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Situated 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
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.
11 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
13 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.
16 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, 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…
22 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 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.
Location 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 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.