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Travel Guide of Shimla in India by Influencers

Shimla, also known as Simla, is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla was declared as the summer capital of British India.

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Discover our travel guide of Shimla in India made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Shimla:

  🏘️ Town     ⛰️ Hill station     🌲 Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests     🌲 Forest     ⛰️ Mountain     🗼 Landmark  

Travel Tips for visiting Shimla

Shimla had its heyday in the 19th century, when the British chose the city as their summer capital to escape the furnace of Calcutta, 1,850 km away. They moved most of the administrative services, including men and archives, by train. Today, the city has kept a very British touch.

Located in the northern mountains at an altitude of more than 2,200 meters above sea level, the city of Shimla, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, possesses a cool and pleasant climate, completely different from the usual heat of India. In winter, the scenery here exudes a luxurious and pure beauty with oak forests, pine forests covered with white snow, buildings with Western architecture immersed in the cold air between the pass slopes. Winter is the most ideal time to visit the "snow city".

Shimla has many beautiful roads to visit and explore. Walking through The Mall square in the city center, you will come across buildings, temples, churches built in Western style, with a hint of Renaissance, Tudor and neo-Gothic architecture from the period. colony. The old Christ Church, with its striking yellow color and beautiful stained-glass windows, is one of the attractions. This is also a rare church that you can see in this North Indian region as just over 2% of India's population is Christian. In addition, you can visit Viceregal Lodge, Himachal State Library and Museum or the famous Lakkar Bazaar mountain market with wooden handicrafts.

Tourism in Shimla has enough recreational and sports activities, such as kayaking, trekking, mountain climbing... Especially you will have the opportunity to experience skating on the largest natural ice rink in South Asia when coming to Shimla. in winter. The cool weather is the ideal condition to enjoy a cup of hot coffee with delicious Himachal dishes such as chha, patore and khoru...

There are many roads to get to Shimla. Visitors can travel by train on the Kalka - Shimla world heritage railway line built by the British in 1898, or take a plane to Chandigarh (Delhi) airport, then continue on the pass to the city Here, to be once immersed in the magnificent scenery of the "snow city" between the mountains and forests of North India in the winter.

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  ⛰️ Hill station spots     🏘️ Town spots     🌲 Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests spots     🌲 Forest spots     ⛰️ Mountain range spots     🌲 Nature reserve spots     🐾 Wildlife spots     ⛰️ Hill spots     🗼 Landmark spots     ⛰️ Mountain spots  

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Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary

  7.0 km (4.3 miles) away from Shimla

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Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park

  18.9 km (11.7 miles) away from Shimla

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