25 Places to Visit in Shimla in May For A Scenic Escape in 2020

Shimla Places to Visit in May

Jakhoo Hills, The Ridge, Chadwick Falls, The Shimla State Museum, Summer Hills, Kufri, Naldehra, Mall road, Mashobra, Jakhu Ropeway, Chail, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park, Lakkar Bazaar, The Scandal Point Ridge, Pabbar Valley, Shaily Peak, Tattapani, Kiala Forest, Narkanda, Shoghi, Solan, Prospect Hill, Fagu, Tara Devi Temple, Christ Church, and many more.

A vacation to the Places to visit in Shimla in May comes as a relief from the blazing summers as the hill-station has sublime weather and prolific naturalness for the visitors to savour. Places like Naldehra, Shoghi and Summer Hill are some of the many spots within the Shimla district that boast of a rich vegetation along with splendid views. Moreover, Shimla has been a popular holiday destination since the British Raj era and the historic influence is still quite evident in the town's architecture, heritage and museums which one can witness during their visit.

Also, many other Shimla places to visit in May offer opportunities to enjoy fun activities like the Jakhu ropeway which takes you to the Jakhu temple while offering bird's-eye views of Shimla, the Chadwick Waterfalls that are a favoured trekking and picnic spot and Hip-Hip Hurray Amusement Park which is perfect for a family outing. Meanwhile places like Mall Road, the Ridge and several bars and restaurants let you in an authentic experience of how the locals live in this hill-station. So, make the most of your summers by planning a trip to Shimla with your loved ones.

Here is a list of visit in Shimla in May:

01

Jakhoo Hill

Jakhoo Hill

The highest point in Shimla, Jakhoo Hill is regarded as one of the most famous tourist places in Shimla. Covered with beautiful alpine trees, the hill’s most popular spots are the Jakhoo Temple and the recently established Hanuman statues. Jakhoo Hill is a good spot for a peaceful break from the bustling touristy environment of Shimla’s downtown.

Follow the 2.5-kilometre footpath to reach the summit of the peak but be aware of the monkeys as they can be menacing sometimes. Once at the summit, enjoy the cool weather and cherish the awe-inspiring views of the Shivalik mountain range.

Suggested length of visit: 2-3 hours

Timing: 6:0M Am to 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, All the days of the week

Location: Jaku, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - 171001

Cost: Entry Free

Distance from Shimla bus stand: 3.4 kilometres

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02

The Ridge of Shimla

The Ridge of Shimla

The epicentre of all tourist activities in Shimla, the Ridge is one among the top tourist places in Shimla. Easily connected to all other important spots in Shimla such as the Mall Road, the Scandal Point, and the Lakkar Bazaar, the Ridge also serves as the location for the highly significant Summer Festival held every year in April or May. 

Among the many interesting spots along the Ridge, Christ Church is the most popular. The neo-gothic style place of worship is the second oldest of its kind in northern India and has been in existence since 1857. 
Boasting several architectural wonders, lush greenery, and a picturesque landscape, the Ridge is also the perfect place for shopping, dining, and nightlife.

Suggested length of visit:
2 to 3 hours

Timing:
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, All days of the week

Location:
The Ridge is one of the most famous places in Shimla and is located in the centre of the hill station, right by the Mall Road.

Cost:
Entry free

Distance from Shimla bus stand:
2.1 kilometres

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03

Chadwick Falls

Chadwick Falls
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The glen forest is full of wonders and one such marvel is the cascading water of the Chadwick falls. The crystal clear sparkling water presents the most pleasing sights you will ever come across. For a true offbeat experience, you must visit this locale surrounded with pine and deodar trees. Famous amongst all youth and honeymooners, you can take a refreshing dip in the pristine waters. 

The monsoon supposedly is the apt time to visit here to witness the profusion of water surge. To reach the falls you need to take a gripping trek from the forest. The Chadwick falls is the name given by the British visitors and authorities as a form of rechristening from its old name called "Chidku Jhaar"

Entry fee: None

Distance from bus stand: 7 km

Timing: open 24 hours but visit in groups preferably till daylight

04

Shimla State Museum

Shimla State Museum
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Situated at a distance of 2.5 kilometres from Scandal Point, Shimla State Museum is a must-visit among Shimla Tourist Places. Dating back to the colonial times, the museum was once the private residence of Lord William Beresford.

At the moment, Shimla State Museum boasts of a vast collection of ancient sculptures, photographs, artworks, and coins collected from all the country. The museum library houses over 10,000 books, magazines, and journals that represent the historical importance and cultural diversity of Shimla as well as the rest of India. Among the many collections in the museum, one can find dedicated displays on sculptures, jewellery, history, as well as textiles and many more.

Suggested length of visit: 2 hours

Timing: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, All days except Monday

Location: Chaura Maidan Rd, Chaura Maidan, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171004, India

Cost: INR 10 for Indians, INR 50 for foreigners

Distance from Shimla bus stand: 1.9 kilometres

05

Summer Hill

Summer Hill

One of the seven hills in the city, Summer Hill is considered one of the most picturesque tourist places in Shimla. Located 2100 feet above sea level, the spot is visited by travelers wanting to escape the heat and chaos of their daily city lives. Surrounded by a dense forest blessed with varied flora and fauna, Summer Hill is the perfect holiday spot for nature lovers.

5 kilometres from the prominent Shimla Ridge, the hills provide for amazing trekking and walking opportunities. To make the most of your time here, stay at one of the many cozy guest houses overlooking the gorgeous landscapes. 

Suggested length of visit: 1 to 2 days

Timing: All day

Location: Situated on the Kalka-Shimla railway line, it can be easily reached by the railways and is a part of suburbs of Shimla

Cost: No Entry Fee

Distance from Shimla bus stand: 5.1 kilometres

06

Kufri

Kufri
Kufri, a skier’s paradise and renowned for trekking and hiking, is a beautiful hill station near Jammu.  The Hill Station Kufri is just 16 km from Shimla, located at about 2800 meters above the sea level, promises a serene escape from overcrowded and chock-a-block destinations in the proximity.

With lush green hills, surrounding verdant valleys and snow-capped peaks, the hill station offers peace and tranquility. With the world’s highest go-kart track, it assures adrenaline rushes and thrilling adventures for travelers from across the world to enjoy skiing and tobogganing competitions in the snow-clad mountains. 

Best time to visit: April to June in summers. December to February in winters.

Highlights: Kufri Fun World Amusement park, Mahasu Peak, Himalayan National Park, Indira Tourists Park, and Snow Trail Slides.
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07

Naldehra

Naldehra

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 and it is one of the best places to go in Shimla.

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.

08

Mall Road

Mall Road

A visit to this charming market, amongst the most popular places to visit in Manali, tops the charts of almost all the travellers. This place, lined up with hundreds of shops, cannot be missed to experience the local flavours, sights, and sounds of the region.

There are great guesthouses, cafes & German bakeries, souvenir shops, bookshops, local food outlets, and Tibetan people selling beautiful handmade woollens. 

There are ample benches to sit and soak in the sights and sounds of the place and looking at the mountains in the background after a day of shopping. Don’t miss the Hong Kong Market, Dragon Shopping Complex, and the Snow Lion Underground Market for some kitschy apparel and jewellery. 

Location: Main Manali Street.

Distance from Manali Bus Stand: 1.1 Kms.

Best time: March till June and October to February.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for this
tourist attraction in Manali.

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09

Mashobra

Mashobra

One of the smaller towns located within Shimla, Mashobra is a must-visit among the many tourist places in Shimla. Dominated by misty hills, towering trees of pine, cedar, and oak, and a glistening stream gushing down the valleys, the place is pure bliss for weekend travellers as well as nature lovers. 

One of the most
offbeat places to visit in Shimla, Mashobra is a haven for adventure lovers for it offers plenty of adventure activities to be enjoyed. Some of the activities that you can enjoy during your time here include trekking, quad biking, paragliding, rappelling, and skiing.

Suggested length of visit: 1 day

Timing: All day

Location: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Cost: No Entry Fee

Distance from Shimla bus stand: 12.1 kilometres

10

Jakhu 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 and it is one of the best tourist attractions in Shimla.

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.

11

Chail

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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12

Hip 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 and it is one of the best tourist attractions in Shimla.

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.

13

Lakkar 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

14

Scandal 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 and it is one of the famous places to go in Shimla.

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.
15

Pabbar 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 and it is one of the best places to see in Shimla.

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.

16

Shaily Peak

Shaily Peak

Blessed with magical weather and lush green surroundings, Shaily Peak is highly popular among travellers who are looking for places to visit in Shimla known for peace and serenity. Getting to Shaily Peak requires a hike through Naldehra hills, but the view from the top makes it worth every bit of effort.

As challenging as it may be, the trek to Shaily Peak takes you through dense forests and stunning landscapes. For something different yet equally interesting, you can take a pony ride to the peak or choose to rent a motorbike for a motorbike trek. 

Suggested length of visit: Half a day

Timing: Sunrise to Sunset

Location: Near Mahakali 

Cost: Entry Free, INR 100-200 for pony rides

Distance from Shimla bus stand: 22.8 kilometres

17

Tattapani

Tattapani

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.

18

Kiala 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.

19

Narkanda

Narkanda

Located at an elevation of 9060 feet, Narkanda is a beautiful town in Himachal Pradesh. The lush green forests on the hills of Narkanda and its cherry and apple orchards make it an excellent option for those looking for a peaceful holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh. 

Narkanda offers mesmerizing views of some prominent Himalayan peaks, however, for the best vistas, you are recommended to go 2000 feet above to Hatu Peak. Narkanda, owing to its altitude, receives fairly good snowfall during winters, so you can enjoy skiing here.

Distance from Shimla Bus Stand (ISBT): 62 km

How to reach: You can reach Narkanda from Shimla by bus, cab or private vehicle.

Places to see/things to do: Tani Jubbar Lake, Hatu Peak, Orchards, Mahamaya Temple, Skiing, Trekking.
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20

Shoghi

Shoghi

A small town in the suburbs of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Shoghi is a perfect place for overnight camping. There are several hotels and resorts offering camping facilities around the area, however, you can choose to enjoy camping at the Shoghi camp.  Shoghi is also one of those tourist places in Shimla which is blessed with lush greenery and an amazing climate. 

Suggested length of visit: 1 to 2 days

Timing: Anytime

Location: Shoghi is a small town in Himachal Pradesh which is located 14.1 kilometres from Shimla.

Cost: No Entry Fee

Distance from Shimla bus stand: 14.1 kilometres

21

Solan

Solan

Popularly known as the ‘mushroom capital of India’, Solan lies on the lower parts of the Himalayas and is a low-key destination, mostly suitable for travellers who wish to steer clear of the hustle and bustle of city life. During your visit to Solan, you will get a chance to explore several ancient temples and monasteries which are visited by several hundred worshipers from all around the country and it is one of the best tourist attractions in Shimla.

Its massive contribution to the production of tomatoes has also yielded the town the title of the ‘city of red gold’. While here, do not miss the chance to pay a visit to the 300-year-old fort and the Shoolini Mata Temple and Jatola Shiv Temple.

Suggested length of visit: 1 to 2 days

Timing: All day, every day

Location: Himachal Pradesh, India

Cost: No Entry Fee

Distance from Shimla bus stand: 44.8 kilometres

22

Prospect 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.

23

Fagu

Fagu

Located 2,500 meters above the sea level, Fagu is blessed with snow-clad peaks, breezy atmosphere, and the majestic Himalayan range. Almost always encompassed by mist and fog, Fagu is as magical as it is romantic. Being so close to the clouds, it gives you a feeling that you are literally walking on the clouds when you are exploring the stunning peaks of Fagu and it is one of the best Shimla tourist places to visit.

Home to a myriad of flora and fauna, Fagu boasts of many pine and cedar trees and beautiful apple orchards.

Suggested length of visit:1 day

Timing: Anytime, any day

Location: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Cost: No Entry Fee

Distance from Shimla bus stand: 19.9 kilometres

24

Tara 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

25

Christ 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.

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  1. What are the best places to visit in Shimla in May with family?

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Shimla in May with family.

    1. Chadwick Waterfalls: The falls are among the most popular attractions in Shimla. Having a plunge of 100 meters with milky-white water cascading against the backdrop of rocky terrain and green surroundings make the place perfect for a day-out. It is also one of the best places to visit in Shimla in May and you can enjoy your visit here by picnicking, clicking photos, swimming and trekking.

    2. Summer Hill: This place near Shimla offers lush vegetation and scenic panorama to the visitors. It is one of the seven hills Shimla is nuzzled between and is also one of the top Shimla places to visit in May. You can enjoy sightseeing, nature-walks among other things here.

    3. Shimla State Museum: This is a significant monument in Shimla that has the history of the town preserved in the collection of artefacts, paintings, handicrafts etc. on display. Also, this historical building has beautiful architecture from the times of British Rule and it now houses a museum and a library.

    4. Mall Road: Mall Road is among the most popular places to visit in Shimla in May. The long road is known for its shopping and eating joints. You can take a stroll here and enjoy the views of the mountains and also make a purchase of souvenirs and traditional items.

    5. Himalayan Bird Park: This is the ideal place to spend your Shimla vacation with family and immerse yourself in nature by going on a bird-watching adventure. The Park becomes hosts to a range of exotic and native birds, especially during the summer months.
  2. What are the best camping places in Shimla in May?

    These are the top places in Shimla that you can go for a camping trip in May.

    1. Mashobra: Mashobra is a hamlet near Shimla that offers camping in the foothills of mountains and lush greenery. This is also among the top camping destinations in Shimla that has many campsites offering a great experience and services.

    2. Narkanda: Narkanda is situated at a distance of 70 km from Shimla city and falls under the Shimla district. This place is a preferred camping location for its vast outdoors and untouched environment. Many campsites are available here that you can checkout for an enjoyable experience.

    3. Chail: Chail is a hamlet that is 43 km away from Shimla. This place has several campsites that let you stay amid the boastful naturalness while offering enthralling views of the hills and valleys. Also, these sites provide great comfort and facilities to make the camping experience more memorable.

    4. Shoghi: A small town, Shoghi is a part of the Shimla district. It has vast landscapes, picturesque surroundings and numerous campsites offering the very best of everything. Also, the place has few attractions that you can checkout as well.

    5. Junga: This village is situated around 10 km from Shimla city and is a great escape from the hustle and bustle. Also, the place has expansive and lush terrains that are best seen by camping. Moreover, there are many camping sites here that you can explore.
  3. What are the best resorts in Shimla?

    Shimla has many amazing resorts and here is a list of all the most popular stay options available in the hill-station.

    1. Woodsmoke Resort and Spa: This resort is nuzzled amidst dense forests and opulent natural environs. Perched at a height of 6200 feet all the rooms of this resort offer the best views of Shimla along with great services and features like a spa, fine-dining restaurant and a health club among others.

    2. The Oberoi Cecil: Oberoi Cecil is a 5-star luxury hotel that is made on a 130 year old property. The entire place has elegant features and top-notch facilities like spa, wellness center, the classy rooms and the restaurant which offers an Imperial feel and charm.

    3. Wildflower Resort: This resort is perched on a hill-top which offers exquisite views of the surroundings and the mountains. Moreover, the place has spacious rooms with splendid views, a spa, bar, restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and many other facilities.

    4. Marigold Sarovar Portico: This luxury resort has 47 rooms, each with elegant interiors and the best views of Shimla. This place also offers facilities like spa, in-house restaurants, gardens and many other facilities to provide the guests a great experience.

    5. Club Mahindra Mashobra: This is a 5-star accommodation with a vast property that provides exceptional views of the natural vistas. Also, the architecture and Colonial-style interiors of the resort have a rustic charm to it. The place has cozy rooms, a spa along with all modern amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay.
  4. How can I visit Shimla in 2 days?

    These are some places that you can visit in Shimla during a 2 day trip.

    Day 1 - City's top attractions
    - Viceregal Lodge: This was once the residence of the Viceroy of India during the Colonial era. Now, the lodge is open to the public for touring. It is also regarded as the most beautiful buildings in Shimla with British-style architecture.

    - Shimla State Museum: This is one of the oldest buildings in Shimla that exhibits items like paintings, sculptures, artefacts showcasing the heritage and history of the town. Moreover, the museum and library have beautiful British architecture from the time it was built.

    - Mall Road: Mall Road houses all the best restaurants, cafés, shops and street-stalls. You can come here to spend a day to relax and take in the city's best. You can shop for local items and later enjoy a meal or even drinks at the bars.

    - Summer Hills: Summer Hills is a locality in Shimla, it is also one of the seven hills that surround Shimla. Summer Hill is a preferred trekking site as well as a place where you can spend time in solitude amid the untouched natural environs.

    - Chadwick Falls: The Chadwick Waterfalls are among the best natural attractions in Shimla. Surrounded by oak and pine forests and rocky slopes, the Waterfalls cascade water from a height of 1586 m. You can spend your day here by going on a hike or trek. Or by arranging a picnic and taking a dip in the pool.

    - Lobby Lounge: During your 2 day trip in Shimla, you can visit the Lobby Lounge for a fantastic nightlife experience. Gorge on delicious food, drink and dance till you can't anymore and have an unforgettable Shimla vacation.

    - Devicos Bar: Another place for a fun evening in Shimla, it is also one of the oldest eateries here. The decor and ambience of this place are excellent. Moreover, their food and drinks menu is a major reason for the large crowds that can be seen here at all times.

    Day 2 - Nearby attractions
    - Narkanda: This quaint hamlet is situated 70 km from Shimla and is known for its picturesque valleys and landscaping. You can indulge in activities like camping, hiking and nature-walks here or just spend some leisurely time surrounded by the beauties of nature.

    - Mashobra: Another place that you can be visiting to enjoy the lush greenery and natural opulence of Shimla. This place is also great for a camping trip surrounded by scenic views and natural topography.

    - Chail: Chail is a village which is located 43 km from away Shimla and is yet another place to spend time admiring the natural beauty. Here, you can enjoy enthralling views of the hills and valleys and go hiking or camping here as well.
  5. What are the best things to buy in Shimla?

    These are some items that you can buy in Shimla as souvenirs or memorabilias.

    1. Handicrafts and Wooden Decorations: During your Shimla vacation, it is a must to shop for handicrafts and wooden items with traditional works. From dolls to decorative pieces to dyed and patterned goodies. You can find the best buys in Lakkar Bazaar, Mall Road.

    2. Woolen Apparels: This hill-station is greatly known for its Kullu, Pashmina and Kinnauri shawls, sweaters and other warm clothing items with the best quality and great price. There are several markets and areas that have shops selling woolen apparels. Also, you can buy colourful and patterned Himachali caps.

    3. Handwoven Carpets and Rugs: You can buy traditionally designed carpets and mats from local artisans at affordable prices. The place to checkout is Cottage Industries Emporium.

    4. Local Jewelry: There are many jewelry shops among them is the Tibetan Refugee Market in Mall Road that sells traditional Pahari and Himachali ornaments, accessories and jewelry using semi-precious stones and metals.

    5. Jams, Fruits and Local Produce: Buy organically made jams, sauces, wines and other products that are made from locally sourced produce. Minchy's is the best place to get these items.

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