If you planning to go for a hill station trip then, fortunately, Shimla is the most beautiful and peaceful place, covered by high peak mountains. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It springs between beautiful snows covered with Shivalik Mountains. Their tourist attractions include Kufri hills, known for sightseeing and Jakhoo hills, famous for its Hanuman temple. The location of Shimla hotels, amongst its beautiful Himalayan ranges, offers a picture-perfect view for a mesmerizing stay. Shimla holiday packages are in high demand all through the year and specifically during the summers. It becomes the most famous hill station and holiday destination in north India.
Shimla is a city where people of different religions thrive together in harmony, and that shows in the religious places that are scattered across the city such as Christ Church, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Kali Bari Temple, Tara Devi Temple and Jakhu Temple.
There are many prime attractions in this capital city, and one of its biggest landmarks is the Mall. This place boasts of numerous shopping centers, restaurants, and food joints that are flocked with tourists, traders, and street vendors. Some of the other top attractions in and around Shimla are Himachal State Museum and Library, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Potter Hill, Annandale and Summer Hill.
Things to do in Shimla
Travelers with a liking for adventure sports will have a gala time in Shimla as there are various options available here. Starting from trekking, camping, and skiing to fishing, ice skating, and golf, tourists will never feel with the shortage of things to explore in this place.
Famous sightseeing attractions:
The Mall: The Mall is the main shopping street in Shimla. It is also the most popular place amongst youngsters who can be seen occupying seats in its restaurants, clubs, and bars. This shopping street also has many tourist offices and banks for the convenience of travelers visiting from the world over. There are several amazing eateries out of which Trishul Bakery is one famous place known for its delicious pastries.
Tara Devi Temple: Tara Devi Temple is one of the most revered holy shrines in Shimla. People in the town own great faith in religion and the temple hold high significance in the lives of the people, thus while visiting one must obey general rules such as taking off shoes outside the temple etc. A small drive from the main town takes one to the famous temple from where you can enjoy stunning views of the stunning panorama spread all around.
Jakhoo Temple: Situated at an altitude of 8000 ft, this temple is one of the main attractions of all Shimla holiday packages. The temple dedicated to God Hanuman is frequented by friendly and playful monkeys all the time. The temple is thus thronged by thousands of devotees each year. The climb up the hill to the temple is physically demanding however the journey is made pleasant with the company of playful monkeys around.
Himachal State Museum & Library: For a more enriching experience of Shimla tour one should visit the state’s museum and library in Himachal for it provides that much-needed insight into the town’s history. Explore its riches of a collection of ancient coins, sculptures, photos and paintings that bring alive the age of royal rule. This holiday packages vent a world of natural splendor and urban charms to the visitors and thus attract thousands of travelers each year.
The Mall Road: A must visit for all those picking Shimla holiday packages, a visit to Mall Road brings opportunity to indulge in shopping for various elite brands at affordable prices. This promenade is ideal for a leisurely walk around a number of restaurants, clubs, tourist offices, shopping outlets and banks lined together against a perfect backdrop of Victorian architecture.