As you all know Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful states in India. So, today I am going to share about one more beautiful and stunning place on the earth, Shimla. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and popularly known as the “Queen of Hills”. Today in this article I am going to share about Best 9 Places To Explore in Shimla Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is famous for its Ridge, Mall road, summer hill and many other tourist spots. So, without wasting time…. Let’s Explore!
Here is the list of the Best 9 Places To Explore in Shimla Himachal Pradesh
1. The Ridge
The Ridge is the heart of Shimla and one of the centres of attraction for tourists. This is a very wide open space and is used to organize various events and Government functions. The Ridge is a famous place in Shimla where summer festival is held in the month of April and May. The Ridge is surrounded by beautiful hills and green valleys which increase its beauty and aura.
The mall road, Christ Church, scandal point, Lakkar bazaar are the few options that are near to the Ridge. There are many statue and podiums are there which attracts the tourists. This place is open throughout the year.
2. Green Valley
Green Valley is the most beautiful place for nature lovers and nature photographers. No doubts, it is a very famous tourist spot also and attracts the tourist with its natural beauty. As its name, the valley is surrounded by beautiful hills and the lavish greenery here really is the centre of attraction.
Green Valley is also open throughout the year but the best time to visit this place is during the summertime. This place is known for its endless natural beauty and despite that many people are enticed by this natural beauty. Green valley is the perfect shooting place for Nature Photographers or nature lovers.
3. Jakhoo Hill
Jakhoo hill is famous for the Lord Hanuman’s highest statue and for monkeys also. This statue is visible from the Ridge but to reach this place will take more time. The location of Jakhoo hill is at the highest level in Shimla. At the top of Jakhoo hill, the beautiful Hanuman temple is there where people visit to worship the Lord Hanuman.
The Lord Hanuman is popularly known as the God of monkeys and hence the monkeys rule over there. You should be careful about monkeys when you will visit that place. Carry your belongings carefully and try not to make eye contact with monkeys. Besides this, it is a very lovely and peaceful place for nature lovers.
4. Christ Church
Christ Church is located near Ridge and mall road. It is one of the most prevalent places among tourists. The Christ Church is an excellent architectural monument. It is constructed in the British time so that the admirers of Christianity can oblige almighty Jesus.
The Christ Church got more popularity due to the Ridge and Mall road. No doubts it’s a beautiful monument due to which increases the beauty of Mall road and the Ridge of Shimla. The antique British sculpture is showcased with the help of this Church.
5. The Annandale
Annandale is one of the oldest places in Shimla where the British used to play cricket and Polo. This park is about 3.5 Kilometres from the Ridge. But now this place is also used as helipad and mainly converted into small Golf court.
This area falls under the Indian army. Annandale is surrounded by the deodar trees which make it more beautiful. Annandale Park is open throughout the year for visitors.
6. Summer Hill
Summer Hill is an extremely striking tourist spot in Shimla. It is located at a height of 1283 meters from sea level. Summer hill is 5 Kilometres away from the famous Ridge. This place is surrounded by the peace and splendour of quiet hills, which attracts tourists.
Summer Hill is open throughout the year due to its pleasing climate. Summer hill is a flawless and peaceful place for nature lovers and for those who love to adore the walk in such a peaceful hill station.
Kufri is located around 20 kilometres away from the Shimla and known for its beauty during winters and snowfalls. This place is popular for adventurous activities like skiing, hiking, horse-riding etc. it is the best place to visit near Shimla and specially in winter season it attracts many adventure lovers.
The best time to visit this place is in the month of December to march so that you can adventurous activities.
8. Mall Road
Mall road is nearer to the Ridge and is available with various shopping options, restaurants, cafes’ and many local and traditional shops.
The place is very beautiful and you would love to have a walk through it. Mall Road is near to the ridge and is a perfect place to enjoy the ultimate view of hills. The place is open throughout the year.
9. Shimla To Kalka Toy Train
Shimla is a place where you can enjoy the ride of toy train from Shimla to Kalka and it takes about 5 hours to reach Kalka from Shimla. The Kalka Shimla railway was built in 1898 by British to connect to various places.
The journey from Shimla to Kalka will give you immense pleasure when it passes around the beautiful and natural sceneries and slopes. You can enjoy theShimla to Kalka journey throughout the year but the best time to enjoy the journey is winter season.