2130 mts, Shimla was the summer Capital of the British India.
of its climate and accessibility, it is one of the most popular hill
resorts in the country. The Mall, with its colonial architecture
and shops, Lower bazaar, the Ridge, Lakkar bazaar, Tibetan bazaar,
the former Viceregal Lodge now housing the Indian Institute of Advanced
Studies, Prospect Hill, the famous Glen, Chadwick Falls, Summer Hill, Jakhoo hill are some of the spots of tourist interest in Shimla.
Christ Church and St Michael's cathedral are two important landmarks.
Kamna Devi on Prospect hill, Jakhoo temple, Tara Devi and the famous
Kali Bari draw a lot of Hindu pilgrims.
Chall, 43 km from Shimla, has the world's highest cricket pitch
and polo ground. Kasauli, 77 km from Shimla and 35 km from Kalka, situated at an altitude of 1927 mts, has quaint ambience of a colonial
past. Hatkoti is 104 from Shimla. It has some ancient temples.
This is the place where the gods are said to gave fought among themselves. Narkanda is 64 km from Shimla (2700 mts). It has slopes for skiing
for both beginners as well as regulars.
HOW TO REACH SHIMLA: The nearest airport is Jubbarharti, 23 km. Linked to Delhi by regular
air services. There are also train services to Shimla. By road it is
117 km from Chandigarh, 370 km from Delhi.
CLIMATE: Max temp in summer is 30 deg C, min in winter minus
4 deg C.
CLOTHING: Heavy woollen in winter. Shopping: Carpets, shawls
and leather goods are main items of tourist attraction. Shimla is also
famous for jewellery since ancient times.
Himachal Pradesh - Destinations:
For Online Booking of Accommodation (Govt Hotels - HPTDC): www.hptdc.nic.in
ALSO GO TO: www.himachaltourism.gov.in