Shimla – The Queen of hills is the most popular destination for adventurous and nature loving people. It is well known for its lofty mountains, snow capped peaks, pine forests, apple orchards and lots of greenery on hills. The distance from Chandigarh to Shimla is approx. 120 km via NH5, it takes approximately 3 hours 40 mins. to complete the journey of Shimla. The station consists of several sightseeing and tourist attractions ranging from The Ridge, The mall, Christ Church, Jakhoo Temple and many more. So plan your vacations to be the part of the most beautiful destination with hassle free journey.
Places to visit in Shimla
To enjoy the natural beauty of Shimla, there are many tourist attractions and beautiful sights to visit, some of them are as follows.
This is the most popular shopping place in Shimla. It is the centre of all activities and prime attraction among tourists. Mall road consist of many restaurants, cafes, tibetan market, lakkad bazaar and social hangouts. Many localists and tourist enjoy walking in the mall. The core meeting scandal points offer beautiful views of the landscapes. This place is the ‘heart of Shimla’ which looks beautiful in the evening hours with the dazzling lights and crowd of the people.
This is the second oldest church in Northern India with the prominent landmark in Shimla. It is situated on the Ridge. It consists of rich collection of old scriptures, beautiful interior and majestic appearance which represent faith, hope, charity and patience.
The distance of the Jakhoo temple from Shimla is 2kms approx. It is situated on a Jakhoo hill at the height of 8,000 ft. From the top of the temple, visitors can enjoy the beautiful views of the Shivalik mountain range.
This is the small town in the outskirts of Shimla. The distance from the ridge to Shimla is 5kms and is situated at the height of 2,123 meters. This location host the Himachal Pradesh University, which offers postgraduate programmes in humanities, commerce, science, management, law and other courses.