Tourist Places in Shimla

Places to Visit in Shimla

Shimla - #2 of 54 in Himachal Pradesh |
Shimla Average Rating - 5.7/7 1 based on 32987 Ratings

Shimla is mostly preferred by travellers from Mumbai, Kolkata. 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 38 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 Annandale, Gorton Castle, Manjathal Santuary, Himalayan Bird Park, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Shimla can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Shimla Tourist Places



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Ridge, Shimla
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134 Ratings & 90 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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Jakhu Temple, Shimla
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136 Ratings & 94 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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  • Type: Market
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The Mall, Shimla
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5.9 / 7 1
485 Ratings & 324 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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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
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6.0 / 7 1
39 Ratings & 31 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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Christ Church, Shimla
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5.9 / 7 1
26 Ratings & 17 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 »
"Good but crowded place!"Apr 21, 2017 "Church"Jan 28, 2017
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  • Type: Park
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Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri, Shimla
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278 Ratings & 181 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 »
"Wonderful Himalayan Alps"2 months ago ". Kufari Shimla"Jun 2, 2017
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  • Type: View point
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Scandal Point, Shimla
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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"May 28, 2016 "Very famous place"Jan 27, 2016
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  • Type: Temple
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Sankat Mochan Temple, Shimla
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5.9 / 7 1
31 Ratings & 22 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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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: Valley
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Green Valley, Shimla
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5.8 / 7 1
67 Ratings & 44 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: Temple
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Bhimakali Temple, Shimla
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6.1 / 7 1
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: Hill
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Jakhoo Hill, Shimla
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5.8 / 7 1
32 Ratings & 16 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 »
"Last minute trip"Yesterday "Very good place"Mar 4, 2016
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  • Type: Church
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St Mary's Church, Shimla
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6.0 / 7 1
21 Ratings & 12 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 »
"Usual but crowded church"Sep 12, 2016 "Holy place in Shimla"Feb 10, 2016
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  • Type: Heritage Site
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Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Shimla
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6.0 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 4 Reviews
The Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is one of the testimonies of the historic British capital of India, designed by Henry Irwin. The 122 years old Cultural Complex is an important centre for all the theatrical, cultural and literary events. The Gaiety theatre along with Town... Read More »
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Golf Course, Naldehra, Shimla
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5.7 / 7 1
33 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 »
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Palace of Maharaja Patiala, Shimla
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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: Museum
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Shimla State Museum, Shimla
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39 Ratings & 23 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!"Mar 25, 2017 "Not a good place."Feb 16, 2017
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Woodville, Shimla
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5.5 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Woodville is among the finest and oldest sites of Shimla built in 1865. Located in the east of the city, the mansion was the honoured residence of the Commander-in-Chief during the British regime. General Sir William Rose Mansfield was the first occupant of the bungalow.... Read More »
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  • 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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  • Type: Art Gallery
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Photo Art Gallery, Shimla
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5.7 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 3 Reviews
The Photo Art Gallery is a famous gallery where the beauty, culture, flora and fauna of the Himalayan state, Himachal Pradesh can be explored. The gallery exhibits 20,000 photographs of the state taken by the famed photographer, Inder Pal. Some of the highlighting works are... Read More »
"Excellent Place"Feb 19, 2016 "Good old construction"Mar 31, 2015

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