Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India (with photos)

Shimla (Hindi: शिमला ), the capital city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the most beautiful hill station in India. Located on the north west of the Himalayas at a height of 2200 meters, its covered by the forest of pine & oak trees. Climate is pleasant during summer & cold & snowy during winters.

View of Shimla city

Another view of Shimla city

Getting there:

By Road:
Its around 350 km from New Delhi (7-8 Hrs journey)
Route: New Delhi -- NH1 -- Ambala City -- NH22 -- Shimla
Its around 120 km from Chandigarh

By Rail:
The nearest broad guage railway station is Kalka, from Kalka to Shimla its a narrow guage, this scenic route is one of the most beautiful railway route & its been recently granted the UNESCO world heritage site.

By Air:
Shimla has an Airport which has flight connectivity to major cities like New Delhi & Mumbai. Chandigarh which is the other nearest option has flight connectivity to all major cities in India.

Mountains on the outskirts of Shimla

Oak & pine tree mountains in the out skirts of Shimla

Places of interest:
* Mall road (shopping market in Shimla)
* The ridge
* Jakhu Temple
* Kufri Point (16 km from Shimla )
* State Museum

Another view of the mountains

Woodville Palace is a very good option for a mid range hotel. Its a Palace converted to hotel, price range is 3000 - 5000 Rs

Snow covering on the way to Kufri

Another view on the way to Kurfi

Me looking at different mountains thru telescope on the Kurfi point


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