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July 20, 2012
Location of Shimla
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The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is a beautiful hill station and popular tourist destination. Shimla was the summer capital of the British and is located in the north-west Himalayas, at an altitude of 2205 meters. The hills of Shimla are covered with forests of pine and oak and the town is known for its pleasant summers and snowy winters.
Tourist Attractions in Shimla
Being one of the most visited hill stations in North India, there is a lot for tourists to enjoy while in Shimla. Here are some tourist attractions you should miss when in Shimla:
Summer Hill
Chadwick Falls
Viceregal Lodge
Himachal State Museum
Hotels and Accommodation
Being extremely popular with tourists, especially in the summer months, Shimla has a wide range of guest houses, budget hotels and even five star hotels in Shimla. Visitors can choose from what suits their budget. Most of these hotels and guest houses are located close to tourist destinations, adding to the visitorís convenience.
How to Reach Shimla
Being the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is well connected to the rest of the country by rail, road and air and here is how you can get to Shimla.
rail
Rail
Kalka, located at a distance of 96 kms, is the nearest railway station to Shimla. From Kalka, there is a toy train which takes you along a breath taking route to Shimla.
road
Road
Shimla is connected to all major cities in India through a strong network of railways and there are many regular bus services operated by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
Air
Air
The nearest airport to Shimla is at Jubbarhatti, which is at a distance of 23 kms from Shimla. The airport is well connected by flight to Chandigarh, Kullu, Manali and Delhi.
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