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Shimla Overview

Ranked 2 of 7 sightseeing in Shoghi

Shimla, located in Himachal Pradesh, was once the summer capital of British India. It is at an elevation of 2,200 m above sea level and is one of the most visited hill stations in India. Some of the popular attractions of this hill station are the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Arki Fort, Shaily Peak, Jakhu Temple and Himalayan Nature Park.

The Mall is one of the main shopping streets in Shimla, which is dotted with several clubs, banks, restaurants and bars. The Christ Church, situated on the Ridge, is considered to be the 2nd oldest church in the entire north India.

The Shimla State Museum was opened in 1974 to protect the rich cultural wealth of Himachal Pradesh. The Summer Hill, Kufri, Tara Devi Temple, Mashobra and Annadale are also important tourist attractions located close to Shimla.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Arpan Baksi

Arpan Baksi3.6/5

1 review

Amazing place

Speechless, mind blowing, can't resist myself. Everyone must go to visit Shimla. Very very beautiful place I have ever seen. It is also nice for newly married couple.

Manjukiran Reddy

Manjukiran Reddy4.3/5

3 reviews

Amazing experience

That was an amazing experience in Shimla, feeling cold and extremely cold. Riding in train from Kalka to Shimla makes you speechless, over 107 tunnels in between the mountains. Will really take you around heaven.

Nitin Nikesh

Nitin Nikesh5.0/5

4 reviews

Enjoy the snowfall here

Shimla is called the queens of hill and it is a place where you can enjoy snowfall during the December and January. You can visit this place with toy train which crosses around 100 tunnels and is a real fun to travel. Shimla has kufri hills where the shooting of Bollywood movie Sanam Bewafa was done and here you can see the border of India and China. Jakhoo temple is another nice spot which is dedicated to lord Hanuman and located at the top of hills.

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Deepak Bisht

Deepak Bisht5.0/5

1 review

Nice to visit during summer

Shimla is such a nice place to visit especially in summers. You will feel like heaven there and would like to stay there forever. You can visit many places there, you can do trekking too. If you are fond of water places those are also there. Snowfall is very common there.

Yogesh Wadhwa

Yogesh Wadhwa5.0/5

6 reviews

Best in the morning

This place can only be described as place like heaven as its natural beauty attracts everyone. This place is best for holidays to visit with family and friends. I wish to visit here again and again to enjoy its beauty. Best time to visit here is morning.

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