One of the most popular hill stations in India is Shimla located in Himachal Pradesh and it is the major tourist destination as well in the state. There are different attractions that keep inviting the tourists to them happily. Mall Road, the Ridge, toy train etc are some of the most famous attractions here. Shimla is quite suitable for honeymooners and families as it is located amidst beautiful hills and lush green forests.
The natural beauty of the place used to be an erstwhile summer capital of British India. It possesses colonial style buildings, historic temples and other attractions. The 12 kilometer long ridge with forested hillsides on all sides is the featured landmark of Shimla. During the peak seasons, it will be crowded and full of tourists and make the town vibrant unlike any other region in the state. Shimla is one of the most popular tourist place within 400 kms from Delhi
Shimla Airport is the closest one to the town which is about 23 kilometers away from the city and there will be regular flights to Delhi.
The Mall Road, the Ridge, Institute of Advanced Studies, Jakhu Temple, Kalka Shimla Railway, Green Valley, Kuthar Fort, Kufri, Green Valley, Dhilon Pond, Naldeshra Golf Course, Viceregal Lodge, the Shimla Heritage Museum, Christ Church, Shimla State Museum, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Taradevi, Sankat Mochan etc are some of the must visit places in Shimla.
Sightseeing, mountaineering, toy train visit and ride, the Ridge walk, hiking and trekking, heritage walk etc are the major activities that can be done here.
Distance from Delhi:
Best time to visit:
342.8 kilometers and you will reach there in around 7 hours if you travel through NH 44 and NH 5.
Winter is the most beautiful season Shimla adorns herself but tourists come to visit Shimla during the other seasons to avoid the heavy snowfall.