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Shimla Travel Guide

Simla the capital of himachal Pradesh is a major tourist attraction of north India. From the inner cozy life to the wild outdoor life with horses, streams, twisting lanes, everything seems to be pulling you towards this place. The glittering purity of the mornings here makes every day a new one. The houses, the people will make you feel like your own home, as they are simple and warm and very much attached to their heritage and culture.

The huge tourism here dates back to its history as it was the summer capital for the Britishers. It has an exceptional colonial charm and the stunning hills around this place make it all the more beautiful. The scenic landscape, the wonderful weather and the more relaxed social norms will make you fall in love with this place. Apart from being the government seat, simla also welcomes passion, love, drinking, gambling. The Mall road is the centre of all this licentious behavior. It is a different life from the metropolitan cities.

The things to do:-

  • Simla is definitely a break from the boring plains with the hills offering adventurous exercises like trekking, skiing and rock climbing.
  • For enhancing your knowledge about the colonial architecture, monuments like Christ church, Viceregal Lodge, Gorton Castle are there.
  • There are dozens of small travel places around like Summer Hill, Prospect Hill, Chadwick Falls, Tara Devi, Chharabra and others.
  • The two famous getaways from simla are kasauli and chail. You can retire to these places for a calm and undisturbed stay. Other roads lead west to the Kangra and Chamba valleys, north to Kullu and Lahaul valleys, and east to Kinnaur and Spiti Valley. South of it lay the lower districts of Solan and Sirmaur.
  • Simla is also a storehouse of many festivals like Christmas, Baisakhi, Rhyali, and Contemporary Carnivals. Each festival is associated with the fairs and is celebrated in a grand manner.

Transportation Facility

  • Simla is an approachable place as many means of transportation are available. You can get in simla by a bus or a cab.
  • The trains are also running that leave you at the station in the Cart road. You can take a train from Kalka as it’s very near to simla.
  • Getting in simla is more comfortable from Delhi as a number of flights are there to take you.

The Climate

The best time to travel to Simla is in autumn, when the days are warm and bright and the nights crisp and cool. Summer sees a growing tourist population, so you might want to avoid this time.