Location: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Winter has arrived and so has arrived the time to flock to the hill stations! Only a true snow-lover can understand the fun of being at a hill-station in spine-chilling weather. The bliss of sitting beside a bon-fire with a cup of hot soup in hands and watching a romantic snowfall is just beyond expression. Winter is the ultimate season to explore the hilly terrains spectacularly covered with snow blankets. When we talk of hill-stations, the first name that strikes the mind quite naturally is that of Shimla!
The mesmerizing beauty of this colonial town is best witnessed during the winter season when the entire city gives you an impression of being in England. And why not, after all Shimla was the summer capital of India under the colonial rule. The snow covered pointed structures of Shimla testify their British occupancy till date. Over the years, Shimla has profoundly grown as a city with modern facilities and easy accessibility. This change has eventually resulted in Shimla becoming one of the top ten entrepreneurial locations in the country.
When it comes to the hill-stations, Shimla is the most sought after tourist destination in India. This city is not only popular for its natural beauty but also for its ancient architectural heritage. Magnificent colonial edifices, sprawling across the entire city, add to the bewitching charm of Shimla. Apart from its scenic beauty, Shimla offers an array of opportunities for the shopping and entertainment lovers. It is also a host to a number of sporting activities like skiing. For the religious devotees, Shimla houses a number of Hindu temples which hold special significance.
Some of the most popular places of interest in Shimla are:
- The Mall Road
- The Ridge
- The famous Christ Church
- Shimla State Museum
- The Viceregal Lodge or the Indian Institute of Advanced Study
- Lakkar bazaar
- Jakhu Temple or the Hanuman Temple
- Kufri and Chail
The list is endless! There is so much to admire and experience in Shimla that one can almost go crazy in deciding where to begin from! If you still haven’t packed your bags, do it right away and start your journey to the hills now!