Places to see in Shimla
It’s not hard to see why Shimla is Himachal Pradesh’s most popular hill stations. Previously the summer capital of British India, Shimla’s bustling bazaars, iconic attractions, and long winding streets make for a scenic train ride. So you must plan to visit this iconic place once in your lifetime.
Here is a list of best places to see in Shimla:
The Ridge may well be defined as the heart of Shimla in terms of location and tourist attractions. This Shimla tourist spot is a wide-open street that runs along the Mall Road from east to west and connects it to the famous Scandal Point. The place is dotted with long-standing British establishments that beckon visitors to indulge in feel-good shopping and binge-eating. This place is among the most photographed parts of the city, thanks to its rich natural beauty and the Gothic
structures that define its exquisiteness.
Jakhoo Hill and Temple
Covered in a blanket of alpine trees, Jakhoo Hill is the highest point of tourist destination among all places to see in Shimla and offers scenic views of the snow-covered Shivalik Ranges as well as the sister town of Sanjauli. Situated at a height of 8000 ft. above the sea level, Jakhoo Hill is the location of an ancient Hanuman temple that boasts of having the world’s tallest statue (108 ft.) of this Hindu
When it comes to places to visit in Shimla for couples, you can’t give a miss to the Mall Road. Otherwise, also, the place is a hip and happening location in this hill station and attracts visitors of all ages. With a plethora of cafes, restaurants, showrooms, departmental stores, and shops selling trinkets and exclusive handicraft works, this is one place where you can soak in the spirit of Shimla in
all its touristy delights.
The Kalka-Shimla train ride is a highpoint of Shimla tourism and for a good reason. If you want to visit local places to see in Shimla which is completely raw then this train tour is a must. Built-in 1898, this narrow-gauge railway has recently been added to the mountain railways of India World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Winding through the extremely scenic and mountainous route from the
Shivalik Range foothills at Kalka (Haryana) to Shimla, the train ride offers spectacular views of the surrounding hills and villages.
Located at an elevation of 8607 ft., this small hill station promises you panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. But Kufri is not just about Shimla sightseeing. It is also an adventure hub that offers training and facilities for exciting winter sports like ice skating and skiing. That is why it is also known as the winter sports capital of India. At Kufri, you can book your room at
one of the amazing hotels like Toshali Royal View and enjoy your Shimla trip.
The other important places to see in Shimla are Kalibari temple, Johnnie’s Wax Museum, Annandale, Chadwick Falls, Mashobra, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Tara Devi Temple, Himachal State Museum, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Green Valley, Christ Church and many more. This is just a handpicked list and Shimla, of course, has many more wonders in store for you.