Want to have a tranquil and serene aura in your outings. Then Shimla is the better option to for. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, this hill station has grabbed tourists attention from all over the world because of its breathtaking scenic natural landscape, snow capped hills during winters and picturesque landscape.
This small hill station is bathed with lofty snow capped hills, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures which appear as though an artist has painted them. The best thing of Shimla is that it has retained its colonial charm thus creating ambience which is a rare scenic beauty that one can hardly find in the country.
This is one tourist spot that can be visited any time during the year. Summers here are cool with pleasant evenings while winters are bone chilling where the temperatures fall below the zero degrees.
The place has many sightseeing spots that entice the persons of all the ages. The all time tourist’s spots are:
- Kufri: It is the most loved spot of Shimla as it appeals the masses of all ages. This place that is located 19kms away from the city. It delights both the nature lovers and adventure savvy people alike. Here one can enjoy go Karting ride, amusement rides and thematic view of apple trees. Also those who enjoy horse rides this place satisfies this urge as one has to go to the Kufri spot with the help of horse which really gives charismatic experience of horse ride in the hills. Also in Kufri there is small Zoo that houses some interesting animals.
- Jakhoo hill: This is the highest peak of the hill station where one can witness the scenic view of the entire city and the snow capped Himalayan Mountain. This 8000 feet Jakhoo hills is a famous tourist attraction that is visited by pilgrims and nature lovers. Here the ancient Jakhoo temple is located. It has a large statue of Lord Hanuman and as per Hindu mythology the myth behind this place is that the Lord Hanuman halted for few moments here while carrying Sanjivani medicine for Lakshman, the brother of Lord Rama.
- The Mall road: It is the most famous picnic spot of all the tourists. It houses different shops selling garments, gift items and other accessories. This road is flooded with tourists during night hours as they walk down the road experiencing the pleasant climate of the place. It also has various eating joints where one can relish some yummy delicacies. This place is best for shopaholics where they can shop their heart off.
- Chadwick falls: Located 7 kms from Shimla and falling from an altitude of more than 1500 mtrs, Chadwick falls is one of the major attractions of the place. It has captivating waterfalls that are surrounded by dense forests, deodar and pine trees. It is the source of water to the forest area in Shimla. One would be spellbound to view the sight of sparkling water that flows with amazing speed.
Other places of the hill station are the Tara devi temple, The Green valley, Annadale and Naldehra. Shimla holds magic in the air which is beyond any comparison. With its snow capped mountains, stunning greenery and beautiful lakes, this place is undoubtedly the queen of hills.