Shimla is among the one of the greatest tourist spot in India. It is a hillstation lies in northeast of Chandigarh on a ridge of the Himalayas foothills at an elevation about 7100 feet (2200 m) . In this article I am going to tell you about the beauty of this place & the places where you can visit in shimla.
Shimla is popularly known as “The queen of hills” Mainly shimla is famous for its beautiful environment (natural beauty), snowfall, Toytrains, several tourist places and many more. Shimla is also considered as great vacation spot. It is all season famous hill station because in winter season it is famous for heavy snowfall & in summer it looks even more beautiful.
Various places to visit in shimla
Now I am going to talk about various places where you can visit whenever you go to shimla.
• Green valley
• Viceregal lodge
• Christ church
• Himachal state museum
• The Ridge
• Jakhoo temple
• Toy train
It is just 7km away from shimla bus stand. It lies on national highway 22, on the way to kufri from shimla. Green valley is famous for its elite beauty that’s why it is also considered as one of the best places for photography. It is surrounded by verdant hills that are covered with dense forests of pine and deodar. You will also find some local shacks and markets here. Sometimes rare animals like yaks can be seen wandering and grazing here.
It is locality of shimla city which is just 2km away from shimla railway station. Annadale has a very beautiful army heritage museum. Due to its lush green environment, historical importance and first seen place by every VVIP visit, it is also known as the “HEART OF SHIMLA”. The area of Annandale is situated between lush green mountains and deodar trees. It is often used as picnic sports by visitors.
It is a tiny hill station located near shimla. It is famous for snowfall and adventurous sports like ice skating, horse riding and also famous for nature parks and picnic sports. Kufri is situated just 14 km away from shimla. Kufri is also known as “Switzerland of east” and “Shimla ki barfili topi”. While coming back from kufri to shimla you can also visit jakhoo temple which is very famous place in shimla.
It is an ancient temple situated in shimla dedicated to lord hanuman. Because this temple is situated on the height so, views are really amazing from this site. Recently in Jakhoo temple rope way are created due to which the numbers of people visiting shimla are getting very much attracted towards jakhoo temple. The ticket price of rope way is RS500.
It is the major hangout point and shopping center in shimla. It is located a level below the Ridge. Tourists can visits mall road for shopping the things which they want to buy but at mall road he/she have to show their bargaining skills. It has a number of showrooms, departmental stores, shops, Restaurants and cafes. Some of the attractions points on mall road are scandal point, Gaiety Theatre, Kali Bari temple, Town hall etc.
It is located on the observatory Hills of shimla. It is formally the residence of the British viceroy of India. The viceregal lodge was designed by British architect Henry Irwin. It is also known as “rashtrapati niwas”. Visitors can visit rashtrapati niwas between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. This viceregal lodge has its own history taking the help of guide will be benefital for you while visiting this amazing place.
Himalayan Bird Park
It is situated near viceregal Lodge. If you are a nature lover then definitely you must have to visit Himalayan Birds Park. The park was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 1171km2, altitude within the Park Range between 1500 and 6000 meter. This park contains numerous flora and more than 375 fauna species. Then after a drive of 20 minutes you can visit Tara Devi Temple which is surrounded by beautiful mountains of Himalayas.
These are the details about the places where you can visit in shimla. Personally I will definitely recommend you all to visit shimla at least once in your life time. After reading all these things you all have already understood why shimla is the heaven on the earth.
Now if I talk about staying in shimla then there are number of hotels available where you can stay as shimla is very famous and commercialized hill station there are all kinds of hotels are available . Generally if you take a normal room then cost will be around 1500 to 2000. Snowfall lovers can visit shimla during winter season (Nov to March) and even in summers you can visit here because it is among the one of the best places to visit in summer.
Dear readers hope this article will be helpful for you all and you have acquired important information’s about shimla the heaven on earth.