Places to visit in Shimla
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)
2 km. Shimla highest peak offers panoramic views of the towns, hills and mountain ranges. A Hanuman Temple is located here.
4km.A popular picnic spot. A stream flows through dense forest. It should be on top list of places to visit in Shimla.
5 km.A picturesque suburb with shady walks.
7km.Waterfalls,70 metres from summer Himm (best in monsoon). It should be on top list of places to visit in Shimla.
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
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.
4 km. A small zoo with Himalayan birds and animals.
4 km. Horticulture Complex.
5 km. Hanuman Temple.
8 km.Taradevi Temple on top of a hill with a Shiva Temple on the northern side. Commands panoramic views of hills and valleys.
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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