Shimla is also known as Simla. It is the capital and largest city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. In 1864, Shimla declare as the summer capital of British India. After Independence, the city became the capital of Punjab but later became the capital of Himachal Pradesh.
Shimla is home to a number of buildings which are styled in the Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architectures as well as multiple temples and churches. Churches, temples and the natural beauty of the city attract a large number of tourists. The major attractions of Shimla includes the Viceroy Lodge, the Christ Church, the Jakhoo Temple, the Mall Road and the Ridge, which together form the city centre. The Kalka–Shimla Railway line is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a major tourist attraction.
Places of interest in Shimla and Nearby Area
|Christ Church||The Mall|
|Shimla State Museum||Indian Institute of Advanced Study|
|Tara Devi||Sankat Mochan|
How to reach Shimla ?
Shimla is well connect by road network to all major cities in north India. National Highway 22 connects Shimla to the nearest big city of Chandigarh.
Shimla Airport is at Jubbarhatti, 23 km from the city. There are no regular commercial flights to the city. The nearest major airport is Chandigarh Airport in Chandigarh.
The city boasts a total of three railway stations with Shimla the main station and two others located at Summer Hill and Totu (Jutogh) respectively.
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