Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh, India. Shimla is situated at an altitude of 2130 meter above the sea level. Shimla is named after the local goddess ‘Shayamla Devi’ who is believed to be the manifestation of Kali.
Sightseeing in Shimla
The Mall is the main walkway of Shimla town that runs along the top of the ridge. It a busy shopping area with old colonial buildings, souvenir shops and restaurants. At the end of the Mall is the Scandal Point and beyond it is the Christ Church known for its stained glass windows. The Viceregal Lodge built in the Gothic architecture and houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies. Himachal State Museum, housed in a colonial building with spacious lawns, displays Pahari miniatures, stone sculpture, local handicrafts, textiles and embroidery. The Glen is a beautiful picnic spot 4 km from Shimla located in the thickly wooded Glen. The Summer Hill, 5 km from Shimla, is the place where Gandhi stayed in Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur’s mansion built in Georgian architecture. Chadwick Falls is a splendid fall where water fall from the height of 67 m into a deep gorge. It is 7 km from the main town. Sanjauli is a calm and tranquil locale ideal for leisurely walks.
How to Reach Shimla
By Air: The nearest airport from Shimla is at Jubbarhati, which is 23 km away.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Kalka connected by narrow gauge is 95 km away.
By Road: Shimla is well connected by surface network with most towns and cities like Kullu, Manali, Dharamsala, Kalka, Chandigarh, Ambala, Pathankot and Delhi.