Enveloped in mist, nestled within dense forests and silhouetted against snowy peaks of the mighty Himalayas, Shimla is a paradise in the hills. From its British-era lodges that take you back to the old-world to the bustling 12-km-long Ridge, the heartbeat of the city, Shimla, in Himachal Pradesh, is among the most popular hill stations in India. Ringed by seven lofty hills, Shimla is an ideal summer holiday destination and equally popular in winter, when a blanket of snow covers it. An ideal getaway to experience thrilling and adrenaline-pumping sports like skiing, trekking, paragliding and ice skating,

Shimla has one of the oldest golf courses in the country. Almost perfectly preserving its legacy, as the erstwhile summer capital of the British in India, Shimla is dotted with sprawling colonial bungalows and is also renowned as the official retreat of the President of India.

It is said that attracted by the pleasant weather of the city, many Europeans flocked to this city, building houses for themselves in order to escape the summer heat of the plains. They brought with them their cuisine and their culture of parties, balls, games of golf and elite clubs. Later, the hill station attracted filmmakers, who were charmed by its gorgeous landscapes.

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Viceregal Lodge and Botanical Garden

Viceregal Lodge and Botanical Garden

Drenched in colonial vibes, this majestic building is one of India's...

The Ridge

The Ridge

With kids enjoying horse rides, tourists taking group pictures,...

The Mall

The Mall

The Mall is where most of Shimla's shops and people converge. It is a...

Tara Devi

Tara Devi

Perched atop the Tarav Parvat, the much revered Tara Devi Temple is...

Summer Hill

Summer Hill

Lying at a height of about 2,100 ft above sea level, Summer Hill is...

Solan

Solan

Bordered by lofty hill slopes, the quaint town of Solan is a...

Shoghi

Shoghi

Set amidst rhododendron and oak forests, Shoghi is a peaceful suburb...

Sarahan

Sarahan

Lying on the banks of the meandering River Sutlej, Sarahan is soaked...

Sankat Mochan Temple

Sankat Mochan Temple

Sankat Mochan Temple is the most visited spiritual site in Shimla...

Rampur

Rampur

Located on the peaceful banks of River Sutlej on the old...

Prospect Hill

Prospect Hill

One of the seven hills that surround the city of Shimla, Prospect...

Narkanda

Narkanda

Drawing tourists from far and wide, Narkanda is noted for its scenic...

Naldehra

Naldehra

A paradise for nature lovers, Naldehra is famous as one of the oldest...

Mashobra

Mashobra

Nestled amongst the lush environs of the Shimla Reserve Forest...

Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

Manali Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated approximately 250 km from Shimla, Manali Sanctuary forms the...

Kufri

Kufri

A haven for skiing enthusiasts, this picturesque retreat lying at the...

Kotgarh

Kotgarh

Known as the apple bowl of India, Kotgarh is a quaint and picturesque...

Jakhu Temple

Jakhu Temple

Perched atop the Jakhu Hill, the Jakhu Temple is a popular tourist...

Jakhu Hill

Jakhu Hill

The highest peak of Shimla, Jakhu Hill is known for the Jakhu Temple,...

Himachal State Museum and Library

Himachal State Museum and Library

The Himachal State Museum is located at the peak of Mount Pleasant in...

Hatu Peak

Hatu Peak

The second-highest peak in Shimla district, Hatu, about 3,400 m high,...

Fagu

Fagu

A secluded snowy retreat near Shimla, Fagu serves as a basecamp for...

Elysium Hill

Elysium Hill

One of the seven hills that ring the hill station of Shimla, Elysium...

Christ Church and St Michael's Church

Christ Church and St Michael's Church

The magnificent Christ Church is the most popular landmark of Shimla...

Chail

Chail

One of the most gorgeous and popular hill stations in India, Chail is...

Annandale

Annandale

Surrounded by dense deodar forests, this historic site once served as...

Kalka Shimla Railway

Kalka Shimla Railway

One of the most popular railway lines in the hills, Kalka Shimla...

Kasauli

Kasauli

Surrounded by the snow-capped Shivalik Hills, the ideal, fairy-tale...

Manali

Manali

The magnetic town of Manali beckons to the soul of adventurers,...

Chamba

Chamba

Soaked in old world charm, the picturesque town of Chamba, ensconced...

dharamsala

dharamsala

A pristine green expanse ringed by the mist-shrouded Himalayas and a...