Tourist Places in Shimla - Shimla Tourism

Tourist Places near Shimla Shimla is all over surrounded with hills and thus gives a soothing view to the eyes as the nature is still pristine in Shimla. The place is famous for its natural beauty, architecture building, wooden crafts and apples. It is well connected with rail, air, and road.

Location - Himachal Pradesh
Height - Between 2,100m and 2,300m
Language spoken - Hindi, English, Punjabi and Pahari
Religion - Mostly Hindu. Also Sikh, Muslim and Christian
Medical Facilities - Good
Telecommunications Worldwide links by the net, telephone and fax, code: 0177


The city is also known as the queen of hills. This is one of the loveliest and good-natured hill stations in our country, which also the capital of the state called Himachal Pradesh. The state is located in the northern side of the country. In history it is also mentioned that this hilly city is also known as the summer capital of the country, declared by the British but later on or can say after Independence Delhi become the capital. The name of the city is derived from their holy goddess 'Shayamla Devi', sometimes also pronounced as 'Simla'. Nature blessed Shimla is the main attraction for tourist or can say for nature loving people too. Shimla is one of the few places in the world where an enormous amount of history and heritage has been distilled into such a small place in so short time. The route from Kalka to Shimla on the Narrow Gauge is a major attraction. The route along with trees of fir, pine, walnut, apricot, and terraced paddy field of corn and the famous capsicum, locally known as 'Shimla Mirch', runs through 102 tunnels. If you fond of walking, Shimla will unfolds part that remain hidden to vehicle. It is suggesting for you that first you take a direction for the day and cover the place of interest. The area around the Institute of Advanced Study has several walks. Some route offers a greater variety of Shimla trees, shrubs wildflowers, and ferns. It depends on your luck if you are a lucky one many special species of bird also can be sighted.

Seven Hill Attractions of Shimla:

Prospect Hill(2328 meters) , Summer Hill(2300 meter) ,Observatory Hill(2,350 meter), Inverram in Western shimla, Bantony, Jakhoo (2455 meter) in central Shimla and Elysium (2,466 meter) in north-western Shimla. Many Hills are around 10 to 30 Km. far from Shimla.

Place to Visit in Shimla:

There are a number of tourist spots around Shimla. You are bound to have lasting impressions of these spots in your mind for a long time.

Annandale - It offers a picturesque piece of ground, charmingly adapted for recreation in the days of Raj. Chindi (94 km), Cragnano (18 km), Fagu (22), Jakhoo Temple (2.5 km)No visit to the Shimla is complete without visiting Jakhu Hills. Mashobra (12 km), Naldehra (23), Narkanda (65km), Tara Devi (11 km). All distance cover from Shimla. Narkanda is situated on Hindustan - Tibet Road and 25 km from Shimla. One most important place is Kufari situated at an altitude of 2510m above from sea level it attracts bands of ski enthusiasts from all over the country drift from the snowy fields of Kufri to Narkanda in search of the finest ski slopes on which to flaunt their expertise. Due to the ski and throw snow ball on each other kufari is the hottest spot of Shimla in winter time. You are fond of fishing then the Tatta Pani is the perfect place for you where you can enjoy fishing and playing in the water also. Not only hilly attraction but also for you Shimla's Malls is very nice. It grew as the town's commercial street and the hub of its social life. The Mall Road is 5 km in length. Apart from the shops several building still retains elements of glory. The street holds the famous Gaiety Theatre that was completed in 1887 and once towered above the town.

Different type of tour packages are available for differ kind of tourist like if you are the honeymoon couple then enjoy all waterfalls, ice skiing and many more and if you fond of trekking wow here many option available for your choice in the lap of nature, trekking in Shimla is must. The Ideal time for trekking is between March to August when Shimla is little warm. The city is a popular holiday during the summer. But it is also frequented in the winter when it is covered with snow.

Himachal offers a virtual bonanza for trekkers. One of the Himachal classic routes is the Chandra Bhaga triangle and the Baralacha Pass at a height of 4,833 meters. As the legend goes, the five Pandava brothers (of the epic Mahabharata) traversed this territory on their way to the Heaven. The pristine beauty of the place would make one believe that the Heaven might not be very far off.Best Hotel in Shimla

Stay at Shimla - Best Hotels

Being the most preferred vacation spot, Shimla is having flock of tourist throughout the year, so it is advised rigorously to get your prior bookings done for your comfortable and lavishing stay.

  • Oberoi Cecil Hotel, Chaura Maidan
  • Chapslee Hotel, near mall road
  • Kapil Hotel, lakkar bazaar
  • Honeymoon inn, near mall road
  • Woodville Palace, Raj Bhavan road
  • Shilon resort, kufri chail road

So pack your bags, catch the next flight or train and come to Shimla - A place where dreams come true.