Top 16 Places to visit in Shimla

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Best things to do in Shimla and sightseeing in Shimla

Once known as Shyamala, synonymous with Goddess Kali, Shimla has been a summer retreat long before India even gained independence. This famous hill station similarly has a lot of places and things to see untouched by time. For instance, take a vintage joy ride from Kalka station to Shimla in a charming toy train that will take you through towering Deodars, hills and villages. Shimla truly comes alive during winters when a blanket of snow covers it all over making every nook and corner gleam and glisten. One such place is the ice skating rink (natural ice) near Lakkar Bazaar that opens from November to December. More winter sports include skiing, which can be enjoyed 21 km from Shimla in Kufri. Adventure activities such as rafting at Tattapani or a trek to Shali Tibba and Pabbar Valley are also worthwhile experiences. If you are fond of haunted stories and interested in having your own spooky adventure, you'll love Shimla. A lot of people including the renowned Rudyard Kippling (in 'My Own True Ghost Story) have written various eerie stories set around Shimla. A place known most for giving many people the jeepers-creepers is the Charleville Mansion. Another time travelling portal is the antique bookstore, Marina Brothers, located on Mall Road, which is truly a reader and collector's paradise. There are many luxury and budget hotels here, meaning you'll never fall short of options. Popular places to eat include Wake & Bake, Ashiana, Cecil and Minchy's that serve commendable Indian and multi-cuisine dishes and delicious gourmet food.

Christ Church Shimla - Shimla

Found at the Ridge, this church was built sometime between 1846 and 1857and is the oldest church in all of North India. The church was designed by Colonel J.T Boileau and had a clock tower recently added in 1860. A new porch followed in 1873. This church stands to remind one of the developments brought about during the British Raj and is symbolic of the marvelous architectural feats of the era. The place is done up in a neo-Gothic style and one is sure to pay a visit here to spend some moments in prayer.
More than religious facts this church is famous as a face of Shimla. A beautiful Architecture shows the richness level of British Era in India.
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


It is located at the Ridge road and is said to be the second oldest church of North India. The stained window glasses represent faith, hope, charity and patience.
Nancy Nance

763 Followers, 187 Reviews


This is the second oldest church of North India, built in 1857 during British Colonial times. This is the perfect example of architectural influence of the British raaj in India. A very peaceful place, with little whispers and occasional Church Bells, it's a nice getaway from the hustle of the city. The prayers are conducted both in Hindi and English, and since it was Christmas time, the beauty of the place was worth it.
Suhani Khurana

178 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
Soak in the serenity
Open Hours
All the days of the week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Budget
Free of charge

Mall Road - Shimla

The Mall Road in Ludhiana is like a shopping district of the very urbanized city. There are a number of large shopping malls out here and a paradise for shopaholics. There are shops for everything and of every size. It is impossible that you do not get a stuff you want over here. The best part above all is that things are so reasonably priced here that bargaining is not much needed. Tha malls on the other hand are where you will get all top brands and latest fashion stuff. This street is also lined with the best restaurants and eateries of the whole city. All of these features make Mall Road a very important landmark of Ludhiana.
The famous location of Shimla is the main shopping hub of the town, which offers a number of restaurants, clubs, banks, bars post offices and tourist offices. It also houses the famous Gaiety Theatre which is the famous ancient theatre in Shimla. The mall road has two main meeting points that is the ridge and the scandal points. This place was built by the British which is the hosting place to several cultural activities nowadays. People can meet numerous visitors and tourists who visit these places to enjoy lightened talks and share emotional feeling amidst the most beautiful environs of Shimla. The mall road runs parallel to the ridge and it bends at the Lakkar Bazaar which is the famous market for wood crafts and furniture. The mall road is the best place to grab some excellent souvenirs such as embroidered shawls, caps, Pahari paintings and so on. We also saw the statues of Lala Lajpat Rai, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and also of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the founder of the state Himachal Pradesh. We also had an excellent experience of using special type of hoist while moving from low land to top in Shimla. It was told the specially designed hoist was build by British to suit their requirements. One should avail the opportunity to ride.
Sattanurupa Saha

227 Followers, 37 Reviews


Mall road, shopping places, local food and me being a girl. Doesn't that sound like a perfect story? Family holidays are all about buying gifts for your loved ones, taking home local things as souvenir, and enjoying the beauty of the place. There was a cool breeze and the sun too. We had to take those rickety stairs since the elevator was not working. We reached the road which much to my surprise had been totally commercialized with all sorts of branded showrooms set up. We visited so many shops, some of them selling Shimla made shawls, handicrafts and wooden items. We ate local food at the Trishul Bakery and took home biscuits and cookies for the whole family. The monkeys, typical to all hill stations in India, accompanied us and became our tour guide :D
Suhani Khurana

178 Followers, 3 Reviews


Too crowded and run of the mill shops and attractions, but great places to eat at. It was an average experience. However there are some great cafes here, which I unfortunately wasn't able to visit this time.
Charu Mittal

289 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
Communication, shopping
Open Hours
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Budget
N/A

Jakhu Temple - Shimla

If you wish to worship the Hindu God Hamuman when in Shimal then please pay a visit to the Jakhu Temple that is just about 45 minutes away by foot from the famous Mall Road. A number of monkeys inhabit the place and one is warned about food being snatched away from ones hands by these curious inhabitants. Legend tells us that this temple has a mark or footprint of the Lord Hamunan. This shot the temple to instant popularity and it is now a famous tourist hot spot in Himachal Pradesh. Hold on to your children when you visit the temple
2 kms from Shimla, at a height of 8000 ft, Jakhu Hill is the highest peak an offers a beautiful view of the town and of the snow-covered Himalayas. At the top of the Hill, is an old temple of Lord Hanuman (33 meter statue of lord Hanuman which is a master piece, this over takes even the Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro), which is also the home of countless playful monkeys waiting to be fed by all visitors.
ArunaLakshmi Ramu

258 Followers, 2 Reviews


It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is located at the top of the hill, around 2-3 km from the mall road. It can be reached by walking. If you prefer mountain climbing, take a stick and get ready to climb for an hour. Otherwise, you can hire a taxi or a pony to reach the place.
Nancy Nance

763 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Shimla
Things to do
Carry some extra food to give to the monkeys here.
Open Hours
The temple is open all through the week from 7 am in the morning till 8 pm in the evening.
Budget
Free

Hatu Peak - Shimla

Hatu peak is highest peak in Shimla, surrounded by dense woods.
Hatu Peak
DevAshish Singh

8 Followers, 5 Reviews


Hata peak, beyond Har ki Doon Valley.
Deepika Gumaste

314 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
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Budget
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Krish Rauni Resort - Shimla

More famously known as the Apple Orchard Inn, this resort is nestled in n apple orchard overlooking a valley. Snow capped ranges surround the resort here and one can indulge in the amenities offered like free room service, rooms with balconies and fitted with wardrobes and desks, running hot water round the clock, and clean drinking water. The resort has its own restaurant and one can order food to be cooked to ones liking here. Indoor and outdoor activities can also be enjoyed here. You will be happy to have spent your vacation at this place.
Krish-Rauni is for the discerning traveller who's been through the usual hill-station grind and is looking for a slightly more mature experience. For those who think that home stays are about limited menus, less-than-sophisticated surroundings and compromises everywhere - Krish Rauni would be a wake up call. But it would be a misnomer to compare Krish Rauni to usual hotel properties because it is not that. It is a home away from home with attention paid to every slight detail which makes travel enjoyable. It is also about peace, re-generation, relaxation and being in tune with the rhythm of HP(the state). It is close to sight-seeing options which are off the beaten, cliched touristy track. Krish Rauni is a great holiday and we are looking forward to getting back soon.
Charu Mittal

289 Followers, 23 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Indulge in relaxing massages, going on long strolls and doing bird watching.
Open Hours
Check out time is 12 noon here.
Budget
Room tariffs begin as low as INR 2970.00 and can go up to INR 4800.00. However, this depends on your choice of room.

Kufri - Shimla

One thing about Shimla is that you never get tired of seeing the night skies. Yes it might be a hill station/town but what one would never observe is the night skies there are beautiful and for a photographer it can be a dream. Kufri on the other hand was a very different experience as it needed to take a horse to reach the top. Maggi on the top of Kufri made it an icing on the cake.
Vikas Badiger

0 Followers, 7 Reviews


Shimla Heritage Museum - Shimla

This place is really beautiful and stunning. This place is for people who love to visit and watch the historical things. This place is also a knowledgeable place to understand and learn about their past.
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


Indian Institute Of Advanced Study - Shimla

Indian Institue of Advanced Study
DevAshish Singh

8 Followers, 5 Reviews


The Mall - Shimla

The place is abuzz with activity all through the year and is the heart of the town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. While one may want to go shopping here, this place is home to some ver famous malls and shopping complexes like the Hong Kong Market. A number of restaurants and cafes dot the street and one can drop by any of them for a snack and drink. One is reminded of a carnival at The Mall, as the mood is full of fun, frolic, merry making and delicious food. A good thing here is that no vehicles are allowed to play here, so that one can stroll around peacefully without being honked at.
The mall road in Shimla is a good place to relax and roam. It's a pollution and vehicle free zone. This place is famous because tourist love to walk, sit on the benches and relax here. It gives a beautiful view of the valley from ridge road. The Lakkar Bazar is a market where one can get different kinds of wooden craft items.
Nancy Nance

763 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Shimla City
Things to do
For items from the Kullu Valley, this is the place is where you will get them.
Open Hours
The road opens from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Budget
Budget for shopping

Indian Coffee House - Shimla

(Located at Mall Road) The rusty old look of it and thirst for some freshly brewed coffee pulled us in here. The moment you enter in here you will imagine how this place would be looking like during the British rule.
Lavina Pinheiro

5 Followers, 5 Reviews


Scandal Point - Shimla

Most famous place for hangout in Shimla . It is a place where you can find lots of people every time . you can watch whole view of city from there.
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


Lakkar Bazar - Shimla

Lakkar bazaar is a place which is famous due to its world famous Wooden work. you can find lots of wooden made furniture and some other type of wooden made items.
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


Green Valley - Shimla

you can see the richness of lush Green mountains from here. A place where you can spend lots of time with natural beauty and lush green mountains
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


Annandale - Shimla

Annandale is well knwon park in Shimla, famous for walk.
Annadale is located at about 2-3 km away from the Ridge road. The road leading to Annandale provides beautiful scenic views. The main attraction of the place is the Army Museum.
Nancy Nance

763 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Shimla
Things to do
City walk
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Mahasu House - Shimla

Near Mashobra, it offers affordable housing, its about 45mins from Shimla and a haven for people who want to resort from the hustle bustle of the world.
Located in Purani Kothi, this is one great place to put up in.
OnlyPooh

298 Followers, 122 Reviews


Best time to visit
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The Mall Road - Shimla

The Mall Road is famous area in Mussoorie, famous for city walk and shopping.
Mall road basically a Market Place where you can buy anything you want. A beautiful place with local and some other shops and some of them are very popular in India from long time. you can find lots of shops of food , clothings n all.
Rahul Maharishi

35 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
City walk, Shopping
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
NA

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