Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It's also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.
How to reach Shimla
1. Airport is 23 km away at Jubbarhatti.
2. Shimla is connected with railways since last 100 years during British rules
3. Shimla is also connected by roads as NH 22 lies along side. One can take bus / car at any time.
Local Places To Visit
1. The Mall : Famous for its walks , shimla mall remains silent as no vehicles are allowed. Mall road of Shimla is surrounded by colonial ecifices, charming walks and beautiful malls for each and every thing you want.
2. The Ridge : It is one of the famous spots in Shimla as it has yhe large open space in the heart of town. It shows the excellent views of the mountain ranges also the most famous State Libray and Christ Church of Shimla.
3. Lakkar Bazar : It is also famous for its walk into the chilled environment of Shimla. The place is famous for its wood crafts and souvenirs.
4. Gaiety Theatre : One the oldest theaters in Shimla, it can be seen on the Ridge Shimla
5. Jakhoo Hill Top : It is about 2 kms of walk up into the Hill. It is one the highest hill top of shimla at over (2455 mts) . The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman with a statue of Lord Hanuman ( 108 ft. ) It is believed to be one of the highest statues in the Hills.
6. Indian Institute Of Advanced Study : It is at over 4 kms of walk away from the Mall Road, Shmla. It is a must vist place to visit in Shimla famous for its magnificent english renaisance structure was the former Viceregal Lodge. Its grassy lawns and parks are also added to the attractions. ( entries by ticket ).
Some Local Places In Shimla
Kufri ( 25 kms )
Chail ( 45 kms )
Narkanda ( 60 kms )
Fagu ( 35 kms )
Mashobra (13 kms )
Naldehra ( 22 kms )
Shoghi ( 15 kms )
Some Famous Temples In Shimla
1. Jakhoo Temple (2455 mts) ( 3kms ) : A temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman with a statue of Lord Hanuman ( 108 ft. ) It is believed to be one of the highest statues in the Hills.
2. Sankat Mochan Temple ( 7 kms ) : It is also a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, famous for its interior decorations and parks to play outside of the temple.
3. TaraDevi Temple (2044 mts) ( 20 kms ) : The temple is dedicated to the local deity called Godess Tara. It is one of the sacred place in Shimla, at the hill top of Shoghi/Taradevi surrounded with the beautiful view of almost all over shimla.
4. Kamna Devi Temple (2125 mts) ( 6 kms ) : The temple is dedicated to the local deity called Godess Kamna. The Hills nearby offer a spectacular wide views of the city.
5. Hatu Temple - Narkanda (3400 mts) ( 60 kms ) : At the top of the peak is a small wooden temple called Hatu temple.