A Visit to the “Queen of Hills

Beautiful mountains, old buildings and panoramic views are few of the many charms this beautiful city has to offer. It is in fact synonymous for hill-stations in India for a lot of people. Shimla was also the summer capital of British India and still echoes those times with its beautiful buildings and monuments.

While you are here, you should definitely visit Jakhoo which is an ancient temple dedicated to the hindu deity, Lord Hanuman. Christ Church of Shimla is another important landmark that should not be missed. It is the second oldest church of North India after St. John’s Church in Meerut. It is built in neo-Gothic style and is situated on the Ridge, which is popular attraction in Shimla. There are several other noteworthy places to visit in Shimla which are all thoroughly covered in whatever option you pick from Shimla tour packages.

If you are nature lover, then believe us when we say that the Summer Hill located on the outskirts of Shimla is a summer paradise. It is also known as the Potter’s Hill, and its pine and deodar laden slopes are home to several quaint residences. Another major hotspot that the locals and visitors often swear by is the Mall Road, which is the main street road of Shimla and is located a level below the Ridge. It was constructed during the British rule and is great for strolls because automobiles are not allowed on this road (except emergency vehicles). It is dotted with shops, showrooms, departmental stores, restaurants, and cafes. It is a one-stop destination for purchasing pottery items, woollen clothes, jewellery, local handicrafts and a lot more. No matter what do you want to purchase, you can head forth the streets of Shimla and shop till you drop in the vast array of jewellery, clothing and art works it has to offer.

For the spiritually inclined, another noteworthy venture can be the beautiful Kinnaur Kailash, which is considered sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist Kinnauris. It is also one of the toughest treks in Himachal Pradesh. Another similar attraction is the Bajinath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Taradevi temple dedicated to Maa Bhagwati. Additional temples in Shimla include Shoolini temple, Laxminarayan temple, and Kamna Devi temple.

In order to welcome a large number of visitors each year, Shimla has a large number of hotels consisting of options for all budgets and requirements. If you are willing to splurge on your accommodation, then head to The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla British Resorts, Wildflower Hall, Hotel Marina, Shimla Havens Resort, and Hotel Willow Banks for a luxurious and grand stay. If you are on a budget holiday, you can take a pick from Toshali Royal View Resort, Whistling Pine Resorts, Springfields- A Heritage hotel, Hotel Fairmount, and Hotel Crystal Palace. All these hotels are sure to provide you with the best of accommodation facility and services along with superb hospitality to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

So whether you are here for business or leisure, you can be assured that the excellent hotels in Shimla will take care of all your requirements for you. So plan a visit soon to this beautiful and hill-station for an experience of a lifetime. We are sure that the beauty of this city will make you want to come back again soon.