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With the charm of weather at high altitudes, snow-capped peaks, lush green valleys, gushing rivers, steep gorges and exotic flora; India is definitely one of those places you must visit.

These hill stations in India provide solitude, healthy weather and striking views.

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Shimla

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(370 km / 9 hours drive from Delhi)

Standing at an elevation of 2159 m, it's being described as one of the most popular hill resorts in the country. One may experience its terrific tranquility which attracts thousands of tourists every year. Most of the region of Shimla happens to be the Mall as it's always crowded with tourists. Overlooking the huge peaks of Himalayas, tourism in Shimla is always occupied with beautiful luster and adventure sports and freaks.

Life moves on irrespective and so does Shimla. One might have seen a dizzy 60s hill town which displayed the ecstatic art of Bollywood stars and one might have also seen it in the 90s when it took a solemn look as the impact of over-development. And now you see the 21st century hill station which taking protective measures for its heritage and environment.
The Mall, Shimla

Tourist Attractions In Shimla
Chadwick Falls :
Falling from a height of 67 m, Chadwick Falls nestles between clogged woods and it's always advisable to visit it after the monsoons, as the view of this aquatic luster is in its bloom. The best time to visit the site is during July to October. However there are some ancient temples near the falls which too attracts loads of tourists.

The Mall:
Famously described as the heart of Shimla, which is always crowded with people who loves moving and shopping around. The place is always filled up with domestic and international tourists. Thus it carries a reputation of being the hill station's biggest attraction.

Christ Church
Built in 1846-1857, the church stands tall dominating a ridge, and is regarded as the second oldest church all over North India. It being an important landmark in Shimla and its artifacts like its treated glass windows and clocks, though not working anymore, add to its appearance and attracts tourists in bunches.

Summer Hill
1 km from Boilaeuganj, Summer Hill is located at an altitude of 1,283 m, and is the most pleasing spot on Shimla-Kalka Railway line. It's calm and placid surroundings are perfect for shadowed walks over the region.

Elysium Hill
Housing the wood trade and the popular Auckland House, which was used as the mansion house by Viceroy Lord Auckland once. As for today, the House is utilized as popular girls academy . The hill is also recognized through its Stirling Castle, which is being used as an orphans' asylum for Tibetan children and a protective covering for locally colonized Tibetan outlanders.

Shimla State Museum
Located on top of a hill, above the Chaura Maidan at Shimla, it nestles in a colonial building, known as Inverarm. The Shimla State Museum contains a large accumulation of glorious paintings, sculptures, coins, handicrafts, photos, etc of not only the state of Himachal Pradesh but outside too. Since past so many years it have been one of the major tourist attractions in Shimla.

Popular Excursions From Shimla
Chail:
Carrying its reputation of being India's smallest hill station, it lies 40 km from Shimla. Offering various attractions such as Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, Maharaja's Place, Cricket Ground, Sadhupul, Kandaghat etc. It is a perfect hideout for nature lovers. For adventure freaks it offers various adventure sports too.

Kufri:
Situated 19 km from Shimla, Kufri is very popular among visitors, due to its natural magnificence, enchanting sceneries with snow covered hills and region. It is among the best hill stations providing excellent sports and adventure facilities. Annual Sports Fest that is held in the month of February every year is world wide famous and generates loads of tourist and adventure freaks from different part of the world.

Tattapani Tattapani
This fantastic hill station for nature admirers, is located 51 km from Shimla. Known for its natural appearance and adventure sports such as Fishing ,Trekking, and Rafting. Located at an elevation of 656m, it offers perfect environmental condition for tourists in both seasons either summer or winter.

Mashobra:
Mashobra, lies 12 km from Shimla, at an elevation of a 8250 ft and is throughout the world famous for Asia's biggest watershed with the water basins of the Indus on one side and the Ganga on the another.

Most of the region is covered with woods like Oak, Deodar, Pine and Apples and other richly available flora.

Wild Flower Hall:
13 km from Shimla, lying on the Mahasu range is the Wild Flower Hall situated at a height of 2498 m. Housed among beautiful wooded surroundings, it dominates an exciting eye shots of the snow. Though it got damaged in a fire in 1993, it serves as a hotel today and attracts many tourists who wish to revisit the magnificence of a departed era.

Travel Information Of Shimla
Nearest Airport: Shimla have its own airport called Jubbarhatti, which lies 23 km from the main city center. Flights to New Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu operate on a daily basis.

Nearest Railway Station: The nearest railway station that connects Shimla to neighboring states is at Kalka (96 km). Although there is a narrow gauge that connects Shimla to Kalka. One can board train to all major cities like Delhi, Kolkata and Amristar from Kalka.

Reaching By Road: Accessible throughout the year from all major cities and town by road with all kinds of services available on the road.

Important Facts About Shimla
Location Area – 25 sq. km
Altitude – 2159 m above sea level
Attractions Waterfalls, Lakes, Gardens, Woods, Snow Covered Region, Calm & Placid Environment.
Ideal For Adventure Sports, Meditation, Honeymooning and Family and Friends Vacations.
STD Code 0166
Best Time To Visit April-June and October-February