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Shimla City

Shimla city Tour Package

Country: India
State:Himachal Pradesh
Location: North India
Altitude: 2,205 m
Population: 171,817
Language: Hindi
Known for: Hill Station
Nearby Cities: Solan, Mandi, Chandigarh etc.

Located in the south of the state, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Because of having wonderful geographical location and pleasant weather, British personnel developed Shimla as their summer capital of India. However, over period of time, the region developed more and also started to fascinating the tourists; likewise, today, it became one of the most popular tourists' hill stations in north India.

Located in the lap of western Himalayan region at the altitude of about 2,200 meters, Shimla is entirely surrounded with mountains and lush with greenery. It is also interesting to share that the word 'Shimla' is derived from the Goddess name 'Shyamala Devi.' It is believed that she is one of the incarnations of Kali, the Hindu Goddess.

Shimla Tourism
Because of its fantastic geographical location and picturesque landscape, the hill station is more popularly known as "Queen of Hills" (given by British).

The significant tourists' destinations in Shimla are:
The Mall: It is the most popular Shopping Street of Shimla. You can observe here almost all sorts of shops, restaurants and also hotels, bars, clubs, banks, and many more arranged either side of the road.
Christ Church: Beautifully architected Christ Church is one of the oldest churches in northern India.
Jakhu Hill: Located at the distance of about 2 km, it is the highest peak of Shimla. In addition, with spectacular landscape, you can also see here temple dedicated to God Hanuman. It is interesting to share that on the top of the hill, you can see 33 metre high statue.
Summer Hill: With having scenic landscape, it is pretty important because Mahatma Gandhi spent some time of his life here during his Shimla visit.
Shimla State Museum: The popular Shimla State Museum is store house of Pahari paintings, bronzes wood carvings, sculptures and many more.
Annandale: It is a popular playground here.
Tara Devi Temple
Sankat Mochan
Anand Vilas

How to Reach??
By Road: It is well linked with the road network. NH 22 links the hill station with Chandigarh. In addition, there are dozens of luxurious buses running frequent from the cities Chandigarh, New Delhi, Ambala, Patiala, Jammu and many other cities of northern India.
By Rail: Located at the distance of about 90 km, Kalka is the nearest railway station. However, from Kalka, Shimla is linked with one of the longest and oldest narrow gauge railways that still operating in India. So, you can enjoy the journey of Shimla all the way in hilly region.
By Air: Located at the distance of about 23 km, Shimla has domestic airport that connects with New Delhi and Kullu.

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