Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places: One of the most famous tourist destinations of India. Shimla  is  located in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill station.

Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora sharing with you about the most popular hill station in India. Shimla beautiful station  and nearby places.

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Shimla the most popular hill station in India which is also known as Simla and is the the capital and also the largest city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, located in northern India. This beautiful  hill station was discovered by the British who later on declare Shimla as the summer capital of British India. The main attraction of this place is the presence of natural beauty and scenic view. Also there is  unique thing about this place is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India.

Shimla attracts tourists by offering various  adventure sports like trekking, fishing, golfing, paragliding, mountaineering, skating, skiing.

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

 

Weather Conditions in Shimla: This tourist destination can be visited any time during the year. Usually  Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings the average temperature during summer is between 19 and 28 degrees C while winters are bone chilling and the temperatures can fall below zero the average temperature lies between -1 degrees to 10 degrees C this is the reason that attracts tourists to visit most popular hill station.

 Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places  Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

How to reach Shimla:

By Air: Tourists can reach this hill station by Air. The Shimla airport is at Jubarhati, which is about 23 kilometres from the town and is the nearest airport. There are regular flights going from Jubarhatti to Chandigarh and Delhi. After reaching at Shimla airport there is an availability of  taxi which will take you  to Shimla. Chandigarh airport is  major airport nearest to Shimla which is about 116km.

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By Road: This place  is well-connected by road. National Highway 22 (NH 22) connects Shimla to the nearest big city Chandigarh. This place  is also very well connected by road to all the major towns. These are the several bus services that connects Shimla to major cites in North India includes Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses as well as private operators. The nearest city to reach Shimla is Chandigarh which is 116 km away from the most popular hill station.

By Train: The Kalka Railway Station  is the nearest rail head  which is connected to Shimla by a narrow gauge rail track. There is also a famous toy train of Shimla that goes between Kalka and Shimla, which covers a distance of 96 km in about 7 hours. This railway station is also connected to  Chandigarh and Delhi by regular trains.

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 Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Religious places in Shimla:  Himachal Pradesh was popularly known as “Devabhoomi”. The place has more than thousand temples scattered here and there. In Shimla also you will see  many important religious places like,

  • Bhimakali Temple:
    This temple is very famous  in Shimla and  is a  popular tourist attraction. Also known as Bheemakali Temple of Simla. The unique thing about this temple is that the style of architecture used to build it is a unique mix  of both Hinduism and Buddhism.

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  • Jakhu Temple:
    This temple is also very  famous in  Shimla which  is located at Jakhu Hill. The distance of this temple is hardly 2 kilometers from the Ridge. The Jakhu Temple of Simla is dedicated to the God,Hanuman Ji. This  temple  is situated on the highest peak in Shimla.

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  • Kalibari Temple Shimla:
    This temple in Shimla is a popular tourist attraction and is situated at a very strategic location. The temple was built in the year 1845 and is dedicated to Goddess Kali.

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  • Christ Church & St. Michael’s Cathedral:
    This is  famous  church in Shimla and is considered to be the second oldest church in North India. The architecture of this church is  beautiful. The construction of this church took a span of 11 years (1846 – 1857). This church is located just near the Ridge in Shimla and can be reached very easily from anywhere.

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  • Sankat Mochan Temple:
    One of the most popular tourist attractions of Shimla for the tourists. This  temple in Simla is located on the Kalka – Shimla highway, on the National Highway – 22.

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  • Tara Devi Temple Shimla:
    This temple is also very famous tourist attraction of this place which is situated at a distance of around 11 kilometers from Shimla, this famous temple is also located on the Kalka – Shimla National Highway.

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Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Other tourist attraction in Shimla: Shimla is the perfect tourist destination for you all here are the places where you can visit. If you are photogenic then shimla is also best destination for you beause of its natural beauty. Some of the places you can visit near Shimla

Mall Road Shimla:
Mall Road  is definitely best place in Shimla that you must visit which is located at the heart of the town. The Mall Road in Simla is one of the busiest commercial areas of this place.

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Shimla Ridge:
Ridge is the famous tourist attraction which is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road, which is the famous shopping center of Shimla. The major places of Shimla like Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhoo hill, etc. are connected through the Ridge.

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Annandale:
Annandale is a lovely picnic spot that is a major tourist attraction located at a distance of 2 km from the heart of the city. You all  can relax here and spend as much time as you want to.

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Glenn:

Glenn is a famous picnic spot that is located around 4 kilometers from the center of Shimla. This picnic spot is the favorite pastime of British which is  used to be known as the playground of Shimla where various sports can be played like racing, cricket and polo.

Prospect Hill:
This hill is a great place to visit and unwind in the natural surroundings. It is also famous for a hilltop temple dedicated to Kamna Devi.

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State Museum & Library:
The museum is famous for is collection of ancient sculptures, paintings, coins and photographs whihc is just 2.5 km from the center. Anyone who visits Shimla can visit this Museum.

Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Summer Hill:
The Summer Hill is located at a height of 1283 meters above sea level. This charming spot is famous for its university of Himachal Pradesh that is located here. It is said that Mahatma Gandhi used to come to stay here during his visit to Shimla.

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Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

Accommodation facilities in Shimla:

5 Best  hotels in Shimla:

Hotel Chaman Palace:
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Hotel Royal regency:
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Hotel East Bourne:
Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places
Hotel Magestic grand:
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Hotel Spring Fields:
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Beautiful hill station Shimla and nearby Places

In the end I hope you all like my blog, so visit Shimla the popular hill station in Himachal pradesh and explore its natural beauty.

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Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora, I like to explore and capture good travel memories. Being travel lover I am also (travel blogger) through which I share my experience about places with the combination of exploring the place, culture and cuisines. So, I hope you all like my travel experience.

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