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    Discover the ever-fascinating Shimla on a wonderful holiday trip

    Shimla lies in Himachal, not too distant from Delhi, and is also easily accessible by car to other Punjabi towns. It's a beautiful small hill town. Shimla is India's number one hill station and it has good reason. Both the city itself and the surrounding area offer many attractions and recreation opportunities. Shimla can be visited in summer when the heat is at its worst. Snow can also be enjoyed in winter. Here are 10 of the most popular places in Shimla, India that draw many tourists.
    Summer Hills
    Summer Hill is a suburb of Shimla, located about 5 km from the city centre. It is a famous Shimla destination because of beautiful scenery and abundant flora. The surrounding woods with pines and deodars and changing hues in the sky can be seen from its various vantage points. Summer Hill, also known as Potter's Hill, was historically the site where potters got their clay.
    Shimla State Museum
    Shimla State Museum (also known as Himachal State Museum), one of the Best Places to Visit in Shimla, is located in Mount Pleasant's beautifully manicured gardens. This museum in a colonial home was built to preserve the rich cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla State Museum displays artefacts from the area, including miniature paintings, swords, coinage, etc. Most interesting are metal statues collected from Himalayan temples.
    Jakhoo Hills
    Jakhoo Hills is one of Shimla's best attractions. Shimla is known for its 8,000-foot hill. You can't drive to the top. Hiking to the peak is challenging, but also rewarding. The forest, one of the Famous Tourist Places Shimla, is densely covered with tall pines that line the path.
    On Jakhoo Hill is the oldest Hanuman temple, which houses the world's tallest statue of Hanuman. Lord Hanuman reportedly stopped here for a few minutes to find Sanjeevani Booti to guarantee Lakshman's survival.
    Kufri Hill Station is located 15km from the centre of Kufri. The hill town of Kufri is also known as the "Winter Sports Capital of India" due to the snowfall that occurs in winter. Kufri has become a Shimla favourite tourist destination due to its excellent location for winter sports such as skiing and ice skating. Skiing and ice-skating are two popular winter sports having a rich history in this mountain resort. A top-rated hotel in deodar and pine forests with breathtaking views can offer farm-to-table meals and airy outdoor spaces for relaxation.
    The Ridge
    Shimla's beautiful Ridge is in the middle of Shimla. This lovely walkway allows for fantastic sightseeing. Shimla's best hangout spot is on the famous Mall Road. The Ridge, with its many restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, and hip cafes, is the place for tourists. It is among the top-rated Tourist Attractions & Sightseeing in Shimla.
    This road connects many of the most famous landmarks in the city, such as the Kali Bari Temple and Jakhoo Temple.
    Visit Annandale if you want to know the top Shimla attractions. Another Colonial building has hosted many British adventure sports enthusiasts. Today, visitors can explore the site for mini golf and the Army Museum. They may also enjoy marvelling at the beauty of the surrounding area. Although there are no entrance fees, the mini-golf expense may be extra.
    Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
    The Institute has been the official residence of Indian Presidents for many years. In the time of Radhakrishnan's presidency, the institute became a centre for research on arts and culture in India.

    Visitors can experience colonial documentation at one of the most popular tourist spots.


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    FAQs About SHIMLA
    • Q1. What is the best time to visit Shimla?

      Shimla experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, but the ideal time to visit is during the summer months (March to June) when the weather is mild and perfect for outdoor activities. Avoid the monsoon season (July to September) due to heavy rainfall, and winter (December to February) if you're not a fan of chilly temperatures.

    • Q2. What are the must-visit attractions in Shimla?

      Shimla boasts a range of attractions, including the Mall Road, Jakhoo Temple, The Ridge, Christ Church, and Kufri. Don't miss the scenic Shimla Heritage Museum and the Viceregal Lodge for a glimpse into the city's history and colonial architecture.

    • Q3. How to reach Shimla?

      The most convenient way to reach Shimla is by road. It is well-connected by a network of roads, and you can either drive or take a bus from nearby cities. Alternatively, you can take a train to Kalka and then board the famous UNESCO World Heritage narrow-gauge toy train that connects Kalka to Shimla.

    • Q4. What are the adventure activities available in Shimla?

      Shimla offers a variety of adventure activities for thrill-seekers. Enjoy trekking in the scenic trails around the region, try paragliding in Kufri, or indulge in skiing during the winter months. The surrounding hills and forests also provide opportunities for camping and nature walks.

    • Q5. What are the shopping options in Shimla?

      The Mall Road in Shimla is a shopper's paradise with a wide range of shops offering local handicrafts, woolen garments, and souvenirs. Lakkar Bazaar is known for wooden crafts, while Lower Bazaar is a great place to explore local markets. Make sure to buy some traditional Himachali shawls and caps as mementos of your trip.