In today’s world of the maddening crowd, annoying horns, and city lights, a relaxing, blissful, and memorable vacation is what we all need to escape away from the everyday lifestyle and rekindle the love with our better half.
Because it’s important to keep the spark alive in your relationship. It’s important to communicate with each other in tranquility to make things work out the way you both want. It’s important to understand what your partner has to say about you and other things. It’s important to be just YOU.
So, where to head to?
You need a place that has all the romantic charms. A place that gives you much-needed privacy. A place that allows you to experience a laid-back yet action-packed holiday. A place that has the perfect environment to express your feelings wisely. In short, it won’t be wrong to say that you need to choose a location that has a mix of everything you need to have the time of your life.
How about considering Shimla as your ideal getaway destination?
Nestled in the mighty Himalayas, Shimla, also referred to as the Queen of Hill Station, is a lovely paradise that invites people of all ages to experience a relaxing, calm, and peaceful holiday in the serenity of nature. It’s a Himachali hilly area that is widely renowned for its abundance of natural bounties and pleasant atmosphere that encourages tourists to flock to this region at any time of the year, whenever their mind pleases.
Perched 2200 meters high above sea level, Shimla draws a huge influx of people every year due to its umpteen things to do and see throughout the day. There are snow-capped peaks to admire, picturesque scenery to capture, sightseeing places to explore, finger-licking food to eat, and many shopping streets to shop around. Other than that, the lush greenery in the summer season and the unseen wonders covered in a thick sheet of white snow during the winter season are also no less than a treat to watch here, making it the best hill station to visit for national as well as international travelers.
The most popular point of interest in Shimla is Mall Road. Considered as a major source of entertainment, Mall Road is a place that quenches the thirst of all kinds of travelers as it is dotted with an exclusive range of fine-dining restaurants, road-side food stalls, and local dhabas serving mouth watering cuisines with many shops that are specialized in selling items like Pashmina shawls, woolen clothes, Tibetan handicrafts, etc at reasonable prices.
Lying next to Mall Road is the Lakkar Bazaar which is frequently visited by people interested in buying wooden decorative products for their homes. Other souvenirs that are a hit among the people there are artificial jewelry, candle stands, pots, key chains, and more.
Enjoy a short stroll of 400 meters from Lakkar Bazaar and you’ll reach the Ridge in Shimla. It’s an excellent hilltop location that presents its tourists with astonishing views of the mountains and evergreen trees surrounding them from all sides. Here you can also look over a mesmerizing sunset in the evening along with covering the nearby tourist attractions like Jakhoo Hill and Christ Church.
For history lovers, there is an Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Himachal State Museum. For architecture buffs, this little hamlet boasts the Jubbal Palace, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and Viceregal Lodge. For religious people, Shimla has many holy and divine sites that help you attain peace of mind soulfully. These include Kali Bari Temple, Kamna Devi Temple, Jakhoo Temple, Shoolini Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Tara Devi Temple, and Sankat Mochan Temple.
At a distance of approximately 5 km away from the center of Shimla is Chadwick Falls which welcomes tourists from far and wide interested in witnessing a beautiful waterfall falling from a height of 100 meters. On your way, you will also see Summer Hill which provides an idyllic summer retreat to tourists from the harsh sunny heat of most Indian cities. Then there are viewpoints such as Green Valley, Scandal Point, Shimla Glen, and Shailey Peak that have a magical setting to make you feel refreshed after a long and tiring day of exploring the famous sightseeing places in Shimla.
Do not forget to stop at the Reserve Forest Sanctuary if you love being around the animals. Sprawling over 951 hectares of land, the Reserve Forest Sanctuary offers a home to a diverse range of flora, fauna, and avifauna species.
Head to Johnnie’s Wax Museum to see the wax statues of world-renowned personalities. The Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park is a great leisure and recreational center for families with children, the Indira Tourist Park is an ideal location for photographers, and the Ice-Skating Rink is no less than heaven for skaters and ice sports fans.
If adventure is on your mind on your Shimla tour, you can also pay heed to nearby areas like Kufri, Chail, Solan, and Shogi to try your hand at various outdoor activities like skiing, camping, trekking, and nature walks. What else?
Please note that the easiest way to reach Shimla is by road. You can catch a public or a private bus from the metro cities of India to this hill station for a hassle-free road journey at pocket-friendly prices. Alternatively, there is an option of booking a cab from the list of top car rental companies in Shimla to commute in your utmost comfort.
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