There is a huge list of places to visit in Shimla we made a filter based on visitors reviews and present a complete list which things to see in Shimla which won’t consume your time, but give a tranquility made a purposeful visit to Shimla.
Before that let’s take a sneak peak what Shimla is about!
Shimla, the capital and largest city of Himachal Pradesh. Known for best winter sports in India and South Asia. Shimla lies as a district city with Manali and Kandi.
Best Time To Visit Shimla
Shimla temperatures during summer 19 – 28-degree Celsius, while winters it’s near 10-degree Celsius.
Shimla Food Legacy or Pahari Food
Food specialty of Shimla which usually serves the Himachali Cuisine includes Kaale Channe ka Khatta, Tibetan Cuisine, Kullu Trout fish, Aktori, Babru, Chha Gosht, Bhey or Spicy Lotus stems, Tudkiya Bhath, Dhaan, Siddu.
Local people of Shimla used to speak Hindi, Pahadi, Punjabi, and English which serves as a lingua-franca.
Houses in Shimla were built in Tudorbethan and neo-Gothic architectures since colonial era which is quite fascinating for visitors from all over India.
Shimla has many churches and temples, mostly it’s a cosmopolitan city which celebrates many festivals varies to culture.
Places To Visit In Shimla
This is the most popular point in Shimla lies on the Mall road which is connected to many other destinated point of Shimla like Lakkar Bazar, Mall Road. This Ridge is like a heart of Shimla. This is the most destinated and among the best places to visit in Shimla for all kind of activity. A visitor can truly tranquility by encompasses areas.
Himachal State Museum
You can see some of the stuff which is still preserved in State Museum built in 1947, A collection of paintings, jewelry and textiles of the region can be found at the State Museum (built in 1974).
The Green Valley is among the serenity places to visit in Shimla near Kurfi. These mountain ranges bestowed you with the amazing picturesque environment of the most greenery and beautiful places in Shimla that make you forget everything.
This church is the second oldest church in north India, after St. John’s Church, Meerut built in 1819-1821. Lies on the Mall Road. Christ Church is among the important attraction places to visit in Shimla. The architecture of Christ Church built in Neo-Gothic Style, Which is the allurable point of attraction in Shimla.
Annadale is known for the majority of attraction points and among the best places to visit in Shimla. Annandale has an amazing golf course, Indian Army Museum, Cactus museum and playground which gives the perfect rejuvenating purpose to spend holidays.
Gorton Castle is originally constructed back in 19th century in the year 1901-04 by Col. Sir Swinton Jacob. Gorton Castle is a heritage monument which crosses a century old and was built during the Colonial era. Currently used as an office for the Accountant General by Himachal Government.
The Bhoj Fair is a three-day event, celebrate in the honor of Lord Parshuram, Lord Banshur/ Lord Bansor, and Lord Kilbaruand. Held in November every year, it is dedicated primarily to the commanding deity or the Kul Devta of the community.
Besides Bhoj Fair, in Shimla, they celebrate other fair including Bharara Fair and Lavi Fair.
Mall Road – Most Destinated Among Places Visit In Shimla
Mall Road is known as the main Mall Road is the main street in Shimla, Speciality in Mall Road they won’t allow any vehicle on road expect the emergency time. This colony was built by Britishers. It has huge numbers of departmental stores, shops, cafes, and restaurants. Most sold items from Mall Roads are especially woolen clothes due to cold factor, pottery item, wooden products made by localities and Jewellery.
Toy Train To Kalka
Toy train to Kalka which is 2m and 16inch narrow gauge which traveled from mountains and valleys from Kalka to Shimla. During British time, Shimla was their capital city in the summertime. The Kalka-Shimla station built by British, India, which is entitled as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kurfi – Among The Best Attraction Places To Visit In Shimla
Kurfi is a small hill station lies 20 away from Shimla. Its famous for scenic and panoramic views of 2,000 miles of the great Himalayan view. A favorite destination for Ski Lovers, trekker and hiking trails.
Skiing in Kurfi
What makes the north region special from the rest of India is the snowfall. So if you are a lover of ice skating or wanna give your first try, this place is perfect for you.
Since beside North, you can’t get enough snowfall from the rest of India.
Theog is a town and a municipal committee situated at 32 km away from Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It’s among the fifth ghat (Ridge).
In western Shimla, scandal point lies where the two important roads of the city intersect ie Mall Road and The Ridge. Scandal point is known for saddening facts with unsolved mystery of Maharaj Bhupendra Singh who was known as womanizer and extrovert, known for having wives.
The Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
Shimla has various heritage site which is still preserved some of the building are “Tudorbethan architecture style”, The former Viceregal Lodge which was Britisher’s residence now turn to Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and the Wildflower Hall became a luxury hotel, are some of the famous ones.
Lakkar Bazar is a local market of Shimla mostly popular for wooden handicraft, wooden toys, and souvenirs, made by localities who is a Sikh carpenter from Hoshiyarpur during partition. Lakkaar Bazar is famous around the world for it handmade stuff.
Tattapani is quint place with picturesque environment nested in the arms of mountains. Lies 60km from Shimla. Tattapni means hot water in Hindi(Garam Pani) which flow on the bank of Sutlej, which is most destinated place in Himachal Pradesh due to religious aspects. Beside Tattapani, you can do activities like trekking, river rafting, and rock climbing
Himalayan Bird Park
This bird park of a Himalayan lie in Shimla exhibit different exotic birds and Spices, the park is pretty small but have a pleasant environment and huge spices of exotic birds. Apart from birds, they also have a gigantic collection of flora. It usually opens during summer time.
Naldera which is famous as Naldera Golf Course with 18 holes situated at 22km away from Shimla. It’s among one of the best golf course in Himachal Pradesh.
You can get even stay in Naldera apart from playing Golf, Hotels, Resorts are available with amenity with Wifi.
The above places which we have filtered out are based on visitors reviews about the places to visit in Shimla.