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Shimla Himachal Pragesh Tourism

Shimla India is a fascinating hill resort nestled in the north-western Himalayan range and is known for its spectacular beauty, pine forests, rhododendron gardens and oak trees. The capital of the Himachal Pradesh state, Shimla was the summer capital of the colonial India. The hill station together with the nearby Shimla tourist places are burgeoning with tourists throughout the year making Himachal Pradesh one of the top tourist destinations in India.
There is a lot to explore in and around Shimla and a three day tour is just the right one for Shimla tourism. Surrounded by green hills with snow capped mountains, Shimla has retained its colonial heritage with grand architectural wonders such as Viceregal Lodge amongst others.

Shimla India is blessed with a charm making it a different experience when you visit Shimla in different seasons. Winters are cold and chilly but tourists throng this place during winters to enjoy the snowfall during December. Summers are pleasant with temperatures ranging between 150C to 200C and this is the peak season for Shimla tourism. Shimla plays host to winter-sports and ice-skating carnival during November to January.

Sightseeing in Shimla has two aspects to it. Places of religious importance include Christ Church & St. Michael's Cathedral, Jakhu temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Tara Devi mandir and Kali Bari, which are crowded with both tourists and locals alike. Other prime attractions for sightseeing in Shimla include Himachal State Museum and Library, Viceregal Lodge, Indian Institute of Advanced studies, the Ridge, the Prospect Hill, Summer Hill and Potter Hill.
The most famous aspect of Shimla sightseeing is serene walks and excellent treks through the valleys with a scenic backdrop of deodar trees, pines, flowers and wooded ravines. The Mall is a famous place for shopping with the tourists and Shimla sightseeing is never complete without a walk through this road. Shimla is a shopper's paradise and the best place to shop for wooden articles, Tibetan carpets, pickles, jams, toys and woolen wear.

Other nearby Shimla tourist places include Rampur (80 kms), Wild Flower Hall (13 kms), Mashobra (10 kms), Kufri (16 kms), Narkanda (64 kms), Chail (22 kms) and Taptapani (51 kms). Chail and Taptapani are the most frequented ones amongst this long list. Chail is famous for the world's highest cricket ground and is famous with hikers. Taptapani is famous for the hot sulfurous springs known for its medicinal properties.

There are a host of Shimla Hotels offering world class services along with a comfortable stay. The tariffs vary during the peak season and the off-seasons. Budget accommodation to luxury services, Shimla Hotels cater to the needs of a budget as well as a luxurious traveler. Sidku, made of fermented wheat flour served with homemade ghee and patandey made of fresh wheat flour and served with dal are the local delicacies that are a favorite with tourists who wish to pamper their taste buds.

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