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Shimla: A Mesmerizing Spot

1st Dec 2014

Ritz From Sky

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Ritz Shimla

Photo of Ritz Shimla by Saurabh Shukla

Shimla Hills

Photo of Shimla Hills by Saurabh Shukla

Mall Road

Photo of Mall Road by Saurabh Shukla

Kalka Shimla Highway

Photo of Kalka Shimla Highway by Saurabh Shukla

IIAS Shimla

Photo of IIAS Shimla by Saurabh Shukla

One of the most famous tourist destinations of India, Shimla located in Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill station. Also known as Simla, your travel to this place will be one event of your life that you shall never forget. This beautiful hill station derives its name from "Goddess Shyamla", who is supposed to be an avatar of Goddess Kali. This lovely hill station was 'discovered' by the British who immediately fell in love with this place. Infact, they went to the extent of declaring Shimla as their summer capital. Read about Shimla tourism and know more about Simla travel.

Shimla abounds in natural bounty and looks picture perfect. The small hill station amidst the lofty snow-clad Himalayan ranges, surrounded by lakes and lush green pastures look as though an artist has painted them. The unique thing about Shimla is that it still retains its colonial charm and this creates an ambience that is not found anywhere else in India. Shimla is one tourist destination that can be visited any time during the year. Summers are warm with cool and pleasant evenings while winters are bone chilling and the temperatures can fall below zero. But this difference is what makes Shimla all the more special!