is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is the highest
hill station in India. Shimla always attracts tourist
for its unique natural beauty. It is on the Himalayan
hill range situated at the north east side of Himachal
Pradesh. It was under the king of Nepal at the beginning
of the nineteenth century. Later it came under the king
of Patiala. The British established the city in 1828.
The weather of Shimla has similarity with that of
Britain. During 1864- 1939, Shimla was the summer
capital of British in India. There is influence and
touch of British in the roads and buildings. Georgian
art and architecture is seen in different buildings of
Fur, Oak, Debdaru, and pine trees give a green pastures
in the Shimla hill. Lily of Shimla, Rhododendron and so
many unnamed flowers are making the place as queen of
the hills. The fragrance of many of those flowers
impresses the tourists. Tourists come here throughout
the year though rainy season should be avoided. During
winter people come here to watch snow falling.
Points of Attraction:
Shimla Kali Temple: Holy place for Hindu. Bengali
culture and atmosphere.
Mall: The beauty spot of Shimla. Many far peaks are
visible from this place. Good place for enjoyable
walking for its natural beauty.
Tattapani: Natural hot spring. Sutlej (river Satadru) is
passing very nearby. Sulphur is in abundance in the
Water of hot spring. The blue of sky, the gray of
mountain and the green of forest are mingling with each
other. Small stones of different colour are lying on the
State Museum: Architectural sculpture from all over the
state is being preserved here.
Glean: Good natural beauty. In one side there is river
and on the other side there is dense forest. The forest
whispers in the air to match with the enchantment of the
Summer Hill: 5 kilometre away from the heart of the
city. Toy train journey through the shades of the trees
could be availed to reach here.
Chandwick Waterfall: 2 kilometre away. Good at monsoon.
Wild flower hall: After the rainy season many known and
unknown flowers grow up with the care of the nature to
intensify its beauty.
Amusement park: Merry-go-round, giant wheel, dog show,
magic show etc. so many attractions.
Naldera: 15 kilometre away from Shimla. After several
turns from National Highway 22 the road towards Naldera
was on a slope of the hill. The hill looks like engraved
some art on the stone.
Joy Rides: Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development
Corporation conducts joyrides in Helicopters package.
There are four types of joy rides available at present.
Ph: 91-177- 252561.
How to go to Shimla?
We recommend to Travel by train service. One can travel
by rail, by road, by air from Delhi and Kolkata. Shimla
is not far away form Delhi. One may go to Shimla from
Delhi through Kalka.
By Train: If anyone wants to go to Shimla, he/she can
travel by train from Delhi. There are frequent train
services available from Delhi. Apart from that one can
also go Shimla from Kolkata (Previously Known as
By Bus: Bus service is also available from Delhi. In
Delhi one can book at Himalchal Pradesh Tourism
Development Corporation office for going to Shimla by
Booking Delhi Office: HPTDC, Chandelle, 36 Janpath, Nd-
1, Ph. 91-177-3325320;
Booking Shimla Office: Central Reservation Office, Hotel
Ph. 91-177-78302. Fax- 91-177-3887.
By Air: Indian Airlines offer air services to go Shimla
Ph: 91-177- 258014/ 211139.