is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is a very charming
hill resort. It was the favourite summer resort of the British
when their troops set up camp here in 1819. At an altitude
of 2,130 mtrs, the town is a beautiful place with
Mall and Ridge being main attractions. There are also good
walking options in Shimla. You can, for example, start your
walk from Scandal Point and Ridge, and a 2 kms walk takes
you to the Jakhoo Hill which offers an excellent panoramic
view of Shimla and the Hanuman Temple.
Sightseeing at Shimla -
Jakhu Hill :
2 kms. from Shimla, at a height of 8000
ft, Jakhu Hill is the highest peak and offers a beautiful
view of the town and of the snow-covered Himalayas. At the
top of the Hill, is an old temple of Hanuman, which is also
the home of countless playful monkeys waiting to be fed by
Shimla State Museum :
Museum, which was opened in 1974, has tried to project hill-out
and the cultural wealth of the state. There is a collection
of miniature Pahari paintings, sculptures, bronzes wood-carvings
and also costumes, textiles and jewellery of the region.
16 kms. from Shimla
at a height of 8,600 ft. Kufri is the winter sports capital.
During winter, visitors have the facility for skiing. The
skiing season is at its best during January and February.
Equipment for sking is available from HPTDC winter sports
club at Kufri. Apart from skiing, Kufri is a lovely picnic
spot with a beautiful view of the hills around and the snowy
peaks. There is also a zoo that delights children.
It is about 4 km from Shimla. Approached
either past the cemetery below St. Edward's School, or through
Tutikandi, this village ha splendid examples of traditional
Reaching Shimla -
By Air :
Indian Airlines, Archan and Jagsons have their
regular flights from Chandigarh, Delhi, Dharamshala and Kullu.
You will be arriving at "Jubber Bhatti" which is
recently constructed airport which is at a distance of 28
Km from the town area.
By Rail :
Shimla is well connected by road with Kalka
(100 kms), Chandigarh (120 kms) and Delhi (385 kms).
By Road :
Indian Airlines, Archan and Jagsons have
their regular flights from Chandigarh, Delhi, Dharamshala
and Kullu. You will be arriving at "Jubber Bhatti"
which is recently constructed airport which is at a distance
of 28 Km from the town area.