In & Around Shimla


There is a host of amazing tourist places in & around Shimla, which are loved to be visited by the tourists from all over the world. You just get captivated by the beauty of the marvelous places to visit in Shimla. The Shimla travel guide is so vivid that travelers get it full of fun to enjoy Shimla tourism. Several wonderful tourist places to see in Shimla are explained below:

The Ridge: The Ridge, termed as the heart of the town, situated along the renowned Mall Road, interconnects Shimla’s main commercial spots like Lakkar Bazaar, The Mall, Scandal Point and Jakhoo Hill, among others. Aside from being the most famous shopping center, The Ridge is the key venue for all the cultural activities held in the town.

The Mall: The Mall is the main commercial centre in Shimla. You can find here a line of restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, post offices, tourist offices and of course, woolen and handicraft stores.

Shimla State Museum: Shimla State Museum houses the cultural wealth of the region, and is opened for all to see a collection of miniature Pahari paintings, sculptures, bronze and wood carvings, costumes, textiles and jeweler of Himachal.

Indian Institute of Advanced Studies: One of the landmarks in Shimla, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies is lying in the Viceregal Lodge which was established in 1884-88.

Christ Church: Believed to be the second oldest church in Northern India, the Christ Church is made up of stained glass windows which symbolize faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility.

Sankat Mochan Temple: One of the most famous temples of Lord Hanuman around Shimla, Sankat Mochan Temple rests 22 km from Shimla-Kalka Road, providing a grand view of Shimla from the peak at 1,975 mtrs from the sea level.

Tara Devi Temple: Another most visited temple around Shimla is the Tara Devi Temple, dedicated to the Goddess it is named after. Located on a peak at 1,851 mtrs from the sea level, the temple is resting on the Shimla-Kalka Road.

Kalibari Temple: Dedicated to the Goddess Shyamala or Kali, Kalibari Temple is located close the Scandal Point.

Jakhoo Temple: Situated on the highest peak of Shimla at 2,455 mtrs, Jakhoo Temple is an abode of Lord Hanuman.

Some other famous attractions in and around the lovely hill station are Bhimkali Temple, Anand Vilas, Chadwick Falls, Fagu, Narkanda, Rampur, Sarahan, Kharapathhar, Jubbal, Hatkoti, Mashobra, Craignano, Naldehra, Tattapani, Chindi, Chail, Sanctuary and Nature Park Kufri, among others.


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