Places to visit in Shimla

Places to visit in Shimla
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Places to visit in Shimla – List of 14 Best Tourist Places in Shimla Tourist Attractions, Activities, Things to Do – Jakhoo Hill, Glen, Summer hill, Chawick fall, Prospect hill, Institute of Advance studies, zoo, sankat mochan temple, vavbahar, Taradevi temple, Tibetan monastery, Dhengu mata temple, Aviary at old Raj Bhawan and museum.

Situated in the north west Himalayas, Shimla is the Capital of Himachal Pradesh. There are innumerable places to visit in Shimla. It was once famous as the summer Capital of “The Raj” .Though evocative of a bygone era,it is today a thriving Capital of a State,famous for its snowcapped peaks,apples,pine forests,flowers and gentle smiling people.
Visitors come to Shimla to walk down its famous Mall Road and also to experience Shimla in its many hues from Spring flower to autumn leaves, from the soothing green & gentle breeze to its winter snows.It is truely a “Destination for all season”.
A special delight is to travel by one of the few remaining mountain Railways in the world-the toy train of Shimla-as it wind through 90km journey up the mountain. Toy train is among UNESCO World heritage sites and should be among top list of places to visit in Shimla to experience.

Places to Visit in Shimla are Following: –

(km distance mentioned is from main shimla market)

Places to visit in shimla Jakhoo Hills

Jakhoo Hills

Jakhoo Hill

Places to visit in shimla Jakhoo Hills

Jakhoo Hills

2 km. Shimla highest peak offers panoramic views of the towns, hills and mountain ranges. A Hanuman Temple is located here.

 

 

 

 

 

Glen

Places to visit in shimla Glen

GLEN

4km.A popular picnic spot. A stream flows through dense forest. It should be on top list of places to visit in Shimla.
Summer Hill
5 km.A picturesque suburb with shady walks.
Chadwick Falls

places to visit in shimla, Chadwick falls

Chadwick falls

7km.Waterfalls,70 metres from summer Himm (best in monsoon). It should be on top list of places to visit in Shimla.
Prospect Hill
5 km. A famous picnic spot commanding extensive views of hills and valleys. The sunset and moon-rise can be seen at the same time from here on a full moon evening. A top the hill is the shrine of Kamna Devi.
Institute of advance Studies

places to visit in shimla, Institute of Advanced studies

Institute of Advanced studies

4km.The institute is housed the erstwhile Viceregal Lodge which was constructed in 1884-88 during the tenure of Lord Dufferin. A commanding building on summer Hill, of Himalayan gray stone in the English Renaissance (Elizabethan) style, with garden spread over a large area around the lodge.

 

 

 

 

Zoo(Tutikandi)
4 km. A small zoo with Himalayan birds and animals.

Vavbahar
4 km. Horticulture Complex.

Sankat Mochan
5 km. Hanuman Temple.

 

 

Taradevi Temple

Places to visit in shimla, tara devi

Tara devi

8 km.Taradevi Temple on top of a hill with a Shiva Temple on the northern side. Commands panoramic views of hills and valleys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tibetan Monastery

places to visit in Shimla Tibetan Monastery

Tibetan Monastery

5 km. On top of a hill at Sanjauli, it contains large statue of Lord Buddha and other deities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dhengu Mata temple
5 km. Adjacent to the Tibetan Monastery at Sanjauli, this temple is dedicated to goddess durga.

Aviary at old Raj Bhawan
1 km. The Aviary has a large collection of Himalayan as well as exotic birds.

 

Museum & art Gallery

Himachal State Museum
The Himachal State Museum near Chaura Maidan has twelve galleries in which an endeavour has been made to project hill-art and cultural wealth of the state showing their link with the national artistic scene.

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