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  • If you are wondering about the best places to visit in Shimla, you have come to the right place. Shimla is the land of majestic snow-capped mountains, lush green vegetation cover, lakes with crystal clear water, soothing and serene climate, mystical atmosphere, and a jolly local culture.

    Once you escape in this small and yet the most beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh, you are bound to find solace in the arms of its tranquil nature. The place is perfect for photographers as it offers ample opportunities for them to capture through their lenses.

    Shimla is not just about mountains and eye-catching landscapes. It’s also about the lifestyle of local inhabitants and their culture. While it is not so different from the rest of India, as a tourist you might spot the warm welcome they provide to all the tourists who visit there.

    The snow-kissed land offers people with some of the most spectacular views of mountains, the ancient architectures from the British era, gives exposure to the local talents (such as the pottery culture in Shimla), gives exposure to the state museum, and takes people on a ride through the land’s cultural richness. Hence, the beautiful Shimla tourist places are in abundance and so it is a perfect place for tourists.

    Besides sightseeing, you can take part in certain activities such as trekking, rock climbing, skiing on snow, Paragliding in Shimla spending peaceful days in the resorts located at mountain-tops, and more.

    The land is full of opportunities for all the adventure junkies who are never satisfied with the thrill they get from regular life. Hence, you need to pack your luggage and set out for Shimla on your next vacation. Listed below are some of the places in Shimla which you might find attracting.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Shimla:

  • 01The Ridge of Shimla

    The Ridge of Shimla
    The Ridge of Shimla is known for organizing several government functions and fairs. It is the key venue for all the major events as well as celebrations that take place here in Shimla. Summer Festival that is the most famous festival is held here at the Ridge.

    Location: The Ridge of Shimla is an extremely famous tourist attraction that is set in the heart of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road that is the famous shopping centre of Shimla.

    Highlights: The Ridge of Shimla is the hub of all the cultural activities of Shimla. Some of the prominent places of Shimla such as the Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhoo hill, etc are in close proximity to the Ridge.

    Best time: Open all around the year but since the Summer Festival is held during the months of April or May, one can plan a visit during these months.

     Also, trekking in Shimla is also counted as the best activities to do when you visit Shimla.
  • 02Kufri

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    Kufri is known for its tranquil surroundings, breathtaking views as well as distinct stunning locales Kufri is known as one of the best places to visit in Shimla. Kufri is popular as the Switzerland of the East.

    The beauty of the Kufri hill will definitely entice all. It is ideal for adventure activities in Shimla which includes skiing and hiking that definitely must be tried at least once when you visit Kufri. 
    Snow-clad hills of Kufri make it the hotspot for trying your hand at skiing.

    Location: Kufri is located about 19 kilometres from Shimla and can be reached easily from Shimla. One can reach Kufri by road since the hill station is located very near to the National Highway - 22.

    Best Time to Visit: The ideal time to visit Kufri is during winters. Months between November to February seem ideal. For those who are not into adventure sports or skiing can visit the hill station during the months of April to June. Weather is pleasant all year round.
  • 03Green Valley

    Green Valley
    Green Valley is truly one of the most famous Shimla tourist places and photography points in Shimla. Seen as the popular shooting spot in different Bollywood movies, the Green Valley brings forth endless beauty. Noted for its elite beauty, Green Valley has been mentioned in a number of articles and travel books.

    Location: Located near Kufri at Shimla, the Green Valley is surrounded by the verdant hills.

    Highlights: Here at the Green Valley you can spot some rare animals such as yaks that are seen grazing and wandering here. The visitors who come here can cherish the lush green environments that are exceptionally picturesque.

    Best Time to Visit Green Valley: Open all year round, the best time to visit this place is post monsoon or during the summer time when the dense forest has lush green surroundings. Ideal months include July to October and from February to April.

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  • 04Hike to Jakhoo Hill

    Hike to Jakhoo Hill
    Jakhoo Hill is the highest point of the city. It is covered with the Alpine trees. On the top of the flat hill is the colourful Jakhoo Temple as well as the newly built Hanuman statue.

    Said to be the favourite escape for the visitors who enjoy calm and peace, you just need to be beware of the criminally minded monkeys who are ready to rob food from the visitors.

    Location: In order to reach the hilltop, you’ll have to walk for approximately 30 minutes. Thereafter, there is a pleasant route that will direct you to the Jakhoo Hill.

    Highlights: The summit of Jakhoo Hill Shimla is some 2,455m and about 200m higher than the central ridge of Shimla. Temple at the Jakhoo Hill is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman who is believed to be the Hindu monkey god. Monkeys clearly rule the Jakhoo hill.

    Best Time: Ideal to visit during winter months of November to March. Open Daily.

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  • 05Chail


    Chail is the ultimate place for setting up summer camps in a snow-clad town. It is a small hill slope in Shimla that was built solely for the purpose of helping people escape from summer heats. And eventually, the place turned out to be one of the best places to visit in Shimla. 

    In fact, it’s a resort that offers people exposure to the spectacular deodar forests scattered all around the hilly slope. While deodar is the common tree found in this region, you can also find pine and fir forests complementing the majestic beauty of forests in the hilly region.

    Location: Chailhas located 45 KM away from Shimla, at the foothills of Himalayan ranges.

    Highlights: Nature lovers and peace seekers can find this place ideal for escaping from the hustle and bustle of city life. Besides enjoying the nature closely, you can also walk on the highest cricket ground in the world or dine at Lake Restaurant.

    Timings: The best time to visit Chail is in between March to June. And if you love to witness snowfall, December to March would be the ideal time.

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  • 06Kiala Forest

    Kiala Forest
    Kiala Forest is located in the valley of Kotkhai in Shimla and is one of the perfect Shimla tourist places. Definitely, an interesting place to visit, the forest is beautified with the lush green vegetation as well as many indigenous animals.

    The forest is said to be an ideal destination for all the wildlife enthusiasts as well as nature lovers. A number of visitors from a different place both far and near come to this to bask in the natural beauty.

    Highlights: Kiala Forest boasts of rich foliage and wildlife. Photographers, as well as visitors, can click incredible pictures of the beautiful landscapes as well as the animals in their wilderness. Bathroom facilities are available here. Those who wish to store their luggage and baggage can make use of the lockers as well as the storage facilities available here.

    Best Time: Open all around the year. Ideal to visit during the daytime one can plan a visit to the Forest during months of March to October.

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  • 07Himalayan Bird Park

    Himalayan Bird Park

    Himalayan Bird Park is one of the most visited Shimla tourist places by the bird watchers and photographers. While Shimla is a blissful town, its beauty is enhanced by the wide variety of wildlife thriving in the hilly slopes and forests. The Himalayan bird park is one such place where you can find a wide variety of birds which you mightn’t have seen anywhere before.

    The park has exclusive as well as endangered species of birds. And to support their life, the park features soothing and calm trees, flora and fauna. Some of the common bird species such as Himalayan monals, peacocks, pheasants, etc. are the main reason for attracting tourists in the bird park.

    Location: The Himalayan Bird is located near to the Vice-Regal Lodge in central Shimla.

    Highlights: Shimla Bird Park is a peaceful place where you can find serenity. Staying close to the natural flora and fauna helps people escape from the reality.

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  • 08Christ Church

    Christ Church

    Christ Church is one of the popular attractions among tourists and is considered in the top ten lists of places to visit in Shimla. The Christ Church is an excellent architectural monument built in the British era so that the then followers of Christianity could serve almighty Jesus. 

    This monument is perfect for the people who want to get a taste of religious Christianity from the colonial time. The church was built in such a way that it would portray faith, hope, humanity, patience, fortitude, and charity to make people aware of the rich Christian culture. Located amidst majestic locations and spectacular landscapes, this place is worth giving a try.

    Location: Christ Church is located in one of the most visited roads in Shimla, the Ridge. Hence, along with the road, the church has also become famous.

    Highlights: The ancient British art is showcased with the help of this Church. You can also get a glimpse of the Neo-Gothic style as Christ Church was inspired by it.

  • 09Viceregal Lodge

    Viceregal Lodge
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    Viceregal Lodge is the most beautiful and the historically significant building of Shimla. It is architecturally rich and accounts for a good half-day excursion. Known to be the summer residence of Indian Viceroy who was the British Raj leader between 1888 until 1946, the Viceroy has taken several significant decisions in this Lodge.

    Location: The Viceregal Lodge is located some 2km west of Shimla on the summit of Observatory Hill which offers beautiful panoramic views over the region. To reach the Lodge you’ll have to follow the Chaura Maidan Road out of Shimla and the lodge spans over 500m along this road.

    Highlights: The Viceregal Lodge is Shimla is also famous as the Rashtrapati Nilayam or the President’s House. The reference here is on the era between independence to the mid-1960’s when the logo was used by the Indian Presidents as their summer retreat.

    Price: Entrance fee to the Lodge is 20 Rs.

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  • 10Cycling in Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cycling in Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary

    If you are looking for the Shimla tourist places that would provide you with a peace of mind, walking or cycling around the Shimla water catchment wildlife sanctuary would be the right choice for you.

    While tourists visit this place often, the deep green forest doesn’t allow many people to gather at the same place together. Hence, tranquillity exists in the air and you can cycle around peacefully without anyone to disturb.

    The silent forest gives people an experience of a lifetime as they get exposed to the intertwining fir, pine, cedar, deodar, spruce, and oak trees. Besides, more than 300 species of plants and animals surviving in the forest would come to your notice while your cycle riding journey.

    Due to the vast stretch of unique flora and fauna, the sanctuary is often termed as the bliss of mother-nature, or the jungle paradise. It’s a perfect place for nature lovers.

    Location: Shimla water catchment wildlife sanctuary is located north to Kufri, East of Shimla, and adjacent to the national highway 22.

  • 11Take a Walk in Kuthar Fort

    Take a Walk in Kuthar Fort
    Kuthar Fort is placed in the undying serenity of the Himalayas and is one of the best places to visit in Shimla to get into the history. The fort spans an area of about 52.8 square kilometres and is located in the middle of the exotic background, pools as well as the beautiful gardens.

    Location: Kuthar Fort is located at a small distance from both Arki and Subathu that are both an hour away from the Shimla airport, Jubbarhatti. Situated in Solan, the fort is one of the key attractions here.

    Highlights: Some sectors of the fort are as old as 800 years however there are some new sectors that have been built and are a mere 8 decades old. Stretched in the large area of the region, there are a number of fresh-water springs flowing through here. It is surrounded by different picturesque locations such as the Gurkha Fort from Subathu, Kunihar, and Kasauli hill station.

    Best Time: Open all year round.
  • 12Annandale

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    Annandale is a flat terrain in Shimla that has been developed as the playground of the city. The ground is used to play cricket. Several other sports like Golf and Polo are also played here. Picnics too are organized here. Also, you can enjoy many adventurous and fun things here.

    The ground here is famous since the British rule. Britishers used to play sports like racing, cricket and polo here. Entertainment activities too were organized during these times.

    Location: Annandale is situated about 3 kilometres away from the Ridge. Private taxis, as well as buses, can help you reach Annandale.

    Highlights: Annandale is a very beautiful spot that gives away a picturesque view of the Shimla city along with its surroundings. The area here is covered with beautiful deodar trees, oak trees, etc. It falls under the authority of the Indian army.

    Best Time: The Annandale is open all around the year. The ground has all the facilities available that may be needed by the visitors.
  • 13Johnnie’s Wax Museum

    Johnnie’s Wax Museum
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    Shimla, the land of charm, has now come up with a new museum known as Johnnie’s wax museum. It was established by the company MBM brothers in the initial months of 2016. The main purpose of the wax museum was to put wax statues of famous personalities into the display. 

    So far, the museum has put 16 wax statues of different personalities starting from Bollywood stars to Hollywood celebrities, and from Indian to international sports personalities. Some of the statues include famous personalities such as Daniel Radcliffe, Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Lionel Messi, Tony Stark, and more. Most of these statues are crafted by artists who work in the famous museum of Madame Tussauds, London.

    Fees: Adults need to pay Rs 250/- person to take entry whereas, for children below 5 years, entry is free of cost.

    Location: Johnnie’s wax museum is situated at the Willow Banks estate, Bemloi, in the capital city of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

    Highlights: Interested tourists can now get a wax replica of their hands by paying Rs 450/-.

  • 14Summer Hill

    Summer Hill
    Summer Hill is an exceptionally beautiful tourist spot in Shimla. It is situated at an altitude of 1283 meters. The area is beautified by the serene beauty of quiet hills that give it a nice and breathtaking aura.

    Location: Located on the way from Shimla to Kalka, Summer Hills is just about 5 km from the Ridge Road of Shimla. The place is surrounded by the serene beauty of quiet hills, which give it a breathtaking aura.

    Highlights: This is an ideal place for those who wish to take a leisurely walk amidst the tranquillity of Mother Nature. The hilly trees of pine and deodar add to the beauty of the place. Snow clad mountains make it an ideal romantic gateway.

    Best Time to visit: Summer Hill is open all around the year courtesy its pleasant climate. However, the best time to visit the place is during winters when the weather is cool and humid.

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  • 15Experience the Ride on Toy Train

    Experience the Ride on Toy Train

    There’s a special kind of joy involved with riding toy trains. These trains are available only in the Himalayan regions. And Shimla is one of the most important hill stations among such places where you can enjoy a thrilling toy train ride.

    During your toy train ride, you would cross slopes, will be able to look down the hill slopes from high altitudes, observe the tranquil nature accompanied by the local flora and fauna, and many more.

    Shimla sightseeing would be incomplete if you miss a toy train ride in the town. The Kalka-Shimla toy train journey will take you on a ride where you would cross the green forests, scorched hill slopes, ancient post office and other things.

    While the ride will be gentle, you would often come across the rough tracks where a slight rocking in the train coaches would give you the ultimate thrill in hilly slopes.

    Timings: Shimla toy train ride can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, while in the winter seasons the toy train tracks lay covered with snow, it’s still the best time to enjoy toy train ride in the town.

  • 16Chadwick Waterfall

    Chadwick Waterfall
    The clear waters of the Chadwick Waterfall cascade deep down a gorge at a height of approximately 86 m. What amplifies the beauty of the place is the surrounding hills as well as the thick green trees of Pine and Deodar. After you have had a hectic travel schedule exploring the entire Shimla, you can come back here and unwind. This place will give you ample ‘me’ time.
    Location: Chadwick Waterfall is situated within the dense and the very beautiful Glen Forest. This waterfall lies at a distance of about 7 km from Shimla and about 4 km from Summer Hill.

    Highlights: The place was originally famous as the ‘Chidku Jhaar’ where Jhaar stands for waterfall and in the local dialet ‘Chidku’ means the bird. It is so called because the waterfall is at such a height that only a bird can reach to the top. Britishers gave it the name ‘Chadwick Falls’.

    Best Time: Can be visited anytime of the year but it is advised to go there in a group.
  • 17Shaily Peak

    Shaily Peak
    Shaily Peak is formed by the lush green forests and the lofty Himalayas that makes it exceptionally magnificent.

    Location: Shaily Peak is located about 23 km from Naldehra. From the Khatnol, the base for the steep climb to the peak is about 8 km. In case, you are not fit enough for trekking, you can also hire a pony to reach here.

    Highlights: The dense forests, as well as the rocky trails, adorn the Shaily Peak. The beauty of the Shaily Peak encourages everyone who comes to this place to take pictures and capture this beauty.

    Best Time: Shaily Peak is open all around the year. The ideal time to visit the Shaily Park is morning for anyone who enjoys trekking. The Peak looks exceptionally spectacular during the sunrise and the sunset. Do carry your lunch if you plan to venture out on the trek.

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  • 18Shimla State Museum

    Shimla State Museum
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    Shimla State Museum is housed in an old Victorian mansion. It has been designed carefully to adapt it to the museum.

    Highlights: The Shimla State Museum is a residence of Indian government officials. Opened on January 26, 1974, the museum is used to collect as well as preserve the ancient artistic, historical, archaeological and ethnological human works for ensuring access to the future generations. 

    Location: The museum is set on a lonely hilltop known as ‘Inveram.’

    Price: The entry fee for the Indians is 20 INR and for the foreigners is 100 INR. Fee on camera is also levied. Indians will have up to 50 INR surplus for carrying the camera and the foreigners will have to pay 100 INR surplus for carrying a camera. Research scholars too will have to pay 100 INR for carrying a camera.

    Best Time: The ideal time to visit the Shimla State Museum is between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum remains closed on all Mondays and other Gazetted holidays.
  • 19Kali Bari Temple

    Kali Bari Temple
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    Kali Bari Temple is a very popular tourist attraction that is situated at a strategically planned location. Built in the year 1845, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala. From the Goddess Shyamala, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla gets its name.

    Location: Primarily, the Kali bari this temple was initially located at the Jakhu hill. Presently, the temple is located at the Kali Bari Road, Shimla. The British brought it to its new site.

    Highlights: The Kali Bari temple of Simla is said to be an exceptionally religious place of India. It is believed that anyone who visits Shimla should never miss out on visiting this temple. The temples houses a shrine of the Hindu Goddess Shyamala. Shyamala is believed to have multiple aliases like Durga and Kali.

    Best Time: The temple is open all round the year.

    Price: Entry to the temple is free.
  • 20Manjathal Sanctuary

    Manjathal Sanctuary
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    Manjathal Sanctuary is famous for its rich wildlife as well as the vivid flora. Rich biodiversity of the Manjathal Sanctuary is a paradise for all the wildlife enthusiasts. In order to preserve the natural beauty of the place, there are no resorts or hotels constructed here in this region. It is an exciting place for kids since they can enjoy camping here.

    Location: Placed beautifully in the lap of Himalayan terrains, the Manjathal Sanctuary is situated on the Shimla-Bilaspur Highway at Solan district (Shimla).

    Highlights: This sanctuary attracts a number of nature lovers from across the country and is a home to several endangered animal species. One amongst them is the Goral that is a distinct type of mountain goat as well as the Cheer Pheasant that is believed to be vulnerable by the International Union of Conservation of Nature.

    Best Time: The best time to visit the Manjathal Sanctuary is during winters.
  • 21Mall Road

    Mall Road
    Mall roads in the hill stations are generally a stretch of any road bordered with a number of small stalls, shops, and branded showrooms. Mall road in Shimla is one of the vibrant lanes for enjoying a range of shopping options, eateries, food stalls, cafes and bank ATMs and money exchange portals to meet certain necessities.

    The items displayed on Mall road are a bit pricey but if you are a street smart person with decent bargaining skills, you might return with an additional bag. People often land up here as one of their first Shimla tourist places.  Leisure walking is another way of enjoying the busy lanes of Mall road in Shimla.

    Suggested length of visit: 2 to 4 hours if you wish to shop around different stores and stalls.

    Timing: 10 AM to 9 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Shimla, India

    Cost: Depends on what you buy

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 6 KM.

  • 22Tara Devi Temple

    Tara Devi Temple

    It is one of the renowned and religious places to visit in Shimla. It is situated around 20 minutes drive from Shimla on the Kalka-Shimla highway. Perched atop a hilltop near Shimla, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Tara and highly revered by people who come to visit Shimla and the local dwellers.

    Suggested length of visit: Around 1 to 2 hours.

    Timing: 7 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

     Location: NH.22, Kachi Ghati, Bagh, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

    Cost: Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 17 KM

  • 23Naggar Castle

    Naggar Castle

    The view from the castle’s balcony is a sight to behold. Naggar is situated by the bank of river Beas and the castle is situated at a height from where you can witness uninterrupted views of the lush green valley and the mountains.

    Suggested length of visit: Around 2 to 3 hours.

    Timing: 7 AM to 10:30 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Naggar, Manali, Manali Tehsil, India

    Cost: INR 15 per person.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: 230 KM

  • 24Lakkar Bazaar

    Lakkar Bazaar

    This is a very famous name and an old flea marketplace that is situated near the Ridge in Shimla. It is famous for wooden toys, walking sticks, Regal building, Roller skating hall, Indian snacks like Aloo Tikki and Chole Bhature, Meena Bazaar etc. It is one of the famous markets of Shimla and caters to the needs of everyone.

    Suggested length of visit : Around 1 to 2 hours.

    Timing: 9 AM to 7 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Lakkar Bazaar Road, Shimla 171001, India

    Cost: Free of entry cost.

     Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 2.5 KM

  • 25Gurudwara Sahib

    Gurudwara Sahib
    This gurdwara dates back to the year 1907 and is situated at Padhawa hills. This is one of the highly visited Shimla tourists places, the interiors and the details are very finely carved on the outer as well as the inner walls of the Gurdwara and the devotees who come to visit this place have very strong faith in the spiritual power that the place emits.

    Suggested length of visit: 30 minutes to an hour.

    Timing: 4:30 AM to 9:30 PM on all days of the week.

     Location: Court Road, Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh 173025, India

    Cost: Free of entry cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 177 KM

  • 26Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

    Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

    This huge complex is a popular monument which is situated in the middle of the busy lanes of the Mall road. The architecture of the complex is a Victorian Gothic style like the many other neo-Gothic buildings in Shimla. The theatre is designed by Sir Henry Irwin and is one of the oldest complexes in the state.

    Suggested length of visit: 2 hours.

    Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM.

    Location: The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171001, India

    Cost: INR 10 for Indians; INR 25 for foreign nationals.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: 1.5 KM.

  • 27Gorton Castle

    Gorton Castle

    Gorton castle was established in the year 1904 and it adds to the charm of the ‘Summer capital of India.’ This is another gothic styled architectural marvel designed by the renowned architect of that era Sir Swinton Jacob.

    The interesting part of the design is the “Rajasthani Jallis” carved on the balconies of the castle. It is a three storey testament housing 125 rooms of different sizes.

    Suggested length of visit: Around 45 minutes.

    Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Mall Rd, Nabha, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003

    Cost: Free of entry charge.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 1 .1 KM

  • 28Sankat Mochan Temple

    Sankat Mochan Temple

    Sankat Mochan Temple in Shimla is the second most famous religious place after Jakhu temple. This temple is situated around 8 KM from Shimla and was established in the year 1950. 

    The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama, Lord Shiva, and Hanuman and is one of the places to visit in Shimla for nirvana seekers.

    Suggested length of visit: Around an hour or less.

    Timing: 6:30 to 8 PM in summers and 7 AM to 6:30 PM in winters.

    Location: Bagh, Taradevi, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171010, India

    Cost: free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 8 KM.

  • 29Bantony Castle

    Bantony Castle

    This heritage site is located on the Bantony hill and is included as part of the Shimla heritage walk for tourists. The estate comprises of Bantony Castle and Bantony cottage. It is surrounded by sprawling lawns and is entirely constructed out of woods. 

    The location of Bantony estate is one of the best parts of the heritage walk. The government has recently purchased this property from the owners to revamp it.

    Suggested length of visit: Less than an hour.

    Timing: 24 hours

    Location: Kali Bari Rd, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

    Cost: No entry fee.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 800 meters.

  • 30Himalayan Nature Park

    Himalayan Nature Park

    Most of the Himalayan Park sections are declared as sanctuaries, national parks and reserves for the rich flora and fauna which dwell here. The park is truly a retreat for nature-lovers and many activities like trekking, picnic, day hikes etc can be carried out in the forests. 

    It is located at Kufri and has an undisturbed biodiversity. You can find orchids, primula, balsam, deodar, oaks etc and animals like Musk deer, barking deer, Sambar deer, Hangal Goral etc.

    Suggested length of visit: half a day or an entire day.

    Timing: 9 AM to 6:30 PM on all days of the week except Tuesday.

    Location: Kandaghat-Chail-Kufri Road, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh 171012

    Cost: INR 20

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 17 KM.

  • 31St. Michael's Cathedral Catholic Church

    St. Michael's Cathedral Catholic Church

    This church dates back to the Victorian era around the year 1886. The interiors display the fine touch of French-gothic style and can accommodate around 400 worshipers in the main hall. 

    It is an important landmark and one of the significant places to visit in Shimla if you are keen on seeing the marvels of Neo-Gothic architecture.

    Suggested length of visit: An hour.

    Timing: Daily mass 6:45 AM, Friday mass 6 PM and Sunday mass 10:30 AM

    Location: Heritage Building, Ram Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171003

    Cost: entry is free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 500 meters.

  • 32Army Heritage Museum

    Army Heritage Museum
    This heritage museum is a part of Annandale and is located near the Ridge. Your Shimla trip is incomplete without spending a picnic around this spot. It displays a range of collectables which are mostly associated with the Indian Army.

    You will find life histories of great Indian warriors, old weapons, and ammunition, all kept and preserved well cases.

    Suggested length of visit: An hour.

    Timing: 10 AM to 2 PM and 3 PM to 5 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Annandale Rd, Annandale, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171003, India

    Cost: free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 3 KM.

  • 33Indian Institute of Advanced Study

    Indian Institute of Advanced Study
    It houses photographs of moments of interaction between Indian leaders and Britishers. It once was the summer home to the viceroy of India of that time. Take a guided tour of the galleries of Indian Institute of Advanced Study and come across historical events like Shimla conference etc in the form of photographs and stories.

    Suggested length of visit: 1 hour.

    Timing: 9 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week except Monday.

    Location: Rashtrapati Nivas, Chaura Maidan, Near Birds Zoo, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005

    Cost: INR 20 for the garden visit, INR 40 per Indian and INR 85 per person (foreign national)

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 3 KM.

  • 34Kiala Forest

    Kiala Forest

    This forest has a calling for all the adventure junkies and sports enthusiasts. With rich wildlife and panoramic vistas around, Kiala forest is one of the offbeat places to visit in Shimla for encountering the wilderness of Himalayan jungles. 

    Kiala forest is a segment of  Kotkhai valley in Himachal Pradesh.

    Suggested length of visit: 2 hours.

    Timing: 24 hours

    Location: Kotkhai, 171202, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, India

    Cost: entry is free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 2 KM.

  • 35Kamna Devi Temple

    Kamna Devi Temple

    Kaman Devi Temple is a very prestigious temple which is situated on the Prospect hill and can be accessed from Boileauganj on Shimla-Bilaspur road. The temple is around 6 KM from Shimla and is surrounded by picturesque meadows and valleys. 

    The temple is dedicated to Kamna Devi which is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Kali.

    Suggested length of visit: 1 hour.

    Timing: 24 hours.

    Location: Prospect Hill, Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005

    Cost: free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 5 KM.

  • 36Rani Jhansi Park

    Rani Jhansi Park

    Rani Jhansi Park is famous as the Ladies park and can be easily accessed from the mall road.  The park is suitable for day picnics, serves best as a children playing ground. It has a huge statue of Rani Lakshmi Bai on her horse with her sword in the middle of the park. 

    The historical events related to Rani Lakshmi Bai is carved on a granite that lays beside the statue.

    Suggested length of visit: An hour

    Timing: 24 hours.

    LocationMall Rd, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

    Cost: No entry cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Less than a KM.

  • 37Narkanda


    Narkanda is a hilly town which is situated 60 KM along the highway running from Shimla to Kinnaur. It is nestled at an elevation of 8100 ft. The winding road leading to Narkanda from Shimla take around 2 hours to reach the destination. 

    The entire town can be witnessed from a small hill station named Fagu en route. Narkanda serves as a stopover for people traveling to the Spiti valley.

    Suggested length of visit: A day or two.

    Timing: 24 hours.

    Location: Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh, India

    Cost: depends on your mode of transport.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 62 KM.

  • 38Baba Bhalku Railway Museum

    Baba Bhalku Railway Museum

    This museum is your best deal to gain knowledge on the reasons of construction of rail line in Shimla. There are several displays of machines and engines. Things like umbrellas, coats, and caps are exhibited in the museum which belongs to the time when the rail line was constructed and these were left in the waiting room. 

    You will come across many interesting stories related to this construction which was life-changing for the people of Shimla and around.

    Suggested length of visit: an hour is enough.

    Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM on all days of the week except Monday.

    Location: Old Bus Stand, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India

    Cost: free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 47 KM.

  • 39Scandal Point

    Scandal Point
    It is a major attraction on the westernmost tip of Shimla which falls between the mall road and the ridge at Shimla.  It lies right in the centre of the two busiest spots of Shimla and is difficult to overlook.
    The place has a very interesting love story associated with its name involving the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh the then viceroy’s daughter.

    Suggested length of visit: 2 hours.

    Timing: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Mall Road, Near Railway Building, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171001, India

    Cost: no entry fee.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 2 KM.

  • 40Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary

    Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary

    This reserve is around 11 KM from Shimla and is a hotspot for the nature lover. Tourists commonly spot barking deer, jackals, monkeys, bear, and leopards etc. You can find the best views of Himalayan peaks like Chota Shali, Deo Tibba, Bandar Poonch, Rakta Dhar and even the Pir Panjal ranges of Jammu and Kashmir from this forest reserve. 

    It is an amazing place for photographers as well.

    Suggested length of visit: around 4 to 5 hours.

    Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: NH 22, Chharabra, Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh 171012

    Cost: 25 per person, INR 10 for students with I-cards. INR 150 per Vehicle Charge, INR 100 for two-wheelers, INR 50 for Still Camera

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:

  • 41Skiing in Kufri

    Skiing in Kufri

    Shimla is a winter sports capital of India and a skier’s paradise. The snow-laden mountain slopes in Shimla are the perfect destination for people who love skiing. There are various skiing stretches in Shimla which is blanketed in white snow and Kufri is one of them. 

    Shimla is flocked with a tourist who enjoys winter sports for having the best slopes to roll down.

    Suggested length of visit: 2 to 3 hours.

    Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Shimla, India

    Cost: starts from INR 300 onwards.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Skiing is best done in Kufri and the ski ground is located around 13 KM from Shimla Bus stand.

  • 42Tattapani


    Tattapani is situated around 60 KM from Shimla and is one of the famous Shimla tourist places. Tattapani brims with options for a traveler like quaint temples, Himalayan caves, hot water springs, stunning trekking trails, suitable terrain and rivers to carry out activities like river rafting and rock climbing etc. 

    The place is blessed with the presence of Sutlej River which adds a different charm to the entire valley.

    Suggested length of visit: 2 to 3 hours.

    Timing: 7 AM to 6:30 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Tattapani | Karsog, Mandi, 175009, India

    Cost: river rafting starts from INR 1500 per head.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 51 KM.

  • 43Pabbar Valley

    Pabbar Valley

    Pabbar valley is a little ahead of Shimla and can be accessed from Theog. The beauty of the valley lies in its meandering streams, lush green hills, and the pretty apple orchard belt. It has numerous trekking trails, some of which are unexplored and some of which are being taken up by many trekking companies. 

    The famous temple of Hatkoti is situated in this valley which attracts hordes of pilgrims during festivals.

    Suggested length of visit: half a day.

    Timing: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: National Highway 22 By-Pass | Shimla District, Rohru 171207,

    Cost: No entry cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 3.2 KM.

  • 44Naldehra


    This small scenic town in Himachal Pradesh is known for its 9 hole Golf course. If you feel like splurging on such skillful sport then Naldehra is the places for you. Tourist also explores the famous points of this quaint town on a pony or by walking. 

    The town is small and boasts of many verdant expanses of hills and vegetation.

    Suggested length of visit: 2 hours minimum.

    Timing: 8 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Post Office, Durgapur, Naldehra, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171007, India

    Cost: No entry fee but playing starts from INR 1000 per person.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 25 KM

  • 45Horse Riding in Shimla

    Horse Riding in Shimla

    Horse riding in Shimla is available at the ridge or in Kufri where you are taken to the Kufri Zoo, through mesmerizing Apple Orchard, dense forest of Hassan valley, Mahasu Peak etc. 

    You are taken to points from where you get an uninterrupted view of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges.

    Suggested length of visit: depends on your itinerary and choice of hours.

    Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Location for horse riding: Shimla and Kufri.

    Cost: Around 400 to 500 per half an hour.

    Points covered: Apple orchard in Shimla, Kufri zoo, Kufri snow point etc.  

  • 46Jakhu Ropeway

    Jakhu Ropeway

    The ropeway covers a distance of 8 KM from the ridge that comes along the way to Jakhu Temple and reaches the temple in around 5 minutes. The introduction of ropeway in Shimla has made traveling easy for the once trying to climb to be at the prestigious Jakhu temple. 

    You get to ride the ropeway at 8054 feet above sea level which bestows some jaw-dropping views of the valley. The ropeway cabins are imported from Switzerland and it is the best way to traverse through some of the popular Shimla tourist places like Jakhu valley and Jakhu temple.

     Suggested length of visit: Around 1 to 2 hours.

    Timing: 9:30 AM to 7 PM on all days of the week.

    Location: Jakhu, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India

    Cost: INR 250 for adults and INR 200 for children.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 7 KM.

  • 47Rothney Castle

    Rothney Castle
    Rothney castle was the house of A.O. Hume, who was a political reformer and a very knowledgeable ornithologist. This architectural marvel is situated on the Jakhu hills and is very near to the Jakhu temple in Shimla.
    The house boasts of extraordinary sceneries and green landscapes and is one of the major Shimla tourist places.

    Suggested length of visit: at least around 2 hours.

     Timing: 24 hours.

    Location: Sheeshe Wali Kothi, Jakhoo Rd, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India

    Cost: entry is free.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 8.5 KM.

  • 48Prospect Hill

    Prospect Hill

    Prospect hill is dotted with green meadows, numerous water bodies, and stretches of lush green panoramic valley. Prospect Hill is one of the religious places to visit in Shimla as it holds a very strong significant among the tourists who believe in Goddess Kamna Devi. 

    The hill is shrouded with many stories of the Goddess and there is an ancient temple situated on the hills which are dedicated to Goddess Kamna Devi. If you are seeking a green escape, Prospect hill awaits your visit.

     Suggested length of visit: An hour and a half.

     Timing: 24 hours.

     Location: Kamna Prospect Hill, Kamna Devi Temple Road, Chakkar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171005, India

     Cost: No entry cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 4 KM.

  • 49Hawa Ghar

    Hawa Ghar

    Hawa Ghar is one of the very interesting places to visit in Shimla as it serves as an open balcony to fascinating vistas of Shimla. It is located at the ridge in Lakkar Bazaar which has quite a height and that enables some breathtaking views of the valley to the tourists. 

    It is fondly called as the “Mall view balcony,” and is a hub for many activities in winters when the entire town is covered in snow.

     Suggested length of visit: An hour.

     Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week

     Location: Kufri Chail Road, Near Himalayan Nature Park, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171012, India

     Cost: INR 10 per adult and INR 5 per child.

     Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 6.5 KM.

  • 50Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park

    Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park

    This unique amusement park is located in Kufri at an elevation of 8500 feet above sea level. It offers a range of activities like Burma Bridge, Flying Fox, Rock climbing, Commando Net, Bumping boats, Rowing and Valley crossing etc. 

    You can also indulge in ice skating, and boat on the snow-laden terrain in winters. If you get hungry by doing all this then there are multi-cuisine restaurants and coffee shop along with some local shops selling Himachali handloom work. 

    The best part of this amusement park is the telescope which enables incredible views of the valley. It is one of the must-go places to visit in Shimla without any doubt.

     Suggested length of visit: at least 3 hours.

     Timing: 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM on all days of the week.

     Location: 1 KM ahead of Kufri Bazar, Towards Fagu, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India

     Cost: INR 100 per person, INR 350 per person including rides,  and 160 per person including Go Karting.

     Distance from Shimla bus stand: around 10 KM.

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Roopkund Lake Trek

The Roopkund Lake is situated high up in the Garhwal Mountains in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This lake is of much historical and religious importance. It was also called the Mystery or Skeletal Lake after a large number of human skeletons were found in it in 1942 by a Forest Officer.

Following this discovery, a number of scientists visited the lake to find out the reason for the skeletons being there and it was eventually concluded that the skeletons belonged to some pilgrims who were caught unawares in a flash hailstorm.

Due to the huge chunks of ice that came with the hailstorm, the pilgrims died due to injuries to their skulls. This story was aired in national and international media and since them the Roopkund Lake has become a popular tourist destination.

The trek to Roopkund Lake showcases the best of Himalayan beauty. The trek begins at Lohajung, which is situated at an elevation of 3200 metres and goes on for five days till you reach the lake, which is at an altitude of 5000 metres. The first couple of days will take you through beautiful villages, forests, rivers and Bugyals.

The air will get thinner and thinner as you ascend and gain altitude. So it is very important that you are in the best of health and fitness when you set out for this trek. Higher energy levels will allow you to adjust better with the changing environment and enjoy the views offered by the region. Your team leader will also offer you tips on how to cope with the changing levels of the atmosphere.

The trekking trail followed during the Roopkund trek coincides with that of the Raj Jay Yatra pilgrimage route. This is conducted during a festival dedicated to goddess Nanda Devi and the residents of nearby village participate in this festival dressed in their traditional attire.

Best Season: August - October
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Max. Elevation: 5020 m
More Details: Guide to Roopkund Trek
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Kalka–Shimla Railway

The 2 feet 6 inches narrow gauge that takes the trains through the mountainous stations from Kalka to Shimla has a lot of admirers all over India. Thus Kalka- Shimla Railway secures its place intact among travelers of Himachal Pradesh. The relishing views of the hills and valleys of Himachal Pradesh seem to be more charming while you make a journey in one of the trains along this railway track. It was built in 1898 to connect Shimla with other parts and it is recorded that during the construction of this system, there were 107 tunnels and 864 bridges through the course of the track as well. Though the system is years old, it emerges out to surprise the visitors of Himachal still.

Scandal Point

At the convergence of two famous roads, the Ridge and the Mall Road in Shimla is the famous Scandal Point, to the western edge of the convergent point. There are multitudes of stories existing related to the birth of this Scandal Point, dating back to the British regime. One story says that the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh eloped with the daughter of the British Viceroy after meeting at the Scandal Point and thus it got this intriguing name and another set of tales shows that the Maharaja kidnapped young women from Scandal Point. Regardless the umpteen number of stories, this square overlooking the paradisiacal location has ample features to be on the top of the best sightseeing places in Himachal Pradesh’s list.

Pindari Glacier Trek

The Pindari Glacier trek is a relatively easy trekking trail. The Pindari glacier is situated between the Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi peaks and is a major destination for tourists and high altitude trekking in India. The pristine white glacier measures 3.2 km in length and 1.5 km in width and has gigantic mountains in its background.

The Pindari glacier trek is a must-do activity for all those who wish to experience nature very closely without compromising on peace and tranquility. The journey to the Pindari glacier begins at Nainital and goes on to Lahorekhet. Usually, night camps are set up and the evening is spent in these camps. On your way to the Pindari glacier, you will also come across Dhakuri, which is a place of great scenic splendour.

On moving ahead from Dhakuri, you come to the Khati village, which is the largest village in the region. Situated on the banks of the River Pinder, the village serves as a perfect spot for a night halt. From Khati you will need to trek another 11 kms to reach Dwali. Dwali has beautiful surroundings to offer and you can relish the beauty of the place as you trek on ahead to Phurkia, situated about 6 kms away.

Pindari glacier is situated at a distance of about 17 kms from Dwali. The vista opens into a beautiful view as you reach the Pindari glacier. Your efforts are paid off with the panoramic view of the surroundings that the Pindari Glacier offers you.

Best Season: March - October
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 3627 m
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Beas Kund

For people who love to trek, Beas Kund is one of the most amazing places for it. If you are planning for trekking in Manali, add this place to your list, it will surely bring you close to nature. If you always wanted to enjoy the Himalayan trek, this is the shortest and ideal trek.

Location: It is quite close to some of the most popular locales of Manali. Solang Valley is at a distance of 14 km from the place which will take you around 8-9 hours to reach there.

Highlights: Beas Kund is located at a spectacular place and it gives a great view of the Pir Panjal ranges. After a while of climbing on to the place, you reach to the origin of Beas lake which truly feels magical because it is a glacial lake with melting snow.

Best time to visit: Avoiding the rainy season, you can visit the place anytime of the year you desire.

Tibetan Museum

Being a combination of the conventional and contemporary Tibetan architecture, the Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is very unique. Located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex, the museum walls have a gentle yellow and white colour scheme that adds on to its quaint beauty. 

It is a platform where one can observe and be in awe of the Tibetan historical documents, manuscripts, Thangka images, pottery and other handicraft items. Besides that there are also photographs, interviews and video records that explain and file the Chinese intervention in Tibet and the consequent migration of Tibetans. If you are admirers of art and are also fascinated by history then you could purchase paintings, artefacts and handicrafts from the Museum shops as souvenirs.

Timings: - Open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Milam Glacier Trek of the Kumaon

The Milam Glacier is one of the major glaciers in the Kumaon region. It is situated in Munsiyari of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The elevation of the glacier ranges from 5500 metres to 3870 metres and is located at a distance of 15 km from Nanda Devi. The glacier was closed for trekking in 1962, but was reopened in 1994.

The best time to visit the Milam glacier is before the monsoons i.e. from mid-March to May. The monsoons set in June, which triggers landslides and roadblocks, making the area dangerous for any expedition.

The trekking trail to the Milam glacier starts at Munsiyari. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the Kumaon region and pass through places such as Nanda Devi East Base, Gauri Ganga Lilam, Martoli, Railkot, etc. on your way to the glacier. The glacier originates from the eastern slope of Trishuli and the southern slope of Kohli. The village of Milam is situated near the snout of the glacier. The trek to the Milam glacier is one of the best trails for trekking in India.

The Milam glacier has an altitude of 4268 metres and is surrounded by 52 peaks. The Milam glacier serves as an axial point for high altitude treks in India. The entire distance is covered by walking along the banks of the River Gori Ganga. You will pass through dense forests with blooming rhododendrons, chestnut trees, lush green conifers etc.

The trekking trail takes you past the Nanda Devi and Hardeol peaks. You will also come across the Ragash Kund, a shepherd shelter and a pond. The trek is a slightly difficult and will test your physical fitness and strength as you gain altitude. The best part of the journey is that you get to view the best of Himalayan beauty amidst majestic mountains and gurgling waters.

Best Season: May - September
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 4268 m
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Padum-Darchha Trek

The Padam Darchcha Valley trek is an exhilarating experience. The trek involves a long trek from Darcha which is situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh to Padam, located in the mystical land of Zansak. Besides the thrill and excitement of trekking in the snowy slopes of the Himalayas, the trekking trail allows you to enjoy the beauty of the initial trail from Manali to Leh.

You can visit interesting Hindu temples in Manali which speak volumes about the history, culture and traditions of the region. This trek is a beautiful combination of adventure and sight-seeing and hence can be called one of the most exciting experiences of trekking in India.

The trek begins at Chalang Tokpa, from where you will move on to Ramjak and Chumikanakpo. The trek from Ramjak to Chumikanakpo will give you a fabulous trekking experience by testing your strength and skills. From here you will move on to Lakong and pass through Kurgiak and Purne before reaching Padam, Leh. The most interesting change that you will notice on reaching the destination is the transformation of the landscape.

Best Season: June - September
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Max. Elevation: 5080 m
More Details: Guide to Padum Darcha Trek
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Gauri Shankar Temple

It is an 800 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion. The Gauri Shankar temple is built in a Shikhara style architecture which makes it quite popular among the various tourists that visit the place.

Location: The temple is located in the Naggar Castle road where you will also find other major attractions of the city. It can be easily reached through a small trek through the famous Naggar Castle.

Highlights: It is quite popular for all those who have religious beliefs and are Nirvana seekers. The architecture is something many people love about the temple.

Best time to visit: The temple is open from 5 in the morning to 12 in the noon and then it opens again at 4 in the evening till 9 in the night. So you can visit the temple on the given timings.

Price: There is no entry fee for getting into the temple.

Arjun Gufa

Although this place is meant for all those who hold deep religious beliefs, most of the people visit the place just because they admire beautiful architecture.

Location: The cave is located at approximately 5 km from the town of Manali. The place it is situated is Naggar and has most of the tourist attractions in close proximity. You will also find the Kunt Bhaya lake and the temple at just 2 km from here.

Highlights: You will love to see the beautiful sight of the snow capped mountains from the place. This site was built during the famous era of Mahabharata. The natural beauty of the cave is very exhilarating and the ambience makes you feel really good.

Best time to visit: It is best to visit the place early in the morning as it gets dark quite soon. You might also consider wearing woolen clothes to the place because it can sometimes get too cold.

Tsug la Khang (Dalai Lama's Temple)

Popular for being the sanctuary of The Dalai Lama, the Tsug la Khang is the core essence of Mcleodganj. It comprises the Namgyal Monastery and also several shrine rooms in its compound. There are statues of Buddha, Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche in these shrines.

 If you are an art lover then you should surely go there and admire this splendid art work. The Dalai Lama’s dwelling and administrative offices are adjoining to the monastery. Ling Khor, is a meditation trail close to Tsug La Khang, you will come across small shrines, stupas and also a gigantic chorten while treading this route. Visiting Tsug la Khang is one of the most important things to do in Mcleodganj.  

Timings- Open from 6 AM to 7 PM


Key Monastery

The trekkers to the Himalayas never miss out Key Monastery located in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. A beautiful Tibetan Gompa pronounced as Kye Gompa, is at an altitude of 4166 meters. Considering it as the biggest Buddhist monastery in Spiti Valley, many tourists and travelers add a visit to Key as a major event in their travel itinerary, always. The walls of the monastery narrates the stories of Chinese influence which is evident in the paintings and murals and the 14th century monastic architecture is well presented on those walls. There are three different floors inside, each one has a variant purpose, the underground one has kept as storage room, and one with rich paintings and murals dating back to the old centuries and one is consisted of Assembly Halls and cells for monks.

Snow Trails Camp

Shimla is an ideal destination, a destination for family as well as for friends, It has number of thrilling things to do and If you are going for camping in Shimla at that point Snow Trails Camp is something that everybody must check once. Campground is arranged at an elevation of 2250 mtrs. above ocean level on Kufri-Chail Road. This is a veritable heaven enriched with incredible common excellence encompassed by elevated snow topped tops and thick backwoods of deodar and oaks.

We have corroded yet agreeable convenience with twin slept with swiss tents, cabins connected with toilets with legitimate running hot and frosty water with a sit out varandah. Investigate the everlasting characteristic magnificence and entrancing society of Himalayas with Snow Trails Eco camps at koti, Neen. You can select Shimla camping packages for Snow Trails Camp from their website. 

 Accommodation, All meals during the stay, Bonfire with light music.

Hiking and Trekking, Rock Climbing, Flying Fox, Obstacle Course, Team Building Games, Burma Bridge.

Rs 2500 to 4000

Approx distance from Shimla:
48.1 KM

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Tara Devi Temple

Tara Devi Temple located in Shimla is definitely one of the most popular tourist attractions here. Origin of the temple can be traced way back to some 250 years. Even today, the temple stands in complete splendor at the top of the hill. It is believed that the Goddess Tara was brought here all the way from the West Bengal.

Location: It is situated at a distance of about 11 kms from Shimla and can be visited while travelling on the Kalka - Shimla National Highway. The temple is set at the top of the hill in Shimla with lush green environs surrounding it giving the restaurant a very peaceful as well as tranquil atmosphere.

Highlights: Visit the temple to browse through the breath taking views of the countryside. If you enjoy the Himalayas and the clean and fresh air, this is definitely your ideal vacation option.

Price: Entry is free.

Camp Little Heart Resort

Shimla is a dwelling place for excitement,  Camp little Heart Resort, is an isolated and hidden Wild side nature camp for camping in Shimla. The charming sound of the blowing icy air echoes in the valley and outdoors around such an astonishing characteristic surroundings is a lifetime involvement in itself. As the range has Bhalawag wilderness, Shimla on both sides, a great assortment of uncommon himalayan winged creatures can be seen.

Nighttimes at campground are sentimental, thrilling and energizing. The starlit sky, outline of the mountains, blowing sound of the air and gleaming of bon-flame, this is an extraordinary approach to investigate the outside as it is comprised of some outstanding things to do in Shimla !

 Stay in tents with proper bedding, Neat and hygienic indian/western, Toilets with flush and running water, Buffet meals in a large dining area.

Bonfire and Barbeque, Rock climbing, Rappelling, Valley crossing, etc.Trek to the Waterfall/Forest walk, Volleyball, Rugby, Badminton, etc.

Rs 3000 to 4000

Approx distance from Shimla:
40.7 KM

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Mashobra Greens

Mashobra is found very far from the swarmed city Shimla. Camping in Shimla is the most ideal approach to have the experience in the lap of the nature. Camp Mashobra Greens is and experience camp situated at height of 7650 ft above ocean level on the Shimla - Naldhera interstate, Mashobra is 12 kms from Shimla, It takes 7 - 8 hrs drive to achieve Mashobra from Delhi.

Mashobra's Apple Orchards are extremely well known. Mashobra Greens is arranged at wonderful area and an extensive cedar-shaded trail, crossed by modest streams, circles around the Mashobra Greens. Mashobra is an impeccable spot to free yourself.

 Accommodation, All meals during the stay, Bonfire with light music. Toilets with flush and running water, Buffet meals in a large dining area. 

Activities: Rappelling, Jummaring, Flying fox, Treasure hunt, Burma bridge, traversing, Commando bridge, Valley crossing, Jungle trek, Rope balancing.

Price: Rs 6000 to 10,500

Approx distance from Shimla: 12 KM

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