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Vaishali sharma

Vaishali sharma4.3/5

2 reviews

Must visit if you wish to fall in love with himachali wines

We had a short trip of two nights at Kasauli and two at Shimla. We fell in love with the weather at Shimla. It started raining on the day we reached so the weather became really pleasant. If you are visiting these two cities of himachal, don't forget to try himachali thali and himachali wines. These wines are available at Gupta provisional store at Kasauli and at lakkar bazar and Mall road in Shimla. Plum and apricot flavour are the best bet. You can also try himachali cuisine at a small restaurant named himachali rasoi near Mall Road. Just ensure that when you leave for kalka/chandigarh from Shoal you have few hours extra time at hand as the route towards Kalka becomes super crowded on weekends . .

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Balram Nayan

Balram Nayan2.9/5

1 review

Nayan

I visited Shimla in june 2018. I gone from Kolkata to Delhi by flight. Same day I gone from Delhi to kalka by train shatabati. Where I stayed at hotel in night. This whole journey tired me. Then next day at 7 AM we took toy train. TheIn whole journey only valley was there. If you tavel one hour or four hour same scene will be seen. Our toy train journey was for 7 hour, Which tired more. Then we reached Shimla. Hotel was away from main city. No shop was threre, which creates some difficulty. Then next day we visited kufri, green valley. Where we enjoyed horse riding. Adventure to do was very costly. Actually anything in Shimla is costly. 15 rupees water bottle cost was 25 rupees in our hotel. Next day we visited local. I will give it to 3 star out of five.

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Shimla Overview

History of Shimla

Nestled in the midst of the Himalayas, Shimla lies at an altitude of 2205 m above sea level. It is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Often referred to as the "Queen of Hill Stations", Shimla is known for its scenic beauty and pleasant climate. The erstwhile summer capital of British India, Shimla has a rich political and cultural history. It serves as an important political centre in the British era. Featuring beautiful orchards, rich landscape, colonial structures and old testimonies, Shimla receives tourists from all over the world.

People and Culture of Shimla

The major population of Shimla consists of Pahadis, followed by Punjabis. A small minority of Tibetans Buddhists, Christians and Muslims also reside in the city. Hindi, Punjabi and other Pahadi languages are spoken in the place. The Shimla Summer Festival is celebrated every year with great pomp and show in a span of 3-4 days.

Things To Do in Shimla

There are ample of places to visit in Shimla. Located in the heart of Shimla, the Ridge is a popular sightseeing in Shimla.Located at a distance of 16 km from Shimla, the Himalayan Nature Park is also among the popular places to see in Shimla. Home to over 140 species of flora and fauna, the major attractions of the place are the Musk Deer and Tibetan Wolf. It is also known for its ski slopes. During your Shimla tour, you must visit the Golf Course in Naldehra. Lying at an altitude of 2200 metres above sea level, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. Among the other Shimla attractions, the Jakhoo Hill is also worth a visit. The highest point of Shimla, it lies at an altitude of 8000 metres above sea level and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding region.

Food and Shopping in Shimla

Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Shimla such as shopping. The Mall Road is the main shopping destination in Shimla. It is a long stretch of street lined with shops selling a wide range of items such as exquisite jewellery, local handicrafts, woollens, Himachali shawls, etc. It also features other establishments such as restaurants, cafes, clubs and tourist centres. Located close to Mall Road is the famous Lakkar Bazaar which is known for wooden handicrafts and furniture.

After a tiring day of Shimla sightseeing, one can indulge in mouth watering food in Shimla. From dhabas to bakeries to fine dining restaurants, Shimla is brimming with eateries that serve a wide range of cuisines. Indian Coffee House is a well known café and a must visit. For some authentic Himachali food, head over to Ashiana and Goofa, two famous restaurants which are run by the Himachal Pradesh tourism department.

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