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May 03, 2013
Location of Shimla
The capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is located at an altitude of 2,205 meters and is flanked by Mandi, Kullu and Kinnaur. Shimla was the summer capital of India during the days of the Raj and today is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, especially during the summer months.
Tourist Attractions in Shimla
There is plenty for tourists to see and do in Shimla. Here are a few of Shimla’s popular tourist attractions:
Christ Church
Jakhoo Temple
Himachal State Museum
The Mall
Viceroy Lodge
Hotels and Accommodation
Being a popular tourist destination, there are many options for accommodation in Shimla. Make sure you book your stay in Shimla in advance, since hotels here fill up really fast during the peak season.
How to Reach Shimla
Being a popular tourist destination, Shimla is very well connected to the rest of the country. Here is how one can reach Shimla:
The nearest railway station to Shimla is at Kalka. From Kalka one can take the Kalka-Shimla train which operates on a narrow gauge and offers beautiful views of the mountains.
The Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation has regular bus services to cities like Delhi, Chandigarh and Kalka. Private bus services are also available.
The Shimla airport is located 25 km away from the city centre and is connected by regular flights to Delhi. One can hire a taxi from Shimla airport to reach the main city centre.
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