Shimla is often referred to as a “Queen of Hills” is situated in the lower range of the Himalayan Mountains. The city of Shimla draped in forests of Pine, rhododendron and Oak, experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters. The city is famous for its building styled and neo-gothic architecture reminiscent of the colonial era.
Shimla is located on the north western ranges of the Himalayas. At an average altitude of 2395.59 meters above sea level, the city is spread on a ridge and its seven spurs. The city stretchesnearly 9.2 KM from east to West. The highest point in Shimla, at 2454 meters (8051 ft.), is Jakhu Hill.
Shimla is the definitely one of the most visited tourist attraction in India. So before enrich you with the places to visit in Shimla and a few around Shimla, here a few essentials.
Place of Worship
- Jakhu Temple
- Tara Devi Temple
- Bhimakali Temple
- Kalibari Temple
- Sankat Mochan Temple
- St. Mary’s Church
- St. Michael’s Cathedral and Christ Church
Places of Interest
- The Mall Road and Ridge
- Shimla State Museum and Library
- Indian Institute of Advanced study
- Vice regal Lodge
- Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.
Shimla Can be visited all through the years. The climate in Shimla is predominately cold during winters and moderately warm during summers.
- April-June :- The summer months with average temperature of attracts clients. The weather stays ideal for adventure activities.
- July-September :- The weather is not really a good time to visit Shimla as the city experience occasional landslides. The green meadows become nothing but most attractive aspect of the city with clouds floating everywhere.
- October – March :- Heavy Snowfall In December and January, ideal for Tourist and Honeymoon couples.
- By Air :- Shimla City is well connected from all the major cities around. The places has its own airport at a place called Jubbarhatti which is located at a distance of 23 Km from the main city centre. The other from the main city Centre. The other nearby Airports are Chandigarh and New Delhi. Flights from New Delhi, kullu and Chandigarh on a daily basis.
- By Train :- Shimla is well connected by train. The scenic Kalka Shimla Railway, a narrow gauge track, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the steepest rise in altitude in a distance of 96 Km from Shimla. From Kalka it takes around 6 hours to reach Shimla.
- By Road :- Shimla is approximately 370 Km from New Delhi and 117 Km fromChandigarh. The Highways are well maintained by the Authorities and are a pleasure to drive on. There are many tourist buses, Regular buses and Private buses run on, ply from Delhi en –route Chandigarh.