Shimla – Abode of the Gods

Shimla is one of the most visited tourist spots in the country and also the cosiest among all hill stations. It is important for every person, irrespective of age and gender to visit this part of the country at least once in their lifetime. As a matter of fact, Shimla is visited by tourists not only from within the country, but also from abroad. Such is the growing popularity of this location in the tourist industry. It is also called popularly as the Abode of the Gods!

Why visit Shimla?


Aptly known as ‘Queen of Hills’, it is Himachal Pradesh state’s capital and had once served the British as their summer capital. It is a quaint little hill station that is regarded to be another Himalayan paradise before it was discovered during the early 19th century by the British.

This city is located to the South West of the Himalaya, with a height of about 2200m, above sea level. This city has been established on seven important hills, which are the Inveram Hill, Observatory Hill, Prospect Hill, Jakhoo Hill, Elysium Hill, Summer Hill and Bantony Hill. Some of the best ranked star hotels also are located in this city and its outskirts, serving ideally to those who value style and money. Few older hotels here have retained its colonial architecture.

 The hotels here, be it the luxury or the budgeted ones can be found to be booked throughout the year. Hence, it is advisable for tourists of all categories to book their hotels well in advance to avoid later disappointments. At the same time, it will be useful to book Delhi to Shimla car rental from the reputed travel agents in the country.

Top places to visit when in Shimla
  • Summer Hills: It is regarded to be an exceptionally beautiful and picturesque town that is located at a height of about 1283m. This place is just few kilometres from Ridge Road, by the way to Kalka. It is also away from Shimla’s hustle-bustle life and is enclosed by the quiet hills. It is regarded to be quite ideal for those who prefer quiet, long walks and cherish solitude and good company.
  • Jakhoo Hill: It is considered to be Shimla’s highest peak, located at an altitude of about 8,000 ft. This hill is visited mainly by natural lovers and pilgrims alike. There has been built recently a big statue of Hanumanji along with Jakhoo temple. Reaching the temple takes just about 30 minutes. One can easily book Delhi cab service to visit the temple and get the darshan of the mighty lord.
  • Chadwick Falls: It is a popular waterfall that is enclosed by dense forest having lush green pine and deodar trees, which enhances the location’s overall beauty and looks.
  • Lakkhar Bazaar: It is a colourful market popular for variety of unique items like handicrafts, woollen apparels, Kullu shawls and dry fruits. It is indeed a shopping paradise.
In short, a well-planned trip is sure to bear fruit and help the tourist to enjoy Shimla and its surroundings immensely.
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