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In the state of Himachal Pradesh, India there is one of the most famous tourist destinations known as Shimla. Shimla is also a capital of Himachal Pradesh and it is the Largest City of the Himachal pradesh. Shimla is also known as Simla. It is beautiful and popular Hill Station. This hill station derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla" who is supposed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. Shimla is  famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train etc. Shimla is situated at the height of 2200 meters. Shimla was 'discovered' by the British. Shimla was declared as the Summer capital of British. After the independence Shimla was the capital of Punjab and then Capital of Himachal Pradesh. There are multiple temples and churches in Shimla. Shimla is one tourist destination that can be visited any time during the year. Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while winters are bone chilling and the temperatures can fall below zero. This place attracts many tourists because of its natural beauty.  The major attractions include the Viceroy Lodge, Christ Church,  Jakhoo Temple, Mall Road and Ridge. In the South Asia Shimla also has the largest natural ice skating rinks. The ice skating rinks seasons is from December to February. The Duration of Shimla for enjoyment is 2 to 3 days. Mostly Hindi Language is used in the Shimla.

Places to visit in Shimla

  • Viceregal Lodge
  • Rothney Castle
  • Kali Bari Mandir
  • Christ Church
  • Himachal State Museum
  • Jakhu Temple
  • Historic Buildings
  • Kalka Shimla Railway Station
  • Tara Devi Temple
  • The Ridge
  • The Mall
  • Green valley
  • Kufri

Best Time to Visit

The Best time to visit in Shimla is September to June.


In Summer : The temperature is 14 to 28°C.

In Winter : The temperature is -2 to 10°C.

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest airport is Jubarhati airport. It is 23 km from Shimla.

By Rail : Kalka railway station is the nearest railway station. It is 1 km from the Center of the town.

By Road : Shimla is well connected with all the major cities.