If you’re looking for a holiday destination that doesn’t reflect only the romantic charm but is equally famous for exuding family vibes, then you should look nowhere else than the Queen of Hill Stations – Shimla.
A perfect getaway for people of all ages, Shimla is a lovely paradise that presents a unique combination of old-world charm with cultural heritage to entice tourists from different corners of the world and boasts a striking natural beauty that makes you fall in love with it every time you visit this location in Himachal Pradesh state, whether for a short or a long break.
Situated in the mighty Himalayas, Shimla has always been the preferred choice for Indian as well as international tourists for many reasons. It has snow-capped peaks and verdant landscapes for nature admirers, adventurous activities for thrill seekers, sightseeing places for wanderers, lip-smacking cuisines for food lovers, and shopping opportunities for shopaholics. Other than that, the jaw-dropping views complemented by a picture-perfect backdrop also welcome shutterbugs to capture some fantastic pictures of Mother Nature to remember their visit even after many years of their trip.
Anyone looking to spend some quality time with their loved ones at a place that looks no less than heaven on earth will find Shimla an excellent spot to relax, unwind, and return home refreshed as it has umpteen things to do and see all around the day.
Out of the various places to visit in this little hamlet, the most popular point of interest that grabs everyone’s attention is Mall Road. Perched in the heart of the region, the Mall Road is a go-to place for locals to hang out with their dear ones in the evening and is indeed a frequently visited destination by holidaymakers of all kinds. Here you can shop for outstanding stuff like Pashmina shawls, Tibetan handicrafts, and woolen clothes along with enjoying an excellent gastronomy experience at restaurants, roadside food vendors, or other stalls serving mouth watering dishes at reasonable prices.
Just a few steps away from Mall Road lies the Christ Church that helps you attain peace of mind soulfully. The Jakhoo Temple, Kali Bari Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Shoolini Temple, and Kamna Devi Temple are the religious sites that this place has for people looking to surround themselves with positivity from the inside out.
The next destination that is worthy of your time is Chadwick Falls. Ideal to visit in the summer season, Chadwick Falls invites you to witness a natural phenomenon of a cascading waterfall falling from a certain height. For unparalleled and unspoiled beauty of nature, one can also head towards the Summer Hill, Scandal Point, Shailey Peak, Shimla Glen, and Green Valley in Shimla to look over the mind-blowing views.
Pay heed to Annandale Army Heritage Museum to see a vast collection of traditional and modern weapons, armory, flags, and uniforms of the military people. The Himachal State Museum is great for people interested in knowing about the glorious past. Last but not the least, this hill station also features a Johnnie’s Wax Museum that looks like a replica of Madame Tussauds Museum in London as it has the statues of several world-renowned personalities such as Justin Bieber, Salman Khan, Harry Potter, Steve Jobs, James Bond, Amir Khan, and many more.
Then there is a Reserve Forest Sanctuary that delights wildlife enthusiasts with its diverse range of flora, fauna, and avifauna species. You can also take some time out for Jubbal Palace, Viceregal Lodge, and Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex if you love admiring the fascinating architecture.
Don’t forget to explore the nearby hilly areas like Kufri, Chail, Solan, Shogi, and Narkanda. Not only do these places give you a break from the annoying sounds of sirens and city lights but are known for a diverse range of leisure and recreational activities. These include skiing, camping, trekking, horse riding, nature walks, etc.
The list of sightseeing places in Shimla doesn’t end here; it has a lot more to offer to keep your interest glued throughout the time. If interested and have time, you can extend your getaway to a week or so to cover the other tourist attractions like the Ridge, Lakkar Bazaar, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park, Ice Skating Rink, Indira Tourist Park, and Mashobra Apple Orchards to enjoy your Shimla tour to the fullest.
Please note that Shimla maintains great connectivity to its neighboring areas and the rest of India via road and hence, can be easily accessed by tourists through public and private buses operated by the HRTC department. Choose to drive in your own vehicle all the way if you like road journeys or book a cab with an experienced chauffeur from the list of top car rental companies in Shimla if you like to sit in the back seat of the car. The choice is yours!
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