Shimla is known for its beauty and richness in hills. Summer hills are one of the top lovable things you will enjoy here. A picturesque town is located 5 km from the ridge of Shimla. This hill is carpeted by rich greenery and breathtaking views. Come with your family enjoy taking serene pictures, beautiful view of nature and the best of all Maggie and momos on the point of hill with your favourite tea or coffee. Combination of aesthetic beauty and the soulful environment is just perfect to start your day with. Get yourself ready and pack the bags to just beat the cosy environment.
Annandale is a famous playground and race-course in Shimla. This place was home to several people who like adventures and sports at the time of British rule, however, now this place is only known for golf lovers. The racecourse has been converted into a mini-golf course. One can visit here play golf between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. There is no entry ticket for the same. Sports activities like car racing were becoming very dangerous thereby government decided to change the spot into the golf course. Now people can come and play golf without any restrictions.
Major tourist attraction of Shimla is Jakhoo Hill, known for its nature. Pilgrims who visit here witness 108 feet tall Hanuman statue. Jakhoo temple is almost a short trek for adventures seekers. One must climb up the trek in the day only as night is not so safe for adventurous sports. Don’t forget to carry your sports shoes if you are planning to visit Jakhoo hill. You will witness mesmerizing beauty, adorable hills and as soon as you go up in height you will realize clouds are coming down. This is the most lovable spot of Shimla. Though it can be tiring on sunny day activities become more heart-warming when you get to see a cloudy environment.
This place is popularly known as scandal point and is a famous spacious platform. Here you can just sit on one point, witness snow-capped mountains with tea and maggie in your hand. This is a true example of paradise. You can sit here in peace for hours and hours amidst beauty. Ridge is the hotspot of the city during any fest. This is open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. It also connects to Scandal point and Lakkar bazaar.
Shimla State Museum is rich in heritage and culture and promotes education. This museum showcase the glorious past of the state. The library is also located here, if one wishes to sit down calmly and read books then you are welcomed here. More than 100 books are available here rendering infinity knowledge about Shimla culture and heritage.
Sunrise, sunset, best photography, best viewpoints, best videography. What else do you expect from a hill station? Well, Naldehra Shaily Peak located in Shimla is covered by dense deodar trees with rich flora and fauna. You can also enjoy horse riding here.
Were you missing a waterfall? We are here with the best point of Shimla. Chadwick waterfall falling from an height of 1000 meters. This is surely a treat to one’s eye with its captivating beauty. Owing to their beauty and romantic walks in mature, this is one of the best things to do in Shimla with your partner. Take her/him to this place and your relationship feels a fresh bloom in your life. Here, there are some trails which will leave you temple, Summer Hill and prospect hill.
Visiting Shimla can be incomplete without a round to mall road. Mall road is the heart of Shimla. You can shop whatever you want. Form traditional and funky jewellery to knitted and woven clothes that too on affordable pricing.
Christ Church is located near the mall road only. This is the second oldest Church in North India. Best time to visit Church is in the early morning or in between prayers. You can feel the warmth here, the love. With cleanliness to another level, this Church is beautiful in its own terms. If you are visiting Shimla, do visit Christ Church.
Kufri is known as a winter sports capital. Hardly 1-hour drive from Shimla, this hill station once belong to the kingdom of Nepal. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy ice skating and skiing here. You can visit here anytime you want.
This is very famous in Shimla. As the name suggests, the market is well known for wooden objects. Located somewhere near to Ridge, you can shop wooden toys, wooden keychains, furniture, etc. here. Lakkar Bazaar is famous for woollen apparels, you will get Kullu shawls, pashmina shawls, range of artefacts, wooden pictures, etc. If you are looking for food option, then Sita Ram eatery is famous in Lakkar bazaar. It serves delicious Chole Bhature.
How can we miss the Shimla toy train? This is must in your checklist if you are visiting Shimla. Have you seen “Jab we met”? Jab we met showcase a scene where Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor travel in toy train. With 5 hours train ride, it has more than 900 curves. The distance between Barog and Shimla is the most beautiful part of the journey as the train slows down due to the steep hill and you get the opportunity to witness some serene views. Fare is ranging from Rs. 50 + 500/- as per your convenience.