Standing at an elevation of 2,200 meters, Shimla is a wonderful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. People from far and wide carve to taste the beauty of this place and we satiate their carving through our Shimla Tour Package. This package takes you to the popular tourist destinations of Shimla like Museum, Ridge Maidan, Viceroy Lodge, Mall Road, and Christ Church. Moreover, in this tour package we will also make you explore some nearby places of Shimla like Kufri (one of the best destinations to witness snowfall) and Chail (in the yesteryears it was the summer capital of Maharaja Patiala).
Attraction literally means something that draws attention due to a significant appeal. When discussing Shimla, the whole city becomes the embodiment of this single word, as portrayed by different integrals that combined to make it. Here are some of them-
Places of Worship
Jakhu Temple– With a giant statue of Hindu God Hanuman, the aide and devotee of Lord Rama in his mission f life, this temple is symbolic of brotherly love and devotion.
Tara Devi Temple – Dedicated to goddess of stars, the temple is located 11 Km away from Shimla Bus Stand.
St. Mary’s Church – Although 80 Km away from Shimla, the Church still is an attraction for the visitors who are in the hill station for their holidays.
Kali Bari – The temple is dedicated to the goddess who has given this city Her name and can be booked for staying as well.
Sankat Mochan – Another temple of Lord Hanuman, located some 7 Km away is visited feverishly by His devotees present in Shimla.
St. Michael’s Cathedral and Christ Church- One of the oldest churches in India and second oldest in North India, devotees of every faith stream in here for few moments of peace, introspection and confessions. Henry Irwin designed this Church in 1885 to last in the minds of the worshippers as well as visitors to the church forever.
Dorje Drag Monastery – Buddhism also has left its mark in various places of India; this monastery is just another of them. A peaceful mind and rejuvenated spirit is guaranteed after coming here.
Kamana Devi Temple at Prospect Hill, Gurudwara, Bhimkali Temple are some other places of worship.
Seven Hills – With a major tourist attraction on every hill, Shimla is surrounded by these beauties augmented by the sensible designing of the city by British. Prospect, Summer, Observatory, Invererarm, Bantony, Jakhu and Elysium are the names of the hill that hold at least one significant tourist attraction.
The Glen – A picnic spot of sorts, this place is charmingly scenic with deodar and pine forests along with Chadwick falls. Some sources claim the place to be oldest picnic spot of Shimla, reached easily from Scandal Point, another attraction of Shimla travel.
Annandale – Most of the minor sports activities of Cricket and Polo take place in this favorite picnic spot of residents as well as tourists in Shimla. The place was initially developed as cricket ground and is only a small distance from The Ridge.
Himalayan Bird Park – For avid bird watchers, the place is good to spot some of the rare Himalayan species of these winged creatures.
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex – The place is a treasure-holder of precious history. Housing attractions like State Museum showcasing rich arts and crafts in ancient artifacts, sculpture and paintings, a visit to the Henry Irwin designed complex is a must.
Rothney Castle – Located at Kakhu hills only, the building is home of A O Hume, now a heritage place.
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies – Located on Observatory Hill, this is another footprint of British in Shimla, known for historical events like Shimla Conference and Shimla Agreement. Most of the parts are now closed for public viewing except for entrance hall and gardens.
Lakkad Bazaar – Popular for the goods of wood craft, the place could be visited for taking souvenirs.
Scandal Point – Maharaja of Patiala is known to have kidnapped the daughter of then viceroy of India.
The Ridge – More known for the open space and picturesque view of surrounding hills, it is a path one ought to come to is has decided to see scandal point and intended to go to Lakkad Bazaar.
Kalka to Shimla Railway Track – a World heritage site, the track is often a part of the railway route taken to reach Shimla.
Some other additions to this list are Ellerslie, Woodvile, The Mall, Town Hall, Naldehra Golf Course, Manorvville Mansion, Gurkha Gate, Palace of Maharaja of Patiyala, etc
Places around Shimla
Scenery as represented by the verdant forests, hills, temples, etc is also found in following places near Shimla. See them to know them.
Mashobra – Separated by 13 Km from Shimla, at an altitude of 2149m this suburb is covered with dense forests. Nearby Sipur with deodar trees is easy to reach from here. People with religious bend can explore old temples which is more popular for an annual fair is held in the month of April.
Fagu – For enchanting Himalayan glimpses, Fagu around 22 Km away from Shimla is another attention-catcher and a must during the Shimla tour.
Kufri – At 2501m, views of snow and snow fun like ski and snow scootering are enjoyable. Mahasu Peak in Kufri another place to walk up to, to enjoy being in the lap of Nature.
Tattapani Popular for hot water springs and their medicinal values, the place is to be reached after a drive of 51 Km from Shimla. The surrounding forests only enhance its sighting.
Chail- The capital of Maharaja of Patiyala after being banned from entering Shimla, Chail is popular for housing world’s highest cricketing pitch, which is also be used for Polo matches sometimes.
Sirmaur – This district is at a distance of around 162 Km from Shimla and known for Lake Renuka, the largest lake of the Himachal Pradesh state.
Other places nearby are Kasauli, Naldhera, Sarahan, Nakanda, etc.