Top Shimla tourist places to visit
Shimla is queen of hill stations in India and capital of Himachal pradesh. Shimla tourist places play major role of Himachal tourism. Shimla tour offers romantic and adventure experience. Pleasant climate, snow capped mountains, dense pine forests attracts tourists through out the year. In Asia, Shimla ice skating rinks form naturally.
How to reach Shimla
Airways: Shimla airport-Jubber Hatti -23 km.
Railways: Delhi – Kalka express
Road way: Kalka is the nearest place 100 km&Mandi – 150 km.
Shimla weather-Spring season April-May, pleasant with greenary. Sep-Nov is great for trekking & Apple orchards. winter is the best season for snow sports.
Shimla Guide India- Top 10 Shimla tourist places
1.Kalka-Shimla toy train-Shimla tourist places
Shimla toy train offers best views of hills, valleys and villages. It’s UNESCO world heritage site under mountain railways of India. This journey offers awesome views of 103 tunnels, 864 bridges and 900 curves.
2.Mall road-Shimla tourist places
To reach Mall road use lift, as it’s only tourist place in Shimla where vehicles are not allowed, strictly pedestrians are allowed.
At Ridge Christ Church, Panoramic views & popular statues attract tourists.
Scandal point, Vidhana sabha & shopping is half day tour. Wax museum is interesting place near.
3.Kali bari temple
Kali matha is also known as Shyamala from which Shimla is derived. This 18 th century temple is near to Mall road.
This historical building(1888) was once Rashtrapati Bhawan, now the Indian Institute of Advanced Study centre. Leaders during Independence struggle attended conferences. It has beautiful architecture, lawns, beautiful views attracts tourists. During summer British Viceroy administered India from here.
5.Annandale– This beautiful city ground is used to play cricket, Golf & Polo. It has Army Heritage museum, Sourya hall & helipad.Need Id proof to visit.
6.State museum-It has good collection of state heritage and culture& is near Mall road.
7.Jakho hills-Shimla tourist places
108 ft Hanuman statue can be seen any where from Shimla. On the way to Himalayas, Hanuman stopped at this hill by seeing a sage, so temple has Hanuman foot prints. Rope way is attraction & beware of monkeys.
8. Chail and Jubbal palace hotels
Chail palace(55 km) was built by Patiala Maharaja, which is now hotel. Chail is having highest cricket ground in the world. Jubbal palace belongs to royal family now it’s Woodville Palace hotel. Many movies shot here(3 IDIOTS movie)
9.Himalayan nature park
On the way to Kufri, It’s a small Zoo for Himalayan natural habitat animals that lives in high altitudes. Snow bears, leopard, thar, vultures, musk deer etc.
10.Kufri–Shimla tourist places
Horse ride is way to reach Kufri top. In season enjoy snow sports. Great Himalayans & china border view, Apple orchards, yak rides are Kufri attractions. On the way Green valley is must visit stop with green oak trees valley for panoramic clicks.
Don’t miss shopping at Lakkar Bazaar & trek to Shaily peak, Shimla Glen& Chadwick falls for awesome views.
Gayathri Sharma is travel enthusiast from India. Adventure lover, Travel blogger by profession.
She loves to write on Indian tradition and culture and always fascinated by Indian temples.Read some
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