Shimla, the heart of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the best tourist attractions to visit. It is the capital city of the state, swathed by fir, cedar, rhododendron, fir, oak, etc. This is a very popular hill station that attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world.
How to reach Shimla
Reach Kalka (89 km) by train. Take a toy train, cab, or a local bus to reach Shimla. Jubarhatti (25 km) is the nearest airport.
Best places to visit in Shimla
- Kufri - Breathtaking views of the snow-clad hills and forests are what you will find in Kufri. It is called the Switzerland of the East.
- Ridge of Shimla - This is the epicenter connected with the rest of the city excellently. Mall Road, Lakkar Bazaar, Scandal Point, etc are the prime locations here to visit.
- Green Valley - The name justifies the scenic natural beauty of this place. Meandering roads and hairpin loops will take to the closest vicinity of nature in the hills.
- Chail - This is a small town, ideal for a perfect getaway during the summertime. It resides on a small slope in the hills, solely settled to give a great summer vacation to the travel buffs.
Historical places On this list, Viceregal Lodge, Christ Church, Kuthar Fort, and Naggar castle are the historical places to visit in Shimla.
Do’s and Don’ts of traveling to Shimla
Take Shiwalik Express or Himalayan Queen, the best choices for picturesque surroundings. Local trains should be avoided. Make sure you book hotels beforehand. Take a walk in the city. You will be amazed at what the local sights can offer. Always be in a group and avoid overstaying. Avoid Naldehra as it is not a good place to visit. Bargain while shopping.
Major activities to do in Shimla
You can do these amazing things in Shimla.
• Ride on the toy train
• Lakkar Bazar Shopping
• Ice skating
• Rafting (Tattapani)
• Trekking in Jakhu Temple
Suitable time to visit Shimla
The best time to visit ranges from December to February. The hill station is clad swathed by snow.