Tourist Places in Shimla

Places to Visit in Shimla

Shimla - #2 of 51 in Himachal Pradesh |
Shimla Average Rating - 5.7/7 1 based on 29185 Ratings

Shimla is mostly preferred by travellers from Mumbai, Jodhpur. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Shimla is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Family. The best season or months to visit places in Shimla are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October. There are 36 tourist places in Shimla, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Shimla can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Shimla for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Shimla Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Shimla, browse through photos & pictures, explore Shimla using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Shimla, which are great places to visit, are Gorton Castle, Manjathal Santuary, Himalayan Bird Park, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Dorje Drag Monastery. Shimla can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Shimla Tourist Places



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The Mall, Shimla
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5.9 / 7 1
468 Ratings & 316 Reviews
The Mall at Shimla is the shopping centre of the capital city. The Mall Road stretching from Scandal Point to Oberoi Clark Hotel features establishments like restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, post offices and tourist centres. Visitors can take a stroll along this popular... Read More »
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Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri, Shimla
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5.5 / 7 1
266 Ratings & 175 Reviews
The Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri, one of the popular locations around Shimla, is located at a distance of 16 km. The site renowned for its ski slopes is a natural habitat of rich flora and fauna with about 140 species. Along with the park, the state government has set up a... Read More »
"A good place to visit"Apr 15, 2016 "A different kind of Zoo"Mar 5, 2016
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  • Type: Temple
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Jakhu Temple, Shimla
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6.1 / 7 1
126 Ratings & 86 Reviews
Jakhu Temple is a majestic temple and dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Situated on the top of the beautiful Jakhu hill at an altitude of 2455 meters above the sea level it is surrounded by forest. There are many monkeys around this temple but fortunately do not attack travelers. It... Read More »
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Ridge, Shimla
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6.0 / 7 1
122 Ratings & 82 Reviews
Ridge is located in the core of the fascinating Shimla and offers a large open space. The beautiful region is full of lush vegetation and panoramic scenic beauty. The Ridge joins the Scandal Point and leads to Lakkar Bazaar on the east side. It has become a popular destination... Read More »
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  • Type: Valley
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Green Valley, Shimla
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5.8 / 7 1
62 Ratings & 41 Reviews
Green Valley is a picnic spot in Shimla, the summer capital of India during the British regime. It lies on National Highway 22, 7 km away from Shimla on the way to Kufri Hill station. This site is easily noticeable for those who are travelling from Shimla to Kufri. As the name... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
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6.0 / 7 1
37 Ratings & 29 Reviews
The Indian Institute of Advanced Study was built during 1884-1888 during the British rule in India. Housed in Viceregal Lodge atop Observatory Hill, the premise is encircled by pine trees and gardens. Visitors can explore the entrance hall and gardens of the institution,... Read More »
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  • Type: Sport
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Golf Course, Naldehra, Shimla
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5.6 / 7 1
31 Ratings & 23 Reviews
The Golf Course in Naldehra is among the oldest golf clubs in the world, situated 23 kilometres from Shimla. With a springing turf, the golf course stretches over a sprawling area enveloped among trees at an altitude of 2,200 metres. Initially a 9-hole course, the Naldehra... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
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Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla
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5.9 / 7 1
30 Ratings & 21 Reviews
The Sankat Mochan Temple is one of the most popular worship places in Shimla. The temple is located in the midst of lush green trees just below National Highway 22. Tourists can see the Himalayan ranges and the widespread city of Shimla. In the 1950s, Baba Neeb Karori Ji... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
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Kali Bari Temple, Shimla
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5.9 / 7 1
30 Ratings & 21 Reviews
The Kali Bari Temple, one of the ancient temples of the city, was built in 1845. Dedicated to the fearsome reincarnation of Goddess Kali, known as Shyamala, the Goddess is believed to have existed near Jakhoo. The shrine of the blue Goddess existed near Rotheny Castle on... Read More »
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  • Type: Museum
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Shimla State Museum, Shimla
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5.7 / 7 1
34 Ratings & 20 Reviews
The Shimla State Museum was set up in 1974 to protect and preserve the hill-out and cultural wealth of Himachal Pradesh. Artefacts and art objects in the museum exhibit collections pertaining to art, archaeology and cultural anthropology of Himachal Pradesh. There are... Read More »
"Great Museum"Mar 23, 2016 "Excellent Museum"Jan 27, 2016
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  • Type: Hill
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Jakhoo Hill, Shimla
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5.8 / 7 1
31 Ratings & 15 Reviews
Jakhoo Hill, is located at a distance of 1 kilometre from the Ridge, and is at a height of 8,000 feet above sea level. The highest peak of Shimla provides a beautiful view of the city with sunrise, sunset, the valleys of evergreens and snow-covered Himalayan ranges. Jakhoo... Read More »
"Very good place"Mar 4, 2016 "Highest Point"Jan 27, 2016
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  • Type: Church
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Christ Church, Shimla
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5.9 / 7 1
22 Ratings & 14 Reviews
Christ Church at the Ridge is the second oldest church in northern India constructed in 1846-1857. Designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau, the Church features a clock on the church tower that was put up in 1860. The porch along with the church was added in 1873. The church is... Read More »
"Faith drives you here"3 months ago "Neo-Gothic style Church"Jan 27, 2016
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  • Type: Church
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St Mary's Church, Shimla
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6.1 / 7 1
20 Ratings & 11 Reviews
St Mary's Church is located at Kotgarh, situated nearby Shimla. It was constructed in 18th century, exact date varies most records attribute it to 1843 while others claim it was constructed in 1872. However, being in the exquisite natural beauty and near the Himalayan Range... Read More »
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The Nature Park, Summer Hill, Shimla
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5.7 / 7 1
25 Ratings & 10 Reviews
The Nature Park in Summer Hill is among the noteworthy sightseeing spots, located at a distance of 5 kilometres from the city centre. The suburb stands at a height of 6,500 feet on the Kalka-Shimla railway line. Summer hill, also known as Potter's Hill is among seven-hill... Read More »
"Not so many animals"Dec 22, 2015 "Visit atleast once"Dec 17, 2015
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  • Type: Palace
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Palace of Maharaja Patiala, Shimla
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5.6 / 7 1
18 Ratings & 9 Reviews
The Palace of Maharaja Patiala is positioned in the midst of Himalayan Pines at an altitude of 2,250 metres at Chail. The palace was constructed by the Maharaja of Patiala in 1891 and also served as a lodging place of British officials and laureates. The palace is spread... Read More »
  • Type: View point
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Scandal Point, Shimla
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6.0 / 7 1
14 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Scandal Point is a popular tourist site located on the Mall Road, nearby Railway Building. The site is situated at the intersection of road to Ridge and the Mall. Scotland Church, historical Alfa restaurant and the beautiful view of the valleys are the highlighting features of... Read More »
"Offers good view"3 months ago "Very famous place"Jan 27, 2016
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  • Type: Temple
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Bhimakali Temple, Shimla
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22 Ratings & 7 Reviews
The Bhimakali Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga in the form of Bhimakali, is one of the famous Hindu shrines in the Himalayan province. Initially, the temple was the worship place of Bushair rulers of Rampur (Shimla). The temple exhibits fine artwork of Himachali... Read More »
  • Type: Sanctuary
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Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Shimla
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5.7 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 7 Reviews
The Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest cover, perched over the Himalayas at an altitude of 1,000 metres to 2,180 metres above sea level. The hunting reserve of the Royals of the Patiala Kingdom, the forest reserve was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1976. The region... Read More »
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Town Hall, Shimla
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5.8 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 6 Reviews
The Town Hall is a renovated Municipal Corporation building of Shimla. Built during the British regime in 1910, the Town Hall exhibits architecture reminiscent of the pre-independence era, preserved in its original form. During non-summer months, the hill station of... Read More »
"Old world charm"3 months ago "Architectural Marvel"Nov 30, 2015
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  • Type: Sanctuary
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Himalayan Bird Park, Shimla
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8 Ratings & 5 Reviews
Himalayan Aviary or the Himalayan Bird Park is nearby the Vice regal lodge situated in Shimla at a height of over 2000 meters and a wonderful place for nature lovers. It has natural green pastures filled with rare plants and trees. Besides, it also has a huge collection of... Read More »
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