Shimla is the capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh which is famous for its untouched beauty of Mother Nature. It was initially known as summer capital in 1864 and it has become the most sought tourist destination in India presently. Topped in the north western part of the Himalayan Mountains, this hill station is enriched with gorgeous mixed vegetation like pine and oak forests and the snow capped peaks. Shimla is also considered as one of the romantic destinations in India which is mostly preferred by for new weds couples. Also designated as the Queen of Hills, Shimla is visited by domestic as well international tourists.
Shimla is home to a wide range of natural, historical and religious places that calls tourists to visit here throughout the year. If you have a plan to trip to Shimla during summers, you must participate in Shimla Summer Festival which has large tourist crowd. While in shimla, one can experience unique shopping and also have a great chance to taste varied dishes of different states. The Asia’s largest natural ice skating ring is the main attraction of this town.
Top Shimla Attractions:
Shimla Mall is the lifeline of tourism that is thronged by a large number of tourists throughout the year. Renowned as the main shopping hub of Shimla, it houses loads of restaurants, cafes, government offices and cinema multifaceted. The prime attraction of Shimla Mall road is Gaiety Theatre which was built by British. It is a home to various cultural activities.
Next to Shimla Mall, the Ridge is located in the middle of the town. It is an open space which is famous for grand summer festival and a blasting New Year eve. It has a large reservoir on the eastern point which provides ultimate supply of water to the town.
Himachal State Museum and Library
Established in 1974, it was originally known as Shimla State Museum. Recently, it has gained the fame of Himachal State Museum and Library which hosts a wide amount of ancient objects. Ranging from ancient sculptures to beautiful paintings, this museum has in plenty to display. Showing cultural wealth of the state is the main purpose of this display.
Built in 1857 on the Ridge, Christ Church in Shimla is the second oldest Christian house of worship. It was constructed in the neo-Gothic style.
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
Commenced in the year 1888, this institution was embellished by Renaissance architecture. Several beautiful lawns, lined pine trees and flourished gardens add the beauty of this place.
Located at an attitude of 6,500 feet, away from 5 kms, Summer Hill is known for the University of Himachal Pradesh. According to the Hindu Mythology, Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation used to stay here at his Shimla journey.