Shimla, the magnificent hill station is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. This place which is even called as the Summer Refuge and Empress of Hill Stations is seated atop of a height of 2202 meters above ocean level. The present Shimla region was build in the year 1972. The place got its name from Shyamala, which is also another name of Goddess Kali. Jakhu, Prospect, astronomical observatory, and Summer which are the crucial hills of this place. The place was announced as the summer capital of British India in the year 1864. It apportioned as the capital of Punjab after freedom. Afterward, Shimla evolves into the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is known for the largest ice skating rink of India. In winter, the ground is capped with natural snow and this is the time when skating can be enjoyed (December-February). Trekking is also very much popular here.
Attractions: Annandale, Dorje Drak Monastery / TDAC Nyingmapa Monastery, Vice Regal Lodge, Jakhu Temple / Jakhu Hill, Kali Bari Temple, The Mall, Tara Devi Temple, Christ Church, The Ridge, Kalka – Railway, Kufri Ski Resort, etc……
Best Time to visit: October to May.
Peak Season: April to May & December.
- By Air: Nearest airport to Shimla is New Delhi and Chandigarh. New Delhi is International and Chandigarh is Domestic airport both are well connected to all the major cities of Country.
- By Rail: Shimla Railway Station which is 1 km away from the city center and it’s connected to Chandigarh, Ambala Cantt, and New Delhi. It is situated on popular Kalka – Shimla Railway track and thin gauge.
- By Road: Buses are available from nearby cities. Deluxe and luxurious buses, and AC cabs or Taxis are also available from Delhi.
Popular Restaurants: The Restaurant, Hideout Cafe, Wake & Bake Cafe, Cafe Shimla House, Krishna Bakery, Himachali Rasoi, Honey Hut, Cafe Sol, Eighteen71- Cookhouse & Bar, 45 The Central, Indian Coffee House, Guptaji Vaishnav Bhojnalaya, Trishul, Baljee’s, Sitaram And Sons, Ashiana & Goofy, etc… Read more