Shimla, also known as Simla, is the capital of Himchal Pradesh and was the former summer capital of British India. It is surrounded by lofty green hills with snow capped peaks. People usually come here to escape the summer of their hometown. Shimla has become one of the favorite tourist destinations of people over the years.
Very few people have heard of Jubbal, a three and a half drive out of Shimla brings you to this hill station. It is famous for its apple orchards and the Jubbal Palace which was a palace of the royal family and now has been converted into a hotel.
Shoghi is located 13 kms before Shimla. If you want to stay away from the city rush of Shimla, Shoghi is the perfect secluded spot of paradise in Himachal's hills. It is surrounded by small hamlets and has attractive panoramic views of forests, hills and valleys.
Dharamsala is a renowned seat of Dalai Lama, who has his abode in Mcloedganj of this town. You can get to know about Tibetan culture and learn about Buddhist dharmas and rituals. The place is close to nature and is surrounded by lofty and majestic mountain. It is a best place to spend some time alone as it is a calm and peaceful place.
A cantonment and a town. 77 km away from Shimla, the cantonment was established in the British era, most probably in 1842. It is a small hill station which offers some magnificent vistas. One can enjoy the walk on the narrow roads of Kasauli, enjoying the serene atmosphere among the beautiful mountains.