Shimla - Queen of Hill Stations OR Queen of Hills

Shimla Travel Guide

Shimla, the Queen of Hill Stations and the capital of the hill state Himachal Pradesh, has been on the top in the major attractions to explore. Both those who have visited the hill station earlier and those who have never come to the place wish to explore the untouched beauty of the place again and again. Needless to say, Shimla is one of the amazing and attractive hill station that is also a paradise for couples and honeymooners.

Even, you will also found flocks of tourists who believe in adventure games and look for the amazing destinations to make their dream come true for adventure activities. The lush green forest ranges of pine and oak along with deodar, sloppy hills, snow-capped mountain ranges, deep green valley, serene environment and cool climate is all that speak all about the rich legacy of the place and make it an ever glittering star in the Indian tourism map.

Especially during the winter season when the temperature reaches below zero degree C, the powdery snow lure tourist and make it a paradise on earth. Shimla and its surrounding area is full of attractions, natural beauty and places for adventure tours. Some of the major attractions in and around the hill station are :

Ridge Ridge : It is one the core of the hill station that is known for a large open space on the hill. The beautiful vegetation and the panoramic view of Ridge keep travellers mesmerized for a long time.

Jakhu Temple Jakhu Temple : It is one of the oldest temples in Himachal Pradesh that is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is located on the top of the Jakhu hill surrounded by hills and forest ranges.

Chirst Church Chirst Church : The beautiful church is one of the second oldest church in North India that was built in 1846 to 1857 by Colonel J.T. Boileau.

The Mall Road The Mall Road : It is the prime attraction of the hill station that is located in the heart of Shimla. It is also one of the busiest commercial areas of Shimla that was constructed in British rule in India.

In addition to the aforementioned attractions, there are also a number of other places like the Glen, State Museum and Library, Annandale, prospect hill, Summer hill, viceregal lodge, Dorje Drag Monastery, Rothney Castle, Manorville Mansion, Himalayan Bird Park, St Mary Church and the list goes on. The capital city and the beautiful hill station is also known for a number of hotels, bungalows (that have been converted into hotels), resorts and lodges to accommodate. In addition to this, there are also a number of restaurants here to enjoy food of your choice.

When it comes to reach to Shimla, it is easy and hassle-free as there are regular buses from New Delhi and Ambala to the city.

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