As a mesmerizing hill station, Shimla attracts a large number of tourists by a number of beautiful places to visit in Shimla. You can name some of the best places to see in Shimla as The Ridge, The Mall Lakkar Bazaar, Jakhu Hanuman Temple, St. Micheal’s Cathedral, The Glen, Annandale, Bhargaon (4 km), Prospect Hill and Kamna Devi (6 km), Sankat Mochan (7 km), Chadwick Falls (8 km), Tara Devi (11 km) and Mashobra (12 km), among others. These Tourist Places mainly in Shimla have been the centre of tourist attractions in Shimla for centuries. Some of the top most popular places to visit in Shimla are described below:
Situated at the top of Jakhu hill, this is a Lord Hanuman temple. Along with visiting the temple you can get a panoromic view of Shivalik ranges and Sanjauli town from the hill top. The temple is 2 kms from the Ridge and located at a height of 2455 meteres. The 108 feet tall idol of Lord Hanuman located at the top of the hill is a big attraction for tourists. According to the legend that surrounds this temple, Lord Hanuman mainly stopped at this spot to take some rest before resuming his search for the SanjeevaniBooti to revive Lord Lakshman.
The golf courses of Shimla are very popular, who just want to relax and play golf in leisure time. You can find wide ranges of golf courses in Shimla, which are very much popular with the class. Like Naldehra and Annadale. Naldehra is always one of the best and the oldest golf courses in India. So, the scenic course bears resemblance to the Scottish links courses, is located about 22 km from Shimla. Annadale, the nine-hole golf course is managed by the army.
Tattapani is mainly located at a distance of 50 Km from Shimla.Tattapani means’hot water’, this chain of sulphur springs gushes out hot water on the River Sutlej.These hot waters came out from different places on the river bed at Tattapani.Considered of possessing medicinal values, it is believed that a dip in the hot water can cure skin diseases, joint pains and fatigue.
The Mall road in Shimla is the most important tourist destination that enfolds many hotels, restaurants, clubs, bars, banks, shops, offices, post offices and many tourist offices. Here people can enjoy everything by walking as vehicles are not allowed on this road for a clean environment.
Narkanda hill station is mainly at a distance of 60 kilometers from Shimla. It is always an ideal getaway for people who seek relaxation within undisturbed and tranquil location.There are many places near Narkanda that are worth the visit. The important destinations are Hatu peak, Kacheri, Kotgarh and Thanedhar, Jallori pass etc.
Viceregal Lodge is also located on the Observatory hill, one of the seven hills of Shimla. The building was constructed as a resident place of Lord Dufferin, the Viceroy of India. The main architecture of the building was simply amazing as it was designed in famous Jacobethan style.
Kufri is the best place for adventure seekers. It is famous for its trekking and hiking trails, It is 13 km from Shimla. Kufri is mainly famous for its nature parks and picnic spots. The weather in Kufri is alpine. Annual winter sports is a major attractions for skiing enthusiasts and adventure tourists to participate in this festival. Hence, during summer Kufri is like any other destination around Shimla where guests seek some space and peace away from crowded Shimla.
Hence, dont’t spoil your summer vacations and make a family trip to Shimla.