famous visiting place in shimla-hp-india

famous place in shimla

About shimla.

Shimla, The capital of himachal  is famous for its cold climate, snow covered mountain scenery, forests and colonial architecture design and popular tourist destination in himachal-india and often known as Queen of the Mountains/ hills queen. for these reason In 1864, Shimla was declared the summer capital of British Raj in India . Shimla was discovered by the British in 1819. Charles Kennedy made the first summer home here. Shimla soon appeared in the eyes of Lord William Bentinck, who was the governor general of India from 1828 to 1835. After independence 1947 the city became the capital of punjab and later the capital of himachal was made . 

shimla flag 100feet at ridge

How to reach here-

Best way to reach here from delhi or chandigarh and local district city of himachal . 
By AIR- .( clickhere online booking https://www.air.irctc.co.in/ )
Shimla is well connected city with big city by air from delhi or chandigarh. shimla airport located  at jubbarhatti 22 km away from main citiy shimla.
By RAIL-  ( click here online booking https://www.irctc.co.in/nget/train-search)
Shimla is best connected by rail special in toy train which run on narrow guage ( minimum width 2′-6” of track  ).this track also declare heritage site On 8 July 2008 by UNESCO. 
By Road ( online HRTC booking click here https://online.hrtchp.com/oprs-web/guest/home.do?h=1)
By road is best public way to reach shimla from delhi, chandigarh, and local district  city of  himachal . Mode of travel by HRTC Buses Or Pvt. service and self convinces car, cab etc. 

NEAREST FAMOUS PLACE –
( Close Walking Distance Between 1 to 3 km approx  )

1. RIDGE or CHRUCH –
2. MALL ROAD-
3. LAKAR BAZAR-
4. JAKHU TEMPLE-
5. KALI BARI TEMPLE-

famous shimla church

SHORT DISTANCE FAMOUS PLACE –
( by conveyance bus, car and taxi etc , distance between 5 to 30 km approx )   

  1. SUMMER HILL.  here are good looking green natural or forest covered location. and famous place for Educational institute HPU.
  2.  INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCE STUDIES (summer hill ) – It is best place to visit shimla . built by British , primarily the summer retreat of Indian president. the building is ancient architecture design during British rule . it was home of  lard dufferin viceroy of india 1884-1888. 
  3. CHADVIK FALL (summer hill ). it is natural water fall in Shimla at approx 8 km away from summer hill. 
  4. SANKAT MOCHAN. This is located 7km before main city shimla  at Right side of kalka shimla national highway. it is famous for hanumaan temple this temple was desired of Baba Neem karori ji maharaj   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neem_Karoli_Baba  when he came here for couple of time and spot this location and dedicated to loard hanumaan in 1966. 
  5. TARA DEVI. Tara devi is situated about 15 km before main city shimla and link road cut off from shogi on the kalka shimla national highway. this temple is placed on beautiful hill top of shogi shimla.
  6. DHINGU MATA TEMPLE ( Sanjuali )  this temple is located at top hill of sanjoli. here are more then 400 step stair up hill to reach here from main road or bazar of sanjoli shimla .
  7.  kufri- This place is very beautiful small famous hill station in shimla it is 20 km away from main city shimla . kufri has himalayan wildlife zoo, indira tourist park and ancient architecture chini bunglow .
  8. Naldhera-  This place is very beautiful covered with green forest area and famous for 18 holes golf course play ground. this place is 25km away from main city shimla.

LONG DISTANCE FAMOUS PLACE IN SHIMLA 
(By conveyance bus , car or taxi distance approx 50 to 150 km away ) 
1. Narkanda – Narkanda is 65km away from main city shimla . this place is famous for apple orchard belt in shimla district.
2. Hattu temple  this temple is located at hatu peak and famous for temple of maa kali.
3. Bhimakali Temple sarhaan ( Rampur Bushahr )   ( CLICK HERE ABOUT BHIMAKALI TEMPLE ) 
4. Sharikoti Temple. (Rampur bushahr) (Click here about shraikoti temple )/
5. Hatkoti hatkoti ( jubal ) is located 100 km away from shimla. this place is famous for maa durga or loard shiva temple .

Way guide map

Stay Facility-

Here are proper stay facility available hotels, rest-house, home stay, circuit house, forest rest house, dharamshala , and Gurudawara.
( click on below link online booking of hotels and home stay)
http://himachaltourism.gov.in/accommodation.php
http://hptdc.nic.in/ohrs/PublicPages/Hotels.aspx

Sarhaan Bhimakali Temple
MALL ROAD SHIMLA
JAKHU VIEW
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