The Nature Park, Summer Hill


14.1/5(30 Ratings)

The Nature Park, Summer Hill Overview

Ranked 22 of 40 sightseeing in Shimla

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 clusters forming the hill station of Shimla.

The name of Potter's hill originated from yesteryears, when potters visited the place to gather clay for making pots. Rich in variety of hilly flora and fauna, the hill situated next to Observatory Hill has a canopy of temperate forest.

This Nature Park is frequented by thousands of holidaymakers, who can also enjoy horse rides through these dense forests of cedars and oaks.

The suburb also houses a widespread campus of Himachal Pradesh University established in 1975. This institution offers Post Graduate Programmes in Humanities, Commerce, Science, Management, Law and Languages.

The beautiful township of Summer Hill can be accessed from Kalka-Shimla national highway. Besides, tourists can walk through the mall in the western end along with Chaura Maidan.

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What travellers are saying about The Nature Park, Summer Hill

Experience scale
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  • Excellent 2
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  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Saurav Gupta

Saurav Gupta2.5/5

5 reviews

Not so many animals

Not a good place to visit, it is just like visiting a park or some museum having a one km length by paying 30 rupee fee. Better go to Chandigarh Chattbir zoo.

Jain Jain

Jain Jain3.9/5

1 review

Visit atleast once

I had a new experience in my life, a new type of excitement like a discovery in life. To see animal by very close. Really it so cool. Please one time everybody have to go there, you will never forget that moment in your life.

Parmeshwar Chidri

Parmeshwar Chidri3.6/5

4 reviews

Best rest amidst the nature

The nature park is specially the best place to get rest amidst the nature, you can enjoy the love of nature there and the park is very well maintained in terms of clean and security.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Very extra ordinary hill

It is very extra ordinary hill. It always feels cold here. We enjoyed there and my kids were also very happy. The air is very natural. So it is very good for our health.

Ravi Gupta

Ravi Gupta3.6/5

9 reviews

A nice green valley with a nice scenic water fall

Its a good place to visit. Be ready with shoes on as you will also enjoy trekking. There is an excellent waterfall located "chadwick falls, for which a bit of walk is needed. Carry a bottle of water as you don't get it there. Sightseeing and trekking which you will enjoy here.
  • A nice green valley with a nice scenic water fall
  • A nice green valley with a nice scenic water fall

Shubham Kumar

Shubham Kumar4.3/5

8 reviews

Tremendous place

It was a very good place if you visit Shimla then must visit here. There was a very good locker and storage facility. Cleanliness was excellent and this made me flat.

Lazy King

Lazy King4.3/5

1 review

Take photos of beautiful nature

One more beautiful place to visit in Shimla is The Nature Park, Summer Hill. Tourist can walk to Mall Road, July to October is the best time to visit. You are allowed to take photos of beautiful nature.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n2.9/5

522 reviews

New experience

Superb place to visit in shimla.Camping at this place is awesome.We went to this place with my classmates and we stayed in tree house, which is really cool place to stay. It was really a new experience


A S4.3/5

453 reviews

From the fairy tale

Summer Hill or Potter hill is around 5 km from main city. It has the most picturesque railway station almost out of fairy tale. It reminded me of the movie The Lake House for some reason. You would so want to lose something here and let serendipity make you find it years later. This place is more for adventurers. This is the place where you can camp, trek, do river crossing and other adventurous sports.

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Arghya Ray

Arghya Ray5.0/5

26 reviews

Beautiful for stay

Enjoy the beauty of Shimla from this point and try to stay there.

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