Get into the heaven craddel by visiting the beautiful place of Himachal, which is known as the summer capital of Himachal. The location is Appropriately given the sobriquet of "Queen of Hill Stations", The glories of the Shivalik Ranges and the aura of the site is spellbound. It surely makes people mesmerized and astonished by its picturesque views and beauty. There are so many things in this small yet charming town which will surprise you.
Apart from the famous tourist attraction of Shimla that re the mall road, The Ridge, Jakhu Temple, Tara Devi Temple, the glen a many more beautiful places. The hill station becomes more attractive in the winters with ist snow-capped mountains. This is the time when tourist gets eager to traverse the beauty of the queen of the hill. Known as the summer capital of India during the British Raj, and presently it has been called the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The weather of the place is delightful all year round. You can plan your trip any time of the year, but if you want to witness snowfall than you should come around December to January. But overall all year around this beautiful place has a lot to offer you which will make your trip memorable one.
So it is not just the views that make the Shimla truly deserves the title "Queen of Hill Stations", but it is the overall aura of the place. Even if you sit in the balcony cup of tea surrounded by the beautiful hill, you feel content with yourself. That very moment will be remembered a lifetime. Many hippies come here for the attainment of Nirvana, a state of utmost bliss and happiness. Everything becomes so perfect about Shimla that you will feel like coming again and again. The queen of hill Shimla has a lot of stories to tell you, some myths and many are heritage, but all equally exciting. So what are you waiting for get away from your regular routine take some time out to enjoy the glories of the beautiful queen of hills.
Sankat Mochan is one of the famous temple of Shimla valley and major tourist attractions in Shimla, which people from various walks of life come to see to get the blessing of Lord Rama. It is positioned between the lush green and tranquil locals of Himachal Pradesh. Tourists tour this temple to spend homage to the idols of Lord Rama and other Hindu gods. This is a famous religious stop which is 5 kilometres away from Shimla and it is the second most popular tourist spot after Jakhu Temple. The temple got erected in the year 1950, by the perceived religious figure-Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj, who was astonished by the beauty of the region. The history behind the temple is that aba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj waited in the deep dark woods for ten days and determined to place a Hindu temple on the location. You will see the deities of Lord Rama, Lord Shiva, and Hanuman.
Things to do at Sankat Mochan: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography
Next fascinating destination of the place is very popular Mall Road which was built during British colonial rule. It is known as the heart of Shimla, You will see a massive crowd of tourist and local people strolling around this popular and glazy street in Shimla. It is one of the major temptations for tourists. It is placed a level below the ridge. This heart of Shimla is the best way to traverse the awesome place, The place is full of stops to eat, laugh, shop and enjoy, indeed a hub of activities that visitors can enjoy. You will witness many conventional hotels, food hubs, Showrooms around the road. Also if you are looking forward to some adventure then Horse riding is a commonly enjoyed activity here.hop on the horse and ride across the mall road in style but don't forget to watch the Historic Structures like Gaiety Theater, Town Hall, Christ Church, and Public Library are all on the Mall Road.
Things to do at Mall Road: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Photography
One of the major attraction of Shimla is the Jakhu Mandir or Temple, which, is found on Jakhu Hill. This place is about 2.5 km east of the Shimla Ridge.and at a height of 2,455m above sea level, it is the most important peak in Shimla. This hilltop proposes panoramic viewpoints of the great Shivalik mountain range and the town of Sanjauli. The temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Hanuman and is a roof for arge colony of monkeys. It dates back to the time of the Ramayana and is a very old ancient temple having the footprints of Lord Hanuman. Also, you will observe that the monkeys here are not afraid of humans, they are friendly and turn to tourists for food. A not here, It is advisable not to carry anything in your hands when visiting the temple as the monkey can snatch it.
Things to do at Jakhu Temple: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography
The famous Ridge of Shimla is nothing but a wide-open place found on the side of Shimla Mall Road. The Ridge is a street having shops trading some particular items giving you a panoramic glimpse of the snow-capped mountain meadows set upon an orangish hued sky. It is popular for a lot of things, but best remembered for shopping. This place serves as a big pleasure for all kinds of tourists, and the old British demonstrations beckon visitors to this heart of the beautiful hill station. The Ridge is the most filmed part of the hill station covered with pine, firs, Himalayan Oak and Rhododendron trees. It is not just a market place but also the social hub of the city possessing the crowd of locals and nature enthusiasts as well as travellers having a road is lined up with cafes, bars, boutiques.
Things to do at Ridge: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Photography
Scandal Point is not well-known speciality by a tourist who comes to visit. It is located to the western edge of Shimla where two of the city's most important roads, The Ridge and Mall Road, converge. This pleasant small square which was overlooked by the mock-Tudor state post office has the bizarre name of Scandal Point. There is an interesting story behind the intriguing name which, is based on facts, the tale of the Scandal Point includes the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh which was regarded as a charismatic and charming character and the impressionable daughter of the British Viceroy.
Things to do at Scandal Point: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Photography, Horse-Riding
The Tara Devi Temple is another holy place to enjoy in Shimla which is positioned 11 km away from the Shimla Bus Stand to have a thick forest of oak and rhododendron providing best scenic views of the Himalayas surrounding the town. It is well-known among tourists for a clean and fresh atmosphere. Goddess Tara Devi, the goddess of stars came from Bengal to Himachal Pradesh and is an ideal place for a soul endeavouring harmony and peace.
Things to do at Tara Devi temple: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Adventure, Bird Watching, Photography
Glen is a valley, near to Andale and Summer Hill forest covered with a dense forest of deodar and pine trees which is a popular spot has a hiking trail where tourists go for relishing the calmness and the greenery around. You will see a small stream of water at the Glen, and this stream looks very beautiful when it falls from a height you can enjoy picnics among the woods and the place is 4 km away from the main mall road.
Things to do at The Glen: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography
It is a flat terrain in Shimla, which has now been extended as the playground of the city. It is positioned approximately 3 kilometres away from the Ridge and is used to play cricket and to make picnics, Golf, and Polo. This beautiful spot gives a pictorial representation of the Shimla city and its surrounding
Things to do at Annadale Ground: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Photography
Himalayan Bird Park is a small bird park, a miniature enclosure for birds with a limited number or type of birds. Also, the park is quite affordable, however, takes just 3 to 4 minutes to cover the whole area and improve the same so as to attract visitors. But overall it's a nice place to look forward to.
Things to do at Himalayn Bird Park: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Adventure, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography
One of the oldest theatre in Shimla which is present on the mall road. Now the theatre is Restored and is know as Gothic Intimate Theatre which is adorned with beautiful Paper Mache panels. This place is nostalgic of the old colonial era. Now the hall is decorated with Stage lights and many more decorative items.
Things to do at Gaiety Theatre: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Photography
Kufri is one hour drive from Shimla and is known as the winter sports capital. It is situated at an altitude of 2622 meters above sea level and a perfect place for Skiing. there are many adventure sports in Kufri. it is a must-visit place during your winter weekend getaway trips
Things to do at Kufri: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Adventure, Trekking, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography, Horse-Riding
Narkanda is a small town which is the Nagar panchayat in Shimla district and is dwelled at a distance of 73.9 Kms from Auramah Valley. The place also has a lake called the Tanni Jabar Lake which is one of the most significant tourist attraction here of the place
Things to do at Narkanda: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Trekking, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography
Chail one of the prominent place of the queen of hills is located at a height of 2,250 m above sea level. the place is famous for polo and is a quiet hill station close to Shimla, known for the world's highest cricket ground and the heritage hotel. the place is the midst of pine and deodar
Things to do at Chail: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Cycling, Biking, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography
Naldehra is another valley of the place which has breathtaking panorama and marvellous golf course. This pristine tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh is 20 km away from Shimla and it is a one hour drive from Shimla.
Things to do at Naldehra: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography, Horse-Riding
Mashobra is a small part of Shimla Reserve Forest sanctuary and also a catchment area. It is has natural vegetation which comprises of pine, oak, cedar or Himalayan deodar, and rhododendron, as well as maple and horse chestnut. So enjoy the lush greenery of the place.
Things to do at Mashobra: Visting The Place, Sightseeing, Adventure, Bird Watching, Wildlife Watching, Photography