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Travel Guide of Shimla in India by Influencers and Travelers

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.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Shimla


1 - Kufri

   9 km away

Kufri is a resort hill station in the district of Shimla, India. It is located 20 km from the state capital Shimla on the National Highway No. 22.

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2 - Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens

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Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens things to do in Shimla

3 - Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary

   7 km away
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Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary things to do in Shimla

4 - Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park

   19 km away
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Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park things to do in Shimla

5 - Kasauli

   31 km away

Kasauli is a cantonment and town, located in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The cantonment was established by the British Raj in 1842 as a Colonial hill station, 77 km from Shimla, 65 km from Chandigarh, and 94 km from Ambala Cantt, an important railway junction of North India.

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6 - Narkanda

   32 km away

Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kumarsain subdivision of Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an elevation of 2708 meters on the Hindustan-Tibet Road in Himachal Pradesh, India within a fir forest.

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7 - Kumarsain

   35 km away

Kumarsain, also known as Kumharsain, is a town and a city council in Shimla District in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Formerly it was a princely state of the British Raj and was one of the several states of the Punjab States Agency.

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Why should you visit Shimla ?

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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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