Surrounded by pine, deodar and oak forests; Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and one of India's most popular hill stations. It was also once the summer capital of British India in the pre-Independence era. Situated at an height of 7,238 ft, Shimla receives tourists throughout the year. Shimla derives its name from Shyamala Devi, who is considered an incarnation of the goddess Kali. In the early 19th century, her temple used to exist in the dense forest covering the Jakhu Hill. Shimla is ideally located. Though there is an air service to the town, but it is ideal to arrive to this beautiful hill station by road and soak in the charms of the picturesque countryside and majestic mountains.
The picturesque Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties that one can think of. From majestic green hills, scenic locations, snow-capped peaks to spectacular structures made during the colonial era. What makes Shimla so charming is the fact that this hill station still retains its colonial heritage. You can still find the grand old buildings, gabled roofs, charming iron lamp posts, beautiful gardens and so much more.
Shimla became the summer capital of the British Raj during the latter half of the 19th century. civil servants, merchants and the soldiers of the British army used to come here to unwind and get relief from the scorching heat of the plains. You can find plenty of British structures in Shimla such as Gaiety Theatre, the Viceregal lodge, Gorton Castle, Peterhoff house, Auckland House and so on. All these structures remind of colonial era gone by. Shimla has bear witness to various historical events. For instance, the famous Shimla Pact between India and Pakistan was signed here only.
Shimla is famed for its scenic beauty, architectural buildings, wooden crafts and apples. The Mall is the main attraction of the town which is packed with shops and eateries. Besides there are museums, library, church, gardens, temples and lots more. Everything in this quaint hill station has a unique charm and never fails to impress the tourists. Locals are friendly and people speak Pahari, Hindi and English language.
Let’s have a look at some of the top attractions in Shimla. Shimla packages include a range of tourist places that include:
March - February is the best time to visit Shimla
Winter in Shimla (October - February)
Summer in Shimla (March - June)
Monsoon in Shimla (July - September)
Shimla tour packages start from Rs. 3000 per person. The pricing depends upon your travel time, season, accommodation choice, and the number of travellers. Our Shimla packages are customized for all kinds of tourists. You can find Shimla holiday packages for honeymooners, backpackers, nature lovers, and all kinds of tourists.
What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to the cool environs of Shimla, relax and have a time of your life!