Shimla is a beautiful hill station that is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an elevation of 2202 meters above sea level, this place is also known as ‘Summer Refuge’ and ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. The present Shimla district was created in 1972. This name of this place is derived from ‘Shyamala’, another name of ‘Maa Kali’. Jakhu, Prospect, Observatory, Elysium and Summer are the important hills of this place. In 1864, this place was declared the summer capital of British India. After independence, this place was also the capital of Punjab for some time. Shimla was later made the capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Tourist Attractions

The ridge

The Ridge

The Ridge located in Shimla center is a large and open road which is located along the Mall Road. The ridge is a place where you will get to see a lot. Here you will see spectacular views of snow-capped mountain ranges, shops selling special artifacts. The most special thing about The Ridge is that this place was the most special place to stay during the British era during summer. This beautiful place of Shimla attracts a lot of tourists visiting here. Explain that the ridge is not only a market but it is also the social center of a city in a city. This scenic spot of Shimla is filled with locals and travelers. There are also many cafes, bars, boutiques, shops and restaurants on the road which attract huge crowds



Kufri is a place located 17 km from Shimla which attracts a lot of tourists visiting here. Located at an altitude of 2510 meters and situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, this hill station is very much liked by nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. On visiting Kufri, you will get to see many spectacular views and its most important thing is that here you will not get to see much crowds of tourists. If you are going to travel to Shimla then you must visit Kufri once because here you will get to see many attractive scenes.

Mall road shimla

Mall Road Shimla

Mall Road is a place in Shimla located under the ridge which is full of many shops, cafes, restaurants, book shops and many tourist attractions. If you come to visit Mall Road, then you will be surprised by seeing everything here. Mall Road is located in the center of Shimla, which houses many restaurants, clubs, banks, shops, post offices and tourism offices. From this road you can also see the natural beauty of Shimla. Mall Road is a place that attracts tourists from Shimla.

Jakhu hill

Jakhu Hill

Jakhu Hill, located just 2 kilometers from Shimla, is the highest peak of this entire hill station, which gives a wonderful view of the city and the snow-covered Himalayan Mountains. The 8000 feet high Jakhu Hill is a famous tourist attraction of Shimla, which is also a popular place for pilgrims with nature lovers. There is an ancient temple on this hill named Jakhu Temple, this temple is dedicated to Hanuman itself and it has a huge statue of Hanuman. This temple is one of the major scenic spots in Shimla.

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