Shimla City Guide
The state capital of Himachal Pradesh - Shimla is amogst the most visited hill stations in India. Situated in the lapse of high himalayan hills, Shimla is an ideal destination to rejuvenate yourself. Whether you wish for a break from hectic schedule, escape from scorching heat or a refreshing time with your family, Shimla has everything in store to offer. Picturesque beauty, breezy climate, fun filled surroundings and mesmerising views of nature's art leave you standing in awe and admire the place. Tourism in Shimla is filled with unmatched splendor and adventure sports.
Discovered by the Britishers in 1819, Shimla was the summer capital of British empire. Situated amidst calm and peaceful climate of Indian Himalayas, Shimla is most popular for its salubrious climate. This vary fact draws large number of tourists round the year from across the world. Located at a distance of 343 km from Delhi, Shimla provides you with countless memories from travel to tour. Infact, the complete journey of this beautifull hill station is a walk to remember.
Reaching Shimla is the most important highlight of this place. Discover the beauty and charm of Shimla is through Kalka mail. The famous Kalka - Shimla toy train running between these two cities is one of the prime attractions in Shimla. This train passes through a total of 102 tunnels on its way including Asia's second largest tunnel. Explore the splendid views of snow-clad ranges of the Himalayas, covered with thickly populated forests of pine and oak.
This memorable journey is just the start of a memorable Shimla tour. Loaded with a flurry of modern hotels and resorts, Shimla has nice stay spots of every range and taste. Choose from a bunch of economical hotels and inns to the grand places like Hotel Combermere (situated adjacent to famous lift of Shimla). The major highlights if this refreshing hill station includes The Mall, Lakkar Bazzar, Chail, Jakhoo Temple, Kufri, Christ churches and the neo Gothic Tudor Library building. From shopping point of view, Shimla has one of the best markets in state with The Mall and Lakkar Bazzar renowned for its local, Himachali souvenirs and it is next door to the Ridge, which is another cornucopia of lush green forestry and plantations.
Another chief attractions in Shimla is Kufri, which is located at a height of 2501 meters and is famed for its grassy meadows and exciting slopes. Himachal Pradesh Tourism completes the heady concoction with its Cafe Lalit at Kufri, adding up to the stately charm of this Hill Station in India, Himachal Pradesh.
Shimla is also a popular adventure destination of India. Enjoy the diverse number of adventurous sports and activities from the options galore including trekking, skiing, fishing and golfing or a perfect sun walk down the lane of lush green forests. Apart from the excursion and natural beauty, Shimla is a perfect destination to chill out in summers or relish the chilly winters.
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