Shimla can be made a central point for exploring the places around Shimla. Places around Shimla is best seen by a personal car as most of the places around Shimla are only two or three hours drive away. It is possible to see two or three places around Shimla in a day and return back to Shimla city by nightfall.
Places around Shimla are exquisite. The roads to these places are lined with pine and cedar forests. The roads passes through undulating hills offering stunning views of snowcapped peaks and wide flower filled valleys. The roads are often laced with endearing orchards.
Kufri is a winter sports capital. Kufri is situated at an altitude of 2622 meters above sea level Skiing can be pursued in Kufri. . It takes approximately one hour to drive to Kufri from Shimla city.
Chail is situated at a distance of 45 kilometers from Shimla city. Chail has the unique distinction of having the highest cricket pitch in the world. The twinkling lights of Shimla from Chail is a memorable sight.
Naldehra: Naldehra is 23 kilometers from Shimla. It has India's oldest nine hole golf course laid out by Lord Curzon during the era of the British Raj.
Sankat Mochan: This temple is located 7 kilometers from Shimla. Sankat Mochan Temple is situated at an altitude of 1851 meters from sea level. Sankat Mochan Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman- a God of the Hindu Pantheon.
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