Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is also known as Simla. It is one of the most popular tourist places in India which offers the wonderful experience of holidays full of adventure. A sky-high mountain covered with snow, pine forest and apple orchard create a joyous feeling and embrace the beauty of this place.
The hot summer season when the Indian plains begin to boil many young people and even families travel to Shimla and the another huge season for Shimla comes during the post-wedding season when many of honeymoon couples come up to see the attractions in Shimla region.
Tourist places to visit at Shimla
There are plenty of places to visit in Shimla that will leave you fascinating. Some of the places mentioned below:
- Arki Fort
- Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
- Scandal Point
- Jakhoo Temple
- Christ Church
- The Mall Road
Add a thrill to your Shimla trip by trying trekking in one of these locations.
- Jalori Pass
Food of Shimla
In web-like lanes, food of Shimla promises to satisfy your cravings. From tangy fruit chaats and dissipated pastries to Victorian-style fine dining and steaming north-Indian fare, eating out in Shimla is an experience in itself. As you walk around Mall Road sampling delicious delicacies, decadent Indian sweets and local favorites, you realize that this cunning hill station offers a charming culinary experience like no other.
- Sita Ram and Sons: This is one of the best and famous place for Chana Bhatura near Kakkar bazar
- Kewal Da Dhaba: Overwhelming the British Viceroys of Shimla, this tea stall nestled in the thick forests of the Chaura Maidan.
- Book Cafe: Newly opened cafe serves coffee and a variety of snacks and beverages with amzamaz views of the surrounding mountains.The cafe’s daily operations are run by four convicted criminals who are serving life term at the Kaithu jail near Shimla. The cafe also has a mini-library from where you can pick a book of your choice.
Best time to visit Shimla: October to June
One of the most stunning regions of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla has a wonderful neighborhood to explore. If you are searching for some interesting places near Shimla to spend a weekend or two, you can choose from the quite Kasauli, the solitary Naldhera, the very tempting Chail or the lesser-explored Solan. Kufri, though more touristy than the other places, is, of course, one of the favorites.