehra and Mashobra: unlike Shimla, these places are quiet and apt for the calmness, which many hanker to seek.

History facts about the “Queen of hill sites”

  • In 1864, Shimla was announced as the Summer Capital of the British.
  • After India gained independence, the town was declared the capital of Punjab. It later changed to be the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
  • During the 18th century, Shimla was a dense forest with Jhakoo temple and a minimal civilization.
  • It was later called Shimla, named after the Goddess Shyamala Devi, aka Maa Kaali.
  • In 1832, Shimla had its foremost political meeting under colonial rule. It was a meeting of the Governor-General Lord William and the representatives of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Facts about the geography of Shimla.

  • The city is sprawled from east to west covering a radius of 9 kms.
  • There is no water source in the city. But, the closest one is the Sutlej River, which is 20 km from the city.
  • At an elevation of more than 2200 meters, the city is surrounded by forests of Pine, Oak and Deodar.
  • The city is located 90 km from Kalka and 130 km from Chandigarh.
  • Manali, another amazing hill site is around 260 km from the main city of Shimla.
  • The temperature here ranges from -2 degrees to 35 degrees through the year.
  • Due to its favorable weather the British, and now travelers, love this place because it is ideal to visit any time of the year.
  • The monsoon hit the city at the end of June. It may cause landslides and commutation may get blocked for a few days during that time. 

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