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Attractions in Shimla

The Mall - This is the main shopping centre of Shimla with restaurants. The Gaiety Theatre, which is a reproduction of an old British theatre, is a hub of cultural activities. Lakkar Bazaar adjacent to the Ridge is popular for its wood-crafts and souvenirs. The Mall is the main shopping centre of Shimla. It also has many restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, Post Offices and tourist offices. The Ridge and Scandal point are the two main meeting points at the Mall.

Christ Church & St. Michael's Cathedral - Built in 1846-1857, Christ Church is the second oldest church of Northern India. The Church overlooks the ridge and is one of the landmarks of Shimla. Shimla's other important churches are St. Michael's Cathedral and Roman Catholic Cathedral, which is just off the Mall. 

Kufri near Shimla

Kufri - 16 kms. away from Shimla, at a height of 8,600 ft., Kufri is the winter sports capital. During winter, you will have the facility for skiing. The skiing season is at its best during January and February. Equipments for skiing are available on hire. Apart from skiing, Kufri is a lovely picnic spot with a beautiful view of the hills around and the snowy peaks.

Prospect Hill - Circled by a temple dedicated to Kamna Devi, the hill
is situated at an altitude of 2,155m, offering a spectacular view of the area.

The Ridge - The large open space in the heart of town offers an excellent view of the mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks - the Neo-Gothic structure of Christ Church and the new - Tudor Library building is worth seeing.

Jakhoo Temple - Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, this temple is situated at an altitude of 2,455m near the highest point of Shimla ridge. It offers a fine view over the surrounding valleys, out to the snowcapped peaks, and over the town itself. The temple is a 45-minute walk from the Mall. Jakhoo is an important point for witnessing the changing skyline as the sun rises or sets.

Chadwick Falls - Surrounded by thick forests, one can reach these falls by taking about 45-minutes (7-km) walk from Summer Hill Chowk.


Activities in Shimla


A shopper’s paradise, there is an enormous range of goods that Shimla has to offer. This includes handicrafts, wood and metalwork, shawls, pullovers, local tweeds, caps, Tibetan carpets and pickles, jams and squashes.
For the adventurous at heart, Shimla offers its mountains for skiing, trekking, hiking and camping. Kufri is a very popular ski resort with its thick views and a panoramic view of the vast expanse of the Himalayan range. The most apt mountain for hiking is the Jakhoo mountain which has a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman crowning the wooded hills. In addition, you can also try out river rafting on Chabba river which is located 53 kms away from Shimla.
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Events in Shimla

All 12 months in the year witness celebrations galore in Shimla. All festivals, Rakhi, Diwali, Shivratri, Halda, Lossar, etc. are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. A summer festival is also organized in the month of June, wherein you can enjoy the cultural programs from Himachal and neighboring states. Arts and handicrafts exhibitions are also put up giving you the correct flavor of the abundant talent in this state.

Getting There & Away to Shimla

Flights to Shimla
The airport at Shimla, 22 km from the main city, has connecting flights to Delhi and Kullu. The nearby Chandigarh airport is, however, handier as it is connected to all the major airports in India.
Trains to Shimla
Only train plying between Shimla and Kalka joins them through railways network.
Car and Bus Service to Shimla
Shimla is well connected by road to most towns within the state and to all major towns in Punjab and Haryana. It is linked by bus and coach to Delhi and Chandigarh as well.

Getting Around in Shimla

Local Bus service operates from throughout the city. For more comfortable journeys, tourists have to hire private taxis with negotiable rates.
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