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Shimla “The queen of hills”

Located in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is the summer capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is also nicknamed as “Queen of Hills“. The city includes a total of 19 hills station registered on the map. These include Mahlog, BaghatJubbal, Keonthal, Kumharsain, Kunihar, Kuthar, Balsan, Bashar, Bhajji, Bija, Mangal, Nalagarh, Sangri, Darkoti, Dhami, Baghal and Tharoch respectively. The buildings of the state are styled in the colonial era style of architecture which includes Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic structures.


According to one story which is famous about Shimla says it took its name from “Shamla” which means a blue female hence properly indicating towards “Goddess Kali”. Shimla had been really famous in the era when British reined the country: they made it as their summer capital. This decision hails back to 1864. If it is to believe, there is a story that as Shimla was the only state where British people felt secured and could relate to the environment was Shimla. That is why they reined the entire north staying back in Shimla.

Places to Visit

On the tour to Shimla, you can visit the famous

Viceroy Lodge: Viceroy Lodge is a yesteryear’s famous lounge which was used by the Lord Viceroy during his stay in Shimla. A section of this lodge had been converted into a museum.

Christ Church: Located at a height the famous points near church include lover’s point and suicidal point.

Jakhoo Temple: The famous Monkey Temple on the Foothill of Mall road is people go to see from distant places.

Apart from the above locations, one can definitely walk in the evening on the mall road and visit the site of the Ridge to give them the immense pleasure as a tourist.

Security Tips

  • Being a foreigner you will be lured to buy things at a cost on the higher end.
  • Apart from that make sure, not to drive on the hilly roads, as for a new driver: sometimes it becomes hard to control the vehicle at sharp turns, and single lane curves.

Shimla Tour Packages

  • Shree Anandeshwar Travels Toy Train Tour

    Duration : 19 Day(s) / 18 night(s)
    Destination Covered : Delhi - Bagdogra - Silliguri - Rangtong - Kurseong - Darjeeling - Kalka – Shimla - Chandigarh - Mumbai - Coimbatore - Mettupalaiyam - Coonoor - Ooty - Mysore - Bangalore - Neral - Matheran
  • Himalayan Adventure Tour – Discover Himalayan Odyssey

    Duration : 19 Day(s) / 18 Night(s)
    Destination Covered : Delhi - Shimla - Sarahan - Chitkul – Sangla - Pooh – Tabo - Kaza - Manali - Jispa - Sarchu - Rumtse - Leh

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