Shimla

Shimla

Poised precariously over pine-scented valleys and steep slopes, Shimla upholds the magic of the mountains and a nostalgic fragrance of the Raj-era. Once the blue-eyed child of the British, who made it their summer capital, Shimla has retained its charm & status as a choice hill destination in India. Join us on a trip to this fairy-tale hill station with its smattering of colonial past, quirky cafes, colorful Mall Road, a century-old toy train, and an enduring charm that lures thousands of travelers to its snow-covered peaks.

Alluring Attractions of Shimla

The Mall Road

Mall Road

Shimla’s lifeline and the most happening place, Mall Road, certainly captures the essence of the city. Lined with modern cafes, boutiques, pretty shops, and a few colonial-era facades, Mall Road is a popular hangout for tourists & locals alike.

Kalka Shimla Toy Train

Kalka Shimla Toy Train

Chugging through alpine scenery, this British era toy train takes you from Kalka to Shimla through scores of bridges, tunnels, and gorgeous scenery. This colonial-era train is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage and is a perfect way to reach Shimla in style.

Jakhoo Hill and Temple

Jakhoo Hill and Temple

Hike up the beautiful forest trail littered with mischievous monkeys that takes you up to Jakhu Hill for the gorgeous view of the city & the Shivaliks. A temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, stands at the top of the hill.

Viceregal Lodge

Viceregal Lodge

The erstwhile residence of the British Viceroy of India, this grand structure dates back to 1888. Its Jacobean architecture, with a blend of Tudor arches and detailed carvings on its pillars & parapets, is quite marvelous. Take a guided tour of its stately rooms and check out its collection of photographs, books & artifacts of the colonial era.

Christ Church

Christ Church

The erstwhile residence of the British Viceroy of India, this grand structure dates back to 1888. Its Jacobean architecture, with a blend of Tudor arches and detailed carvings on its pillars & parapets, is quite marvelous. Take a guided tour of its stately rooms and check out its colonial-ers collection of photographs, books & artifacts.

Annadale

Annadale

Much known for its horse races, polo, & cricket matches during the British era, Annadale is now a favored picnic spot in Shimla. Its lush golf course, a cactus museum, and an army museum make it a much-visited attraction in Shimla.

Other Attractions of Shimla

Other Attractions of Shimla

Wax Museum, Shimla- Check out the life-like and life-sized wax figures
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex- A colonial era theatre-turned-cultural complex
St. Micheal’s Cathedral- A spectacular Victorian-era church
Himalayan Aviary- A sprawling bird park

Fairs & Festivals of Shimla

Fairs & Festivals of Shimla

Shimla Summer Festival- A cultural gala celebrating the hill destination
Ice Skating Carnival- Winter Sports in Shimla, enjoy fancy dress on ice
Christmas- White Christmas in Shimla is simply ethereal.

Shopping in Shimla

Shopping in Shimla

Shopping in Shimla is best done as you stroll down the Mall Road. Buy colorful woolen shawls & scarves, pretty umbrellas, exquisitely carved walking sticks, and a range of Tibetan artifacts to take a piece of Shimla back with you.

Food in Shimla

Food in Shimla

From piping hot momos to succinct corn on the cob, pink cotton candy, and steaming fritters- Mall Road is the place to eat in Shimla. Its many quirky cafes promise you a range of culinary delights from sandwiches & fluffy omelets to traditional Madra & Sidu of Himachal.

Best Time to Visit Shimla

Best Time to Visit Shimla

Shimla’s pleasant weather makes it an- year-round destination. However, peak summer season is from March to June, while the winter season is from September to February, especially during Christmas and New Year.

How to Reach

How to Reach

By Air - Jubbarhatti Airport, around 23 kilometers from Shimla, connects Shimla to Delhi, and also offers helicopters rides to a few nearby cities.

By Train - Kalka, around 86 km away is the closest railway station that connects Shimla to the nearby cities. From here you may board the Kalka-Shimla toy train that takes you on a scenic ride to Shimla.

By Road - A network of well-maintained roads and highways connect Shimla to the cities in northern India.

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