Shimla : The snow city
Shimla at a Glance
The British empire may have ceased to exit, but its echo lingers on in Shimla (2205m). As the Summer Capital of the British in India, Shimla was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions making it one of India's most popular hill resort. Situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan mountains, it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities.
This capital city is endowed with natural surroundings that offer a breathtaking view from almost all locations within. Besides lush green hills and snow-clad peaks, Shimla exudes a strong colonial vibe. Heritage buildings, charming iron lamp posts and quaint cafes, all have a wonderful story to tell. You may visit the market to buy souvenirs and discovering new cuisines. You may even check out Scandal Point, associated with the former Maharaja of Patiala's escapades, and other interesting tourist spots.