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March 25, 2011
Shima - The Queen of Hill
Shimla, once the summer capital of India has gained importance as a tourist destination. This is the capital of Himachal Pradesh., and is popularly known as 'the Queen of Hills'. Shimla attracts tourists majorly due to its natural beauty, decor and architecture of the buildings, and apple orchards. The name 'Shimla' originates from Goddess Shyamala Devi (incarnation of Goddess Kali).

The location of Shimla is in the north-west of the Himalayan range at an altitude of 2,205 metres (7,234 feet). Chandigarh, the nearest big city is 115 kilometres (71.4 miles) away. The distance of Delhi from Shimla is 365 kilometres (226.8 miles).
Tourist Highlights of Shimla
The Mall
The Mall
This is the main shopping area of the city. It is lined with restaurants and food joints. There are clubs, banks, bars, post offices and tourist offices. The Gaiety Theatre in the mall is a landmark...
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Christ's Church
Christ's Church
This is situated in the mall near the ridge. This is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has gothic architecture, and was consecrated in 1857...
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State Museum
State Museum
This was opened in 1974. It treasures the cultural heritages of the state. The collections include miniature paintings of the hills, sculptures, artifacts (bronze and wood). Costumes and jewels of the region...
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Summer Hill
Summer Hill
Situated at a distance of 5 kilometres from the Ridge is the lovely township of Summer Hill. Its altitude is 1283 meters. This is located on the Shimla-Kalka railway line. Mahatma Gandhi used to stay...
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Tourist Attractions Near Shimla
Tara Devi Temple
Tara Devi
Located 11 km from the Shimla bus-stand, the
region is a home to a military Dairy Town, headquarters of Bharat
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Sankat Mochan
Sankat Mochan
Just 5 kilometers from Shimla, the
Lord Hanuman
temple is located on the Kalka - Shimla highway.
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Kufri
Kufri
The winter sports capital is 16 km from Shimla
perched at a height of 8,600 ft. The place also has a small zoo.
Also check out these interesting places:
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