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Shimla Hill Station Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is a tourism paradise located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The erstwhile summer capital of the British, Shimla tourism is known for its dense woodlands, apple orchards, beautiful landscapes and other natural bounties. There is also an old charm in the air, colonial Shimla hotels, peace-loving environment, pleasant weather and endless adventure opportunities that make a tour to Shimla always memorable and close to your heart. The word 'Shimla' originated from 'Shyamali Devi' which is a re-incarnation or descendant of the fearsome Goddess Kali. This hill station is enveloped by seven hills - Jakhoo Hill, Bantony Hill, Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Observatory Hill, Invererarm Hill and Elysium Hill.
A place of peace and pleasure, Shimla is a tourist resort in real sense of the world. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India. A tour to Shimla offers everlasting memories of quality time spent in the heart of Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh Shimla is dotted with pre-independence structures such as the Auckland House, Town Hall, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, General Post Office, Gorton Castle, Peterhoff House, Railway Board Building and Viceregal Lodge. These buildings give an age old charm to the hill station. To explore Himalayan culture and tradition, you must visit the State Museum or the Art Gallery, exhibiting a wide collection of paintings, jewelry items, textiles, photographs and artifacts.

Nature lovers must visit the Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri, The Nature Park, Summer Hill or Chail Wildlife Sanctuary during their Himachal Pradesh Shimla travel. Other places of interests are the Viceregal Lodge & Botanical Gardens and Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. There are many important religious sites also that must be visited during your Shimla travel.

During a tour to Shimla you must visit Christ Church, Roman Catholic Cathedral and St. Michael's Cathedral. Important temples include Jakhu Temple which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Sankat Mochan where Langar is held every Sunday and Tara Devi temple, Kali Bari which is dedicated to Shyamala Devi. These religious sites reflect the religious significance of Himachal Pradesh Shimla. During a tour to Shimla, there is also a wide range of adventure activities to enjoy. You can enjoy skiing, heliskiing, ice-skating, mountain-cycling, camping, fishing, golfing, and safari by car, jeep or on motorcycle. From novice to experienced adventure lovers, anyone can enjoy an adventurous holiday in Shimla. When it comes to Shimla tourism attraction one cannot forget the famous Mall that offers one of the longest stretches of pedestrian shopping in the world.
During your Shimla travel, you can find many interesting things to purchase such as handicrafts, wooden items, metal items, shawls, pullovers, carpets and pickles, jams and squashes.

Shimla is one tourist destination that can be visited any time during the year. The city is a popular holiday retreat during the summer season from April to August. However, it is also frequented in the winter months of December and January, when the hill station gets flanked by blankets of snow.

You can plan for Shimla travel by rail, road or air. The nearest airport is at Jubbar-Hatti which is 23 km away from the hill station of Shimla. From Kalka, Shimla is connected by a narrow gauge railway line. By road, Chandigarh is 117 km, Manali is 280 km, Chail is 45 km and Delhi is at a distance of 370 km.

Shimla tourism offers good accommodation facilities for its tourist. Shimla hotels range from luxury to budget ones. You can also stay at a beautiful Shimla resort. There are also many Government Shimla hotels and guest houses in Shimla. Well, as Himachal Pradesh Shimla is one of the popular holiday destinations in India, it is better to book accommodation in one of the Shimla hotels in advance especially during the peak seasons.

So, what are you thinking? Just pack your bags, catch the next flight and come to Himachal Pradesh Shimla, a heavenly place on the earth. Shimla travel will always remain close to your heart.

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