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How To Reach

The nearest airport to Shimla is the Jubbarhatti airport, which is 22 km away from this place and well connected to various other cities. On arrival, you can hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Shimla.
Shimla is well connected by roads and has bus services from Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun and many others to reach it.On arrival, you can hire a taxi to see the major tourist attractions.
The nearest railway station is Kalka which connects the city with different parts of the country by rail line. There are quite a good number of trains from the cities like Delhi and Calcutta. From Kalka station, you can hire taxi to explore the beauty of Shimla.

Shimla - At a glance

State : Himachal Pradesh
Best Time to Travel : September to June
Language : Hindi, Punjabi, Pahari and English
Religion : Hindu and Buddhism
Temperature : Summer : (14o C to 28o C) & Winter (-2o C to 10o C)
Climate : Subtropical highland
Cuisine : Indian cuisine and different country foods


About Shimla

Shimal is the stunning hill town which is in the lap of nature which is surrounded through the pine as well as deodar forests. This hill town is referred as the Queen of hills as its elevation is around 2,205meters above the sea level. In winters the place is snow capped and so it is a well known retreat for the couples for honeymoon as well as international visitors.

The royal buildings of the city showcase neo-Gothic architecture. Shimla is a adobe of historical, religious as well as natural sites which grab the attention of tourist throughout the year. There is Shimla Summer Festival held that brings in lot of crowd to this city. At this city one can experience great shopping as well as taste the delicacies at the restaurants, on top of that there are many entertainment options also.

Places to visit in Shimla

This charming and striking hill town is host to number of tourist attractions which are as follows

Shimla Mall Shimla Mall is the shopping hub and the best hangout zone in the town. This mall comprise of many restaurants, government offices, cinema complex as well as cafes. The road from the mall is parallel to the Ridge as well as bends to the Lakkar Bazar which is a very well known market of furniture as well as wood crafts. The Gaiety Theatre is one of the important worth visiting place there which is the British construction. Now it is actually the host for many cultural activities.

Himachal State Museum and Library This museum is also called as Shimla State Museum. This museum comprises of ancient paintings as well as sculptures. This museum came into existence in 1974.There is a gallery of miniature Pahari kind of painting, jewelry, wood carvings as well as costumes. This will reflect the cultural wealth of Himachal Pradesh.

The Ridge It is in the center of Shimla which is basically an open space near the Shimla Mall. This is where The Shimla Summer Festival takes place and at the time of New Year there is a great celebration. There is a large reservoir on the eastern end which acts as the major water supply for the town.

Christ Church In North Indis it is the second oldest Christian house for worship. It was constructed in the year 1857 and it is situated on the Ridge. This is one more structure which was built in neo Gothic style. A clock is added on the church tower.

There are many more worth visiting attractions in Shimla which comprises of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Kali Bari Temple, Tara Devi Temple as well as summer hill.

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