The spellbinding tourist spot, Shimla is certainly one of the most famous and loved tourist destinations of India. It is positioned in the stunning locales of Himachal Pradesh and is one of the most preferred hill stations amongst the travellers. The name of the magnificent hill station is based on "Goddess Shyamla", who is believed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. During the British era, the superb hill station was 'discovered' by the British. They declare Shimla as their summer capital.
Shimla is known for its amazing natural bounty and scenic locales and picture perfect destination. The small hill station is positioned amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by beautiful lakes and lush green pastures. The fabulous tourist destination is known for still retaining its colonial charm. Vacationers from all across the globe visit the popular tourist spot throughout the year. Summers are simply beautiful and warm with cool and pleasant evenings whereas winters are very cold as the temperatures can fall below zero.
The hugely loved tourism destination is known for some outstanding tourist spots. Here are some of the famous tourist spots:
Himachal State Museum is a famous colonial building built in a spacious lawn. It is positioned on the Mall Road and popular amongst travellers as here you can find out wonderful collection of coins, photographs and local handicrafts.
Another hugely popular shopping area in Shimla is The Mall! Here you will find some of the finest restaurants, shops, offices and post offices. You can also enjoy trip to the sacred Tara Devi Temple which is located at an altitude of 1851 meters above sea level. The temple is accessible by rail, bus and car.
Summer Hill is immensely popular amongst the tourists and is positioned 5 km from the Ridge is the beautiful little township of Summer Hill. You can also enjoy trip to the Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, which is one of the most loved and visited historic places in Shimla. The 122 years old complex is constructed in a Gothic Victorial style. It is a major centre for varied cultural and literary events.
Your Shimla trip will be incomplete without visiting the hugely famous and sacred Sankat Mochan temple. It is positioned almost 7 kilometers from Shimla and situated at a height of 1851 meters from sea level. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman- a God of the Hindu Pantheon. If you are planning for vacations in winters then you must plan a trip to Kufri. It is located at an altitude of 2622 meters above sea level, where people love to enjoy Skiing a lot.