Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and a well know hill station in India. It is situated at northern part of India at an altitude of 2,213 meters. Today, it's well developed facilities; easy accessibility and lots of attractions make it one of India's most popular tourist place. In order to experience a blissful environment, Shimla is an exotic destination and has a clean environment it can never be surpassed, Pine; deodar, oak and rhododendron forests surround it.
The city is spreads over a 12 kms area with just two main roads. The Mall Road, which is spread from the far west to lower Eastern side and the Cart Road which cover the southern part of the city. The best time for Shimla Tourism is in autumn, when the days are warm and nights are cool. In summer, it's full by tourist population so you have to avoid going there at this time.
Prime Attraction of Shimla
The Mall: This place is famous for shopping in Shimla. A number of showrooms & shops attract to shoppers and delights them. You can buy all type of goods from here like old books, woolen items, handicrafts, handlooms, etc.
Jakhu Hanuman Temple: Your tour to Shimla can't complete without visiting Jakhu Hill. The temple is at the top of the Jakhu hill, which is the highest point in the town. The temple is just 2 kms from the ridge but if you are not used to mountain climbing, it can be a one-hour walk. It offers a wonderful view of the town and snow capped peaks.
Kufri: Kufri is a well know tourist place near this hill station. A trip of Kufri is must for all those who visiting Shimla in winter. The snow of this place offers an ideal ground for skiing. The best time for skiing sports is December to February. All facilities are available here for skiing on hire basis. Apart from skiing, Kufri is a lovely and beautiful picnic spot with wonderful view of the snowy hills.
By Air: Shimla airport is just 23 kms from the city at Jubbarhatti. Taxis are available for city from here.
By Train: Shimla is connected with Kalka on Meter Gauge, it's 6 Hrs. journey and the distance is 96 kms. There are 3-4 trains available from Kalka to Shimla on daily basis. Kalka is well connected with the all-major parts of India by train.
By Road: It is well connected with all major parts of the country by road. The distance is around 370 kms from Delhi. Ordinary and Deluxe buses are available for Shimla; it's around 9 Hrs. journey from here.