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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     All day

    Timing:
     all days of the week.

    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. 

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 6 KM.

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

    Kufri
    Image Credit : blogspot.com
    Kufri is known for its tranquil surroundings, breathtaking views as well as distinct stunning locales, it 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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     All day

    Timing:
     all days of the week.

    Location:
     Kufri is located about 19 kilometres from Shimla and can be reached easily from Shimla. 

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 19 KM.

  • 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.

    S
    uggested length of visit: An hour is enough.

    Timing:
     6 AM to 6 PM

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

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 8 KM.

    Set out for an adventurous experience, and try any of the camps in Shimla.
  • 04Hike 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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     An hour is enough.

    Timing:
     All day.

    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.

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 7 KM.

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  • 05Chail

    Chail

    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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     A day.

    Timing:
     All day.

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

    Cost:
     Free of cost

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 45 KM.

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  • 06Kiala 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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     An hour or two is enough.

    Timing:
     9 AM to 6 PM

    Location: 
    Kotkhai, 171202

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 5 KM.

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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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     An hour is enough.

    Timing:
     10 AM to 6 PM 

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

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 2 KM.

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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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     An hour is enough.

    Timing:
     8 AM to 6 PM

    Location: 
    Hotel Ridge View, Ridge To US Club, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 6 KM.

  • 09Viceregal Lodge

    Viceregal Lodge
    Image Credit : Tom-Flickr
    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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     An hour is enough.

    Timing:
     All day.

    Location: 
    The Viceregal Lodge is located some 2km west of Shimla on the summit of Observatory Hill

    Cost:
     Entrance fee to the Lodge is 20 Rs.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 2 KM.

    Don't miss any of the sightseeing places to visit in Shimla if you want to fully explore the "Queen of Hills".
  • 10Take 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 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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     An hour is enough.

    Timing:
     8 AM to 6 PM

    Location:
     Kuthar Fort is located at a small distance from both Arki and Subathu.

    Cost:
     INR 5 per person for Children
               INR 10 per person for Adults
               INR 100 per person for Foreigners

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 2 KM.
  • 11Annandale

    Annandale
    Image Credit : Rohit Chhiber-Flickr
    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 to do in Shimla here.

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

    Suggested length of visit:
     Around 1 to 2 hours.

    Timing:
     10 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Monday. Monday closed.

    Location:
     Near Ridge Shimla

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 3 KM

  • 12Johnnie’s Wax Museum

    Image Credit : quora.com

    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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     Around 1 to 2 hours.

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

    Cost: 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.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 2 KM

  • 13Summer 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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     Around 1 to 2 hours.

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

    Location:
     Located on the way from Shimla to Kalka

    Cost: Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 5 KM

  • 14Experience 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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     Around 5 to 6 hours.

    Timing:
     All days of the week

    Location:
     Kalka

    Cost:
     Varies from train to train

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 87 KM

  • 15Chadwick 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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     Around 1 to 2 hours.

    Timing:
     All day

    Location:
     Chadwick Waterfall is situated within the dense and the very beautiful Glen Forest.

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 7 KM

  • 16Shaily Peak

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

    Suggested length of visit:
     Around 4 to 5 hours.

    Timing:
     All days of the week.

    Location:
     Naldehra.

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 23 KM
  • 17Shimla State Museum

    Shimla State Museum
    Image Credit : Abhishek Kumar-Flickr
    Shimla State Museum is housed in an old Victorian mansion. It has been designed carefully to adapt it to the museum.

    Suggested length of visit:
     Around 1 to 2 hours.

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

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

    Cost:
     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. 

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 2 KM
  • 18Kali Bari Temple

    Image Credit : Singh, Devendra-Flickr
    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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     Around 1 to 2 hours.

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

    Location:
    The temple is located at the Kali Bari Road, Shimla.

    Cost:
     Entry to the temple is free.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 5 KM
  • 19Manjathal Sanctuary

    Image Credit : Jonybraker-Flickr
    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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     Around 1 to 2 hours.

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

    Location:
     Shimla-Bilaspur Highway at Solan district (Shimla).

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 76 KM
  • 20Cycling 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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     An hour is enough.

    Timing:
     All day.

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

    Cost:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 8 KM.

  • 21Mall 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.

    Suggested length of visit:
     An hour is enough.

    Timing:
     All day.

    Location:
     Located at a distance of 6 KM from Shimla bus stand.

    Entry fee:
     Free of cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand:
     Around 6 KM.
  • 22Tara 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

    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

    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

    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 cost.

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: Around 177 KM.

  • 26Gaiety 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 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 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: An hour and a half.

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

    Entry fee: free of cost.

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

    Distance from Shimla bus stand: 8 KM

  • 29Bantony 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

    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

    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

    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 collectibles 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

    It houses photographs of moments of interaction between Indian leaders and Britishers. It once was the summer home to the Viceroy of India at 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

    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

    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 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 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 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 Kilometer.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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:  15 Kms.

  • 41Skiing 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 at 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 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 Kms.

  • 45Horse 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

    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 Kms.

  • 47Rothney 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 Kms.
  • 48Prospect 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 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 Kms.

  • 50Hip 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 Kms.

Sightseeing in Shimla

Adventure in Shimla

Attractions in Shimla

Trekking in Shimla

Day outs in Shimla

Nature and wildlife in Shimla

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Key Monastery

While Himachal Pradesh is home to a dozen different monasteries, this spectacular place is not just the biggest, but also the oldest one around. A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valleythe Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys.

A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments – the Kye attracts history and cultural buffs round the year. If you are seeking spiritual enlightenment, the monastery is home to a large number of nuns, monks, and lamas who receive their religious education here.

If you plan to visit during June-July, you’ll also get to witness the beautiful festival involving Chaam dancers, lamas and a devil made out of butter!

Location: Spiti Valley, Lahul.

Best time to visit: May to October.

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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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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. 

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

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

Price:
Rs 2500 to 4000

Approx distance from Shimla:
48.1 KM

Also check: Places that shouldn't be missed to visit in Shimla !
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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 center of Shimla.

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

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

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

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

Price:
Rs 3000 to 4000

Approx distance from Shimla:
40.7 KM

Do Check: Thrilling places to visit in Shimla !
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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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