Shimla was declared as the “Summer Capital of India” by the Britishers. It is one of the favorite hill station of India. There are other nearby tourist places like Mashobra, Kufri, Chail that can be explored along with Shimla.
Let us give you the ways to reach Shimla.
How to Reach Shimla
- By Air: Shimla(Jabbarhatti) Airport, is connected well with airports of other major cities. The other nearby airports are Chandigarh and New Delhi.
- By Train: The World heritage railways connect Shimla to Kalka. This toy train route is scenic and Kalka can be reached from fast trains like Shatabdi Express.
- By Road: Shimla is approximately 364 kilometers from New Delhi and 120 kilometers from Chandigarh. One can easily reach from buses, taxi or personal car.
Best Tourist Places of Shimla
It is located at a height of 1289 meters above sea level, Summer Hill offers spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges. This hill is enriched by beautiful terrace fields and amazing view of entire valley from the top.
Summer Hill is a part of a cluster of seven hills.
The Indian Institute of Advanced Study
It is situated in the famous Viceregal Lodge. Viceregal Lodge is also called as Rashtrapati Niwas(President House).
The building was constructed in the year 1880 and displays a great architecture. A visit into the institute is actually a walk through the modern history of India.
IIAS is primarily the summer retreat of Indian President.
The Ridge and Mall Road
This place is popularly known for shopping of handmade crafts and evening walks.
It is a recognizable landmarks of Shimla which is located at the center of the town. It offers marvelous view during sunset and sunrise.
Apart from the beautiful mountains, there is a famous church at mall road.
It is situated at the highest peak of the entire hill station which offers scenic view of the city.
The Jakhoo Hill is 8000 feet high and it is a famous tourist attraction that is visited by nature lovers and pilgrims.
According to a legend of famous epic Ramayan, Lord Hanuman halted at this place after taking sanjeevni to heal Laxman.
There is an ancient Jakhoo Temple, which has a large statue of Lord Hanuman.
It is a famous waterfall of Shimla which lies at an altitude of 1586 meters.
It takes about 40 minutes walk to reach Chadwick Falls from Summer Hill.
Chadwick falls looks amazing with its mesmerizing beauty.
Waterfall is surrounded with dense forest that contains mainly timber and pine trees.
Mashobra and Naldhera Golf Course
Mashobra is a small Himachali town which is just 14 kms from Shimla Mall Road.
There are many tourist places and nice stay options in Mashobra.
We can avail you best Tent houses which are present in beautiful surrounding of Mashobra hills.
Naldhera Golf Course is situated 10 kms away from Mashobra, and it was built by Lord Curzon.
This is the one of the oldest Golf Course, having natural landscaping and situated at an altitude of 2200 meters.
Tatta Pani (Rafting)
Tattapani is 34 kms from Naldhera Golf Course. Those who wants a thrilling rafting experience on Sutlej river ,its a must visit place to visit for adventure.
The starting point of rafting is 8 kms before a place called Sunni which is the location where rafting is conducted.
You have option to stay in a Hotel/Resort at Tattapani or return back to Mashobra for pleasant stay.
Kufri is a famous hill station lies just 16 kms from Shimla and 7 kms from Mashobra.
It is slightly high in altitude than Shimla so tourist visit this place to experience first snow of the season.
There are many tourist places in Kufri like
The Himalayan Nature Park
The site is a natural habitat of rich flora and fauna of around 140 different species.
The Great Himalayan National park was established in the year 1984.
It has also been declared as the world heritage site by the UNESCO in the year 2014.
The site also has a mini zoo amidst dense forests, housing rare breeds of wild animals and pheasants of the Himalayan terrain.
The attractions of the zoo include Tibetan Wolf, Brown Bear, Musk Deer and Barking Deer.
Visitors can also see Snow Leopard, Yak, Ghoral, Samber, Himalayan Thar and Black Bear in the zoo.
Along with the zoo and nature park, tourists can also engage in horse riding.
Indira Tourist Park
It is located near the famous Himalayan Nature Park and it offers panoramic views of the adjoining landscapes.
For refreshment and rejuvenation, the park includes a beer bar and an ice-cream parlour in the Lalit Cafe that is under the control of HPTDC (Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation).
So, visitors may enjoy lip smacking snacks and beverages here.
Visitors may get snapped in Himachali clothes for making it a memorable holiday experience.
Kali Ka Tibba & Maharaja Palace
Located at the top of the hill in Chail, Kali ka Tibba is a temple dedicated to goddess Kali.
Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh was expelled from Shimla by Lord Kitchener. He constructed this Palace in 1891 as his Summer Capital.
This is a beautiful Palace in the lap of lush green mountains which adds beauty to this palace.
All above tourist places can be covered in 4 days itinerary. However, you can customize your itinerary with India Travel Troop.