The tranquil beauty as well as the picturesque view of this magnificent city is something which will give you a thousand reasons to enjoy and cherish your stay at this place. Previously known as Simla, Shimla is also referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills’. The mighty hill station is seen as one of the best places to visit and enjoy holidays with family and friends. Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 2,205 m above sea level, this gorgeous city has a number of attractions to lure the attention of the travellers all around the world.
Surrounded by lofty mountains of the Himalaya, this city has created a special place in the heart of a number of people with its dense pine forests and beautiful apple orchards. The magnificent city was the summer capital of the British rule.
Shimla tourism is fired by many reasons and enjoys many seasons. The hot summer season when the Indian plains begin to boil many young people and even families travel to Shimla on Shimla tour packages and the another huge season for Shimla tourism comes during the post wedding season with thousands of honeymoon couples flock up to see the attractions in Shimla region.
The main tourist places in Shimla are the Arki Fort, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Scandal Point, Jakhoo Temple and Christ Church.
Few hours from Delhi, the prismatic hills of Shimla is always a favourite pick amongst travellers. The meandering path riding up to the colonial ambience and thick green valleys brings a unique harmony between nature and mankind. From explored to unexplored, from tourist to less touristy, attractions in Shimla range in numbers and variance. While adventure freaks can take the less explored trekking routes and cross the evergreen forests to reach mountain peaks, family holidaymakers, leisure lovers and honeymooners can take the common roads for popularsightseeing in Shimla.
As Shimla’s sightseeing spots vary from natural splendour to man-made wonders, some worth exploring ones are Observatory Hill, Arki Fort, Gaiety Heritage, Cultural Complex, Viceregal Lodge, Himachal State Museum. Moreover, the Mall Road is always echoing in spirit and vibrancy. From delicious North Indian restaurants to hot delectable Himalayan cuisine, food stalls along the Mall Road are ideal places to tantalize your taste buds before proceeding for a shopping excursion. Popular tourist places to visit in Shimla like, The Ridge, Hanuman Temple, Jakhu Temple, Christ Church, Hadimba Temple are few minutes away from the bustling Mall whose spectacular beauty should definitely not be missed. It does not need an extra mention that an exclusive range of budget to luxury hotels and resorts spotted over Shimla extend a cordial welcome to their utterly serene and friendly environment.
Thus throughout the year Shimla offers a pleasing climate but the best time to be in the verdure is in the months of September, Ocotober and November and thereafter in February to May.