Shimla - The Queen of Hills

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Strung out along a ridge with steep forested hillsides falling away in all directions, the Himachal capital is one of India's most popular hill stations.

Here is the list of top destinations in Shimla that will swing your soul to the core. Check it out! 

The Ridge

The Ridge in Shimla is a large open space offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding hills, located in the center of Shimla. The Ridge is the most photographed wide-open street located on the side of Shimla Mall Road.

Jakhoo Hill

Jakhoo Hill Shimla is a favourite escape for visitors wanting peace and calm from the city far below. Jakhu Hill is known for the Jakhu Temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman. If you peep above the treeline near the Christ Church.

Mall Road

The Shimla Mall Road truly celebrates the spirit of the hilltown. Apart from houses and hotels, the hills are mostly covered by tourist rush. It is a delightful place to enjoy the scenic views of Himalayan Ranges. The Mall Road is a must visit tourist attractions in Shimla, situated in the heart of the city, the Mall Road is a major source of entertainment for tourists of all ages and has become a common place for locals to hang.

Christ Church

Christ Church is one of the important heritage monuments of Shimla. The yellow building of this notable church of Shimla is visible from far off. Christ Church is one of the biggest footprints left by the British on the Indian city of Shimla.

Indian Institute of Advanced Study

The Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla is a must-visit for history and architecture lovers. It was set up by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Summer Hill

The Summer Hill is one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing of the seven hills which make up Shimla, Summer Hill is a place that offers its tourists an exceptional holiday experience with a soothing environment.


Also known as one of the most sought-after tourist destinations, less than 20km from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is a must-visit spot for tourists of all ages. A haven for skiing enthusiasts, this picturesque retreat lying at the foothills of the Himalayas.


Annandale is a famous playground and race-course in Shimla, also known as the playground of the city, which is located 4 km away from the The Ridge.

Shimla State Museum

The state museum shimla is a best historical and archeological place to visit. Consists of many tools and weapons of historic era and collection of ancient historical sculptures, paintings, coins, handicrafts, photos, and other items.


Today, Chail is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. This magnificent Himalayan abode also boasts being home to the world's highest cricket ground and a heritage.

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