Places to Visit in Shimla




Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the top tourist destinations in India. The picturesque city is situated in the northwestern part of the Himalayan Mountain Range and the mean elevation of the city is 7,234 feet (2,205 metres). A Shimla location map shows the different highways, rail lines, railway stations, hospitals, hotels, educational institutions, religious places, water bodies, and other important places of interest in the city. The coordinates of Shimla are 31°6'12'' North and 77°10'20'' East. A location map of Shimla also highlights the Jakhoo Hill, the tallest point in the city.


Places to See in Shimla



Christ Church

Category : Religious
Christ Church Christ Church One of the oldest churches in North India, Christ Church was built by the British in 1857 to serve the large Anglican British community in the area. Built in the Neo-Gothic style of architecture, Christ Church is one of the long lasting legacies of British rule in India and is one of Shimla's most recognized landmarks. Read More >>


Jakhoo Temple

Category : Religious
Jakhoo Temple The Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Located on Jakhoo Hill, 2.5 km from the Ridge, the Jakhoo Temple offers beautiful views of the Shivalik Mountains and the nearby town of Sanjauli.


The Ridge of Shimla

Category : History & Culture
The Ridge of Shimla The Ridge of Shimla is a large open spacious platform from where you can have a panoramic view of the mountain peaks of Shimla. The snow capped mountain ranges engulfed in the beauty of the nature is a phenomenal view that the Ridge of Shimla offers to the crowd. Read More >>


Shimla State Museum

Category : History & Culture
Shimla State Museum The Shimla State Museum houses a huge collection of magnificent paintings, sculptures, coins, handicrafts, photos, etc of not only the state of Himachal Pradesh but outside too. The state museum is a major attraction of the Mall area of Shimla built in the style of colonial edifice with sprawling lawns all around. This museum was inaugurated in 1974.Read More >>


Himachal State Museum

Category : History & Culture
Himachal State Museum: A colonial building laid out in a spacious lawn, this museum is located on the Mall Road and is home to an excellent collection of coins, photographs and local handicrafts.

The Mall

Category : History & Culture
The Mall: This is the main shopping area in Shimla and has many restaurants, shops, offices and post offices. Read More >>

Tara Devi Temple

Category : Religious
Tara Devi Temple is situated at a height of 1851 meters above sea level. Tara Devi Temple is situated at a distance of 11 kilometers from Shimla. Tara Devi Temple is accessible by rail, bus and car. The road is the National Highway 22 (NH 22). Read More >>

Summer Hill

Category : Nature
Summer Hill: Located 5 km from the Ridge is the beautiful little township of Summer Hill. Sitting at an altitude of 5600 feet on the Shimla- Kalkarailway line, this is where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay when he used to visit Shimla. This is also where the Himachal Pradesh University is situated.

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

Category : History & Culture
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex: One of the most historic places in Shimla, the Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is 122 years old and has been recently been reopened to the public. The theatre is built in a Gothic Victorial style and is an important centre for various cultural and literary events.

Tourist Destinations Near Shimla



Sankat Mochan

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. Read More >>

Naldehra

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. Read More >>

Chail

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. Read More >>

Kufri

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. Read More >>



Last Updated on : 29/05/2013





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