Once known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India.

Set in the midst of majestic pine forests, Shimla offers breathtaking mountain views and clean & clear salubrious air.

Shimla is one of the best connected hill stations by air, rail and road. It’s easy reach, well-developed facilities, panoramic views and numerous attractions lure honeymooners, families as well as adventure enthusiasts alike.

Shimla owes its character primarily to the British who turned this stop-on-the-way to the temple of the hill-goddess ‘Shyamala’ into the summer capital of a subcontinent.

It’s also of significance in the history of India as several historic conferences were held here during British Raj.

Shimla is built on a central ridge surrounded by seven hills. The original village came up on a flat ridge and the settlements kept moving upwards with every succeeding British Governor-general.



Things to Do in Shimla


Indoor roller skating

Ice skating

Must Try in Shimla

Locally brewed fruit wines, like apricot wine, plum, apple and ginger cider.

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What to Buy and Where in Shimla

Shimla has lots to offer in terms of shopping most of which can be done from the Mall itself, however Lakkar bazaar is also worth checking out.

Kinnauri mufflers and scarves

Kullu Topis

Walking sticks

Chamba rumaals

Kangra miniatures

Chinese shoes


Shimla Fast Facts

Best Period to Visit Shimla: All year round

Distance to Shimla: 115 Km from Chandigarh

Altitude of Shimla: 7235 Ft above sea level




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