Snow topped mountains, stunning lakes, enjoyable climate and enthralling backdrop –Shimla delivers the whole lot things any traveller can request for. Reputed as the queen of hill stations, the city and the destinations around never stop fascinating people with their engaging attractiveness. There is something in Shimla- magic or a miracle that will make you adore the place continually.
One of the most visited hill stations especially during summer holidays, Shimla has a large plethora of places in and around. See our recommendations and plan an amazing holiday right away.
Summer Hill is one of the finest and popular places to visit in Shimla. It is a stunning hamlet, situated 5 km from the popular ridge of the city. This hill is bedded by plush foliage that offers mesmerizing vistas from the summit. Summer hill is one of the 7 hills that together make Shimla, so it unquestionably leaves all the people speechless by its prettiness.
Annandale is a must visit in Shimla and houses plenty of adventure sports throughout the British era like racing and horse riding. Presently this place is just idyllic for all the golf fanatics out there as the former racecourse has been refurbished to a miniature golf course, which also work as a helipad and presents unbelievably gorgeous views of the surrounding meadows.
Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
Constructed during the British era, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies or IIAS is principally the summer haven of President of India. It was conceded on to the country by the then president – Dr Radhakrishnan as an organisation to endorse progressive studies in humanities and arts in the country. The edifice is a conventional architectural enterprise with skillful fire proofing structure. A visit into the foundation is essentially a journey through the contemporary history and ethos of India
Thought to be the highest peak of Shimla, this hill is located at an elevation of 8000 feet and is a primary tourist hotspot of Shimla. The Jakhoo temple is a paradise for all the nature enthusiasts and travellers who intend to visit this tall and gigantic (read 108 feet) Hanuman effigy at the Jakhoo temple. It is also an invigorating and short hike for adventure freaks.
Naldehra and Shaily Peak
Naldehra is one of the most picturesque sites around Shimla as it presents the most photogenic sunrise and sunset experiences. With impenetrable deodar woods and rich and exotic biodiversity, this place has astounding and plush forest bed to be relished during a horse ride. The spectacular sight, tranquility and cool and soothing breeze will leave you awestruck.
Chadwick falls, located at 1586 m is a perfect treat to vision, mind and soul. With thick woods, opulent deodar and pine plantations neighboring it, the view is thoroughly engrossing. The beauty is engrossing and mesmerising. The rainy season is ideal to visit this waterfall as the water level rise and makes the surrounding mind boggling and charming.