Shimla is a beautiful hill station that is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is one of the favorite tourist destination of India. Situated at an elevation of 2202 meters above sea level, this place is also known as ‘Summer Refuge’ and ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. The place derives its name from ‘Maa Kali’, another name ‘Shyamala’. . Snow-capped mountains, lush lakes, beautiful greenery, pleasant climate, all of these can be found at one place, that is Shimla. In 1864, this place was declared the summer capital of British India. After independence, this place was also the capital of Punjab for some time. Shimla was later made the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
The climate here has such intoxication and magic that once it comes here, this place becomes crazy. He wants to come here again and again. Shimla has a long list of attractive and famous places. It will not be wrong to say, Shimla is one of the favorite tourist destination of India. Shimla can be visited anytime of the year, it looks beautiful in every season.
1. Summer hills
Summer Heal is located on the railway line of Shimla. The height of the summer heel is 1283 meters above sea level. The Summer Heal is very beautiful and captivating. Green trees, plants and vegetation are found on this heel. Its lush green area attracts visitors. These are very beautiful lovely places. The atmosphere here is quite peaceful. Very beautiful Manorville mansion and University of Himachal Pradesh are situated on this hill. Which is very beautiful and worth seeing.
2. The Woodville Palace
The Woodville Palace is located in the eastern part of Shimla. The history of the Woodville Palace dates back to 1865 years. This palace was rebuilt in 1938. This palace was renovated by the highest quality craftsmen of craftsmanship. The palace was converted into a heritage hotel in 1977. This place is also worth visiting from a tourist point of view. This greenery area is the best place in Shimla. Very beautiful rose garden and well-maintained green lawns are situated here. Here we can walk in the morning and evening in the pure and fresh air. The weather here is very calm and pleasant in the morning.
3. State Museum Shimla
The main things seen in the state of Shimla are the miniature paintings of Rajasthan and the huge collection of Chamba embroidery, coins, jewelery, temple carvings and weapons etc. The museum is housed inside an old Victorian mansion. Viceroy William Beresford also made his residence here.
Later this place was used by the officials of the Government of India for their work. It was built in 1974. In the beginning, this place was once a picnic place and was also a ground for racing, cricket and polo. This place is surrounded by forests.
4. Vicerial Lodge
The Viceregal Lodge ancient building at Shimla is situated a top of the Observatory Hill. It is also known as Rashtrapati Niwas. It was believed to be the original residence of the Viceroy of India from the time of the British. Viceregal Lodge is now known as the stronghold of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. The building is decorated with Scottish style architecture. Pine and cedar wood have been used for this. From the balcony of this building we can see the beauty of the mountains.
5. Jakhu Temple Shimla
This temple is located on a hill called Jakhu in Shimla. Jakhu hill is the largest hill in the Shivalik ranges. Very beautiful views are found on Jakhu hill. Here lush green fields, trees planted with fruits and flowers attract tourists. Jakhu Temple is considered to be the oldest temple. It is described in many mythologies. This place creates mysterious views among tourists.
By air (by air) – This city is connected to all major cities of the country. Shimla Airport is built at Jabarhatti. Apart from this, Chandigarh and Delhi are the nearest airports.
By train (by train) – Shimla has a large station in Kalka, which connects all the big stations. Trains run on the short line from Kalka to Shimla. It is called the train with children, which is also famous everywhere.
By road (by road) – Shimla is 350 km from Delhi and 118 km from Chandigarh. Private and government buses, and taxis are easily available in this route.
Best time to visit
Every season has different fun here. It is more pleasant in the summer, in different places of the country, there is fierce heat, in such a situation, it is the best place for holiday. Snowfall can be enjoyed here during the cold winter. While in rain this hill station covers the sheet of greenery.