Once a summer capital of the British, Shimla still exude the charm of India's Colonial era. Delight in stately old buildings, hand-painted signs in the market, fetching iron lamp posts and Anglo-Saxon names. A salubrious hill station and holiday retreat, this is where Indians from across the country retreat to. Thanks to cars not being allowed in the main town, ambling thorough the place is easy and beguiling. Cosseted by lush hills with snowy peaks, this capital of Himachal Pradesh exhibits nature's many glories.
Still displaying the colonial appeal, Viceregal Lodge, once a summer abode for India's Viceroys has now become the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Situated 3kms from Shimla's Mall Road, guided tours are conducted here on a regular basis. You get to unravel the architecture, details about the furniture and history. Along with the fetching building, there are well-maintained lawns and tiny cafeteria. Other notable places to visit in Shimla include Annandale, Tara Devi Temple, Kalka - Shimla Railway, The Mall and more.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Shimla: