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Shimla: 7 Wonders of The Queen of Hills

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Shimla, The queen of Hill Stations, is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. IT is the capital of the mountainous northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The hill station amidst Himalayan cedars and pines, located at an altitude of 2,205 m above sea level in the north-west Himalayas, was the erstwhile summer capital of the British empire.

The City of Shimla

The archaic hill station, enveloped within 7 hills (Jakhoo Hill, Bantony Hill, Prospect Hill, Summer Hill, Observatory Hill, Invererarm Hill and Elysium Hill), has grand old testimonies, colonial architecture, peace-loving environment and plentiful adventure opportunities in store. For some it brings respite from the maddening metropolitan life, for other Shimla is an enticing place.

Plush green surroundings, moderate climatic conditions and traditional flavour make Shimla a chilling place!

 

Shimla
Shimla

 

The capital of Himachal Pradesh has an unmistakable colonial flavor in the air, with several testimonies of the British Raj in and around the city. The scenic views of snow-capped Himalayas, plentiful adventure opportunities, abundant eateries and clean streets is all a tourist can ask for.

 

The Mall

Heart of the city! A case in point is the town’s main street- The Mall, a traffic-free zone. Perfect for leisurely strolls, The Mall is buzzing on the evenings with visitors and locals alike.

 

Christ Church

The jewel of Shimla! Christ Church is an ancient church that displays the Neo-Gothic architectural brilliance.

 

Jakhoo Hill

Highest peak of Shimla! Atop, there is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Shimla’s highest peak, 3 kilometres climb from the ridge, offers a panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges.

 

The Viceregal Lodge

Throwback to Colonial times! The beautiful Viceregal Lodge, Rashtrapati Niwas or Indian Institute of Advance Studies, is a testimony to the Victorian era.

 

Kufri

The Ski place! If visiting Kufri in winter, go for skiing. You may fall but will have a time of your life. Go-kart and yak rides are other things Kufri has in store.

 

Annandale

A home of enterprise sports during British Raj! At present, Annandale is a golfer’s retreat.

 

Toy Train

A ride to remember! Through breathtaking landscapes of majestic Himalayas, lush green valleys, and zigzag meanders, the train makes its way from great Indian plains to the mountains.

 

Naldehra

Come to Naldehra for the most beautiful dawn and nightfall views! It is all about thick cedar forests and stunning vistas.

 

Kali ka Tibba

A photographer’s delight! Situated on the peak of Chail, Kali ka Tibba has views to take your breath away!

 

Chadwick Falls

Enthralling view of  water cascading down a deep gorge! Falling from a height of 86 m, Chadwick Falls in Summer Hill is a sight to behold.

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