Shimla – Places of Interest

The Mall
The Mall The Mall is the main shopping street of Shimla. It also has many restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, Post Offices and tourist offices. The Gaiety Theatre is also situated there. People walk up and down The Mall slowly, stopping to gossip, as it is the main meeting place for everyone. The Ridge and Scandal Point are the two main meeting points at The Mall.Christ Church
Christ Church Situated on The Ridge, Christ Church is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has a very majestic appearance and inside there are stained glass windows which represent faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility.Christ Church has survived partition and the subsequent political upheavals on the Indian subcontinent. Christ Church continues to be very well maintained and remains in good condition.The Pipe-Organ of Christ Church is the biggest in the Indian subcontinent and was erected in September 1899..Read More…Jakhu Hill
Jakhu Hill2 km from Shimla, at a height of 8000 ft, Jakhu Hill is the highest peak and offers a beautiful view of the town and of the snow-covered Himalayas. At the top of the Hill, is an old temple of Lord Hanuman, which is also the home of countless playful monkeys waiting to be fed by all visitors. A 108 feet (33 metre) statue of Lord Hanuman, a Hindu deity, at 8,500 feet (2,591 metres) above sea level, is single statue to stand at the highest altitude among several other master pieces in the world, overtaking the Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .Read More…Shimla State Museum
Shimla State Museum The Museum, which was opened in 1974, has tried to protect hill-out and the cultural wealth of the state. The Shimla State Museum houses a huge collection of magnificent paintings, sculptures, coins, handicrafts, photos, etc of not only the state of Himachal Pradesh but outside too. The state museum is a major attraction of the Mall area of Shimla built in the style of colonial edifice with sprawling lawns all around. This museum was inaugurated in 1974.The Shimla State Museum is visited by the researchers from both domestic as well as foreign lands.

Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Indian Institute of Advanced StudyThis institute is housed in the former Viceregal Lodge, built in 1884-88.The Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) is a prestigious research institute based in Shimla, India. It was set up by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 1964 and it started functioning from October 20, 1965.Many historic decisions have been taken in the building during the Indian independence movement. The Simla Conference was held here in 1945. The decision to carve out Pakistan and East Pakistan from India was also taken here in 1947.Read More…

Summer Hill
Summer HillSituated at a distance of 5 km from The Ridge is the lovely township of Summer Hill, at a height of 6,500 ft on the Shimla-Kalka railway line. Mahatma Gandhi lived in these quiet surroundings during his visits to Shimla. Himachal Pradesh University is situated here.Most students here walk to the Hill Station of Shimla from the campus, though Summer Hill lies on the Kalka-Shimla Railway line

Annandale
Annandale Developed as the playground of Shimla, Annandale is 2–4 km from The Ridge at a height of 6,117 ft. It is a favourite spot for cricket, picnics and polo.Annadale ground become a battle ground for political parties and army ever since its lease expired in 1982.The strategic significance of Annandale as forward logistic and operational base for operations in the sector adjoining Himachal is being overlooked in preference for a cricket stadium.

Tara Devi
Tara Devi11 km from the Shimla bus-stand. Tara Devi hill has a temple dedicated to the goddess of stars on top of the hill. There is a military Dairy Town here as well as the headquarters of Bharat Scouts and Guides.Situated 1851 meters above sea level, Tara Devi temple is situated on the Tara Devi Mountain between Shoghi and Shimla. With the majestic forested mountains around, this place has high spiritual value that has a soothing and rejuvenating effect, being away from the din, noise, pollution, crowd and urban infrastructure

Mashobra
Mashobra13 km from Shimla, site of the annual Sipi fair in June.Mashobra is notable for housing one of the only two Presidential retreats in India. The other retreat is Rashtrapati Nilayam in Secunderabad.The president visits Mashobra at least once every year, and during this time his core office shifts to the retreat at Chharabra, in the vicinity of Mashobra. The building housing the retreat is a completely wooden structure originally constructed in 1850.

Kufri
Kufri16 km from Shimla at a height of 8,600 ft, Kufri is the local winter sports centre, and it also has a small zoo. One can hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak- the highest peak in Kufri. Chini Bunglow It is the Kufri bungalow which is very famous for its statues and architecture.Kufri fun world[2], an Amusement Park to enjoy whole day. This Park is an excellent destination for family to make a memorable day, has equipped with various rides, pools and World’s Highest go-kart track. huge number of Children, teenagers and adults visit this place.Read More…

Naldehra
Naldehra22 km from Shimla, with a nine-hole Naldehra Golf Club. The annual Sipi fair in June is held in Naldehra.The Naldehra Golf Club, located in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh in North India, some 22 km from Shimla, constitutes a course perched at an altitude of 2,200 meters. It is a par 68, 18-hole course with 16 greens and 18 tees and has a design reminiscent of Scottish links courses.

Chail
ChailChail is 49 km from Shimla. The Chail Palace is well known for its architecture. The cricket ground and a polo ground which is there at an altitude of 2,444 m was owned by erstwhile royal family of Patiala. The ground has the world’s highest cricket ground.Chail is also considered as the hiker’s paradise. The area is away from the bustling life of the state capital Shimla.

Tattapani:
TattapaniLocation of sulphur springs which are found near the Tattapani mandir(holy temple).Tattapani is a well known place in the vicinity of Shimla. This particular place is known for its hot water springs. Tattapani is located at a distance of 51 kilometers from Shimla. The place is at an elevation of 655 meters above sea level.Besides, Tattapani at Shimla has developed into a major Hindu pilgrimage center. The pilgrims regard the month of January the holy time to take a bath in the water of Tattapani. People also visit the place on 13th April on the occasion of agricultural festival.

Sanjauli
SanjauliSanjauli is the main suburb of Shimla. It has many inhabited places nearby- Cemetery road, HB colony, Bhatta Kuffar, Sanjay Van, Dhingu dhar, Shanan, Navbhar, Chaulanti and areas other side of the Sanjauli-Dahli tunnel. Sanjauli is situated just below the Jakhu Hill. Sanjauli has the Famous Sanjauli-Dahli tunnel made by British government during that time when Shimla was capital of British India. Apart from this Sanjauli has unique architecture of houses.

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