Former summer capital of the British, Shimla is the Queen of all the hill stations. With its impeccable bounties of natural beauty, the city is all time tourists favorite where tourists from all across the globe swarm like bees to witness the pleasant weather and cool climate along with hill side beauty.
The green hills with snow capped peaks makes the entire atmosphere stupendously beautiful. The city has derived its name from the goddess “Shayamla Devi” who is incarnation of Goddess Kali. Founded by British in the year 1819, this capital of Himachal Pradesh is blessed with mesmerising natural beauty that is beyond the imagination of any individual.
The cool climate and salubrious environment blended with the majestic structures made in the colonial era creates a magical wave which makes it stand different from other hill [wp_ad_camp_1] stations.
Sojourn in the city brings one closer to the nature. Retaining its colonial heritage, Shimla stands tall with grand old buildings and ancient churches. This photographer’s paradise is truly called the traveller’s paradise because of its breathtaking attractions:
- Shimla Ridge: Nestled in the heart of Shimla, this famous ridge is well connected to the mall road. Major attractions like Scandal Point, Lakkar bazaar, Jhakoo hill etc are linked through the ridge.
- Jhakoo temple: This splendid temple of Lord Hanuman is located at the top of Jhakoo hill. Located at a little distance from Shimla, this ancient temple takes pride in having world’s tallest statue of Lord Hanuman. The unique feature of this temple is that monkey’s surround the place.
- The mall road: This long street is the most happening area in the city and is important point of cultural and social activities of the city. Vehicles are not allowed in this road and people can make use of their feet in this road. It is lined with shops, hotels, banks, clubs, shops etc.
- Summer hill: This is the most beautiful spot in Shimla and is loved by all the tourists. Here Mahatma Gandhi spent time during his visit during his visit to the city.
- Kali Bari Temple: This is the famous Bengali temple which was built in the year 1845 and is known to be the rest place of Goddess Shyamala, the ferocious incarnation of Goddess Kali.
- Viceregal Lodge: Known by the name Rashtrapati Niwas, it is located atop the observatory Hill of Shimla. This majestic palace was the home to the then British Viceroy of India and was built in the year 1888 during the reign of the then Viceroy Lord Dufferin. This breathtaking mansion has beautiful lawns and interiors that are architected stupendously. Really the most beautiful place to [wp_ad_camp_3] visit.
- Dorge Drag Monastery: One of the most loved and beautiful monastery of Shimla is Dorge Drag Monastery. The traditional Tibetan architecture and breathtaking interiors surpass the tourists in peace and serene atmosphere.
Shimla is among one of the few places in the world where huge amount of history and heritage are blended together and it’s cool and wholesome climate makes it truly a summer retreat.