Situated at 6,890 feet in the Shivalik Hills in southern Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, with its lovely deodar forests and mountain views, combines the beauty of the magnificent Himalayas with the old-world, laidback charm of a hill town. Shimla owes its distinct character and place in history to its position as the British Raj’s summer capital in the 19th century.
The Mall is one of the longest stretches of open-air, pedestrian promenades in the world. The Ridge-to-Viceregal Lodge stretch is the core of Shimla’s ‘Heritage Zone’ and showcases several beautiful pieces of colonial architecture. As you stroll down this stretch you will see the Ridge, Lakkar Bazaar, Christ Church, State Library, Bandstand, Gaiety Theatre, Municipality Building, Telegraph Building, Catholic Church, State Bank of India building, Railway Board building, Gorton Castle, Vidhan Sabha, The Oberoi Cecil, Cecil Annexe, State Museum, Yarrrows, and the Viceregal Lodge.
Also visit the Jakhoo Hanuman Temple (atop Jakhoo Hill, the tallest of Shimla’s hills), Himachal State Museum, Annandale (best known as a helipad, it is a large glade with a golf course, bounded by dense woods) and The Glen (a wooded ravine) while you’re here.
Holxo Tours in Shimla