The state capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is often referred as the “Queen of Hills”. Situated in the North West Himalayas, Shimla was a summer capital of India during the British regime. It is situated at a distance of 100 km from Chandigarh and 365 km from New Delhi.
Surrounded by enchanting beauty, well developed infrastructure, pleasant climate and easy accessibility makes it one of the most sought after weekend tour destinations of India. Come unwind the natureís bounty in the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. Discovered by the British in 1819, Shimla was declared the summer capital of India in 1864. The famous attraction of Shimla is its Mall Road that is flooded with shops and eateries.
Going on Weekend Tour lets you explore many attractions of Shimla. Some of the major attractions of Shimla include:
On Shimla Weekend Tour donít forget to visit the famous Jakhu Temple. On reaching the top of the Jakhu hill you will find the Hanuman Temple, which is the highest point in the town.
Christ Church & St. Michaelís Cathedral:
The famous yellow Christ Church, known as the second oldest church in northern India is the famous landmark of Shimla. Colonel JT Boileau designed Christ Church & St. Michaelís Cathedral in 1844.
Situated at an altitude of 1,283m, Summer Hill is an enchanting spot on the Shimla Kalka Railway line. Mahatma Gandhi lived in the beautiful Georgian House of Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur located at the Summer Hill during his Shimla visit. Himachal Pradesh University is also situated on the Summer Hill in Shimla.
Have an insight of a variety of programs by being a part of the famous Summer Fairs. Also hosted in Shimla are poster exhibitions, flower shoes, Shimla Holiday Packages, sport tournaments and Red Cross Fair.
Excursions from Shimla
Situated just 7 km west of the ridge from Shimla,
Located at a distance of about 2 km below the Ridge in Shimla, Annandale offers you breathtaking locale to watch out for. Here you will see a charming piece of ground that was used for recreation during the British regime.
Located at a distance of about 22 km on the Hindustan Tibet Road, Fagu is set at a height of 2,450 meters. Reaching there you will be spellbound watching the breathtaking views from here. The Ridge: The most famous landmark of Shimla, the Ridge is the large open space right in the heart of the town. Offering superb views of the mountain ranges, Shimla Holiday Packages, the ridge is the place from where you can access both the Christ Church and the new Tudor Library building.
How to reach
The nearest airport is at a distance of 23 km from Shimla, known as the Jubbarhatti Airport. There are direct flights from Delhi to reach Shimla. Major domestic airlines such as Air India, Kingfisher, Jet airways also cater services from Delhi to Shimla.
There is regular bus service , A/C coaches from Chandigarh and Delhi to reach Shimla. You can also cross over to Leh and Ladakh via Rohtang Pass from Shimla.
Toy train runs from Kalka to Shimla on a narrow gauge railway line, you can also take trains to other parts of the country from Kalka.