Places to Visit in Shimla | Shimla tourist guide | Himachal Pradesh | Himalayas

Shimla is known as the capital of the northern state, Himachal Pradesh in India. It is also known Simla from older times and also been a summer capital of India when British was ruling. In India, this place always kept its position as a centre of attraction for the tourists due to its natural beauty, history and it's Climate. Nowadays a-lots of Tourists visit Shimla and return back without visiting best places due of lack of guidance.

Places To Visit Near Shimla

You can reach Shimla either by bus and by train. If you are planning to go by train, then toy train is recommended.

You should book hotel online (one month back if possible for the better price) because some time availability of hotels are not there and you'll be facing problems. 

Recommended websites for booking hotels-

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Treebo hotels-Click here to book

Best Places To Visit Near Shimla

1. The Mall Road-

Reaching to mall road is not very tough it all depends on your hotel location. If it is situated near the mall road its good if not, then going through Lift will be most convenient way, which is located near Shiv Temple or Combermere hotel.

From here you can go to Ridge, Wooden market (Lakkad bazar, famous for wooden toys), Church, Gaiety theatre and Kalibadi mandir.

Mall Road

Lakkar Bazar

Shimla Ridge

Gaiety theater

2. Jakhoo temple-

Jakhoo temple is the ancient temple situated on the top hill of Shimla, 2.5 km from the mall road. It is believed that Lord "Hanuman" stopped there when he was searching for Sanjivini booti to heal Lord Lakshman during Ramayana. On the top of the hill beside the temple, there is a sculpture of Lord Hanuman 108 feet high which is visible from ridge also.

If you are near mall road, you should go by walk (a steep climb) or else you can go by vehicle (car or two-wheeler).

By Vehicle

By Foot

Note- Be aware of monkeys, They can snatch your rings, goggles, food or any other things. Leave your stuff in your vehicle or in another place.

3. Indian Institute Of Advance Study

IIAS is a research institute situated in Shimla city and has its historical background as a house of Lord Dufferin and viceroy of India from 1884 to 1888.

If you want to go by foot, from ridge you need to follow the mall road opposite to the Jakhoo temple. If you wish to go by your car or cab, just follow the local road from old bus stand towards Chandigarh road and in between near to railway station take a right turn to upside road which will link you to the road called Choda medan.

4. Hassan Valley

Hassan Valley is the example of natural beauty in Shimla.It is reserve forest sanctuary and 13.3 Km far from old bus-stand Shimla. 

This Sanctuary is situated beside the main road (Shimla-Theog road) and the best place for cycling (Cycles are provided on the main gate of the sanctuary on rent).

5. Kufri

Kufri is one of the famous places near Shimla. Beauty at that area is in it's best. It is 20 Km far from central Shimla (Shimla-Theog road) in the same sanctuary where Hassan valley is located. This place has too many points to visit and takes almost one day.

Places to visit near Kufri  

5.1 Horse ride to the Mahasu peak
Here you can experience a horse ride from the main road to the top hill which will be new to you.

5.2 Fun World, Kufri
On the top hill, you can enjoy the rides and feel the climate and beauty. 

5.3 Skiing
Visiting a hill station in the winter season and returning back without skiing will be a great regret, While visiting Kufri you should go for skiing, it'll be a great and new experience.

5.4 The Himalayan National Park
You should take a walk inside and view some rare species like snow leopard. 

Picture source- Google


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