Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Shimla

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Today we will talk about the tourist places of Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is also called “the queen of the mountains.” Shimla was a place that Britishers loved so much that they made it the summer capital of India under British rule in India. Shimla is filled with the dense forest of cedar, the Colonial architecture building, the magnificent sunset views, and beautiful pictures. Here are the top ten best places to visit in Shimla.

Best Places to Visit in Shimla:

Himachal State Museum

It is also known as the “Shimla Heritage Museum.” In this museum, you will find a collection of hill paintings, various artwork, photographs, and many objects related to anthropology. For example, in the painting section here, you will see the civilization and lifestyle of the people living in the Himalayas. 

There is also a library here, in which many historical books will be seen. This museum is closed every Monday. Standing in the backdrop of this museum built on top of the hill, you can see the beautiful Manorama view of this place from very early in the evening. There is a green plantation near this museum, which is considered a good place for photography. 

Toy Train

Lord Karjan started the toy train in 1903, which is very popular today. This famous old ride is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 96-km ride is completed in 5 hours from Kalka to Shimla, passing through 103 tunnels, 800 pools, and many deep valleys, giving you an awe-inspiring experience. Trains have been divided into sections in this tour, including deluxe, super deluxe, and regular passenger trains, including Kalka Shimla Express and Himalayan Train.

Jakhoo Temple

Located at about 8000 feet above sea level, this temple is situated atop the Jakhu hill. Jakhu mountain is the largest mountain in Shimla. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Therefore, many monkeys will be seen in this temple complex. The view of sunrise and sunset is worth seeing at this place. 

Viceregal Lodge

The viceregal lodge was established in 1888, located on the Observatory hills. This lodge was used to host the President during British rule. Therefore, it is also called the “President’s residence.” The first research organization of the country, the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, was established at this place. Lush green gardens surround this 6-floor building. 

Green Valley

The green valley lies on the road from Shimla to Kufri and is located 7 kilometers from the Shimla bus stand. This place is notable for a stunning view. For this reason, this place is considered ideal for photography.

Annandale

Annandale is a gorgeous picnic spot adorned with lush green pine forests located at a distance of 2 km from the Mall Road of Shimla. Situated at about 6220 feet above sea level, this place is quite famous for its beauty. This open space was used by the British for racing, polo, and cricket.

Mall Road

Mall road is the main shopping center in Shimla, and at the same time, Mall road is considered to be one of the busiest business areas of Shimla. From Mall road, you can shop handmade and many local things. 

Christ Church

Christ Church is the second largest church in North India, which is built in the French style. The exquisite sculpture on the stones and the beautiful windows adorned with colored glasses give the building a spectacular look. The view of this church is worth seeing, especially from the nighttime.

Kufri

Kufri is located at a distance of 13 km from Shimla. Situated at about 2750 meters, this place is also known as “the snow cap of Shimla.” Prominent places to see here are Mahasu peak, the Great Himalayan nature park, and Fagu. During Kufri Yatra, tourists can do activities like skiing, Tobogganing, and horse riding. You can go to Kufri at any time except during the winter season. 

The Ridge 

The ridge is an ample open space located in Shimla, with Scandal Point on the west and Lakkar Bazar on the east. There is also a water reservoir, which gives water to the entire city. Every year the Summer Festival is celebrated at the place in May. The beautiful church and many statues present here add to the beauty of this famous place. 

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These are the top ten best places to visit in Shimla. If you want to plan a Shimla tour, then make sure to visit these places. If you have already seen these places, share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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Q) What are the top attractions to visit in Shimla?

Himachal State Museum: It is also known as the “Shimla Heritage Museum.” In this museum, you will find a collection of hill paintings, various artwork, photographs, and many objects related to anthropology. For example, in the painting section here, you will see the civilization and lifestyle of the people living in the Himalayas. 

Toy Train: Lord Karjan started the toy train in 1903, which is very popular today. This famous old ride is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 96-km ride is completed in 5 hours from Kalka to Shimla, passing through 103 tunnels, 800 pools, and many deep valleys, giving you an awe-inspiring experience.

The Ridge: The ridgeis an ample open space located in Shimla, with Scandal Point on the west and Lakkar Bazar on the east. The beautiful church and many statues present here add to the beauty of this famous place.
 
Jakhoo Temple: Located at about 8000 feet above sea level, this temple is situated atop the Jakhu hill. Jakhu mountain is the largest mountain in Shimla. This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Therefore, many monkeys will be seen in this temple complex.

Mall Road: Mall road is the main shopping center in Shimla, and at the same time, Mall road is considered to be one of the busiest business areas of Shimla. From Mall road, you can shop handmade and many local things. 

Q) Why is Kufri famous?

This place is also known as “the snow cap of Shimla.” Prominent places to see here are Mahasu peak, the Great Himalayan nature park, and Fagu. During Kufri Yatra, tourists can do activities like skiing, Tobogganing, and horse riding.


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