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Shimla Tour


Christ Church, a gift from another eraChrist Church, a gift from another era
Christ Church Shimla is the second oldest Church in North India. It is easily one of the most recognized and visited landmarks in Shimla. The Church was designed by Colonel J.T. Boileau in 1884 and consecrated in 1857. It served the large Anglican British community in Shimla, when it was …Continue Reading →
A langur family at Summer Hill Shimla
Each of us see things differently. How we see are shaped by various factors. As Anais Nin famously said, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Subjectivity lends strength and dynamism to art. How we see things is a part of what we are. …Continue Reading →
An old abandoned house in Shimla
Shimla has more history than one can imagine. Apart from important buildings like Gorton’s Castle, Viceroy’s Lodge, Railway Board Building, Town Hall etc. which have all been converted into Government offices and institutes there are lot more that lay hidden. We only have to dig deeper. The Freemsons building just …Continue Reading →
A road passing through deodars forest
The Long and Winding Road! I couldn’t get that song out of my head when I was in Shimla. The soulful and sad voice of Sir Paul McCartney rang in my ears and revisited me like recurring dreams.   It wasn’t coincidence. If anyone walked as much as I did …Continue Reading →
Indian Coffee House on the Mall road
Shimla was coined by the British as ‘the queen of hills’. From the time of the British Raj to these days, it continues to remain one of the favorite Hill stations in India. The charms of Shimla still work wonders. Shimla is easily accessible from Delhi and other major cities. …Continue Reading →
A monkey leading the way up to Jakhoo Temple on top of the hill
The notice board should have read, ‘welcome to the world of monkeys.’ If you have explored the world of Mogli from the popular TV serials of the 90’s, adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s book, you’ll instantly know where you’ve wandered into. It was as if you woke up in the world …Continue Reading →
Fresh sprout of plants after the rain
I never left my hotel without an umbrella. That was one of the wisest thing I did in Shimla. The locals will tell you that the rain is part of everyday life during the Monsoon season from July to September. An elderly man showed no sign of frustration or angst …Continue Reading →
The Viceroy's lodge building is more than 150 years old
This was once the most important building in India. By its sheer size alone the building looked imposing. But the rain and the clouds played spoil sport just as I reached there, so I ran into a cafe called, ‘Fire Station Cafe’. I had never heard of that cafe before …Continue Reading →
A wooden handicrafts shop at Lakkar Bazaar
Lakkar Bazaar or the wood Bazaar is on a narrow road adjoining the Ridge. The Bazaar road also leads to the Indira Gandhi Medical College and hospital and DAV school. It is popular for wooden decorative items and souvenirs. The items here are comparatively cheaper than in Delhi and other …Continue Reading →
The ridge has landmarks such as Christ Church and State Library
If you want to feel Shimla, there’s no better place to be than the Ridge. It’s the major landmark and the most easily recognized face of the hill station. When winter sets in and when the country had its first major snowfall of the year, most news papers printed photos …Continue Reading →