Captivating snow-clad mountains, lush green surroundings, and clean lakes does justice to Shimla being called the “Queen of Hill Stations”. As one of the most visited places worldwide, Shimla, with its timeless appeal and Victorian architecture, wows every visitor.
Shimla is a combination of traditional and modern grandeur. Furthermore, the city’s climate sets it apart from other places. If you are visiting this city draped with rhododendron, alpine wood, and oak trees, you must go to these famous places.
Your tour to Shimla would not be complete if you don’t get back a souvenir from the Mall Road for your loved ones or for yourself. Filled with a plethora of showrooms, department stores, and the local bazaar, the Mall road tops the itinerary list of people visiting Shimla.
The Shimla Ridge
The Ridge is an open space that offers breath-taking view of the snow-covered peaks in Shimla. On the east side of the ridge road is the famous Lakkar bazaar which offers a wide variety of wood crafts.
Jakhoo hill is the highest peak of Shimla that offers a remarkable view of the Shivalik ranges and the Sanjauli town. It attracts pilgrims and tourists mainly because of the Jakhoo Temple which has a 108 feet tall statue of Lord Hanaumana, the monkey god.
Located on the Ridge, the Christ church is the second oldest church of North India designed by Colonel J.T. Boileau in Circa 1844. The inside of the church features stained glass windows that represent hope, faith, patience, and charity. The church looks majestic during night-time.
Located at a distance of about 7 kms from Shimla, the Chadwick waterfalls offers mesmerizing view of rapidly cascading water, resembling falling crystals. It is one of the major attractions in Shimla and captivates viewers when the water runs down the dense green forests.
Also known as Annadale, Annandale was once a playground of the British. It is now a small golf course which is sometimes also used as a helipad.
The list is indicative and not exhaustive. There are many more places like the Kalibari Temple, Shimla State Museum, Summer Hill, Tara Devi Temple, Daranghati Sanctuary, Wild Flower Hall, and several others which are also not be missed.